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4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

Successful CEOs Use These 5 Hacks to Always Stay Productive | Inc.com

It's no secret that startups are hard. To be successful, it can require unending mental and physical energy, superhuman patience, and a massive demand on the most important resource of all: your time.<p>It's no surprise, then, that I hear many professionals say that they are always too busy, …

Time Management

A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice as Likely to Obtain a College Degree (And They Have Nothing to Do With Reading) | Inc.com

It's hard to believe that what your child knows at age 5 could influence his future chances of success. But that's exactly what a 2015 study published in the <i>American Journal of Public Health</i> found.<p>But researchers discovered that the skills that predict future success had nothing to do with reading …

College & University

1 White-Hot Resume Design Tip That Will Instantly Increase Its Readability | Inc.com

If your resume is crammed full of text, it could be hurting your chances of getting an interview. Studies show recruiters will toss your resume after just six seconds if they don't see what they're looking for. However, when one simple marketing design technique is applied, you can dramatically …

Here's the Key to Great Conversation in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

One of the most famous quotes about communication comes from Stephen R. Covley. He intelligently remarked that most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. In essence, this means that the most powerful thing you can do when you're talking to …

Customers

A 20-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Is anyone else having some serious whiplash with fall zipping by? We feel you. And with the holidays right around the corner, we're starting to feel …

Horror show just won't end for Macy's and Nordstrom

<b>1. More trouble in mall land:</b> Wall Street is bracing for more signs of the retail apocalypse this week when Macy's and Nordstrom (JWN) detail the latest pain from the loss of mall shoppers who've migrated online.<p>Worse than slumping sales, department stores are likely to paint a gloomy picture about …

Macy's

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Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

Coffee

The Numbers Are In: Here's the Single Highest-Paying Field You Can Go Into Right Now | Inc.com

<i>Is data science really a rising career? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Iliya Valchanov, Co-founder of 365datascience.com, on Quora:</b><p>According to Glassdoor, in 2016 data science was …

Data Science

How to lose weight and look better naked

How to lose weight and look better naked<p>An incredible amount of time, dedication and commitment goes into working out to get fit and what good is all …

Neuroscientists Say This Tool is the Secret to Persuasion | Inc.com

Although I've studied persuasion for 25 years, the last ten years has seen an explosion in research, thanks to advanced brain scanning techniques. We've discovered more in the last decade about influence than we've ever known. We know what works and what doesn't.<p>What works? Telling a story.<p>In her …

Princeton University

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

Oprah's Brilliant Career Advice for 20-Somethings Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

If there's anyone in the world qualified to talk about the path to massive success, it's Oprah Winfrey.<p>A self-made billionaire, Oprah is not only one of the wealthiest women in the world but also obviously committed to contributing to humanity.<p>Her talk show educated millions on important topics …

Emotional Intelligence

Top 10 Reasons Leaders Fail | Inc.com

I have had the good fortune of working with thousands of leaders since co-founding a leadership consulting and training firm in 1999.<p>Here is what we have found to be the top 10 derailers of leadership success.<p><b>Have all the answers.</b> (instead of asking all the questions)• <b><br>Not connecting with the person</b> …

Leadership

9 Phrases Bosses Should Say Often to Inspire and Motivate Others | Inc.com

We hardly ever think about it, but a leader's words are a powerful means for motivating people at work. But where do you start with what to say, or even how to say things that will inspire?<p>According to Dr. Paul White, co-author of <i>The New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the</i> …

Leadership

9 bad habits you must break to be more productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage …

The founder of the world's largest hedge fund just shared brutal analysis of the US economy

Brutal.<p>There's no other word for Ray Dalio's latest note on the US economy, and the situation it describes. The founder of Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund with about $160 billion in management, posted the note on LinkedIn on Monday, and sets about splitting the US economy in two: the …

The 1 Thing Every Great Leader Does, Each and Every Day | Inc.com

Granted, every CEO is ultimately measured by his or her ability to increase compass earnings, profits, and stock values. Everything else -- crafting bold visions, building a vibrant corporate culture, striving to make a difference in the community, etc. -- is, depending on your point of view, …

Corporate Culture

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

16 Clever Ways to Save Money We've Never Thought of Before

There are simple ways to save money: Things like bringing a homemade lunch to work instead of buying it every day, brewing your own coffee at home, …

3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People | Inc.com

If you've been charged with managing a group of really smart and savvy employees, you have your work cut out for you. Smart people obviously know they're smart, which works to their advantage. They have high expectations of not only themselves but also of the people they work with, which ups the …

Team Building

7 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life Starting Next Week | Inc.com

If personal development and self-improvement is your thing, you should really appreciate this list to kick off your week on a high note. First off though, I need to communicate its true intent so there are no misgivings or misinterpretations.<p>As you scroll further, you'll notice a pattern (which …

Happiness

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

The True Secret to a Positive Attitude is Simpler Than You Think

The uncomfortable truth in life is that you can’t control every event, experience, or outcome.<p>All that stress, pain, and worry shouldn’t be your burden.<p>Epictetus classified things as being under our control or not under our control. His classic Enchiridion (The Good Life Handbook) starts with this …

Researchers reveal how to boost brain power

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found that one brain-training method often used in scientific studies can help to improve working …

The Brain

Want to Get More Done in Less Time? Science Says You Should Do These 5 Simple Things | Inc.com

Do you struggle to get more done in less time? You are not alone. A Microsoft study revealed most people are unproductive at work -- a massive 17 hours per week out of an average 45 hour work week.<p>Over the course of the year, that's over one month (36.8 days) of time being unproductive at the …

Time Management

This Is Why Good Employees Resign Within Their First Year (And What You Can Do About | Inc.com

Unexpected undesired voluntary turnover is debilitating. Most of us know the huge costs that come with it. There are also hidden costs, including knowledge gaps and a huge burden on employees to get more done with key roles unfilled.<p>First year turnover leaves an even bigger dent. Some recent …

Employee Engagement

Why Smartphones Will Become Extinct by 2025 | Inc.com

The world is changing, and it's all about your voice.<p>In my house, there are voicebots everywhere. In the kitchen, I use the Google Home speaker to ask about recipes and the weather. In my office, there's an Amazon Echo connected to a high-end stereo, so I can control my music collection by voice. …

Apps

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 …