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What Makes the Best Salespeople | Inc.com

The Forest Photography of Jürgen Heckel

Jürgen Heckel is a photographer and sound artist who’s currently living in Munich, Germany after living in Paris, France for 14 years. He spends a …

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

Roasted Tomato Soup with Corn Salsa

97<p>219<p>If I read one more recipe that begins with saying that the recipe is the perfect way to use up the overload of summer tomatoes, I’m going to …

Savory Tomato Pork Stew Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This pork stew takes a few hours to cook, so it's a great candidate for a weekend supper or preparing in a slow cooker (cook on the low setting for 6 to 8 hours). Super rich and tart, I recommend serving it with a loaf of crusty bread to sop up whatever's left at the bottom of the bowl. If …

Crab Bisque Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> About 4 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>10 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>40 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>A quick recipe for a robust and flavorful Crab Bisque<p>MY …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks | Inc.com

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …

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The Power of Listening - Leader's Beacon : Knowledge is Power

<i>Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. –</i> Winston Churchill<p>The story is told of …

Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill

The difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing.<p>That’s a key finding from my ongoing research on great companies and effective leaders: no one can completely avoid troubles and potential pitfalls are everywhere, so the real skill is the resilience to climb out of the hole and …

Three Tips For Finding (And Retaining) More Customers

While many business leaders are content to sit at their desk waiting for the phone to ring, in today’s competitive business environment, you must begin thinking differently in order to grow (or retain) your client or customer base. This doesn’t mean changing your service offerings; it means …

How to Find Happiness by Learning to Be Present

<i>Last month, Greatist asked our readers to respond to the prompt: "How do you find happiness?"</i> <i>Entries for the writing contest poured in, and we were</i> …

The Self-Mastery Secrets Of CEOs

We can only control what we control. That seemingly simple idea can yield big results.<p><i>“The hardest victory is the victory over self.”</i><br>– Aristotle<p>CEOs are different people than most, according to a recent survey of about 1,000 top leaders in the U.S. by John R. Graham, Campbell R. Harvey, and Manju …

3 Entrepreneurial Skills You Won't Learn In Business School

Business school was great. I learned about a broad variety of topics I had never been exposed to before—accounting, finance, strategy, and marketing—all of which were very important in starting my own company, Bunndle.<p>But shortly after getting started, I realized there were a few things b-school …

The Unspoken Key To Finding Meaningful Work

You can’t land a job you love if you don’t know how to describe it.<p>Here’s an interesting question: Why are the nation’s highest-achieving undergrads flying to finance and consulting?<p>As Cal Newport observes, the majority of Dartmouth’s five valedictorians are choosing those two sectors, while 36% of …

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Bad Career Advice

Self-help books and career-building workshops love to peddle one secret to a successful career: Follow your passion. Ever since Confucius proclaimed, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life," chasing one's passion has been frequently served up as a quick fix for …

The Secret to Your Success? Make Others Successful

We don’t have many rules at IDEO, but we do have some cultural values that we take seriously because we feel they make our teams more effective. We …

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5 Non-Network-Y Ways To Network With The Best Of Them

Let’s be honest: Traditional networking is boring and a little bit sleazy. Here’s how to spice up the process and have some fun, all while making the connections you need.<p>You’re not the only person who hates weird cocktail party conversations.<p>“It’s true that networking often gets a bad reputation,” …

Time Management Tips For People Who Do Too Much

Unless you are the most organized person on the planet, chances are you are always looking to improve your time management skills. Managing your time well will combat a demanding schedule, overbooked days, and struggles with work/life balance. It’s especially important if you are a manager or …

Networking Tips for Introverts (and Shy Folks): Visual Sketchnotes

Feel too overwhelmed by networking? Are you an introvert in need of networking tips? On a Marketing Smarts podcast, we talk to Jill Foster, founder and blogger for LiveYourTalk, coaches executives, entrepreneurs, and others in public speaking and storytelling. She's also one of four fantastic …

How to Manage Your Energy Instead of Time

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

How to Start Effective Conversations with Your Employees

Starting effective conversations, especially about career choices, may be difficult. When it comes to meeting effectiveness in general, the first few …

29 Ways to Stay Creative

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

Go with the flow: engagement and concentration are key

Have you ever been so immersed in what you were doing that all distractions and background chatter just fell away? Nothing existed except the brush …

Want To Be Unstoppable? Work At An Intersection

Innovation happens when ideas intersect. So innovative people are at the intersection of fields.<p>To create exceptional careers, we make ourselves into exceptions.<p>Writing for <i>HBR</i>, disruptive investor and <i>Dare-Dream-Do</i> author Whitney Johnson helps us to see why: Since innovations occur at the …

11 Rules For Success, From The People Who Got It Right

No one is born a success, but everyone has the potential to become one. As Will Smith once said, "Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It's something that truly exists in all of us."<p>Not there yet? It might help to tap …

What Qualities Make a Great Leader?

We've all had our share of good and bad bosses, but what made us like or dislike them? While our personal opinions take a share of the credit, …

How Can I Communicate Better at the Office?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I feel like I'm never on the same page as my coworkers at work, and I have trouble communicating my ideas to everyone else. Is it …