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4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

A Guide To Dealing With Difficult People

We’ve all been there. Be it work, school or Thanksgiving dinner, we’ve all found ourselves in situations where we have been forced to interact with people we find to be “difficult”. For many of us, we’d rather eat glass than have to deal with challenging people like this but how we survive and, …

Self-help

22 Presidential Quotes That Inspire Us to Be the Best Leaders We Can Be

In honor of Presidents Day, here are the most inspiring words of wisdom from our nation's leaders on how to best lead others and ourselves.<p>Universal principles apply to anyone that steps into the position of leading others. Whether we lead a company, a team, or a household, we can all benefit from …

Motivation

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

"First, this just isn't true. Second, one of the most damaging things for a child is the un-lived life of a parent. Lastly, this leaves the child …

Why Great Leaders Do These 5 Things in Every Meeting | Inc.com

Most people accept that meetings are a part of work--but that doesn't mean they enjoy them. As this infographic shows, managers spend between 35-50% of their time in meetings, and up to <i>four hours a week</i> just on status updates. And those same bosses consider 67% of meetings to be failures.<p>Try as you …

Leadership

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers | Inc.com

In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop great managers.<p>She shares five lessons that will give your organization an edge in management training and …

Employee Engagement

These 34 Words and Phrases Will Give Your Resume an Immediate Edge

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, “I’m one hell of a …

Leadership

24 Simple Daily Habits These High Achievers Swear by for Their Success | Inc.com

Ever wonder what sets highly successful people apart? I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and it's not rocket science. In fact, often they credit simple daily routines which have been proven over time to give them an …

Business Development

The Best Way to Motivate Your Employees? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Every great manager spends time figuring out how to motivate employees to do their best work.<p>So you make sure your team members are paid as well as possible. And you coach employees to set measurable goals. And you offer constructive criticism when the team member needs guidance.<p>But, despite your …

Employee Engagement

Top 10 Reasons Leaders Fail | Inc.com

I have had the good fortune of working with thousands of leaders since co-founding a leadership consulting and training firm in 1999.<p>Here is what we have found to be the top 10 derailers of leadership success.<p><b>Have all the answers.</b> (instead of asking all the questions)• <b><br>Not connecting with the person</b> …

Leadership

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

Which operating system do 'professional' hackers use?

Which operating system do ‘real’ hackers use?<p>Which operating system do the ‘real’ hackers use? The real here is the cyber criminal type hackers and …

Linux

9 Things You Do in the Morning That Can Hurt Your Productivity

The first few minutes of your workday are critical to your productivity for the next eight hours.<p>If you show up late to the office or get sucked into …

Time Management

Every kind of wanker you'll meet in London

There’s more to the Capital than red buses, Big Ben and pollution. As a cultural melting pot, London’s home to some of the most fascinating, gifted …

England

27 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers | Inc.com

While some job interviewers take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions, most job interviews involve an exchange of common interview questions and answers. (Including some of the most often-asked behavioral interview questions.) Here are some of the most common interview questions, along …

Employment

5 Extreme Things These Billionaire Leaders Did to Become Successful

Would you work for free for 6 months?<p>Successful people are often willing to push themselves far in order to achieve their goals. However, some …

Bill Gates

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Bill Gates

7 Surprising Questions Great Leaders Ask

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great leaders ask great questions -- have you ever wondered why? Do great leaders intentionally develop the art of asking great questions because they know it’s an essential leadership skill or do people who learn to ask great questions …

Leadership

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary | Inc.com

In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the kind of language that virtually everyone knows and uses--a series of everyday phrases, affirmations, and …

Leadership

5 Hotel Booking Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

By <b>Wendy Perrin</b>, TripAdvisor travel advocate<p>If you think the path to the lowest hotel price is to book as far ahead as possible or to wait for a last-minute deal, you may end up overpaying for your next trip. TripAdvisor has crunched its hotel booking data to uncover the least expensive time to book …

Hospitality

The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands

There's a lot you can tell your Android phone to do. Yes, even "take a selfie."<p>With Google Now, you can use voice commands to create reminders, get help with trivia questions, and, yes, even find out "what does the fox say?"<p>And, with the recent update from Google, the voice assistant's reponse will …

Apps

10 Daily Habits Holding You Back From Success

There’s no such thing as an overnight success. All the successful people you admire achieved their success by making daily choices. Some of those …

Self-improvement

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People | Inc.com

We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with an instinct, or else they study what works best and …

Body Language

6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:

Self-improvement

The Power of Patience: Let Go of Anxiety and Let Life Happen

<b>“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” ~William S. Burroughs</b><p>Patience can be a struggle.<p>I know this …

William S. Burroughs

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

Kuala Lumpur for free: exploring Malaysia's capital on a tight budget

You might get more roti for your ringgit in Kuala Lumpur than in many other big Asian capitals, but who doesn’t love a freebie? There are plenty of worthwhile attractions in Malaysia's buzzing capital that won’t cost travellers a single <i>sen</i>.<p>Join a walking tour<p>Slip on some comfortable shoes and take …

Asia Travel

Euro slump: 13 destinations where you'll have a cheaper holiday

European Travel