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Bill and Melinda Gates Just Wrote an Extraordinary Annual Letter That Teaches Us 7 Powerful Leadership Lessons

In their astounding Annual Letter released yesterday, Bill and Melinda Gates take us to leadership school.<p>A decade ago, Bill and Melinda Gates began writing about their enormous philanthropic efforts impacting the world, which they highlight in their annual letter.<p>They just released their 10th …

Leadership

This Best-Selling Management Expert Nailed The Definition of Leadership in 6 Words

Warning: This is cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …

Leadership

What Is Strategic Agility?

As I suggested here and here, the subject of Strategic Agility is important because it’s central to the key business issue: how to make money from Agile? If the Agile movement is only about creating great workplaces for software developers (also important!) but doesn’t generate better business …

Innovation

6 Sure Ways to Tell if You Work for a Toxic Company

If you're coming home complaining to your spouse about your miserable work, it may be for these unfortunate reasons.<p>Ever feel like you're walking on egg shells at work? Your opinions don't matter, you're afraid of making mistakes, and the culture is one of fear and intimidation.<p>Most likely, if …

Want to Be a Better Leader This Year? Start With This 1 Rare Habit

In 1970, Robert K. Greenleaf wrote a classic that has stood the test of time. One of the practices in his book defines the best leaders today.<p>In Robert K. Greenleaf's classic 1970 essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, he recorded his personal observations over the course of 38 years (while employed at AT&T) …

The science is in — why gluten sensitivity is probably fake

Unless you have Celiac Disease, your sensitivity to "gluten" probably has nothing to do with gluten at all. Following is the transcript of the video.<p>Your gluten sensitivity may not be caused by gluten. A recent study shows that the real culprit could be fructan. Fructan is a type of carbohydrate. …

Celiac Disease

7 Planners That Will Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever

When digital tools fall short, these paper planners will help you get organized<p>Last year, one of my top articles on Inc was a roundup of the planners that I recommended for maximizing productivity, honing your focus, and getting more done in 2017. So this year, I'm revisiting some of those …

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance

Looking for a burst of motivation when the going gets tough? These inspirational quotes will help you keep pursuing your dreams.<p>Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and …

Motivation

With 1 Amazing Word, Dee Hock, Founder of VISA, defines leadership, and destroys the modern education system

We've got it all backwards. Leadership and education have nothing in common with the way they've been defined the last 100 years. Dee Hock sets us straight.<p>In a past Inc. article we explored why management and leadership have nothing in common, and that management of people is unhealthy for any …

Leadership

Quantifying and exploring the recent national increase in surgical stabilization of rib fractures

BACKGROUND Surgical stabilization of rib fractures (SSRF) has become pivotal in the management of severe chest injuries. Recent literature supports …

Attempting to validate the overtriage/undertriage matrix at a Level I trauma center

BACKGROUND The Optimal Resources Document mandates trauma activation based on injury mechanism, physiologic and anatomic criteria and recommends …

Popular writing app gets major update with Scrivener 3

For those of us who do a large amount of writing whether for a living or just for fun, there are a few different apps to choose from. As of today, one of the top choices is getting even better with a huge update. Welcome to Scrivener 3.<p>Scrivener has historically had a smaller, but almost cultish …

Writing

The Drugs Don't Work: Antibiotic Resistance And The End Of Modern Medicine

Antibiotics have arguably been the single most important discovery of modern medicine and their invention has saved millions of lives.<p>But, to …

Medicine

Timing matters when patients need gallstone and weight-loss surgeries

(Reuters Health) - Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests.<p>For the study, researchers examined data on about 79,000 patients who had surgery to …

Want Success? Help More, Judge Less.

We are often quick to judge others, without thinking about the biases that affect these judgments.<p>Like George W. Bush recently said, "Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions ... "<p>This hypocrisy of judgment harms our ability to be fair …

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

Human Resources

This 150 Year-Old Letter Shows Exactly How Exceptional Bosses Make Their Employees Feel

Motivated? Sure. Inspired? Absolutely. But just as General Grant did for Sherman, there's another way every employee should feel.<p>In late 1864 Union General William T. Sherman marched into Atlanta, crippling the southern war economy. The practical effect was massive but so was the psychological …

Ulysses S. Grant

Apple's picks for apps for doctors, nurses, patients and medical students

MobiHealthNews took a look at Apple's top <b>picks of medical apps in the AppStore.</b> Their offerings span seven categories and 88 apps and run the gamut …

Researchers Find Women Make Better Surgeons Than Men

If you had a choice between going under the knife with a female surgeon or a male surgeon, which would you choose? Would your surgeon’s gender even …

Medical Technology

Read: Over 32 000 fake licenses exposed in SA

Image Credits: YouTube/ Africadoc<p>Going to a new doctor anytime soon? Well, you better make sure they’re the real deal before you do, especially after …

The Gruesome, Bloody World of Victorian Surgery

A new book follows Joseph Lister as he ushers surgery into the modern age.<p>Joseph Lister came of age as surgery was being transformed. With the invention of anesthesia, operations could move beyond two-minute leg amputations that occasionally lopped off a testicle in haste. (True story.) But as …

Medicine

New compound kills cancer without harming healthy cells

Scientists have developed a small molecule that directly triggers suicide in cancer cells without harming healthy cells.<p>In the journal <i>Cancer Cell</i>, …

Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease.<p>You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure …

Neuroscience

Here Are The Top 10 Most Unnecessary Medical Treatments, According to Scientists

Way too much of a good thing!<p>A recent literature study on medical care in the US has put forward ten diagnostic procedures and treatments that were …

New heart attack test could give thousands of patients an instant all-clear

A new blood test could see hundreds of thousands of patients with suspected heart attacks sent home from hospital in minutes, after being given the all-clear in an instant.<p>More than 2 million people a year arrive at Accident & Emergency departments suffering chest pains, and have to undergo a …

Medical Research

Researchers Reversed Multiple Sclerosis In Animal Models, High Success Rate Of Complete Remission

The mouse version of multiple sclerosis can be sent into complete remission and prevented with a new gene therapy technique that stops the disease’s …

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, NC, may have discovered a new way of killing off cancer cells.<p>The team was jointly led by Dr. Matthias …

Breaking Down Silos Is a Myth, Do This Instead

Horizontal connections are what's important<p>Nobody likes a silo. Or a stovepipe for that matter. These insular structures restrict the flow of information, which makes it hard to coordinate action and adapt to change. In some cases, it can even lead to disastrous consequences like the General Motors …

Management

The Best Business Advice I Have Ever Received

<b>Five Rules To Live By</b><p>I daydream a lot at 30,000 feet. This doesn’t bother me too much because lately it seems like I am getting paid for the things I used to get detentions for, namely doodling and wondering “what if.”<p>On today’s flight, I am daydreaming about business axioms. Specifically, I am …

Leadership