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20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to …

Bill Gates

5 things you should remember if you're a young boss with older employees

You are likely to be in charge of people who have a range of different skills, different personalities, and different ages.<p>At some point, you'll probably have to manage someone who is older than you. This can get a little awkward to say the least.<p>According to Juliet Hailstone, senior product …

Employment

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

Artificial Intelligence
Employment

Will Mark Zuckerberg Be Our Next President?

It’s a serious question. “He wants to be emperor,” several people have told me.<p>During this crazy and bizarre week—one in which we learned that <b>Donald Trump</b> was briefed by intelligence chiefs that the Russian government had <i>kompromat</i> on him (and then later what said <i>kompromat</i> might comprise)—an …

Silicon Valley

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Time Management

Steve Jobs Used this Insanely Simple Strategy to Get What He Wanted (and You Can Too) | Inc.com

<i>This article also appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>There's a video clip on YouTube of Steve Jobs telling the story of when he was 12 years old and he was looking for spare parts so he could build an electronic device known as a frequency counter.<p>He tells how he opened the Palo Alto, California, phone book and …

Hung Up

The Surprising Reasons Why Intuit, Cigna And The Gap Killed Traditional Performance Reviews

Faced with new advancements in technology and new expectations from their employees, companies are finding they have to evolve at a breakneck pace to succeed. And although some companies carry their current practices into the future, others have found that it’s better to break with tradition. This …

Employee Engagement

The Simple Way to Give Difficult Feedback (Without Hurting Feelings) | Inc.com

Whether you're a leader or a peer, part of your responsibility is to give people feedback. Having been raised in a culture that often dances around the truth and tiptoes near insecurities, you may lack the skills required to balance brutal honesty with a sense of compassion.<p>Think about the feedback …

Self-help

The 20 best business books of 2016

We've got your back. Below, we've rounded up the best reads out there focusing on entrepreneurship, negotiation, and more. There's everything from the story of two psychologists who rocked economists' world to a guide to making a career change from a former Googler.<p>It's the perfect list to choose …

Self-improvement

4 Ways to Improve Your Strategic Thinking Skills

If you’ve ever received feedback that you “need to be more strategic,” you know how frustrating it can feel. To add insult to injury, the feedback rarely comes with any concrete guidance on what to do about it. One of my coaching clients, Lisa, a vice president of HR, was in this situation and …

Management

7 E's of High-Performance Leadership That You Need to Activate | Inc.com

Great leadership comes in all shapes and sizes from Lincoln, Churchill, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mandela and so on.<p>This makes understanding what great leadership is, and being able to define it exactly, more subjective than objective. Over the course of my career here are the seven E's that I …

Leadership

The email habits of Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and 16 other successful people

That suffering increases exponentially when you're the leader of a company.<p>So how do busy people manage their overwhelming inbox flux?<p>We looked to top executives like Tim Cook and Bill Gates for some answers:

Bill Gates

How You Can Fix These 4 Credibility Damaging Leadership Mistakes | Inc.com

Credibility might be the most important thing you have as a leader. Without it, you lose the ability to influence people, move initiatives forward, and build support towards your vision.<p>With the sheer number of things that need attention and the pace at which business operates, it can be easy to …

Leadership

The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking | Inc.com

<i>What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of O2E Brands, on Quora:</b><p>You've heard of people like Elon Musk …

Time Management

The Military-Tested Planning Tool All Business Leaders Need to Try | Inc.com

The United States military is a highly proficient machine that can execute a mission in any corner of the globe. If you were to analyze each successful implementation of this impressive organization you would find at its core a simple planning process, regardless of mission type.<p>And guess what?<p>This …

Project Management

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It's Time We Talk Seriously About Stress In The Workplace And How To Fix It - And Fast

It's 2016 and the stress epidemic is at an all-time high. It almost feels like everyone is stressed out. Yet, right at our fingertips, consumers now …

Employee Engagement

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Think back to the last team project you participated in at work. How did the person running the project lead the group? Did they lead by presenting a plan and using their authority to insist that others follow along? Or did the person instead lead by explaining why a particular course of action …

Leadership

9 Things You Never See Successful People Do

Here's what successful people avoid, and why you should, too.<p>It's fun to read lists of what makes successful people tick.<p>Their morning rituals. Their habits. Their goal-setting routines. The things they do before calling it a day. What they eat for lunch.<p>But sometimes, it's interesting to see what …

Motivation

Don't Quit Your Job If Your Boss Displays These 5 Awesome Habits | Inc.com

A 2014 leadership study I read about recently gave me pause. The results concerned me since I write so frequently about how leadership is the reason companies succeed or fail.<p>The research found that 85 percent of global companies report an urgent need to develop employees with leadership potential. …

Leadership

Artificial Intelligence Industry – An Overview by Segment

Last updated on March 1, 2018 by Daniel Faggella<p>See more articles like this one in the following categories<p>Today’s artificial intelligence market is …

Artificial Intelligence

27 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

Digital Marketing

The Unexpected Management Genius of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

<b>By Adam Lashinsky</b><p>Photo: Courtesy of Facebook<p>November 10, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>Here’s what you can learn from Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year.<p>The …

Virtual Reality

Want to Turn Your Business Around? Try These Counterintuitive Lessons from an Army Veteran Turned CEO

The CEO of U.S. Concrete has taken the company from bankruptcy to booming. You'll be surprised how he's doing it.<p>Bill Sandbrook, Army veteran, Wharton grad, and CEO of U.S. Concrete leads one of the year's top-performing public companies. U.S Concrete's stock price has meteorically risen 2,400 …

Leadership

Why You Need Online Project Management Software

<b>PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE</b> helps teams to better plan and manage their time and work.<p>Project management is not just for project managers anymore. …

Project Management

Want to Succeed as a Leader at Work? Talent And Skills Alone Won't Do It (but This Will)

This will make you rethink about whom you're hiring or promoting to lead your company.<p>People are hired for strengths in areas where they are talented, experienced, and gifted, so goes conventional wisdom.<p>But do you ever interview someone for character? Seriously, before you hire that VP, developer …

Leadership

2 Daily Priorities That All Successful Leaders Never Ignore

Great leadership requires stamina, grit, focus, and discipline. Are you doing what you need to be your best?<p>A CEO client is over-extended, has too many priorities to juggle, and is simultaneously hyper-stressed and hyper-exhausted. Actually this describes many of my clients. Does this sound like …

Time Management

4 Questions Smart Leaders Always Ask Employees to Improve Their Performance

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

Employment

5 Powerful Traits of the Most Influential Leaders

Put these habits in play to exercise influence like a boss.<p>We've all heard the John Maxwell saying "leadership is influence." Easier said than done, right? The real challenge is figuring out how to do it! Well, here's a clue: Get others to respond <i>emphatically</i> to your leadership. When you do, you're …

Leadership