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Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Sociology

12 Life-Changing Habits You Can Honestly Start Today

Ridiculously simple. H/T Quora

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Spend Your Weekend Like Shonda Rhimes (It Will Boost Your Productivity) | Inc.com

"You can work long, hard or smart, but at Amazon.com, you can't choose two out of three," asserted Jeff Bezos in his 1997 letter to shareholders. Journalist Katrina Onstad strenuously disagrees: "Actually, you should choose: the last two. The first one is bullshit."<p>Onstad makes that case in her new …

Jeff Bezos

Kick bad mental habits out of your life with these proven tips

Continuing from where we left in the last blog, I’m going to get straight to the point here. In the last article we discussed about some toxic habits …

13 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, …

3 Changes You Must Make to Follow Your Dreams

In today’s busy world, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s truly important. We push our dreams to the side, and settle for a life where we’re merely …

If all you do is learn from your internship, you've completely missed the point

It's not what you're going to learn this summer.<p>As a matter of fact, 98% of you are going to take jobs where they're not going to teach you s---. It's stuff you already know. You're mailing in your summer.<p>It's really not about what you are going to learn, it's about who you are going to meet.<p>Please …

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Sir Richard Branson's Advice to Entrepreneurs: Screw It, Just Do It | Inc.com

Last month I had an incredible opportunity to meet and speak with Sir Richard Branson before my keynote at VTEX Day 2017, the top e-commerce conference in Brazil. I asked him what advice he had for entrepreneurs and after thinking about it for a few seconds he fired back, "Screw it, just do it." …

Entrepreneurship

How to Show Your Boss You Are Ready for Leadership | Inc.com

Everything you have experienced and will experience can make you a better professional throughout your career, but only if you want it to. If you can keep a positive mindset, you will always be growing and helping your career's long game. Think of it this way, your career is a long-term investment, …

Leadership

The 5 C's of Great Leaders | Inc.com

<i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Consultant at Partners In Leadership</i><p>Upward movement is a challenge, especially for women competing to ascend the ranks in a male-dominated company. Instead of fighting so hard to get to the top, there's another approach to becoming a great …

Leadership

How to Manage Your Star Employee

Managing your star performers should be no sweat, right? After all, they’re delivering results and exceeding targets. But don’t think you can just get out of their way and let them excel. They require just as much attention as everyone else. How do you manage someone who is knocking it out of the …

An Amazing Mentor Can Help the Average Become Extraordinary. Here's How to Get One | Inc.com

Many of today's high school and college students obsess over GPA. They've been taught by their parents to look at a B or a C like a bad Yelp review--a black mark that can badly damage the reputation of their personal brand. As someone who graduated with a 2.6 GPA, I spent my undergraduate years …

Self-improvement

Here's 1 Leadership Trait that Only the Smartest Bosses Will Understand | Inc.com

Those on the path to good leadership should raise the bar high -- very high. I say this because walking the higher road of integrity with eyes watching your every move in the 8-5 fish bowl can be a very lonely place.<p>But here's the hard truth of leadership: When leaders display the rarefied strength …

Employee Engagement

Stop Chasing Alignment, Homogeneous Cultures Are a Myth

“Culture is everything people do.” — Unknown<p>There are over 36,800,000 results when you <i>Google</i> “Cultural Alignment”. I will save you the reading time …

Why Don't My Employees Respect Me?

Dear Liz,<p>I took over a new team in February.<p>I wish I could say it’s going well but it’s not. They are shutting me out.<p>I met with each of the seven team members one-on-one. Those meetings were cordial. They were get-to-know-you meetings but none of my employees was especially welcoming.<p>The employees …

Employment

The Women Tasked With Fixing Uber Speak Out About The Challenges Ahead

“The party’s over here; I’m over here,” says Bozoma Saint John. She’s joking, of course.<p>The former Apple marketing executive made headlines when she …

The Most Important Work Relationship To Work On

One of the main reasons I like Twitter is the opportunity it provides to gain insights into fields that interest me. Twitter is where I happened across Dr. John Ballard and his book, published by Praeger in 2015, <i>Decoding the Workplace: 50 Keys to Understanding People in Organizations</i>.<p>I took a …

Leadership

You're a future leader if you do these 4 things as a follower

Yet few understand that to be a good leader, you first need to be a great follower. As Aristotle said, "He who cannot be a good follower, cannot be a good leader."<p>Every military general started out as a private. And you can bet he was a pretty good private.<p>Being a good follower isn't about being of …

10 Healthy Snacks and Drinks to Try Now

Salmon pressed into jerky, beans baked into brownies, coconut waters infused with probiotic cultures—these are just a smattering of the innovative …

​Why Do High-Protein Diets Make You So Constipated?

There's no doubt that cutting back on carbs while loading up on protein has definitely helped plenty of women shed pounds. "Protein is great for anyone trying to lose weight. Since it's digested slower than carbs, it helps you to stay full and satisfied after your meal," says Torey Armul, RD.<p>That …

5 Ways a Paleo Diet Can Help You Lose Weight

By Ryan Raman<p>The paleo diet is one of the most popular diets around.<p>It consists of whole, unprocessed foods and emulates how hunter-gatherers …

Americans Are Snacking More than Ever

Americans are snacking more than ever and there are two reasons behind it, according to new research from Mintel: stress and attitude. Self-care is …