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10 Books You Must Read to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

<b>Bold – Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis</b><p>Exponential technologies are technologies that have the ability to generate change and improve lives in ways …

Articles about 6 whimsical kids rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often "disappointing and...<p>In the face of …

Logging

Big Data: The Management Revolution

Artwork: Tamar Cohen, Happy Motoring, 2010, silk screen on vintage road map, 26″ x 18″<p><i>“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”</i><p>There’s much wisdom in that saying, which has been attributed to both W. Edwards Deming and Peter Drucker, and it explains why the recent explosion of digital data is so …

3 Ways To Motivate Your Team In The Changing World Of Work

As the pace of change accelerates across the workforce, there’s a significant need for leadership to step up. Yet as the “Workforce 2020” study from Oxford Economics uncovered, barely half of surveyed CEOs said their leadership knows how to inspire and empower employees. That’s not going to cut</b> …

Employee Engagement

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

The 3 Questions You Should Ask Every Customer | Inc.com

One of the things that's interesting about selling is how different the process can be depending on your market. If you're selling straight to the consumer, the process is fairly straightforward. You need to get convince one person of the value of your service and close the deal. In B2B sales, …

Selling

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Retirement

The 7 Avoidable Sins of Weak Leaders | Inc.com

Earlier this week, I posted The Ten Commandments of Leadership, so today I'll describe the flip side of the equation: the seven failure-producing, deadly sins that leaders too often commit. Here they are, with my prescriptions for overcoming them.<p>1. Gluttony.<p>Ever hear the saying "he's a glutton for …

Self-help

Top 10 Marketing Books of 2014 | Inc.com

My previous posts have identified the Top 10 Business Books of 2014 and the 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014. In this post, I turn to marketing, where it's been a <i>very</i> good year, with numerous groundbreaking titles. Here are the year's best:<p><b>Subtitle:</b> <i>Power Tips for Power Users</i><p><b>Authors:</b> Guy …

Marketing