Cathy Hsieh

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What Employees Want to See Most in Their Bosses Comes Down to a Single Word, Says Research | Inc.com

Lets just get right to the bottom of this: What exactly do employees want in their leaders the most?<p>In a study published in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> involving close to 20,000 employees around the world, there's one thing that leaders need to demonstrate. Aretha Franklin sang it 50 years</b> …

Leadership

3 questions for reflecting on your leadership

Leadership isn’t just about leading others — you have to first be able to lead yourself. This takes constant learning and self-awareness, a knowledge …

5 Takeaways From Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods | Inc.com

Jeff Bezos' Amazon is acquiring Whole Foods at $42 a share--that's an enthusiastic 27% premium to its closing price yesterday. What does this mean for you? Here are some early takeaways about what this major acquisition could mean for business--and for you personally.<p>1. Amazon dominating …

eCommerce

Design Thinking with Kids

In recent years, design thinking has becoming an increasingly common buzzword in many different sectors, including education. Over the past few …

Design

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity

<i>“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep.”</i> — Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on …

Emotional Intelligence Is The Real Secret To Getting Promoted Faster

Your technical skills probably won’t secure you that management role, but these seven habits might.<p>There was a time not too long ago when the person with the most technical knowledge got promoted fastest. But that’s often no longer the case.<p>Once someone gets promoted, technical skills become less …

Emotional Intelligence

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Nobel Prize

Creative People Literally See the World Differently, Mind-Blowing Research Shows | Inc.com

Creative people aren't just different because of the surprising and valuable work they produce. Nor is exceptional creativity all a matter of personality. The differences between the creatively gifted and the rest of us apparently go even deeper, according to mind-blowing recent research.<p>In fact, …

Creativity
Alzheimer's Disease
Home Depot

Stop trying to ‘be original’ and strive to be prolific instead

So what are we learning from all this? Mainly, that that creative geniuses aren’t born creative geniuses.<p>Of course, there’s a role for natural talent but the very process of writing, painting, inventing and sculpting – <i>and doing so in volume</i> – helps you become better and more original in your …

Pedagogy

6 Tips to Create & Innovate

I remember the first time I walked into a bookstore and noticed the books facing forward with handwritten reviews dangling underneath. It made …

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and productive.<p><b>"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private</b> …

Time Management
Gig Economy

Be Playful and Authentic When Sharing Your Story

<i>As a Design Director at IDEO, Jenn Maer is a creative leader, brand strategist, and storyteller. Jenn is happiest when creating stories and projects</i> …

Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill”

In a new report, John Maeda explains why writing is a must-have skill for designers.<p>These days many designers can code–an increasingly important skill for landing a job. But few are just as fluent in their own language as they are in Javascript. That presents a serious problem in terms of design. …

UX Design
Mark Zuckerberg

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do) | Inc.com

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.<p>Yet culture doesn't just happen. It takes …

Employee Engagement

3 Killer Persuasion Techniques You Can Learn From Billionaire Warren Buffett | Inc.com

If you want to persuade others, there are endless tips and tricks available. Most of them tell you how to package your argument to make it as convincing as possible, but according to psychologist Robert Cialdini, even if you heed every bit of advice out there on the topic, you've still ignored the …

Self-improvement

危機中的歐洲:未來一年選舉中需警惕的政治風險

2016年08月04日<p>約佔歐盟經濟40%的國家將在2017年舉行選舉<p>歐洲對各種挑戰的迴應可能受到未來一年一連串選舉的影響<p>英國退歐。二戰以來最大規模的難民湧入。恐怖襲擊事件接連發生。民粹主義的暴動。銀行業再度陷入危機。<p>席捲歐盟的重重危機絲毫沒有減弱的跡象。歐洲最強大的盟友美國正陷入記憶中最混亂的總統大 …

Make Yourself or Your Team More Creative in Just 15 Minutes | Inc.com

Manicures, groceries, lunch. On-demand services have shrunk our expectation for delivery of the things we desire to 15 minutes or less. Any longer and we're checking our watches and grousing about the service these days.<p>But what if you could get something more abstract--a quick hit of creative …

Creativity

5 Habits of Highly Effective Design Thinkers | Inc.com

Design thinking is a methodology that when practiced, can become part of your mindset. In organizations, new approaches can translate into new models of culture transformation. For a basic overview of design thinking- a human centered problem-solving and problem-framing process- read this earlier …

Design

From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy

Over the course of the 20th century, the mature economies of the world evolved from being <i>industrial</i> economies to <i>knowledge</i> economies. Now we are at another watershed moment, transitioning to <i>human</i> economies—and the shift has profound implications for management.<p>What do I mean by the human economy? …

This Is Your Brain on Nature

When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.<p><b>When you head out</b> to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating in the …

How Does Creativity Really Work? I’m Going Inside IDEO to Find Out

Recently I left my dream job at Google. My new almost-full-time job is writing, but part of the master plan is to spend a few days moonlighting as a …

8 Steps to Building a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Before I invested in my personal brand, I was in a field I no longer liked and working for a company that didn't listen to a single one of my ideas, EVER. I was in a major career slump, and I needed to pivot in a big way. I decided that going all in on developing my personal brand was the way to …

Marketing
Pedagogy