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5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Emotional Intelligence

4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

Leadership

Doing 1 Simple Thing Will Instantly Make You Sound Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, it's a change anyone can immediately make.<p>If you think about any one of the extremely successful people you know, it's almost guaranteed that one of their skills is the ability to influence and persuade other people.<p>(Of course that might be because selling is the one skill everyone …

Public Speaking

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

This Habit Will Make Everyone Think of You as a Leader. Instantly

Curiosity didn't kill the cat. It made him a harbinger of success.<p>Whether or not you want to be a leader, most of us would agree that being looked up to and admired is a good thing. Yet, the qualities that we see as admirable are changing along with our societal norms. One behavior, however, that …

Leadership

Why You Should Definitely Pan-Sear Steak for a Weeknight Dinner

When we think of steak, we usually associate this big, hearty piece of meat with eating out, or at least, some sort of special occasion. But...why? …

Cooking

3 Ways To Ensure Your Audiences Never Forget What You Say | Inc.com

Businesses spend a small fortune at events to educate and inspire their employees. Whether it be to stay abreast of the latest business trends and industry news in their fields, or sharpen their skills, the results you see may be tied to how you present your ideas.<p>As a professional speaker, I …

Employment

5 Things Every Millennial Needs to Know About Becoming a Leader | Inc.com

You probably know Simon Sinek as a best-selling author and accomplished speaker. But what you probably don't know is that he struggled early on in his career to develop the confidence he's so known for today. Like many of us, Simon struggled early in his career with confidence and was deeply …

Leadership

17 Easy Ways To Boost Your Pinterest Following

So you want to gain traction on Pinterest and amplify the number of followers you have.Don’t we all?Pinterest is a game-changer for entrepreneurs, …

Infographics
Time I

Guac Lovers Run Amok In AFM's Latest Super Bowl Spot

Avocados From Mexico’s fourth consecutive Super Bowl ad uses a humorous scenario set in a domed enclosure to drive home the point that the green …

4 Ways To Inspire Employees To Care About Their Work And The Company

It’s a more common problem than we’d all like to believe. It happens in every industry and workplace. It happens in every corner of the globe. This problem affects all of us. It’s our problem. It’s your problem. It’s everyone’s.<p>“I’ve read all the studies about low engagement,” said Bryce, a …

Employee Engagement

How People Analytics Helps Businesses Retain Top Talent

With an unemployment rate at 4.1 percent, the U.S. labor market is becoming something akin to the Hunger Games for hiring firms. Continue reading...

Employee Engagement

The Best Companies Are Radically Changing How They Hire People in 2018. Here's What You Need to Know. | Inc.com

Expect hiring to be a hot issue in 2018. Our research shows that the vast majority of CEOs from small and midsize businesses (SMBs) say they plan to increase their headcounts this year.<p>In Vistage's December 2017 survey of 1,377 SMB CEOs, 71 percent of firms said they planned to hire more employees …

Employee Engagement

5 Steps for Conducting an Effective Annual Review | Inc.com

This week at Zillow Group, we're kicking off annual reviews -- a time when employees sit down with their managers to receive feedback on the past year's performance and discuss the coming year's goals. Structured feedback within annual reviews is critical to our employees' career development; while …

Employee Engagement

This is how Taco Bell, Starbucks, and other fast-food chains are using mobile to boost order values

Mobile has gained legitimacy as a commerce channel. Millions of retail locations in the US now accept mobile in-store payments and are also developing e-commerce businesses that support mobile payment options in apps and on mobile websites.<p>However, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) — also known as …

eCommerce

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

Sociology

It Took Apple Executive Angela Ahrendts 1 Sentence to Drop the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

As the SVP of retail strategy at Apple, Angela Ahrendts is one of the highest-ranking executives at the most valuable company in the world. To get that job, she had to leave her post as CEO of Burberry, where she had led a remarkable turnaround to reestablish the company as one of the world's …

Angela Ahrendts

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

5 Things Super-Organized People Do Every Day

They're simple, but can save you time and money.<p>We all have those super-organized people in our lives: the ones who always seem to get things done …

Productivity

Want to Hire Employees with Grit? Ask this Interview Question

As someone who’s built, managed, and now advises hundreds of global talent acquisition teams, one question that repeatedly comes up is: How can we …

Employment

Want to Raise Kids With Great Empathy? Always Ask Them This One Simple Question | Inc.com

"How am I doing as your dad?"<p>It's a question I didn't ask often enough.<p>Yet, it's an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their feedback. More importantly, I was revealing that I was interested in what my kids were <i>feeling</i> and</i> …

Empathy

Research Says 86 Percent of Employees Quit Within the First Six Months, Unless Managers Do These 4 Things | Inc.com

Here's something to seriously ponder: Research is saying that a new hire's decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment.<p>Think about that for a minute. It means your average employee hasn't made up his or her mind about staying or leaving your company …

Employee Engagement

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed | Inc.com

When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your fingertips -- literally!<p>While technology can't take the place of a real person, it can ease …

Apps

4 Signs Your Star Employee Will Be a Good Leader | Inc.com

"The first step in wisdom is in the correct naming of things.<i>"</i> -- Confucius<p>Whether you're looking to move up in the ranks of your organization, or you're considering team members for promotion, being clear on what it means to be a leader is critical. The noun "leader" simply describes what a person …

Team Building

Scientists Studied the Daily Lives of 1,000 CEOs. Here's the 1 Thing the Successful Ones Did | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I adore it when I read fine articles that tell me all great CEOs get up at 5 a.m., eat two boiled eggs, swim butterfly better than breast stroke, and sleep only three hours a night.<p>You'd think, …

CEOs

Best Rosé Wines Under $20 to Drink All Year

Gone are the days when rosé was merely a summertime wine. While it’s the perfect pool parties, picnic and beach-day wine, it’s time to plot out your …

Rosé

Want to Be a Better Leader? Ask Your Employees These 3 Questions | Inc.com

From professors to managers to mentors, I've had the opportunity to be inspired by some great leaders so far in my somewhat short professional life.<p>When thinking about what they have in common, it's easy for me to come up with some shared characteristics. They were all supportive, encouraging, …

Leadership

This Classic Quote From Steve Jobs About Hiring Employees Describes What Great Leadership Looks Like | Inc.com

Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.<p>Genius and profound. Your best move is …

Leadership