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17 Remarkably Inspiring Quotes for Leaders and Managers | Inc.com

As we all know, being a leader is not easy. Managers and leaders alike have to coordinate multiple facets of an organization, seamlessly keeping it on its feet no matter what obstacles you might encounter.<p>For those inevitable moments when leading gets tough, it's necessary for leaders to take some …

Motivation

These posters for national parks should absolutely terrify you

Conceptual artist Hannah Rothstein isn't particularly pessimistic, but when it comes to the future of our planet she's worried. That's what prompted …

5 Tried and Tested Lessons on Growing a LinkedIn Group

LinkedIn has over 380 million members. 2 new members join this social media site every second.<p>It would be an understatement to say that LinkedIn …

Marketing

How to Create a LinkedIn Post That 78% of Your Network Will Engage With

One month ago, I was helping my friend with his social media marketing. (He’s a digital agency owner.)“What social media channel is the most …

Marketing

7 Prefab Eco-Houses You Can Order Today

Ever since the early days of the 20th century, when Americans started buying kit bungalows and farmhouses from the Sears Roebuck catalog, the lure of …

All Aboard: 9 Railroad Cars Converted into Homes

In today’s culture of downsizing to reduce carbon footprints, tiny houses and recycled homes are getting increasingly desirable—in both conventional …

San Francisco

A 35-year-old and his wife ditched the rat race for a cabin in the woods and now live off the grid debt-free

Professional cyclist Dan Timmerman always wanted direct access to nature. Sitting around observing it from a distance was never enough. He wanted to be <i>in</i> nature.<p>Five years ago, Timmerman and his wife, Sam, bought a 10-acre property in rural New York and moved into a cabin. They have lived there …

Sunflare's new ultra-thin solar "wallpaper" can stick to any surface

Imagine being able to tape thin, affordable solar cells anywhere: the top of a trailer, the side of a building, or the roof of your car. Sunflare‘s …

Options For Going Off The Grid: Harnessing Wind, Solar And Hydro Power

With rising inflation and increasing prices on all utilities, it’s no wonder that many Americans today are looking for ways to cut costs wherever …

Renewable Energy

Protesters rally to save last green site in Lebanon's Beirut

<b>Beirut, Lebanon</b> - Protesters in Lebanon are trying to halt the development of the last piece of parkland in Beirut.<p>Foundations for a public hospital have already been laid on the edge of Horsh Beirut, but demonstrators say the $5m project funded by Egypt will wreck the area.<p>"Horsh Beirut is part of …

Middle East

Iran: paralyzed by environmental neglect

Iranian politicians like to refer to their country as an "island of stability" in the Middle East. But the country has severe environmental problems, …

Millennials, Here's Why You're Dissatisfied At Work

Dissatisfaction in our interpersonal relationships often spills over into our work. Especially when it is with our managers or coworkers.<p>I remember the first time I was a part of a big sales team my freshman year in college. I dreaded going into work and attending company functions, and avoided …

Time I

When America Was Most Innovative, and Why

The competitiveness of the U.S. economy depends on technological progress, but recent data suggests that innovation is getting harder and the pace of growth is slowing down. A major challenge in business and policy spheres is to understand the environments that are most conducive to innovation. One …

Siberia's Growing 'Doorway to Hell' Offers Clues on Climate Change

A new study suggests that the expanding hole might provide fresh insight into a warming world.<p>Some call it a doorway to hell. Or a portal to the underworld. Scientists call it a crater. But everyone agrees that it's getting bigger.<p>The Batagiaka crater in eastern Siberia, already the largest of its …

The Single Biggest Mistake You're Making on LinkedIn (and How to Fix It) | Inc.com

In sales and marketing, if you confuse them, you lose them.<p>Since your entire foundation on LinkedIn starts with your profile and your professional headline, you need to make sure it's three things: Functional, functional, functional.<p>What I mean by that is, prospects you encounter on LinkedIn must …

Business Development

8 Critical Career Stages Great Leaders Understand About Employees

“I think I need a new job,” a close friend who leads a regional office for a large global organization told us. “I used to love working for my company, but either I’ve changed or the company has changed. I just don’t feel appreciated like I used to.”<p>As leaders, we know change is unavoidable. Not …

Employment

If You Want to Create a World-Class Team, Research Says Focus on These 3 Things | Inc.com

Everybody loves a star performer. Whether it's LeBron James, Jack Welch, or Yo-Yo Ma, individual achievement is always held in the highest regard. So it's not surprising that managers seek to stock their organization with hard-driving "type A" players, who went to top schools and have impressive …

The Workplace

What Kind of Leader Are You? [Infographic] | Inc.com

The challenge with cultivating leadership is that everyone leads differently. We can have conversations about how Millennials lead versus Baby Boomers, but generalizations are often useless against individual personalities within the groups themselves.<p>It's worth taking a look at this fun …

Leadership

What a Study of 33 Countries Found About Aging Populations and Innovation

The populations of almost all Western countries are getting older, as the Baby Boomers, born in the 1950s and 1960s, live longer and have fewer children than previous generations. Population aging of this dimension is possibly unique in world history. No surprise, then, that it poses serious …

Is 2017 the year to ditch the term 'innovation'?

With the appointment of Arthur Sinodinos as minister for industry, innovation and science in the cabinet reshuffle, Australia can look forward to …

Deep Disruption (Part II): Three Key Insights For Igniting Creativity & Collaborative Sensemaking

With the massive, disorienting surge of digital technology and social sharing, organizations are forced to think more and more about managing …

Innovation

3 Areas Where Having “The Innovator’s Mindset” is Crucial

As I have contended for years, “Innovation” is about mindset, not skill set. How we look at the world, is how we move forward, learn, and create. In …

Pedagogy

How Middle Managers Can Boost Employee Engagement And Customer Experience

It’s pretty well understood that having a high level of employee engagement fuels better levels of service, a more engaging customer experience and better business results. Gallup research supports this and shows that firms with a highly engaged workforce experience tend to have:<p>37% less …

Employee Engagement

What Type of Leader Are You? [Infographic]

You may have experienced the boss who was too timid to be effective, or the coworker who seemed to be a natural at bringing people together around a …

Finding hidden leaders

Organizations should learn to hunt, fish, and trawl for the best talent.<p><b>Searching for the next</b> generation of business leaders represents one of the …

The 13 best secret islands on Earth

A 'contagious' quality distinguishes great leaders from the rest

One piece of research Merryman cites is especially intriguing. It suggests not only that a leader's humility facilitates better team performance, but also that this happens partly because the leader's humility trickles down to the rest of the team.<p>The 2015 paper, by Bradley P. Owens at Brigham …

Employment

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders Who Have These 5 Powerful Habits | Inc.com

Organizations far and wide have for years attempted to crack the code on what makes for a healthy and profitable work culture. Well, let me save you time and money and simply break it to you here: It is trust.<p>We already know this to be true from several studies. For example, Great Place to Work -- …

Leadership

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The long-term success of a company depends on its ability to spot and nurture high-potential talent.<p>But many a leader assumes that performance alone will carry the day--such is not the case. (Sorry, Justin Bieber. Behavior matters too.)<p>The truth is that top companies known for producing leaders …

Leadership