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“Black Panther” raises big questions about identity & loyalty

How the hit movie proves so effective<p>Black Panther confronted me with two big questions I find simultaneously longstanding and fresh.<p>The best stories …

Black Panther

The Church and Politics | Illuminare

Part 1: The Political Nature of the Church<p>I’ll like to welcome you to Illuminare this year. It’s the political season and since Illuminare deals with …

Theology

How CEOs Without College Degrees Got to the Top

Employers are continually upping the ante on academic credentials. Nearly a third of jobs that once required only a high-school diploma now demand a four-year college degree, while one in four jobs that used to require a bachelor’s degree now require a master’s degree. Meanwhile, 75% of Americans …

Leadership

Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

Entrepreneurship

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Leadership

9 bad manager mistakes that make good people quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain …

2 ways eating at night is sabotaging your health — and one myth you need to stop believing about it

It's late and you're hungry. Maybe you skipped a meal earlier in the day, and you're tired after working long hours.<p>Naturally, you stop to grab something to eat on the way home. If it's 10pm on a weeknight, your choices are usually limited — and may not be particularly healthy.<p>But there's more to …

Nutrition

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

Chevron's CEO Just Wrote an Extraordinary LinkedIn Message That Is a Master Class in Leadership | Inc.com

After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his career journey, he left us with a masterful lesson in leadership. Openly admitting to what he …

Leadership

How to deal with a boss who denies reality

A behavioral scientist’s guide to tactful truth telling.<p>‘Tis the season for holiday parties at the office.<p>While they’re great for building workplace camaraderie and team spirit, when was the last time a colleague—perhaps fueled by too much alcohol—said something so ridiculous that it made your jaw …

Psychology

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -effective Way To Fight Depression Disorder

Feeling sad and gloomy during difficult time of the life is a normal situation experienced by every human being. But, the constant feelings of …

Screw The Golden Rule: Managers, Do Not Treat Employees The Way You'd Like To Be Treated. Here's Why | Inc.com

"Treat others the way you'd like to be treated."<p>This is The Golden Rule we all learned growing up. As a manager or CEO in a company, you'd think it would make sense to follow it too. Managers should treat their employees the way they'd like to be treated, right?<p>Not quite.<p>In a recent interview I did …

The Workplace

How to know when an employee isn’t telling the truth, according to a woman who catches liars for a living

Pamela Meyer, an author and certified fraud examiner, says we are lied to anywhere from 10 to 200 times each day, according to her 2011 TED Talk, …

Body Language

Leading Effectively When You Inherit a Mess

An executive I work with recently stepped into the biggest challenge of her career. Recruited from outside the organization, she faced multiple problems: The business was losing money, costs were bloated, customer loyalty was fading, and key talent was defecting. Her predecessor had made a failed …

Management

Neuroscience Just Revealed That Your Brain Prefers This to Bullet Points in Presentations | Inc.com

Experts already have deemed bullet points in presentations and speeches a big no-no, and rightly so. It's hard for your audience to concentrate both on a bullet point and what you're saying, so listeners aren't as likely to remember your information. And there's the fact that the brain remembers …

Neuroscience

7 Myths About Emotions That Will Prevent You From Being Mentally Strong | Inc.com

Even though emotions influence how you perceive events and how you make decisions, most people spend very little time talking about their feelings.<p>To avoid the awkwardness of saying, "I feel sad," many people are more likely to say things like, "I had a lump in my throat," or "I have butterflies in …

Emotional Intelligence

Professional Actors Train Themselves to Exude Confidence--and So Can You | Inc.com

Some people just seem to be born confident. When they enter a room, you feel the power of their presence. They don't hesitate to ask for what they want--a raise, a promotion, or a free upgrade on a flight. And when they speak, people listen.<p>But are they really born that way? Or can confidence be …

InterAct

6 Powerful Leadership Lessons From World Champion Steve Kerr | Inc.com

There are leaders, then there are great leaders. When you experience a great leader in everyday life, it's a different experience.<p>Enter Steve Kerr, head coach of the 2017 NBA World Champion Golden State Warriors. His team battled the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, and beat them 4 games …

Basketball

15 Qualities of the Perfect Employee | Inc.com

In today's global business environment, hiring (and keeping) the right employee is one of the most difficult jobs a manager has. Often leaders focus on the skill sets needed to get a job done right and overlook basic skills and personality traits critical to being a valued and productive team …

Employment

The secrets to handling workplace aggression

How not to pull a Mr. Met<p>Unless you’re an ultimate fighter, aggression has no place in the workplace.<p>Earlier this week, an interaction with a fan …

Los Angeles

How To Wear Heels With Ease: 5 Simple Tips

– Wear heels without pain and discomfort<p>– Keep your feet comfortable in high heels<p><b>How to wear heels</b><p>High heels have become an essential part of most …

10 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in Life | Inc.com

There's a saying that children are the future. If you're a parent, or are considering becoming a parent sometime in the future, you should give some thought to how you would raise your offspring to become the most successful that they can.<p>With my 30's creeping up, I've taken an interest in learning …

Self-improvement

How Does Sunscreen Work And What The Numbers Mean? SPF Ratings And Facts

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its annual guide to sunscreens Monday explaining how sunscreens work and why all products do not help …

Are You a Great Leader? Here's the Only Proof That Matters | Inc.com

Bending your arm awkwardly up over your neck, almost popping a socket to pat your own back? That's not really possible for most of us (or advisable).<p>Yet, many high-ranking executives in business and brand new startups alike will proclaim that they're great leaders, thinking a big win on the sales …

Leadership

4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive.<p>One of those critical skills for success that made the top 10 list? Wait for it ... emotional intelligence.<p>According to emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

The One Chemical Peel You Need to Try for Stunning Skin

You've cleansed, toned, moisturized, and sunscreened routinely for six months straight. You may have even invested in facials, tried an at-home microcurrent device, or derma-rolled through gritted teeth (please, collagen, appear overnight). And yet, somehow, your skin just doesn’t glow from the …

Skin Care

Silicon Valley has idolized Steve Jobs for decades—and it’s finally paying the price

Steve Jobs has been called the greatest businessman the world has ever seen and the best CEO of this generation.<p>But he’s also the same man who would allegedly yell at people for 30 minutes straight, cut in front of his employees at lunchtime, berate hospitality and restaurant staff, park in …

Writing Your Résumé When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect Your Responsibilities

You’re ready to make a career move, up to a higher level or into a different industry or an entirely new field. But your current title doesn’t match the titles on the job postings that most excite you. How do you avoid your applications getting tossed by HR or automated filters? How do you use your …

Management

9 Actions Successful Leaders Take Daily That Speak Louder Than Words

Leadership is not a pose or a title but the willingness to take responsibility and give credit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How can you spot a leader?<p>Is it because they have a nametag that proudly displays “Manager.” Are they the founder of a startup? A …

Leadership

For vulnerable high school girls in Japan, a culture of ‘dates’ with older men

TOKYO — High school dating? No big deal in many parts of the world — but in Japan, it means something quite different.<p>Here, “high school dating” matches girls in uniforms with men in their 40s and 50s and beyond. And it means money changing hands.<p>Sometimes this involves a walk around the block or a …

Japan