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Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Self-improvement

How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself)

Conventional wisdom says that assertive people get ahead. They tell people what they think, request the resources they need, ask for raises, and don’t take no for an answer. So what are non-assertive people supposed to do if their company’s culture rewards these actions? If you’re shy or reserved, …

Women's Health

Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed!<p><b>Week 1:</b><br>5-minute warm-up jog or jump</b> …

10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below</i> …

Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism

According to science, it’s good to be the nice guy.<p>I’ve written about positivity before, in terms of cultivating a positive outlook for yourself. What I want to write about today is cultivating positivity in your workplace, particularly if you’re a leader. By focusing on positive interactions with …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part II: The Dilemma of Coaching Yourself

What separates those who accomplish outstanding feats from those who don’t? According to author and researcher Joshua Foer, it’s the dedication and …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part I: Grit Is More Important Than Talent

In the late ’60s, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed a now-iconic experiment called the Marshmallow Test, which analyzed the ability of …

Self-improvement

Non-Awkward Ways To Start And End Networking Conversations

When I first started attending networking events, I was terrified to approach large groups of strangers. I watched some of my peers dive into these situations with ease, and wondered how on earth they made it look so natural. Meanwhile, I found myself sitting awkwardly alone, clutching a cocktail, …

The One Behavior That Guarantees Failure | Inc.com

I once sat on the board of a company that was trying to reconfigure the financial relationship that it had with its customers. The CEO was trying to transition from a work-for-hire model to one in which his company co-owned the products it produced and could resell them to other customers.<p>"They …

Customers

Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

<b>The noun resilience stems from the Latin resiliens "to rebound, recoil."</b> As a character trait, resilience is a person's mental ability to recover quickly from misfortune, illness or depression.<p>For most, life eventually throws us a major curve ball. Like millions, I have had my share of adversity. …

The Reality Of Being Shy

I’ve always been shy. When I was little, I hid in the other room whenever my parents had company, and now that I’m an adult, I still hide in the …