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7 Habits of Remarkably Happy People | Inc.com

Want to be happier?<p>Great--but don't just <i>wish</i> for a greater sense of satisfaction, fulfillment, and joy. Do something about it. Take a different approach. Adopt a different mindset.<p>And then let those beliefs guide your actions.<p>Here are some of the habits of remarkably happy people:<p>1. They choose …

Happiness

How the Smartest Leaders Handle Risk (and So Should You) | Inc.com

I spend a lot of time wondering about risk--when to take a chance and when to play it safe. I tend to dislike risk, so this is a tough subject for me.<p>When Tom Panaggio, co-founder of Direct Mail Express (DME), which now employs about 400 people, published <i>The Risk Advantage</i>, I knew I had to talk to …

Business Strategy

A Summer Reading List for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Maybe you’re off to the beach, or maybe it’s a staycation for you this year. Or perhaps it’s neither, and you’re just expecting everybody else’s vacation to mean things are a bit quieter at the office and you’ll actually have a few more spare moments to catch up on your reading this summer. …

Entrepreneurship

4 Things Leaders Don't Understand About Creativity | Inc.com

Natalie Nixon is determined to bring more creativity to business. But that's an uphill battle--especially considering that most business leaders don't really know what creativity is, she says.<p>Nixon, the director of the strategic design MBA program at Philadelphia University, visited the <i>Inc.</i> offices …

Creativity

What Makes a Leader?

Every businessperson knows a story about a highly intelligent, highly skilled executive who was promoted into a leadership position only to fail at the job. And they also know a story about someone with solid—but not extraordinary—intellectual abilities and technical skills who was promoted into a …

10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read Before Starting Up (Infographic) | Inc.com

Save this book list for a rainy day. Here are some great read recommendations for entrepreneurs from team-building and corporate events agency, TravelOutThere.

Entrepreneurship

Why Great Leaders Get Angry--and Show It | Inc.com

Think about remarkably successful entrepreneurs. They're logical. They're rational. In the face of crisis or danger or even gross incompetence, they remain steely-eyed, focused, and on point.<p>They don't get angry--or at the very least they don't <i>show</i> their anger.<p>Unless, of course, they happen to be …

Anger Management

11 Proven Ways to Improve Your Marketing | Inc.com

You could sit around and wait for inspiration to strike. (It happens sometimes.) But here is a more proactive approach you could take to increase your revenues. Feel free to employ any or all.<p>1. <b>Conduct tiny</b> <b>experiments.</b><p>Your resources are limited and there is no guarantee that even the most brilliant …

Marketing

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Your Wandering Mind Is Making You Unhappy: Here's How to Tame It | Inc.com

From grade school on it’s clear that being able to focus has its advantageous. Whether you’re learning your multiplication tables or closing a million-dollar deal, laser-like concentration helps you learn and produce more, but surprisingly it seems focus can also make you happier.<p>That’s according …

Mindfulness

The Innovation Mindset in Action: Sir Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is a game changer who transformed the practice of filmmaking. Like Jerry Buss, who revolutionized basketball, Jackson and other effective innovators share a common set of qualities that we call the innovation mindset: they see and act on <b>opportunities</b>, use <b>“and” thinking</b> and</b> …

When A Work Environment Is Too Positive

One of the biggest growth areas in research in management is the role of emotions at work. When I was working at IBM in the 1980s, if anyone got emotional during a meeting, we’d stop the meeting and have coffee, until everyone calmed down. This seemed to happen whenever emotion “reared its ugly …