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Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Politics is a dirty word. But office politics are unavoidable; as Aristotle noted, “man is by nature a political animal.” Whether you participate in them or not, politics have a big influence on what happens to you, your projects, and your team, so it’s hard to be indifferent to them.<p>To borrow from …

Leadership

15 sorting algorithms visualized in 6 minutes

Timo Bingman created a demo program for sorting algorithms called "The Sound of Sorting, which both visualizes the algorithms internals and their …

Machine Learning

7 Rules Naturally Clear Leaders Follow When Making Decisions

If you make decisions by consensus, you waste a lot of time. But if you make decisions without sufficient involvement, you won’t gain the cooperation and commitment you need for subsequent steps and successful implementation. How do naturally clear leaders thread this needle? They consciously, or …

Management

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This | Inc.com

Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. Doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles isn't going to hurt. …

Mindfulness

10 Reasons Your Best Employees Will Quit (Even If You Pay Well) | Inc.com

It's easy to get caught up in fundraising, scaling and sales that you forget to really care for the people who make your success possible. Too many times, strong leaders view a great employee as an asset that they don't appreciate until it's too late.<p>Even CEO's that communicate well and have good …

Employment

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more productive year.<p>1. "It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know."</i> …

Motivation

9 Powerful Ways to Get the Most Out of Every Negotiation | Inc.com

If you're in business, you negotiate-every day of the week. While you may not be negotiating multimillion-dollar deals with customers or vendors, chances are you're negotiating all sorts of things-from a hoped-for raise, to a flexible work schedule, to a plum assignment on a product development …

Self-help

Top 7 TED Talks to Develop Your Growth Mindset and Double Your Productivity

The ways in which we think about learning, intelligence, and our abilities has a direct and significant effect on our learning progress and our …

Harness the power of the 'Ben Franklin Effect' to get someone to like you

Which is why asking someone to do you a favor— proofread your résumé, walk your dog, loan you $20 because you forgot this was a cash-only restaurant — can be so stressful.<p>But if you're stressing because you feel like the person helping you out will find you annoying and like you less, don't. …

Psychology

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

This column is by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups<p><i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies</i> …

11 tiny daily habits that are wasting your time — even if you don't notice you're doing them

Time Management

You May Hate Planning, But You Should Do It Anyway

Some of the smartest people that I have ever met struggle with convincing themselves to do one thing: plan their work.<p>They’re off the charts in terms of analyzing all sorts of things from manufacturing processes to stocks to nuclear particles. But when it comes to their own time management or …

Women in Tech

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Psychology

How To Grow Up

It's all uphill from Denver to nearby Evergreen in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. And that's perhaps as it should be. I'm on my way to …

Self-help

20 Things Nobody Tells You About Growing Up

Most of these things, you learn the hard way later on.<p>Life.<p>It's a journey of twists and turns, peaks and valleys, mountains to climb and oceans to explore. Good times and bad times. Happy times and sad times. But always, life is a movement forward. No matter where you are on the journey, in some …

Profit

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.<p>Pay attention to what comes out of your mouth. The language you use affects how you experience your world, and how others experience you. Inevitably, things get "lost in translation."<p>If you're …

Self-help

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't terribly surprising. Smarter people are probably more likely to go to college and take jobs that …

Psychology

7 Behaviors That Ruin a Relationship

Why love fades and people in relationships grow apart is one of life’s great mysteries. What prevents us from maintaining the passion, attraction, …

Human Rights

The Perfect Trap

If you're always worried that no matter how hard you try it is never good enough, or you're constantly disappointed in the people you live or work …

Self-help

5 Practical Books I Reread Every Year To Live A Better Life

Out all the different ways to learn, books remain my favorite way to absorb knowledge.<p>What I like about books is that I can read them by myself, in …

6 Psychological Benefits of Writing Things Down

Human beings have long been fond of jotting things down. In fact, the Kish Tablet is the oldest written document that mankind has to hand – and it’s …

A UCLA psychiatrist has some counterintuitive advice for dealing with negative people — and it could change how you see the world

But what if erasing all this pessimism were merely a matter of changing your perspective? According to Dr. Mark Goulston, a psychiatrist at the University of California at Los Angeles, it is.<p>In his recent book, "Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life," …

Psychology

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

South Korea's Economic Future Depends On This Bold Business Experiment

With the end of the Korean war in 1953, South Korea experienced an intense era of rapid economic development. Known as the “Miracle on the Han”, the country rallied around a rigorous hard work and labour ethic that propelled a war torn and impoverished South Korea into a G20 powerhouse.<p>But all this …

South Korea

Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This article was originally published in the November–December 1974 issue of HBR and has been one of the publication’s two best-selling reprints ever.<p>For its reissue as a Classic, the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> asked Stephen R. Covey to provide a commentary.<p>Why is it that managers are …

Management

What to Say and Do When Your Employee Has Another Job Offer

It’s normal to get a sinking feeling when one of your employees says, “I have something to tell you.” No manager wants to hear that someone on their team has another job offer in hand. But how should you actually respond to the news? Should you counteroffer? Or just accept that they’re moving on? …

Employment

5 superfoods you’re probably not eating

One in three Americans will be suffering from type 2 diabetes by 2050. The solution? More moringa and mung beans<p>By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to poor diets.<br>Based on current trends, one in three American adults—about 146 million …

Nutrition

Is All Sugar Bad for You?

Google "too much sugar" and you get 132 <i>million</i> results. That's because the war on sugar is in full force and effect, and more people than ever before …

Nutrition

4 Ways to Overcome a Bad First Impression

We’ve all been there — accidentally alienated a new coworker with a bad joke, underwhelmed the new boss by botching our first assignment, or had a client we didn’t just click with. The trouble is that initial impressions are hard to shake.<p>In a psychological phenomenon known as the “fundamental …

Subpar

Research: You Have Fewer Friends than You Think

HBR STAFF<p>People generally assume that when they consider another person a “friend,” that person also thinks of them as a friend. In other words, friendship is reciprocal. But when we analyzed self-reported relationship surveys from several experiments around the world, we found that while most …

Psychology