David Bateman

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6 Smart Ways People With Emotional Intelligence Respond When Their Buttons Are Pushed

hen conflicts flare at your workplace, how do you respond?<p>Everyone has a "drama" story at work. What's yours?<p>In a previous company, I vividly recall a senior executive marching down the hall spewing expletives on his way to wage war with a middle manager. An ongoing issue boiled over, and this VP …

Emotional Intelligence

The 15-minute Kettlebell Workout for Busy Guys

Kettlebells are the perfect tool for a 15-minute, busy-guy workout. After all, kettlebells look like something your kids might have left lying around …

Exercise

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Go From Push-up Zero to Push-up Hero

Doing a simple push-up can work out your chest, shoulders, arms, core, glutes, and legs, so why aren't you doing them?<p>A friend of mine confessed to …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Arnold's Agonist-Antagonist Training

Here's what you need to know...<p>Arnold often worked chest and back together, going back and forth between exercises for each. He did the same for …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

5 Ways to Hack Your Workday, Including 1 Mark Twain Says to Do First Thing in the Morning | Inc.com

Wasting time is one of the biggest reasons you aren't more successful right now. Review how you've spent your time today, and you'll likely find plenty of unproductive time that you may not have even spent relaxing or preparing to be productive later.<p>Simply planning your day can make a big …

Manage Your Attention Instead of Your Time

“I’m too busy!” “I don’t have enough time!” “If only there were more hours of the day.” It’s weird how feeling overwhelmed and busy rarely coincides …

Tip: The 15 Second Core Workout

If you can do this exercise for 15 seconds per set, you're pretty awesome. Check it out.<p>Building core strength takes more than just throwing in some …

Workouts

The 8 Best Interview Questions You Could Ever Ask | Inc.com

I've interviewed a lot of people in my career for all kinds of positions and from many backgrounds. Most people have favorite interview questions to ask and some believe certain questions can quickly reveal what they need to know about a candidate's cultural and positional fit.<p>The leaders with the …

Employment

The One Thing the Top 1 Percent of Income Earners Do Every Day | Inc.com

I have always believed that your output in this world is only as great as your input. You need to always be striving to learn more, and consuming as much as you can so that you bring more value to whichever table you are sitting.<p>Information is the strongest currency you own. And your ability to …

Self-improvement

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | Inc.com

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their …

Employee Engagement

12 apps that show you how you’re wasting time — and help you make better use of it

You never thought juggling—a term typically reserved for circus clowns or the party trick you tried to learn in college—would be something you practice daily. Yet, as an entrepreneur, juggling is something you have to constantly practice in order for all balls, bowling pins, and rubber chickens (so …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

Make More Gains. Go to the Gym Less Often.<p>A Better Way to Lift Weights<p>One of the most fundamental decisions every lifter needs to make is how often …

You won’t feel motivated every single day. Focus on this instead

It's taken me a long time to learn that motivation isn't an external source of inspiration.<p>It's an inner quiet you have to practice listening …

Motivation

This Is Why Good Employees Resign Within Their First Year (And What You Can Do About | Inc.com

Unexpected undesired voluntary turnover is debilitating. Most of us know the huge costs that come with it. There are also hidden costs, including knowledge gaps and a huge burden on employees to get more done with key roles unfilled.<p>First year turnover leaves an even bigger dent. Some recent …

Employment

Swamped With Work? Try the DDAD Formula to Get Things Done | Inc.com

If you constantly find yourself wrestling with a to-do list that's longer than the Pan-American Highway (and who doesn't), then this post is for you.<p>Productivity experts give all sorts of tips, techniques, and hacks to get more stuff done, and most of them focus on doing things faster, so you can …

Time Management

This Classic Quote From Steve Jobs About Hiring Employees Describes What Great Leadership Looks Like | Inc.com

Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.<p>Genius and profound. Your best move is …

Leadership

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

How The Physical Environment Impacts Employee Experience | Inc.com

There are three key environments that make up the employee experience: technology, culture, and the physical space. I explore all three in my latest book, but let's talk about the physical space, or the place where employees actually work. This is our surroundings and includes everything from the …

Employee Engagement

How The Downfall of Retail Is Opening Up Exciting Opportunities | Inc.com

The hit 80s movie <i>Fast Times at Ridgemont High</i> just turned 35 years old. For anybody who grew up during that period, it evokes memories that are both nostalgic and quaint. Back then, social life revolved around, of all things, a shopping mall, where kids would go to shop, gossip and work.<p>Today, of …

Tony Robbins breaks down the 10-minute exercise he does every morning to have more energy

If you want to start your day the same way Tony Robbins does, you only need to set aside 10 minutes.<p>Robbins has spent the last three decades as the world's foremost performance coach, taking on clients like billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones, tennis champion Serena Williams, and former president …

How to Finally Start Living on Your Own Terms | Inc.com

1. Stop consuming caffeine.<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is they don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we're off it, we underperform and become incapable.<p>Isn't this absurd?<p>In his book, <i>The</i> …

Self-improvement

This 5-Second Steve Jobs Strategy Is a Master Class in Leadership | Inc.com

I have a confession. I'm a pain in the ass (arse, for my colleagues speaking proper English) to work with. I thrive on impossible challenges and expect those I work with to do the same. Growing up, my dad's constant refrain was "Nothing is impossible. Some things just take longer." So it's no …

The Getting Things Done (GTD) Method Promises Stress-Free Productivity

"The most effective way to do it is to do it," said Amelia Earhart. That's basically the methodology behind the aptly named Getting Things Done (GTD) …

Why Today's Job Candidates Want a Smart Workspace | Inc.com

There's a reason "organization" and "organism" share the same Latin root. A business is a living entity, and if it appears sluggish or stale, job candidates won't want to work there. A smart workspace is dynamic and flexible and can be molded to fit the needs of its workforce. It exudes energy and …