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The Silicon joke? From roundabout to revolution

Exactly 10 years ago, in March 2008, a small technology company called Dopplr waved goodbye to its cramped premises above a pub in Hoxton, in London’s East End, and relocated to a bigger office nearby, on 100 City Road. For Dopplr’s 32 year-old chief technology officer, Matt Biddulph, the move …

This Simple Solution Will Eliminate Tons of Conflict From Your Life | Inc.com

Conflicts. Arguments. Frustrations. Even for all the toughies out there, fighting with companions is never fun. Interpersonal struggles, no matter how minor, are destructive and can eventually come to erode relationships. It happens in marriage, in the workplace, and between friends.<p>But what if you …

Psychology

3 Simple Time-Management Tricks to Boost Your Employees' Productivity | Inc.com

As a leader, it's your responsibility to help everyone on your team do more of their best work. This means coaching them to prioritize their work, giving them the insights they need to spend time wisely, and most of all, making sure you're not getting in their way.<p>But with all the other tasks on …

Time Management

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He wanted things to be done his way.<p>But he also believed in the power of …

Self-improvement
Self-improvement

Pragmatic Leaders Avoid the Five Ego Traps | Inc.com

All leaders need to have healthy egos. They need to have a modicum of pride, a helping of confidence, and a degree of self-assurance. That said, pragmatic leaders are careful not to let their egos get in the way of achieving their goals and executing their agendas. When leaders are more concerned …

Leadership

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait | Inc.com

In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and discovered 11 unique companies from that bunch that transformed themselves into "great" companies, outperforming, at the time, the S&P 500.<p>Their secret formula? …

Self-improvement

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

What can be done to improve work-ethics in an organisation?

<b>Communicate openly</b><p>Strong teams are built on good ethics. Work ethics bring professionalism at work and foster a good culture within the office space. …

How to Work with a Manipulative Person

Almost everyone who’s ever gone to work has had to deal with an office manipulator. Unfortunately, most employees hesitate to go public with their concerns. And with good reason: Even if they do, typical corporate responses range from wary or dismissive to actually retaliating against the victim, …

Leadership

How Do Leaders Succeed Despite Tricky Workplace Politics?

Office politics can be a difficult topic for many people. Around 47% of recently surveyed employees felt that office politics distracted them from workplace productivity. It is easy to advise people to completely steer clear of all workplace politics and just say that you will let your manager …

Leadership

This Common Speaking Habit Is Draining All Your Negotiating Power | Inc.com

"John - we are receiving some feedback about the team and their presentation style. In particular we get comments about the inflection of their voice going up at the end. Can you work on this with folks on the team?"<p>Uncertain Language vs. Command Language<p>This is something I see a lot. I call it …

Public Speaking

These 8 Things Suck the Happiness Out of Your Workplace. Here's How to Control Them | Inc.com

From Google's nap pods to Nike's basketball court, modern companies are going way (sometimes way, way) over the top to try to keep employees cheery. But when push comes to shove, controlling these eight factors might matter significantly more for your happiness than a bunch of perks.<p>1. Lack of …

Personal Information

Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos' mentor used a simple test to figure out who is a true leader

You can have the most impressive title in the world and still not be a leader.<p>According to the late Bill Campbell, who established a reputation as …

Silicon Valley

How to become a successful non-tech founder.

Your passion and belief is the key, not your coding skills.<p>I got a lot of love on my article 9 things I learnt from the most successful non-tech …

Product Hunt

11 Ways to Boost Your Sales Performance

The sales profession is a fast-paced, constantly adapting industry with an onslaught of new competitors and niches. As a result, it's vital for sales professionals to strive for continuous improvement.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>The sales profession is a fast-paced, …

Customer Service

Here's Why Your Organization Can't Handle Complexity | Inc.com

Every leader tries to keep things simple and predictable. You hire good people, treat them well, give them clear objectives and do your best to stay out of their way. If you do your homework, plan things well and your people execute efficiently, everything should go off without a hitch. Or so the …

Management

Tim Cook Says Learning How to Code is More Important than English as a Second Language

According to Apple (aapl) CEO Tim Cook, English may be a global language, but it’s more important to learn how to code.<p>“If I were a French student …

Employment

Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Our top hiring criteria — in addition to having the skills to do the job — is, are you a great writer? You have to be a great writer to work here, in …

Teaching

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Sales and marketing were once disciplines ruled by emotions. But somewhere along the way, we recognized that they were based on definable pipelines and applied technology to manage those pipelines. Today you can put a corporate dashboard in place to manage them and tweak the settings to try to …

Innovation

9 Surefire Signs Your Colleagues Are Toxic | Inc.com

Retired surgeon Greg Baer, M.D. once managed one of the busiest eye-surgery practices in the country. Yet despite all his accomplishments and wealth, he felt empty and unhappy which led to his near suicide.<p>In his search for lasting happiness, he learned the life-changing principles that have led to …

Self-improvement

This Extraordinary CEO Proves That Successful Leaders are Better Than Just Great Starters or Future Visionaries. | Inc.com

Beginnings are exciting and it's always entertaining to dream of the future. But the stuff in between the two can be challenging. Yet most of life, at work and elsewhere, is lived in the middle part between the very start and the ultimate success (or failure). The decisions that truly define great …

Management

Facebook's VP of Product on Mastering Focus and Intentional Work

When we asked Fidji Simo what she wanted to share with our readers, she polled her team at Facebook to see what they would highlight as her core …

Management

10 Things Great Leaders Do to Handle a Disaster | Inc.com

When disaster strikes -- be it a deadly hurricane or a massive cyber-hack -- great business leaders respond rather than react.<p>The difference is subtle but significant. A reaction is a reflex; a response is a procedure.<p>And the best leaders recognize that real-time responses according to a procedure …

Customer Service

The Secret To Turning Your Mistakes Into Opportunities In 6 Simple Steps | Inc.com

At its core, innovation is the ability to adjust quickly to new conditions and situations in novel and useful ways. As Stephen Hawking, world-renowned physicist, famously said "intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." It's just as true in businesses as in biology.<p>Toyota has been one of the …

Project Management

How to Gain Credibility When You Have Little Experience

There’s a meme on the internet, which speaks truth about a dilemma for young people entering the hypercompetitive workforce of 2017. The photo is of two seasoned, older interviewers glaring critically across the table at a young interview candidate with the following words: “We’re looking for …

Leadership

9 Easy Ways to Show Your Employees You Value Them | Inc.com

Employees who feel appreciated feel valued.<p>And when people feel valued, they're more likely to go above and beyond for the organization. They're quicker to hold themselves accountable for their part of a project. Most importantly, they're happier in their roles, which means they're less likely to …

Employment

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Successful Leaders Do Any of These 4 Things Daily | Inc.com

Whenever I deliver keynotes on leadership topics, I make sure to touch on the most important aspect that a leader needs to become truly exceptional: valuing his or her people.<p>If that has triggered your own thinking about whether your employees are truly valued, there are proven ways you can raise …

Leadership

Is Your Team Pulling With You Or Against You?

Employee engagement statistics paint a bleak picture, with over half of the workforce categorized as disengaged — defined as ‘less emotionally connected’ and not willing to do any more than necessary to keep their job. More alarming is that nearly 1 in 5 workers are ‘actively disengaged’ — actually …

Leadership

Radical Candor Will Help Managers Balance Accountability and Empathy

Achieving an organization’s goals requires more than putting people on a team and assigning them a task. It involves managing the complex …

Leadership