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Hiring & Recruiting | The Best Way to Test a Job Candidate | Inc.com

Heinrich Schliemann, the archaeologist who discovered the site of Troy, had a great way of assessing employees. When he felt he'd found someone he wanted to hire for his historic archaeological dig, he took them out for lunch. This wasn't generosity or celebration; it was a test. When the food …

The Glory and Loneliness of the Self-Made Professional

What's a self-made person? Basically speaking, it's someone who has been professionally successful without having either a higher education degree or …

Nobel Prize Winner: Your Business Should Help Others | Inc.com

There's an old adage that goes, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."<p>It's a principle that can also be applied to solving unemployment, said Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and banker.<p>Speaking at the London School of …

B tested patterns for higher conversion rates and growth

Try Being Direct instead of indecisive.<p>You can send your message with uncertainty trembling in your voice, or you can say it with confidence. If …

Stop Listening to Your Customers

<i>What will persuade you?</i><p>Every business is interested in what influences and persuades their customers and consumers, and one of the more common strategies to eliciting this information is to simply ask them. There are various ways that this can be done: You can ask customers directly during a face …

Just Say No to Micromanaging | Inc.com

Micromanagement. It may seem like a little thing that's isolated to a few managers, or staff in your company, but the effects of micromanagement could have a huge long- and short-term negative impact on your ability to be effective as a manager, and your ability to achieve or exceed your company's …

Forget The Mission Statement. What’s Your Mission Question?

Warren Berger taps some of the most powerful CEOs in the country to reveal the questions that will keep any company on track.<p>In a previous article, I shared five questions that today’s forward-thinking companies should be asking, based on input from top business consultants. This second …