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48 Animated Videos Explain the History of Ideas: From Aristotle to Sartre

This year we've been featuring short animated videos from BBC Radio 4, all covering the big questions: How did everything begin? What makes us human? …

25 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader

You can improve your skills by watching lectures from these amazing and brilliant individuals.<p>If you're the owner of a business or someone in a management position, then you know how often employees, colleagues, and partners turn to you when they have questions, concerns, or need advice. Not only …

Self-improvement

The 7 Attributes of the Most Effective Sales Leaders

Every salesperson knows the quality of their sales manager will have a profound impact on their own success. A recent study I conducted proves this point. Sixty-nine percent of salespeople who exceeded their annual quota rated their sales manager as being excellent or above average. In addition, …

Management

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

5 Desktop Apps for Better Productivity

Developers need to get the most out of their computers. After all, the computer is the primary tool that developers rely on each & every day.<p>Over …

Software

Top 50 Best Selling Management Books of All Time

There are multiple aspects to being an effective manager, but the bottom line is: you will be responsible for overseeing and supervising a company’s …

Marcus Buckingham: Why All Talent Management Data Is Useless

I spoke with Marcus Buckingham about how HR departments are using bad data to make talent management decisions, the importance of data in an organization, and how companies need to start using the right data to make better decisions. Buckingham’s books have sold more than four million copies. His …

Leadership

100 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire Anyone

Motivational and inspirational quotes can pick you up on a bad day and inspire you to even greater heights.<p>Need a little inspiration? Need a quick burst of self motivation?<p>Here you go:<p>"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau<p>"If you are not willing …

Motivation

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

Much like riding a bike, the fastest way to learn any language is to learn by doing. Here's 7 ways to learn any language in days.

Language Learning

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Happiness

Bipolar could be the ‘price humans pay for higher intelligence and creativity’

Having a high IQ level in childhood has been linked to suffering mood disorders such as bipolar in later life following a recent study.<p>Through …

19 of the Best Books Written by Super-Successful CEOs | Inc.com

Business books are notorious for being loaded with MBA lard, trotting out "key takeaways" like "take risks," "build a great team," and "don't be afraid to fail."<p>But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have …

Leadership

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management