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Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

Want a High-Performing Team? Create an Atmosphere of 'Relaxed Intensity'--Here's How

CREDIT: Getty Images<br>The term 'relaxed intensity' may seem contradictory, but it sure as heck isn't counterproductive.We're all looking for an edge to boost team performance or experience-based secrets to success. One thing's for sure, any formula for success requires an intense commitment.But this …

8 Fresh Ways to Pull Yourself Out of a Slump

It will necessitate doing some things differently.<p>Whether you're feeling blue, or not as productive as you want to be, pulling yourself out of a slump will necessitate doing some things differently. Here are some ideas on where to start.<p>1. Change your scene.<p>For instance, you could take your laptop …

Doing These 9 Things Make You Look Noticeably Insecure. Here's How to Stop

Job security as a leader is evasive enough--why would you chase away goodwill with insecurity? Here's how to avoid it.<p>Researchers at the University of Melbourne are one of many groups to have proven a very direct link between self-confidence and success. So why on earth would you broadcast to your …

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional 'networking' event, a cocktail party or dinner, do us all a favor: lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making authentic …

9 Tiny Things You Should Do Sunday Night to Have a More Productive Monday Morning | Inc.com

Productivity is the result of preparation.<p>Anyone who wakes up late, tired, in a rush, and disorganized, will find it very difficult to be productive.<p>But anyone who takes the time to prepare ahead of time will find it very easy to get into the zone, because they already know what they want to focus …

Time Management

Here's how to stop an argument with a narcissist from spinning out of control

Narcissists tend to be incapable of something called "object constancy." This means they struggle to have positive feelings at the same time as negative ones.<p>For example, once they are fired up for a fight, they can be incredibly cruel, because all they can comprehend in the moment are feelings of …

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership

10 things I learned about life from asking myself a single question

We're often told to live everyday like it's our last. I think that's bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I'm unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

What interviewers really want to hear when they ask 'Why do you want to work here?'

"So why do you want to work here?"<p>Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a limited set of answers applicants give in response to this question and one particular …

Employment

4 Unmistakable Signs It's Time to Leave Your Company | Inc.com

A 2009 survey conducted by Mitchell Kusy and Elizabeth Holloway, authors of <i>T</i><i>oxic Workplace! Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power</i>, found that 64 percent of people were currently working with someone they considered toxic, and 94 percent said they had worked with someone toxic …

The Workplace

Investors are running out of cash — and that's terrible news for the stock market

The stock market has a cash problem.<p>As in, investors are running out of it, and the shortage could threaten the 8 1/2-year equity bull market that we've come to know and love.<p>It's a new reality facing investors of all types. While money market assets make up a record-low 17% of long-term funds, the …

Stock Markets

9 Things Insecure People Do That Ruin Their Lives

Insecurity is the dumbest thing that we all feel. Every person in the world has something he or she is insecure about – even if only slightly. Well, …

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Mindfulness

5 things mentally strong people don't do

7 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life Starting Next Week | Inc.com

If personal development and self-improvement is your thing, you should really appreciate this list to kick off your week on a high note. First off though, I need to communicate its true intent so there are no misgivings or misinterpretations.<p>As you scroll further, you'll notice a pattern (which …

Happiness

What is DevOps? An executive guide to agile development and IT operations

To make the most of today's containers, servers, virtual machines, and clouds, you need to deploy DevOps in your enterprise. Or, you can let your …

Virtualization

Highly Motivated Employees Have a Boss That Always Does This One Thing | Inc.com

How do you motivate employees?<p>It's not always about higher wages. Or a comfortable chair. Or making sure there are free bagels in the break room. In my experience, motivating someone on your team is all about setting a vision for the future, but to do that you have to get into the nitty-gritty …

Employment

A Guide to Making Your Startup More Agile in the Early Stages | Inc.com

In the early stages of building a startup and growing a business, it's easy to feel as if some of the decisions you're making are small and inconsequential. And while some of them will be forgotten down the road, many of the choices you make have a rather significant impact on the trajectory of …

Project Management

12 Ways Successful People Get More Done Than the Rest of Us | Inc.com

Most of us know at least one madly productive person--someone who's able to accomplish more in a couple of hours than the rest of us get done all day. And chances are that person is also quite successful.<p>It's no accident that great work habits and success go hand in hand. Improving your work habits …

Self-improvement

How to Build a Profitable Side Hustle While Working Full Time | Inc.com

Dreaming of becoming your own boss? You're not alone. Tons of people wish they could quit their job and work for themselves, and some are even making it happen.<p>Today more than ever, working from home and starting your own business is a viable option. But running a business isn't easy - especially …

Entrepreneurship

6 Business Books Every Leader Needs to Read | Inc.com

Benjamin Franklin once suggested we either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Some of the top writers today are CEOs and business professionals sharing experiences and dispensing good advice on how to run a lean business, develop innovation, deepen employee engagement, and …

Business Development

Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

<b>Updated at 6 p.m. ET June 23</b><p>Nevada Sen. Dean Heller on Friday became the latest GOP lawmaker to voice concerns about the Senate health care bill — a development that further complicates Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.<p>"I cannot support a piece of legislation that …

Health Care

A Clever New Way to Protect Your Data at the Border Could Also Add Risk

Over the past few months, the US and other countries have seen an uptick in border searches—including those of smartphones and laptops. There are …

The 12 Realistic Principles of Agile UX

Lean ensures we’re building the right product and Agile helps ensure we build the product right. As the blog post Lean vs. Agile UX explains, Lean …

Project Management

New York teen dies after hours-long beating at church | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York couple was charged with manslaughter in the death of their 19-year-old son after allegedly beating him for hours during a family counseling session inside the “sanctuary room” of an upstate Christian church, police said on Wednesday.<p>The victim’s parents, Bruce …

Crime

The Evolution of Product Management Tools

Ever wondered why product managers have been forced to fight battles with bows and arrows for so long? Think about it. Software engineers have been the recipient of so many new types of tools in the last 10 years -- new languages, platforms, and applications. This partly explains how it's possible …