Jennifer Huybregts

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The One Set of Skills Every Leader Needs (but Many Lack)

No one is born a leader. You may start with a gift of leadership, but you have to work hard to develop it fully.<p>What makes a good leader?<p>The answer varies widely depending whom you ask. Whether you're talking to researchers or practitioners, there's not a lot of consensus. But there's one trait …

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively …

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs

It's what every employee on the planet wishes and hopes for in a boss.<p>Sometimes the only way you'll truly know whether a leader's skills are genuine is to measure the manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, "This is too good to be true."<p>If you think your …

Apple is in talks to launch its own Venmo

Could the money-transfer service be called Apple Cash, perhaps?<p>Apple’s on-again, off-again flirtation with building its own money-transfer service appears to be back on.<p>The company has recently held discussions with payments industry partners about introducing its own Venmo competitor, according to …

Being agile was never about the process

We’ve come a long way since the Agile Alliance published its manifesto back in 2001. It feels like the majority of teams and companies doing software …

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think)

The biggest contributor to happiness might surprise you--and here's how to foster it.<p>According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't …

MasterCard to reduce credit card fees for CFIB member businesses

MasterCard and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business have struck a deal to reduce credit card interchange fee rates for CFIB's 109,000 …

SumUp co-founders are back with bookkeeping AI startup Zeitgold

The next time you go to your favorite restaurant or cocktail bar, talk with the manager about bookkeeping. Chances are that they’ll tell you that they waste a ton of time collecting and recording various documents. German startup Zeitgold wants to automate this pesky process so that you can spend …

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …

5 books Richard Branson thinks you should read

'Black Box Thinking' by Matthew Syed<p><i>Amazon</i><p>Failure is a key component of any successful system, but only if the people at the controls understand what …

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Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things

Or, if you like, try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively.<p>And that's why my <i>Inc.</i> colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.<p>Chris is an …