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6 Common Things Good Managers Do to Create Engaged Teams

Good managers create and boost employee engagement. A lot of managers have room for improvement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a manager, you have a powerful effect on how engaged your organization will ultimately be. Employee engagement is ultimately a <i>viral</i> …

Employee Engagement

The Secret to Finding Your Passion Is the Opposite of What You've Been Told | Inc.com

Like many Millennials, I was told I could become whatever I wanted to be when I grew up. Before the age of ten I cycled through dreams of acting, singing, and becoming a veterinary pharmacist (true story).<p>Trying to find my passion was a near-obsession that followed me into adulthood. Ironically, …

Motivation

2 Feedback Methods That Will Make You An Amazing Boss

What are the two dimensions to being a truly kickass boss?<p>Whether you’re in a new leadership position or you’ve been leading a team for years, giving feedback is always a difficult hurdle to overcome. Giving an employee criticism and praise is a delicate process, one that can be incredibly …

CEOs

How to Ask Purposeful Questions to Engage Your Team | Inc.com

Plenty of books are filled with lists of questions, but asking questions without a clear objective is like playing the question lotto. Very occasionally you might get lucky and win, but most of the time you will come up empty-handed. That's a loss for you and for your team member. There is rarely a …

Leadership

Try this powerful psychology trick to break yourself from negative thought cycles

Do you criticize yourself? Do you ever think you’re not good enough? Most people self-talk, however when that self-talk becomes negative, it can …

Harness These 4 Habits to Bring an End to Your Procrastination Problem | Inc.com

<i>How do I give up procrastination? 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 Awdhesh Singh, Author of books on Spiritual Intelligence and Leadership, on Quora:</b><p>Procrastination is a bad habit …

Procrastination

How to Grow Your Confidence and Chances of Success

Confidence is characterised as a man’s general “self-evaluation… their ownThe post How to Grow Your Confidence and Chances of Success appeared first …

Startups (India)

9 Things That Will Kill Your Career | Inc.com

There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.<p>We usually only hear about the more egregious examples, such as when Yelp employee Talia Jane became an Internet sensation last month for writing a blistering post …

Leadership

The 11 Mental Habits That Will Get You Through Any Challenge

“The ability to break the mold and take a bold new direction requires that extra grit, daring, and spunk that only the mentally strongest people …

The Most Common Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

6 Ways Consistently Productive People Get Things Done | Inc.com

You are frustrated because you didn't get enough done.<p>You are not alone. The lack of time (and lack of time management) is an epidemic and a virus eating away at your productivity.<p>Sure, there are thousands of ways to manage time. Smart phones, planners, whiteboards -- there are tools galore. But …

Time Management

11 Things You Need to Give Up If You Want to Be Happy and Successful

<b>Stop waiting for happiness and success — you can start achieving them in the present by giving up these toxic things.</b><p>When we aim to become happy and …

Self-improvement

20 Questions to Make Meaningful Connections | Inc.com

In a recent article, Marguerite Ward asked: if you looked at the co-worker sitting closest to you, would you be able to say what his or her favorite food or hobby is?<p>Research shows that having meaningful work relationships pays off and leads to greater workplace satisfaction. Ward highlights three …

Hobbies

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority over the more important things in her life, and, as often …

Happiness

These 7 TED talks have completely changed how I make decisions

Psychologists have found decision-making is fraught with hidden influences, tricky nuances, and the ability to make us happy in the short-term but unhappy in the long-term.<p>Some of my greatest insights into this aspect of human behavior have come from TED talks, which break down research findings …

Self-improvement

Science Says Happier People Are Raised by Parents Who Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Want your kids to be happier kids? More important, want your children to grow up to be happier and more satisfied for the rest of their lives?<p>A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing …

Psychology

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

Psychology

17 ways to become a more interesting person

You don't have to be a billionaire, or a CEO, or an astronaut to hold people's attention — you can just be you.<p>It's a question of knowing how to highlight the traits that make you different from the person next to you.<p>Over on Quora, dozens of people have answered the question, "How do I become a …

Self-improvement

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

Prioritize These Two Things and Watch Your Productivity (and Your Life) Transform | Inc.com

Imagine this: It's 3 pm, you have a weekly team meeting in an hour, and a 6 pm deadline looming--but you've only managed to check off one item on your lengthy to-do list.<p>We've all experienced days like this; days where no matter how much we will ourselves, we just can't muster any productivity. …

Time Management

5 Simple and Effective Ways to Make a Good Impression | Inc.com

The other day I was getting ready for work and listening to my Alexa give me my morning brief. In the middle of telling me the news, she offered a "management tip of the day" from the Harvard Business Review. The subject was first impressions and how to overcome a bad one.<p>It made me think a lot …

CEOs

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility for Your Life | Inc.com

Four realities exist.<p>The first is that indecision is potentially your greatest threat. The second is that most people are "drifting," which means they haven't taken command of their mind or their life. Drifting is when you let external circumstances determine where you go in life.<p>The third: Just …

Self-improvement

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier | Inc.com

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

Happiness

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

Happiness

Science Just Discovered a Dead Simple Trick to Boost Concentration | Inc.com

You've probably heard that multitasking will rot your brain. I've written plenty of posts on the subject myself. Here's one saying that doing two or more things at once makes you as dumb as being stoned. Here's another on research showing that multitasking physically shrinks your brain (yes, …

Time Management

11 Heart Failure Facts Cardiologists Want You to Know

Heart failure occurs when the heart isn’t able to pump enough blood throughout the body, leading to symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue. …

Medical Research

The Secrets of the Pelvic Floor

If you’ve never had your pelvic floor released, consider hunting down an integrative structural specialist: It’s a weird sensation, for sure, and …