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5 Signs That Instantly Identify Someone With Bad Leadership Skills | Inc.com

Whenever I speak at events across the country, I break down leadership to its most basic and practical form: It's about meeting the needs of people and developing them to their fullest potential.<p>When employees don't get the tools, training, time, development, expectations, vision, or resources they …

Leadership

Elon Musk Just Gave a 1-Sentence Lesson in Accountability (While Explaining How Much He Gets Paid) | Inc.com

Elon Musk is at it again, making bold announcements that can't help but draw attention. This time around, it has to do with his tenure as Tesla's CEO and the unveiling of his astonishing CEO pay package.<p><i>The New York Times</i> reported that Musk ended speculation he might soon hand over the reins as …

Leadership

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

5 Foam Roller Stretches You Need To Know About If Your Back Is Always Sore

Dealing with a perpetually sore back can be uncomfortable as hell. Whether you're going super hard with deadlifts in the gym, or your spine insists …

Massage Therapy

You've Probably Been Taking Notes Wrong -- Here Are 5 Ways to Fix It

Disorganized or ineffective note-taking could be hurting your bottom line.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the Information Age, one of the primary challenges we face is how to process and store all the data available to us so that we can use it. With so many stimuli …

Productivity

The Best Bosses and Managers Do This | Inc.com

A few weeks ago I attended a youth soccer game that my son, Isaac, refereed. For most of his life, Isaac has played travel soccer. He loves the sport and knows the rules of the game inside and out. It's not uncommon for Isaac to get emails from parents commending his refereeing skills. Suffice it …

Motivation

These Cold-Weather Container Farms Let Produce Grow In The Arctic

As traditional Inuit diets change, they’re being replaced with processed food because it’s so difficult to stock markets with fresh produce. Now, they can grow it themselves, even in sub-zero temperatures.<p>In the subarctic town of Churchill, Manitoba–unreachable by paved roads and best known for its …

Aquaponics

No-Bake Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

No-Bake Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Bars<p>Makes 16 bars<p><i>For the bars:</i> <br>10 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided <br>2 cups semisweet chocolate chips <br>1 1/2 …

Dessert

A guide to designing and giving perfect presentations

Seventy-five percent of people have anxiety over public speaking, an infographic from The Business Backer says.<p>Additionally, 75 percent of people who …

These 10 Habits Will Change Your Life for the Better

“We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.”<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs …

Happiness

7 Things Great Bosses Tell Their Employees Every Single Day | Inc.com

Ever wondered what the best bosses whisper to their employees to get them motivated and glad to be working every single day? Here's your chance to find out.<p>1. "I trust you."<p>These three words tell your employees that you believe in them, you believe in the work they're doing, and you know that …

Employment
Employment

This 1 Activity Could Make You More Creative Every Day for the Rest of the Year | Inc.com

As another winter comes to an end, you might be thinking about (or procrastinating) sprucing up your home. But you might not want to stop--or start--there. Science has shown that a round of spring cleaning in your office space could help you be more productive, creative, and motivated. Struggling …

Creativity

3 Essential Hiring Truths This CEO Learned From Reviewing 10,000 Applications | Inc.com

Firing under-performing employees can be incredibly costly (one estimate puts the price tag as high as $840,00 for a mid-level manager), but keeping around mediocre hires is seriously expensive too (another expert suggests they suck 15X their salary out of your business each year).<p>Obviously, the …

Employment

6 Ways to Successfully Play Up Your Feminine Strengths at Work

It’s no secret that being called “bossy” isn’t quite a compliment. But some women are trying to change that. Sheryl Sandberg, the author of what’s become a reference book for girlbosses everywhere, <i>Lean In</i>, said, “I want every little girl who someone says ‘they’re bossy’ about to be told instead, …

Sheryl Sandberg
Employment

4 Behavioral Interview Questions That Reveal What a Job Candidate Is Really Like | Inc.com

Conduct enough job interviews and it feels like some of the candidates have tried to "hack" the most common interview questions. Their answers seem a little too polished, a little too rehearsed, and a lot insincere.<p>That's the problem with only asking opinion-based job interview questions. (Is there …

Employment

Are You a Lazy Workaholic? | Inc.com

A lazy workaholic works a lot, but without thinking. They're in constant reactive mode, instead of proactively charting the course for their day. They let years fly by, responding to anyone and everyone shouting "jump." They focus only on what someone else expects of them. They don't bother to …

Time Management

Why you probably don't need to splurge on organic produce, according to a toxicologist

That question has probably pained every grocery shopper with a budget large enough to consider it.<p>Every year, an organization called the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tries to help answer this question by highlighting which foods have the most and least "pesticide loads" — the chemicals organic …

Diets

3 Ways You Are Pissing Off Your Employees (And What to Do About It) | Inc.com

An international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On, Never Done?</i>, which surveyed professionals, executives and managers in the U.S. and 36 other countries found that the average respondent works a whopping 72 hours or more a week.<p>And who do you think they blame for the …

Employment

5 TED Talks to Listen to on Fridays | Inc.com

You did it--you finally made it to the end of the workweek. Want to end things on a high note and head into the weekend with a fresh perspective?<p>Watch one (or, if you have time, all!) of these quick TED Talks during your Friday afternoon break, and you're sure to start your weekend off right.<p>1. …

Gratitude

Converting skeptical workshop participants into design evangelists

This may sound familiar… You have invited a group of people to participate in a design workshop and you’re receiving responses like this:<p>“Is this …

It's Time to End the Myth That Millennials Need Constant Praise

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

Why Culture Is The Heart Of Organizational Innovation

If you mention “innovation” to most business leaders, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they begin to think about Tesla, GE, or 3M. Compared to these giants of innovation, continually pushing the bleeding edge of what’s possible through massive investments in research and development, you may feel like …

Innovation

Turn Your Local Streets Into A Map That Reveals The Character Of Your Neighborhood

Seen side by side, it isn’t hard to guess which of two tiny street maps depicts part of Portland, Oregon, and which shows the sprawl of car-centric Irvine, California.<p>A new data visualization tool takes a square-mile snapshot of any city and converts it into a simple graphic diagram that can be …

15 Essential Accessories for MacBook and MacBook Pro

Because you and your laptop deserve nice things.

The Secret to Creating Successful Morning Routines No One Ever Talks About

I wake up at 5:45 a.m. every weekday.<p>I drink a full glass of water, a cup of iced coffee, and get in the shower.<p>I get dressed, and I meditate for 20 minutes. After meditating, I write/edit for one and a half to two hours before I go to work.<p>I have developed the famous "morning routine," many of us …

Time Management

How Much Does Frivolous Spending Cost You? | Investopedia

Have you ever stood behind someone in line at the convenience store and watched them pay hard-earned money for a lottery ticket? Or walked through a …

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

Time Management