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How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait | Inc.com

In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and discovered 11 unique companies from that bunch that transformed themselves into "great" companies, outperforming, at the time, the S&P 500.<p>Their secret formula? …

Self-improvement

Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free | Inc.com

When it comes to developing great managers, Google doesn't leave much to chance. The data-obsessed company famously spent years studying the attributes of effective managers for its Project Oxygen, determining that technical expertise was less important than less-sexy attributes like consistency, …

Goal Setting
Emotional Intelligence

What Is Project Management?

There is plenty of speculation available concerning the definition of project management. However, what is project management in actuality? What do …

Leadership

How Can You Become a More Compelling Leader? Make 1 Simple Change | Inc.com

As a leader, of course you seek to <b>engage employees so they're motivated to do their best work.</b><p>So you're well aware of the importance of communicating, After all, you spend the whole day in meetings: one-on-one sessions, team meetings, large-group conferences. So it seems you're always in front of …

Employment

How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of a small investment firm, I was surprised by the finding, but as I …

Leadership

Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work?

When we travel to a country that has a different culture than ours, many of us spend time learning ways to communicate and connect with the people there. We might look up the meanings of common terms and access maps of key attractions.<p>Similarly, when you first become a manager, it’s helpful to …

Management

How to Make Better To-Do Lists | Inc.com

It's the most basic time-management tool out there. So, why are most of us doing it wrong?<p>Lists are the most basic time-management tool we have. We all (obsessively) use them. They're supposed to help us prioritize our work and avoid feeling overwhelmed. But rarely do the lists we make do either of …

Time Management

This device will let you record all calls on an iPhone

Recording phone calls on an iPhone can be a pain. You either have to pay for an app that probably only works through a custom dialer (or the phone app, which doesn’t help if you need to make a call through WhatsApp, Skype, or a different service), or you end up using a tape recorder or another …

Apps

Red to release ‘Hydrogen’ smartphone that’s the 1st ‘holographic media machine’

Move over Samsung, Apple, and Google—there’s a new entrant into the world of smartphones. And this one is aiming to reinvent the way people look at …

Augmented Reality

Not Following Through? 3 Steps to Building a System of Accountability | Inc.com

As founders, it's up to us to decide what we focus on. This is sometimes a problem - because we all have biases. We focus on things that are exciting and fun to work on and put off the least enjoyable tasks until later.<p>I'm certainly guilty of this. In my last venture, I waited too long to fire the …

Leadership

iPhone 8 May Not Have Wireless Charging on Release Day

Sales analysts have cited wireless charging as one of the features compelling enough to help the upcoming iPhone 8 shatter sales records.<p>Now, the …

Mobile Technology

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions | Inc.com

For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts of great leadership.<p>Stripped down to its basic and most practical form, leadership has always been and …

Employee Engagement

This incredible mom created an enormous Nintendo-themed game room for her kids

You've got an empty room in your house, a couple of young kids who like to play Nintendo games, and a penchant for DIY projects. What do you do?<p>This, apparently, if you're anything like Scottsburg, Indiana teacher Rorie Lizenby:<p>Pretty intense! But Lizenby brushes off the project as little more than …

Retrogaming

An Amazing Mentor Can Help the Average Become Extraordinary. Here's How to Get One | Inc.com

Many of today's high school and college students obsess over GPA. They've been taught by their parents to look at a B or a C like a bad Yelp review--a black mark that can badly damage the reputation of their personal brand. As someone who graduated with a 2.6 GPA, I spent my undergraduate years …

Self-improvement

Is this the iPhone 8? Sure looks like it

Rumor has it, Apple has plans to dramatically change the iPhone 8. We’ve reported several of these, but to date, they were still just that: rumors. Today, we’re getting even more rumors, although these are from two highly-trusted sources in the mobile industry, and each seems to confirm the …

This Is the 1 Email You Must Send Every Week

There are few bigger time wasters at work than email. However, before you read any more of this article, it must be said, in the spirit of full …

iOS 11 beta 2 hands-on, ARKit demos, iOS 11 jailbreak, and other top stories of the week on iDB

Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is …

Apps

iPhone 8 Preview: Here's What's Know So Far

Apple’s iPhone 8 currently has an air of mystery surrounding it. Its appearance is a mystery, its exact specs are unknown, and we don’t even know if …

Mobile Technology

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times | Inc.com

Life is full of twists and turns. And, sometimes those twists and turns don't lead you somewhere pleasant.<p>There were two moment in my life where this couldn't be more evident. The first instance was when a construction accident almost prevented me from walking again. The second was when my …

Motivation

MacTrast Deals: iPhone Charging Station | MacTrast

Sure, you have to charge your iPhone, but thanks to this beautiful iPhone Charging Station, it doesn’t have to be an ugly process.<p>DESCRIPTION<p>Don’t …

Charging Stations

Video shows off over 25 new features and changes in Apple’s latest iOS 11 beta

Apple’s new iOS 11 software might not look like a huge update at first glance, but we can assure you that it is. The company has included thousands …

Original iPhone's First Four Reviewers Reminisce About Getting Their Hands on It for the First Time

With the iPhone's tenth birthday coming up this week, <i>CBS Sunday Morning</i> aired a segment today taking a look back at the development and launch of the original iPhone.<p>The segment from David Pogue includes a roundtable session with Pogue, Walt Mossberg, Steven Levy, and Ed Baig, the four journalists …

Journalism

iOS 11 Tips: Using Drag and Drop in Safari to Open Split View

A few weeks ago, I wrote a Tips and Tricks article on how to open and use Safari Split View windows. It’s a very handy feature, with its only drawback being that, if you don’t know where to look and how to activate it, you could easily overlook it and never know it exists.<p>In iOS 11, Apple has given …

10 Bad Habits That Could Be Stopping You From Getting Promoted | Inc.com

Too many people think that just being good at your job is enough to get you promoted. They think that talent is enough to make it to the top.<p>But surely, if you are good enough people will put up with some of the bad that comes with the package.<p>We're not all perfect, are we?<p>The truth is, it's often …

Self-confidence

7 Odd Things Successful People Do Over the Summer That Lazy People Do Not | Inc.com

What does it take to become successful--at anything?<p>I'll tell you what. It doesn't start with taking the summer off. That's for sure.<p>Summer is nothing more than a change in temperature--and if you live somewhere like California, then summer is even less noticeable. Sure, there might be once-a-year …

Success

The best Apple Music tricks and add-ons

Get to grips with Apple's streaming app.<p>With the iPod and the original iTunes digital store, Apple stood at the forefront of the digital music revolution. In 2015, the computer behemoth finally embraced the idea of streaming with the launch of Apple Music. Whether you're new to the service or …

Apps

Ninebot One: Cross Between A Unicycle And Electric Scooter

Personal transportation devices are becoming more and more popular. Commuters and people living in urban areas want transportation that is efficient …

Electric Vehicles