A Stanford professor argues that procrastinating isn't so bad--as long as you do it right.Usually we think of procrastination as a bad habit to kick or a personal flaw that needs to be overcome with sheer willpower and a touch of self-trickery. But according to a new book, that's the entirely wrong way to look at the tendency to put things off until the last possible minute. John Perry, a professor of philosophy at Stanford University and the author of The Art of Procrastination, recently explained his out-of-the-box thinking on procrastination in an essay for The Wall Street Journal. Procrastinators aren't actually slackers, he writes; they just have a different way of doing things:Are procrastinators truly unproductive? In most cases, the exact opposite is true
You might not be on a national stage like Mitt Romney and President Obama, but you can take some cues from the pros. Here’s how to win even the most casual debate.With the first televised debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney upon us, I thought I’d pass along some tips for winning your next debate. Sure, you might not be on a national stage, but whether that debate occurs in the question-and-answer period after a speech, with a fellow panelist in front of a crowd, or in a new business meeting, you can take some cues from the pros. My decades of work in public relations have taught me a few things about wooing the crowd, and besting your opponent (while staying humble). Here’s how it’s done:Gather your thoughts before you deliver the zinger.When I media train an Inc.