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7 Reasons Athletes Make the Best Employees | Inc.com

It's common sense that how well a company performs directly correlates with the quality of its employees. But there's a particular trait hiring managers should be looking for when evaluating a job candidate's merits: Athleticism. That's according to Lisa Strasman, president of NCSA, an athletic …

Employment

The shocking impact that negative people have on your brain

We all have these people in our lives. The eternal pessimists who are quick to point out when you’re wrong. The ones who will always explain why your …

Self-help

The Most Precious Thing in the World

The most precious thing we have in life is TIME.<p>We never have enough of it and it’s always running out.<p>I personally squandered a lot of time in my …

Breaking Down Silos Is a Myth, Do This Instead | Inc.com

Nobody likes a silo. Or a stovepipe for that matter. These insular structures restrict the flow of information, which makes it hard to coordinate action and adapt to change. In some cases, it can even lead to disastrous consequences like the General Motors ignition switch scandal. So it should be …

Management

After Giving 1,000 Interviews, I Found the 4 Questions That Actually Matter | Inc.com

If there's one thing that keeps every founder up at night, it's hiring. Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee. If you're just starting your company, …

Employment

8 Foundational Leadership Lessons From An Air Force Veteran Turned CEO

There are very few leadership transitions like being a newly commissioned officer in the military.<p>Typically, on graduation day from a military academy, ROTC program or Officer Candidate School program, young men and women in their twenties pin on second lieutenant bars and immediately find …

Leadership

Follow These Rules And You Will Never Look Back In Life With Regrets

You are responsible for your life, for your feelings, for you actions, and for every results you get. You are in control of your thoughts. You have …

Why technology is the 'raw material' for fighting economic inequality

History is ruthlessly clear about what happens when too much wealth ends up in the hands of the very few. Even as anger about economic inequality has …

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January 12, 2017<p>One morning my journalism students were brainstorming ideas for news stories. The topic of getting into college came up and one of my …

Education Technology

As Everything Becomes Digital: Culture Becomes More Important

<i>Everything that goes on in a school is a function of the school’s culture. <br>(Gruenert, Whitaker)</i><p>Commenting on a research report commissioned by …

If You Do These Things Every Day, You’ll Become Smarter

<i>“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.</i><p>Getting smarter takes time and …

Seven principles to ignite a culture of innovators

Alex Goryachev Contributor<p>Alex Goryachev is senior director of Innovation Strategy and Programs at Cisco.<p>Every big company was a lean and mean startup at one time. Now, confronted with digital disruption all around us, we’re all rushing to rekindle the entrepreneurial flame that first put our …

Design Thinking Centered Leadership

Most leaders hope that innovation and creativity will flourish in their teams and across their organization. However, without a strategy for this to …

Design

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

Apply service design thinking in your organization

Recently, I went to watch the world-renowned magician P.C. Sorcar’s magic show. It rekindled memories of my childhood when as a child after watching …

3 Timeless Traits of Highly Successful Leaders

Going all-in and becoming a life-long learner are common leadership traits you can adopt as your own.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During my time in stand-up comedy I discovered if I took the right approach, I could learn from others in a way that would help me avoid …

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy HereThe post How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do …

Motivation

5 Surprising Reasons Your Communication Isn't Getting Through | Inc.com

How hard can communication be? If you're reasonably intelligent and articulate, it shouldn't be that difficult to deliver a message so that audience members understand what you're trying to say.<p>But the truth is that we often get in our own way when it comes to communication. Recently I've been …

Employment

30 Profound Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Eckhart Tolle is a famous spiritual teacher promoting mindfulness and living in the now. His teachings often contradict what we are taught in the …

Spirituality

These 11 Rules Will Change Your Life Forever

There are people on this planet who wake up every day and don’t know why.<p>It’s those who ask this question and follow through with action that live …

Self-help

What Successful People (Who Are Actually Happy) Do Differently

Achievement rarely produces the sense of lasting happiness that you think it will. Once you finally accomplish the goal you've been chasing, two new goals tend to pop up unexpectedly.<p>We long for new achievements because we quickly habituate to what we've already accomplished. This habituation to …

Self-improvement

The 1 Question That Gets Every Single Millennial in Trouble | Inc.com

In the past two weeks, I have seen Simon Sinek's viral video explaining all-that-is-wrong-with-Millennials in my Facebook feed an unnecessary number of times. And it has been interesting seeing my peers, fellow Millennials, agree and disagree, feel understood and feel misunderstood. Sinek clearly …

Leadership

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

How to Integrate Growth Mindset Messages Into Every Part of Math Class

Catherine Good has experienced stereotype threat herself, although she didn’t know it at the time. She started her academic career in pure math, …

Pedagogy