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How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People | Inc.com

A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same search on Amazon landed me with more than 100,000 possibilities.<p>With endless resources, the question of …

Leadership

LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner Just Shared Some Brilliant Career Advice | Inc.com

With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper level:<p>"Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one …

Leadership

Jobs aren’t the solution to America’s problems—they’re the cause

Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries—since, say, 1650—we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labor, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating …

Here's the Brutal Truth About Why Everybody Else Resents Millennials | Inc.com

For two decades now, we've been hearing other generations' complaints about Millennials.<p>They're entitled, and they require constant feedback and praise.They expect responsibilities far beyond their experience, but they're not willing to put in the work.They're addicted to technology and have no …

Employment

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams—the Successful Ones Had These 5 Traits

In the realm of professional challenges, building an innovative, collaborative, and well-rounded team undoubtedly tops the list. Between hiring the …

Study Skills

The Strange Similarity of Neuron and Galaxy Networks - Issue 50: Emergence

Christof Koch, a leading researcher on consciousness and the human brain, has famously called the brain “the most complex object in the known …

Why Personal Branding Must Be Your First Focus

Consumers won't buy from your company until they trust you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s competitive business environment, it may seem nearly impossible to stand out. But many people have managed to step out of the shadows by opting for a strategy primarily …

The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation.<p>Motivation is what energizes, maintains, …

Yale School of Management

Leadership Perfectly Defined in 1 Inspiring Photo (From a Most Unlikely Source) | Inc.com

Early in my career, I once worked for someone that monitored my every move.<p>If a micro-manager is the term to describe an overbearing helicopter boss, I would have to call this guy a nano-manager.<p>It was debilitating. So much so that I honestly lost all confidence in my ability to make a work-based …

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

Transcending the Brain

Despite significant advances in neuroscience, consciousness remains a vexing mystery. Because the qualities of experience seem to be irreducible to …

Forecasting Happiness

Gilbert, D. T., Driver-Linn, E., & Wilson, T. D. (2002). The trouble with Vronsky: Impact bias in the forecasting of future affective states. In L. …

The Neuroscience of Spiritual Awakening

It was 1972 at Penn State University, and Gary Weber, a 29-year old materials science PhD student, had a problem with his brain. It kept generating …

Drugs & Genetics: Why Do Some People Respond to Drugs Differently than Others?

Experimental Procedure<p>Determining How Genetics Change Drug Responses<p>You can choose any common drug to study for this science project. Table 1 lists …

Consciousness Persists: Even after Death

<b>We all know it’s coming, sooner or hopefully later! Death is just one of those things that happen to us all, eventually.</b><p>One thing many of us agree …

Psychologists Say There Are Six Kinds of Boss. Which Are You? | Inc.com

Four years into his career, "Fabian," the general manager of the Hong Kong office at a European toy company, took a leadership survey. It was conducted by the Hay Group, an international human resources firm, and it compared how he saw himself as a boss with the way his two direct bosses, two …

Leadership

From midweek binges to the dealer with a loyalty card, one twentysomething asks when a habit becomes an addiction<p>It’s Saturday night and I’m having dinner at a friend’s house. After dinner has been cleared, someone produces a small bag of cocaine and begins to cut it into lines at the table. I take …

Drug Addiction

Why Drug Rehab Is Outdated, Expensive, and Deadly

The U.S. will spend $40 billion this decade fighting addiction, yet little of it will be used on science-based treatment. Why do we deny medicine for …

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

Stepping into a management role for the first time can be scary.<p>It doesn't help that there's a ton of conflicting management advice out there, and sifting through it could take years.<p>That's why we recommend starting with these 10 books, which offer practical insights on leading a team.<p>We didn't …

Self-improvement

William Richards, who began studying psychedelics in Germany in 1963, is convinced LSD and psilocybin drugs can transform people’s lives for the better<p>Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most …

Johns Hopkins University

Add This 12-Minute Workout to Your Routine For Sculpted Abs

<i>The following post was originally featured on Jill Conyers and written by Jill Conyers, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Ever have one of those weekends that is exceptional and you hate to see it end? That was my weekend. It was relaxing, productive, fun and with a lot of laughs. See why I …

Workouts

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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Women have Brazilians, men have bushy beards. Where’s the hair equality in that? It’s time to ditch the depilation and embrace ‘objectionable hair’<p>At Christmas work drinks in a hip new bar, I chided my much younger colleagues for tweeting. They laughed: they were all on Tinder.<p>I was equally …

Feminism

5 Powerful Psychedelics That Reorganize the Brain and Elevate Consciousness

Psychoactive plants and hallucinogens have given us the opportunity to see life through different perspectives for thousands of years.<p>Michael …

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Great leaders share this little-known quality

But what does "better" mean? Several of today's leaders are visionary; many possess noble values and the ability to manage severe disruption.<p>But there is one key quality that I would argue is too important to disregard, and missing in many of today's most powerful people: meaningfulness.<p>While …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

Run to God, Not to the Bible

For Evangelicals, if you want to know what God has to say on any given topic or in any situation, you turn to the Bible. The Bible is the centerpiece of Protestant spiritual life- it is not only our highest authority, but for many, it is our only sacrament, the only place that Jesus Christ is …

The Buddha Part II: What He Got Right and What He Got Wrong

There are many elements of Gautama's philosophy that are compelling and useful, but some of his main ideas are antiquated and riddled with irreconcilable contradictions (such as soulless rebirth and blissful equanimity). It's worthwhile separating what he got right from what he got wrong.<p><b>What did</b> …