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Asking Yourself This 1 Simple Question Will Quickly Show Whether You're a Good Leader

This may be the litmus test of what true leadership is all about.<p>My favorite boss to this day was an executive named Bruce. I wrote an article about him, where I talk about his Servant Leadership style, and what he did to get the best out of his people. For example:<p>He spent countless hours coaching …

Mentoring

This is Why People Leave Your Company

When Carly Guthrie was running HR for Per Se, one of the hottest restaurants in New York, the General Manager gave her a piece of advice: “You know, …

Japanese Whisky: A Guide for the Thirsty and Curious | GQ

What to expect, what to buy, and how to drink it.<p>It’s hard to imagine a category of spirit more hyped by today’s cool-kid drinkers than Japanese whisky. (And yes, you spell it without the “e”.) But until as recently as 2015, whiskey fans were much more likely to reach for a peaty Scotch or robust, …

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

19 Books Bill Gates and the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and Wal-Mart Think You Should Read | Inc.com

What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his day reading. …

Bill Gates

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Apple invests $390 million in TrueDepth component maker Finisar

Apple announced a substantial investment in Finisar. Apple is giving Finisar $390 million to build a new 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas. Finisar is going to hire 500 people to work on the laser sensor in the TrueDepth camera in the iPhone X.<p>Today’s investment is part of …

This Photo Is a Total Fake Made by A.I. Its Creators Tell Us How It's Done

And you thought spotting Photoshopped pictures was hard.<p>At a glance, the photo up top looks like an ordinary photo of an ordinary street, taken …

Understanding the real capabilities of unsupervised machine learning

“Hey, Siri. What is the capital of New York?” We all know what happens next — Siri provides the answer. How Siri knows the correct answer is not a mystery (we have the internet to thank for that), but what is more interesting is the fact that Siri is able to understand the question at all.<p>Siri can …

5 Tips To Deal With Anxiety In 10 Minutes Or Less

We have all experienced some form of anxiety in our lives, whether we're anxious about a job interview or going on a first date. Yet, for people with …

15 Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat

Hard-and-fast food rules are made to be broken. But some common foods are seriously bad for you. "It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die …

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs | Inc.com

Sometimes the only way you'll truly know whether a leader's skills are genuine is to measure the manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, "This is too good to be true."<p>If you think your boss is some freak of nature and you're the luckiest person alive, I'll …

Leadership

Mike O’Neill Wants You to Put Away Your Phone

This interview with <b>Mike O’Neill</b>, chief executive of <b>BMI</b>, a music-rights management company, was conducted and condensed by <b>Adam Bryant</b>.<p><b>Q. What were your early years like?</b><p><b>A.</b> I grew up in Oceanport, N.J. It’s the same town I live in now. I have three brothers and a sister. We all live there still, …

The people of Harlem, as painted by Alice Neel – in pictures

The great US artist Alice Neel lived and painted in uptown New York when it was almost exclusively black and Hispanic. Hilton Als, curator of a show of her portraits from this period, discusses some of his favourite images.<p><i>Alice Neel, Uptown is at Victoria Miro, London N1 from 18 May-29 July.</i> <i>A</i> …

Art

Three Questions To Ask Before Quitting Your Job

Do it. Don’t do it. Leave. Stay. The hiring strategy of today’s workforce is more polarized than ever. Even as many companies strive to develop supportive work cultures that attract valuable employees, new hires are reluctant to show loyalty to one company for too long.<p>According to the most recent …

Employment

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day | Inc.com

You'd have to be living under a rock not to have been recommended mindfulness meditation by someone in the past few years. Big name entrepreneurs swear by it, whole conferences are dedicated to it, and prominent dissenters have even pushed back against the mindfulness craze (so you know it's really …

Meditation

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

5 Harmful Thought Patterns Keeping You From Reaching Your True Potential

Researchers have proven that the way you think directly correlates with what you achieve in life.<p>What you achieve in life is directly proportional to the thoughts you allow to roll around in your mind. And know this: You are in control of your mental content. In fact, the most successful people …

What I learned from studying Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's schedule for a year

Amidst the growing numbers of tasks, relationships, and operations to manage, ecommerce leaders still only have the same number of hours in a given day.<p>Through my work at Exact Media, I've worked with some of the brightest leaders in the ecommerce space.<p>To better understand them, their needs, and …

What Is Customer Experience?

Forrester Research defines customer experience as: <i>"How customers perceive their interactions with your company."</i><p>Forrester did a fine job reducing the complex and multi-faceted integration of physical, emotional, and often, psychological processes that make up the customer encounter. Perception and …

The 4 Best Natural Skin-Care Brands Right Now

We do it for ramps. And eggs. And God knows we do it for kale. So it was only a matter of time before the plants that we love to use in our skin care came directly from a farm. These are our favorites in this ever-growing (nonindustrial) industry.<p>Toby Burrows © 2011<p>South Australia is home to the …

4 signs you're working for a toxic boss

<b>Related: How Successful People Overcome Toxic Bosses</b><p>A bad manager can be so detrimental to an office that he or she actually affects employee retention. In Gallup's 2015 State of the American Manager report, one out of two professionals said they had quit a job to "get away" from their boss at some …

Fractal furniture: Holly Hunt collaborates with artist Paula Crown

It's a honeymoon week for the ongoing marriage between art and design. The amicable pair blissfully merge for London’s Frieze Art Fair and PAD – and American designer Holly Hunt is exploring the other half for the first time, collaborating with contemporary artist Paula Crown.<p>The exhibition, titled …

What You Never Thought They would Teach You at the Harvard Business School.

<b>Part 2: Authenticity, Teams, and Defining Success.</b><p>On a daily basis I’m fortunate, and privileged, to meet and discuss topics with a variety of …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Leadership Tips

In a new book M.A. Soupios and I co-authored, <i>The</i> <i>Ten Golden Rules of Leadership</i> (New York:AMACOM, 2015), we share scores of leadership tips of great thinkers, Aristotle, Plato, Thales, and Hesiod. Here are my top ten tips.<p>The most lethal distortions come not from the lips of our opponents or …

Leadership

This year's new hotel openings - 2016 - Telegraph

Hospitality