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Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

George Mason

What Everyone Is Getting Totally Wrong About Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

The more I read about EQ (or Emotional Intelligence) the more I wonder if people are defining it properly. For years, I've heard that EQ is about an ability to read people--to pick up on body language, to assess a situation and read feelings, to display a warmth and emotional connection that sets …

Emotional Intelligence

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data) | Inc.com

Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on teams--but the data shows they don't.<p>Not really.<p>The folks behind TalentWorks figured …

Employment

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018 | Inc.com

Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for 2018.<p>Monday January 1, 2018<p>"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is …

Motivation

If You Want To Be 'CEO Material,' Develop These 15 Traits

For many high-achieving professionals, the ultimate career goal is to become a chief executive officer.<p>While anyone who climbs the corporate ladder or starts their own company can hold this title, it takes an outstanding type of leader to truly embody what it means to be a CEO. This coveted …

Leadership

How to Master Meetings (Infographic)

Steps to solving conference call woes and make the most of your meetings.<p>There are between 36 and 56 million meetings every day in the U.S, but rampant inefficiency costs the economy over $1 billion each year. Luckily, there are many ways to eradicate the most common meeting malfunctions, allowing …

Employment

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

There’s a psychological phenomenon behind it: the Dunning-Kruger effect.<p>Maybe you’ve experienced this at school or work before: Dealing with someone who thinks he’s much better at his job than he really is. This can not only be really annoying, but it can lead to disaster as a group project is made …

Psychology

9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read | Inc.com

Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Perhaps like you, I like to learn and improve my skills as a leader, so I'm always curious about what the …

Bill Gates

3 Reasons Your Resume Is Being Ignored | Inc.com

250. That is the average number of resumes sent in for a corporate job opening, according to a recruiting study. Only four to six of those 250 people will be called for an interview. And only one person gets the job.<p>You want that one person to be you. But if you have recently applied for a job, …

Employment

26 of the best business books you can read, from the CEOs and execs who can't put them down

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

U.S. Dept. of Education

How to Build a Profitable Side Hustle While Working Full Time | Inc.com

Dreaming of becoming your own boss? You're not alone. Tons of people wish they could quit their job and work for themselves, and some are even making it happen.<p>Today more than ever, working from home and starting your own business is a viable option. But running a business isn't easy - especially …

Entrepreneurship

The 3 Time-Management Habits of Millionaires | Inc.com

Several years ago, I completed an international survey of over 20,000 business owners and leaders around the world. Many of the entrepreneurs I interviewed were millionaires, mostly due to their smart ideas, hard work -- and time management habits. Yes, you heard me right. These moguls were so …

Time Management

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than 430 million and its revenue from $78 million to over $3 billion. Refreshingly, throughout, Weiner …

Oprah Winfrey

A Man Who Studied Rich People for 5 Years Found That They Avoid One Type of Person

Who you hang out with can effect your net worth.<p>Who you hang out with matters more than you may think.<p>After researching the daily habits of wealthy …

Self-improvement

This Is the Ideal Number of Hours to Work a Day, According to Decades of Science | Inc.com

There are many open questions in science -- Are we alone in the universe? What's at the bottom of a black hole? When will I finally get my jetpack? -- but according to <i>Rest</i>, a new book by Stanford's Alex Pang, 'How many hours a day should a knowledge worker work?' isn't among them.<p>Decades of science …

Hunter Gatherers

Why Top Startups in America Ask Job Candidates About Their High School Gigs | Inc.com

Every company needs great employees to succeed. However, finding them is easier said than done. Often, a job candidate who seemed fantastic during the hiring process can turn out to be a terrible fit as an employee.<p>In fact, a 2017 survey from SilkRoad found that 32 percent of HR leaders say their …

Employment

9 Hard Things You Have to Do to Move Forward with Your Life

Maybe it’s the life lessons I was forced to learn the hard way, or the toll of loss and failure I had recently endured, but a decade ago, in the …

Health

4 Rare (and Brilliant) Things Smart Leaders Do to Get Respect | Inc.com

Think about the great entrepreneurs who fuel success and make the business world go around. People like Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, are certainly celebrated for their success, but not always necessarily well-liked for the decisions …

Leadership

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life. | Inc.com

<i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem to get there. You have all these …

Productivity

How to Overcome Stress by Seeing Other People’s Joy

One evening when I walked into a classroom to teach my Science of Stress course, I found a newspaper waiting for me on the lectern. A student had …

Happiness

Paralyzed by Fear of Failure? Here's How to Break Free and Succeed | Inc.com

Have you ever made a mistake in business? Have you ever been afraid of failing in your career? Whether living with the self-judgment of past mistakes or anticipation of something that might befall you tomorrow, performing today with these pressures sets you up to fail now. Instead, focusing your …

Motivation

The setback of narrow vision can be fatal. Look...

The setback of narrow vision can be fatal. Look at the world through the eyes of other people. In today’s complex world you have to become an …

30 Unconventional Questions That Even the Best Hiring Managers Aren't Asking | Inc.com

When we discuss entrepreneurial success, we talk about the power of failure, the impact of smart time-management, and the importance of networking. But none of this matters if you don't have the right team by your side.<p>Hiring the right people (the right skill sets with the right cultural fit for …

Employment

Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results

<b>“The real you, the inner you, is pure, very pure. It understands. It has patience. It will wait forever while your ego trots all over everywhere</b> …

Time I

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

The research is clear: when we choose humble, unassuming people as our leaders, the world around us becomes a better place.<p>Humble leaders improve the performance of a company in the long run because they create more collaborative environments. They have a balanced view of themselves – both their …

Leadership

Situational judgement tests: The future of recruitment in a digital world

There are numerous apps and websites all designed to help people find work, and most communication takes place through an internet connection. The …

An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the growing body of evidence that storytelling plays a critical role in effective business presentations.<p>Quantified Communications maintains a large database of written and spoken communication from Fortune 500 executives, TED speakers, political …

Public Speaking

Nutrition Showdown: Should You Eat Kale or Spinach?

Kale. So hot, right? Wait . . . is kale still cool? Is it still the food that everyone's obsessed with? It kind of seems like it. But is it warranted?<p>In some ways, absolutely. It's nutritionally dense, and when prepared correctly (note to salad shops: MASSAGE your damn kale!), it can be delicious. …

Why Being Busy Is BS

Prone to all things stress, overwhelm, and anxiety? Is "keep calm" your go-to mantra? Do you constantly feel burned out, wondering where all your …