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This Is How Creative Leaders Decorate Their Offices for Success

It’s no secret that successful people need a system for setting goals. Successful creatives, however, choose to do things with artistic flair. Enter …

Creativity

Watch Out For These Facebook Advertising Mistakes (They Could Be Costing You) | Inc.com

So you're using Facebook ads to promote your brand online? That's a good move, given that Facebook ads are affordable when compared against the cost of advertising on other online properties.<p>Unfortunately, it's easy to use that affordability as an excuse to just let the ads run without careful …

AdWords

How to Overcome the 2 Biggest Obstacles to Creativity | Inc.com

Creative professionals tend to have a reputation for being difficult. The truth, according to Harvard Business Review is that, "There is a profile for good leaders, and a profile for creative people -- and they are rather different."<p>We can't expect our creative employees to have the same …

Why Your Leadership Matters | Inc.com

The Presidential inauguration is a powerful reminder that leadership really does matter. At the beginning of the day, it's all about possibilities. <b>At the end of the day, it's all about results.</b><p>In today's ultra-competitive marketplace, good results aren't good enough. To win, you need to produce …

Leadership

Isaac Asimov Published 500 Books and Never Suffered From Writer's Block. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

<i>This article appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>Isaac Asimov is widely known as one of the greatest authors of science fiction. His <i>Foundation</i> series is a classic of the genre. In <i>I, Robot</i>, he crafted his famous Three Laws of Robotics. He even coined the term "robotics."<p>For these and many other books, Asimov …

3 Ways to Engage Unhappy Employees Before They Quit | Inc.com

By the time companies find their way to me to deliver a keynote to their employees about workplace engagement and empowerment, many of their top young professionals have already checked out beyond repair. In other words, they've made up their mind that they're quitting their job and leaving for …

Employee Engagement

Why Purpose Should Last 100 Years (at Least) | Inc.com

A lot of things can happen in the span of a few years.<p>Your business could suddenly expand or contract. Presidents and governing bodies of your country can change. Economies can rise and fall. But throughout the changing times, your brand purpose should remain steadfast.<p>But wait a minute, you might …

How to keep the fun in your office | Inc.com

Stop & Smell The Scrabble<p>Take the time to schedule fun into your daily life at work. If you're the boss, this can be as simple as asking your assistant to pencil an hour or even a half an hour into your week. Taking time out when creativity is low can reinvigorate your team and creates a unique …

France Launches New Startup Visa Program (and Americans Love It) | Inc.com

After the U.K.'s big Brexit pushes London toward the fringes, many are wondering which European capital will rise as the E.U.'s next big startup hub. Here's one check for Paris<b>.</b><p>The French Ministry for Economy and Finance last week announced the extension of its "Passeport Talent" program, which was …

Startups

When Should You Take on an Investor vs. a Loan ? | Inc.com

I have always been a big proponent of the principle that at whatever stage a company is in, when there is a need for capital it is wise to consider both debt and equity alternatives and then decide which is best for you.<p>I have an inherit bias towards debt. It's almost always cheaper then equity if …

How to Map Your Customer's Journey | Inc.com

<b>Discovery</b>. Simply put, how are your ideal customers finding your business today? If you don't know, the good news is that there is plenty of data available to answer this question. 67% of any buyer's journey is now done digitally, and this means an increasing reliance on data to drive decisions. …

CEO Secrets: How to make a small business really big

Think about how you can "scale up" your company from the moment you set it up. That's one piece of recurring advice we've been hearing on CEO Secrets, our series where we ask prominent bosses to share their business advice.<p>But what's it like to turn a very small company into a huge, multinational …

65 Free Web Resources for Starting Your Own Business | Inc.com

Where starting a business is concerned, there never seem to be sufficient resources available, and that includes one of the most precious resources of all: information.<p>Here's a handy guide that was originally created by Ubuntu Company Services, a South African company registration and compliance …

The 2 Barriers Holding You Back from Finally Writing Your Book, and How to Move Past Them | Inc.com

Do you have "write my book" on your list of 2017 goals or resolutions? The good news is that it's never been easier to write your book.<p>There are countless resources available to you to teach you how to write your book, there are support groups, and there are dozens of ways to bring your book to the …

The 5 Communication Habits All Leaders Need to Motivate a Team | Inc.com

A global leadership study revealed that 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop employees with leadership potential.<p>Let me echo that massive study: We are in an era with an alarming leadership shortage. As more Boomers retire and Millennials continue to increase in numbers as the …

Leadership

4 Ways Smart Teams Achieve Consensus Quickly | Inc.com

Innovation is a team sport. It is rare for a successful innovation initiative to be executed by a sole individual, and that's a good thing. A truly disruptive innovation is the manifestation of multiple perspectives.<p>To rapidly launch an innovation to market, however, a team needs to quickly …

The 4-Step Guide to Refining Your Innovation Process | Inc.com

Time: you can kill it, call it, serve it, save it, make it, or get it to fly. But one thing entrepreneurs should not do with it, per David Schonthal, is leave it in a liquid state. Constraint, properly harnessed, can be one of the most powerful forces behind ingenuity. And no constraint is more …

Here are the most ridiculous laws in America

Laws are meant to protect our rights and punish the wicked, but some of the more ridiculous ones really make you think.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

The Four Most Difficult Personalities and How to Handle Them | Inc.com

As a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, many clients seek my help handling difficult relationships. Although the old saying "it takes two to tango" is almost always true, often I am convinced that my client is not the one with the enduring problem. Instead, he or she is having a tough time dealing …

Psychology

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When You Are Depressed, Create!

Depression doesn’t discriminate. Everyone is a potential target for it, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, geographical location, or income. We …

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

What is heart failure? It's not as common a cause of death as reports would have us believe

When George Michael died last year news reports all over the world announced the cause as heart failure.<p>The same condition was cited as the cause of …

How to Create Infographics Using PowerPoint or Keynote [Infographic]

Give your inner designer a chance to shine by creating your own infographics.<p>That's right: By using tools you likely already have, you can create …

Steve Jobs Used this Insanely Simple Strategy to Get What He Wanted (and You Can Too) | Inc.com

<i>This article also appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>There's a video clip on YouTube of Steve Jobs telling the story of when he was 12 years old and he was looking for spare parts so he could build an electronic device known as a frequency counter.<p>He tells how he opened the Palo Alto, California, phone book and …

Hung Up

Culture Beyond the Cube: Aligning Your Office Design with Your Purpose | Inc.com

When you're trying to align your culture with your purpose, one of the areas that you should consider is the way your office design reflects that alignment. If your work is creative and forward thinking, but your office environment is dull and boring, that sends mixed messages to employees and …

My Boss Is a Millennial Wannabe | Inc.com

<i>My column, Workplace Referee, is designed to help employees and managers gain better insight into each other's points of view (POV). Have a situation you'd like me to address? Please submit it by email HERE. Don't worry, I'll keep your identity private.</i><p><b>My Boss Is A Millennial Wannabe</b><p><b>Employee POV:</b> …

Success Depends More on Personality Than Intelligence, New Study Shows | Inc.com

Most of us not gifted with an Einstein-size brain or extreme self-confidence have sometimes wondered: Am I really smart enough to achieve my dreams? Some of us have even turned down an offer or not pursued an opportunity because we're afraid we simply don't have the mental horsepower to …

Psychology

Remembering These Heart Attack Symptoms Could Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

<i>Spotting heart attack symptoms early can potentially save a life. How do you spot them? Our friends at YourTango share their story.</i><p><b>Pay attention.</b><p>The recent deaths of Carrie Fisher (due to a heart attack) and George Michael (due to heart failure) bring this year to a close with even more significant …

George Michael

7 Solid Tips on How to Be the Best Speaker in the Room | Inc.com

Have you ever suffered through a presentation or talk while your mind wandered, eyelids drooped, and backside ached? Of course you have. Dull and tedious training sessions, speeches, and briefings are an unavoidable part of life. Yet anyone can be a charismatic presenter who captivates an audience, …