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5 Ways Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Reed Hastings Inspire Their Employees to Innovate

Leaders need to foster a culture of learning that keeps the spirit of innovation alive within the workplace.<p><i>By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), Director for Partners In Leadership, an expert and author on Breakthrough Communications, Global Human Resources, and Talent Development</i>.<p>While the initial …

The Apple Store's New Redesign Celebrates Steve Jobs' Legacy

Creative leaders ask empowering questions and their answers can guide the brand for years. Steve Jobs asked better questions and his vision continues to inspire Apple today.<p>When Apple opened its first store in 2001, many experts thought it was a crazy idea. Skeptics misjudged its success because …

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Steve Jobs Used this Insanely Simple Strategy to Get What He Wanted (and You Can Too)

Overcome your fear of rejection and failure with this three-letter word.<p><i>This article also appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>There's a video clip on YouTube of Steve Jobs telling the story of when he was 12 years old and he was looking for spare parts so he could build an electronic device known as a frequency …

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8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

How white papers help you build thought leadership

However, to earn the best return on your investment, the problem you’re addressing in the white paper should be one that your company solves with its offerings. In other words, if you’re going to create a white paper on this piracy issue, for instance, your company should be selling an offering …

23 productivity tips from digital nomads around the globe

Productivity on its own can be a tough challenge for anyone, even if you work from the same space every day.<p>And what if you’re jumping workspaces every week? Every day? Every couple hours? Digital nomads and remote workers have a very unique productivity puzzle to figure out.<p>Hate spammy ICOs and …

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The One Thing Great Leaders Always Do

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Proof You Should Never Underestimate a Millennial

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

6 tips for success in the quest for your dream job

Quora is full of questions such as “How do I become as successful as [insert anyone famous]?”<p>Imagine your ultimate job and the life you’d be living if you had it. Does this require a complete pivot in life or would having that corner office suffice?<p>Regardless, changing careers can be scary; but …

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How to Hack Your Flow: Live Life at the Limits and Boost Productivity | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Steven Kotler, author of</i> The Rise of Superman.<p>Researchers define flow as an “optimal state of consciousness,” a …

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People

It starts with what you say--and what you know not to say.<p>We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with …

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Okay so first things first -- this post isn't just for those itching to break out of the cubicle, grab their backpack, and spend all their savings on finding themselves. It's about honoring what's right for you and believing in your dreams and passions enough to take a huge chance on yourself.<p>It's …

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How practicing mindfulness can lead to better decision-making

When feedback stings or when it’s difficult to empathize with a co-worker, do you find yourself<i>responding</i> or <i>reacting</i>?<p>There’s a big difference between the two: a thoughtful response can quell a heated debate, while a knee-jerk reaction ups the emotional ante (your own or your co-worker’s). One is …

How to actually work a four-day week

A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity.<p>The problem was that I was pretty sure I …

Here's how to get a job at Apple, according to CEO Tim Cook

Hiring people that will fit in and flourish for a company that — as its CEO Tim Cook jokes, "has more secrets than the CIA" — isn't an easy process.<p>When asked by Charlie Rose during a "60 Minutes" interview how Apple finds those people, Cook said he's looking for people who are inherently not …

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

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9 Ways to Think Like a Leader

Leaders think differently.<p>Many years ago, I had the opportunity to shadow the CEO of a major technology company for one day. That one day changed my life forever. Walking through the hallways of his company, hearing him interact on phone calls and watching him tackle projects and challenges was …

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How to Develop Global Leadership Skills

One of the things I have noticed as a Third Culture Kid is the unique lens with which I see things. These things could range from politics to business to even sports and It has dawned on me that my lens can actually be used as a force for good; a force that allows me to become a global leader. As a …

What I Learned About Creativity from Pixar's Ed Catmull

<i>Lee Bob Black</i> <i>is a staff writer and editor for the</i> <i>SkilledUp Learning Hub</i><i>. Connect with him on</i> <i>LinkedIn</i> <i>and</i> <i>Google Plus</i><i>.</i><p>In business, what factors foster creativity and engender success? Conversely, what factors stifle creativity and endanger success?<p>Ed Catmull, the president of Pixar and Disney …

IMF to double funding for Bosnia over flooding

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund is ready to double funding for Bosnia under its standby loan deal to help it cope with the effects of the worst flooding in living memory, an IMF official told Reuters on Friday.<p>A man stands on the balcony after the first floor of his house was …

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …