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How Great Leaders Keep Top Performers Happy and Productive | Inc.com

When asked what their company's No. 1 asset is, smart leaders will answer that it's their employees. Yet a whopping 50 percent of employees who leave a company do so because of their relationship with the boss.<p>There are obvious consequences in lacking a culture that embodies positive company values …

Employee Engagement

The Best Free Online Courses for Professionals | Inc.com

It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll be ready to take your career into your own …

Northwestern University

The Motivation Strategy That Works Every Time

An expert claims this simple strategy can help anyone achieve just about anything.<p>Here's how most of us approach motivation: we wait around for something to fire us up to reach a goal (maybe it's the inspiration of a new year, maybe it's a particularly amazing role model) and then we expect that …

20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

Travel

How Training Like an Ironman Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

Training for an Ironman and running a business have more in common than you may think.<p><i>Trevor Outman, MBA is Co-Founder & Principal Partner of Shipware, a San Diego-based parcel consulting and audit firm that has helped some of the world's most recognizable brands reduce parcel shipping costs an</i> …

7 Habits For 7 Days That Will Ensure 365 Days of Happiness

Do you want to be happy?That's a question everybody would in unison answer with a resounding 'yes" to.We all want to be happy and try every day to …

Happiness

The Fundamental Difference Between Leading and Managing: Influence Versus Direction

Leaders influence. Managers direct. While it may not be that black and white, leaders generally do focus on what matters and why as managers focus on how. Both use different forms of influence and direction at different times. But leaders have a bias to influencing by inspiring and enabling through …

­52 Business Books the Fortune 500 CEOs Think You Should Read | Inc.com

<b>The scene</b>: Two college students, running to class, checking their phones, and finding emails from Fortune 500 CEOs.<p>Is this real life?<p>This is what happens when a desire to learn collides with the generosity of America's top business leaders. We (Grant Hensel and Julia Wittrock) graduated from …

Leadership

How much sex will make me happy?

If you are in a couple, it will make you happiest if you have it once a week. But having it more often won’t increase your happiness<p>You can’t have too much of a good thing, can you? And sex is definitely a good thing. Several studies show that couples are likely to be satisfied with their …

Happiness

9 Secrets Successful Leaders Know | Inc.com

What does it take to be successful as a top executive in a big company--or as an entrepreneur? Nicole Shariat Farb has been both. She was head of Emerging Private Companies at Goldman Sachs until two years ago, when she left to co-found the DIY and artisan gift site Darby Smart. The site now serves …

Profit

21 Books by Billionaires That Will Teach You How to Rule the Business World | Inc.com

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who've achieved the peak of professional and financial success?<p>That's why we've rounded up 21 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons …

Ralph Lauren

The 15 Most Influential Thought Leaders in Business

You can credit some of the biggest trends in business to the ideas of these authors and professors.<p>Behind some of the world's biggest trends in business are management thinkers whose research influences powerful executives and scrappy entrepreneurs alike.<p>You can credit Harvard Business School …

The 1 Thing Great Bosses Do And Terrible Ones Don't | Inc.com

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>Do you ever lie on your sofa at night and think back to all the bosses you ever had?<p>If you do, perhaps you should get out more.<p>Still, if you've done it even once, what did you think is the …

Employment

The last 58 days at the University of Missouri

<b>Someone called the student body president the N-word.</b><p>As the Missourian notes, the outcry at Mizzou can be traced back to Sept. 12, when Missouri Students Assn. President Payton Head posted a note on his Facebook page about how a man on a pickup truck repeatedly called him a racial epithet while he …

Justice

12 Leadership Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever individuals like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, or Richard Branson speak, we have a tendency to listen because we want to learn from how their achieved that level of success. And, it turns out that wealthy people are leaders who …

Etsy Entrepreneurs Share 7 Secrets to Their Success

<i>By Teddy Nykiel</i><p>It started as a mix of desperation and creativity. Claudia Lucero was up to her ears in student loans, and she needed some extra cash to make her payments. So in 2009 she took her hobby - making homemade cheese - and launched an Etsy business selling cheese-making kits.<p>Her goal was …

30 CEOs Reveal Their Daily Habits for Success

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