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Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

3 Kinds of Superstar Bosses Employees Will Do Anything to Work For

To attract the very best people, you need to become the leader everyone wants to work for.<p>One day in 1978, Intel CEO and co-founder Andy Grove took a call from an executive at Silicon Valley pioneer Varian Associates. Ram Charan, the veteran CEO adviser, was sitting in Grove's office, and Grove let …

Leadership

A look at the work desks of 7 successful people

Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff, Trivago CEO Rolf Schromgens, and Thrive Global CEO Arianna Huffington all have something in common: They're successful business leaders helming big-name companies. But when it comes to their workspaces, they couldn't be more different.<p>Rascoff favors a treadmill …

Success

I’m Evernote’s CEO—Here’s How I Stay Productive All Week Long

Chris O’Neill has over 10,000 notes in his own Evernote account, manages nine different Google calendars—and swears he’s got it all on track.<p>I have over 10,000 notes in my Evernote account, including everything from work to-do lists, goals, and meeting materials to bills and my children’s artwork. …

How To Design An Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Presentation

It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use. It’s about whether the story you tell resonates with your audience’s needs.<p>If you ask anyone what they think of PowerPoint presentations, they’ll probably give you a strong reaction. But whether you love, hate, or want to ban them …

Emotional Intelligence

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

The science-backed 7-minute fitness routine is a great way to get in shape

Looking for a way to get the benefits of a trip to the gym at home with no equipment? The Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout can help.<p>Admittedly, when I first heard about the app, I assumed it was all hype. I was wrong.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the app gets your heart …

Exercise

Thirteen Lessons Of Innovation To Guide You Through 2018

What you can learn from this year’s exciting crop of World’s Most Innovative Companies.<p>I got my first glimpse of Apple’s newest product as the sun was coming up. It was just after 7 a.m. on a Wednesday in January, two days after Apple executives, including CEO Tim Cook, began moving into Apple …

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Need to Stack Your Network With These Types of People

Buffett says this advice applies to choosing your spouse too.<p>Most parents at some point give their kids a lecture about the importance of not getting caught up hanging with the "wrong crowd." The well-meaning warnings come because our parents know how closely our actions (and at times inaction) are …

9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

Self-improvement

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and …

Employee Engagement

By Doing Something No One Expected, Golden State Warriors' Coach Steve Kerr Taught a Brilliant Leadership Lesson

How do you motivate a team that doesn't have anything to prove? Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr just showed us.<p>As the leader of a team, what would you do if you felt that you were losing control? That your team members were no longer responding to your efforts?<p>That's the situation Golden State …

9 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, of course you want to be successful. For some, success is measured strictly in dollars and cents. But for the majority of small business owners, success means that and much more. It also means healthy relationships, fulfilling work, and giving back.<p>If you’re striving for …

TED Talks

Try this 2-income strategy and you could retire with millions

<b>There’s no doubt that having multiple income streams can go a long way toward helping you achieve your financial goals. And while there’s really no</b> …

The Five Pillars of Popovich

Since Gregg Popovich took over as head coach of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs 21 years ago, the rest of the league’s teams have replaced their leaders …

Basketball

How To Deliver Your Presentation In Half The Time You’d Allotted

Talking faster during a presentation is a bad idea. Here are a few better ones.<p>It’s the day of your big presentation. You’ve spent the last few weeks fine-tuning every detail. You rehearsed last night, and you were flawless. You’ve never felt more prepared.<p>But then you hear something that makes …

4 Habits That Help Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates Stay Insanely Productive | Inc.com

In Silicon Valley, it's not uncommon to hear all sorts of crazy tales about how to boost productivity -- from subsisting on food supplement drinks to microdosing on LSD (really) to enhance cognitive functions.<p>But here's the thing: The world's most successful entrepreneurs know that there are much …

Elon Musk

10 huge graphic design trends to know for 2018

What were the biggest graphic design trends of 2017, and what graphic design trends will be big in 2018? As 2018 takes off, we asked leading …

Graphic Design

How To Keep Your Cool When Dealing With Stress

Entrepreneurship is a stressful, terrifying, and often infuriating career path. It’s all too easy to allow emotions to guide your actions, leading to angry and often irrational outbursts.<p>These outbursts, while often cathartic, are counterproductive to good business. They cause unnecessary strife, …

Emotional Intelligence

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

Billionaire Elon Musk says he was 'raised by books' and credits his success to these 8

Earlier this year, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made history upon successfully completing the first commercial rocket launch from the NASA launch …

Albert Einstein

Pixar Shares 3 Storytelling Secrets That Take Your Pitch From "We'll Get Back To You" to "Approved!" | Inc.com

If you want your biggest dreams to come true, at some point, you'll probably have to pitch them to someone. Maybe it's pitching a pit project to your boss. Or pitching your startup's business plan to raise money. No matter what future you're convincing folks to fashion with you, how do you give …

Animation

A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait | Inc.com

Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally may come a little more instinctively (providing development opportunities, coaching, mentoring, …

Emotional Intelligence

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers | Inc.com

In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop great managers.<p>She shares five lessons that will give your organization an edge in management training and …

Employee Engagement

Sheryl Sandberg Mastered 3 Presentation Skills in 3 Minutes. And You Can, Too | Inc.com

When it comes to making a persuasive presentation, there are several elements that are core to making it a success. As Aristotle said eons ago, persuasion requires appealing to ethos (trust), logos (intellect), and pathos (emotions), no matter who your audience is. From sharing your company's …

Sheryl Sandberg

Must Reads For Innovators and Design Thinkers | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence, a people-first approach and design thinking have become core to innovation and a successful, sustainable business. In fact, today's most successful brands have become so because they've figured out that a deep understanding of their customers is quintessential to problem …

UX Design

How to Win More Customers and Influence People in Your Business | Inc.com

The most powerful way to grow your business and your career these days is to become a visible influencer in your domain. People follow influencers on social media to find what they buy, who they vote for, and which social causes they support.<p>You don't have to be the smartest person in the room to …

Customers

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning

Realizing The Potential Of Big Data And Analytics

It’s not what you know. It’s what you <i>do</i> with what you know. That’s something companies worldwide will be learning—for better or worse—in the coming year when it comes to big data.<p>Gurus among us have proclaimed 2017 will be the year big data goes mainstream. If you’re anything like me, you may be …

Big Data

6 Reasons To Increase Your Productivity And 5 Steps To Make It Happen

The formula for productivity is total output divided by total input. When you can reduce the what it takes to create value, you benefit tremendously. Here are six reasons to focus on increasing your productivity.<p><b>1. The old metrics are gone.</b> Being in the office. Face time. Showing up on time. …

Productivity