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5 Inexpensive Office Perks That Give Huge Payoffs | Inc.com

It's no surprise that teams around the globe continuously look for ways to improve their workspace. We spend the majority of our week at the office, so it's important to create an environment that is not only productive, but also fosters creative thinking. Here are a few things that can be …

Employment

Parents of successful kids have these 12 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Self-improvement

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

Self-improvement

The best music to listen to for optimal productivity, according to science

Luckily, music can help put us back on a more productive track.<p>Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're mindlessly checking email or filling out a spreadsheet, adding some tunes will make your task go …

University of Pennsylvania

10 Things Successful People Do To Maximize Their Time

Successful people are great at making the most of their time. They understand that their time is equivalent to whatever money that can be made in …

Time Management

YOUR SUCCESS Is CLIENT SUCCESS: 25 Time Management Tips

<b>Tips and Tricks for Time Management</b><p>I get it. You’re busy, I’m busy, we’re all busy. We all have deadlines (including this blog post). We’ve all told …

Want to Be Successful? Try Arianna Huffington's 4 Pillars of Success | Inc.com

Whether or not you're a fan of The Huffington Post, there's one thing for sure--founder Arianna Huffington is a wildly successful entrepreneur, businessperson, and author. In 2011, The Huffington Post was acquired by AOL for the tidy sum of $315 million, and in 2014, Forbes named her the 52nd most …

Arianna Huffington

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Stack Overflow

15 Secret Shortcuts of People With Amazing Memory

Your brain is a pretty powerful thing, and yet, you can't seem to remember where you left your keys last night. There's a lot to be said for having a …

Rubber Bands

7 Ways to Learn from Your Negative Thoughts

<b>“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” ~Plutarch</b><p>I remember when I first learned about positive thinking. I was to observe …

Self-help

The Harvard Business Review Manager's Handbook: The 17 Skills Leaders Need to Stand Out

Publication Date: <b>January 03, 2017</b><p>The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills. Whether you're a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizes--a direct report's anxious questions, your …

Management

Paris plans to swipe London's finance jobs post-Brexit

"We want to build the financial capital of the future," Prime Minister Manuel Valls said at a hastily arranged visit to the annual conference of France's financial industry lobby Europlace. "In a word, now is the time to come to France."<p>France's financial sector has often complained of government …

European Union

An FBI Agent Reveals 5 Steps To Gaining Anyone's Trust

I had an opportunity to ask Robin Dreeke a few questions. Robin is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program and the author of "It's Not All About Me."<p>Robin combines science and years of work in the field to offer practical tips to …

FBI

Melinda Gates: Warren Buffett Taught Me How To Be A Good Friend

During his formative years Bill Gates was notoriously hard-nosed. There are many stories of his tantrums when he and Microsoft were young, such as this one: Microsoft employed a person to count of how many times F-bombs he would drop during a meeting, according to a former Microsoft employee. The …

Self-improvement

Richard Branson's 4 Rules For Making Difficult Decisions

Richard Branson, chair of Virgin Train's parent company the Virgin Group, writes in his book "The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership" that he was "stunned and baffled" that he could have lost the bid to FirstGroup.<p>He decided to stay quiet for awhile, meeting with lawyers and advisors to …

Miami Heat

Why You Should Never Say ‘I Don't Know’ At Work

Wrong.<p>As it turns out, saying "I don't know" can seriously hurt your credibility and make you seem incompetent, writes Jo Miller, CEO of Women's Leadership Coaching, Inc., in a column on The Muse.<p>Miller gives an example of a software engineer with a Ph.D. who kept getting passed over when …

Employment

Malcolm Gladwell Says Steve Jobs Became Steve Jobs Because Of This Personality Trait

According to popular author Malcolm Gladwell, an icon in his own right, Jobs didn't become a legend because of intellect, resources, or even 10,000 hours of practice.<p>Instead, as he explained on Tuesday at the World Business Forum in New York, Jobs broke through thanks to a personality quality that …

Silicon Valley

This Multibillion Dollar Fund Manager Looks For Three Things When He's Hiring Employees

The head of Temasek USA Boon Sim was recently interviewed by OneWire CEO Skiddy von Stade.<p>He manages a $223 billion portfolio in the investment company owned by the Singaporean government, and had some pearls for anyone just starting out their careers.<p>He talked about making the switch from an …

National University of Singapore

7 Unwritten Rules Of The Office Your Boss Will Never Tell You

But almost immediately, you will notice that these may be formal rules for how the company operates, but not everyone follows them. In fact, the more attention you pay to the workplace dynamics, the more you will realize that there are many unwritten rules that no one tells you about. As a result, …

Relationships

12 Things Successful People Do Over 3-Day Weekends

"Successful people recognize how important it is to take advantage of a long weekend to refuel their passions and recharge their batteries," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work."<p>They work extra hard the days leading up to …

Productivity

Here's A Ridiculously Simple Way To Impress Your Boss

But a new Harvard Business School-led study suggests that asking for advice makes you look more, not less, capable.<p>"Individuals perceive those who seek advice as more competent than those who do not seek advice," the authors write.<p>The reason: When you ask someone for advice, you validate his or her …

The White House

24 Ways To Influence Even The Most Resistant People

In "The Art of Seduction," popular author Robert Greene explores the ruthless tactics of some of history's greatest seducers, from Cleopatra to Casanova.<p>We've summarized Greene's 24 rules of seduction below, adapting them to situations you may run into in your career:<p>Your target may be a hiring …

Selling

17 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

In her book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific rules people need to understand in order to conduct and present themselves appropriately in professional social settings.<p>Here are the most important tips on how to introduce yourself, how to dress, and …

Etiquette

How Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, And Other Self-Made Billionaires Got Their Big Break

You call it a big break.<p>Every success story has one.<p>Even luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg, Steve Jobs, and Howard Schultz had a moment where the path of their future clicked into focus.<p>Here are the big breaks that helped these execs build 10-digit fortunes.

Sheryl Sandberg

15 Business Schools With The Best Return On Investment

If you're thinking about getting your MBA, several factors may influence which schools you target: reputation, alumni network, programs offered. And, of course, the big one — cost.<p>While top-tier business schools offer ample resources and invaluable alumni networks, is an elite MBA really worth the …

College & University

New Study Finds That People With Both Math And Social Skills Earn More Money

A recent study from the University of California, Santa Barbara, found that individuals who possess both strong math <i>and</i> social skills saw higher earnings over a 20-year period than individuals with only one set of skills, reports the Harvard Business Review. Additionally, the return on these skills …

Research

How One Investor Turned A Global Problem Into 900 Entrepreneurs

While traveling around Latin America, Linda Rottenberg noticed a troubling trend.<p>"I was noticing that there were no jobs," she said in a recent interview with OneWire CEO Skiddy von Stade, "and everyone I was meeting felt that they didn't want a government job, but no one else was hiring … And I …

Entrepreneurship

Business Development: Strategies for Growth

Business development can be a key factor in the growth and success of your company. Let me guide you through the steps to developing strategic and …

Business Development

More EMBARRASING Photos from Uhuru's tour of LUYHA land- Kakamega

This was a serious statement by the Luyha people, they comletely ignored the president despite pleas from the local county commissioner who send out …