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4 Ways To Go From Manager To Leader

Perhaps you’re in a leadership role but don’t feel like you’ve earned the respect from your team. Maybe you feel like they don’t even like you. As a career coach to millennials, I’ve had plenty of new managers come to me, desperate to win approval from their team. It’s a classic case of manager …

Leadership

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding | Inc.com

In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and figured the news offered a big opportunity to try to fix the existing …

Project Management

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills | Inc.com

What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great leadership, to an extent, can be personal and subjective to the follower, there are universal principles …

Leadership

<b>Double Your Income by Knowing the Second Most Valuable Thing You Can Do With Your Time</b> | Inc.com

If you ask any businessperson what the most valuable thing they can do, they all likely have the same answer: work on their billable hours. They're right--that is the most valuable thing you can do with your time. Think about if you're a lawyer who bills at $500 an hour. The most valuable thing you …

Businessperson

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect' | Inc.com

It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention spans and less patience than ever when things aren't going their way. The good …

Kids

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How | Inc.com

I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay thing to slide by with. (Although I guess it's better than my old go-to response of "I have chronic …

High Blood Pressure

Meet the man behind the most important tool in data science

Wes McKinney hates the idea of researchers wasting their time. “Scientists unnecessarily dealing with the drudgery of simple data manipulation tasks makes me feel terrible,” he says.<p>Perhaps more than any other person, McKinney has helped fix that problem. McKinney is the developer of “Pandas”, one …

Data Science

Design the Life of Your Dreams Using These Simple Tips

An Entrepreneur contributor outlines how to design your life the way an artist would.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Years ago, my father shared a simple bit of wisdom with me that you’ve probably heard before: <i>Life is too short,</i> he said<i>. T</i>oo short to do something you're …

Self-improvement

How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge …

Management

The 5 Levels of Delegation You Need to Know to Lead Well | Inc.com

In a prior article, I talked about the power of using the 70% rule when it comes to delegating tasks to your employees. I also discussed how you need to assess the critical nature of an issue - whether it's below the waterline or not - when it comes to delegating.<p>But there's actually another …

Leadership

The Key Differences Between Culture, Purpose And Employee Engagement

I have several favorite chocolate bars. Crunchie is one. Toffee and chocolate. What a combination. So too is a Reese Cup. Peanut butter and chocolate? Yes please. And don’t get me started about a caramel-filled Dairy Milk bar from England.<p>As your mouth waters and the endorphins kick into high gear, …

Employee Engagement

Want to Raise a Badass Daughter? Self-Made Billionaire Sara Blakely Says Teach These 7 Things | Inc.com

Sara Blakely is pretty amazing. She's the founder and inventor of Spanx and a self-made billionaire. She even still holds the original patent for her game-changing women's underwear.<p>There are a decent number of self-made billionaires now, and some incredible women entrepreneurs. What sets Blakely …

Bill Gates

How Can You Spot True Leaders? They Do Any of These 3 Super Rare Things Daily | Inc.com

Business and management books galore continue to expound on the virtues of good leadership. But one simple truth that doesn't require poring over another 250 pages of text remains: Leadership (and life, really) is about people and relationships. Therefore, the best and most respected leaders are …

Leadership

The Importance of Surrounding Yourself With the Right People

It's nearly impossible to rise to your own personal greatness if you aren't surrounding yourself with people who are doing the same.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>"Surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it in yourself." -- Edmund Lee<p>I’ve …

Google Play

Eight habits of highly emotionally intelligent people

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform …

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

Mark Twain

4 Proven Leadership Ideas That Are Nearly 2,000 Years Old--And Still Relevant | Inc.com

In our current culture of celebrity worship, we often look to well-known names and faces to teach us things. You'll find enough lessons inadvertently taught by the likes of Elon Musk and the late Steve Jobs to fill a library full of books.<p>But, we can also learn from people of the distant past. Take …

Greek Philosophy

Why Only You Have the Power to Shape Your Life

It's time to take responsibility for everything in your life.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>It's time to take responsibility for everything in your life. Tony Robbins once said, "The quality of your life is the quality of the meaning you give to everything in your life."<p>This idea is …

Google Play

Richard Branson Reveals 3 Important Lessons Most Leaders Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

Sir Richard Branson has modeled an unconventional leadership approach that has attracted a cult-like following, as evidenced by some of his best-sellers -- <i>Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School</i> and, of course, <i>Screw Business As Usual</i>.<p>While his most valuable lessons are too …

Business Strategy

9 Powerful Tony Robbins Quotes That Will Redefine Your Quest for Success

Check out the fire walker's words of wisdom to help you realize your potential, both in the office and throughout your life.<p>Motivational mogul Tony Robbins grew up understanding the difficulty of making ends meet, his family often unable to afford Thanksgiving feasts or Christmas presents. Yet, a …

Motivation

Breaking Down Silos Is a Myth, Do This Instead | Inc.com

Nobody likes a silo. Or a stovepipe for that matter. These insular structures restrict the flow of information, which makes it hard to coordinate action and adapt to change. In some cases, it can even lead to disastrous consequences like the General Motors ignition switch scandal. So it should be …

Management

6 tips for great communication on a development project

Communication is as integral to a project’s success as any technology, tools or implementation strategies. After all, in order to get where we need …

Transparency

11 Ways to Cultivate a Winning Startup Culture | Inc.com

Companies start small, nimble, and scrappy. Limited resources force them to find ways to get things done with what they have. They figure out what works, and grow like gangbusters.<p>Then they mature to a business with more people and resources, and often lose the entrepreneurial culture that helped …

Leadership
Messaging
Startups (India)
Startups (India)

After watching over 50 TED talks, these insights have stuck with me the most

Some choice is better than none, but more choice isn't necessarily better than some.<p><i>Rebecca Harrington/Tech Insider</i><p>In Barry Schwartz's 2005 talk, …

Self-improvement
Emotional Intelligence

11 Things Every Parent Should Know About Kids and Sleep

Turns out, those Zzs are super important.<p>Experts Do Offer Recommendations for How Much Sleep Kids Should Get<p>And that number changes as they get …

How to Close the Deal: 5 Tips | Inc.com

Partnerships are an essential aspect of business, lending credibility to emerging brands and reinforcing the strength of household names. Securing those sponsorships or joint ventures, however, can seem intimidating. Take it from Frank Talarico, president and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County, who …

Orange County