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5 Signs That Instantly Identify a Leader with True Emotional Intelligence

This is what the best leaders do to gain trust and win the hearts and minds of people.<p>What do emotional intelligence and authenticity have in common? Everything. In its most stripped down form, being emotionally-intelligent means being an authentic person.<p>Yet authenticity doesn't come natural, …

Emotional Intelligence

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these two skills.<p>Every one has a great boss story. What's yours? Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a mid-size hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his …

Leadership

I Mandated a 35-Hour Work Week at my Company (and It Made Me a Better CEO)

Building a business on a shorter work week made me a better leader in 3 ways.<p>Sixteen months ago, I announced to my staff we were going to give a 35-hour work week a trial run. For ninety days, we'd see if working 7-hours per day (without a reduction in pay) had positive outcomes. I told the team I …

Daily Review: Lessons from the Most Digitally Advanced Country in the World

There are at least nine reasons to launch and expand a business in this European country. This country is a rare example of how a little nation …

Innovation

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade | Inc.com

David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was immediately engaged by his wry sense of humor delivered with a …

Public Speaking

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Charisma

Square launches contactless payment and chip reader in Canada

U.S-based financial services company Square has launched a brand new contactless payment and chip reader in Canada.<p>The company announced the new …

Square launches support for debit card payments in Canada

Nearly five years after payments company Square launched in Canada, it is introducing support for Interac debit cards for businesses using its …

[Deal Alert] Get $5 Dunkin' Donuts gift card when you use Android Pay three times

Google really wants you to use Android Pay. Dunkin' Donuts really wants you to get hooked on its donuts and/or coffee. That's sometimes all it takes …

Tech’s best barometer? Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report has ballooned from 25 to 213 slides

Once upon a time, there was a humble Wall Street investment bank analyst named Mary Meeker.<p>Yes, I’m aware this is the first time in history that “humble” has been used in a sentence with “Wall Street” and “investment bank.” But stay with me.<p>Way back in 2001, Meeker was working for Morgan Stanley …

Mary Meeker

Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Tangy Green Sauce

This cumin- and paprika-spiced number gets added punch from an addictively tangy green sauce and a crisp, bright avocado and cucumber salad. …

Cooking

Popeye’s potion: Yotam Ottolenghi’s spinach recipes

There’s a recipe in one of my books with a typo that really annoys me. Instead of stipulating two-thirds of a teaspoon of sea salt for a harissa paste, it calls for two to three teaspoons, or nearly a tablespoon. The mistake was corrected in future editions and the wheels of the recipe world kept …

Coconut

10 Habits Of Ultra-Likable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

Body Language

What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop

HBR STAFF<p>Even in my relatively short foray into office life, I notice that few people bring a pen and notebook to meetings. I’ve been told that over the years, the spiral notebooks and pens once prevalent during weekly meetings have been replaced with laptops and slim, touch-screen tablets.<p>I …

Meet The MythBusters of Making Beer

At his Brülosophy website, Marshall Schott tries to break all the rules of homebrewing, for science.<p>Marshall Schott is an avid homebrewer and head writer behind the popular Brülosophy experimentation website. Dubbed the 'MythBusters of Homebrew', Schott and his crew of brewers put the many …

Best Edible Plants for your Vertical Garden

Growing edibles in a vertical garden is a great space-efficient way to grow good food. But which sorts of plants work best and will thrive in this …

7 Ways People Know You Aren’t Being Authentic | Inc.com

You might think it would be easy for people to be authentic, to be "real." But of course it's not. Why? Because people are constantly maneuvering inside their head trying to please, trying to achieve, or sometimes just trying to stay out of trouble. Society is unpredictable and most people just …

Self-improvement

The 1 Time-Management Trick That Actually Works | Inc.com

Everybody I know has tried some type of time management, yet most are still stressed out. Despite all the books and seminars on time management, none of the techniques seem to be working in real life.<p>That's not the case with other business skills. Sales training measurably increases revenue. …

Time Management

12 Motivational Quotes That Aren't for the Weak-Willed | Inc.com

Sometimes we need someone to give us the hard truth--a dose of pure, distilled honesty--to shake up normal patterns and give us fresh perspective.<p>Here is a collection of quotes that have the same effect as jumping into cold water--they are crisp, to the point, and not always altogether pleasant, …

Motivation

This 15-Minute Morning Yoga Routine Wakes You Up Better Than Coffee

Ever wonder how every yoga instructor you meet has more energy than Jess on <i>New Girl</i>, even at a 7 a.m. class? Yeah, coffee (or green tea) may play a …

Yoga

7 Secrets of 'Servant Leadership' That Will Lead You to Success | Inc.com

Over the past decade or so, I've heard a new term for leaders come into common usage: <i>servant</i> leader. The idea of servant leadership is that the typical hierarchy where employees are supposed to serve their bosses is turned upside down. Instead, leaders serve their people.<p>In his book, <i>The Culture</i> …

Leadership

Garlic and Rosemary White Bean Dip

We love creating healthy recipes for easy entertaining, especially around the holidays. Our philosophy is that recipes with healthy, whole foods can …

Recipe Roundup: Cozy Winter Stews | Williams-Sonoma Taste

The cold days and nights of winter have arrived…it’s the perfect time for cooking hearty, warming stews brimming with meat and vegetables. Add a salad and plenty of crusty bread for a comforting meal that’s sure to take the chill off.<p><b>Hearty Beef Stew</b><br>Two things set this old-fashioned beef stew apart …

Vietnamese Hot and Sour Soup (Canh Chua)

Shares 203<p><i>Vietnamese Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu ( Canh Chua)- flavorful, warming and healing, this version is vegan and gluten free!</i><p><i>If the only</i> …

How to Grow Your Own Superfoods Indoor This Winter

Carolanne Wright, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>No need to bypass all the health perks of fresh superfoods this winter — simply grow them inside on a sunny window …

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

Thai-Style Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang) Recipe

Thai-style grilled chicken, coated in a marinade flavored with cilantro, white pepper, and fish sauce, is one of the tastiest things you'll ever pull off your grill. There's a reason you can't walk more than a few blocks in Bangkok without catching a whiff of its intense aroma. Here's how to make …

The Mobile Payment Revolution - Smartphone Apps From Square to Wocket™ ; How Digital Wallets Aim To Change How You Pay Forever

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --<p><b>New eCommerce & Biometrics</b> …

Square adds online invoicing to its growing list of small business services

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Square has brought invoicing to its small business commerce toolkit, letting merchants send email bills to their customers. …