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According to This Employment Study, The Top Reason for People Switching Jobs in 2018 Will Make You Laugh | Inc.com

In a weak job market, it's common for employees to stay put and not switch jobs for obvious reasons. That is no longer the case.<p>According to a Bloomberg employment report released last week, 2017 was the fourth year in a row the U.S. added at least 2 million more jobs, including an estimated …

Employee Engagement

Research Shows The Best Way To Motivate Others

A few years ago I decided to take my wife and teenage children on a European tour. I was of the opinion that I would not like the experience, but agreed to go because of pressure from my spouse and children. Typically my family prefers to go at their own pace and this tour was anything but …

Employee Engagement

The 1 Reason Most People Quit (and 5 Things You Can Do to Prevent It) | Inc.com

According to Gallup, only 32 percent of employees in the U.S. are engaged--involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and workplace. When you expand the sample worldwide, those numbers drop to 13 percent.<p>Some organizations may not be overly concerned about participation in …

Employee Engagement

5 Powerful Steps To Improve Employee Engagement

Today more than ever, organizations rely on the energy, commitment and engagement of their workforce in order to survive and thrive in the twenty-first century. As a former Navy SEAL, I can assure you that one of the fundamental reasons we continue to dominate our battlefield and defeat a very …

Employee Engagement

Highly Motivated Employees Have a Boss That Always Does This One Thing | Inc.com

How do you motivate employees?<p>It's not always about higher wages. Or a comfortable chair. Or making sure there are free bagels in the break room. In my experience, motivating someone on your team is all about setting a vision for the future, but to do that you have to get into the nitty-gritty …

Employment

Introverts make great leaders—but lack confidence in their capabilities

Introverts often don’t think they will enjoy leadership roles and so are less likely to go for the top job, new research finds. In fact, introverts in our study thought they would be worried and distressed in leadership situations.<p>Whether or not someone is an introvert is usually measured by how …

Psychology

The Best Hiking Shoes For All Your Adventures

If you’re trekking through wet or rocky terrain or climbing steep hills, you’ll need a good hiking boot. But for an easy-going hike or a weekend …

Sending a Thank-You Note: Here's When Exceptional Leaders Always Do It | Inc.com

Thank-you notes go a long way toward strengthening business relationships, particularly between business leaders and lower-level workers. Subsequently, good managers and executives make it a point to send quick messages of gratitude to employees for things like meeting quotas or closing a deal. But</i> …

Self-Pity

AOL's CEO shares his 3 secrets to being a boss who's both effective and well-liked

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has successfully toed that line as he has led companies like AOL and Google.<p>He said the advice he got when he was younger, and now shares with his own children, focuses on three points:<p>be authentic and honest<br>• be direct<br>• have mentors<p>Armstrong shared his advice for building a …

Leadership

We Overcommit Because We Don’t Want to Disappoint. But Then We Disappoint Because We’re Overcommitted

We live in a culture of “yes.” We don’t want to disappoint our bosses, colleagues, families, or friends, so we say “yes” as often as we can manage. Oftentimes, we say “yes” when we should say “no.”<p>There’s nothing wrong with wanting to please. In fact, we’re hardwired for it. But when we overcommit …

What to Do When You Inherit a Team That Isn’t Working Hard Enough

Paula is a new manager. That’s the good news.<p>The bad news is that she was handed a leaky bag. The branch she will now manage has some long-standing norms she sees as unproductive and possibly unethical. Staff members routinely spend working hours on personal projects. Employees neglect customers to …

Leadership

Why Do So Many Managers Avoid Giving Praise?

One of the most difficult parts of a manager’s job is giving feedback. In a survey of 7,631 people, we asked whether they believed that giving negative feedback was stressful or difficult, and 44% agreed. When talking with managers about giving feedback we often hear comments such as, “I did not …

How to Work with Someone Who Isn’t a Team Player

Do you work with someone who isn’t a team player? Maybe they’re overly focused on completing and promoting their own work. Or they don’t chip in when everyone else is scrambling to meet a deadline or pulling a presentation together. This isn’t simply frustrating; it can affect your entire group’s …

Workplace culture should be measured, just like sales or ROI

Uber’s issues should have leadership everywhere asking, “How healthy is our culture?”<p>Many people in Silicon Valley knew about Uber’s “hyper-masculine, hyper-aggressive” company culture, but looked the other way because the company was minting money. And probably just as many companies questioned …

6 Bad Habits That Undermine Women's Own Success--and What to Do Instead | Inc.com

We all know the abysmal statistics on women in leadership roles. And that sexism, and our society's general discomfort with women in positions of authority are largely to blame. But women ourselves can--and often do--undermine our own leadership in the way we approach leadership and the confidence …

Leadership

Demographics of the Top 7 Social Networks [Infographic]

There are 2.8 billion people on social media (that's 37% of the world's population!), and knowing who's doing what on which social platforms can be …

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits | Inc.com

A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life miserable for others below. I agreed that my …

Leadership

Build a Stronger Brand by Answering These 3 Questions | Inc.com

It's easy to get caught up in your business's cool ideas. You've invested countless hours (not to mention money) into everything from naming your company to getting a business credit card. If you're just starting out, you're probably at-the-edge-of-your-seat excited to tell the world about your …

Albert Einstein

9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be a Better Leader | Inc.com

Admittedly, it took me years to realize that success is achieved not over long periods of time, but instantaneously in life's brief, honest moments.<p>I can remember each instance when a thought or belief occurred to me out of the blue, which forever changed my outlook on my entrepreneurial journey. …

Self-improvement

Not Using a Digital Marketing Strategy? Here’s Why You're Missing Out

If you are running a business it is important to understand the importance of digital marketing and how this can help your business boom if using …

Marketing

How to Use LinkedIn Sales Navigator for Better Prospecting

Would you like to generate more profitable leads on LinkedIn? Wondering how LinkedIn Sales Navigator can help? Improvements to Sales Navigator give …

Business Development

Want to Be More Successful? Embrace Your Vulnerability | Inc.com

What do you think about when you hear the word vulnerability? For many people, the term is linked to negativity, such as software weaknesses, personal mistakes, or professional danger. But a new wave of thinking shows that embracing vulnerability is actually crucial to workplace success.<p>Consider …

Employment

8 Foundational Leadership Lessons From An Air Force Veteran Turned CEO

There are very few leadership transitions like being a newly commissioned officer in the military.<p>Typically, on graduation day from a military academy, ROTC program or Officer Candidate School program, young men and women in their twenties pin on second lieutenant bars and immediately find …

Leadership

Make Operations Your Secret Weapon - Here’s How

At <b>Etsy</b>, COO <b>Linda Kozlowski</b> spearheaded international expansion, unified and started growing its marketing plans, began redefining the company’s …

Leadership

5 can't-miss apps: Paper, SwiftKey, uHealth and more

NC<p>Paper by FiftyThree<p>SwiftKey<p>TileArt<p>'uHealth'<p>With news swirling around Twitter's most recent earnings and CEO Dick Costolo's comments about taking on …

Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Kashmir trail named model flow trail

International Mountain Biking Association to recognize winners at 2014 World Summit<p><b>PRESS RELEASE</b><p>Just over one year after its completion, Whitefish …