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

My fifteen years as a psychotherapist taught me about mental strength and the resilience of the human spirit. I saw countless people bounce back from overwhelming adversity and beat the odds.<p>One of the biggest lessons I learned about mentally strong people was that their resilience had less to do …

Self-help

LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner Just Shared Some Brilliant Career Advice | Inc.com

With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper level:<p>"Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one …

Leadership

25 Things Strong Leaders Tell Their Employees

A great way to step into your leadership power is to start saying things that you haven’t said before. The more aware you can be of your language, the more effective a leader you will be.<p>Too often new leaders are taught to concentrate on schedules, forecasts and milestones. They aren’t always …

Leadership

3 Ways to Overcome a Sales Slump In Your Business

Blaming your customer for a sales slump doesn't solve the problem. Instead, try looking at how your business can improve its sales process.<p>As a business and branding coach for bloggers and small business owners, I've sometimes heard an interesting take on why their sales are slow: It's the …

Watch the intense movie-style trailer for NASA's Jupiter mission

NASA's Juno spacecraft launched back in 2011 for a Star Trek-style five-year mission to Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Jupiter may also be the roughest, toughest planet around. The space agency released a movie-style trailer highlighting Jupiter's many intimidating features and …

Astronomy

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Why This Brand Expert Believes Every Company Should Practice Culture Management | Inc.com

Company culture is more important than ever. It sustains employee enthusiasm and keeps customers happy. It determines how employees treat their work and react to opportunities or challenges when the CEO isn't in the room. This makes it a "must-have" rather than a "nice-to-have."<p>But how many …

Employee Engagement

Build a Relationship, and the Sales Will Follow

Too many brands are obsessed with the bottom line. Just as consumers demand products and services when and where they want them, businesses want to …

10 creative ways families can use Slack

Swedish developer and nerd dad supreme, Peter Fjallstrom recently published a list of all the ways his family uses Slack, the integrated messaging …

Apps

PR for Saas: Salesforce.com founder @benioff shares 14 take-no-prisoner tactics | FINN

Salesforce is the original gangster of software as a service (SaaS). By proving that a streamlined product and cloud-based subscription model could …

120-Year-Old Photos of Space Were Just Discovered in a Basement

They're being used to show how space has changed in the last century.<p>A retired Danish astronomer recently stumbled upon a treasure trove of astronomical observations from the late 19th Century. The oldest images, taken from the Østervold Observatory telescope when it was first built in 1895, are …

Time Management: Tips To Better Manage Your Life

Drowning under a pile of emails? Late home from work again as you struggled to reach a deadline? You are not alone. It seems more and more people are trying, and often failing, to complete a seemingly endless list of tasks – and in the rush to do it all we can end up achieving less and feeling …

Time Management

3 key things that separate a leader from a manager

Having an applied universal system in which all members can follow and abide by is a great way to uphold standards, increase accountability and promote unity.<p>You need people whose responsibility is carrying out these systems and assuring that they are implemented properly.<p>Throughout time, these …

Here's the leadership strategy Nike's CEO uses to make employees smarter

Fortune quoted Andy Campion, Nike's chief financial officer: "What's fascinating about [Parker's] use of questions is that it leaves other leaders empowered to find the answers themselves and act on them."<p>That observation closely mirrors those that other Nike employees have made in the past.<p>A 2009 …

5 Steps to Grow Your Business Through ... Happiness

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Happiness sits atop the pinnacle of human needs and is the ultimate goal behind our lives' endeavors.<p>Even an entrepreneur’s relentless quest for a thriving business is fueled by the belief that his or her business will lead to happiness. …

Eleven things ultra-productive people do differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge–there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>We all want to get more out of life. …

This 'tediously accurate' map of the Solar System puts the space into space

In the words of Douglas Adams, space is big. How big? "Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." Peanuts indeed, but peanuts worth considering — especially …

6 Oh-So Pleasurable Steps to Eliminate Procrastination | Inc.com

One of my biggest personal challenges has been planning--and all the time-consuming details that go with it. My frustration would rise with each passing minute as progress was stalled on a project because of some task I hadn't done or a detail I had overlooked. In some cases, it immobilized me.<p>Over …

William Shakespeare

Touchdown! Comet Landing to Offer Clues to Solar System's Birth

The landing of a European spacecraft on a craggy comet will provide a "quantum leap forward" for our understanding of the icy bodies.<p>Scientists "soft-landed" a space probe on a comet for the first time on Wednesday, capping a ten-year, four-billion-mile journey.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta …

15 Simple Moves That Will Change Your Career

"Work-life balance" is like the flossing of life skills. Everyone talks about how incredibly important it is, but pretty much nobody's doing it. But, …

Work-life Balance

Microsoft Office Just Got Way Better on the iPhone

Do you like using work and productivity apps on your mobile device? Yeah, me neither, but Microsoft wants to change our minds with its new—free—apps …

Apps

Smart Calendar App Timeful Gets New Habits and Notifications

Timeful, a calendar app for the iPhone that uses behavioral science to help you optimize your schedule, has received a major update with smart notifications and new options for its habit recommendation feature.<p>You’ll now be able to schedule a habit multiple times in a day, so you can remind …

How to Deal with a Mean Colleague

When a colleague is mean to you, it can be hard to know how to respond. Some people are tempted to let aggressive behavior slide in the hopes that the person will stop. Others find themselves fighting back. When you’re being treated poorly by a coworker how can you change the dynamic? And if the …

In 2014, Resolve to Make Your Business Human Again

In 1960, marketing legend Ted Levitt provided perhaps his seminal contribution to the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>: “Marketing Myopia.” The article castigated companies for losing sight of the essence of their business, setting themselves up for challenges from competitors and, ultimately, for …

Google’s CIO on How to Make Your IT Department Great

Running an IT department is hard enough under any circumstances, but imagine doing it at one of the world’s preeminent technology companies. Your customers aren’t haplessly trying to set up their voicemail; they’re experts in technology and expect it to work.<p>In that sense, you might think Ben …