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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

First Electric Harley Goes Zero to 60 in 4 Seconds

The Questions Managers Want You to Ask During a Job Interview

It's a query that can give an ill-prepared job seeker pause: <i>So, do you have any questions for me</i>?<p>Interviewers will judge you by your questions. …

Win at Workplace Conflict

No matter how sound or well-intentioned your ideas, there will always be people inside — and outside — your organization who are going to oppose you. Getting things done often means that you’re going to go head to head with people who have competing agendas. In my career studying organizational …

How to Break Up with Your Mentor

Having a great mentor can do wonders for your professional development and career. But even the best mentoring relationships can run their course or become ineffective. How do you know when it’s time to move on? And what’s the best way to end the relationship without burning bridges?<p><b>What the</b> …

Brantford Games Network Lab - Blog - Meaningful Gamification and Game Design talks at MIT

I'll be heading back to Boston next week to work with our MIT partners (the Education Arcade) on the IMLS grant we've been working toward. While …

This is not a game: Why gamification is becoming a multi-billion dollar way to motivate people

Is gamification the same as games? No, but I understand why people think so. When you interact with a gamified experience, you see things like …

Lead Your Team Into Unknown Land

Winged dragons, sea monsters, and man-eating giants—these creatures used to inhabit much of the earth. At least that’s what the ancient maps of the world would have us believe. Rewind a couple centuries and we land in a time when the world was still being mapped. When we hadn’t yet explored every …

Mindfulness as a Foundation for Organizational Effectiveness

Mindfulness is definitely getting its share of attention in mainstream news and for good reason. There seems to be no shortage of research on the benefits of mindfulness. A recent article in the American Psychological Association provides a summary of empirically supported benefits of mindfulness …

This Chart Shows Just How Much Facebook Dominates The Social Media World

The findings are based on a survey that includes data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from August 7th to September 16th of this year.<p>The survey was presented to a sample of 1,801 adults over the age of 18.<p>It was also conducted in both …

A Short Cautionary Tale About The Misuse Of Customer Data

This is a short story about surveying your customers and how extrapolating too far and too fast from a limited data set can damage your relationships with your customers.<p>Before Christmas I attended a London and the South East Contact Centre Forum event entitled: Is your contact centre ready for the …

The man behind NYT Magazine's gorgeous covers is headed to Apple

You may not know the name Arem Duplessis, but you've no doubt seen his work on the cover of <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> in the past 10 years. As design director at <i>NYT Mag</i>, he crafted some of the most stunning work in the publication's history -- examples seen above -- and he's just been hired away …

Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy

Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card. The event opened with a <i>Lion King</i> performance put on by employees at the …

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The Hand Signal Traders Use To Say 'Deutsche Bank' Might Offend You

The easiest way to communicate with another trader on the other side of a noisy trading floor is to use hand signals.<p>Ryan Carlson, who has worked at the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the New York Mercantile Exchange, is responsible for TradingPitHistory.com. The site …

Buffett Family Values: How To Raise Well-Grounded Heirs

The talk at FORBES’ Second Annual Summit on Philanthropy, held June 4 at the United Nations, was about children. Specifically, how to raise them in a way that encourages them to change their world, rather than obsess over which sports car is in their garage. Warren Buffett, his son Peter, Marilyn …

Sam Bacharach: Great Leaders Know That Good Ideas Aren't Enough | Inc.com

Video Transcript<p><b>00:11 Samuel Bacharach:</b> Think about the great leaders. What do we remember them for? Do we really remember them for their charisma, we remember for their inspiration? Probably we remember them for is what they accomplished. We remember people for executing, and I think in that …

Looking For Leaders? Take Your Staff Off-Site

I’m a big believer in growing company leaders organically, from within employee ranks. Not only is it good for the company, but as a leader, I feel part of my role is to develop employees so they reach their very highest potential. In my last post I shared my thoughts on the importance of …

Breaking Down How Kirk Cousins Changes the Redskins Offense

The decision to shut down Robert Griffin III for the season has thrust Kirk Cousins into the starting quarterback position for the Washington Redskins. However, Cousins has a very different skill set than his predecessor.<p>How does the offense change with the former Michigan State Spartan under …

Prismatic pivots so you can share your interests online without bothering people

Prismatic wants you to be free to express yourself, without bothering your entire social network.<p>The startup announced a pivot today to become a “social network for your interests,” where you can indulge your passion for pastry, your fanaticism for football, or your craze for cats without bothering …

Essential Management Book: Extreme Programming Explained by Kent Beck | Inc.com

Kent Beck, who created extreme programming, or XP, as a team-based methodology for producing high-quality software, was surprised to find his ideas embraced by nontechnical managers as well. “People would tell me that their salespeople started to pair up,” says Beck, referring to the XP practice of …

Money Value of Time

The Time Value of Money is the calculation used to determine what an amount of money you have today will be worth at some point in the future by adding in an estimated amount of interest or inflation for that time period. It's a concept that you've probably heard of and are likely familiar with if …

Doing Less, Leading More

Our first accomplishments as professionals are usually rooted in our skill as individual contributors. In most fields we add value in the early stages of our careers by getting things done. We’re fast, we’re efficient, and we do high-quality work. In a word, we’re <i>doers.</i> But when we carry this …

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …

Overcoming Feedback Phobia: Take the First Step

<b>Situation 1: Asking for it</b><p>You’re sitting at your desk when an e-mail pops up from your boss that cryptically states, “Please come to my office; we need to talk.” What’s the first thing you think?<p>For most people it’s, “Oh no – what did I do now!” or “Good gosh, what went wrong!” Of course it <i>is</i> …

The Customer Support Hierarchy of Needs

Almost five years ago, I was sitting in the conference room of one of the world’s largest insurance companies, trying to push the idea of social customer relationship management to their corporate marketing team. I showed them the power of Twitter and Facebook, and painted pictures of how they …