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4 things that will make you more motivated, happy, and creative at work

Harvard’s Teresa Amabile gave office workers something very simple: diaries. Then she reviewed their ups and downs and drew connections. What she …

Creativity

The Most Important Factor in Closing a Deal: 3 Ways Modern Sales Pros Build Trust | Inc.com

Great salespeople close more deals. But finalizing the sale comes at the <i>end</i> of the process.<p>And you'll never get to that point in the sales process if you don't start by building trust, especially since trust is the biggest factor buyers consider. So how do you create an atmosphere of trust with …

Thought Leadership

The 7 Best Business Books I Read In 2017 | Inc.com

Most of these books were published in 2017. One was published in 2016, but I just recently discovered it a few months back. And two of these books won't be released until 2018, but I got my paws on them early.<p>Tim Ferriss released another monster book, as he is known for doing. How Ferriss came up …

Books

The High-Cost, High-Risk World of Modern Pet Care

Veterinarian John Robb steers his Chrysler out of the parking lot, gliding past the Dunkin’ Donuts and the boarded-up furniture store, and leaves …

Pets

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Body Language

Even if you’ve forgotten the language you spoke as a child, it still stays with you

Natasha Mumbi Nkonde tells me she’s “haunted” by what she sounded like as a child. Nkonde, who was born in Zambia in 1984 and moved to the UK when she was six, remembers speaking two different languages—Bemba and Nyanja. Naturally, she was forced to switch to English once she migrated to Britain. …

Language Learning

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He wanted things to be done his way.<p>But he also believed in the power of …

Self-improvement

Turkey Banh Mi

Step 1<p>Mix cucumber slices, carrot ribbons, ginger, jalapeño, vinegar, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside, stirring every 10 minutes, until …

16 Quotes That Will Give You an Attitude of Gratitude on Thanksgiving | Inc.com

This time of year is supposed to be a season of gratitude, but too often it becomes a time of nothing but stress. Some people need reminders of how to keep perspective, stay positive, and revel in life's joy.<p>Not everyone thinks gratitude is an easy or desirable thing. Joseph Stalin said, "Gratitude …

Daenerys Stormborn, Jon Snow and the Real Enemy of Higher Education

Public disinvestment is our Army of the Dead.

Higher Education

18 Ways to Recognize Learning as the Culture | Rethinking Learning

When you walk into your school, what do you see? Are kids motivated to learn? Do you see effort and persistence? Are teachers excited about all the …

Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

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The Post

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Leadership

What Is Your Teaching Philosophy: Developing Your Interview Approach

When you apply for a job as a teacher, you may be asked about your teaching philosophy. This is not the sort of question you should fumble—you’ll …

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated.<p>Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly …

Education