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There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Management

This Is How You Should Be Prioritizing Your Work And Life

Giving all of your time to what seems urgent will leave you exhausted. Here’s how to know the difference between what is necessary and what is expendable.<p>We all have priorities. Identifying them, however, isn’t as easy as it sounds. Urgent issues and misdirected intentions can get in the way of …

Time Management

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Photo Finish: The Best Irish Musicians In History

A small but eminently big-hearted country right on the westernmost edge of Europe, Ireland has a turbulent history and has lived through its fair …

10 Invaluable Travel Apps That Will Revolutionise Your Holiday

They're even more important than your passport (maybe)<p>Good holidays require planning. ‘Exploring’ a new city is all well and good, but you'll wish you put in the prep when you're ducking and dodging selfie-sticks in a mazy tourist trap.<p>If you actually want to immerse yourself in foreign cultures, …

Apps

The 15 Best Irish Movies Of All Time

For celebrating St. Patrick's Day–or for watching any time of the year<p>This St. Patrick's Day, you could head out to the bar at, oh, 8 a.m. and drink the day away, pounding green beers or taking shots of Jameson. Or you could be a sensible human and take it easy, retiring early and watching some …

College & University

The 25 Best Productivity Apps For 2018

From wrangling words to shooting photos, these productivity powerhouses will help you get more done in less time.<p>Sometimes the best way to escape from a productive rut is to switch up your tools. Whether it’s a simple word processor, a smarter to-do list, or a more efficient way to transcribe …

Apps

How to tell if you're asking a stupid question

A common cliché I often hear leaders say is, “Feel free to speak up! Remember, there are no stupid questions.”<p>I can think of a time when that statement was true. My second-grade teacher would remind us of this to build our confidence with adults, who at that time could be a bit scary to us. But in …

Self-help

Here are all the winners from the BAFTAs 2018

It was a big night for Gary Oldman and Three Billboards...<p>Last night saw the BAFTAs 2018 held in London, with <i>Three Billboards…</i> dominating the evening …

Your day-by-day guide for celebrating the Lunar New Year

The traditions associated with the Lunar New Year are full of auspicious meanings.<p>Ringing in the new year, also known as Chinese New Year or the spring festival, usually means following a set of customs passed down over generations in hopes of welcoming health, wealth, and good relationships over …

10 of the best island breaks in the UK

They are all just a short boat trip away...<p>Packed with spectacular scenery, wonderful wildlife and historic sites, our surrounding isles are calm, …

Read This Before Joining as Employee 1 to 20 at a Startup

Stacy La made the leap from design at Yammer and Microsoft to Clover Health, when the bootstrapped startup was only four people. Now, the company's …

Product Management

10 Caffeine-Free Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels Now

I am very much a coffee addict. For a short, sharp energy boost, I reach for my beloved caffeine. Every day in the UK, 55 million cups of coffee are …

How To Communicate With People Who Disagree With You

Research suggests oral, not written, communication works best.<p>We’ve all been there: those times you need to argue your point of view to someone who you know disagrees with you. You immediately go to your keyboard and start to type out that 280-character tweet, the Facebook reply, or a …

Social Media

The vital time you shouldn’t be on social media

Social media is having a worrying impact on sleep; we reveal the crucial time to stay away from it.<p>Today’s teens and tweens have built up an impressive amount of daily screen time. Figures put it at between six to eight hours a day for 11-15 year-olds, and that’s not including time spent on a …

Social Media

The Memories in Dolores O’Riordan’s Fierce, Fragile Voice

DUBLIN — If you watched MTV in the winter of 1994, it was impossible to ignore “Zombie” by the Cranberries. The music video’s director, Samuel Bayer, drew from a palette he’d used on Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and positioned the band’s lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, painted in gold, in …

Northern Ireland

Want To Be A More Confident Speaker? Tell A Story

You might get stage fright when you have to present, but chances are you’re already a natural storyteller.<p>Don’t like public speaking or giving presentations? You’re not alone–most people don’t. We’re fighting our primeval fear of ostracism whenever we stand up and begin to regale an audience. But …

Public Speaking

You Can See Unicorns in This Magical Place

Yes, they are very real in Scotland.<p>The Scottish are known for their adoration of myths and legends: ghosts, witches, magic, water monsters, and more fairy folk. The magical unicorn is perhaps their most beloved, particularly because it’s the country’s national animal.<p>Despite modern depictions of a …

European Travel

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks) | Inc.com

Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are more than <b>two</b> times as likely to give extra effort at work -- and to plan for having a long-term …

Employee Engagement

5 Habits That Let Emotionally Intelligent People Adapt To Anything

The ability to stay flexible and open-minded in uncertain times isn’t just a personality thing. It also depends on what you do.<p>Adaptability has always mattered in the workplace, but with automation on the march and many industries experiencing major upheavals, it may be a more crucial skill now …

Emotional Intelligence

The Most Important Tech Trends Of 2018, According To Top VCs

From saving energy to helping humans help machines, this year’s investments will try to help startups make more progress in areas that already matter.<p>As venture capital investing goes, so go startups and the technologies that those young companies develop. And so asking VCs about the investment …

Machine Learning

How to Get What You Want Out of Life | Inc.com

We all have dreams of what we want from life, but many of us have a hard time knowing how to achieve those dreams. Just wishing for something will not make it happen.<p>I've devised a six-step system to help guide my consulting clients in successfully moving from dreams to reality.It's a program …

Self-improvement

Top 10 destinations to watch for 2018

Malta<p>How strange it seems now that this former British colony was, until recently, considered most remarkable for expat retirees and red phone boxes. …

Top 10

Top 27 Productivity Hacks of 2018 | Inc.com

As 2018 gets closer, many professionals focus on what they can do better next year. Increasing productivity at work is a common New Year's resolution, as there is almost always room to improve anyone's practices.<p>To help you get started, here are 27 productivity tips to begin 2018 right.<p>1. Build up …

Productivity

This Is The Emotionally Intelligent Way To Handle Stage Fright

Rather than beating yourself up about being nervous, you need to acknowledge, and even embrace, your jitters. Here’s how.<p>You’re about to give a presentation, and for whatever reason, the words you’ve diligently practiced are not coming out. If you’re like many of my clients, you’ll probably start …

Public Speaking

10 of the world's most creative cities to live, work and play

When you work in the creative industries, the world is literally your oyster, as they say. With brilliant design studios, agencies and brands at …

Cape Town

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

Apple detox: Switching from an iPhone to an Android device without missing a beat

So you’ve decided that maybe the grass is greener on the other side, and you’re all set to make the trip across the Android bridge. In this guide, …

Google

Remarkable You: Here's the Best Way to Stand Out and Make a Lasting Impression | Inc.com

Let's start with the premise that you're good at what you do. Although your mama taught you not to brag, deep in your heart you know you're actually quite awesome.<p>Since talent and expertise aren't an issue, the challenge becomes standing out from all the other talented and experienced people who do …

Small Business

Europe's Most Romantic Road Trip Is Nowhere Near France

Croatia is extremely hot right now—but you should skip the bro-y yacht week and take a road trip instead.<p>Croatia is extremely hot right now, with tourism to this tiny Adriatic country <i>exploding</i>. According to one insider, the Medieval city of Dubrovnik, aka King’s Landing on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, has …

European Travel