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Want to Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember for Life? Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most

The essence of great leadership really comes down to where you place yourself on the organizational pyramid.<p>In management theory, certain concepts from yesteryear no longer hold true. Like, for example, the idea that people must be driven to perform.<p>Yet over the years, I've learned that <i>driving</i> …

Profit

The Proven Mental Checklist to Handle Losing the Only Thing that Matters to You

Most entrepreneurs spend all their time and energy focused on being a success. Here's how to prepare for the day after you exit.<p>What does it mean to lose everything you've worked for? What does the day after look like?<p>For many entrepreneurs, there is no day-after mentality. They don't allow …

Entrepreneurship

I've spent thousands of hours studying successful people — and they all approach life with the same mindset

<i>The following is an adaptation from Alex Banayan's "The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Career":</i><p>For the past seven years, I've been studying success obsessively.<p>I've spent thousands of hours researching, poring over hundreds of …

Success

I'm a CEO, and This Is How I Really Spend My Time Every Day

The role does have its perks, but it's not what most people imagine.<p><i>What does a CEO of a start-up do? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Heidi Zak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ThirdLove,</b> …

Breast Cancer

2 Books That Will Change Your Mindset And Business (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

There are lots of books out there that everyone has read. There are others which are slightly less known, but that are written by some of the best practitioners in the world.<p><i>"If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll think like everyone else thinks."</i>--Ryan Holiday<p>Like many people who read …

Self-improvement

6 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer

Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.<p>A typical interview cycle can sometimes last up to several weeks. A recruiter screens you, followed by an interrogation-style panel interview a week or two later; background checks, …

Entrepreneurship

Brand Trailblazing: 5 Steps to an Authentic, Stand-out Brand

Can a brand be cool and current but also classic and enduring?<p><i>Kelly Gibbons, an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i> <i>member in Colorado,</i> <i>is</i> <i>founder and managing partner of</i> <i>Main & Rose</i><i>, a personal branding firm for top CEOs, entrepreneurs, authors and celebrities that helps clients tell their story with</i> …

Jeff Bezos Knows How to Run a Meeting. Here's How He Does It

When it comes to getting more out of business meetings, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have cracked the code.<p>Bad meetings: We've all experienced them. Whether it's poor planning, too much talking, or lack of preparation, bad meetings waste precious time and money.<p>But Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos …

The Single Most Important Attribute of Leadership According to this Famous CEO

They might call him "Neutron Jack," but his answer to the most important attribute of leadership will surprise you.<p>There are many successful CEOs we can learn from. Take Eric Schmidt growing Google, Howard Schultz scaling Starbucks, Bill McDermott taking SAP to the Cloud, and Jeff Bezos changing …

Need to Make a Hard Decision? Ask These 4 Questions First

Forget making a list. Ask these questions to force yourself into the right frame of mind.<p>A big decision is looming on the horizon, You feel the tremor, you hear the footsteps off in the distance. Many of us don't like pulling a lever and opening a door to a new endeavor, mostly because we can't …

Stop Asking for Permission

Act, don't analyze<p>Over the years, I've coached thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners on how to make course corrections in their own business models with the express idea of fixing broken businesses. Nearly every time, the men and women who made the most progress were the ones that …

People Who Are Happy at Work Asked These 6 Questions in Their Interview

While the prospect of asking an interviewer questions is undeniably daunting, a recent study found that people who ask follow-up questions are better …

Fall Asleep Fast — In 2 Minutes or Less | Art of Manliness

Have you ever unexpectedly found yourself with a snatch of time in which to steal a nap? You tried to settle into the chair or nook in which you …

10 “Notes to Self” We Need to Read 10 Times a Day Until They Sink In

<i>Happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a vacation, a job, or money. It starts with our thinking and what you tell ourselves every day.</i>The best …

Happiness

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Legendary Football Coach Nails It With 1 Brilliant Sentence

A profound quote decades old, it's even more applicable in today's social economy.<p>A few days ago, I was listening to a Higher Purpose podcast where the host, Kevin Monroe, asked his guest JeffHarmon, a leadership coach and author of <i>The Anatomy of a Principled Leader</i>, about the challenges of using …

The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

<b>Jay Desai</b> has FOMU. No, you read that right. As a first-time founder and CEO of health technology startup <b>PatientPing</b>, he’s got a healthy fear of …

Leadership

22 Steamy Sex Hacks For People In Long-Distance Relationships

Anyone on that long-distance relationship grind deserves a standing ovation. Not only are you committing to putting in that extra effort every day, …

Relationships

How to Build a Lucrative Business by Renting Your Expertise

Renting your expertise to high-profile individuals, celebrities, and corporations could be your way to millions.<p>Let's face it, every hopeful entrepreneur may not have the next big app, invention or product that will make them fortune in today's market. However, that does not exclude you from …

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

Public Speaking

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

The principles of designing for blockchain

When aligned with design thinking, blockchain technology could be a catalyst for a new wave of user experiences.The post The principles of designing …

How to Cope When Your Own Boss Doesn't Know What You Do

There's a simple approach you can use to avoid confusion but still provide enough detail to a clueless boss.<p>It's not rocket science, but it might come close.<p>In an occupation like social media analytics, app development, or even email marketing, there's sometimes a disconnect between <i>why you do</i> …

3 Ways To Ensure Your Audiences Never Forget What You Say | Inc.com

Businesses spend a small fortune at events to educate and inspire their employees. Whether it be to stay abreast of the latest business trends and industry news in their fields, or sharpen their skills, the results you see may be tied to how you present your ideas.<p>As a professional speaker, I …

Profit

The Seven Essential Leadership Capacities That Help You Shape the Future | Inc.com

1. Holding the space of listening<p>The foundational capacity of the U is listening. It involves suspending your voice of judgment and keeping an open mind as you listen to others, to your own inklings, and to what is emerging from the collective."Transform the fields of conversation from downloading …

Prototyping

32 Stylish Interiors All Men Will Love

If you follow our Instagram @stylishmanmag, you know we have an obsession with stylish and masculine interiors. We regularly feature lofts, bathrooms …

Footwear

Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot 'tube homes' made from concrete water pipes

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world's priciest city for homebuyers, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.<p>James Law, a Hong Kong-based architect, thinks his micro-homes could help alleviate the city's housing crisis. But his …

Hong Kong

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read | Inc.com

<i>High Output Management:</i> Dickerson declares himself to be a "huge fan of this book, wish I had read it long before I did."<p><i>The Essential Drucker:</i> He's equally enthusiastic about this one, saying "absolutely love Drucker -- much of what he wrote 50 years ago is more relevant than anything you read …

Self-improvement

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

Learn to create apps for the latest Android OS for only $25

Innovation never sleeps…which is why the world-conquering Android operating system is currently on its eighth iteration, codenamed Oreo. Just as with any constantly updating interface, developers building apps for the Android O environment need to be fully up to speed on all the new features and …