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11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read | Inc.com

Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I plan to spend at least part of the day having fun with …

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How altering voice pitch can make you appear more dominant or trustworthy

The way a person speaks can say far more than the words that come out of their mouth.<p>By altering the pitch of your voice, you can potentially learn …

Body Language

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Employment

Happiness is a State of Mind and Here’s How Get There, According to Five Studies

Happiness is a state of mind and it can be an elusive one.<p>After all, life is tough. Home appliances malfunction. Thunderstorms spoil summer picnics …

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

7 Ways to Reduce Stress When You Are Overwhelmed and Need to Prioritize

Starting and finishing any one item on your to-do list will do wonders to relieve overwhelm.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each day, more and more people struggle with all that life has thrown at them. Between work, family, health, house tasks, the latest political …

Time Management

Remember More Passwords by Visualizing Them

Making a secure password is easy. For example: $uByX4d8@jMn3u7*!hN1. See? That only took a few seconds to type! Now, uh... how is anyone supposed to …

Research Says These 6 Habits Improve Future Brain Health

Doctors claim the secret to a healthy brain in years to come is to S.H.I.E.L.D. it.<p>Many of us hope to live a long life, which includes being of sound mind and body. While there's lots of education and emphasis on physical health as a way to live longer--maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, …

I lived without plastic for a week – and this is what I want you to know

From washing-up liquid to shampoo and toilet paper, here are some useful tips, products and advice for any country-dweller looking to decrease their …

Nine Lies We Tell Ourselves To Avoid Change

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with change.<p>On one hand, we want to move forward and grow, which is a fundamental principle of life. On the …

Research Says There Are Only 2 Types of Bosses. Which One Are You?

Knowing when and how to be which type will make you great.<p>Leadership and management are fundamentally different things. Which one you should practice depends not on you, but on your business.<p>Businesses go through phases in their lives, just as people do. What you need to grow today is different …

People with depression are more likely to say certain words

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …

Depression

The Pomodoro Technique Is the Productivity Hack Designed to Halt Procrastination

Ever heard the word "pomodoro"? Yes, it's the Italian word for "tomato," and it's also a style of pasta sauce. If you're a big fan of life hacks, …

17 Horrible Business Cliches That Make People Ignore Whatever Else You Have to Say | Inc.com

Every generation gets its own clichés.<p>For our grandparents and parents, it was things like "run it up the flagpole" and "think outside the box." But in the last few years, it feels like we've added an entire new lexicon of hackneyed clichés to our business language.<p>Some of them started as fresh new …

Community Health

3 Things to Say When You're Feeling Bad About Yourself | Inc.com

Negative self-talk can be so much a part of the running dialogue in your head that you may not even notice it. However, it's important to recognize these feelings towards yourself if you want lasting change in your life. Research shows that while negative emotions can create short-term motivation, …

Self-help

Chances Are You're Not Living Up to Your Creative Potential. Here Are 3 Things You Can Do to Fix It Today | Inc.com

Coming up with new ideas can be hard. But no matter what field you're in, a little bit of creativity can take you a long way. Over the years, I've trained my brain to become an idea machine--but it wasn't always that way.<p>Here are three ways that will help you get the wheels in your brain spinning …

Creativity

1 Simple Way To Get Found More Easily on LinkedIn | Inc.com

If you want to get any meaningful value or traction from LinkedIn, it's critical you start with a profile that's already optimized.<p>(In fact, I have an entire copy-and-paste LinkedIn profile template you can download right now to build out your page properly.)<p>As you polish up your profile on …

Employment

Asymmetric Insight Is Why You Think Everyone Else Is an Open Book

<i>Would you rather hear these stories in less than 10 minutes? Listen to our brand new daily podcast here.</i><p>Think about your best friend. How well do you …

Psychology

3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable | Inc.com

There is a common theme that many leaders struggle with: they don't know how to hold their people accountable. Even if they are great at hiring A players, many leaders still are left with that feeling that their people could be doing more or better work.<p>Rather than first finding fault with the …

Employment

Five important employment law issues facing business owners in 2018

From the removal of tribunal fees to widespread claims regarding sexual harassment, 2017 has been a busy year in terms of employment law issues. Next …

Never Been Able to Keep a Journal Before? This Is the Journal Format for You | Inc.com

I write about productivity and personal achievement for a living, so take it from me: You already know how to be successful. All the good advice? You've already heard it. No doubt multiple someones have told you to meditate, commit to lifelong learning, define your goals and then break them down …

Productivity

31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Next Year's Goals | Inc.com

Have you ever done a copy-and-paste of your goals from the previous year because you didn't accomplish any of them? I have. I've also fallen into the lazy trap of making my goals in line with everyone else's -- to weigh less, spend less, earn more.<p>The new year is an opportunity. Many of us use the …

Trends

4 things marketers should do about GDPR now (other than panic)

<i>The following is a guest post by Stella Goulet, CMO of Avanade.</i>Working on a marketing contract recently made me realize how complicated GDPR can be. …

Marketing

5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.<p>Procrastination affects …

Body Language Is Overrated

It's common to hear self-help gurus and business experts chide that "communication is 80 percent nonverbal!" (Or 93 percent, or 55 percent...the …

5 Cringeworthy Mistakes Managers Often Make, According to Their Employees | Inc.com

Two years ago on LinkedIn, I conducted an informal leadership survey to get to the bottom of how employees feel about their managers. I asked them a simple question: What is the one mistake your manager makes more frequently than others?"<p>Over 300 responses later, I was able to break down the data …

Employment

10 incredibly useful Excel keyboard shortcuts

10 incredibly useful Excel keyboard shortcutsImage by Peter Sayer/IDGExcel is a powerful tool, but like many powerful tools, its user interface has …

Tutorials

Neuroscientists Say This Tool is the Secret to Persuasion | Inc.com

Although I've studied persuasion for 25 years, the last ten years has seen an explosion in research, thanks to advanced brain scanning techniques. We've discovered more in the last decade about influence than we've ever known. We know what works and what doesn't.<p>What works? Telling a story.<p>In her …

Human Rights

Research: Sleep Deprivation Can Make It Harder to Stay Calm at Work

When new managers and their employees meet for the first time, they begin to forge their working relationship, which will be a crucial factor in how they both experience work, how much they trust each other, and how effectively they can work together. You may have a direct report that you hold in …