Garrett Seawright

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Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

Leadership

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>6 min read<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like …

Time Management

It's Time to Say It: Retirement Is Dead. This Is What Will Take Its Place | Inc.com

<b>We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams.</b><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement, the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935, when the Social Security act was passed, the age of retirement was set at 65. At the time, the average life expectancy was …

Retirement

9 bad manager mistakes that make good people quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain …

Employment

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours a Week on ‘Compound Time’

Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey all do this one thing outside their to-do-lists everyday.<p>One question has fascinated me my entire …

A Study of More Than 50,000 Employees in Over 1,000 Companies Says These Are the 10 Things Workers Need the Most to Succeed | Inc.com

Late last year, Officevibe, the leader in employee engagement software, released an unprecedented, real-time report on the "State of Employee Engagement," based on hundreds of thousands of answers from their customer survey software.<p>Unlike so many dated reports, what employees are telling their …

Employee Engagement

Asking Your Best Employees These 5 Simple Questions Will Keep Them from Ever Quitting | Inc.com

If you're in any type of management role, I have an important question for you: Do you have an onboarding process for new employees?<p>I ask because having effective onboarding is crucial to the success of new hires. For so many companies, onboarding unfortunately stops at orientation, when all …

Employee Engagement

7 things happy people always do (but never talk about)

Why are some people more happy than others? It looks like they’ve found what they love to do and have a consistent sense of peace and happiness.<p>They …

10 Real-Life Habits of the Coolest Bosses | Inc.com

I remember it like it was yesterday. Fourteen years ago, a former CEO I reported to stuck this little dagger into me: "Marcel, I hate to say it, but you're just not a culture fit for this company."<p>Ouch. But looking back, she was absolutely right. A few months after I left, I reflected back on my …

Employment

Have another cup! 5 surprising health benefits of coffee

Many of my patients come to their first appointment with a clear “non-negotiable:” “I’m here to lose weight, gain energy, eat better, but I won’t give up bacon.” Bacon is big, followed by ice cream and coffee.<p>I never understand the coffee reference. Coffee is, in fact, an antioxidant powerhouse. …

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

9 Brutal Truths Every Millennial Looking for a Job Needs to Hear (It Will Put Things in Perspective) | Inc.com

So, you're a Millennial and you're looking for a job?<p>Well, chances are you're not just looking for a job--you're looking for a particular kind of job. You want something fulfilling. Something that's going to make you happy. Something that pays well, and most of all, has some sort of clear …

Employment

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

The Top 4 Traits Millennials Look for in Leaders | Inc.com

Leading Millennials can seem challenging. Often considered entitled, narcissistic, and suffering from unrealistic expectations, Millennials have sometimes gotten a bad rap in the workplace.<p>However, at 80 million strong, Millennials (those born from 1980-2000) are already at critical mass in that …

Leadership

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness | Inc.com

Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful than compliments. That means if you want to keep your marriage flourishing, for …

Self-help

10 Signs You're A Terrible Leader

Every business owner or CEO has a learning curve when taking on a leadership position. Being the head honcho isn’t easy, and leadership skills aren’t always innate—it can take time to grow into the position.<p>Unfortunately, there are times when a manager or boss is simply a bad leader. Maybe they had …

Work-life Balance

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees | Inc.com

Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other boss?<p>Simple. They <b>gave</b>: generously, selflessly, and without expectation of return. They gave because their …

Positive Thinking

9 Ways to Recognize a Real Leader

Look closely and you'll see who they really are.<p>Writer and Personal Branding Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is a trait many are quick to claim but few truly deserve.<p>To be a leader does not mean wearing the title of "leader." It's not something you …

The Job Interview Will Soon Be Dead. Here's What the Top Companies Are Replacing It With | Inc.com

Most companies rely on the traditional in-person job interview to make hiring decisions. But I'm here to tell you, it doesn't work. In fact, it's a terrible tool.<p>Here's why: <i>81 percent of people lie during the interview</i>. No joke, 81 freaking percent!<p>That's according to Ron Friedman. He is an …

Employment

The Importance of Being Specific in Your Communication | Inc.com

Human communication is a highly imperfect process, so we need to be more specific than we think.<p>A few years back I was invited to speak at the INC. magazine leadership conference in San Diego. Once it was confirmed, my wife mentioned it to my son saying, "Hey, Cameron, dad's going to speak at the …

San Diego

The 5 Secrets of Today's Billionaires (And What They Have to Teach You About Producing More With Less) | Inc.com

The world today is different in many ways, one key way is how the most successful business leaders have learned to break the chain between one hour of time worked and one unit of value created.<p>Time cards and grueling days don't help business leaders create value. We create value by what we do with …

Self-improvement

5 Things That Motivate People to Give Their Best Work | Inc.com

It's 2017, so I need to ask you an honest question. Are your bosses leading or managing? There <i>is</i> a difference. And I hope all your managers are leading.<p>You see, leading at a high level, you will find, is what releases discretionary effort in workers. And when <i>that</i> happens, welcome to the most …

Employee Engagement

The top 9 most popular restaurants in New York City, according to Uber

Because of that, when it comes to judging New York's City most popular restaurants, the ride-hailing company is ignoring all of the "best of" lists and critics reviews and evaluating the restaurants strictly on the data it knows: the number of drop-offs at the restaurant.<p>The company recently …

The 9 Habits Of Highly Effective Leaders Who Outperform The Rest

<b>Ever since I discovered personal development,</b> I’ve begun leading people. Not in the traditional sense, though. My leadership occurs naturally through …

Motivation

See world's largest cave, Hang Son Doong, in Vietnam | CNN Travel

How This Entrepreneur Grew His Company 57,000 Percent in 3 Years

18 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before you ask, yes, it’s true: one entrepreneur (and his founding team) was able to grow his business by 57,000 percent in just three years. His name is Tom Bilyeu. You may have munched on a few of his Quest bars before.<p>You …

Entrepreneurship

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

The skills you should learn if you want to be happy, according to research

"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable conclusion ...well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello," Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin and author of "The Emotional Life …