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Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

Management

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

A Dozen 20-Minute Workouts You Can Do at Home

Of all the reasons people skip a workout, the weakest is saying, “I couldn’t make it to the gym,” as if the only way your body will ever get faster …

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

Employee Engagement

5 Super Effective Compound Exercises That Will Transform Your Body

<i>When it comes to efficient workouts, routines that feature compound exercises are where it's at. These supercharged moves are two exercises that join</i> …

Workouts

12 Whole-Food Swaps Under $10 That Make Clean Eating Easier Than You'd Expect

Eating better isn’t about cutting out entire food groups, eating low-fat everything, or guzzling juices or shakes. Deprivation diets are no way to …

25 Things Strong Leaders Tell Their Employees

A great way to step into your leadership power is to start saying things that you haven’t said before. The more aware you can be of your language, the more effective a leader you will be.<p>Too often new leaders are taught to concentrate on schedules, forecasts and milestones. They aren’t always …

Leadership

10 Great Questions to Ask Your Kids Every Year

Learn about a fun and easy family tradition to help keep memories forever.<p>By Wendy Robinson<p>A confession: I have failed miserably at the whole baby …

The Best Fall Beers | Men's Health

The Best Beers For Fall<p>Find your new favorite brew for hoodie season<p>Men's Health<p>Think of an autumn setting that isn’t automatically enhanced by beer. Go ahead, we’ll wait.<p>Football tailgates. Harvest fests. Holiday feasts. Hell, simply just hanging outside in your hoodie: All of these fall staples …

6 TED Talks to Share With Your Kids This Summer | Inc.com

I know, I know. It's summer, and kids want to keep the ultimate separation of school and play intact. But since they're going to be on their tablets and phones playing Minecraft or Candy Crush, why not inspire a new addiction? One that might fuel a new interest, spark inspiration or innovation, or …

Kids

These finance courses could help you land a coveted job at a top bank

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>But in order to acquire these jobs, one must have the requisite knowledge that goes with them.<p>Here, we collected six courses that cover …

Communication Skills

20 S’mores Recipes for Your Next Glamping Trip

Since glamping is probably (read: definitely) here to stay, you need as much advice as possible in order to become a professional glamper. You’ve got your glamping essentials down and you already know how to decorate a tent — now all you need are plenty of s’mores to round out your glamorous …

Dessert

17 Totally Easy Ways To Sneak Protein Into Every Meal

Get your grams in, one whey or the other.

12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …

Pain

Your complete guide to acing this year’s performance review

Why is it so hard to have a useful year-end review?<p>In one survey<b>,</b> more than half of employees said their review was inaccurate or unfair. One in four employees say they dread their review more than anything else in their working lives. Too often, reviews only seem to seem lower morale, increase …

Self-help

14 Things Successful People Do First Thing in the Morning | Inc.com

"If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>.<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set …

Time Management

The Hardest 30-Minute Body-Weight Workout | Men's Health

After all, intensity is the inverse of duration. The shorter the workout, the harder you need to push.<p>So I want you to throw yourself into the fire for 30 minutes straight. Dig deep, and find the willpower you need to go all out from start to finish. Conquer your self doubt. Push longer and …

The 15-Step Guide to Acing Any Job Interview

You’ve made it past the resume robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> …

Employment

A personality test used by major companies screens leaders for these 18 traits

The report, which includes clients' ratings in 18 key areas such as decisiveness and the ability to handle sensitive problems, is based on years of research on the factors that go into effective management. The CPI 260 and the reports that come with the results are used by major companies including …

Leadership

Top 50 Best Selling Management Books of All Time

There are multiple aspects to being an effective manager, but the bottom line is: you will be responsible for overseeing and supervising a company’s …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership

The 3 interview questions one CEO asks every job candidate

In a recent interview with Adam Bryant of the New York Times, Lori Senecal, CEO of the MDC Partner Network and global CEO of advertising agency CP+B, says there are three things she looks for in every job candidate. She also shares the clever questions she asks to figure out whether job seekers …

Employment

The Workout to Build a Bigger, Stronger Chest

<b>Goal 2: A Thinner Waistline!</b><p>Building a bigger, stronger chest also adds size to your shoulders and triceps, widening the top of your body. The larger you are on top, the smaller your waistline appears. So if your diet and aerobic plan are lagging, building a larger upper body will create the …

Don't Book a Return Flight: 6 Destinations That Are Pricey to Reach, But Cheap to Stay

Airfare has been killing us recently. Fuel prices may be plummeting, but that simply means more cash for airlines, rather than more savings for passengers. So, unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But …

Costa Rica

8 Perfect Getaways with Outdoor Showers

Showering outside is one of life’s small pleasures. Discovering there’s one adjoining your hotel room is an enormous joy.<p>On the scale of hotel room awesomeness, outdoor showers rank up there with killer views and private Jacuzzis (and, okay, free minibars). We don’t need to spell out why, …

Costa Rica

Tim Cook On Apple’s Future: Everything Can Change Except Values

In an exclusive Q&A, the current CEO discusses the Watch, how Steve Jobs informs Apple’s future, and how Apple lives “outside the box.”<p>Fast Company: How does Steve Jobs’s legacy live on at Apple?<p><b>Tim Cook:</b> Steve felt that most people live in a small box. They think they can’t influence or change …

iPhone 5

Bill Gates recommended these 6 books for TED 2015

He recently wrote a list of recommended reads in honor of the TED 2015 conference on his blog, and they include thoroughly Gatesian themes: business, history, and public health.<p>They are:<p>1. "Business Adventures" by John Brooks<p>A collection of John Brooks' writings for the New Yorker published in …

Self-improvement