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5 questions to ask yourself if you want to be a manager

Want to climb the ladder? Ask yourself these important questions before you make a pitch for that promotion.<p>After a couple of years working in the corporate world, turning to management can seem like a “natural” progression in your career. It’s easy to see how others come to this conclusion — there …

Communication Skills

Kroger Is Going High Tech and Hiring More

<i>By Alisha Haridasani</i><p>One of the country's largest supermarket chains is investing in technology and talent to stay ahead in an increasingly …

eCommerce

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

This new analytics tool for Gmail is actually really impressive

So how can typical Gmail users leverage email analytics data?<p>These are some of the most common applications:<p><b>Employee tracking and monitoring</b> — In some ways, Gmail Metrics belongs in the same ranks as Toggl and TimeCamp, apps that actively monitor employee time expenditure and performance. The app …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

Why Coffee is Really Called 'A Cup of Joe'

I don't know about you, but whenever I hear someone call coffee, "a cup of Joe," I can't help but think, who is Joe?! Did he discover the coffee …

Want to Unlock Your Full Potential and Live a More Fulfilling Life? Do 1 Thing First | Inc.com

Stories have power. Stories shape the way we think, the way we feel, the way we respond to certain situations...stories matter.<p>Especially the stories we tell ourselves.<p>(That's an underlying premise of Stoicism. Stoicism has nothing to do with being stone-faced and not showing emotion; Stoicism is a …

Motivation

Warren Buffett Says If You Hire People on Intelligence but They Lack This Other Trait, Don't Bother | Inc.com

Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidate<i>s.</i> He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said<i>:</i><p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they …

Employment

10 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Have an Amazing Year | Inc.com

According to science, if you want to actually keep your New Year's resolution, it's better to start it February first. Why? Because the hubbub of celebrations and back-to-work chaos in January often gets in the way of thoughtful commitment to our goals.<p>Whether you take that advice or not, it points …

Positive Thinking

12 Leadership Lessons from Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson

EMBA student Robert Chen, WG’19, an executive coach at Exec|Comm in New York City, highlights takeaways about leadership from Alex Gorsky, WG’96, CEO …

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018 | Inc.com

Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are some of my favorites that will be released in the next few months.<p>(If you see a few books you like, consider pre-ordering instead of waiting until the …

Stephen King

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems that remain unsolved.<p>Reflecting the importance of the problems, the Institute offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could provide a rigorous, …

5 Great Business and Psychology Books from 2017 That Will Give You a Head Start On 2018 | Inc.com

I've read 75 nonfiction books published this year in a wide range of categories from history to business. Most of the books are bestsellers and offer actionable insights into leadership, entrepreneurship and communication. In this article I've chosen five books that contain valuable communication …

Personality

I asked 8 brilliant people for their best advice — here's what they told me

2017 was an interesting year for me. I turned 40, lost several close friends of mine, and came to some sobering realizations that often strike people who are in the middle of their lives.<p>I didn't have a midlife crisis per se, more of a midlife reassessment. So over the past year, I've been reaching …

This Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals to Become Happier

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

This 4-Letter Acronym Will Revolutionize the Way You Think About Leadership | Inc.com

She walked into my office and slumped into a chair.<p>"You don't have a clue do you?" she asked in an exasperated tone, with a few extra "colorful" words thrown in for emphasis. I didn't quite follow her line of reasoning. I was managing a large team of designers, writers, and usability experts. We …

Mentoring

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

These three stocks have the potential to be huge winners over the long term.<p><b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) changed the world by helping to bring computers …

Investing

Scientists Train Bacteria To Build Unnatural Proteins

Scientists say they have created a partly man-made bacterium that can produce proteins not found in nature. This new life form, the latest development in a field called "synthetic biology," could eventually be used to produce novel drugs.<p>The Scripps Research Institute's Floyd Romesberg and …

Protein

5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Everyone's entrepreneurial journey is different, but the pitfalls are the same.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is a labor of love. You’ve made a commitment to go out on your own. Then the hard part starts: figuring out how to generate revenue, …