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European Travel

Think: Two mindful exercises to remind yourself what's truly important

Steve Jobs Practiced This 1 Habit That Triggers Creative Ideas, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

Visitors to Steve Jobs's house in Palo Alto or to Apple's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California, were all too familiar with one habit that helped Jobs to clear his mind and develop novel ideas.<p>Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson didn't know it when he first met the legendary Apple co-founder, …

Creativity

6 Things Good CEOs Always Do to Connect With Employees | Inc.com

A CEO I reported to back in my corporate days suffered from a condition I call invisible executive syndrome.<p>He dwelled in the safety and comfort of his office most of the 50-plus hours he put in per week. It was safe because, at the time, turnover had reached an astounding 60 percent. His open-door …

Employee Engagement

There Is No Such Thing As Work-Life Balance

The elusive work-life balance everyone tries to find? I don’t believe it exists. Rather, I think we have work-life rhythms. Sometimes, we hit a storm surge with work. Other times, the waters ebb. But you can’t schedule that ebb and flow; rather, you need to recognize different seasons in your and …

Work-life Balance

14 Podcasts That Will Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur | Inc.com

If you're starting or growing a business, you need all the help you can get. But you're probably too maxed out on your schedule to read another business book, and you need information on the go.<p>So, while you're hitting the treadmill at your gym, tackling the morning commute, or taking the dog for a …

Entrepreneurship

Trend Alert: New Geometry, The Return of the Art Poster

Since the days of Art Nouveau Paris, the poster has been the affordable, low-commitment way to introduce art to a room: Who didn’t grow up with a …

4 Free Small Business Marketing Tools

Here's a list of four marketing tools that add real value -- but don't cost a thing!<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>There’s only one thing better than finding a cool new marketing tool, and that’s finding a <i>free,</i> cool new marketing tool. Here’s a list of four …

Small Business

10 reasons why you need more houseplants in your life

From reducing stress to cleaning the air and minimising allergies.<p>It turns out houseplants can do even more for your physical and mental health than …

Steal Richard Branson's Morning Routine | Inc.com

Just about everyone from your mother to top CEOs to my fellow Inc.com columnists agrees -- mornings are vitally important for productivity. Get yourself in the correct frame of mind in the early hours and you can affect your mood and output for the whole day.<p>Where opinions differ is on what exactly …

Time Management

3 Phrases That Will Instantly Calm Angry or Emotional People

If only the world were populated exclusively by the sane and rational, your job as a business owner would certainly be a lot easier. But as we all …

7 Morning Habits to Increase Your Productivity For the Day

There is a lot of advice online about being more productive and time management apps are popping up by the day. This is because more people than ever …

5 Simple Ways to a Less-Cluttered Life

Weeks and weeks of putting the mail on your kitchen counter eventually adds up! And that shoe pile by the door -- how long has that been building up? Since we know you're busy, here are a few easy tricks that will help you clean up your clutter in no time and with virtually no hassle.<p>Add It to Your …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of us are working longer, trying to fit it all in.<p>That's the wrong approach. There's plenty of …

Productivity

101 Incredible Coaching Questions

Giving Constructive Feedback

• Business<br>• Human Resources<br>• Employee Relations<br>• Giving Constructive Feedback<p>Performance feedback can be given two ways: through constructive feedback or …

Work's a Game, You're the Coach | Inc.com

It's amazing what you can learn from watching 6-year-old kids kick around a soccer ball. When I signed up to coach my daughter's soccer team, I thought it would be a piece of cake to teach some simple teamwork skills. What I didn't realize was how much I would learn about leading my own company, …

Entrepreneurship

Avoid Procrastination: Funky Tip Makes You Start 4 Times Sooner - PsyBlog

This trick makes you feel closer to your future self so that you start four times sooner.<p>Thinking about upcoming goals in terms of days rather than …

5 Things Your Employees Wish They Could Tell You

Most managers never learned how to be leaders. Here are the ways your employees wish you were better at your job.<p>If your employees could change one thing about you, what do you think it would be?<p>TINYpulse, a software company that measures employee satisfaction, asked 1,000 full-time employees what …

Employee Engagement

3 Ways To Motivate Your Team In The Changing World Of Work

As the pace of change accelerates across the workforce, there’s a significant need for leadership to step up. Yet as the “Workforce 2020” study from Oxford Economics uncovered, barely half of surveyed CEOs said their leadership knows how to inspire and empower employees. That’s not going to cut</b> …

Employee Engagement

Introverts at Work

"My name is Kurt. I am an introvert."<p>Mumbles come from the others in the room - "Hello, Kurt.", "Hey.", "Hi." - then an uncomfortable silence. We all …

The Secret to Never Being Frustrated Again

We all get frustrated.<p>The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn’t listening.<p>And sometimes these …

Self-help

15 Beliefs Happy Couples Hold

A relationship is hard work, but happy couples know that these 15 beliefs are the keys to their happiness.

Making Business Personal

To an extent that we ourselves are only beginning to appreciate, most people at work, even in high-performing organizations, divert considerable energy every day to a second job that no one has hired them to do: preserving their reputations, putting their best selves forward, and hiding their …

The Two Biggest Drags On Productivity: Meetings And Managers (Or, As We Call Them, M&Ms) | Inc.com

Most of the time when you hear people opining about why remote work won't work, they point to two things in particular: One, you can't have face-to-face meetings when people aren't in the office. And two, managers can't tell if people are getting work done if they can't see them working.<p>Our …

Penguin Random House

If You’ve Just Taken Over a Team, Quickly Let Underperformers Go

The best way for a manager to be successful is to build a top-notch team. But when most managers take on new positions, they hesitate to act quickly in replacing poor performing incumbents. Months later, when reflecting on what they could have done differently, almost all of these managers say that …

Mark Zuckerberg on why Facebook succeeded: 'We just cared more' - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Zuckerberg on Facebook’s success: We ‘cared more’<p>Play Video - 1:13<p>Play Video - 1:13<p>More video<p>1:20 Sponsored Content Now PlayingSecond April snowstorm set to hit Northeast as Midwest shivers<p>1:29 Sponsored Content Now PlayingTrump threatens China with …

Mark Zuckerberg

How to Respond to Negative People Without Being Negative

<b>“Don't let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama</b><p>A former coworker seemed to talk non-stop and loudly, …

Self-help

4 Simple Ways to Boost Accountability | Inc.com

"How do I boost accountability on my team?” This is the most pervasive question being asked by leaders in both startups and in Fortune 500 companies alike.<p>The term <i>accountability</i> is tossed around so frequently without any supporting actions that it is losing its meaning. I often hear my client …

Leadership