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5 Powerful Strategies for Tapping the Unlimited Potential of Your Team Every Day | Inc.com

Far too often an organization gets into the "leader-follower" rut. This is where you play like you're a mother duck with her ducklings crossing the road -- you do all the leading, and your people merely follow along. That's a problem. Why? Because you simply can't do it all.<p>There are five important …

Employment

A Single Grammar Mistake Makes You Instantly Lose All Credibility. Here Are 10 to Avoid

When it comes to landing new business or a job, it's cool to be a grammar nerd.<p>President Trump earlier this week blamed poor grammar for comments that had him siding with Russia over U.S. intelligence agencies. Would. Would not. Big difference. Who knew? Um, everyone.<p>Politics aside, just one little …

Language

Lead Like Springsteen: Five Key Things The Boss Does That You Should, Too

You don’t have to be lucky enough to have a ticket to see the sold-out show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” to be the kind of leader Bruce is. But I was there last night, and I saw him do five things consistently that have a lot to do with the show’s, and Bruce’s, unmatched success.<p>If you follow …

These 4 Magic Words Can Turn "No" Into "Yes", According to the World's Smartest Salespeople

Your challenge is to keep the conversation going while learning more about the prospect.<p>Many people foolishly believe that selling consists of pitching. Under this way of thinking, if you work hard to create a compelling sales pitch or elevator pitch, you'll get plenty of customers.<p>Maybe that's …

Paul McCartney’s Extraordinary Carpool Karaoke Tour of Liverpool With James Corden

A *huge* surprise makes this one of the all-time Carpool greats.<p>James Corden describes it as “quite possibly the best #CarpoolKaraoke we’ve done so …

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

The Secret All Waiters Know That You Should Use Today

Never underestimate the power of acknowledgment.<p>As a business leader, at some point you'll be called upon to share your journey of growth and lessons learned from early challenges, responsibilities, and jobs. I've been on the receiving end of these questions a few times - usually something along …

8 Questions Your Adult Children Need To Be Able To Answer

Many estate plans fail, and often not because of any flaws in the documents or the plans. The failures frequently occur because of the implementation and execution.<p>Often the critical actions are taken by others, usually one or more of your children. They’re likely to be the ones putting key parts …

The Death of Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations. To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. However, those days may soon be behind us. New digital …

Want to Live a Longer Life? Science Says You Should Change the Way You Walk

It seems it's wise to walk on the wild side.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Health advice is everywhere.<p>Why, you probably have a Fitbit or an Apple Watch permanently attached to you, so that it can nag you into your optimal …

In Sales, What Does Value Really Mean?

Your customer is looking to increase THEIR sales, THEIR customer loyalty, THEIR employee loyalty, THEIR productivity, THEIR morale, THEIR profit, and …

How A Cleaning Lady Inspired Awesome Leadership

In an interview with Adam Bryant of the <i>New York Times</i>, Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger shared a lesson he learned in college during a business strategy final exam. Bettinger needed to ace the test so he could graduate with a 4.0. He spent hours reviewing formulas and case studies. On the day of …

Leadership

If You Think Horror Movies Are Scary, Wait Until You Read These Novels

If you've ever wondered whether or not your love of horror movies and scary stories is creepy, this should give you some peace of mind: There's …

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Here Are 10 Things You Should Not Refrigerate

Certain items are at their prime when stored at room temperature.<p>1.Hot Sauce<p>It can live happily in the pantry for up to three …

Woman charged $7,000 for Amazon toilet paper delivery gets refund — more than two months later

SAN FRANCISCO — It took more than two months, but the Georgia woman charged $7,455 to have three cartons of toilet paper delivered from Amazon was refunded on Wednesday.<p>The culprit? Likely an unfortunate combination of an Amazon seller who overcharged for shipping, breaking Amazon rules, a buyer …

eCommerce

Many Successful People Are Driven By a Quality No One Likes to Admit

But there's a catch.<p>Real-estate mogul and “Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran was told she’d never make it.<p>After dumping her for her secretary in …

Watch Bruce Springsteen Induct Steven Van Zandt Into New Jersey Hall of Fame

Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at the New Jersey Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday to help honor E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt. …

When is it safe to drop term life insurance? There are factors to weigh before making call

<i>Dear Pete: I’m 57 years old, my kids are grown and out of the house, and I don’t really feel like I need all the life insurance I once carried. I currently have $500,000 worth of life insurance, but once the kids moved out and I fully funded my retirement income strategy, the half-million amount</i> …

Retirement

Retirees are leaving America to save money

Retired Americans who are down on their luck are moving out of the country to stretch their savings and Social Security income.<p>“For folks worried …

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

Send Handwritten Notes Like A Pro With These Simple Tips

Leverage the impact of handwritten notes without sacrificing the time and effort regularly associated with them.<p>Recently I received a handwritten Thank You note. It was odd because it was thanking me for a handwritten Thank You note I had sent a few weeks ago. Of course, I did what anyone in this …

Here's What a Financial Adviser Would Ask When Hiring an Adviser – and What You Should, Too!

To see if a prospective financial professional could be a good fit for you, take my 10-question list to your appointment.<p>Whenever I meet with …

11 Annoying Habits Of Salespeople That Damage The Experience For Prospects

The average manager or director at a Fortune 500 company receives 70-100+ emails every day. I should know; I spent nearly 20 years in Corporate America before joining a marketing technology startup earlier this year. I would estimate that 20-40% of the entire job of a manager or director is …

Selling

Sarah Sellers: the nurse who stunned the world at the Boston Marathon

The story was so good it seemed impossible to imagine. A 26-year-old woman with no sponsors or agents, who had run only one marathon in her life, finished second in Monday’s Boston Marathon, one of the world’s most prestigious road races. And no sooner had she crossed the finish line did the …

Marathons

How to Make Strategic Decisions in Sales

The question asked of me last week was this: “How do you think about making the right decision in sales?”<p>There is no way you can know with absolute …

Management

Dropbox's CEO reveals 4 of his favorite books on how to be a successful leader

Drew Houston always knew he wanted to run a tech company.<p>"I really admired all the great tech companies and even as a little kid, I admired the tech …

5 Investing Rules You Should Know by Heart

Waiting a decade to invest could mean you'll need to save $112,800 more to end up with the same nest egg.<p>Investing is key to financial success. If …

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

Leadership

The Best Way to Reheat a Slice of Pizza

There are some who claim that there's nothing more satisfying than looking in the fridge, discovering a box of leftover pizza, and grabbing a cold …

Recipes