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People Who Achieve Their Dreams Share These 3 Beliefs | Inc.com

There are two types of people in the world: those who dream and those who do. What sets them apart?<p>What sets apart the student who perseveres from the one who decides education isn't really for her? What makes one person get up at 5 a.m. every day to squeeze in a run while another person just …

Motivation

These are the questions you should always ask during a job interview

The questions YOU ask during a job interview are just as important as the answers you give.<p>Knowing which questions to ask at a job interview can be …

Employment

Culture: Why It's The Hottest Topic In Business Today

Last year Merriam Webster’s dictionary stated that ”culture” was the most popular word of the year. Well, it has now become one of the most important words in corporate board rooms, and for good reason.<p>We have a retention crisis. New Deloitte research shows that culture, engagement, and employee …

Employee Engagement

The top 10 skills that will be in demand by all employers by 2020

In fact, on average more than one third of the desired skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered important to the job today, according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum.<p>The report, called "The Future of Jobs," surveyed executives from more …

Employment

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

Work-life Balance

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

Employee Engagement

7 habits of remarkably successful leaders

Every great business needs effective and successful leaders--men and women who can inspire their employees to reach deep within themselves to get things done. Unfortunately, almost 60% of all businesses have a shortage of leadership talent, and this shortage has a negative impact on the ability of …

Leadership

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

Microbiology

How to Motivate Students to Work Harder

In an era of rising academic standards, more kids than ever will struggle and fail. But research suggests new ways to help them thrive in the face of adversity.<p>Over the past five years, more than $200 million has gone toward launching the new Common Core standards, with the goal of closing …

Motivating the Unmotivated

In his book <i>Dropping Out</i>, Russell Rumberger lays out the societal consequences, including:<p>. . . poor academic performance in middle school and even …

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

Leadership

The Most Effective Way To Take Notes

If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that's because we tend to lose almost 40% of …

Note-Taking

5 Ways To Exert Your Influence At Work -- Without Making Office Enemies

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Let’s face it: Conflicts with coworkers can be some of the trickiest interpersonal issues to resolve.<p>‪Because, unlike with friends, you don’t get to pick your office mates. And, unlike with family, you can’t lean on Mom to referee your arguments.‬<p>‪To make …

Framing

New Research: The Top 10 Factors for Employee Happiness on the Job | Jacob Morgan

Employee engagement and happiness is definitely one of the topics du jour for modern management and the future of work. Plenty of studies have …

14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …

Time Management

Hate Your Job? Here’s What to Do

First of all, you’re not alone. That sinking feeling you get on Sunday nights when you know you’re only 8 hours away from staff-meeting hell is …

Employment

The Art of Persuasion: 10 Brain Hacks to Leverage in Business and Life

Image Credit: Pixabay.<p>If you throw a frog into boiling water, it'll jump straight out. However, if it's placed in cold water and the temperature gradually increased, it'll be found dead without any attempt to escape. We've all experienced that subtle death.<p>Neuromarketing takes advantage of that …

3 Ways To Be Happier At Work

There’s a common belief that you will be happy when you are successful, but the reverse is actually true.<p>Scott Crabtree spent 24 years climbing the ladder in the gaming and software industries, eventually leading his own engineering team at Intel. And after observing life at companies big and …

Happiness

7 Habits Of Natural Leaders

Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the "secret" to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across the country, and countless articles in business magazines and …

The six biggest mistakes of managing an introvert

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Dr. Marla Gottschalk here.</i><p>Do you supervise individuals would might describe themselves as an introvert? If the answer is “yes,” you may want to take a moment to examine how you manage them. In many cases, we hold misconceptions about …

Personality

12 Tech Tools Productivity Experts Can’t Live Without

Need a little tech help in scheduling and organizing your work day? There’s several apps for that.<p>Ever wonder which tools super-productive and über-organized people use to get things done? <i>Fast Company</i> contacted 10 productivity experts, and asked them which apps or tech tools help them get through …

Apps

The Seven Types of Email and How to Deal With Them

We all deal with inbox overload every day, whether it's messages from work or suspicious salutations about a surprising inheritance. But you can …

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, …

Infographics

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

<b>Memo:</b> From Nick Hanauer <b><br>To:</b> My Fellow Zillionaires<p>You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome | Inc.com

Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your brain, in anticipation of the time off, just says: <i>I have had enough! Bring on the downtime.</i> Then the afternoon just drags on and …

Productivity

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

9 Sensational Traits of Highly Promotable Employees | Inc.com

One of the most common questions employees ask is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>It makes sense: Often employees assume there is a key initiative, a specific action, a high-visibility project, or a critical role they should take on...and if they do, a promotion is just about guaranteed.<p>Maybe that …

Self-improvement