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How to Become a Game-Changing Leader

In recent years, we have come to believe that it is increasingly important for business leaders to learn how to build companies that are …

Management

Why a '5 to 9' Schedule Will Make You More Successful Than the '9 to 5' | Inc.com

Before you read on, let's be clear: This article is not another Tim Ferriss wannabe regurgitation about time management or some cheesy cliche about the "early bird catches the worm."<p>I'm not talking about filling your calendar to the brim to make yourself look busier than you really are, but rather, …

Time I

How To Look Like A Leader When You're Not

The paradox – you won’t get promoted to a leadership role if you don’t have leadership experience. But how do you get leadership experience when you’re only cast in a supporting role? Even if you’re in an entry-level position, you need to demonstrate leadership skills consistently and overtly. They …

Leadership

4 Behavioral Interview Questions That Reveal What a Job Candidate Is Really Like | Inc.com

Conduct enough job interviews and it feels like some of the candidates have tried to "hack" the most common interview questions. Their answers seem a little too polished, a little too rehearsed, and a lot insincere.<p>That's the problem with only asking opinion-based job interview questions. (Is there …

Leadership

The 10,000-Hour Rule Won't Help You, But This Will | Inc.com

In <i>Outliers</i>, Malcolm Gladwell introduced the world to the 10,000-hour rule. As he described it, world class talents like Bill Gates, The Beatles and chess grandmasters attained their great prowess only after 10,000 hours of practice. The message was that if you are willing to put in the time, you …

Bill Gates

The XBOOK Duo: A Custom Gaming Console Ready for the Road

A guy by the name of Ed has created a beautiful custom gaming laptop that contains an Xbox 360 and an XBox One, thus solving the backwards compatability issue of the original system.<p>Gamers can now play both new and old games with a simple flip of a switch while they are on the go!<p>The inside fits …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Mindfulness

How Lobster Eyes Inspired a Radiant Heater

If you have ever been at the checkout counter of a warehouse-sized Home Depot in North America, you may have stood under a biomimetic product without even knowing it. Next time, look up. You might see a heater with what looks like an insect’s compound eye. It’s a HotZone™ radiant heater with the …

You Asked: Do Brain Games Really Improve Memory?

Games sure seem like a good way to work your brain out, but don’t put your stock in Sudoku. “They target very specific cognitive abilities, but they …

The Brain

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

The New Habit Challenge: Meditate For 20 Minutes A Day

In an always-on, distraction-saturated world, is it feasible to sit still and do nothing for 20 minutes every day? We’ll certainly try.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>Just 20 minutes a day. That’s all the time it took …

Meditation

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

7 Positive Ways to Be More in Touch with Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

A lot of emphasis is put on the relationships we build with other people, but the only way to do that is to start a good relationship with …

Happiness

8 Ways to Feed Your Brain

How often do you stop and think about your brain? Do you ever stop in awe at how incredibly smart that piece of muscle is? Or, at least check in and …

Why Working Too Hard Could Be Bad For Your Career

You would think that working really, really hard is the best guarantee of advancement in your career. If you put in tons of effort, in the end you …

The 5 Signs of a Bad Leader

<b><br>Not all leaders are created equal.</b> There are great ones, good ones, okay ones, and downright awful ones. It’s okay, we’ve all said it before, either …

Leadership

Are You Ready To Go It Alone?

A lot of people ask me how I knew I was ready to start my own business. The answer is that I believed I was always going to be an entrepreneur in one …

Entrepreneurship

How To Rewire Your Brain For Success

Most people think about human memory as a videotape or computer memory. When you remember something, you're playing back the memory, which is vivid or vague depending on how good you are at remembering things.<p>It turns out that human memory isn't like that at all. When you remember something, your …

The Brain

David Foster Wallace on Leadership, Illustrated and Read by Debbie Millman

“Leadership” is one of those buzzwords — like “curation” — whose meaning has been forcibly squeezed out of them by regurgitative overuse and relentless overapplication to things that increasingly dilute the essence of the concept the word once used to capture. In a culture that calls pop culture …

20 Habits That Will Make You Highly Successful

<i>The most successful people in the world</i> are the most motivated – correct?<p>Not entirely.<p><i>It isn’t motivation that creates success, but habit and action</i>. …