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7 Planners That Will Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever | Inc.com

Last year, one of my top articles on Inc was a roundup of the planners that I recommended for maximizing productivity, honing your focus, and getting more done in 2017. So this year, I'm revisiting some of those favorites and adding some new ones to the list, to help you set yourself up for a …

Productivity

The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

Mindfulness

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit

<i>Dr. Judson Brewer MD, PhD, is a thought leader in the “science of self-mastery,” and an associate professor of psychiatry and medicine at University</i> …

Mindfulness

How This Brain Trick Can Destroy Your Fear and Replace It With Confidence

Visualization can help you overcome your anxiety.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Ben Angel knows what it is like to struggle with fear. That's why so many of his videos focus on improving your mindset and emotions, and in this video, he …

Thought Leadership

Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Education

This is a continuation of my series looking at how digital transformation has impacted every industry. Today’s focus is on educational trends.<p>Educators from all grade-levels are coming to realize the benefits of technology in the classroom. Typically, education is one of the last industries to make …

Education Technology

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions | Inc.com

For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts of great leadership.<p>Stripped down to its basic and most practical form, leadership has always been and …

Employee Engagement

How to Cultivate a Hotbed of Innovation: Insights From a Corporate Insider | Inc.com

Two senior vice presidents in finance and manufacturing provided executive sponsorship of the project because they believed in its strategic importance to the future of the company.<p>The innovation we were developing was risky, and they cultivated a we-are-all-in-this-together ethos that was both …

Charisma

Cognitive Diversity

I don’t typically write or comment on issues of diversity and inclusion. But an often-overlooked aspect of the topic — cognitive diversity — is …

Leadership

Micro-Habits Changed My Life

How the tiny devotion to micro-habits can make a huge impact.<p>I am a true believer that when you get comfortable, you start to die. If you aren’t …

Weightlifting

10 Signs You're a Follower Instead of a Leader | Inc.com

Anyone is capable of becoming a leader, but not everyone is cut out for leadership. That doesn't mean they're less capable of making an important contribution, just that they bring a different set of skills to the table.<p>There's nothing wrong with being a follower--the world needs them as much as …

Self-confidence

Want a Memory Boost? Try This Powerful Brain Hack (It's Just 3 Steps) | Inc.com

You know the drill. You're in front of your whole team, ready to present, and you can't remember your points. Not. One. Word. Or maybe you just received a warm introduction to someone at a seminar and their name has totally gone out the window. One simple technique recommended by USA Memory …

The Brain

Business coach on facing workplace challenges: ‘It’s all about the mind-set’

Born and raised in India into a humble family, Rajan “Bobby” Chopra learned early about the importance of hard work, setting goals, taking risks in …

Wall Street

24-Year-Old CEO Shares His Six Tips For Managing Millennials

When Mike Clum started his video-production company, Clum Creative, he was 18 and was ready to tackle the world. Six years and 15 hires later, the 24-year-old CEO has seen the best and the worst of hiring gen z and millennial employees.<p>Today he leads a team of gen zers and millennials between the …

Leadership

Breathing's Link to Calmness and Stress, Revealed

We take it for granted that breathing and feelings go hand in hand: Deep breaths make us calm, and short, shallow ones signal a sense of panic. This …

Neuroscience

7 Simple Phrases That Make People Really Trust You | Inc.com

No matter how honest we may be in our interactions with others, there's always the possibility that people may misconstrue our words to mean otherwise. Certain key phrases that we say, sometimes even without us knowing, result in others perceiving us a certain way--whether rightly or wrongly.<p>Check …

Self-help

Keep talking to yourself—it’s doing wonders for your brain

We carry inner monologues with us throughout the day. Sometimes we have internal messages that monitor and judge how we’re coming across in a particular situation. Other times we’re psyching ourselves up for a challenging interaction or preparing for an important life event. Or, more often than …

This Athlete Neuroscientist Is Changing The Way We Workout

Getting “in the zone” is a transcendent moment in any workout, game, or performance. You let go and your body seems to take over. You hit your marks. Everything feels natural. For a moment, you’re able to make the impossible look easy. Brett Wingeier knows that feeling. He’s an …

The Brain

Which stories go viral? Those that tickle just the right spots of our brains | Ars Technica

Scans show how our brains calculate the value—but it's still not the whole story.<p>To figure out if a story will go viral on the Web, a crystal ball …

The Brain

Understanding spatial cognition makes VR better

Hi! I’m Chris, a researcher on the VR team at Shopify with a background in Cognitive Psychology, specifically perception and visual spatial working …

The Perpetual Now: Living with No New Memory

Forty-plus years ago, I was a freshman in college, taking Intro to Psychology. We did a unit on memory, and the classic case study was that of a patient known only as “H. M.” In the early 1950s, he had had his hippocampus and other tissues in the brain’s medial temporal lobes surgically removed in …

Literature

5 Secrets of Masterful 1-1 Meetings

Knowing when to talk and when to listen comes in handy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than a decade ago, I became a Vistage Chair and heard the phrase “1-1 meeting” for the first time. And I wasn’t alone. The concept of having a regular meeting, whether monthly, …

Handy

10 Ways To Stay Productive (and Avoid Your Afternoon Slump) | Inc.com

By the time 3:00 p.m. hits, my body starts telling me that it's time to check out. Despite my high motivation and earnest desire to achieve my goals, simple biology causes my energy levels to plummet, negatively impacting my concentration and ability to stay productive. My experience is not …

Time Management

The Mindfulness Habit That Could Transform Your Workday

Americans are more stressed than ever. It seems that as budgets become tighter, to-do lists become longer and it’s harder to get through the day …

Mindfulness

Mind vs Brain: How can you be smarter than your own brain

The way the brain works is something. Though it does all the thinking, it has no knowledge about its own neurons, which means that your brain doesn’t …

The First 5 Minutes: Ignite Student Learning

To improve student outcomes, says teacher educator Curtis Chandler, it's important to invest extra attention in the first five minutes of class. He …

Teaching

Keep Your Work and Personal Life Separate When You Work from Home

IMAGE Unsplash<p>Free time, flexibility, taking naps when you want to - these are things that come to mind when people hear that you "work from home." …

Half of young people have so many 'emotional problems' they cannot focus at school, study finds

Half of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot focus at school, a study has found.<p>Some 48 per cent of youngsters said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.<p>Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone …

Changing the way you think

It’s all too easy to give up on our resolutions, but new research shows that with perseverance we can rewire our brains even in adulthood<p>Many of us may already be struggling with our New Year’s resolutions, but at least we can take comfort in modern neuroscience. Forty years ago, we’d have been …

The Brain

The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline

Being overweight can raise your blood pressure, cholesterol and risk for developing diabetes. It could be bad for your brain, too.<p>A diet high in saturated fats and sugars, the so-called Western diet, actually affects the parts of the brain that are important to memory and make people more likely to …

The Brain

Reinventing Adventure Travel, One Continent at a Time

Bruce Poon Tip founded <b>G Adventures</b> in 1990 and his passion has driven it to become the world’s largest adventure travel company. Bruce has inspired …

Tourism