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The U.S. is risking an academic brain drain

Linsen Li is a Chinese-born, 30-year-old specialist in advanced batteries — a postdoc in MIT's material science and engineering program. He received …

A Beginner’s Guide to Back-End Development

If you’re not a developer or engineer, concepts like front-end vs. back-end development can be challenging to wrap your head around. Pile on all of …

Databases

How We Work, 2015: Alan Henry's Gear and Productivity Tricks

Every week, we share the shortcuts, workspaces, and productivity tips of our favorite experts and personalities. This week, we're talking to …

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Goals Suck: Why Building Habits and Systems Makes Sense

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Even if New Year’s Resolutions aren’t your thing, a new year is always a good time to reflect and evaluate your progress in the past 12 months.<p>But when it comes to making big changes in your life, don’t set goals.<p>Goals are for losers. — Scott …

75 Inspiring Quotes You Need to Read About Leadership | Inc.com

Leadership is lonely. No matter how big your team, sometimes it's just you--which means you sometimes need to look inside yourself for motivation and inspiration.<p>Or you can find personal inspiration from someone who has been there, done that...and done it well.<p>Here are some of my favorite …

Motivation

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

5 Habits For A Better, More Proactive You

Here’s how to change your habits–and life–so you’re not just going through the motions.<p>When considering what goals I want to accomplish, I’m sometimes tempted to run down the usual list–exercise more, wake up earlier, eat healthier.<p>But what I’m really looking for are goals that in every way help me …

The 5 C's That Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed | Inc.com

What is it that separates leaders who are just getting along from those who are truly great? Great leaders have a tremendously positive impact on the companies they work for--and on the people who work for them.<p>Researchers have figured out just how important great leaders are to the organizations …

Leadership

On Leadership and Truth

Shares 0<p>“<i>I want to work for someone that never tells me the truth</i>,” said no employee…ever.<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men …

The 12 building blocks of impactful leadership

Mario P. Vitale, CEO of Aspen Insurance, has some suggestions for what makes a strong leader.<p>What makes a strong leader—in the insurance industry or …

Leadership

18 Things I've Learned about Changing Habits, Settings Goals, and Living Life

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add baldness and gray …

26 Qualities That Will Lead You to Greatness | Inc.com

In the words of John Quincy Adams<i>,</i> "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."<p>Great leadership has the potential to excite people to achieve extraordinary things, which makes leadership among the highest of callings.<p>Measure yourself against …

Leadership

Better Leadership in 2015 (And Beyond): 9 Essentials

Year 2015 is knocking the door. A few hours later, fireworks in the sky will mark the beginning of another new year. Last few days of a year often …

5 Forward-Looking Ideas To Help You Be A More Effective Leader In 2015

The beginning of the year is a time to take one’s eye off the rear view mirror and look ahead. People want to follow leaders who are confident and optimistic – not weighed down by the past but moving forward. With that in mind, here are 5 forward-looking ideas to help you be a more effective leader …

Motivation Alone Is Insufficient: 8 Strategies To Stay A Bold New Course In 2015

“I don’t do resolutions,” my friend Sandy told me. “I never keep them so what’s the point?” It’s not an uncommon attitude. Nor is it an unreasonable one when you look at the stats: 80% of people break their resolutions by the end of January. While sometimes people make foolish resolutions, the real …

Resolve For 2015: Strengthen Your Own BRAVE Leadership

Webster defines “brave” as having or showing courage – the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. BRAVE is also an acronym for Behaviors, Relationships, Attitudes, Values, and Environment, which together form a framework for leadership. Resolve …

Want Your Next Week to Be Super Productive? Try These 5 Success Strategies

Get a jump on next week by putting a bow on this week, and then enjoying--really enjoying--your weekend.<p>After a long week of writing and meeting deadlines, I really look forward to my weekends--getting out of the office, tapping into my latest foodie desire, playing my beloved guitars, sleeping in …

14 Simple Productivity Resolutions for 2015 | Inc.com

Maximizing productivity is a goal often discussed but rarely reached. As a result, though entrepreneurs actively strive to make the most of their time--reading books, exploring productivity hacks, testing project management tools--too often they feel they've fallen short. Meanwhile, the to-do list …

The Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity

Some people are naturals at personal productivity, others have to learn it. I'm definitely the latter. My first year teaching, I was so awful at managing my time that I would go days in a row without sleeping more than five hours a night. One day, it got so bad that I fell asleep at the wheel …

10 Simple Ways To Maximize Productivity And Stop Working Long Hours

You don’t get a gold star for working more hours than everyone else in your office. The amount of time you spend at work says nothing about the …

20 Time-Management Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 20s | Inc.com

When you're just starting your career, you need all the help you can get managing your time. Even when you're working hard, you could be wasting a tremendous amount of time either by trying to multitask or by focusing too much on minute details.<p>Montreal-based designer Étienne Garbugli has struggled …

Time Management

What Makes an Effective Executive

An effective executive does <i>not</i> need to be a leader in the sense that the term is now most commonly used. Harry Truman did not have one ounce of charisma, for example, yet he was among the most effective chief executives in U.S. history. Similarly, some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs I’ve …

9 Habits of High-Performing Business Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s more than one way to run a business and become a successful entrepreneur. Yet many of the most seasoned business leaders share similar habits in their approach to life and work.<p>Here are nine secrets these professionals use to …

101 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in 2015 | Inc.com

The first thing I do every weekday morning is I find a quote or a saying that speaks to me that day. What I have found over time is that if I write this down and look at it several times that day it helps me stay focused and keep my head on straight as the day progresses. The following collection …

My top 10 quotes on leadership

10. A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.<p>– Zig Ziglar<p>9. Innovation distinguishes …

How Knowing Yourself Leads to More Productivity and Efficiency

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants to become more productive. Particularly as the new year looms, people are thinking about what they’d like to do differently as the calendar year changes over.<p>The problem with many productivity plans, however, is that they …