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Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult—all …

10 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

fatumwr/Adobe StockMindfulness may seem like a great idea, but how do you become more mindful in the context of a busy work day? You may have emails, …

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently

<i>“In disputes upon moral or scientific points,”</i> Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, <i>“let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.”</i> Of course, this …

How to Tell Leaders They’re Not as Great as They Think They Are

Although we live in a world that glorifies self-belief and stigmatizes self-doubt, there are really only two advantages to thinking that you’re better than you actually are. The first is when you’re attempting to do a difficult task. Believing that you can do something difficult is half the battle, …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

10 Things That Likable People Do Consistently | Inc.com

On some level, most of us want to be liked. Even if you work to maintain an appropriate distance from your team or employees, the more that people like you and want to emulate you, the more engaged they will be as team members. The best leaders are those who are genuinely liked.<p>Here are 10 things …

Self-improvement

20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip | Inc.com

Good leaders all have one thing in common: They know how to seek advice. It's a bit like parenting. No one who raises a child for the first time understands the job perfectly. You have to keep learning and growing. These experts know the drill. They've written about their experiences in leadership, …

Leadership

Square CEO Jack Dorsey Says If You’re Making Decisions, You’re Not Leading | Inc.com

<b>The Manager--How Not to Do It</b><p>Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, is famous for having up to 70 meetings, and receiving 3,500 to 4,000 emails, each week. She has joked about having people in line outside her office and needing a "take-a-number" machine to manage the traffic.<p>This is not leadership, it's …

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

17 Simple Ways to Become a Powerful and Likable Boss

If you want to be a better manager, you can read a dozen management books...or just this short post.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on</i> …

There’s Finally a Career Book for Women Who Aren’t Good at Careering + It’s Amazing

Making your way in the crazy career world is hard enough when you totally have all your ish together, but it’s even harder when you’re weird. You know who you are; interviews give you the cold sweats, presentations make you feel like a poser, and trying to please your new demanding boss makes you …

How Will The Future Of Work Affect Women?

The future of work is one of the biggest industry buzzwords at the moment. With 260 million hits on Google in May 2017, this only confirms its undeniable relevance. It’s crazy to think that twenty years ago the technology that my startup was built upon did not exist; neither did the flexible work …

Entrepreneurship

Use a tip from a TED Talk that's been watched over 7 million times to make it easier to talk to anyone

She spends the bulk of the talk on 10 core tips — but to me, the most compelling lesson comes at the very end. That's when Headlee — who is currently the host of talk show "On Second Thought" — draws a connection between her childhood experiences and her conversational prowess today.<p>The story is …

10 ways to stop being a slave to your smartphone

"It's time to start whittling it back down" and, in doing so, actively manage her information diet.<p>Zomorodi began researching and, once she …

Bullies, Borderline Bosses And Narcissists: How To Thrive

Last week I opened a big old can of worms by discussing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). To recap there are four primary types per Christine Lawson’s work:<p><b>1. The Waif:</b> This person is helpless, sad, lonely and feels like a victim. They are trying to get others to give them sympathy and …

Narcissism

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement

Although employee engagement has become something of an HR fad, it would be hard to deny that it matters. In fact, robust meta-analytic studies show that higher levels of engagement boost employee wellbeing, performance, and retention. For example, engaged business units tend to deliver better …

30 Essential Guides For Mighty Girls in Middle School, High School, and Beyond

A Mighty Girl’s top picks of resources for girls entering middle school, high school, or college this year — and their parents!<i>Parents of younger</i> …

What’s Worse than a Difficult Conversation? Avoiding One.

As a leader, how can you confront the truth about a situation without fearing rejection, or disagree with someone clearly and cleanly without obsessing about causing offense?<p>I have been an executive with major corporations, including PepsiCo, Shell, and BBC Worldwide, as well as a change …

Run Meetings That Are Fair to Introverts, Women, and Remote Workers

In the ideal meeting, all attendees participate, contributing diverse points of view and thinking together to reach new insights. But few meetings live up to this ideal, in large part because not everyone is able to effectively contribute. We recently asked employees at a large global bank a …

Meet the Company That Apple, Google, and Facebook Use to Run Their Meetings | Inc.com

Everyone knows unproductive meetings are a company's worst enemy. When used effectively, though, meetings can produce great ideas and the opportunity to receive vital, real-time feedback.<p>The idea of holding consistently productive meetings may be a pipe dream for some, but not for Jason Shah. Jason …

Time Management

How Meditation Benefits CEOs

<i>Patrick Pilz</i><p>Mindfulness is quickly following yoga in becoming a billion-dollar industry<b>.</b> It’s no surprise, then, that the popularity of meditation – one way to practice mindfulness – is also growing among CEOs and senior executives. Why are business leaders embracing meditation rather than, say, …

Nighttime Routines for an Easier Morning

I've started a new routine of taking 10 minutes each night, to tackle 5 things that have since made a world of difference in the overall upkeep of …

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of <i>Mindfulness Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace</i> and director of the …

Mindfulness

Why Mindful Leadership Is So Powerful | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on the Huffington Post.</i><p>From the moment you wake up, you're bombarded with distractions. Emails clog your inbox, requests pile up, and notifications flicker in the background. Within moments your attention is scattered. Given the realities of today's 24/7 world, how do …

Video: Mindfulness Explained in Under 90 Seconds

<i>A version of this article first appeared on PracticeMindfulnessWithMe.com. Please scroll down to play the video. To download the video for non-commercial use, please click here and go to the link at the bottom of the page. It's free!</i><p><i>If you are a trainer, teacher, or parent, please feel free to</i> …