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5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employee Engagement

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

How To Win Against A Competitor's Low-Ball Price Bid

Sometimes a competitor makes an offer so aggressive that even your loyal customers can’t ignore it. Though they may love your product, your people, your brand, and what you stand for, there is just too much money at stake. How can you win without dropping your price and playing to their …

Coffee

Follow These 3 Rules For Making Decisions and Your Business Will Never Stop Growing

Paralysis by analysis stops so many entrepreneurs from becoming successful.<p>Over the years, I have encountered a lot of managers, directors, vice presidents, and (even) C-level executives who have a hard time "pulling the trigger" on a decision.<p>This is how a "culture of indecision" spreads like …

Leadership

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Self-improvement

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Online

10 things you never need to refrigerate

Have you ever opened your refrigerator and realized that you couldn't find what you were looking for because it was overflowing with miscellaneous items? If so, you're in good company. The majority of households pack items into the fridge that simply don't need to be there. Here's a list of 10 …

Spices

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

Before you even think of working with a renovation pro, consider this insider intel from our panel of expert contractors.<p>Q: What are the most common …

What If, One Day, You Honestly Portrayed the 'Dark' Side of Building Your Company?

Supermodels are posting images of themselves sans makeup; they're displaying their stretch marks. Maybe you should do the same when hard times hit your company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What happens when the only news that founders share is good news, leaving out …

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8 Parenting Habits to Encourage Your Kid's Entrepreneurial Spirit | Inc.com

<i>How do I raise entrepreneurial kids? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Cameron Herold, Coach to CEOs & Entrepreneurs, Speaker on TED.com, on Quora:</b><p>As a kid, I didn't do well in …

Entrepreneurship

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018 | Inc.com

Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are some of my favorites that will be released in the next few months.<p>(If you see a few books you like, consider pre-ordering instead of waiting until the …

Stephen King

Parenting Hero helps parents figure out how to talk to their kids

Parenting Hero is an app created on the premise no matter how many parenting books you read, a lot of that knowledge vacates your brain when faced with an indignant child on the verge of a meltdown. The app, currently available on iOS, takes tenets from the book “How to Talk So Little Kids Will …

Parenting

Unlike IBM, This Company Figured Out How to Make Working from Home Happy and Productive for Everyone | Inc.com

Many people get excited about the prospect of working at home in their pajamas. But few companies have really figured out how to make this work. It’s so difficult that IBM, the company that pioneered the idea of telecommuting, recently announced it would end the program. Yahoo, Bank of America, and …

Employee Engagement

It Takes Years to Build a Great Company Culture, But Only Seconds to Destroy It. Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes | Inc.com

A company's culture is a byproduct of the decisions it makes or fails to make.<p>It doesn't matter how many cool "principles" are posted on LinkedIn or what doctrine is painted on the wall if, when the rubber meets the road, no employees are abiding by them. No matter how small or insignificant the …

Management

Zipline's Drones Are Delivering Blood to Hospitals in Rwanda

The American Drones Saving Lives in Rwanda<p><i>Zipline technicians prepare the Zipline drone for launch at the company’s headquarters in Muhanga, Rwanda.</i> …

Zip-lines

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | Inc.com

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their …

Employee Engagement

What are mental models and why are they important in UX design?

<b>Our UX Researcher George Kalyvas gets his head around the complex, intangible world of mental models.</b>In this deep dive we’ll be asking, what is a …

Architecture’s UX Problem

Research shows people don’t understand how to use high-performance buildings. Does architecture need a UX breakthrough?<p>Julia K. Day remembers the moment she got interested in understanding how people use architecture. Day, who is now an assistant professor in Washington State University’s School of …

Tech Industry

Yale architecture students designed this prefab home for the homeless

The home is located in New Haven’s Upper Hill neighborhood<p>First-year graduate students at the Yale School of Architecture are tasked with designing and building a structure to help combat homelessness in New Haven, Connecticut.<p>For this year’s program, called the Jim Vlock Building Project, the …

Architecture

The 5 Levels of Delegation You Need to Know to Lead Well | Inc.com

In a prior article, I talked about the power of using the 70% rule when it comes to delegating tasks to your employees. I also discussed how you need to assess the critical nature of an issue - whether it's below the waterline or not - when it comes to delegating.<p>But there's actually another …

Leadership

5 Cringeworthy Mistakes Managers Often Make, According to Their Employees | Inc.com

Two years ago on LinkedIn, I conducted an informal leadership survey to get to the bottom of how employees feel about their managers. I asked them a simple question: What is the one mistake your manager makes more frequently than others?"<p>Over 300 responses later, I was able to break down the data …

Leadership

Developing Employees in Like Brushing Your Teeth

Helping others develop, learn and grow. It may be among the most fundamental responsibilities human beings have to one another. And it’s played out …

Employee Engagement

4 Things Elon Musk Always Does When He Runs a Meeting (and You Should, Too) | Inc.com

<i>"How does Elon Musk run his famously efficient meetings?" originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Isabelle Daigle, marketing at Hello Focus, on Quora:</b><p>Dazzlingly effective CEOs are equipped …

CEOs

Want to Develop Your Employees? Don't Miss These 8 Teachable Moments | Inc.com

Our greatest responsibility as a leader is to help others become better versions of themselves (our second greatest is to appoint someone to run the March Madness brackets for the office pool).<p>Great leaders are always on the lookout for opportunities to ply this trade, alert for tell-tale teachable …

Leadership

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional | Inc.com

Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> sense of the word.<p>Branson expands further on his own Virgin blog:<p>"Communication makes …

Bill Gates

The Book Every Entrepreneur Should Read This Year | Inc.com

Failing fast is a popular concept. So is creating a minimum viable product. In the internet economy, speed is everything.<p>Or not.<p>What if you want your products, your services, or simply your thoughts to last--and pass the test of time?<p>That's the premise of Ryan Holiday's outstanding new book,</i> …

Self-improvement

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Give Them the 7 Things They Need the Most | Inc.com

In the quest to crack the code on employee engagement, companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on wasted efforts to "develop their leaders."<p>Since leadership development is broad, it needs to be clearly defined for business outcomes. The common denominator is teaching managers the …

Employee Engagement

This 12-time Olympic medalist reveals her ultimate 6.5-minute ab workout that helps keep her fit

Five-time Olympic swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres demonstrates her ultimate ab workout that keeps her in amazing shape. Torres has teamed up with SHOW MORE OF YOU from Celgene and Otezla — a campaign that is shining light on the psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.<p>To learn more about …

Workouts

Good managers give constructive criticism—but truly masterful leaders offer constructive praise

Getting feedback from your coworkers is scary. A leader at one of my previous jobs once said that my emotional stability fell somewhere between that of a squalling infant and pubescent teen. (Cool, cool.) Now research shows that not only are most managers bad at giving constructive …