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This One Thing Will Help You Keep Your Cast-Iron Skillet in Perfect Shape

I have a go-to cast-iron skillet that I love and rely on, one that I use several times a week for everything from hash to skillet pizza to seared …

Food

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

Mathematics

Highly Motivated Employees Have a Boss That Always Does This One Thing | Inc.com

How do you motivate employees?<p>It's not always about higher wages. Or a comfortable chair. Or making sure there are free bagels in the break room. In my experience, motivating someone on your team is all about setting a vision for the future, but to do that you have to get into the nitty-gritty …

Employment

5 ways to communicate with a stressed-out co-worker

You approach your co-worker’s desk with a simple question.<p>“Hey there, Stacy,” you say with a smile on your face, “Do you have an update on when …

Self-help
Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement

6 bad mental habits everyone should unlearn, according to a life coach who teaches people to be happier

I enjoy noticing the impact it has on my day and my life. Sometimes equally important is identifying what habits we have that negate all of the positive mindset gearing we do.<p>Put simply, we need to do some unlearning.<p>Here are six things that many of us are guilty of that sabotage our success, peace …

Happiness

How You Argue With Your Partner Matters, Study Says

New research looks at two different ways parents argue and how they can affect a child's emotional well-being.<p>You probably know that fighting with your partner in front of your kids isn't ideal. Studies around home conflict have shown that kids who experience their parents arguing process emotions …

University of Arizona
Project Management

Here's The Top Emotional Need of Employees (And Why You Should You Really Care) | Inc.com

No helicopter leaders need read this (unless you want to change your tactics).<p>I'll get right to the bottom line.<p>An employee's primary emotional need is..... acceptance.<p>Now you know.<p>The big question is what do you do with this information.<p>Some background first.The biggest surge of workers at this …

Leadership

How to Help an Employee Who Rubs People the Wrong Way

If you’ve ever cringed in a meeting when your direct report was talking, you know how tough it can be to watch a team member undermine themselves. Maybe the person is interrupting colleagues too often. Or being condescending, or even combative. No matter the specific behavior, your employee is …

Self-help

6 Courageous Acts Of Bosses We Love

Great leaders demonstrate courage. The forms are varied and the situations that require it diverse, but leaders need to find the mettle to do hard things. This goes beyond making tough calls. Being courageous may mean a leader admits a failure or asks her team to hold her accountable. It can look …

Sheryl Sandberg

Richard Branson Just Schooled Us All About Being on Time | Inc.com

It's ok. You can admit it. We've all done it.<br>There's probably some meetings sitting on your calendar right now that you don't know why they're there, or that you aren't interested in, or worse - you're dreading going to.<p>So why did you agree to them in the first place?<p>Richard Branson is arguably one …

Richard Branson

Why Do Employees Really Quit Their Jobs? Research Says It Comes Down to These Top 8 Reasons | Inc.com

I've done a lot of research over the years to drill down to the most likely reason for employees to quit and answer the question, "How do you stop the bleeding?"<p>As in bleeding money. The cost of employee turnover is exorbitant, with some recent estimates putting the price at $45,000 to $150,000 to …

Leadership

4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader | Inc.com

While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I have worked with teams all over the world, from …

Leadership

5 Subtle Ways To Fall Even Deeper In Love With Your Partner | Women's Health

In order to have a loving and thriving relationship, a couple needs to have a good energy flow and synergy. But it can be hard for people to know where to start when creating this type of relationship. But the 5 C's can help when used as a guide.<p>They also offer opportunities to improve the level of …

This Original Letter From Jeff Bezos to Amazon Shareholders Teaches Some Extraordinary Lessons in Leadership | Inc.com

In just over two decades, Amazon managed to go from online bookseller to the largest retailer in the United States. Today, there's almost nothing Amazon doesn't sell... and if you can think of something, be sure CEO Jeff Bezos is trying to find a way to change that.<p>Of course, success like this …

Business Strategy

CC’ing the Boss on Email Makes Employees Feel Less Trusted

Ali is sitting at his desk, clearing out his email inbox. Tamika, a colleague, has sent him a question about a client they share, and Ali isn’t entirely sure of the answer. So when he replies, he figures he’ll cc their team leader, so that she can chime in if he’s gotten anything wrong. Ali thinks …

Management

"Shower Plants" Are the Easiest Way to Keep Your Bathroom Clean

Even those with a black thumb will love this idea!<p>To take advantage of all the beauty (and health benefits!) that plants have to offer, a growing number of homeowners are adding them to an often overlooked area in the home — the shower. In fact, searches for "shower plants" have increased by more …

As A Leader, Are You A Fighter, A Fixer Or A Friend?

What’s your leadership style? Are you a friend, fixer or fighter?<p>When discovering your leadership style, it’s easy to slip into some bad habits. Some of the best-intentioned leaders are guilty of micromanaging, changing directions, and trying to be “just one of the gang.” We’ve all been there, but …

Leadership

The 15-minute weekly habit that eased my work anxiety—and made my boss trust me more

I once had a boss who would send me a series of two-word emails throughout the day, each one bearing the same message: “Call me.” Each time I received one of these emails, the hairs on the back of my neck would stiffen and my stomach would churn violently. This reaction made no sense—I was reliable …

9 Ways to Be Indispensable That Never Appear on Performance Appraisals | Inc.com

Nearly every performance appraisal evaluates qualities like teamwork, attention to detail, dependability, creativity, leadership -- those skills and attributes are basically a given. Every solid employee possesses those important -- and relatively easy to define -- qualities.<p>In fact, some employees …

Self-improvement

23 Romantic Love Quotes That Instantly Make You Think of Someone Special

Though it may seem like the language of love is slowly getting killed by texting, all you need is a few reminders that romance is still out there. We looked to Instagram to find beautiful love quotes that will make your heart swell. You might recognize a few or discover your newest favorite, but …

Relationships

A famous scorecard taught at Harvard Business School can help you improve your life and relationships

I’ve always known that I’m addicted to achievement. But it’s only in the past few years that I’ve realized that can be a bad thing.<p>Every year, when New Year’s Eve rolled around, I used to set resolutions like “run 13 half-marathons in 2013” (because #medals). That particular year, I hit the goal. I …

Management

7 Things the Smartest Leaders Do at the Start of Every Year | Inc.com

When we look at the major priorities and initiatives for growing your business in 2017, we need to take a cue from the Global Leadership Forecast study, conducted by DDI and the Conference Board.<p>Their crystal ball is clear: Leaders just aren't ready to lead. In the research, four of the top 10 …

Leadership

Kodi: The ultimate guide

Cord cutters are raving about Kodi.<p>Kodi is an open-source media center app that's been developed and built out over the past decade. Its latest build …

Raspberry Pi releases an OS to breathe new life into old PCs

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an experimental version of its Linux-based Pixel OS for Windows and Mac PCs. The OS, originally designed to run only on the Raspberry Pi hobby board, comes with the Chromium web browser and a suite of productivity and coding tools. "We asked ourselves one …

Raspberry Pi

Building An Innovation Culture (When You're Stuck With A Lot Of Non-innovators On Payroll)

How do you encourage a culture of innovation at your company, when your employees seem all too comfortable going along with the status quo?<p>It’s not going to be easy at first, but there is a process. Let’s say you’re the CEO, or a division head, and you wake up one morning, gung ho to bring your …

Innovation

Warning: Is Your Selflessness Sabotaging Your Success?

It hurts me to write this.<p>For years, we've been programmed to feel like putting our needs first is sinful, nasty, disgraceful, greedy. As a result, we often put our tails between our legs and neglect our own wants and needs. We put others first, to our detriment.<p>You gave your time, and what did …

Happiness

How to Own the Room: 6 Steps for Boosting Your Executive Presence | Inc.com

You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>My coaching clients and the people who take my seminars often voice a similar frustration. By any objective measure, these leaders are ready to move up in their careers, and yet promotions …

Body Language