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Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

9 Things Every Interviewer Is Looking For, No Matter Your Field

Job interviews are a lot like getting a flu shot — the anticipation is often way worse than the actual experience. But before a job interview, you …

Employment

A Little-Known Hack to Learn a New Skill in a Fraction of the Time

It's called 'deliberate practice' and it's a proven way for your staff to master a new skill in a fraction of the time. Here are the five core elements that make it work.<p>In this article, I'm going to share one of the most effective tactics for coaching your key team members. I call it "deliberate …

Management

Peter Principle proven: This is why top performers make bad bosses

We’ve all heard the cautionary tales of good workers becoming bad bosses. We watch top performers suddenly struggle to lead a team, wondering what …

19 simple social skills that will instantly make you more likable

<b>• Likability isn't necessarily inherent.</b><p><b>• You can practice certain behaviors in order to appear — and become — more likable.</b><p><b>• Practices range from smiling more to honing your listening skills.</b><p>Being likable is entirely under your control.<p>All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills …

Body Language

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Country Lifestyle

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

28 Phrases the Most Likable Employees Use at Work | Inc.com

You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50 percent of employees believe turnover would go down if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. Do you compliment your workers for doing good work? If so, how often? And if you're …

Employment

The 12 Most Impactful Books to Read in 2018 | Inc.com

I read, some might say a little too much. I read 103 books last year. This year, I'm proud to say I only read 98. Quality over quantity.<p>Science says just being surrounded by books can help you improve: You admit how much you don't know, which leads to continual learning. Still, it helps to apply …

Self-improvement

17 Perfect Responses To "Do You Have Any Questions For Me?" During A Job Interview

"What do you like about working here?"<p>—Dylinquency<p>"Ask them their favorite aspects, challenges, overall experience of working there. You'll be surprised how well received it is. It shows that you are interested, but also that you still have a decision to make. Plus, people like talking about …

14 of the Best Morning Routine Hacks Proven to Boost Productivity

These morning rituals will give you a boost toward success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing the perfect morning routine that maximizes your lifestyle and predilections while squeezing the most productivity out of your days is a trial-and-error process. One …

High Fiber

9 types of people who never succeed at work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from …

Emotional Intelligence

The 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Need to Master

Regardless of where you stand on the matter of Data Science sexiness, it’s simply impossible to ignore the continuing importance of data, and our …

Data Science

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than 430 million and its revenue from $78 million to over $3 billion. Refreshingly, throughout, Weiner …

Oprah Winfrey

'Are You More Interesting than Average?' in 5 Questions

What makes people interesting? And can it be learned?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an interesting person who commands attention is not easy in this 4G world of advancing technologies and diminishing attention span. And being interesting is good. Interesting …

Mark Zuckerberg

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're …

Time Management

The stoic knows: 4 rituals that will make you well-liked

Do you want to have better relationships? Well, you should definitely take some advice from… the Stoics.<p>I know, it sounds weird. Most people think of …

Self-help

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

5 Warren Buffett Quotes Can Make You a Better Investor

In his more than 60 years of investing, Warren Buffett has amassed several lifetimes of investing experience and mastered the art of delivering the …

Investing

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in a Few, Short Words | Inc.com

How do you view negative feedback?<p>Look, we all hate being told we're wrong. Just a hint of criticism can easily stir our emotions and cause us to close our ears, and our minds.<p>But a simple mindset change can cause you to learn from others, without allowing their negative comments to break …

Leadership

23 messages, quotes and poems to write in a good luck card

<b>A card can be the perfect way to give someone embarking on a new adventure some encouragement.</b><p>Whether it be starting a new job, taking an exam, a …

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Happiness

38 Of The Most Inspirational Leadership Quotes Ever

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p><b>Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:</b><p>1. "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." -Mother Teresa<p>2. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, …

Motivation

I just read a great book on accomplishing more by doing less — here are my 5 best takeaways

How do some people achieve extraordinary levels of success when pursuing their passions while others chase their dreams but never reach any finish lines?<p>The secret, according to entrepreneur and bestselling author Gary Keller, is that they have one thing — a visionary goal for their lives — that …

Self-improvement

5 Mind Hacks Silicon Valley Founders Use to Stay Focused

The people working hard on the technology that distracts know better than anybody the value of sustained concentration.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Focus is the name of the game when it comes to getting ahead and staying ahead in Silicon Valley today.<p>Competition, …

Silicon Valley

Happiness Formula Explained: H = S + C + V

What makes you happy, and what doesn’t: Explained for dummies<p>In the 20th century, psychology was primarily focused on pathology, victimology, and …

Happiness

These 5 Job Interview Mistakes Make Millennials Look Really Unprofessional | Inc.com

Job interviews are incredibly nerve-racking times for almost anybody looking for employment, especially in the hyper-competitive market of today. And sometimes our nervousness spills over into the interview, making us look less than professional in the eyes of the interviewer.<p>Fortunately, however, …

Employment

The 1 Word You Need to Remember During a Job Interview

There's one type of interview question that can trip up even the most polished of candidates. It's called a behavioral based question, and it starts …

Employment