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Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

Why the Most Productive People Don’t Always Make the Best Managers

When a company needs a supervisor for a team, senior leaders often anoint the team’s most productive performer. Some of these stars succeed in their new role as manager; many others do not. And when they fail, they tend to leave the organization, costing the company double: Not only has the team …

Leadership

The 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Unfriend Someone

Sometimes a friend might not actually be worth the effort. Learn how to know if you should maintain or end a friendship.<p>When people come to see me for performance coaching and to make personal changes in their lives, one of the first things I ask them to think about is who in their life is …

Self-help

How Can You Tell Someone Is Truly a Bad Boss? Look for 1 Sign That Makes Most Employees Cringe

Research has found that these bad bosses fly below the radar undetected. That also makes them very dangerous.<p>If you keep up with my column, you know that I've covered the topic of bad bosses' impact on organizations for years. Most of what I've found and documented centers around toxic management …

Employment

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

33 Questions to Help You Overcome Shyness--So You Can Be Awesome at Networking, Speed-Dating, Mingling or Schmoozing

All it takes is a little courage and a couple of really good questions<p>I've got a confession to make: Inside this seemingly confident, frequent-public-speaking, supposedly outgoing CEO exterior is a very shy introvert.<p>As long as I've got a job to do (facilitate a planning session, advise a client), …

Networking

4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

Leadership

Following these tips could help you live to be 101 years old

A TV health expert says if you follow these health and lifestyle tips, it can help you live to 101.<p>Doctor Dawn Harper from TV’s Embarrassing Bodies …

Google Play

29 great Netflix shows that might have flown under your radar

For many original series Netflix has put out, the company's marketing has been either non-existent or subtle, allowing its viewers to determine what becomes a hit. In 2016, "Stranger Things" quietly became a phenomenon through word of mouth, with no major advertisements before it made its debut on …

Entertainment

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Bren Brown and the rest are featured on this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

Leadership

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

Success

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Nutrition

United Airlines' President Sent a Remarkable Email to Employees Yesterday. Here Are Two Takeaways

Every leader makes mistakes. United's president showed how to respond when you do.<p>It may have been the worst executive decision by a major airline in recent history.<p>And if you follow the airline industry, that's saying something.<p>Of course, I'm talking about United's recent move to replace quarterly …

United Airlines
Employment

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that the injury rate at Tesla's Fremont, California, plant was …

Tesla

You Should Focus More on Improving This Skill

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

Leadership

How To Get 250,000 Real Facebook Followers In Under A Month

Okay, before we get started, I want to differentiate between purchased followers and real followers on Facebook. You can do any type of Google search and find hundreds of websites that will have their robot and spam account followers go and like your facebook page in just a few hours. And if you do …

Time I

How to Manage a Narcissist

George, a senior executive of a large internet provider, was a participant in one of my leadership development programs. Although a very talented individual, he was seen as a nuisance within the group. He tended to monopolize the conversation, whatever the topic. All agreed that he was not a good …

Narcissism

One Thing All Great Communicators Have In Common, And How To Master It

What separates a good leader from a great one? You need only look to history to find the answer: the world’s great leaders have also been the world’s great communicators.<p>Wherever you look, whether it’s toward political leaders like Winston Churchill, social leaders like Martin Luther King Jr, or …

Public Speaking

Three Signs You're Becoming A Real CEO

There are two ways to become a CEO. The first and most traditional route is to work your way up through the ranks of an organization until you find yourself in the top leadership position.<p>The second and far easier way is to start your own business and name yourself CEO.<p>Of course, climbing the …

Leadership

You Actually Can Teach Employees How To Have A Great Attitude

Teaching attitude is something that a lot of leaders give up on before they even try. They say “Pat just is the way he is. He’s a little cranky, and he’s a little sarcastic, but I can’t do much about that.” But when you look at great leaders, they do teach attitude, and so can you.<p>The first step is …

Leadership

Escape Your Comfort Zone

<b>Andy Molinsky,</b> professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis International Business School, discusses practical techniques for getting outside of your comfort zone, and how that can develop new capabilities and experiences that can help your career. His new book is <i>Reach: A New Strategy to Help</i> …

Leadership

In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out well. Five minutes into the dialogue, the product manager, Françoise, started interrupting him with questions he was planning to address later in the pitch. As the conversation ran …

Leadership

7 Eco-Friendly Companies Trying to Save the World | Inc.com

Supporting eco-friendly companies is one of the best, easiest, and often most affordable ways to help save the world in 2017. And, more consumers and businesses are seeking to support companies and brands that are socially conscious, offering solutions that can assist with different social issues …

Sustainability

Top Off The Beaten Path Destinations for 2017

We are already one month into the new year and, if you’re anything like me, you’ve already given up on half (or all) of your resolutions. However, …

How Brands Like Nasa, Go Pro and Airbnb Use Visual Storytelling to Win Over Their Audiences | Inc.com

Visual storytelling is a cornerstone of modern day marketing. Instead of simply listing a product's capabilities, products are promoted through emotionally-charged narratives that engage consumers on a deeper level, and help them form emotional connections to the products.<p>Let's consider Skype for a …

Infographics

Bring in Outside Experts to Mentor Your Team

Organizations depend increasingly on independent, temporary workers, even for mission-critical work. We call this subset of freelancers who do strategic work in companies or nonprofit organizations <i>agile talent</i>. They contribute technical expertise that an organization does not already have to a …

Human Resources

How to Break Your 7 Worst Health Habits

We all have at least one not-so-great behavior we’ve tried (and tried and tried) to kick: Sucking down super-sweet coffee drinks every morning. …

Wellness

Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

Photography by Joe Munroe<p>Paul,* the CEO of Maxreed, a global publishing company, was having trouble sleeping. Publishing is an industry that’s changing even faster than most other fast-changing industries, but Paul wasn’t awake worrying about his strategy. He had a solid plan that took advantage of …

Management