Dave Fladung

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Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

A few years ago, during a media interview for one of my books, my interviewer said something I still ponder often. Ranting about the level of distraction in his open office, he said, “That’s why I have a membership at the coworking space across the street — so I can focus.”<p>While I fully support the …

Apple to Exchange Qualifying 2012, 2013 MacBook Pros with Newer Models

<b>UPDATE:</b> As of July 26th, Apple will no longer offer full exchanges of MacBooks with battery failures for newer MacBook Pro models. Apple customers …

4 Ways to Be a More Authentic Leader--and Why It Matters | Inc.com

As a leader, you probably look to other leaders for tips on how to think and behave in order to be effective and successful in your role. Some leadership skills may come naturally to you while others may be outside of your comfort zone. While it's important to push yourself to grow and learn, you …

Employment

Is It Hateful To Believe In Hell? Bernie Sanders' Questions Prompt Backlash

A low-profile confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill this week raised eyebrows when the questioning turned to theology — specifically, damnation.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont pressed Russell Vought, nominated by President Trump to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, about his …

Religion

Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset | Inc.com

My great-grandparents, Cleve and Zelma Carder, lost almost everything they owned during the Dust Bowl years. After losing their homestead and ranch, they packed what they could into a Conestoga Wagon and made the trek from Northern New Mexico to find work picking cotton in the fields of …

Happiness

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do) | Inc.com

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.<p>Yet culture doesn't just happen. It takes …

Employee Engagement

How to Work with Someone Who Isn’t a Team Player

Do you work with someone who isn’t a team player? Maybe they’re overly focused on completing and promoting their own work. Or they don’t chip in when everyone else is scrambling to meet a deadline or pulling a presentation together. This isn’t simply frustrating; it can affect your entire group’s …

What It Takes to Learn to Be a Leader

After a decade of teaching leadership courses at Harvard Business School, Robert Steven Kaplan has fielded the question of whether leadership can be …

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to learn by popping on a podcast? That's how many luminaries like Bill Gates manage to …

Self-improvement

6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break

Until a year ago, I belonged to the 80 percent of Americans who don't listen to podcasts. I couldn't find time in my day to dedicate to listening. Then, last March, during a weekly lunch meeting with fellow business designers, we got into a discussion about NPR's Planet Money. One thing led to …

Self-improvement

20 Habits of Highly Successful and Effective Leaders | Inc.com

About six months ago I wrote and article on the 20 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Leaders which proved to be very popular, over half a million views and shares. Which got me wondering what do people want to know most. What to do, or what not to do when it comes to leading.<p>Both, I believe, are …

The Scientific Technique That Will Double Your Learning Speed | Inc.com

You're busy. When can you possibly find the time to learn something new or brush up on your skills when there are a thousand other things on your to-do list?<p>Oprah and Bill Gates follow a five-hour rule, in which they dedicate at least five hours a week to deliberate learning. But how much can you …

Self-improvement

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style | Inc.com

In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It was a big mess.<p>Enter current CEO Cheryl Bachelder.<p>From 2008 through 2015, …

Leadership

Organizational Change, and Why You Can't Go It Alone | Inc.com

Organizational transformations are always more difficult, take longer and require more resources than we think. Especially in today's VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) global business environments. Twenty or thirty years ago, organizational change really could be "managed." Hence the …

How to update Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV Stick

Because Kodi isn't available to download through the Amazon Appstore, getting the latest version requires a little more effort on your part than it …

Research: Cracking a Joke at Work Can Make You Seem More Competent

As a society, we often make judgments about people based on small snippets of their behavior. For example, we may judge a person’s confidence, competence, and status on the success of a single joke. Telling a joke to an unfamiliar audience is risky — Will they laugh? Will they be offended? Even if …

The 6 Sales Tools You Need to Crush Sales in 2017 | Inc.com

If you haven't updated your CRM in a while or are still using the same intelligence technology you installed 5 years ago, you're leaving money on the table.<p>As technology continues to grow and become smarter, agile businesses need to constantly look for new ways to increase sales. Tools that didn't …

Animated arms on dog with no front legs that walks on hinders - Hilarious to me.

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

10 "Go To" Questions That Make You Look Smart | Inc.com

"That's a great question."<p>Getting that response in a conversation is often more satisfying than hearing, "that's a great answer." Why? Because it means that you've made someone think in a different way about the issue at hand -- and that's not always easy.<p>The ability to reliably ask good questions …

Commuting

If You Don't Stop Doing This, Your Relationship Could Be on the Rocks | Inc.com

You do this 150 times a day. Every six-and-a-half minutes or so. Possibly more. And it's potentially causing serious damage to the happiness and longevity of your relationship.<p>If you haven't guessed already, it's checking your phone. You're likely on your phone right now as you read this. Is your …

Baylor University

Watch These 5 Remarkable TED Talks to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Improving emotional intelligence--often shortened to E.I.--has lately been at the forefront of many people's minds. At its core, emotional intelligence is the ability to understand others and their emotions, as well as being able to properly react to others' behavior in an effective manner. Doing …

Emotional Intelligence

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In 2017, Don't Set Too Many Goals for Yourself

We work in a fast-moving era where we’re overloaded with information and must prioritize and focus in order to succeed. That’s certainly the case for today’s corporations. But it’s also true for us as individuals. In order to accomplish our most meaningful goals, we need to fight back against two …

Top 10 TED Talks of 2016 (According to TED) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I confess to never having attended a TED symposium.<p>I have friends who go regularly. Very intense friends who take (far too) many things seriously, as if they're members of one of those councils …

Top 10

Most Popular Clever Uses and MacGyver Tips of 2016

We’re always finding ingenious workarounds to life’s problems, big or small. This year we treated pool noodles as all-purpose cushions, removed and …

The Best Way to Support Someone When Tragedy Strikes

When someone close to you has something terrible or sad happen to them, it’s tough to know exactly what to do or say. The keys are to be specific, …

null | Inc.com

"People under 35 are the people who make change happen. People over 45 basically die in terms of new ideas," Sun Microsystems co-founder-turned-successful VC Vinod Khosla told a conference a few years back, igniting a minor kerfuffle about Silicon Valley agism.<p>But while many decried his bias …

Silicon Valley

“The Impediment to Action Advances Action"

Life always presents struggles. When things seem hopeless, it’s easy to feel like the opposition to your goals will never stop. That opposition, …

Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

Time Management

Get Free, Unlimited Wi-Fi on Flights and Bypass Paywalls

In-flight Wi-Fi is wonderful. The price to use it on the other hand, not so great. There are a few methods to get free access, but these two are …