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These are the things you should really know before visiting Japan

Don’t be caught out by surprise. Here are some top tips that will come in handy for anyone visiting for the first time. 1: Take plenty of cash Japan …

22 Heart-Wrenching Quotes From "Me Before You"

"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible."<p><b>1.</b> "Live boldly. Push yourself. Don't settle."<p><b>2.</b> "Some mistakes...just have greater consequences than others. But you don't have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You, Clark, have the …

7 Phrases You Can Use Today to Become a More Effective Leader | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>The first time I had the responsibility to actually lead people, I can't remember saying a single thing that felt <i>leaderly</i>. All I was thinking was "I hope I don't blow this." But when …

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7 Deadly Sins of First-Time Leaders and How to Avoid Them | Inc.com

Becoming a leader for the first time is a highlight of our careers. It shows that not only are we an expert at what we do but that we also have the ability to lead. Sadly for many what should be a great moment can become a nightmare as we commit one or more of the seven deadly sins of leadership …

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The 5 Best Makeup Colors for Brown Eyes

We don't believe in prescriptive beauty or "rules" around these parts. But when it comes to playing up your eye color, some color wheel basics actually are pretty helpful. Take the...

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How to Measure Your Emotional Intelligence and Become a Better Leader | Inc.com

Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Measuring Your Emotional Intelligence<p>Emotional intelligence - how we manage ourselves and our relationships - marks high-performers and leaders in organizations around the world. This set of human skills matter enormously, in many ways. For …

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15 fun things to do in Britain this weekend

Still feeling blue? You're not the only one; this is, after all, the most depressing time of the year. But fear not because there are plenty of things happening in the UK this weekend to help you get through January...<p>1. Do a film marathon (as Sundance gets underway)<p>If you didn’t make it to this …

Leading the Team You Inherit

David Benet had problems to solve when he came in to lead the highest-growth unit at a large medical devices company. Although sales had increased when two new products launched the previous year, the numbers still fell short of expectations, given all the evidence of unmet customer needs. The …

Management

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and …

Learning

Why the Best Summer Lipstick Isn’t a Lipstick at All

Full lipstick in summer is a bit criminal. Where clean skin and beach waves play into that seasonal ease, a traditional cream formula is inarguably high-maintenance and has the unfortunate habit of melting in the heat. Luckily, your summertime struggle is solved in one step—by reaching for one …

The Single Most Important Principle of Good Leadership, Summed Up in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

For years, I wanted to be the leader.<p>Back in elementary school, I remember being part of a small group of close friends. Every recess, we stuck together. In a world where sticks, stones, <i>and</i> words have the ability to cause pain, there was strength in numbers.<p>And for some reason, that group looked to …

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How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation—which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. How do you manage these vastly different personalities and work preferences? How …

Personality

4 Ways to Get Positive Results From Uncomfortable Conversations

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let's be honest, not every conversation is a good one.<p>The category of "uncomfortable conversations" runs the gamut from boring to confrontational. It's safe to say there are some conversations that no one seeks.<p>Within a business …

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Getting Unstuck! MLH Method: The Mindfulness, Leadership, Helping Others recipe to a happier life!

How many times do things in our personal and business life get stuck and we just can't find a way to move out of a painful situation?<p>In those moments everything seems to be working against us, and the natural tendency of our mind is to wander around with negative thoughts.<p>The issue, as we do this, …

Mindfulness

Manage Team Performance Through an Open Dialog

Manage Team Performance Through an Open Dialog By Patrick Smyth Many challenges in business, team and employee performance result from inadequate …

Project Management

The One Question Every Leader Should Ask

<i>The MPW Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

Leadership

Make-Ahead, Take-Along Breakfasts

Jumpstart your day with nutrients and flavor.<p>Smoked Salmon Blini<p>Rye is rich in fiber, and smoked salmon delivers heart-healthy omega-3 fats.<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>¾ cup milk<br>2 large eggs<br>1 cup rye flour<br>½ tsp. baking soda<br>½ tsp. baking powder<br>Pinch of salt<br>4 oz. cream cheese<br>1 Tbsp. honey<br>2 tsp. grated lemon …

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12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Ways Leaders Can Inspire Commitment to Goals

How do great leaders inspire others to commit themselves to their goals? It’s not just that they have charismatic personalities, or that they give a …

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6 Tips for Becoming a Better Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

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How To Manage People Who Are Older Or Have More Expertise Than You

You were just promoted into a management position or asked to lead a project team – and you’re the <i>youngest</i> person in the group. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to managing people who are older or have more expertise than you.<p>When I began my career in the sales operations department at a …

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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

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

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6 Steps to Reaching and Coaching Up Underperforming Employees | Inc.com

As a business owner you're bound to run into the problem of underperforming employees. In most cases this happens over time, so you'll see that an employee who was once doing well starts to slack off and fall behind, but sometimes you hire someone who just doesn't do quite as well as you had …

Management

Beyond the G&T: 9 Fantastic Drinks to Make with Tonic Water

Tonic water goes with more than just gin.<p>When you think tonic, you probably think gin. And why not? It's tied for the most important ingredient in a …

Cocktails

Adele's Makeup Artist Just Revealed the Secret Behind Her Famous Eyeliner

The key to her singing voice, sadly, not included.<p>You might not be able to belt a heartfelt ballad like Adele, but you can at least copy her famous eyeliner the next time you need a confidence boost. Her makeup artist has just spilled the details behind the songstress's iconic look, and it turns …

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How to Handle the Naysayer on Your Team

Just over a year ago, I talked with the executive vice president of HR for a Fortune 100 company about Joe,* a member of the senior leadership team: “Joe has good ideas, but he’s really negative, and he always plays the devil’s advocate. The CEO doesn’t really listen to Joe in meetings anymore …

Leadership

The 6 Biggest Myths About Meetings Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new survey out from the software company, Clarizen, states that U.S. employees are spending more time than ever – almost nine hours of the work week -- preparing for and attending meetings. What’s worse is that more than a third of …

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