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The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Self-help

4 Ways to Get Rid of Negativity at Work, According to a Management Expert

So you can channel positivity.<p>We often get caught up in what is negative without giving due course to the new responsibilities that we mastered, the …

Self-help

3 Ways To Be A Strategist, Not A Tactician

“You need to be more strategic.” Many aspiring leaders have heard this type of feedback during a performance review or after giving a presentation. But what does it really mean? And how do you make the shift from being tactical to thinking and acting more strategic? Ever wondered if it’s even …

Leadership

25 iPhone Secrets and Stories We're Only Learning 10 Years Later

The iPhone first went on sale 10 years ago. Here are some of the behind-the-scenes secrets.<p>Ah, the iPhone. Roughly a third of American adults use them. In fact, my analytics suggest there's a better than even chance you're reading this article on one right now.<p>As we reach the 10-year anniversary of …

Voice Mail

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Innovation

12 Fearless Founders on Where They Find Inspiration

Hint: It's not standing around a whiteboard.<p>The founders who made <i>Inc.'</i>s list of the 25 most disruptive startups of 2017 know a groundbreaking idea when they see one. They're working on everything from growing diamonds in a lab to transporting people from Chicago to Detroit in just 25 minutes. So …

Startups

Elon Musk addresses working condition claims in Tesla staff-wide email

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared the results of his own investigation into factory working conditions at the carmaker, following accusations by employee and union advocate Jose Moran made in a Medium post earlier this month.<p>Musk’s lengthy email was sent to all Tesla employees, and addresses all areas …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

Can The World's Worst Traffic Problem Be Solved?

An app called Sakay.ph told me to switch jeepneys here, on the megacity's deadliest stretch. Clambering into the back of what amounts to a stretched jeep with a tin roof, I slide down one of the vinyl seats to sit behind the driver, who flips his right palm backward to collect the fare of seven …

Want a Brain That's 7 Years Younger? Science Says Do This

The brains of people who do this activity appear years younger than their actual age, a new study shows.<p>If you want to feel younger, there's no substitute for healthy living and hitting the gym (though a flattering haircut and a fun night out can't hurt). But what if you want to <i>think</i> younger?<p>Our …

The Brain

The 20 Most Generous Companies of the Fortune 500

<i>By surveying the top 150 companies in the Fortune 500 and collecting data from public documents filed with the IRS and SEC,</i> The Chronicle of …

There’s a powerful hack to remember something new you’ve just learned

The more we understand how our bodies and brains work, the more we realize that what’s good for the body is often good for the brain. In recent years, for instance, many studies have shown that a powerful way to improving your memory is to exercise.<p>A new study even provides a hack to remember …

The Brain

5 Easy, No-Cook Breakfasts

Fresh Fruit and Greek Yogurt<p>This one couldn't be easier. Just spoon a 5.3-oz. container of fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt into a bowl, and top with …

What it's like to quit your job mid-career and found a startup

While a young man barely out of puberty may still be the public's idea of a startup founder, the reality is quite different.<p>In Australia, for …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Reasons People Hate Their Job (And You May Hate Yours)

Learn to recognize why employees are unhappy so you can find ways to make them smile again.<p>Think about what your employees look like as they walk into the office every day. Are they chipper and whistling a happy tune as they go to their desk? Or are they dragging their feet like entranced …

Employment

10 weirdest job interview questions

Job interviews are nerve-racking enough.<p>The sweaty handshake, the stuffy attire, the self-promotion and salary talk.<p>And then comes a curve-ball question: "Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?"<p>Hmmm.<p>That's just a taste of the top oddball questions employers fired at …

Employment

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

It's probably not what you think, but it's scientifically demonstrated to improve how you think.<p>Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning …

humanbrain

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

Public Speaking

How to eat out if you're vegan

Which are the best cuisines for vegans? Our chefs and writers’ tips on what to order, what to avoid and what to ask. Plus, the best vegan-friendly restaurants around the country and where to eat on the high street<p><b>Share your own restaurant tips and experiences – good and bad – below</b><p>Vegetarians are …

9 things to do in your 20s to retire by 40

Retiring by 40 is more than possible. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>Take "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, whose combined annual salary of $135,000 …

How to Design a Workspace that Unlocks Your Team's Potential

Use these 3 essential principles to shape a work environment that empowers your high-performing team.<p><i>This is a guest post by Stevie Toepke, a lead consultant with Frontier Academy, a development and training firm that delivers learning content for professionals seeking to increase employee</i> …

The Workplace

What Food People Were Obsessed With the Year You Were Born

Shoutout to all the sushi babies of the '80s!<p>Trends in food, like those in fashion and beauty, change with the times. They sometimes take years, or even decades, to percolate and peak, and once they do, they can stick around on menus forever, or go the way of the fondue pot and disappear forever.

You're Pronouncing (and Making) Bruschetta All Wrong

While I was in Italy eating my way through Sansepolcro and Tuscany with other guests of Casa Buitoni, I learned not only how to pronounce bruschetta but also how to make it as the Italians do . . . which is not how I've been making it at all. The first mistake many make when it comes to bruschetta …

Tomatoes

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Millennials Are Building Amazing Companies. See For Yourself.

Millennials are entering their startup prime. Get a taste of the incredible companies they create.<p>This year, the youngest of the 75.4 million Millennials are about the age Mark Zuckerberg was when he launched Facebook--19. The oldest Millennials, at 35, have been starting companies for years. …

Entrepreneurship

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Figure Out the Leadership Style That Fits Who You Are

We all want to be part of a great success story. To run, start, or play a senior role in a company that wins big or changes the course of its industry. To launch a brand that dazzles customers and dominates its markets. To be the kind of executive or entrepreneur who creates jobs, generates wealth, …

Leadership

3 Ways to Make Decisions for Doing Your Best Work

To do your best work uninhibited: make lists, give yourself time, and minimize the possible ways forward.<p>Does it feel like a lack of options or resources is holding you back from unleashing your ideas, or from dedicating yourself to doing your best work? <b>Often what can get in the way of creative</b> …

Time Management

The perfect Thanksgiving music: 5 playlists to cook, eat and clean up by

Unlike Christmas or New Year’s Eve or even Halloween, Thanksgiving has no established musical repertoire. That makes sense, because it’s a relatively new tradition. But it’s also surprising, given all that music can do for us on the day. It can motivate and quicken our pace while we prepare for the …

Music

A psychologist explains why it’s better to give one gift instead of multiple presents

There is something about holiday gift-giving that feels really unpredictable. What feels like a sure win can fall flat, while an impulse buy goes over big.<p>I once gave my husband a $300 sweater that he greeted with mild hostility. (He thought it was too expensive, and he was annoyed that it required …

Christmas Trees