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The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

The Best Ways to Apologize When You Screw Up At Work or At Home

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you're behind and it's going to be late. You …

19 Motivational Quotes from Albert Einstein

Are you in the mood for some <b>motivational quotes from Albert Einstein</b> today? If you’re into motivation and inspiration, then you should be!<p>It’s likely …

Leaders, Avoid 8 Common Causes of People Skills Mistakes #Leadership

The value of great people skills in business is well established. <b>People skills are the language of connection for employee engagement, customer</b> …

15 Surefire Ways to Impress Others

<i>“The need to impress others causes half the world’s woes.” —</i>Vernon Howard<p>More often than we would care to admit, the desire to impress others …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

4 Time Management Tips For The Chronically Overworked

The truth is, you won't ever have more hours in a day, or fewer tasks to fulfill, but if you master your time and use it efficiently, you'll feel less pressure and less overwhelmed.<p>Suzana Simic, manager of career services at Computer Systems Institute — a proprietary post-secondary education …

Constructive Criticism: How to Give Negative Feedback | Inc.com

Praising good performance is easy, but what about those times when someone on your team needs a kick in the butt more than a pat on the back?<p>In that case, you'll need to give some negative feedback--and do it without demotivating or demoralizing the other person. This post explains exactly how to …

Employment

4 Roles to Improve Your Team's Collaboration | Inc.com

In today's increasingly complex business world, most work gets done within a matrix of internal teammates and external partners, some of whom report directly to you and other who do not. Gone are the days of traditional functional structures, particularly for businesses with multiple products, …

Management

Your Essential Back-To-School Creative Refresher

Everyone knows that the day after Labor Day is the real calendrical reckoning.<p>New Year’s slightly sickening mix of existential panic and enforced frivolity ain’t got nothin’ on the feeling of gravity that’s carried on that first whiff of crisp air, when it’s back to school, back to real pants, and …

Inspiration

Millennials Are Actually Optimistic About The Prospect Of Careers

Despite the economy, young people today aren’t totally turned off by work. They’re actually excited about getting fulfillment from their careers–especially if they can help others.<p>We’re not exactly willing to turn on, tune in, and drop out. We came of age as deregulated financial institutions …

Demographics

What Amazon Art means for the market - and the medium

The million-dollar Warhols are a gimmick. It’s the medium-sized galleries that should be worried by the web giant’s new venture, writes Theo Merz.<p>You put the $1.45m Andy Warhol acrylic original into your basket and proceed to checkout. When <b>Amazon</b> asks which address you want it sent to, you realise …

eCommerce

Art takes on capitalism: but what's at stake?

The Financial Report is a playful exhibition that looks at the sometimes difficult relationship between art and money<p>For his contribution to the Cologne Art Fair in 2008, German artist Christian Jankowski set up Kunstmarket TV, a live stream of two presenters offering art works for sale in the …