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7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way | Inc.com

As elders are always telling younger people, experience is the best teacher. But if you can take in a life lesson without putting yourself through difficulty--if you can benefit from someone else's experience instead of your own--so much the better.<p>Here are seven such lessons that it would be great …

Motivation

The 25 Best Everyday Carry Gifts Money Can Buy

Field Notes Pocket Notebooks<p>With offerings that range from the simple and straightforward to task and adventure-specific formats and construction …

11 Misleading Pics That'll Screw With Your Head

Brains are cool and all but sometimes they're dumb as hell, y'know?1. These creations are made to look like they're following you.IvorySkull2. This …

3 Rules for Becoming an Operationally Excellent Leader | Inc.com

Imagine you have a brilliant friend. He's always full of great ideas. Unfortunately, this friend rarely brushes his teeth, never flosses, and showers only occasionally. So when he tries to implement his ideas, he struggles: Who would ever listen to someone so disheveled and gross? Your friend's …

Management

Why Are Your Employees Quitting? A Study Says It Comes Down to Any of These 6 Reasons | Inc.com

If your company is looking for some guidance on how to keep employees from jumping ship, according to Gallup research, most employees quit for a few explainable reasons. But the reasons your best people leave might not be what most bosses think. Many think it's about the all-mighty dollar.<p>Salary is …

Employee Engagement

6 Reasons Your Right-Wing Friend Isn’t Budging On Gun Control

I’ve seen my friends and colleagues on the Left side of the gun control debate dumbfounded at why Second Amendment advocates don’t seem to budge on …

The media doesn't understand guns -- and doesn't want to

The American political left and mainstream media pundits at large do not understand guns. They are not educated about them and they refuse to learn about them. They could not tell you the difference between an automatic or semi-automatic firearm. They don’t understand what a suppressor does or does …

Guns

All that kneeling ignores the real cause of soaring black homicides

The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 on Monday, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in …

Law Enforcement

10 Signs You're A Terrible Leader

Every business owner or CEO has a learning curve when taking on a leadership position. Being the head honcho isn’t easy, and leadership skills aren’t always innate—it can take time to grow into the position.<p>Unfortunately, there are times when a manager or boss is simply a bad leader. Maybe they had …

Work-life Balance

Health Savings Account: Your Extra Retirement Funds | Investopedia

What if I told you there was a way to save $2.5 million tax-free forever? Interested?<p>By now you’ve probably heard about the health savings account …

Retirement

Seven Warning Signs Your Employee Isn't Coachable

“Well I’ve tried to coach Anne to collaborate better with her peers but she just doesn’t seem to get it”. This came with an exasperated sigh from Mary, one of my executive coaching clients who is trying to get a direct report to improve her peer relationships. “I can’t spend so much of my time …

Leadership

8 Mistakes That Make Good Employees Leave | Inc.com

It's tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn't be. Most of the mistakes that companies make are easily avoided. When you do make mistakes, your best employees are the first to go, because they have the most options.<p>If you can't keep your best employees engaged, you can't keep your best …

The Workplace

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

Want to Be a Great Leader? Adopt These 5 Easy Habits | Inc.com

Conventional wisdom says leaders drive companies. And without strong leadership, companies have a hard time moving forward during explosive growth.<p>As we look at the current leadership landscape, however, it's rather bleak. One study making its rounds on the internet revealed these …

Leadership

6 Keys To Giving Positive Feedback That Drives Better Results | Inc.com

If you want to create a culture of continuous improvement, then create a culture of recognition. Everyone wants to come to work to do a good job, very few people are just doing it for the money, and if we can find ways to recognize them to feed their self-esteem, it will encourage them to continue …

Employee Engagement

10 Cheap and Simple Steps to Happy Employees | Inc.com

It's well-known that happy employees are productive employees. People who are excited to show up to work are more focused, more innovative, and stay with their companies longer.<p>While most people agree on the need for healthy employee morale, there's a misconception that money is they only way to …

Employment
Employee Engagement

No Sh*t: People Who Swear More May Also Be More Honest, Study Says

There are two types of people in this world: those who abhor potty mouths, and those who have turned the use of four-letter words into an art form. …

How Much Money Do You Need to Save Each Day to Become a Millionaire?

Whether you’re just getting started in your career or have been slogging away at the same desk for a few decades, you’ve probably already imagined …

Alarming Report: Kids Who Spend Just 1 Hour a Day on Social Media Are Less Happy

Kids using social media is fairly inevitable but even just one hour online can make kids less content with their lives.<p>Just last night I was chatting with my babysitter about how much more complicated life is today for teenagers, with the prevalence of social media. When I was in high school and …

Social Media

6 Brutal Truths About Productivity No One Wants to Talk About

Humans are prolific procrastinators. People have struggled with habitual hesitation going back to ancient civilizations. It’s easy to make plans and …

11 Apple Watch tips every owner should know

There's a lot more to the Apple Watch than one would think. Here are 11 tips to help you get the most out of it.<p>The Apple Watch is a device that can do more than tell the time or put iPhone notifications on your wrist. It can be used to pay for items in the real world, save you in an emergency, act …

Smartwatches

It's Not Cool — But This Might Be the Best Gift for Your Kids

If you're like the average American, then you're expecting to spend around $752 on Christmas gifts this year, according to Gallup. And there's a good chance some of that will be spent on toys and trinkets for the kids in your life. But as you're going through your list and getting ready to wrap …

Personal Finance

Career Change Options You Should Think About

Thinking about changing your career? Here are a few things you might want to consider before making the final decision!

Five Annual-Review Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Performance reviews shouldn’t be one awkward conversation every December. Here are the common missteps to avoid.<p>Companies like Accenture, Microsoft, and General Electric are ditching annual performance reviews for more frequent feedback sessions, but for many others the practice is a way to end the …

London School of Economics
Teaching

10 Reasons Nice Bosses Finish First

Many bosses assume that a leader needs to be aloof and tough on employees in order to be effective. They fear that looking "soft" will erode their employee's motivation and respect for them. To prove their case, they cite examples of brilliant leaders who modeled a tough leadership style and low …

University of London

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Time Management

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