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Need to Create Energy at Your Next Meeting? 8 Exercises That Will Break the Ice and Build Teamwork

Pause the presentation and give meeting participants the chance to . . . participate<p>Planning a major meeting? If the agenda consists of nothing more than presentation after presentation, you know what's going to happen: Participants will struggle to stay awake. Most people will multitask or just …

Customer Service

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

10 Essential Qualities for Living an Authentically Empowered Life

Success is the process of becoming the best version of yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be powerful in the business world you must possess the essential qualities that will guarantee to keep you ahead of the game. The majority of people do not reach the …

Self-improvement

The difference between being successful and very successful is always the same — and that's why it's so hard

But there's a problem. Sustaining success, and going <i>beyond</i> success is nearly impossible for most people. Hence Greg McKeown, author of "Essentialism<i>,"</i> questions, "Why don't successful people and organizations automatically become very successful?"<p>McKeown's answer is succinct: <i>Success is a catalyst</i> …

Motivation

The Web Is Basically One Giant Targeted Ad Now

Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report shows how apps and interfaces leverage data to exploit our weaknesses.<p>Ads used to just be ads. They were signs on the side of the road, or in our browsers. They were something that could be ignored. Visually loud, sure, but they weren’t a fundamental part …

Apps

Why Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Google, and a Harvard Expert Say Colleges and Universities Are Broken | Inc.com

Malcolm Gladwell couldn't be more clear in his podcast about a school ranked by some as the number one liberal arts college:<p>There's only one solution. If you're looking at liberal arts colleges, don't go to Bowdoin. Don't let your kids go to Bowdoin. Don't let your friends go to Bowdoin.<p>Gladwell's …

Self-improvement

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

Self-improvement

8 qualities that will help you be great in any relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Do you ever wonder how some people seem so natural and at ease in relationships, while others really struggle to maintain them?<p>Is it a difference in temperament, like introversion or extroversion?<p>It could be, but as a psychologist, I can say the approach to relationships for each temperament is …

Self-awareness

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Japan

How I Wake Up in Under 1 Minute Every Day | Inc.com

For decades, I'd take at least 20 minutes to get out of bed, often 40 minutes or more.<p>But since November, I've gotten out of bed in under 60 seconds, without fail, each day, at 6:15 a.m. I've made it my habit to turn off my alarm, which is across my room from my bed, while it still says 6:15.<p>I …

Time I

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Writing

6 Ways to Fix Your Organizational Culture (and Attract Millennials) | Inc.com

You start a business with an idea, a product or a service. But you can't grow it without people. Creating a great culture--that puts people first and gives them opportunities--is paramount.<p>What 1981 can teach you about 2017<p>And this isn't a new idea. I was watching the documentary Silicon Cowboys on …

Wall Street

Leadership Isn't About Title or Position, But Your Ability to Influence Others

Are people in management roles necessarily leaders? Leadership skills are subjective – you can have many different styles that work to varying …

Leadership

Why Your Own Resilience Matters Less Than Your Team’s

It’s time to think of resilience as a group process, not a personal quality.<p>After many years studying hundreds of babies born on Kauai, Hawaii, beginning in 1955, psychologists Emmy Werner and Ruth Smith discovered something surprising. Of the children deemed “at risk” due to their family …

Leadership

The best true wireless headphones so far

<i>By Lauren Dragan</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>We tested 11 of the …

Consumer Tech

15 Ways to Empower Others in 15 Minutes

<i>“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.” – Lao …

Exclusive: The Caavo streaming box is built on a gamechanging machine vision for TV

Something huge is happening here<p>The Caavo TV box was announced yesterday in an live demo with <i>The Verge</i>’s own Lauren Goode and Walt Mossberg at Code Media — it’s not <i>exactly</i> a streaming box, but rather a universal control system for every other streaming box you might have. You can plug in an Apple …

Televisions

How Cognitive Biases Can Mess With Your Management Skills

You are alone sitting in a carriage on a train late at night. You are tired, but try to stay awake. The graffiti offer a mild distraction, but you’ve read it all before, nothing new. Your laptop bag is on the seat next to you wobbling slightly as it tries to stay upright on the torn seat and with …

Critical Thinking

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Too many business leaders today are out of touch with the employees they lead. Edelman estimates that one in three employees doesn’t trust their employer — despite the fact that billions are spent every year on leadership development. Part of the problem: Our primary method of developing leaders is …

Leadership

The Absolute Best Bowls for Fat Loss

Toby AmidorBy Toby Amidor, MS, RDChocolate PB BowlGet the recipe, plus 9 more "bowl" ideas for fat loss.

Chocolate

Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>January 03, 2017</b><p>Not all collaboration is smart. Make sure you do it right. Professional service firms face a serious challenge. Their clients increasingly need them to solve complex problems--everything from regulatory compliance to cybersecurity, the kinds of problems …

Management

Someone Recut The 'Elf' Trailer As A Thriller, And It’s Terrifying

“Elf” just got evil.<p>The 2003 fantasy/comedy movie takes a very dark turn in this spoof trailer, which recuts it as a thriller.<p>Instead of being a carefree elf searching for his biological father in New York City, Will Ferrell’s lead character Buddy is something altogether more sinister.<p>Mashable’s …

Entertainment

Boost Productivity by Getting More Rest and Working Shorter Days

The evidence is mounting that working until you're groggy is a losing strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sweden is switching to a 6-hour workday with 25 percent boosts in productivity. But how? Paradoxical as it seems -- more rest is the key to more work.<p>“The …

Time Management

The 4 Types of Meditation for Beginners: Which Is Right for You? | Inc.com

In our always-on world, meditation is frequently touted as the solution to nearly all that ails us, from a lack of focus to a sense of being overwhelmed. And better yet, experts claim getting started is neither time consuming nor difficult. All you need is a set of lungs and a few minutes a day to …

Meditation

Do You Need to Develop Emotional Intelligence? Here's the One Question You Need to Answer

Instead of a test that invites you to compare your EQ with others, I encourage asking a single question.<p>Although it's gained popularity in recent years, the topic of emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ) is still new to many. Since emotions play such a large role in our ability to make …

Emotional Intelligence

Things I wish I knew about project management a couple of years ago

They say it’s better to learn things the easy way. But sometimes, a hard way is the only way. The easy way being — learning from others’ mistakes. …

The 12 best space video games ever made

Most kids have wanted to go to space at some point, but becoming an astronaut is not for the weak of heart. Many of us instead end up living out our …

I'm A Doctor Who Treats Anxiety. This Is How I Center Myself Every Morning

After watching this morning routine, our new goal is to wake up before the alarm goes off. That's how Dr. Ellen Vora knows she truly got enough sleep …

21 of the most creative résumés we've ever seen

To combat that, many job seekers with coding and design experience go to extreme — and extremely creative — lengths to stand out and demonstrate their skills.<p>It's a risk: Not every hiring manager is going to be on board with an unconventional approach. But as the creators of these masterpieces …

Employment