Susanne Wilborn

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To Build a High-Performing Company Your Team Needs a Good Night's Sleep Every Night

Build a sleep-first company, and it will pay off through increased revenue, reputation and employee engagement.<p>Companies pay billions of dollars each year for specific trainings in hopes of boosting their overall performance. Companies attempt to improve culture through offering craft beer, ping …

Employee Engagement

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

Mindfulness

Want to Land One of the Best Jobs of 2018? Here Are 3 Smart Tips | Inc.com

Glassdoor just released its annual report of the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2018. Data scientist and DevOps engineer took the top two spots. But if you don't have the degree or experience for either of these, fear not! There are plenty of others you can choose from. And if you want to increase the …

Employment

7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength | Inc.com

Your private inner dialogue can either be a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If you constantly make negative predictions like, "I'm going to mess up," or you call yourself names, your self-talk will rob you of mental strength.<p>Your thoughts affect how you feel and …

Self-help

This Is the Single Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself As a Leader | Inc.com

Everyone and their mother has their secret to leadership and there's no shortage of articles on leadership lessons extracted from virtually everything.<p>I'm waiting for Omarosa's Book on Leadership--which I will promptly not buy.<p>Anyhow, it's difficult to find leadership approaches that are …

Leadership

If You're Spending Time on Any of These 6 Tasks, You're Killing Your Productivity | Inc.com

Every founder, CEO, and executive I coach complains that they don't have enough time. And I get it. Time is the one resource we can never get more of: We can't save for later, and it's the one thing everyone always wants from us. Yet most of them spend time on tasks that they really shouldn't. …

Time Management

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks) | Inc.com

Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are more than <b>two</b> times as likely to give extra effort at work -- and to plan for having a long-term …

Employee Engagement

'Scene that still haunts me': Video of starving polar bear goes viral

A polar bear can barely walk through an Arctic landscape almost void of ice. The photographer has said his team members were "pushing through their …

Global Warming

The Morning Routine That Will Save You 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management

10 secrets you never knew about In-N-Out, according to an employee who works there

Just because you know a fast food chain's menu, doesn't mean you know what goes on behind its kitchen doors.<p>We took a look at a recent Reddit AMA with In-N-Out employee and Redditor booshley to see what she's learned after working at the chain for close to two years.<p>Keep scrolling for secret menu …

Employment

Easy Watermelon Bars (19-Minute Recipe)

These watermelon bars are so creamy and refreshing! You can use watermelon leftovers to make this amazingly tasty and unique sweet treat. Plus, it is …

Baking

True Leaders Don't Win You Over. They Earn Your Trust With 4 Principles | Inc.com

If you're leading a startup or starting a new project, you're at the helm of a ship that's just started its journey in unknown waters. You have a compass and know your direction, but you have no idea about the conditions and the weather ahead. You trust yourself to make the right decisions when …

Leadership

6 ways to stop blocking your own success

Even the most excellent leaders sometimes find that one day, suddenly, what once worked so well to propel their rise stops working. And the very same …

Self-improvement

Charisma is a skill, not a gift — a Stanford psychologist shares 6 ways to build it

In researching my book "The Happiness Track," however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.<p>What presence has to do with it<p>If you meet someone at a cocktail party whose eyes are constantly flitting around the room, do they make a good impression? Do they …

Mindfulness

5 books that will make you more well-rounded

Want to know one of the "secrets" to becoming a better leader? Become a more voracious reader.<p>One of the best ways to "stand on the shoulders of giants" is to read. We hear it all the time--that the most successful people, our greatest leaders, are people who read constantly (including Bill Gates, …

Success

Born to Bottom? Researchers Report Biological Correlations in Anal Sex Role in Gay Men

While a single factor (the elusive “gay gene,” for example) has yet to emerge in the ongoing scientific investigation of what determines sexuality, …

Psychology
Self-improvement

Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

<b>“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.<p>And maybe the pain and the …

The 9 Management Myths That Leadership Needs To Nix

The career landscape has been completely transformed over the past half century. The scenes in <i>Mad Men</i> seem absolutely impossible to imagine in today’s world of work. Despite the huge contrast, several musty mindsets about employees and employers persist. In this post, I will focus on employer …

Employee Engagement

63% Of Employees Don't Trust Their Leader -- Here's What You Can Do To Change That

Trust is toast, according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer.<p>It’s worldwide, it’s pervasive across business and government, and trust of CEOs is at an all-time low.<p>CEO Credibility plunged by 12 points this year. Sixty-three percent of survey respondents said CEOs are somewhat or not at all …

Employee Engagement

The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …

Psychology

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life | Inc.com

In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 wise quotes fill you with newfound encouragement and …

Motivation

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

Meditation

Holiday Foods That Are Good for Your Diet

Holidays Foods Don't Have to Ruin Your Diet<p>Much of the fare at your next holiday party is going to be high in calories, fat, sugar and sodium, but …

18 Delicious Homemade Soups for Your Workweek

It's that time of year again when salads just won't cut it. With the cold seasonal chill, we need a little warmth in our bellies. So we've curated a …

10 Brain Hacks of the Most Mentally Focused People

Here's a big hint: Don't multitask.<p>Ever have a day like this? One minute you're prepping for your next status meeting. The next, an urgent email pops up and you begin replying--and before you can hit send a co-worker alarms you with an instant message demanding your immediate attention to put out a …

Time Management

17 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life

The best approach is to start small.<p>In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only a few minutes to …

Quora

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.<p>Pay attention to what comes out of your mouth. The language you use affects how you experience your world, and how others experience you. Inevitably, things get "lost in translation."<p>If you're …

Self-help

200+ Healthy Recipes For Every Meal of the Day

It's tough staying healthy when you're eating the same boring bowl of oatmeal or lifeless salad day after day. Add a little much-needed pizzazz to …

Healthy Eating