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Life Out Loud: Wayne Gretzky | by Wayne Gretzky

Andy Warhol. Ping pong. The psychology of “the safehouse.” The benefits of a 28-year marriage. The guilt of chasing down your hero.<p>This is not your …

Not Becoming a Toxic Workplace Comes Down to Avoiding These 8 Hated Behaviors

Once you identify that you work here, here's what to do next.<p>Any good executive or owner of a company knows that culture is king. It's in your best interest to build an organization where shared values and virtues are held firmly, and where jerks, bullies, and troublemakers don't thrive.<p>Reason …

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Bren Brown and the rest are featured on this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

The Only Way to Argue That Actually Works

Want the best idea to win -- and to build a better team in the process? Start by learning to argue the right way.<p>I walked into the meeting with seven other supervisors feeling sure it would turn ugly.<p>We had completed performance evaluations for our employees, and now our job was to decide -- as a …

These Movies Are Way Kinkier Than Fifty Shades Freed

When <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> was published in 2011, you couldn't go more than a few feet without seeing someone reading it (or reading it behind another …

Sex and the City

The 24 most obnoxious ways for the Patriots to win Super Bowl 52

Now that a nation has placed its hopes in another New England opponent, all that’s left is to find out how badly this will hurt.<p><b>24.</b> Patriots win via last-minute one-point safety.<p><b>23.</b> Patriots win and cover via last-minute one-point safety.<p><b>22.</b> MVP trophy ceremony delayed until Tom Brady is safe in …

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

Couple Sends Wedding Photographer 30-Page Critique of Their Photos

Ah, the joys of dealing with difficult clients as a wedding photographer. A dissatisfied newlywed couple in Hong Kong recently sent their wedding …

3 Simple Time-Management Tricks to Boost Your Employees' Productivity | Inc.com

As a leader, it's your responsibility to help everyone on your team do more of their best work. This means coaching them to prioritize their work, giving them the insights they need to spend time wisely, and most of all, making sure you're not getting in their way.<p>But with all the other tasks on …

Time Management

Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them the 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do | Inc.com

A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is one that's extremely hard to pull off: humility.<p>But fair warning: If you're in charge of people, and you think you've arrived at the top of the humility mountain, I …

Leadership

This Terrible Management Trait Is the Top Reason Employees Leave | Inc.com

Research, exit interviews, and our own experiences tell us over and over again that the number one reason employees leave a job is their direct manager.<p>But why? What are managers doing (or not doing) that prompts employees to look for a way out?<p>It's poor communication skills. Specifically, they …

Employment

Sorry, Your Cool Office Space Isn't Helping Your Company Culture (But These 3 Things Will) | Inc.com

Company culture can make or break your business. Current company trends could lead you to believe that nap rooms, pool tables, and endless snacks are the keys to a strong culture. However, if your company's culture is toxic, adding a new ping-pong table or snack bar won't help. That's the …

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions | Inc.com

For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts of great leadership.<p>Stripped down to its basic and most practical form, leadership has always been and …

Employee Engagement

7 Leadership Habits That Are Demoralizing Your Team Without You Realizing It | Inc.com

Every business leader realizes their primary objective is to motivate people to do what is required, yet all of us with any experience in business tend to remember most those times when we felt highly demotivated by our leaders.<p>Since I can't imagine any leader demoralizing their team intentionally, …

Team Building

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader | Inc.com

Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to you--which means you need to find inspiration and motivation inside yourself.<p>At the same time, though, it's possible to …

Leadership

Legends Football League player punctuates 106-0 victory by motorboating female fan

As Roger Goodell pats himself on the back for the NFL's latest touchdown celebration policy changes, a Legends Football League player has taken …

Roger Goodell

This 17-Year-Old Sums Up in 1 Paragraph What Great Leadership Looks Like | Inc.com

If you follow my column, by now you're familiar with the ethos of servant leadership, which I often write about and firmly believe to be the best leadership philosophy on the planet.<p>But don't just take my word for it. The CEOs of some of the best and brightest companies in the world -- including …

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

Diamondbacks’ Chris Iannetta took a fastball to the face, and the photo is so brutal

The Diamondbacks’ Chris Iannetta took a 93 mph fastball straight to the face on Friday night during their 11-4 win over the Pirates.<p>The video is tough to watch.<p>The photo looks even worse.<p>After the game, the Pirates player who threw that pitch, Johnny Barbato, said he felt awful about it and that …

Concussion

Tom Brady makes hilarious motivational speech about playing until he’s 75

Tom Brady is the cover athlete for <i>Madden 18</i>, and he’s having a blast poking fun at the “Madden curse” that some of his fans are freaking out about.<p>First, he made a video laughing at the curse and saying superstitions are ridiculous — he broke a mirror and everything. Now, he has another video out …

Tom Brady

The 7 Skills Every Millennial Leader Needs to Succeed | Inc.com

While leading is a skill that can be developed and improved, the best leaders have skills that help them better manage their teams.<p>A group of more than 330,000 bosses, peers, and employees were asked to rank the top skills that great leaders--including <i>millennial</i> leaders--should possess. From the …

Leadership

20 Powerful Ways That Will Lead Your Team to Greatness | Inc.com

You've probably heard the proverb that says "If you want to fast, go alone; if you want to go far go together." Most often, the greatness in a great team starts from the leader, the one who sets the standards.<p>In my new book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Comes Between You and Your Greatness</b>, I illustrate …

9 Things Every Great Manager Knows | Inc.com

Running multiple facets of an operation--especially when so many people are involved--is never an easy task. While we all might think that we have the capacity to be great managers, at the end of the day, it takes a lot of knowledge to manage a whole staff efficiently and effectively.<p>Here are 9 …

7 Complaints Employees Will Keep Saying to a Bad Leader | Inc.com

Leadership is an ongoing evolution in thought and process, not a mere title or role.<p>To be a great leader, you have to constantly adjust your ears and stay attuned to your employees, listening carefully to what they say. Thankfully, they always tell you what they think one way or another. If you …

Leadership

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs | Inc.com

If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at work.<p>If your company is part of this dismal predicament and …

Employee Engagement

10 LIFE LESSONS FROM FIGHT CLUB

Super inspired from the movie ‘FIGHT CLUB’– in terms of how to conquer my personal fears in life, how to break free from societal bullshit, and to …

Hello Cassette My Old Friend…

On rare occasions, I come across a product that stops me in my tracks, and makes me all starry eyed like a little child. After a long time, the Elbow …

7 Things the Most Successful Leaders Give Away Every Day | Inc.com

Just because someone sits in a leadership position doesn't mean he or she will be any good at inspiring others to do good work. It all depends on what a leader is willing to give. That's according to Major General Mike Diamond, U.S. Army (retired) and coauthor of "The Diamond Process: How to Fix …

U.S. Army

8 Conversational Habits of Smart Communicators (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

The digital era is causing a slow degeneration in our ability to verbally communicate. Specifically, the part of verbal communication that doesn't require words -- active listening.<p>This affects all generations, not just Millennials. As a Gen-Xer myself, I fully admit that being connected 24/7 to …

Text Messaging

How Can You Spot Really Good Leaders? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily | Inc.com

Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.<p>Your next thought may be, <i>How in the world did he (or she) make it this far up the ladder?</i><p>It's a fair question. People are promoted into leadership …

Employee Engagement