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Michiko (Michiko to Hatchin)<p>what show is this? Seems like something I may like<p>Right up top Gabby. It’s called Michiko to Hatchin and it’s a wonderful short anime. You should give it a try. It’s really good!<p>Holy shit, this animation is so fluid and GORGEOUS! I’ll have to check this out…

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How to Seamlessly Merge Teams in Different Locations | Inc.com

My 100-person e-mail marketing company VerticalResponse was recently acquired by a much larger company, Deluxe. From day one, we wanted our teams (and they have folks all over the place) to start working together as quickly as possible. But there were a few obstacles:<p>1) We're based in California …

How to Let Someone Go | Inc.com

Letting an employee go is never a good thing. But keeping a poor performer can poison your business.<p>You might think the termination is business as usual, but chances are the employee will take it personally. Face it, what we do at our job is big part of who we are. And being stripped of that …

How to Inspire Your Team to Bring Their A-Game | Inc.com

Every business owner, myself included, wishes one time or another that an employee would step up, stretch or otherwise do something to help move the company forward in ways beyond his job description. The question is: How can we make this happen? Even more importantly, how can we inspire all our …

5 Ways to Build an Extraordinary Team Culture | Inc.com

Employee teams are one of the best ways to get things done in any business. When you take a group of independently talented people and create a team in which they can merge their talents, not only will a remarkable amount of energy and creativity be released, but their performance, loyalty and …

Employee Engagement

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day | Inc.com

Want to make a huge difference in someone's life? Here are things you should say every day to your employees, colleagues, family members, friends, and everyone you care about:<p><b>"Here's what I'm thinking."</b><p>You're in charge, but that doesn't mean you're smarter, savvier, or more insightful than everyone …

7 Common Excuses That Prevent an Employee From Being Great

It’s usually easier to come up with an excuse than it is to actually get something done. I’ve learned that many employees have the potential to be great, but they let excuses get in the way of their true potential. As a leader, it’s important to address these excuses and challenge your employees to …

Use This Trick to Streamline Your Inbox

Productivity guru Jason Womack knows you can improve your email workflow--even if you check from your phone.

Want to Be a Better Leader? Put Yourself First | Inc.com

When my husband, Dave Kerpen, told me at the end of 2012 that he was ready to leave the CEO position at the social media company we co-founded my stomach immediately tied into 1,000 knots.<p>It wasn't because I wasn't capable. When we founded Likeable Media, I was the COO--which meant that I …

7 Simple Ways to Lead by Example | Inc.com

<i>“I serve with honor on and off the battlefield…I lead by example in all situations.”</i> -- Navy SEAL Creed<p>Navy SEALs are trained to be leaders, regardless of age or rank. To put it another way, they are trained to earn trust. As I learned with the SEALs, and relearn continually in business, people …

5 Ways to Know What Your Customers Want Before They Do | Inc.com

The number one worry we hear from our clients today is this: “I need to understand my customer better, but it's getting harder, not easier.” Why is that true for so many entrepreneurs? Let us count the ways:<p>Customers are less loyal and far less trusting than they used to be. This is especially true …

12 Rules for Great Customer Meetings | Inc.com

Sales great Brian Tracy once spent an hour with me one-on-one, coaching me on how to meet face-to-face with new customers. Here's a list of rules that emerged from that once-in-a-lifetime experience. Enjoy!<p><b>1. Do your homework.</b><p>Learn everything that you can about the customer. There is a wealth of …

4 Surprisingly Effective Things to Say | Inc.com

We all make mistakes, say the wrong things, and misjudge a situation from time to time. But not everyone will admit their errors, especially in a competitive environment.<p>Perhaps legendary leadership author and pastor John C. Maxwell said it best: "A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, …

The 1 Podcast You Should be Listening To | Inc.com

As a general rule, I don't care for podcasts. Most are dry, way too long and devoid of any good information. Enter The Boss Show. I didn't have high hopes when I clicked play, but I was soon hooked. It's entertaining, short enough to keep your attention and not drag on your day, and full of great …

Make Your Office a Fun Place to Work | Inc.com

Creating one of the best places to work takes a lot of creativity and a small dose of arcade fun.<p>When we installed our game room at Rise, I thought it would be filled with people daily. (Who could resist the temptation to play Atari video games and foosball?) I peeked inside one day and found it …