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5 books that will make you more well-rounded

Want to know one of the "secrets" to becoming a better leader? Become a more voracious reader.<p>One of the best ways to "stand on the shoulders of giants" is to read. We hear it all the time--that the most successful people, our greatest leaders, are people who read constantly (including Bill Gates, …

Success

10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

25 Powerful Quotes From Zen Buddhism That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>In western society, we tend to think that we’ll find …

9 Ways to Get Your Company Out of a Bad Situation | Inc.com

Recent weeks have featured a number of highly publicized train wrecks, haven't they? The Academy Awards, Secretary Sessions's "forgotten" conversations, that awkward dashcam video of UBER's Travis Kalanick having a meltdown--some big names and brands are currently in pretty uncomfortable situations.<p>…

Management

Why Excellent Leaders Question with Intent | Inc.com

Plenty of books are filled with lists of questions, but asking questions without a clear objective is like playing the question lotto. Very occasionally you might get lucky and win, but most of the time you will come up empty handed. That's a loss for you and for your team member. There is rarely a …

Employment

5 ways to be more persuasive, from a communication expert who's coached over 3,000 people

Your goals are bigger: winning new business, shifting the direction of your business, or adopting new tactics, to name a few.<p>To achieve the results you're after, you must move your audience to take action. Doing that requires a different skill level than simply conveying information.<p>How can you …

Public Speaking

The 5 Traits That Define Great Leadership | Inc.com

Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead. These are the 5 most important traits leaders have--if you're a leader, they will transform the way you lead for mind-blowingly rewarding results.<p><b>1. Empathy</b><p>One of the …

Leadership

18 Proven Ways to Be More Confident | Inc.com

There are some people -- I'm sure you know a few -- who seem to possess genuine confidence. It's as if they were born that way.<p>The rest of us are not as confident as we'd like to be -- especially in those challenging or stressful moments when we most need to believe in ourselves.<p>Fortunately for us, …

Self-improvement

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Meditation

3 Simple Ways to Sharpen Your Mental Focus

Corporate coach Chris Majer explains how a simple breathing technique can improve your daily routine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is nothing easy about being an entrepreneur. When you own a business, all of the weight is on your shoulders. You are responsible …

Entrepreneurship

This Sentence Will Help Guide Your Career

What do you want out of your career? Think beyond job titles and salary. Focus on the overarching vision for your professional life -- the work that is going to make you happy and fulfilled. Now, describe the entirety of that vision in just a few words. Not so easy, right?<p>This is a topic that …

Employment

10 Powerful Ways You Can Be a Successful Leader | Inc.com

These are times that call for great leaders--people who are confident and courageous, certain in their leadership--to show us the way.<p>It's not easy, but if we can learn to follow their example we too can separate ourselves from the pack.<p>Here are 10 powerful ways to become a successful leader:<p>1. …

Self-improvement

Super Inspiring Leaders Have these 33 Characteristics

We tend to put great emphasis on leadership skills and ways we can learn and build them (and spend a ton of money on professional development each …

A Navy SEAL's 10 Principles for Navigating Organizational Change | Inc.com

There are plenty of resources on change management and oodles of "expert" consultants companies can hire. So why do so many organizations get it wrong? In a 2013 Strategy& and Katzenbach Center survey of global senior leaders on culture and change management, the success of major change initiatives …

Management

6 badass marketing ideas from unconventional industries

From a business standpoint, it doesn’t make sense to spend money on marketing unless it helps you generate more revenue. And where are the best places to spend your marketing dollars? If you’re thinking Google AdWords, SEO, or social media – yeah, they’re great – but they’re also …

Marketing

Russell Simmons Talks Art and Meditation in the Trump Era

“Dissonance is an important part of keeping the country straight.”<p>Music and media mogul <b>Russell Simmons</b> was championing meditation long before there were apps to track mindfulness and guided teachings delivered by smartphone. So it wasn’t a surprise, given the current political climate, when the …

Inner Cities

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

The Brain

How To Escape The Procrastination Doom Loop

When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never succumbs to procrastination. You know, the type who can sit on the ground in a subway station with their laptop and still manage to get more done in an hour than you would in a day …

Procrastination

How Disney is Combating Falling Ratings

With ratings and viewership falling, Disney is turning to Millennials in order to produce a profit.<p>As more and more people get their favorite TV shows and movies online, Disney is also learning to embrace the stream.<p>The Walt Disney Co. once resisted offering channels like ESPN directly over the …

Walt Disney Company

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Globalization

Startup investor Scott Belsky shares five big predictions for the future of technology

Allow me to explain, as well as share some implications for each:<p>The concept of actively "posting" or "sharing" will be frowned upon and entirely replaced by a passive stream of your life's experiences, whereabouts, and media consumption. Imagine a 24 hour channel of you that is authentic, aways …

Under Siege

The 4 Traits You Need to Be a Great Leader

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Leadership

Charlotte Cardin - Dirty Dirty (Live at The Emerald)

7 Tasks You Do Every Day That Waste Time and Cost Your Business Money

No business is 100 percent productive all day, every day. On-site employees will stand by the coffeepot in the morning, discussing last night’s game at length. Remote workers will take a few minutes to let the dog out or have a conversation with a neighbor, who stopped by. Both types of employees …

Time Management

8 Most Inspiring Traits of a Good Leader

Techniques that will be inspirational and get a devoted following in challenging times.<p>Leaders are rare. It is easier to be a follower. Here are techniques that will guide you to lead your team to new heights. In a recent Leadership column, "13 Leadership Tips That Lead to Fast Growth," we explored …

Leadership

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Quantum Mechanics

8 leadership lessons from the book Facebook's HR chief recommends to all new managers

It's a term based on Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's 1999 bestselling management guide "First, Break All the Rules." The coauthors were Gallup analysts at the time and drew insights from 25 years of Gallup studies of 80,000 managers across 400 companies.<p>They "broke all the rules" of convention …

Social Media

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

How to give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't get very far …

Self-esteem