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Want to Know if Someone is a Psychopath? They Need 1 Thing Really, Really Badly

Psychopaths seek rewards to an extreme degree.<p>How do you know if someone you know is a psychopath? As <i>Inc.</i> colleague Jessica Stillman writes, for a definitive answer you'd need to assess the individual based on a long list of scientifically validated traits like lack of empathy, egocentricity, and …

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect | Inc.com

What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like you, how can you increase the respect you get each day at work? It turns out that there are specific habits you can …

Jeff Bezos

6 Trends in Learning and Development

Opportunities in L&D TechRecently I presented my view on the status of HR Tech (HR Tech Trends: update). One of the conclusions: there seem to be …

Learning

Tired of Ending Your Emails With 'Regards'? Here Are 69 Other Options | Inc.com

I have an embarrassing confession: The vast majority of the time, I sign off my emails with "Thanks!" It doesn't matter if I have anything to show appreciation for or not--it tends to be my default signature.<p>When I'm not busy expressing my gratitude for absolutely nothin'? I go with a standard …

Owe

The Results of Google’s Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

It’s no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company’s execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their …

7 Key Elements of Managers Who Keep and Grow Happy and Healthy Employees

A few shared methods and mindsets of leaders who effectively earn the respect, trust, and loyalty of their direct reports.<p><i>by</i><p>, A writer currently …

Leadership

Why the Best Internal Candidate Might Be from an Unlikely Part of the Company

Nearly a decade since Gallup released its bible, Strengths-Based Leadership, which asserts that great leaders are always investing in strengths, we are learning that the opposite may also be true.<p>The more traditional strengths-based approach highlights that when work focuses on individuals’ …

How to Tell If an Employee Is an A, B, or C Player

A-level players do at least two things differently.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, CEO of</b> …

Research: How One Bad Employee Can Corrupt a Whole Team

One bad apple, the saying goes, can ruin the bunch. So, too, with employees.<p>Our research on the contagiousness of employee fraud tells us that even your most honest employees become more likely to commit misconduct if they work alongside a dishonest individual. And while it would be nice to think …

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Cold Showers

Cold exposure is a method of body hardening, which increases your tolerance to stress and disease. Odds are you’ve heard whispers around the water …

Hot Springs

How to Get the Most Out of Millennial Workers

Don't settle for an underemployed and disengaged Millennial workforce. Here are four ways to transform Millennials into high performers.<p>Most managers who see an empty chair at a Millennials' desk or see a Millennial sinking a lot of time into social media while on the job would chalk his or her …

The Top Overlooked Communication Skill of Great Leaders

Having meaningful conversations with your employees is critical to your company's success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a leader or manager, it's natural to want to demonstrate your business acumen to your direct reports and colleagues. However, if you're always …

The Lasting Pain of the Scapegoated Child

My mother wanted things to go her way and when they didn’t, she needed someone to blame. That someone was always me, not my older brother. I did my …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Link Between Hallucinations and Dopamine Not Such a Mystery, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers report elevated dopamine levels may make those with schizophrenia rely more on expectations, which results in them experiencing …

Neuroscience

4 Red Flags Your Partner Is Gaslighting You, According To An Expert

I once lived with a world-class gaslighter. If they gave out trophies for mental manipulation, there wouldn't have been an empty flat surface in our …

Why Is It So Hard to Leave the Narcissist in Your Life?

I am seeing more and more people in my office who tell me some version of the following story:<p><i>I used to be a really confident and mentally healthy</i> …

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

Neuroscience

Who are your real friends? Your brainwaves can tell

"Show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are," the adage goes, but what if I could predict your friendships based on your brain activity? This …

4 Tips for Giving Excellent Employee Evaluations | Inc.com

Performance reviews are sometimes dreaded by both managers and employees alike. Many managers struggle with what feedback to include in the review, and employees often grow nervous wondering what negative critique they will be given in response to their performance. I have found that the discomfort …

Employment

How to Build Trust with Colleagues You Rarely See

When you exchange pleasantries with a co-worker in the elevator, the two of you are building trust. When you stop by a colleague’s office and see their family photographs on a desk, you learn about that person’s life outside the office and, as a result, usually feel closer. Face-to-face meetings, …

How To Manage The Four Strong Personalities You See In Meetings

We’ve all got our quirks, and most of us bring strengths and some weaknesses to the teams to which we belong. But there are four strong personalities that stand out for their ability, both positively and negatively, to impact team dynamics, especially when it comes to meetings.<p>There are the</b> …

Leadership

Why Company Culture Goes Bad -- And How To Fix It

Dear Liz,<p>I started working for my current organization four years ago.<p>I was hired as the Credit Manager. Two years ago I moved over to Compensation and Benefits.<p>I took a one-year leave of absence when I had my daughter.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>When I came back to work I noticed huge changes in the culture …

Leadership

Why Do So Many Managers Forget They’re Human Beings?

In our assessments, surveys, and interviews of over a thousand leaders, many comments stood out, but one in particular was especially powerful and thought-provoking. “Leadership today,” Javier Pladevall, CEO of Volkswagen Audi Retail in Spain, told us, “is about unlearning management and relearning …

Top CEOs Agree: Hiring People on Intelligence and Talent Alone Without This Other Trait May Be a Huge Mistake | Inc.com

If you were interviewing for an important job, and the CEO of the company asked you this question point blank (which has <i>one right answer</i> for getting you that job offer) what would you say on the spot? The question:<p><i>Are you smart or do you work hard?</i><p>Daniel Schwartz, the chief executive of the parent …

Employment

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

4 Ways To Go From Manager To Leader

Perhaps you’re in a leadership role but don’t feel like you’ve earned the respect from your team. Maybe you feel like they don’t even like you. As a career coach to millennials, I’ve had plenty of new managers come to me, desperate to win approval from their team. It’s a classic case of manager …

Leadership

The Art of Strategy Is About Knowing When to Say No

When HubSpot was in its earliest stages, I used to say yes to almost anything: new features, new initiatives, new ideas. It empowered my team to move fast and get things done. I prided myself on being a “yes” man. We were working hard on getting product-market fit right, so anything we could do to …

Entrepreneurship

5 tips for providing better staff training and development opportunities

Providing training and development opportunities can be easy to put off in favor of more pressing tasks. Here are some tips for getting refocused and …

Leadership

Want to Build a Rockstar Team? Seek Out People With a Side-Hustle | Inc.com

Immersion is the best teacher. It gives you first-hand knowledge of what works and what doesn't. It quickly weeds out the theory that is no longer relevant in practice. And it forces you to abandon overthinking, as you navigate how to survive and thrive in the real world.<p>Most nod their head in …

Entrepreneurship