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5 Key Components of Emotional Intelligence

Have you ever known people who always seem to keep their cool, who are able to handle even the most awkward social situations with grace, and who …

Emotional Intelligence

Why the 5 Least-Visited National Parks Are Worthy of an Adventure

A century ago, America invented the idea of the National Parks System to preserve rad wilderness. The parks were places largely un-screwed-with by …

National Parks

14 Gorgeous Islands in Europe That Americans Always Overlook

Europe is chock-full of islands -- big ones, little ones, hot ones, cold ones, and hell, even one confusingly called “Ireland.” Most tourists stick …

It's so Simple: How to be the Most Liked Person in the Room

If you want to get ahead in business and life, just make sure you don't behave this way.<p>If you want to get ahead in business and life, inquisitiveness is an essential character trait.<p>Think about the last time someone asked you good questions about your life to get to know you better. Chances are, …

Leadership

Best-Selling Author Adam Grant: The Most Highly-Functional Companies Have These 3 Traits

In his new TED podcast WorkLife, Wharton psychologist Adam Grant visits the strongest functioning workplaces and shares their secret ingredient.<p>How do the best companies create a workplace worth going to? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is now partnering with TED to do <i>WorkLife</i>, a new podcast …

Self-improvement

Research Shows This 1 Rare Habit Totally Separates Successful Leaders From All Others

This may be cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …

Southwest Airlines

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

11 Things People With Anxiety Often Do

1. We see danger in every situation.<p>No matter what we are doing, we fear the worst in every activity. We definitely see the glass half empty and in …

30 Minute HIIT and Abs Workout with Warm Up and Cool Down (no equipment)

Need a little core work but also want to be sure you fire up your metabolism as well? This routine takes a typical lower intensity abs workout and …

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

Bad Leaders React, But Here's What Good Leaders Do | Inc.com

Driven by their emotions, bad leaders react quickly to situations often without worrying about the facts or the repercussions of their actions, believing that they can always show good emotional intelligence by apologizing later.<p>Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that.<p>Leaders can't just react, …

Emotional Intelligence

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Hiking

6 Ways to Secure Millennial Loyalty by Creating Company Heart | Inc.com

According to Gallup, only 29 percent of Millennials are engaged at work (emotionally and behaviorally connected to their job and company), which is why about 60 percent of Millennials say they are open to a different job opportunity. This Millennial engagement epidemic and the turnover costs …

Employee Engagement

Want your kids to talk to you? Try this...

If you want your kids to talk to you, don’t ask them questions.<p>Kids and husbands have a lot in common—both hate questions. Husbands don’t have the nerve to tell their wives how much they detest the <i>why</i> word. Kids? Boys will grunt a nonsensical response, girls will flash a dramatic eye-roll, and both …

Parenting

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind
Marketing

Relentlessly Improving Is the Only Way to Survive | Inc.com

<b>One of the greatest feelings an entrepreneur can experience is when his or her product or service finally gains traction and begins to gain product market fit. It takes an immense amount of effort and time to get to this stage, and you may be tempted to pause, reflect, and enjoy the</b> …

Self-improvement

Want Your Best Workers to Never Quit? Research Says It Comes Down to Asking Them 6 Simple Questions | Inc.com

A question I get asked a lot is how to go about getting teams or whole workforces "engaged." It's a legitimate question pondered by head-scratching managers, execs and HR people everywhere looking to architect workplaces that produce results by motivated employees.<p>Well, lets first remove the nap …

Employee Engagement

There's a 5-step process for change — and understanding it can help you get out of any rut

<i>Wait, just thinking about changing is a stage of change? That's how you start to change — by thinking about it without doing anything?</i><p>YES.<p>The idea that just thinking about what you want to change is an actual stage of change is so rational and obvious after the fact (of course you need to think …

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This 5-Minute Rule Is Proven to Make Your Meetings More Productive | Inc.com

Imagine you're tasked with updating the team on an important work issue that needs their buy-in. You've prepped and now you start delivering on all the points they need to hear. Sixty seconds into your polished presentation, your boss cuts you off, holds up her hand and says, "Nope, we're not going …

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Emotional Intelligence
Buddhism

An Email From Elon Musk Reveals Why Managers Are Always a Bad idea | Inc.com

Survey.com's annual "Wasting Time at Work" report revealed that if you eliminate managers completely, you remove 75 percent of the reasons someone will leave your company. There is a simple reason for that. They're in the way, literally. Elon Musk knows that, and isn't alone.<p>Before Elon Musk, There …

Tesla

This Is Why Good Employees Resign Within Their First Year (And What You Can Do About | Inc.com

Unexpected undesired voluntary turnover is debilitating. Most of us know the huge costs that come with it. There are also hidden costs, including knowledge gaps and a huge burden on employees to get more done with key roles unfilled.<p>First year turnover leaves an even bigger dent. Some recent …

Framing

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

These tremendous treks don't require an overnight bag.<p>Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new part of …

'Work-Life Balance' Is Backfiring on Employers. Here's Why.

Work-life "integration" is the way to go. But, first, leaders must first understand why a perfect work-life balance isn't even possible.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Work-life balance is a concept many employers have been attempting to make a reality for employees. …

Employee Engagement

Quiz: 'Are You a Natural-Born Leader?' Measure Your Leadership Ability in 4 Questions.

Your leadership strength boils down to these four behaviors.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective leadership is important -- it’s the vital ingredient to a company or organization’s health, reports McKinsey research.<p>What great leadership boils down to is simply a …

Leadership

Your Ability to Focus Has Probably Peaked: Here’s How to Stay Sharp

Having a hard time focusing lately? You’re not alone. Research shows interruptions occur about every twelve minutes in the workplace, and every three …

The Brain

Sustainable Luxe: 5 Hotels Doing it Right

At these dreamy destinations, luxury goes hand in hand with the three pillars of sustainability.<p>Smart travelers now expect some elements of sustainability when they travel—and welcome it when it goes beyond picking up towels and reusable soap containers. As Keith Bellows, former editor in chief of</i> …