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13 Incredible New Books to Add to Your Bookshelf This Month

Books

Why We Should Be Disagreeing More at Work

When I worked as a management consultant, I had a client that I thought of as difficult. Let’s call her Marguerite. She and I didn’t see eye to eye on much. I disagreed with the direction she was taking our project, the people she chose to involve, and the pace at which she thought we should do our …

Leadership

18 Ways to Make Employee Town Halls More Engaging in 2018 | Inc.com

If your organization holds employee town hall meetings, chances are you're already planning your first session of 2018. That's why it's a great time to resolve to make next year's town halls more energetic and engaging.<p>After all, town halls are a valuable way for employees to hear from leaders, …

Employee Engagement

How to train your brain to meet your weight loss goals in 2018

To many, January 1st is the start of a familiar cycle. The initial few weeks of the year, you’re a paragon of health. You make it to the gym four times a week and stick to your diet plan. But then, Valentine’s Day rolls around, and you give into the office candy jar—three times in one day. Then in …

Fitness

I Tried a Bullet Journal for One Week—Here’s What Happened

In case you haven’t heard: Bullet journaling is a thing (it’s also known as bujo-ing or productivity journaling). The idea: Combine all your to-dos, …

Productivity

11 Old-Fashioned Ways People Showed Kindness That We Should Bring Back

It seems our schedules are so jam-packed these days, there's very little time left over to slow down and be kinder to one another. This is evidenced …

A beginner's guide to investing in the stock market like a non-beginner

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Stock Markets

The Best Leaders Know This Is The Key to Making Good Decisions | Inc.com

I recently wrote about how the best CEOs use a mindful approach to overcome the most common leadership mistakes. While CEOs may specifically worry about being great leaders, we all have situations where we haven't made the best calls. We just usually don't realize it until it's too late.<p>So what can …

Mindfulness

How to Manage Someone Who Thinks Everything Is Urgent

We’ve all been in situations in which we couldn’t wait for a slow-moving or overly cautious employee to take action. But at the other extreme, some employees have such a deep need to get things resolved that they move too quickly, or too intensely, and make a mess. They may make a bad deal just to …

Management

Why Efficiency Apps are Destroying Your Efficiency, and What to Do About It

I love a quick fix. From that vitamin pill that promised instant weight loss and a six pack, to the seminar that was going to show me the three …

4 Ways to Be a More Authentic Leader--and Why It Matters | Inc.com

As a leader, you probably look to other leaders for tips on how to think and behave in order to be effective and successful in your role. Some leadership skills may come naturally to you while others may be outside of your comfort zone. While it's important to push yourself to grow and learn, you …

Leadership

12 books every leader should read

Are you looking for a good book to give you a fresh perspective on business?<p>Look no further than the 12 books included below. These 12 books are …

Public Relations

3 Top Traits of Effective Agile Leaders | Inc.com

Even if you don't come from a software background, you've likely heard of "Agile." It's been around for decades, but was made popular in 2001 with the introduction of the "Agile Manifesto" and it has since spread to teams and organizations of all sizes and industries.<p>This, however, is not an …

Project Management

How Smart People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Self-help

The Only Cake Recipe You'll Need This Summer

My friend Jodi Rhoden started baking cakes out of her Barbie-pink house in Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. The venture became so popular, so fast, that she opened a bakery, and wrote a cookbook about Southern cake ladies, the home bakers everyone around town knows to call up for a birthday …

To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

In an era where business keeps moving faster, it is no small wonder that resilience has become the new must-have executive skill. While executives have always known about the personal benefits of being resilient, they haven’t always recognized that it is also needed for the sake of their teams and …

Profit

5 Ways to Give Feedback That Inspires People to Grow, Not Shrink.

Feedback done wrong is worse than saying nothing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the best businesses, everyone knows where they stand. Holding someone accountable is strictly between his or her performance and the expected standard. It’s not about you and that …

Hurling

How to write the perfect thank-you note after a job interview

Gratitude goes a long way, and you can never show too much of it in the workplace. Writing — or emailing — a thank-you note is a small but meaningful …

Employment

3 Contrarian Hacks for Achieving Work-Life Balance

How to bend the rules of productivity to create work-life harmony<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a rule I follow that serves me well: <i>To be successful, look at what everyone else is doing and do the exact opposite.</i> I call this the “Contrarian’s Guide to …

Time Management

4 Email Habits to Avoid for Improved Productivity at Work

Some 64 seconds, on average, elapse between reading an email and getting back on task. That's a big time suck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2015, according to a study by the Radicati Group, over 205 billion emails were sent and received worldwide each day. There …

Time Management

Work Friends Make Us More Productive (Except When They Stress Us Out)

Since almost the beginning of management research, we’ve known that social dynamics affect workplace performance. Indeed, one of the pivotal questions of Gallup’s famous employee engagement survey asks whether respondents “have a best friend at work.” But while friendship at work always being a …

The Workplace

If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

Mindfulness

The 29 best books of the summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your beach body — and your beach reads. The season’s hottest new books are packed with …

Books

Respect is the Key to a Great Supply Chain: A Lesson from Jamaica

For twenty years I’ve preached the simple but powerful idea of sourcing with respect. In terms of supply chain strategy, this means working from the premise that suppliers are business partners. You are likely to work with them repeatedly, be dependent on them for your success and owe them not only …

Profit

22 Ways to Become a Relentless Learner

Learning is not some magical happenstance that falls all around you. Learning is about capturing the lessons that are happening all around you.<p>That …

The Secret of Change

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Dan Millman<p>Stop fighting. It’s not worth …

Self-help

13 Leadership Skills You Didn't Need A Decade Ago That Are Now Essential

Leadership skills aren’t stagnant. Different generations moving in and out of the workforce dictate changes to the ways people lead.<p>This is one reason leaders need to be constantly updating their skills. If you’re wondering what skills have come into play lately for the modern leader, read on for …

Leadership

Best Christmas Crack Candy Recipe-How To Make Christmas Crack Candy—Delish.com

The addiction is so real.