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Agile projects need agile leadership

Humans feel less threatened when they have more autonomy, think more constructively and are more creative when they can operate in more agile management cultures<p>The Agile Business Consortium has been working alongside a wide range of researchers and experts to explore the cultural and leadership …

How Emotionally Intelligent People Run Meetings | Inc.com

For many founders, meetings are the ultimate time-waster. More than ever, meetings are being forced down people's throats. It's OK. You can say it: They're a royal pain.<p>Personal gripes aside, research has shown that meetings have increased in both length and frequency over the past 50 years. In the …

Emotional Intelligence

Real Heroes Have the Guts to Admit They're Wrong

What do you do when you discover you’re wrong? That’s a conundrum Daniel Bolnick recently faced. He’s an evolutionary biologist, and in 2009 he …

TED Talks

Research Shows This 1 Rare Habit Totally Separates Successful Leaders From All Others

This may be cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …

13 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Don't Do | Inc.com

My fifteen years as a psychotherapist taught me about mental strength and the resilience of the human spirit. I saw countless people bounce back from overwhelming adversity and beat the odds.<p>One of the biggest lessons I learned about mentally strong people was that their resilience had less to do …

Self-help

9 powerful ways to make a great first impression

Want to make the people you meet instantly feel more comfortable? Want to make the people you meet instantly feel immediately valued and respected? In short, want to make a great first impression?<p>The key, according to Amy Cuddy, is to realize that people subconsciously ask themselves one question …

Photoshop Expert Unmesh Explains the Difference Between Levels and Curves (VIDEO)

Sometimes it takes a familiar example to clarify the difference between two similar concepts, like in the video below. Photoshop expert Unmesh Dinda …

Here Are 14 Easy Yet Powerful Lightroom Tips and Tricks You Can’t Live Without (VIDEO)

Evan Ranft is a professional photographer and image-editing expert based in Atlanta. And when he says the Lightroom tips in this tutorial are …

Want to Start Your Day at 5 A.M.? Get Ready to Make These 4 Sacrifices | Inc.com

Waking up early is a trait shared by many of the world's top-performing CEOs. In the early morning, you're free of distractions and able to put meaningful attention into developing yourself personally and professionally. It's time productive people maximize.<p>There are plenty of articles on crafting …

Time Management

9 Phrases Bosses Should Say Often to Inspire and Motivate Others | Inc.com

We hardly ever think about it, but a leader's words are a powerful means for motivating people at work. But where do you start with what to say, or even how to say things that will inspire?<p>According to Dr. Paul White, co-author of <i>The New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the</i> …

Leadership

In a Distracted World, Solitude Is a Competitive Advantage

“Always remember: Your focus determines your reality.” Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn shares this advice with Anakin Skywalker in <i>Star Wars,</i> but in our hyper-distracted work world, it’s advice that we all need to hear.<p>Technology has undoubtedly ushered in progress in a myriad of ways. But this same force …

The One Set of Skills Every Leader Needs (but Many Lack) | Inc.com

What makes a good leader?<p>The answer varies widely depending whom you ask. Whether you're talking to researchers or practitioners, there's not a lot of consensus. But there's one trait that most agree can mark the difference between a good leader and a great leader.<p>Strangely enough, it's also a …

Self-awareness

4 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do for Their Employees | Inc.com

Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or her so great?"<p>After processing and discussion in their small groups, I instruct them to reconvene and share …

Employment

Awesome PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY tips you could be doing TODAY

Here Ed Gregory has 11 great portrait photography tips and tricks that you can use when shooting headshots on location.The video was shot in the …

How Negative Thinkers Can Train Themselves to Stop Being Grumps

Positive thinking has a ton of benefits, from expanding your creativity to boosting your health, but if you’re prone to a more negative outlook, it …

Happiness

A Fairytale World Hidden in the Landscapes of Sweden

As a child, Swedish photographer Isabella Stahl spent her days with the horses in the stable. She and the other kids in her village swam in the lakes …

I Made These 8 Classic Mistakes When First Becoming a Manager

Winning business is so distractingly sexy that we keep making the same mistake over and over: we prioritize business development over fostering good …

What Mike Flynn Did for Turkey

One Friday last July, as members of the Turkish military were staging a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Michael Flynn, the retired lieutenant general who went on to become Donald Trump’s first national-security adviser, gave a speech in Cleveland. The event was organized by a local …

How to Level Up in Your Photography

Dear friend,<p>I will share some thoughts on how to level up in your photography:<p>1. Increase challenges in your photography<p>The first step to leveling up …

50 Photography Composition Tips

Photography

Want to Succeed as a Leader at Work? Talent And Skills Alone Won't Do It (but This Will)

This will make you rethink about whom you're hiring or promoting to lead your company.<p>People are hired for strengths in areas where they are talented, experienced, and gifted, so goes conventional wisdom.<p>But do you ever interview someone for character? Seriously, before you hire that VP, developer …

Don’t Dismiss Daylight Hours for Taking Great Photos

As nature photographers, we usually prefer photographing during morning or evening light. We’ll often use the daylight hours to scout new locations …

Landscape Photography

Emotional Impact of Color in Landscape Photography - Part 2

Continued from <b>Emotional Impact of Color in Landscape Photography – Part 1</b><p>Color psychology is a topic well understood by interior designers, graphic …

3 Reasons You're Not Getting Promoted | Inc.com

Do you ever feel like everyone else around you is getting promoted and yet, despite your best efforts, you've struggled to advance out of your current role? A lack of advancement can often feel mystifying for long-tenured or very productive workers --and no employee deserves to feel stuck in their …

FaceTime

Why the Best Leaders Never Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" Drucker simply defined them this …

Leadership

5 Photographer Mistakes to Avoid

Low light photographer Serge Ramelli shares some elementary beginner photography mistakes that most photographers tend to make at some point:1. …

This Is How You Train Your Brain to Get What You Really Want | Inc.com

In April of 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking</i>, and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my own website and had a subscriber base of zero.<p>I decided literary agents …

Motivation

9 Simple Steps to Make a Double Exposure Photograph in Photoshop

If you have been looking to expand your photographic creativity or add a new wrinkle to your repertoire, something you may want to consider is double …