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10 essential books on personal growth to boost your self-belief

Although it might sound cheesy, self-confidence comes from within. But sometimes we all need a little boost. So to help give you a nudge in the right …

Drive

The latest news and updates about Google Drive, smart online storage and backup for your files, photos, videos, and more.

Co-CEOs...and Other Org Chart Disasters to Avoid | Inc.com

There are of course any number of contributing factors in the sad, sorry tale of the decline of RIM (known to most people by the name of their flagship product, the Blackberry).<p>One straw in the wind was particularly telling, however, and that was trying to run the business with two co-CEO's. I …

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not good …

5 Common Hiring Mistakes (and Their Solutions) | Inc.com

Selecting the right people is the ultimate pay-me-now or pay-me-later leadership proposition. Do it effectively now and reap the benefits of a high performing team later. Do it fast and cheap now, and pay the price later of increased turnover, underperforming teams, a diluted culture and drain on …

Employment

11 Interview Questions You Wouldn't Think to Ask--But Should | Inc.com

Everyone wants to make better hiring decisions. Most people focus on how well candidates perform in the interview: In theory, if you ask the right questions, you'll get answers that will give you insight into what the candidates really bring to the table.<p>The following companies use questions that …

4 Ways To Get Your Culture Working For You

<i>The following is a guest piece by Jon Katzenbach and DeAnne Aguirre.</i><p>It is striking to see how many chief executives see their most important …

Leadership

9 things you need to do to be seen as a fair leader:

What makes a fair leader?<p>Being a fair leader is no easy task.<p>Albert Bernstein is a business consultant and a practicing psychotherapist with a knack …

Laws of subtraction: Should you do less to get more out of life?

Life is so busy these days. In an effort to slow it down it seems we only end up adding more. Is less what we really need? If so, how do you even …

10 Easy Ways to Know You're Not a Leader

Last week I shared some advice for young leaders in my article on “10 Simple Practices to Help You Experience Your Future Dreams.” As I was writing, …

Robert Cialdini explains the six ways to influence people – Interview:

Dr. Robert Cialdini<p>Dr. Robert Cialdini is <i>the</i> authority on the study of persuasion. His classic book, “Influence” has sold millions of copies and is …

Why Employees Stay (and Why They Go) | Inc.com

As business owners, do we reward loyal employees to stay the course, or is jumping ship the way to get ahead? And if it's the latter, is this a business model for success or failure?<p>As the CEO of my online marketing company, VerticalResponse, I've spent the last 12 years leading and growing our …

Employee Engagement

Hiring & Recruiting: 10 Tips to Help You Hire Right | Inc.com

Hiring is the Achilles heel of all small companies, including mine. Good candidates are hard to find, and the recruiting process always seems to take more time than I plan for.<p>That said, over the last eight years, I've learned some tricks to reduce both the cost and time it takes to continue …

How to Give (and Receive) Positive Criticism | Inc.com

There is nothing pleasant about criticism. Even the best intentioned critique still stings. People like to be right, correct, and accomplished, and when they're not, it hurts to hear the truth, no matter how nice your critic tries to be. Still, those who strive to improve, value direct feedback no …

Self-help

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

10 Ways To Help Others That Will Lead You To Success

Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as you would think. As leaders, we often get too caught up in operations or our own problems to give people the help they need. However, in the last year, I’ve realized …

Obamacare premiums in California lower than predicted

Health insurers in California will charge an average of $304 a month for the cheapest silver-level plan in state-based exchanges next year, according to rates released Thursday by Covered California, which is implementing the Affordable Care Act there. But many residents will pay a lot less than …

7 Employees You Should Fire Now | Inc.com

Some months ago, Apple and Microsoft each parted ways with a high-profile senior executives: iOS software chief Scott Forstall and Windows president Steven Sinofsky.<p>The moves were just weeks apart and the stories were strangely similar: two remarkably effective and talented executives who were …

The Top Five Hiring Mistakes Every Startup Makes

<i>This is a guest post from Elli Sharef, cofounder of HireArt, a jobs marketplace that uses online challenge-based interviews to vet job applicants.</i><p>Recruiting is a top challenge for startups, and because staffs tend to be small, one bad apple really can spoil the whole bunch. In my experience working …

10 Quotes that Should Shape Your Leadership

Here are my top 10 leadership quotes from the Global Leadership Summit last week.<p>“An organization is not truly great if it can’t be great without …

What Leaders Know About Creating An Innovative Culture: A Case Study

Iron Man is a fictional superhero.<p>A.G. Lafley, the former chairman and CEO of P&G, is a real one. He took a proverbial, slumbering consumer products giant and turned it into a company that delivered $100 million worth of <i>new</i> products to market, quarter after quarter after quarter.<p>Many people …

Five Reasons Why Your Performance Evaluation System Doesn't Work

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is this: “Do you have any sample performance evaluation forms you can send me?” To be honest, I …

Make Your Office a Fun Place to Work | Inc.com

Creating one of the best places to work takes a lot of creativity and a small dose of arcade fun.<p>When we installed our game room at Rise, I thought it would be filled with people daily. (Who could resist the temptation to play Atari video games and foosball?) I peeked inside one day and found it …