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How to Be Happier in 2017: 9 Science-Backed Habits That Will Leverage the Power of Positive Psychology | Inc.com

What are your resolutions for 2017? Lose weight? Finally start that business you've been talking about? Travel more, or finally get organized?<p>Meet Mike Erwin, one of the most mindfully optimistic people I know. He's a soldier and combat veteran who came back home to study positive psychology at the …

Happiness

11 Brutal Truths About Emotions That You Really Need to Hear | Inc.com

Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as this concept has increased in popularity, it's also become widely misunderstood.<p>Emotional intelligence (EI) is a person's ability to identify …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Companies That Teach Us What It Takes to Communicate Exceptionally Well | Inc.com

One of the mistakes managers make that lead to turnover -- when this is done repeatedly, and intentionally -- is not sharing information.<p>Usually this means a hierarchical organization with a control-based leadership structure. If this is where you belong, you've probably realized that this is one …

Jack Dorsey

7 Tips for Achieving Your Goals From a Productivity Expert

The beginning of a new year is quickly approaching, which makes now the perfect time to take stock of your priorities and set goals for your future. …

New York City

Five Questions to Ask in an Interview That Will Reveal a Lot About the Company

You’ve heard it a zillion times: “Remember, you’re interviewing them just as much as they’re interviewing you. Ask your own (good) questions to get a …

4 Real-Life Ways People Shut Down Interruptions For Good

We asked how people stay productive in offices full of distractions. Here are four methods that work.<p>When it’s time to get things done, interruptions can be the bane of a productive person’s existence. Email and instant messages, phone calls, and co-workers with “just a quick question” can easily …

10 CEOs Share Their Secrets To Keeping Employees Motivated (And Happy) In December

The weeks leading up to the holidays are full of distractions, so we found bosses that successfully keep everyone both happy and productive.<p>The month of December, perhaps more than any other time of the year, is the ultimate tightrope act for bosses. Be too loose with keeping your employees on …

Feeling Overwhelmed? This Simple Ritual Will Bring Instant Calm

You're sitting at your desk when an uneasy feeling starts to unfurl. Your stomach clenches, you feel hot, and amid the holiday deadlines, events, and …

This Least Practiced Workplace Trait Has Been Linked to Increased Productivity | Inc.com

Have you ever been hurt by the actions or words of someone at work? Nearly everyone has, including me.<p>Perhaps a business partner was caught stealing money, a colleague falsely accused you of something, or your CEO decided to "go off" and name names at that now infamous all-hands-on-deck …

Corporate Culture

Why Portland’s Tax On CEO Pay Matters

While the impact of the Oregon city’s new law remains to be seen, it may move the national conversation about income inequality forward.<p>Last week, Portland, Oregon, became the first city in the nation to impose a tax on publicly traded companies that pay their CEOs more than 100 times the median …

25 Things These Successful Executives Do Every Day--No Matter What | Inc.com

The most successful executives and entrepreneurs you can think of likely didn't get where they are by chance. Typically, achieving great things involves hard work and perseverance, as well as a supportive network of friends and family. But another ingredient typically goes into the mix: discipline. …

Success

5 Ways Ultra-Competitive People Overcome Procrastination

It's more than just time management.<p>We've all been there--sitting at our desks scrolling through Facebook as we avoid the task in front of us. It's called procrastination and it can take many forms, from frequent coffee breaks to small talk with co-workers.<p>Procrastination is often chalked up to …

The four steps I took to overcome my fear of public speaking and embrace vulnerability

There are a lot of TED Talks I love—from Brené Brown’s “Power of Vulnerability” to Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” to Susan Cain’s “The Power of Introverts.” I never expected to give one myself. But on the last weekend of October, I delivered my talk “From Hustle to Wholeness” at the …

Public Speaking

3 Tips for Being a Truly Great Leader

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

How to become adept at the art of saying NO, gently

Saying no to someone is perhaps the hardest job in this world. But, the fact of the matter is that you just cannot help everyone all the time. There …

What Entrepreneurs And Butterflies Have In Common (This Might Make You Cry)

A true story.<p>When I was 19 years old, I found myself on a river in Florida with 12 other guys. We were canoeing 320 miles down into the Gulf of Mexico on a trip called Outward Bound.<p>We were a troubled bunch, kids who had lost their way. Some of us had rough relationships with our families, others …

5 Ways to Increase Email Click Through Rates Once and For All

Email marketing is still one of the best performing digital channels, beating out Facebook and Twitter by 40X according to one study.<p>So what’s the …

How to Master Your Fear of Failure

by Andrew Shatté<p>Failure is a part of life--even for the most successful people in the world. Yet so many of us desperately fear it, ruining our productivity, delaying our dreams, and hindering many of us from doing the things that move us forward towards our goals. In fact, researchers have found …

The Two Biggest Communication Blunders During a Reorg

Leaders of reorgs typically fall into one of two traps when communicating with their employees. We’ll call the first one <i>wait and see</i> and the second <i>ivory-tower idealism</i>. Perhaps you have seen one, or both, in your own reorgs.<p>In the first trap, <i>wait and see</i>, the leader of the reorg thinks everything …

How the basics of storytelling can help you cover a big event

Great writers get ready for the big story, even if they don't quite know what the story will be. They report and report and research and then report …

The Unusually Successful Marketing Strategy Your Company Should Use

Collaboration could be the piece that is missing from your current marketing plan.<p>In a business climate that is cutthroat at times, we’ve often found …

Why I Tell My MBA Students to Stop Looking for a Job and Join the Gig Economy

When the students in the MBA course I teach on the gig economy ask me for the best thing they can do to prepare for their future careers, I tell them:<p>“Stop looking for a job.”<p>This may sound like odd advice to give MBA students. After all, their degrees are designed to catapult them directly into …

15 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most | Inc.com

Whether you still flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than a dozen CEOs and founders who name their favorite book and explain why it resonated with them.<p>1. "Peers Inc." by …

Mary Shelley

The 3-Step Exercise to Help You Calm Down When You're Nervous

My experience with stress during big presentations is usually a double whammy.<p>First, there’s the delightful combination of sweaty palms, shaky legs, …

1 Simple Habit That Will Sharpen Your Focus

Shorten your list to get more done.<p>Busy, busy bees: That's all of us. Working amid the constant buzz of activity, we tend to overload our to-do lists each day so that we only cross off a fraction of the things we have on them. Instead of being a simple way to stay focused, our lists become …

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Why Am I Seeing This?<p>A 404 error means that the requested file cannot be found. This can be due to an incorrect URL, a misnamed file, an improper …

The 7 Internet Tools I Use for Blogging

Over the past eight years, blogging has become important to me.At first, it was a hobby that I loved. Years later, it provided the platform for …

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