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Most CEOs Are Not Thought Leaders. Here's Why | Inc.com

When I played hockey growing up, I didn't just want to have fun--I wanted to make it to the NHL and win the Stanley Cup.<p>When I started playing World of Warcraft as a 14 year old, I didn't just want to kill hours in front of my computer--I wanted to become one of the greatest World of Warcraft …

Leadership

3 Easy Exercises That Will Make You Mentally Stronger in Just 5 Minutes | Inc.com

Whether you're tempted to skip the gym because you don't feel like getting off the couch or you're questioning whether you were cut out to be an entrepreneur, it isn't easy to summon the mental strength you need to reach your goals.<p>But before you blame your less than stellar performance on your …

Self-help

How to Start Your Own Business Using Any 1 of These 12 Marketing Skills | Inc.com

Maybe you want to start a business. But maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job -- at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle, but you're not sure where to start.<p>If you have marketing skills, the following is exactly where you can start.<p>This a guest post from Jake Kurtz, a media …

‘Death Note’ Review: Adam Wingard’s Netflix Adaptation Is a Whitewashed Waste of Time

Part of you will wish this had been a Netflix show instead of a Netflix movie — part of you will wish Netflix had left it alone altogether.<p>Adapting …

Elon Musk And Over 100 AI Experts Are Urging The UN to Ban Killer Robots

Before it's too late.<p>Elon Musk and more than 100 leaders and experts in artificial intelligence (AI) have come together urging the UN to commit to an …

Artificial Intelligence

6 Easy Ways to Get the Respect You Want | Inc.com

Respect and leadership go hand in hand. It's a fundamental principle: To lead others, you first have to earn their respect. But it goes much deeper. Great leadership creates a climate of respect, an environment that sets high standards and supports everyone in doing their best.<p>Unfortunately, there …

Leadership

20 bots that can help you build your startup

Tens of thousands of bots have been built to do things like promote movies and sell chicken wings, but there’s also an entire league of bots created to help businesses grow and streamline tasks. Chances are pretty good you will need more than just bots to get your business off the ground, but the …

10 uncomfortable things that will make you happy and successful

Wouldn't it be fantastic if the road to success and happiness were an easy one? Unfortunately, as we all know, this isn't the case. The reality is, …

Self-improvement

Why 99 Percent of All Meetings Are a Complete Waste of Money | Inc.com

Here's an elephant in the meeting room that no one ever discusses: Meetings are hugely expensive. During the next meeting you attend, add up the hourly cost of every person in the room. Then imagine--which shouldn't be hard if you own a small business--that you're writing the check for that …

Management

10 Bedtime Rituals That Help You Reflect, Relax, Sleep and Succeed

The better you sleep at night, the better chance you have succeeding during the day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What you do before bed has a significant impact on what your subconscious mulls over while you sleep, and on your mental state when you wake up the next …

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed | Inc.com

Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them enlightenment in business.<p>Why this book in particular? Well, the nonfiction publication--released almost half a …

Want to 10X Your Business? Expand Into This Market, Says This Serial Entrepreneur | Inc.com

"China has the scale that no other country has at the moment. It's not an easy process to build a business in China. You need to be patient, and you need to know the right people to work with. But for companies that have the right strategy in place, building a presence in China can 10X your …

Online Life

Steve Jobs's 1 Simple Habit to Boost Happiness, Productivity, and Creativity | Inc.com

More than 2,400 years ago, Hippocrates stated, "walking is man's best medicine." While this was shared from a health perspective, walking being your best medicine encompasses all aspects of your life. Steve Jobs was notorious for taking walking meetings along with Mark Zuckerberg.<p>Besides those two …

Immune System

Why do programmers wear headphones? For the same reason that you can’t juggle.

Some call it eliminating distractions. Some call it <i>flow</i>. Tuning out of your immediate surroundings has been shown to increase focus on internal …

3 Tough Truths About Our “Priorities” No One Wants to Admit

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<br>― Annie Dillard</i>Fifteen years ago he walked into my dorm room on the verge of tears.“I …

Think You're Too Old to Start a Business? This Is Why You're Wrong | Inc.com

Something's been bothering me more and more over the past couple of years. It's the notion that older entrepreneurs don't have the skills and talent to compete with those in their 20s. It's disappointing to me that the macrotechnology shift to a mobile and social media landscape has siphoned the …

How to Use Pain to Become Mentally Stronger (Most Successful People Do This Naturally) | Inc.com

1. Tell the truth and feel the pain<p>Is it hard to get started on experiencing all that truth and pain and humiliation? Do you find you're haunted by a disappointment but not doing much about it? One of my favorite tricks is to sit down and write out the experience. Journal the whole story, what …

Success

3 Simple Habits That Will Stop You From Procrastinating | Inc.com

Admit it - you've procrastinated once or twice in your life. You might even be a habitual procrastinator.<p>You know what I'm talking about: Putting off a task when you know you should be doing something else. Delaying a task only makes you feel large amounts of guilt and stress.<p>So why do we do …

Procrastination

Your Expertise Means Nothing Without This Important Trait | Inc.com

The problem is not that we lack the needed information, but that we are unwilling to apply it once we have it. We already know what it's going to take to be successful in our careers/lives, but often lack the self-control to establish boundaries, set goals, and make the necessary …

Time Management

3 Lessons About Mental Toughness You Can Learn From Yoda

You might never use the Force, but you can learn a couple of tricks from the little green Jedi.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yoda, Jedi Master and hand puppet, once said, “Do or do not -- there is no try.”<p>Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not (although I’m not sure …

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't | Inc.com

Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make sense.<p>Over the past three decades of coaching top leaders and entrepreneurs all over the world, I …

Leadership

10 Signs You're A Terrible Leader

Every business owner or CEO has a learning curve when taking on a leadership position. Being the head honcho isn’t easy, and leadership skills aren’t always innate—it can take time to grow into the position.<p>Unfortunately, there are times when a manager or boss is simply a bad leader. Maybe they had …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

10 Ways You Could Be Giving Away Your Power (Without Even Realizing It)

Empowering other people is productive. But giving away your personal power sabotages your chances of success.<p>As long as you allow other people to have a negative influence over the way you think, feel, and behave, you’ll struggle reach your greatest potential. Giving away your power robs you of …

Self-help

Why You Should Wake Up at 5 A.M. Every Day | Inc.com

I used to wake up before dawn. My roommate and I would stumble down the streets of NYC at 5 in the morning and talk about anything and everything our brains could handle. (As for why we decided to wake up at dawn, it was because our third roommate didn't think we could do it. Our competitive side …

Time I

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

Want to Stop Procrastinating? Try the 10-Minute Rule | Inc.com

"I know what I need to do. I just can't make myself do it." That's a statement I've heard more times than I could count in my therapy office.<p>Procrastination is a bad mental habit and that can get worse over time. But the 10-minute rule can help you develop the self-discipline you need to tackle …

Quit Working 40 Hours a Week (and Do This Instead) | Inc.com

What's the ideal number of hours a person should work each week?<p>Back in the machine age, when a great many workers spent their days on assembly lines, unions fought for a 40-hour week--and researchers backed them up. After that many hours, their studies told them, productivity fell off a cliff.<p>But …

This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Let’s say you had the chance to interview 1,500+ successful entrepreneurs. And what if you were trying to discover the one key success secret they all have in common? Would you be excited to know the answer? And what do you think you’d find?<p>Meet John Lee Dumas, who has done exactly that. After …

Self-improvement