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10 Days to Become a Better Leader | Inc.com

Real change in leadership only happens when we make a focused effort. We have to be intentional and determined to make changes. Too often, we nod in agreement with those who say we need to become better at communicating with employees, but them we fail to actually do anything about the problem. Or, …

Employment

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

Doing these 9 uncomfortable things will pay off forever

As Quora user Joos Meyer explains in response to the question, "What uncomfortable things such as cold showers can improve your life?" pushing your comfort zone is the key to self-betterment.<p>"I think the best methodology is to every day or week set a task or find a situation that makes you slightly …

Communication Skills

5 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communication with employees takes effort, repetition, thoughtfulness and most importantly needs to come from the heart. Communication needs to be something business leaders seek to do whenever they can rather than considering …

Leadership

Focus on Task-Management, Rather than Time-Management, to Be Less Busy

“If only there were more hours in the day,” you tell yourself. You have so much to do and, no matter how effectively you use your time, there always …

16 Important Lessons on Success You Won’t Learn in School

Don’t you think it’s strange that Success 101 isn’t taught in schools? You’d think, after nearly three centuries since the establishment of the …

Motivation

Learning These 26 Useful Things Now Will Change The Rest Of Your Life

If you pay attention to your everyday life careful enough, you’ll know that you can learn from everything and everyone you come across. Our life is …

Infographic: 50 Productivity Tips To Boost Your Brainpower

<b>Feeling</b> the back-to-work blues?<p><b>Work management and collaboration platform</b> Wrike has come up with an infographic to help you beat the slump.<p><b>Titled</b> ‘50 …

15 Motivational Quotes From Legends in Sports

Director of the Entrepreneur Partner Studio<p>The world of sports is a lot like business. There's training. Competition. Wins and losses. Passion. Hard work. Shall I go on?<p>Just as an aspiring baseball or basketball player could find inspiration from successful business leaders, entrepreneurs can draw …

Motivation

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11 Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life Right Now | Inc.com

For most of us, our work lives are pretty good. Our jobs are OK, we get along with most of the people we work with, and our careers are moving along at a reasonable clip. And outside of work, our lives are pretty good, too. We have friends and family and significant others, and we're generally …

Career Development

8 Reasons Why People Who Spend Money On Experiences Are Happier

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”<p>—Paulo Coelho<p>There are a multitude of things you can spend money on nowadays. You live in a …

Happiness

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

Self-help

Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience

With his singular blend of physical prowess and metaphysical wisdom, coupled with his tragic untimely death, legendary Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, and filmmaker <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is one of those rare cultural icons whose ethos and appeal remain timeless, …

8 Things You Need To Know About Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

The comfort zone may be a great place to hang out. A number of people may hang out there for their entire life. That is because everybody likes a …

How to Get Your Most Important Thing Done Every Day

further: feature<p>What’s the most important thing you’re trying to accomplish right now? Your number one priority for going further?<p>That’s not a …

31 Quotes To Inspire You To Live For Meaning Instead Of Money

Is money everything that you need to make you happy? This young generation, more famously known as the Generation Y, thinks not. These teenagers and …

21 Ways to Be a Better Leader Without Breaking a Sweat | Inc.com

Let's jump right in, shall we?<p><b>1. Switch off your cell phone.</b> Go on, you can do it. Just for one meeting.<p><b>2. Look people in the eyes.</b> Practice doing it consistently.<p><b>3. Think.</b> Pick an hour in the day (the week, if you're really strapped) and just think. Don't listen. Don't read. Don't talk. Don't eat. …

Leadership

The 6 R.E.A.L Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking | Inc.com

The questions we ask ourselves are as important as the answers. Good questions keep us focused, accountable, and in touch with how we're doing. This set of six essential questions can be used in any endeavor, either as they are or tailored for your specific circumstance.<p>As you work through the …

Leadership

4 Steps On How To Become A Leader That Talented People Beg To Work For

You just finished your umpteenth leadership book, and you want to hurl it across the room.<p>The advice isn’t bad, in fact, it’s flawless. You …

How To Ask Better Questions

Hitting a creative wall, or getting nowhere with a colleague? Think differently about how you ask questions.<p>“Effective leaders ask questions instead of giving orders,” wrote Dale Carnegie nearly 80 years ago in his iconic book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, but too few of today’s bosses …

Leadership

How to Get Your Team to Coach Each Other

No one grows as a leader without the support of other people. Effective peer-to-peer coaching can offer the encouragement people need to overcome the fear of starting something new. Peer coaches, like professional coaches, can also hold their “clients” accountable for moving in a new …

Leadership

Steve Jobs Knew How to Run a Meeting: Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Brilliant. Passionate. Overbearing. Impatient.<p>Steve Jobs's management style has been described in many ways, both positive and negative. Love him or hate him, there's no denying what he accomplished: Within a short time, he built the most successful company on the planet.<p>Before that, though, Jobs …

Entrepreneurship

50 Books That Transformed My Business and My Life

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>As a teenager I had a period of many years where I stopped reading books completely. I even remember a time where I couldn’t imagine reading books at all. After I graduated and started to be interested in business and startups, I realized the immense power …

Self-improvement

Best Advice I Ever Got: Make Empathy Your Superpower

Empathy is a transformative skill that can unite your team, drive your vision and enable you to make a greater impact.<p><i>Mina Chang is CEO and president of Linking the World, an international humanitarian aid organization with a focus on children, global awareness, and breaking the cycle of poverty</i> …

Empathy

What Everyone Needs to Know About Running Productive Meetings

Raise your hand if you think the majority of meetings are a complete waste of your time — not to mention your organization’s time. You don’t need to look far for confirming evidence. Consider the data on how one company’s weekly executive committee meeting rippled through the organization in a …

Time Management