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24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

25 Skills LinkedIn Says Are Most Likely to Get You Hired in 2018 — and the Online Courses to Get Them

All online courses are affordable and will make your resume a standout.<p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market …

Online Education

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Follow these TED Talk techniques for a killer presentation

Whether you’re a seasoned speaker or a novice, you can write a speech on par with a TED Talk.<p>The following tips and techniques will help you discover …

Public Speaking

You May Have Never Heard of This Man, but He's the Most Quoted Human on the Planet

I had one dinner with this man and it changed my life. Read these nine quotes to change yours.<p>Richard Branson has quoted him. So has Oprah Winfrey, Pink, Derek Jeter, and, yes, the Pope.<p>He has been called the most quoted man alive. And he happens to be my next door neighbor in Port Washington, New …

6 Meeting Hacks (and 1 Weird Tip) That Instantly Boost Your Credibility | Inc.com

This is it: the Big Meeting. You've brought a conference room's worth of people together to make an important decision, close that huge sale, or kick off a new strategic initiative. Trouble is, most of these people barely know each other. And some of them barely know <i>you</i>.<p>You'll need to build trust …

Women of Color

5 Hacks To Fall Asleep Instantly That Are All Backed By Science

Life is pretty hard in general, but I find sleep to be one of the most difficult things to do. Personally, it's really not the staying asleep I find …

If You Want to Wake Up at 5 A.M. Do These 4 Rituals The Night Before | Inc.com

Becoming a morning person requires more work than setting your alarm for 5:00 A.M. and hoping for the best. People who've decided to make the most of their mornings not only have a routine for when they wake up but before they go to bed as well. By making small sacrifices you can be on your way to …

Athletic Apparel

28 Phrases the Most Likable Employees Use at Work | Inc.com

You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50 percent of employees believe turnover would go down if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. Do you compliment your workers for doing good work? If so, how often? And if you're …

Employment

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Charisma

9 Tiny Things You Should Do Sunday Night to Have a More Productive Monday Morning | Inc.com

Productivity is the result of preparation.<p>Anyone who wakes up late, tired, in a rush, and disorganized, will find it very difficult to be productive.<p>But anyone who takes the time to prepare ahead of time will find it very easy to get into the zone, because they already know what they want to focus …

Time Management

4 Interview Questions That Can Improve Your Hiring Results by 40 Percent | Inc.com

As the leader of a high-growth company, you should be spending at least 50 percent of your time on people-related functions like recruiting and hiring; more importantly, it should be spent <i>wisely.</i>That means not rushing into an interview winging it - as a matter of fact, research shows that hiring …

Employment

21 Distinctive Qualities of an Outstanding Boss | Inc.com

If I asked you to describe the best boss you have ever worked for, what would you say? Would you mention things like he or she "was a great planner" or "she really knew how to positively affect the bottom line"?<p>Not likely.<p>In my work as a business consultant, I have asked hundreds of people -- …

Leadership

This Is How Long You Really Need to Hold a Plank to See Results | Men's Health

As a general guideline, Doug Sklar, a certified personal trainer and founder of PhilanthroFIT in New York City, recommends striving to do three sets of up to 60 seconds. “It’s OK to start with shorter sets and work up to 60 seconds,” he says.<p>Plus, shorter planks can still give you a solid workout, …

5 Behaviors That Can Make You Rich Within 10 Years | Inc.com

<i>What are some options to become rich in ten years? 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 Gordon Miller, works at G3i Ventures LLC, on Quora:</b><p>So, the key to being rich 10 years from now is …

Quora

4 Ways to Own the Room During Your Next Presentation | Inc.com

"And next to the stage, we've got Jordan Scheltgen from Cave Social."<p>A light, non-enthusiastic applause followed.<p>As I approached the stage I probably looked like I had seen a ghost. I was anxious, full of adrenaline and had one too many cups of coffee that morning.<p>The long and short, I was …

Public Speaking

This Is for Boston | by Isaiah Thomas

I t’s funny, I’d just been celebrating.<p>When I got the call from Danny, I was leaving the airport — my wife, Kayla, and I were coming back from having …

Basketball

The Five Most In-Demand Skills For Data Analysis Jobs

Data and statistics seem to be making their way onto every avenue in the workforce, and there are hundreds of programming languages, tools and methods for practicing the craft. But which skills are in highest demand in the job market?<p>Trilogy Education, a New York-based startup that partners with …

Big Data

These 10 programming languages have dominated development in 2017

An interactive ranking from IEEE Spectrum has put Python at the top of the list of languages most used by its readers. Here's how the rest stack …

.Net Framework

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week | Inc.com

The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, and various other aspects of your well-being.<p>The weekends are also the time that high achievers and peak performers use to ensure growth and …

Productivity

Waking Up at 5 A.M. Doesn't Make Your Morning Routine Great. But These 5 Things Do | Inc.com

3:45 a.m.<p>That's when the alarm sounds for Apple CEO Tim Cook. And Cook isn't alone either, many other successful CEOs have boasted similar stories of waking up early. The old adage the early bird gets the worm isn't a cliché, it's a truism.<p>There is a popular narrative within the business community …

Time Management

5 avoidable mistakes even the best bosses make

The great ones rise up from their errors by A) acknowledging they made a mistake and correcting a behavior (think humility), or B) acknowledging a blind spot that needs to be addressed, then doing something about it.<p>Let's dive into a few prevalent leadership mistakes that even the best and smartest …

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

Eliminate Workweek Stress By Doing These 13 Things Immediately | Inc.com

Stress is an inevitable part of life (especially do-it-all, go-for-the-goal entrepreneurs), but let's be honest: Life doesn't always have to be as chaotic as it seems. There are things that many of us do to amplify those toxic, overwhelming feelings that leave us feeling defeated, exhausted and …

Time Management

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

Ten Things Outstanding Job Candidates Do Differently

I was an HR leader for a long time. I hired thousands of people, and I noticed some striking things about the recruiting process.<p>I noticed that a small percentage of the job candidates stood out — for all the right reasons. These folks didn’t have better educational backgrounds than other …

Employment

9 questions to ask in a job interview that make you look smart

But it's not as simple as throwing out a bunch of random queries. The wrong questions could make you look unprepared, ignorant, or just plain foolish.<p>Your questions should be thoughtful, intelligent, and demonstrate that you are serious about the role and the company.<p>Here are nine questions to ask …

How to Build a High-Performance Team

These seven components that make up a standard for excellence of performance for a world-class team.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two things required to build a high-performing team.<p>Getting the basics in place right from the outset<br>• Having and using an easy …

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

The Real Cost of Aetna's Work-From-Home Reversal | Inc.com

A few weeks ago, I pointed out that IBM is committing cultural and creative suicide by forcing employees to come into the office rather than telecommute from home. In that column, I pointed out that, when Yahoo made the same bonehead move, it didn't do anything to halt that company's slide into …

The Workplace