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LinkedIn’s Career Expert reveals 3 ways to make your profile stand out

It's not too late to land the job of your dreams in 2018. I got in touch with LinkedIn's resident Career Expert, Blair Decembrele, to get a few tips on how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out, which LinkedIn courses help you to develop the most in-demand skills and how to tell your story on …

How To Organize Your Life, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

It's no secret that some people are naturally organized while other people — like me — struggle to even open their mail. If you don't have that whole …

4 Ways To Go From Manager To Leader

Perhaps you’re in a leadership role but don’t feel like you’ve earned the respect from your team. Maybe you feel like they don’t even like you. As a career coach to millennials, I’ve had plenty of new managers come to me, desperate to win approval from their team. It’s a classic case of manager …

Leadership

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success | Inc.com

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

Leadership

Everyone makes the same mistake with managing their time

If you're constantly frazzled on the job, logging super long hours with little to show for it at the end of the day, chances are good that you're mismanaging your time. But the good news is it's easy (enough) to reorganize your schedule and get back on a successful track, stat!<p>"There's a lot coming …

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Time Management

This 4-Letter Acronym Will Revolutionize the Way You Think About Leadership | Inc.com

She walked into my office and slumped into a chair.<p>"You don't have a clue do you?" she asked in an exasperated tone, with a few extra "colorful" words thrown in for emphasis. I didn't quite follow her line of reasoning. I was managing a large team of designers, writers, and usability experts. We …

Leadership

The One Set of Skills Every Leader Needs (but Many Lack) | Inc.com

The answer varies widely depending whom you ask. Whether you're talking to researchers or practitioners, there's not a lot of consensus. But there's one trait that most agree can mark the difference between a good leader and a great leader.<p>Strangely enough, it's also a skill that many leaders …

Leadership

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Uncommon Signs | Inc.com

If you've ever had the privilege to work for one, have you noticed how the best of leaders have their best people's interests in mind? I mean, they genuinely care about the goals, career paths, and personal well-being of their people.<p>By default, that statement may have just eliminated the majority …

Leadership

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable | Inc.com

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do -- only that you will be forced to respond. Even though they don't …

Motivation

The 1 Split-Second Thing You Can Do to Become Remarkably Likable | Inc.com

We don't spend a lot of time talking about it, but it's time we do: likable people succeed!<p>Surely, this is not a guarantee in every situation, whether in business or otherwise. But it is quite undeniable that there can be a strong link between someone's likability and their success.<p>Here's a …

Self-improvement

19 Reasons Why You're Stuck and How to Get Unstuck | Inc.com

Change is difficult for most people. Left to our own devices, most of us would rather carry on as we are. But if you're holding yourself back from your potential, or if you feel stuck where you are, life is telling you it's time to make a change. Often it's the most brightest, talented people who …

Self-help

7 Rules Naturally Clear Leaders Follow When Making Decisions

If you make decisions by consensus, you waste a lot of time. But if you make decisions without sufficient involvement, you won’t gain the cooperation and commitment you need for subsequent steps and successful implementation. How do naturally clear leaders thread this needle? They consciously, or …

Management

6 Honest Truths About Failure That All Entrepreneur Should Know | Inc.com

One of the biggest factors holding back new and aspiring entrepreneurs is the fear of failure.<p>The reality is that the vast majority of successful entrepreneurs have, at one point or another, failed at some kind of business challenge. Personally, I have had more business failures than business …

Entrepreneurship

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of them will point fingers somewhere, but the data I receive from exit interview reports, feedback instruments, and employee engagement …

Employee Engagement

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of</i> …

Time Management

Neuroscience Says Doing These Activities Will Help Keep Your Brain More Focused | Inc.com

Technology has made life so much easier and more convenient. I was literally speechless the first time I deposited a check to my bank from my smartphone.<p>But technology, unfortunately, has also made life more challenging in ways we never imagined. Studies have been saying for years that our frantic …

Sleep

If You Don't Follow These 7 Rules, Life Will Punch You in the Face | Inc.com

<i>What are your top 7 rules of life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, author, entrepreneur, podcaster, wall street investor, on Quora:</b><p>One time when he was whispering …

Wall Street

11 Nonnegotiable Rules High Achievers Live By

Setting big, audacious goals and completing them requires a significant amount of self-discipline. This means doing what you <i>need</i> to do before doing what you <i>want</i> to do. It also means knowing when to say yes and when to say no.<p>Each person’s nonnegotiable rules are what ultimately define their …

Self-improvement

11 Habits of Remarkably Happy People | Inc.com

Despite how appealing turmoil, negativity, and pessimism can sometimes seem, being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful than those who are not.<p>Check out these 11 habits very happy people do every single day, and start incorporating them into your …

Happiness

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself When at a Crossroads | Inc.com

A close colleague is wrestling with the fact that his business partnership is literally sucking the life out of him. He launched his company several years ago with a friend, with no real plan or path for growth, and now they have a highly profitable, $20 million dollar business.<p>The problem is, they …

Framing

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do | Inc.com

As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've realized that helping people "do more" of their good habits …

Self-help

3 Little-Known Hacks That Have a Huge Impact on Your Productivity | Inc.com

Ask yourself one question: If you could only work for an hour today, what would you do?<p>In other words, which tasks would be at the top of your priority list and which wouldn't make the cut? This is a question that I ask myself every day.<p>I live a highly nomadic lifestyle. I spend over a hundred days …

Time Management

Science Says These 11 Body Language Secrets Will Make You More Successful | Inc.com

If you're like me, you don't ever think about how you stand, sit, or move. But we should, because other people instinctively pick up on nonverbal signals we send.<p>And there's an even better reason to think about body language: Science shows we pick up on <i>our own</i> nonverbal signals. How we stand, how …

Self-improvement

12 Ways to Identify the Future Leaders of Your Company Right Now | Inc.com

Let's face it: At the core of every successful company is a team of good leaders making good decisions.<p>When you set out to identify future leaders to move your company forward, do you know what to look for? Could you easily identify what each of their futures holds?<p>Better yet, if you're not a …

Leadership

Are You a Great Leader? Answer These 7 Questions to Find Out | Inc.com

Take a minute and think of the best business leaders of all time. Now survey your list.<p>No matter who made your personal pantheon, whether it was Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Indra Nooyi or Richard Branson, I'm willing to bet there are plenty of diverse personalities on your list.<p>For every exceptional …

Leadership

The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance (It's Going to Surprise You) | Inc.com

Imagine you could have a skill where--in any given conversation with colleagues, clients, or subordinates--you could be keenly aware of, and even experience, their feelings and thoughts.<p>Sounds like some X-Men-like psychic superpower right? Well, what if I told you that anyone can have this uncanny …

Empathy

5 Signs Someone Has True Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

There is a big difference between someone who is confident and someone who is self-aware, someone who is socially intelligent and someone who is emotionally intelligent. Being skilled in your field or talented with your craft is not emotional intelligence--and this is what so often gets forgotten. …