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10 Affirmations To Stay Positive When Life Is Not Going According To Plan

Life is amazing, but sometimes it's hard to acknowledge because of all the sticky situations and straight-up terrible nonsense that happens in our …

New Research Says You Will Need This 1 Rare Management Skill to Be Successful

As the new poster boy for "Managing Compassionately," LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has just raised the bar for leaders everywhere.<p>Conventional management thinking demands that standard work traits that drive results -- things like persistence, sacrifice, grit, resilience -- are what most bottom-line …

Bad Leaders React, But Here's What Good Leaders Do | Inc.com

Driven by their emotions, bad leaders react quickly to situations often without worrying about the facts or the repercussions of their actions, believing that they can always show good emotional intelligence by apologizing later.<p>Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that.<p>Leaders can't just react, …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Things All Inspirational People Immediately Stop Doing (to Discover Genuine Happiness) | Inc.com

Be honest with yourself.<p>You are the problem--the one creating your own suffering. You--the voice in your head reading this, thinking about past experiences, and dreaming of the future--are the only one responsible for your pain, discomfort, and limitations.<p>It's a difficult truth to stomach. Because …

Self-help

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills | Inc.com

What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great leadership, to an extent, can be personal and subjective to the follower, there are universal principles …

Leadership

10 Secrets to Creating a Master Calendar That Drives Your Productivity

Scheduling your time is one of those boring chores that yields exciting results.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m not going to sugarcoat this. Scheduling is a mundane task I really don’t look forward to.<p>However, if I don’t schedule my time effectively, my mind will be …

These 5 Behaviors Will Determine If Your Career Will Be a Success or a Failure in 2018 | Inc.com

A New Year brings a new opportunity for professionals to make important decisions that will help them succeed in their career and standout. The tangible results of success can include getting promoted, earning a raise, new job opportunities or increasing their profile in their respective …

Self-improvement

The Single Biggest Reason Why People Struggle to Be Productive at Work | Inc.com

<i>Why do meetings wreck productivity? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Bernie Klinder, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Consultant, on Quora:</b><p>Meetings are time killers and are often used …

Time Management

Take A Tip From The Soccer Field And Pause Before You Get Busy At Work

With 2018 right around the corner, it’s a sure bet that a lot of big goals are getting set. And while you’re likely chomping at the bit to get busy at making this the best year yet, here’s a piece of advice from the soccer field that will increase your odds: pause and think before you start.<p>I know …

Time Management

4 Secrets to Being More Productive, According to Ancient Philosophers

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this?<p>The word “productivity” seems new and sleek and …

7 Ways to Stay Focused With Your Social Media Marketing in the New Year

Do you find that you are spending too much time on social media, but not getting much accomplished? What you need is a well-planned strategy in order …

Marketing

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

This Is the Best Millennial Retention Strategy Ever | Inc.com

The best Millennial retention strategy ever is...<p>CARE.<p>This is a subtle nod to the 2009 New York Times Bestseller, <i>Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion</i> by Gary Vaynerchuk where the title of Chapter Nine is, "The Best Marketing Strategy Ever." Turn the page and the entire chapter …

Leadership

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career | Inc.com

Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major types. Once you know how to spot them, you can stop them and …

Leadership

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

This is the Single Most Important Secret All Successful People Know | Inc.com

New Year's is just around the corner and that means one thing: resolutions. So many resolutions. We're going to change our lives for the better. We're going to learn a new language, finish that book we've been working on, reach those goals we've been striving for.<p>For entrepreneurs, those goals are …

Success

If You Want To Be 'CEO Material,' Develop These 15 Traits

For many high-achieving professionals, the ultimate career goal is to become a chief executive officer.<p>While anyone who climbs the corporate ladder or starts their own company can hold this title, it takes an outstanding type of leader to truly embody what it means to be a CEO. This coveted …

Leadership

8 Leadership Lessons From a CEO That Can Help You Raise Gritty Kids | Inc.com

How comfortable are you with the unknown? Scientists say that successful entrepreneurs have a strong tolerance for ambiguity. But most company founders also know that the opposite of success is failure. The stakes are high and losing hurts. And that is a good thing. If it did not hurt -- we would …

Leadership

A Study of 55 of the World's Biggest Companies Found the Most Collaborative Teams Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

Now more than ever, collaboration has become the keystone of successful businesses. But as your company grows, working together becomes harder. As teams diverge, getting buy-in, support, and even just clear lines of communication become a struggle.<p>After studying 55 of the largest teams from …

Team Building

Take Ownership: How to Rise Up as a Leader in 2018 | Inc.com

I'm often asked what is the number one skill that I would focus on if I want to achieve success in business and in life. My answer is always leadership.<p>There is a leader within everyone, and I am obsessed with pulling this out. I've spent the past 15 years as an entrepreneur studying leaders and …

Motivation

5 Ways to Grow an Email List that Actually Converts

As a marketer, what do you think is the best method of converting leads into customers?If you’re like most, you probably said something along the …

Marketing

This Is The One Most Important Thing To Know To Truly Succeed In Life

What gets you out of bed to go to the gym instead of hitting the snooze button? What inspires you to say no to the donuts and sweet treats at the office Christmas party? What is the driving force behind your decision to work weekends to get your company up and running when you could be going out …

Motivation

The Surprising Secret That Will Make You Way More Productive in 2018 | Inc.com

<i>What are the best productivity hacks you have implemented that actually work? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Aside from my beloved morning cup, I stay away from coffee. If I am feeling like …

Productivity

33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't) | Inc.com

Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and typically they credit …

Gluten-Free

Working from home can seriously impact your mental health — here's how to offset the damage

For most people, when you take the leap and decide to start working from home, it can sound like an actual dream come true. Suddenly, nearly …

The 1 Reason Most People Quit (and 5 Things You Can Do to Prevent It) | Inc.com

According to Gallup, only 32 percent of employees in the U.S. are engaged--involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and workplace. When you expand the sample worldwide, those numbers drop to 13 percent.<p>Some organizations may not be overly concerned about participation in …

Employee Engagement

7 Awesome Automation Tools For Marketers

Whether you are the marketing department for a business, or are a freelancer or solopreneur wearing many hats, it’s important to keep up with the …

10 Ways Successful People Transform Themselves From Good to Great | Inc.com

No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional wellbeing, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise to the surface.<p>When you stay busy …

Self-improvement

Want To Keep Your Best Employees? Give Them These 5 Gifts (Most Bosses Don't) | Inc.com

Look, if you wait till Christmas to give out gifts, you're doing it all wrong. Gifting is something that you should be doing 24/7!<p>Ok, I'm not saying that you should be leaving bouquets of flowers on your employees' desks every single morning. My definition of a gift is pretty broad. To me, a quick …

Employment

4 Simple Tips To Make You A Better Leader Right Now | Inc.com

One of the biggest myths about leadership, that I hate, is leadership is difficult. Now I don't disagree that some people make leadership hard, or find it hard to lead, but that's not the same as leadership being hard.<p>Leadership can be easy, and I wanted to share four secret tips that you can do …

Communicate