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10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. Just set a budget and let the app plan the perfect trip: it will figure out somewhere to go, a place to stay and something to do, with …

Apps

Take Ownership: How to Rise Up as a Leader in 2018 | Inc.com

I'm often asked what is the number one skill that I would focus on if I want to achieve success in business and in life. My answer is always leadership.<p>There is a leader within everyone, and I am obsessed with pulling this out. I've spent the past 15 years as an entrepreneur studying leaders and …

Motivation

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

Beaches

The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

North Carolina

These are the 20 cheapest cities on Earth

Travel

The Best New Cruises for Every Type of Traveler

From over-the-top suites to adventure-fueled expeditions.<p>Say the word “cruise” to novices and you’ll still elicit somewhat of a lukewarm response. But what these naysayers may not realize is that the cruise industry is growing at an astronomical rate, with companies constantly outdoing themselves …

Cruise Ships

The Evolution of Cruises: Travelogue Podcast

The ever-evolving cruise industry has a lot to offer these days.<p>When it comes to cruises, we’ve come a long way from <i>The Love Boat</i>, that glitzy 1970s drama about life aboard a grand ocean liner. Nowadays, cruising can mean a week of fine dining on the high seas; a Disney-themed sailing along the …

Travel

6 Powerful Ways to Make Anyone Into A Great Leader | Inc.com

If you work or study in the field of leadership, you already know there's a glut of information and ideas. We already have thousands of articles about leaders and leadership, and countless thoughts on what leadership is and isn't--not to mention a constant stream of new articles, blogs and …

Communicate

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Google Maps

Mountain Skills: Essential Education

Bridget Grove studies up in Keith’s Hut near Pemberton, B.C. [Photo] Garrett GroveThe list of skills and knowledge needed to get into the mountains …

Skiing

The Best Summer Car-Camping Gear of 2017

Make weekend getaways that much easier.<p>Nemo Puffin Luxury Blanket ($150)<p>This cushy cover has become a camping ­essen­tial, with nylon face fabric to add ground protection for picnics and syn­thetic fill for cool nights.<p>The North Face Thermoball Booties II ($80)<p>Say hello to the most versatile piece …

Camping

4 Leadership Dilemmas and How to Manage Them Perfectly | Inc.com

"Why do we even have Quarterly Business Reviews? No one likes them." This isn't a question you would want to hear if you were the person responsible for why every employee in the company has them. Do you defend them to the death, stop them immediately, or evaluate their format and/or delivery …

Leadership

5 Ways to Delegate Like a Pro Every Time | Inc.com

When you're a leader, learning how to properly delegate work to others is an essential skill--and one that you should routinely make use of. Not only does it take responsibility for routine tasks off of your own shoulders, it provides your people with opportunities to learn and to gain vital skills …

Time Management

18 Questions the Best Leaders Use to Develop, Engage, and Retain Their Staff | Inc.com

One of the primary reasons employees become disengaged is that they feel undervalued and that their manager is not taking an interest in their career development. When I ask the leaders I coach why they don't do this, they say it's because they lack the time, or there aren't that many opportunities …

Employee Engagement

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs | Inc.com

If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at work.<p>If your company is part of this dismal predicament and …

Employee Engagement

The best teams have these 3 things

In my over 40 years as a business leader in the corporate arena, it's been one of my distinct joys to lead and be a part of some amazing, cohesive, …

Leadership

7 Things the Most Successful Leaders Give Away Every Day | Inc.com

Just because someone sits in a leadership position doesn't mean he or she will be any good at inspiring others to do good work. It all depends on what a leader is willing to give. That's according to Major General Mike Diamond, U.S. Army (retired) and coauthor of "The Diamond Process: How to Fix …

Leadership

How to Retain Millennials with Better Company Onboarding | Inc.com

These days, company loyalty from a Millennial is as rare as getting a phone call from a Millennial. However, your organization's onboarding process could be the differentiator needed to solidify Millennial loyalty once and for all.<p>When a guest walks into a hotel for the first time, the atmosphere, …

Employee Engagement

This NBA Coach Spoke Just 5 Words and Showed What Leaders Are Really Made Of | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Today has been a tough day.<p>I'll not bore you with the details, principally because they're very boring.<p>Instead, please spare a thought for Tyronn Lue.<p>Oh, he might make millions as coach of the …

Basketball

The Time-Management Hack I Wish I Had Known When I Was 25 | Inc.com

"Tell me the single most important piece of advice you have ever been given."<p>As a life-long learner, this is one of my favorite questions to ask some of my most influential and interesting clients. I once posed this question to Rob Wiltbank, CEO of Galois Inc., which uses applied mathematics to …

Time Management

10 Real-Life Habits of the Coolest Bosses | Inc.com

I remember it like it was yesterday. Fourteen years ago, a former CEO I reported to stuck this little dagger into me: "Marcel, I hate to say it, but you're just not a culture fit for this company."<p>Ouch. But looking back, she was absolutely right. A few months after I left, I reflected back on my …

Employment

5 Conversations You Absolutely Need To Have With Your Boss

What are the five conversations you <i>need</i> to have with your boss?<p>Whether you’ve just been promoted or newly hired, it’s difficult to adjust and find clarity in new circumstances. Face the challenge and talk things out with your boss with these five conversations, guaranteed to bring you peace of mind …

Leadership

Want to Be a Better Leader? Then Get Out of the Way | Inc.com

Let me first clarify what I mean by saying "get out of the way." I am not referring to being a passive leader nor am I saying that any good leader should be less visible. Quite the opposite. Being present and getting your hands dirty is part of the job. But there is a fine balance.<p>Working alongside …

Leadership

5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time

The best teachers all have at least one thing in common: they ask great questions. They ask questions that force students to move beyond simple answers, that test their reasoning, that spark curiosity, and that generate new insights. They ask questions that inspire students to think, and to think …

3 Steps To Create A High-functioning Team | Inc.com

Every leader wants a high-functioning team. On a high-functioning team, the members are highly engaged. They distribute tasks to build on each other's strengths, generate ideas and find creative solutions in a spirit of collaboration, synergy, and a conviction that ''all of us is better than one of …

Leadership

How to Criticize Anyone (Yes, Even Your Boss) and Maintain Your Relationship | Inc.com

Management expert Ken Blanchard coined the phrase, "Feedback is the breakfast of champions," for good reason. Feedback is a two-way street. We all need it, yet your delivery can make or break a relationship.<p>When under pressure, most people tend to lack the confidence and competence to interact with …

InterAct

3 Things All Great Leaders Know | Inc.com

<i>This article is the third of a 3-part series where I explore scale, transparency and uncertainty. These are 3 key determinants necessary to achieve a mindset that allows for more innovative flow.</i><p>How comfortable are you with ambiguous environments? If you are like most of us, then... not so much. At …

Management