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The 5 Dynamics of Low Performing Teams

High performing teams seem to generate their own energy and elevate everyone on the team to their full potential. Despite achieving more, work on …

Leadership
Self-improvement

This Crazy Simple (1 Second) Trick Makes You More Popular and Respected | Inc.com

I've read hundreds of "how to succeed" articles and books but the best advice I ever encountered came from the great Napoleon Hill: "Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another."<p>That's the general rule but …

Self-help

How to Make Your Product Go Viral Without Any Marketing | Inc.com

Sriracha is the number one example of word of mouth advertising.<p>Also known as word of mouth influence, it's an amazing way to get your product out there when you're small business marketing. Think about it: you've heard of sriracha, right? Of course you have.<p>But do you know how you know what it …

Marketing

Take More Control Of Your Photos With Google My Business Upgrade

We all know how much a picture’s worth, yes? Now picture your marketing without any visuals. You can’t even <i>do</i> that, can you? Colors, shapes, your …

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How To Train Your Employees To Become Managers

Where do you find the perfect manager? Hiring a manager from within your current employees seems wise. Who better knows your business that those …

How to Spot a Successful Leader

There are many aspects to being a leader.<p>Knowledge, experience, strategic thinking.. etc. etc.<p>But when it comes to being a truly successful leader it …

Leadership

Red wine compound may improve memory, study suggests

A substance found in red wine and dark chocolate that has been touted for its supposed anti-aging effects may improve people's memory, new research suggests.<p>In a study of overweight adults, those who took resveratrol supplements for six months had better short-term recall than their counterparts …

Short on Sleep? Eat More Spinach and Peanut Butter to Improve Your Memory

Women who are short on sleep may perform better the next day if they eat more peanut butter and spinach, according to a University of Pennsylvania study that shows Vitamin E and antioxidants can improve spatial memory in the sleep-deprived.<p>"If you know you will go through a period where you'll be …

Nutrition

4 Ways to Work on Your Leadership Before You Get Dressed

Here's how you can improve your leadership effectiveness while you're still in your birthday suit.

Leadership

How to Build a Bolder Brain With Age

In advance of National Older Americans Month this May, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report titled "Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action." The report details changes in cognition -- essentially, brain functions such as memory, attention, decision-making …

The Brain

Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership

In 1998, one of us, Daniel Goleman, published in these pages his first article on emotional intelligence and leadership. The response to “What Makes a Leader?” was enthusiastic. People throughout and beyond the business community started talking about the vital role that empathy and self-knowledge …

From Google’s Hiring Secrets To The Best Office Colors: The Most Popular Leadership Stories This Week

This week we explored what it means to hire someone for their “googlyness,” and the magic word that makes you more productive.<p>This week, we learned that the shape of your face may change how you’re perceived at work while the paint on your office wall may change how you perceive your workplace.<p>Here …

Leadership

6 of the Best-Kept Secrets of Successful Business People | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Dan Deceuster, Founder of TallSlim Tees, on Quora</i><p>I won't cover luck, ambition, common sense and all of that. Here are some things I think very few people know and fewer implement.<p><b>1. The worst-to-best scale</b><p>You make decisions every day. With every choice, you have lots of options, but you …

Self-improvement

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

New Research Reveals the Real Causes of Depression

By: Dr. Mercola. Guest<p>Depression is thought to affect about one in 10 Americans.1 In 2010, antidepressants were the second most commonly prescribed …

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

<i>This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan.</i><p>2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and …

Marketing
Cybersecurity
Personal Finance

Your Game Plan to Becoming a Better Version of Yourself | Inc.com

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora:</i> <b>How can I be a better version of myself?</b><p><i>Here's an answer by Leonard Kim, the author of</i> The Etiquette of Social Media, <i>as featured on Quora.</i><p>Once you stop growing, that is when you start dying. Each day, you either become an improved version of yourself or …

Quora

5 Immutable Habits of Highly Effective Guerrilla Marketers | Inc.com

Companies are in business to make money, and of course the way they do that is by selling products or service that people or other businesses need. However, it's one thing to produce something of use to someone else, and it's another thing altogether to get the word out to potential customers who …

Marketing

7 Ways to Build Influence in the Workplace | Inc.com

Influence is power. No matter who you are, where you work, or what your professional goals are, achieving more influence in the workplace is critical for success. Gaining influence on a team can help you work together more effectively. Gaining influence in a supervisory position can make you more …

Leadership

How Other Countries Are Beating Us at Work-Life Balance | Inc.com

We know that workplace stress can result in debilitating physical and physiological symptoms such as depression, fatigue and chronic headaches. We also know that work-related stress can lead to increased absenteeism, a decrease in productivity and work performance, and low levels of job …

Work-life Balance

Want Happier Employees? 4 Reasons Why You Should Bring Pets to Work

Pets reduce stress, increase creativity and productivity, and improve teamwork.<p>I've always had pets around my house--dogs, cats, rats, chipmunks, parrots, canaries, snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs, and even an ant farm or two. You name it, I've had it. I think pets are great, and most of my friends …

Pets

More Business Models, Less Business Plans

Average read time: 3-4 minutes<p><b>Business Plan Writing Seminars Aplenty</b><p>A green business idea is one that is raw, untested, and unproven. One shouldn't …