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9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

11 Inspiring Quotes From Sir Richard Branson | Inc.com

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group--an empire of more than 400 companies that includes an airline, a mobile phone company, and a credit card company--sat down Wednesday with Inc. editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. Their exclusive interview kicked off Inc.'s GrowCo conference in New …

Space Travel

7 Common Excuses That Prevent an Employee From Being Great

It’s usually easier to come up with an excuse than it is to actually get something done. I’ve learned that many employees have the potential to be great, but they let excuses get in the way of their true potential. As a leader, it’s important to address these excuses and challenge your employees to …

How to Mess Up Your Company Culture

Successful small business owners know that building a company culture is key to growing their business. While it is something that takes a long time to build, a series of small mistakes can mess it up overnight. Here is how:<p><b>1. You always think you know better.</b> You almost never consult them for …

Is Success Killing You?

Everybody has heard at one time or another that too much success can get in your way. But it has been my experience that few people really appreciate how much that can apply to them – and how dangerous it is.<p>Once upon a time, there was a company called IBM that was so successful that it achieved an …

It Doesn't Just Happen: 9 Strategies for Creating a Leadership Development Culture

I’m at the Chick-fil-A headquarters today with Mac Lake and several ministry leaders talking about leadership development. Most churches do not have …

The Truth About How Much Workaholics Actually Work

Most people grandly exaggerate the number of hours they work–and in doing so, undermine their own productivity. Here’s how to track your real work time and make the most of every hour.<p>I first came to the topic of time not because I was interested in time management but because I was fascinated by …

What One Skill Do All Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed?

<b>Question by: Ashley</b><p>PERSEVERANCE<p><i>“Cash will run low, clients won’t close, team members will leave, the product will have bugs, and the roof will fall</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Do Your Employees Trust You?

They might like you. They may even love you. But can they be sure you’ll get the job done when the chips are down?<p>Why are some companies successful in implementing change while others struggle? Why can some leaders inspire people to work together effectively, while others cannot?<p>These questions …

How Do You Know You Do Not Have a Strategy?

Organizations that have no relevant strategy for the online world are in love with technology and content for its own sake.<p>Many organizations want a …

Marketing

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 …

Overcome the Complexity Within You

Although it doesn’t show up explicitly in any personality test, some people seem to be more prone to creating complexity than others. Instead of cutting to the heart of an issue, they tangle it further; rather than narrowing down projects, they allow the scope to keep expanding; and instead of …

Slow Down. It Might Save Your Business. | Inc.com

Sometimes, when I’m telling a young entrepreneur that slowing down makes a lot more sense than hurrying along what will most likely turn out to be the wrong road, I get the sense that I could just as well be talking to the radio. It might make me feel better, but it doesn’t really change anything.<p>I …

Customer Service

Five Tough Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Must Learn

Five years ago I was 22, ambitious and inexperienced, and ready to start life as an adult. I had just landed a great job at 20th Century Fox Films …

Self-improvement

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 …

Ready to Start-up? Ask These 5 Questions First | Inc.com

What happens when you're thinking about starting your own company? Often, there's an idea that begins keeping you up at night. It might just be a glimmer of an concept...or something you think should exist in the world that just doesn't. Yet.<p>While the idea is just in its seedling stage, you should …

Entrepreneurship

How Your Own Expertise Is Holding You Back

According to the Zen concept shoshin, in the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind, there are few. So try thinking like the former, using these tips.<p>How are entrepreneurs able to create new companies and inventors capable of bringing new products to market? It’s because …

How To Use Frustration To Create Something Amazing

If you find something that frustrates you, your choices are clear: Do something about it or stop complaining.<p>I met a really pissed-off doctor last week. And, wow, was it inspiring!<p>Dr. Jonathan Bertman launched his own practice in the late 1990s. Like so many others at the time, he got excited about …

5 Foolproof Ways to Get Through a Tough Task | Inc.com

Few things are as daunting as a blank page, a report you need to write, or a pitch you need to create. It's all too easy to find yourself staring at the large white window on your computer screen. Pausing to check your email. And staring some more.<p>As someone who makes a living by writing, I find …

Time I

6 Things Exceptional Leaders Do Better | Inc.com

What makes an exceptional leader exceptional?<p>This was the topic I had the fortunate opportunity to discuss recently with a class of graduating university seniors. Many of the students believed that future business leaders needed a new set of leadership skills that recognized the new global economy …

Self-improvement

The Problem With Charismatic Leaders | Inc.com

The study of leadership involves a number of different popular models, as I wrote in the book <i>Everything Leadership</i>. One that has been particularly pernicious is the Great Man theory, in which certain people are born to leadership and others... well, aren't.<p>Silly, right? Great leaders--and remember, …

Leadership

A Brief History of CIA “Ghost Money”

US/Saudi covert operations in Chechnya: Ricin, diamonds, Stingers

<i>by John Stanton</i><p>As the Cold War between the USSR and the USA drew down in the early 1990's, organizations/institutions used to fund proxy wars-and …

Ask a Sommelier: Which Wines Go Best With Chinese Food?

GalleryAsk a Sommelier: Which Wines Go Best With Chinese Food?<p>A BYOB restaurant is a beautiful thing; it's also fun to get takeout and be able to open wine from your own collection or favorite wine shop. But if Chinese food is on the menu, which bottles should you pop? Depends on if you're eating …

Wine Jargon: What is Minerality?

"Lick it," he told me, "Lick the rock." I had heard of this kind of thing before, but still, I figured that Thibeault Liger-Belair, winemaker and inheritor of crazy-good chunks of prime Burgundy vineyard land, must have been at least halfway kidding.<p>He wasn't. He demonstrated, turning an oblong …

5 ways wine can help you stay fit

Celebrity fitness trainer Adam Rosante shows Kathie Lee and Hoda a workout that’s right up their alley – one with wine! He shows them how to do squats, crab dips and sprints, all using wine bottles.

Do any wines go with Korean food?

<b>The question</b><p>I am from a Korean heritage and my wife comes from a Chinese heritage. When we cook for ourselves, it's always non-Asian fare and we usually have a full-bodied cab, carmenere or syrah etc. However, at times, when our parents come over or we go over there, we eat Korean or Chinese food. …

Dangerous Neighborhoods: 25 Worst Focus on Single-Family Areas, Not Inner-Cities

You're more likely to be the victim of violent crime in Detroit—specifically, in the neighborhood near the intersection of Livernois Avenue and West …

8 Things Really Successful People Do | Inc.com

Most people claim to want success. But not everyone is willing to do the hard work and the smart work to get there. Often opportunities present themselves and because people are distracted, they miss them or give up on them before things fully develop.<p>Truly successful people don't leave much to …

Self-improvement