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25 Low-Cost Ways to Reward Employees

Did you know today, March 1, is officially <b>Employee Appreciation Day</b>?<p>Research shows that feeling appreciated—which comes from recognition from others—is one of the top three drivers of employee engagement. The best news is that showing appreciation doesn’t have to cost a lot of time or money. So in …

12 Simple Steps for Making Yourself Indispensable | Inc.com

Feeling indispensable to your organization is a great combination of exhilaration and security. But in today's workplace, where more and more of us feel disposable, what does it take to make yourself indispensable?<p>It starts with making a great name for yourself--communicating to those around you …

Leadership

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

How To Never Be Late Or Unprepared For A Meeting Again

We all want to be our best selves at work, but for many of us there’s this one thing we just can’t shake: being late.<p>Greg Savage’s manners manifesto “No You Are Not ‘Running Late,’ You Are Rude and Selfish” has been shared and reposted thousands of times since it was published in 2010. Not to …

MTV

Emily Brontë: "Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends"

<b>Emily Brontë</b> (1818-1848) was an English novelist and poet whose only novel, <i>Wuthering Heights</i>, is concerned a classic in the British literary canon. …

A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients

Checking into a hospital can boost your chances of infection. That's a disturbing paradox of modern medical care.<p>And it doesn't matter where in the world you're hospitalized. From the finest to the most rudimentary medical facilities, patients are vulnerable to new infections that have nothing to …

5 Radical Things You Can to Do to Motivate Employees | Inc.com

Motivation isn't always something that comes from within. Sometimes, it has to come from the boss. These techniques are a bit more radical than just handing out tokens to use at the company gift shop. They focus in on the core motivations of your employees.<p>1. Pick someone on your staff and send …

Employee Engagement

Would A Shorter Work Week Really Make Employees Happier?

Oddly enough, it didn’t in Korea.<p>If your boss asked you out of the blue whether you’d like to work about five fewer hours a week for the same pay, your response would no doubt be something along the lines of <i>yes, please!</i>, give or take a few exclamation points. The new arrangement would seem to …

Caffeine High: Photos Show the Universe Bound By Swirling Coffee

For her series <i>Coffee Universe</i>, photographer Flora Borsi creates arresting manipulations from swirls of morning coffee, blanketing the world in a rich …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation

Language

Happy Thoughts: Here Are the Things Proven To Make You Happier

<b>What’s the secret to a head full of happy thoughts?</b><p>Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use.<p>First, yeah, a good …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Cory Booker Insists That Helping Young Men of Color Helps the Whole Country

The freshman senator talks about race, opportunity, but most especially the need to support boys and men of color.<p>This past Thursday, President Obama …

Toxic smog threatens millions of Chinese lives

One of China's leading lung specialists says Beijing must act fast to save lives by closing polluting factories and improving fuel quality<p>Millions of lives will be unnecessarily lost to soaring rates of respiratory disease and lung cancer unless the Chinese government takes determined action …

8 Leadership Attributes That Make Employees Go the Extra Mile | Inc.com

I like to call a certain typical leadership style "shock and awe." You know, managers who deploy yelling, profanity and arms that turn like windmills to motivate employees. Unsurprisingly, these techniques are not exactly effective in creating a devoted and engaged corps willing to go the extra …

The 5-Move Circuit Workout That'll Rev Your Metabolism

The Head Coach of Fitwall Ventures shares a five-move circuit workout<p>In a previous post, we told you all about Fitwall, an innovative and ultra-efficient new fitness technology. But Fitwall isn't available nationwide yet, so until that happens you can get a Fitwall-inspired killer workout at …

Workouts

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

Bill Clinton Has A Superpower, And Mastering It Can Make You Successful Beyond Belief

Bill Clinton knows how to win friends and influence people. The former president is a master of reinvention -- does anyone even remember that mini-scandal back in the mid-’90s? -- and the same talents that guided him into office have propelled him, more recently, into the stratosphere of Internet …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

How To Remember Literally Everything

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things," the Roman philosopher and statesman, Cicero once wrote. And though it was important at the time of <i>Da Oratore</i>, his dialogue on cultivating the power of remembrance, the art of memory is possibly more relevant than ever. Constant digital …