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Best Buy's CEO says he uses 5 criteria to decide whether someone's a leader

Best Buy's CEO has five criteria to determine whether someone is a leader.<p>"I've spelled out the five 'be's of leadership," CEO and chairman Hubert Joly told Business Insider. "I think it resonates with what we're trying to do."<p>Joly has led Best Buy's turnaround efforts since taking on the role of …

Leadership

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

Disability

Teens Are Leaving Facebook in Droves for This Way-Cooler App

Facebook is for olds.<p>Facebook's not cool anymore. Not according to the gatekeepers of all things cool: kids and young adults. An independent study released by research firm eMarketerfound that Facebook will lose 2 million users under the age of 25 this year. The research also found that less than …

Employment

Finding Your Preferred Leadership Style Will Make You a Better Leader. Here's How | Inc.com

We all have things we do well. We all have things we prefer. In fact, every so often someone writes a book about finding your inner strength and exploiting it. This might help some folks, but it's just about the worst advice you can give anyone leading a company.<p>See, peak performance leaders give …

Leadership

This Is The World’s First Graphical AI Interface

Designed by Argodesign and CognitiveScale, Cortex offers a glimpse at the future of accessible AI design tools.<p>Machine learning and artificial intelligence are so difficult to understand, only a few very smart computer scientists know how to build them. But the designers of a new tool have a big …

Artificial Intelligence

The 4 Kinds of Leaders Who Create the Future

Alan Kay, the educator and computer designer, famously declared, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” But what does it take to invent the future in such a turbulent and uncertain world? How do successful organizations build on their history, even as they craft a new point of view …

Innovation

How a data scientist protects his children from the dangers of the tech world

My daughter approached me after dinner recently and asked for my help in building her personal profile for an app that all her friends are using — a music video creation app currently topping the trend charts. While contemplating what information to include or whether to use a few ‘made up’ …

Why You Shouldn't Have a Personal Espresso Maker in Your Office (And Other Leadership Tips) | Inc.com

When it comes to leading a team, it's the soft skills then tend to drive the biggest impact. In order to be a leader, you can't just call yourself a leader--you have to earn it. You have to walk your own walk, and ensure that the very qualities you are preaching, you embody yourself.<p>To be a …

Leadership

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Gave the Best Leadership Advice in 7 Words | Inc.com

Well, I have to admit one thing today:<p>I underestimated what Satya Nadella could do for Microsoft.<p>When he first became Microsoft's CEO, the tech giant was in a mess.<p>Not only was it losing to its biggest competitors, there was a lot of infighting.<p>But Nadella turned things around.<p>Under his leadership, …

Leadership

Il devastante impatto dello smartphone su un’intera generazione di bambini

In quanto ricercatore nel campo delle <b>differenze tra generazioni</b>, noto come la domanda più frequente che mi viene posta è: “Di quale generazione sono?”<p>Se foste <b>nati prima del 1980,</b> sarebbe una risposta relativamente facile: la <b>Silent Generation</b> era quella dei nati tra il 1925 e il 1945; i <b>Baby Boomers</b> …

3 Reasons Millennials Don't Get Promoted | Inc.com

You don't get promoted for attendance. You get promoted for impact.<p>There is a huge misconception around how promotions work in our economy. For the most part, people assume that promotions are the result of time. The more time you spend at a company, the more likely you are to get promoted.<p>As my …

Leadership

5 Ways to Give Feedback That Inspires People to Grow, Not Shrink.

Feedback done wrong is worse than saying nothing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the best businesses, everyone knows where they stand. Holding someone accountable is strictly between his or her performance and the expected standard. It’s not about you and that …

Hurling

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

6 in-demand skills you can learn online

However, the advent of sophisticated technology — which propelled the development of many apps, software and social media — has made skills and knowledge easily disseminated and accessible.<p><b>Related: 8 Free Training Tools That Will Help You Excel at Your Job</b><p>There are countless websites readily …

Entrepreneurship

Parents, put the phone down — after you read this

OK, kids, a quick moment to gloat: As it turns out, it’s not just you; it’s us parents too. We just can’t stop staring at screens.<p>That’s the result of a new national survey suggesting that parents spend nine hours a day plugged into tech, with only an hour and a half of it dedicated to work and …

Why First-Born Children Are Smarter, According to Science

New research points to how parents change over the years.<p>There's a lot of research out there surrounding the order in which children are born. Studies indicate that firstborns hold certain advantages; for example, firstborns tend to have a higher I.Q. than their siblings and generally earn more …

Parenting

3 Daily Habits That Can Set You Up for Success

<i>Nela Canovic, productivity hacker, writer and entrepreneur, answered the question “If a happy and successful life is all about developing three good</i> …

Self-improvement

5 Secrets To Mastering Conflict

How you handle conflict determines the amount of trust, respect, and connection you have with others.<p>Conflict typically boils down to crucial conversations--moments when the stakes are high, emotions run strong and op­­­­­­­inions differ. And you cannot master crucial conversations without a high …

Self-improvement

10 Signs Your Boss Is a Great Manager (and You Shouldn't Leave Your Job)

For starters, how is your boss's listening skills?<p>Years ago, I was a member of a politically-charged executive team with each person pulling in different directions with opposing agendas. We were a mess.<p>While that horrendous experience was short-lived, it gave me a front-row seat to witnessing …

Leadership

Child psychologist: This is how to raise human beings who are ready for the real world

People are a little worried about the human species these days. Maybe it’s the rash of terrorist attacks throughout the world. Maybe it’s the tone of the presidential campaign. Maybe it’s because so many of us are suffering from a nasty case of empathy fatigue in response to the horrors humans …

Terrorism

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

Productivity

12 Habits of Horrible Leaders and How to Break Them | Inc.com

In leadership, everything you do counts. All eyes are on you, even when you aren't there. Employees feel your presence throughout the day because you set the tone.<p>This is what it means to be a leader--to be aware of how your actions and decisions impact others even when you are physically absent.<p>I …

Leadership

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and …

Wall Street

Science says parents of successful kids have these 16 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Self-improvement

Alison Gopnik deplores ambitious middle-class ‘parenting’

And most of us share her distaste for ‘hothousing’ and ‘helicoptering’. So why does her plea for a more nurturing approach seem so floppy?<p>In the American way, the child psychologist Alison Gopnik’s new book has an attractive sound-bitey title dragging a flat-footed subtitle in its wake: ‘What the …

Parenting

A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you're NASA.<p>But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average …

Why Women Are Smarter Than Men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn’t typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that makes opening this particular can of worms worth it.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), …

Emotional Intelligence

12 self-sabotaging behaviors exceptional leaders avoid

It starts with making choices based on "bone-deep, intuitive goodness," according to Tim Eskew.<p>Setting authentic goals and working hard are also critically important. Robin Camarote says, "Rarely do reliable go-getters stumble into exceptional circumstance."<p>Living the life you've imagined is …

Success

Done By 1: How I Created My Own Thriving Online Business Without Working Myself to Death

Just a little over a year ago, I found myself lying in the ER, alone, making a promise to myself that I would change, that I would get my silly back, and start living my life.<p>I'd been working hard - pulling in 70-plus hours per week for the past several years doing what I thought I "should" do: …

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success | Inc.com

Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to continuously seek mastery and reinvent …

Motivation