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5 Reasons Why Steve Jobs's iPhone Keynote Is Still the Best Presentation of All Time | Inc.com

Today the iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary as one of the best-selling products of all time. As a communication specialist, I mark the event for a slightly different reason. The launch of the iPhone was accompanied by one of the best business presentations in corporate history.<p>Here are five …

Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang Pauli Bridged Mind and Matter

Two of humanity’s greatest minds explore the parallels between spacetime and the psyche, the atomic nucleus and the self.<p><i>“Every true theorist is a kind of tamed metaphysicist,”</i> Einstein wrote as he contemplated the human passion for comprehension in the final years of his life. He may well have …

What's the Difference Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning?

<i>This is the first of a multi-part series explaining the fundamentals of deep learning by long-time tech journalist Michael Copeland.</i><p>Artificial …

The Marshmallow Test for Grownups

Originally conducted by psychologist Walter Mischel in the late 1960s, the Stanford marshmallow test has become a touchstone of developmental psychology. Children at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School, aged four to six, were placed in a room furnished only with a table and chair. A single treat, …

10 TED Talks to Make You a Better You | Inc.com

For something that's been around for only a few years, TED talks have quickly become an important medium for learning and inspiration. They help people in all kinds of pursuits with knowledge and inspiration--and there's something wonderfully accessible about seeing and hearing someone communicate …

Self-improvement

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Procrastination | Inc.com

Apparently, psychologists struggle with procrastination too.<p>At least that's one possible conclusion from a recent PsyBlog review of all the studies that have been done on putting things off and how to stop. With all this work on the subject, you'd have to assume that psychologists have personal as …

You have 70,000 thoughts a day. This is how to organize them for maximum productivity

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>The average person has 70,000 thoughts each day, and if you don’t learn to organize them, they have the potential to wreak havoc on your productivity.<p>When you succumb to the flurry of thoughts running through your head, your mind …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

How to Keep Your Team Motivated

As a manager, motivating employees is one of the most important things you do for your company. After all, engagement is linked to firm profitability, customer satisfaction, and employee retention. Yet garnering loyalty and commitment from employees can be a challenge.<p>Recently, HBR ran a series on …

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss

You want to work for a great boss — someone you can respect and learn from. But what if your manager isn’t good at his job? What if you’re more competent or have greater skills? Should you be raising a ruckus or keeping your head down? And how do you get what you need without making your boss look …

Align Your Time Management with Your Goals

<i>At the end of a busy day, sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the time went. The following excerpt from the book</i> Getting Work Done <i>provides a simple process for you to prioritize your work and understand how you’re actually using your time.</i><p>What goals are you aiming for in your work? Does the way …

How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn’t

Let’s face it: some bosses are not inspiring. They don’t motivate us to perform at our best — let alone improve our skills. What should you do if your boss is too hands-off, ambivalent, or downright demotivating? How can you keep your engagement up and your own professional goals on track? Is it …

The Cognitive Usefulness of the Internet of Things

Lately we’ve been hearing a lot about smart things connecting with other smart things to solve problems in novel ways. But we hear much less about where and how <i>human intelligence</i> fits into the mix.<p>How do clever people naturally interact with and think about things, whether those things are …

What HR Needs to Do to Get a Seat at the Table

Lately, Human Resources has become a very hot topic – for reasons both good and bad.<p>The good: There is sufficient research to show that executive leadership wants and needs a business partner that adds value to the organization and the bottom line.<p>The bad: HR is not delivering.<p>This tension is not …

To Motivate Employees, Help Them Do Their Jobs Better

Forward-thinking companies pay a great deal of attention to employee engagement. But should they?<p>Over the past decades, scientific research has provided compelling evidence for the idea that engaged employees perform better, are less likely to leave or burn out, and more likely to display …

An Easy Way to Make Your Employees Happier

Employee satisfaction is down in corporations of all sizes. SHRM reports that while 86% of Americans were happy with their jobs in 2009, that percentage has been in slow but steady decline ever since. Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace finds that only 13% of people around the world feel engaged …

Performance Management or Employee Development? Is there a Way to Merge Both?

If you ask an employee on what a performance management is, he or she will mention that it is nothing but the annual appraisal of his or her …

Human Resources

The EQ Recipe For Success in the Workplace | Executive Velocity

Emotional intelligence plays an important role in every organization. From hourly employees to the CEO, the way that people interact with one another …

The Workplace

Your Brain Likes Plain Old Paper More Than It Likes E-Readers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us do just fine without paper, thank you very much. It's the 21st century, after all: Letters, books, notepads and calendars have all been replaced by an array of more convenient screens.<p>But perhaps we shouldn't be so quick in our …

To Make Yourself More Productive, Simplify

Small Adjustments in Work Routine Can Vastly Improve Efficiency<p>Kelly Sortino had a tough time recalling what she'd accomplished at the end of each hectic workday. Her job as head of the upper school for the Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough, Calif., often required working 12-hour days, …

Time Management

Learner Interest-Driven Curriculum

What most educators would call “subjects” or “disciplines,” Jeff Hopkins, principal of the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry, regards as …

Beware ‘brain-based learning’

Source: Yenpitsu Nemoto<p>Although it is important to challenge the claims of ‘snake oil sellers’, the claims of mainstream neuroeducation, too, have …

There’s No Such Thing as a Culture Turnaround

Company culture changes very slowly, so efforts to do an about-face are inevitably a waste of time and energy: Organizations either declare victory prematurely or, in frustration, abandon the attempt.<p>You’re better off thinking of your cultural situation as an underpinning you’ll have to work with …

High Potential Employees: Love ‘Em or They’ll Leave

I recently worked with an insurance executive and business owner who had a receptionist who demonstrated many high potential behaviors. Within six …

The Logistics of Learning

<b>Learning requires constant reconfiguration of the connections between nerve cells. Two new studies now yield new insights into the molecular</b> …

5 Keys For Developing Talent In Your Organization

Ten years after publishing its research on the War for Talent, McKinsey produced follow-on work reemphasizing the need to make talent a strategic priority. Despite launching expensive programs to attract and retain talented employees, many senior executives remain frustrated with the results and …

Where Millennials Can Make It Now

When You Feel Powerful You Talk Too Much, and Your Subordinates Perform Poorly

In a computer-based simulation of a Mount Everest expedition, teams whose leaders had been induced to feel powerful (“Think about a time when you had power over someone”) achieved just <b>59%</b> of their goals, in comparison with <b>76%</b> by teams whose leaders hadn’t been induced to feel powerful, according …

Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

October 25, 2013 | 7:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/10/25/business/will-samsung-always-be-pepsi-apples-coke/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

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