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19 Inspirational Quotes From Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, Nobel Prize winner and anti-Apartheid icon passed away on Thursday at his home in Johannesburg at the age of 95. By any standard, <i>Madiba</i>, as he was fondly referred to by those who loved him, lived a robust, fulfilling and impactful life. Few …

How to Brainstorm: 9 Easy Rules | Inc.com

I recently came across a newly-published book, SmartStorming, which got me thinking about the dozens of brainstorming sessions in which I've participated. Here's my take on what worked:<p><b>1. Only invite brains.</b> Every organization consists of two general types of people: a) those who agree with the …

Brainstorming

If You Want To Be Successful, Don't Confuse Being Busy With Getting The Right Things Done

You can make an extremely credible argument that John Wooden is the most successful coach who ever lived.<p>He won ten NCAA national basketball championships–and seven in a row in a 12-year period—as head coach at UCLA.<p>And while you can find professional coaches, such as Red Auerbach, who did slightly …

SMALL BUSINESS SLAMS BALTIMORE COUNCIL FOR LABOR COST INCREASE

BALTIMORE (March 20, 2017): In response to the Baltimore City Council voting in favor of increasing the cities minimum wage to $15 an hour, the …

What five things can make sure you never stop growing and learning?

<b>1) Keep Trying New Things</b><p>Having lots of hobbies is one of the secrets of the most creative people.<p><b>Legendary innovators like Franklin, Snow, and</b> …

The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Setting Goals

If you are anything like me, you’re already thinking about the year ahead. How will it be different than this one? What might be possible? What do I …

Improve Your Life: 10 Things You Should Do Every Day

<b>10 things that scientific research shows can help improve your life.</b><p><b>1) Get out in nature</b><p>You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

17 Things The Boss Should Never Say

"Please, Sarah, you've got to be friendlier on the phones!"<p>As soon as I said it, several years ago to one of my employees, I felt horrible. It wasn't …

Customer Service

The Secret to Getting People to Adore You

I recently picked up a friend at the airport, and he enthusiastically told me, "I just met the nicest woman on the planet on my plane!"<p>"Awesome", I …

Social Media

4 Ways to Cultivate Leaders on Your Team

A significant aspect of leading your church involves cultivating the next generation of leaders within your staff. As the church grows, your ability …

5 Steps To Managing Emotions At Work - Let's Grow Leaders

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t …

10 Things to Omit from Resumes

Plenty of advice exists on what should be included in your resume. But, there’s not a huge amount of information out there on what you should <i>exclude</i> …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

7 Valuable Lessons From 7 Memorable Bosses | Inc.com

Every boss--good or bad--can teach you something, whether it's what to do or what to avoid at all costs. Here are just a few lessons from some managers who helped us along our life journeys.<p><b>1. Take time to ponder.</b><p>Donny Williams taught a young Chester this one day. He told him to go back to his …

Leadership

12 Things All Successful People Do

<i>“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”</i><p>Whether in business or life, we often walk a fine line between success and failure. Booker T. Washington’s quote highlights the inevitability of challenges on the path to …

7 Tips For Giving Feedback (and Making It a Lot Less Difficult, Too)

123RF Stock Photo<p>How do you feel when it’s that time to provide “feedback” to your team?<p>It might be performance feedback or development feedback, but …

Winners of Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn by John Maxwell

Herm Allen<br>Blake Atwood<br>david bartosik<br>Shana Basnight<br>Deborah H. Bateman<br>Amy Berger<br>Dan Black<br>Olu Burrell<br>Kathy Cremer<br>Dustin Dauenhauer<br>Jared Detter<br>Owen …

Drinking, Crying and Other Less Obvious Ways to Tank a Job Interview

I sat in traffic in Boston, Massachusetts one cold fall morning 16 years ago, cursing myself, cursing the cars around me, and cursing the world. I …

Employment