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This Janitor Turned CEO Just Identified the Key to Building a Great Organization. Here It Is in 1 Word | Inc.com

Corey E. Thomas grew up in Georgia, the son of a self-taught electrician and a secretary. He credits his parents and humble background for shaping his work ethic and values, qualities that helped him work his way up to the chief executive position of Rapid7, a corporate network security company …

Leadership

7 Podcasts That Will Make You a Smarter Leader | Inc.com

"Venture capitalists are great aggregators of information (and opinions) on specific industries, geographies and market sentiment," said Kara Nortman a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Upfront Ventures. "They're paid to stay ahead of trends and look at pitfalls and success factors of …

Entrepreneurship

10 Real-Life Habits of the Coolest Bosses | Inc.com

I remember it like it was yesterday. Fourteen years ago, a former CEO I reported to stuck this little dagger into me: "Marcel, I hate to say it, but you're just not a culture fit for this company."<p>Ouch. But looking back, she was absolutely right. A few months after I left, I reflected back on my …

Employment

The 6 C’s of Claims-Based Grading

For the past three years, I have been using a <i>claims-based</i> grading system in my math classes. Rather than using the traditional categories of Tests, …

15 Quotes That Give You Hope When You're Feeling Depressed

If you’re anything like the majority of people, you’ve experienced depression at some point in your life. Many of us experience it regularly.<p>It’s a …

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

Employment

Great African Americans as Honored by President Donald Trump

(Some of the following are actual quotes; some are alternatively so.)<p><b>1. Frederick Douglas</b><p>"Someone who has done a terrific job that is being recognized by more and more people."<p><b>2. George Washington Carver</b><p>"Where would we be today without the cotton gin? Especially after we couldn't count on... oh, …

5 Practical Teachings From Jesus That Will Help You Live a Better Life

You don’t need to believe that Jesus was conceived by a Holy Spirit and born to a virgin to benefit from his practical teachings.<p>Some of these …

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

The 9 Management Myths That Leadership Needs To Nix

The career landscape has been completely transformed over the past half century. The scenes in <i>Mad Men</i> seem absolutely impossible to imagine in today’s world of work. Despite the huge contrast, several musty mindsets about employees and employers persist. In this post, I will focus on employer …

Employee Engagement