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There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

Harness the Psychological Power of '3' to Improve Communication - Psychotactics - Big and Small Business Ideas

Two might be company in life, but in communication you can go all the way to three and still have a rollicking party. If you step over to four …

A simple guide to basic DIY motorcycle maintenance | Adventure Sports Network

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally written by our friends at OFFGRID. Check out their web site for more survival-related tips.</i><p>Take one look …

Motorcycles

How to Tell the Story of Your Brand

Aim for “subtle” product pitches, and find ways to bring your brand loyalists face-to-face with each other.<p>When entrepreneur Alyssa Rapp founded …

Stanford University

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

5 Ultra Simple Leadership Hacks That Can Help Anyone

Sometimes leadership can seem so overwhelming.In reality, though, leadership is simpler than it first appears.In many ways, great leaders master some …

16 Tips for Getting 90 Percent of Your Work Done in the Morning | Inc.com

Imagine this.<p>By the time lunch rolls around, you push back from your desk with a satisfied sigh, saunter off to your car, and drive off to have a leisurely, stress-free lunch, daydreaming about the 18 holes that you're going to play for the rest of the day.<p>This can be for real.<p>You can get 90 …

10 Common Leadership Mistakes--and How to Stop Making Them | Inc.com

A bad leader sticks out like a sore thumb, throbbing red from all the yelling and trying to get people to cooperate. From a distance, it looks like someone trying to herd elephants with a fly swatter. Don't be that person. These common leadership mistakes are the ones that can cause the most …

Leadership

What's Most Valuable: Intellect, Emotional Intelligence, or Intention?

The photos spread like wildfire—striking a nerve throughout a community, and within days, becoming both national and international media stories. The headlines read something like this: Three high school girls had disqualified during a sporting event.<p>The incident we’re referring to happened at the …

The Ultimate Guide to Delegating (for Entrepreneurs Who Hate Delegating) | Inc.com

Is your to-do list a mile long? Do you spend your day in meetings and bring your work home with you because there aren't enough hours in the workday? Do you feel as though the weight of the entire company is resting on your shoulders?<p>If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you might need a …

Reverse Mentoring: The Big Benefits to Learning From Younger Employees | Inc.com

Mentoring is an effective way to pass on experience and knowledge within an organization. Companies in all industries have formal and informal programs designed to hone their talent and sharpen their competitive edge. However, the technology revolution has created an ironic twist to traditional …

Former Police Chief On How To Inspire Employees

Throwing around encouraging quips and pats on backs isn’t enough to keep your team motivated. Invest in their inspiration with these tips from a police chief who motivated a whole force.<p>The ability to motivate and inspire people is a big part of leadership. A recent survey of 1,270 business leaders …

5 Ways to Win People Over | Inc.com

Winning people over isn't always easy. Yet the ability to apply the gentle art of persuasion to relationships new and old is essential.<p>"Every single day, we are faced with the task of persuading others. And every single day, we face resistance," says Bob Burg, author of <i>Adversaries Into Allies: Win</i> …

Self-improvement

An Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set | Inc.com

I love setting goals.<p>Unfortunately, my goals don't always love me back.<p>I've tried using silence to accomplish a goal, and I've tried to sneak up on big goals, and although those strategies work, they're hardly foolproof.<p>Fortunately James Clear, an entrepreneur and guy who thinks a lot about goals, …

Tennessee? Wisconsin? Union Membership Growing Where You’d Least Expect It.

Protesters in Nashville in 2011<p>When new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers were released last week showing union density rates holding firm …

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

Self-help

The Most Overpaid and Underpaid Jobs in America | Inc.com

People often have strong feelings about how much different types of professionals should earn. Notably, a driving factor in the Occupy Wall Street movement was the belief that corporate executives and finance workers earned far more than their fair share.<p>In a new Business Insider/SurveyMonkey …

7 Simple Entrepreneurship Lessons from Martin Luther King | Inc.com

On this national holiday, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an American hero. Dr. King was a leader in many respects of the word: a civil rights leader, a religious leader and and an African-American leader. How can his teachings, speeches, writing and actions …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fight Like You're Right, Listen Like You're Wrong and Other Keys to Great Management

A psychology study at UC Berkeley broke students into groups of three, with one person chosen to be the leader of a project. At some point, the …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check …

50 Heavyweight Leadership Quotes

Some say leadership is an art. Some say leadership is a science. There were a lot of books written on the topic and a lot of approaches discussed. But there are also simple, yet powerful quotes that pack a punch and make us think about the true meaning of leadership. Here are some that resonated …