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Want a High-Performing Team? Create an Atmosphere of 'Relaxed Intensity'--Here's How

The term "relaxed intensity" may seem contradictory but it sure as heck isn't counter-productive.<p>We're all looking for an edge to boost team performance or experience based secrets to success. One thing's for sure, any formula for success requires an intense commitment.<p>But this is trickier than it …

Leadership

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

CREDIT: Getty Images<br>Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will doI know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.After all, …

Body Language

Top 14 Usually Misquoted Motivational Quotes

Often the original quotation is far more profounder than the version everyone thinks is correct.<p>There's no question that motivational quotes can inspire you to become more successful, achieve better work/life balance, advance your career and create long-term enlightenment. However, were you aware …

Motivation

How to Get Your Mac's Dock to Show Running Apps Only

Last week we explained how you can use a simple Terminal command to insert spaces in your macOS Dock and visibly group together app icons. In this article, we're going to highlight another simple Terminal hack that turns the Dock into more of a straightforward app switcher by making it display only …

Apps

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

Get Better At Difficult Conversations By Aligning Your Behavior With What You Want

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Imagine this: you get up in the morning, and you have a perfectly lovely breakfast with your favorite people/book/device, and on your way into work, …

Leadership

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help

At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? As much as we’ve been there ourselves, sometimes it’s hard to sympathize with others who are disengaged from work and unproductive as a result. Sometimes, we …

Framing

24 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Taught a Major Lesson in Good Leadership with This Short Sentence

In this 1994 interview with Rolling Stone, Steve Jobs showed a different side of his humanity.<p>In 1994, well after Steve Jobs got booted by Apple and before returning to launch the iPad and iPhone revolution, he had a prolific interview with <i>Rolling Stone</i> magazine during one of the lowest points of …

Leadership

The Biggest Reason Why Your Employees Lack Motivation Boils Down to 4 Words

How do you get the best out of your employees? And how do you motivate them to go above and beyond? The answer is not rocket science.<p>In Mark C. Crowley's exceptional book, <i>Lead from the Heart</i>, he gathered a mountain of research data to answer the types of questions that have plagued managers for …

Employee Engagement

Review: Ten One Design's Mountie+ Turns Your iPad Into a Second Screen Attached to Your Mac

Ten One Design's new Mountie+ is an update to its existing Mountie, a device that's designed to allow you to attach an iPad or iPhone to your laptop for use as a second display. The Mountie+, which I've been using for the last few weeks, was created for Apple's larger 10.5 and 12.9-inch iPad models.<p>…

IPad Pro

I Lived On 51% Of My Income —& Saved $17,000

Two days before my 29th birthday, I shared a thought I’d been sitting on with my girlfriends: What if I didn’t shop for a year?<p>I didn’t come up with …

Personal Finance

Here's How the Highest Achievers Start Their Days Differently Than Everyone Else | Inc.com

How you start your day sets the tone for the rest it. It's why people who consistently achieve the most in life are intentional about when they get out of bed and what they do in their first waking minutes. Here are the morning rituals more than a dozen highly successful people rely on every day.<p>1. …

Time Management

Want to Be a Better Leader? Start By Giving Useful Feedback--Here's How | Inc.com

Effective feedback is vital. The easy part of feedback--ignored by many--is giving regular pats on the back. The hard part--ignored by many more--is giving effective constructive criticism.<p>I saw this when a young daughter of mine simply quit piano lessons because the feedback she was receiving from …

Leadership

Should You Pay Your Sales People Commission or Salary? Here's How to Decide | Inc.com

If you ask ten CEOs how they compensate their sales people, you'll probably get eleven different answers. Everyone has a different plan and has changed it more than once. As a business and executive coach, it's a question I get all of the time. And it's not an easy one to answer.<p>There are two basic …

Compensation

The 7-day plan to get a new job

The job search can be draining, especially when none of your leads come to fruition. So draining, in fact, that you may feel like you lack the fuel to continue your search. But, instead of halting your job search entirely, consider taking smaller steps toward achieving your end-goal of landing a …

Employment

For $25, your car can have the same cool tech found in $100,000 luxury cars

Newsflash: you don’t need a $100,000 Mercedes to get cool technology in your car. Head-up displays (HUDs) don’t just look cool, they increase safety …

Luxury Lifestyle

6 Non-Coding Digital Skills To Boost Your Resume

6 Non-Coding Digital Skills To Boost Your Resume<p>Updated November 13, 2017<p>Do you fear the thought of writing a line of code, but are dying to get a …

Wireframing

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations into Great Ones | Inc.com

Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully choreographed. If I sound like I'm describing a Broadway show, you're right. A Steve Jobs …

Public Speaking

The 5 Online Businesses That Anyone Can Start | Inc.com

<i>I want to start any kind of online business that generates a monthly cashflow. What's the correct way to start? 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 Noah Kagan, Chief Sumo at AppSumo, on</b> …

Small Business

Photoshop Tips: 2 Simple Tricks for Removing Ugly White Edges or “Fringing” from Photos (VIDEO)

Have you ever noticed an ugly white edge around an object in a photograph? This so-called “fringing” can ruin the appearance of an otherwise nice …

Tutorials

This formula will make you happier at work and at home in 2018 | Inc.com

Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows that people who have more personal resources like …

Happiness

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Thomas Edison

Use This Trick to Get an Amazing Memory

If you’ve ever watched someone memorize and recite back a string of numbers or a long list of words and thought, “I wish I could do that,” we’ve got …

Humanity

9 ways to impress your boss in a matter of minutes

Your goal as an employee should be to make your boss' life easier. If you can help your manager look good to <i>their</i> manager, you're in good shape.<p>It's simple logic; it's less simple to put into action.<p>To help you out, we've rounded up nine ways you can take the hard stuff off your boss' plate — …

Employment

9 Smart Interview Habits That Will Help You Land the Job | Inc.com

<i>What are some best/good job interview tips? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Kelly Battles, CFO at Quora, on Quora:</b><p>Here are a few things that I think are important and helpful when it …

Employment

Jeff Bezos Just Revealed the Remarkably Powerful Mind Trick That Made Him a Multibillionaire | Inc.com

We all know the story of how Jeff Bezos quit his Wall Street finance software engineering job to start up Amazon.com in his garage way back in 1994. Since then, Amazon has rocketed to annual revenues of $136 billion, and Bezos -- with a net worth of more than $94 billion -- is currently the world's …

Wall Street

Want to Start Your Day at 5 A.M.? Get Ready to Make These 4 Sacrifices | Inc.com

Waking up early is a trait shared by many of the world's top-performing CEOs. In the early morning, you're free of distractions and able to put meaningful attention into developing yourself personally and professionally. It's time productive people maximize.<p>There are plenty of articles on crafting …

Time Management

5 Ways to Make Yourself Look Polished to Everyone Around You | Inc.com

The world is full of dreamers. Look around you and you'll find there are plenty of people who spend a lot of time and money reading business and branding books or signing up to attend intensive retreats and motivational seminars.<p>But let's be honest: Even while these books, seminars and articles may …

Participation

Want to Give a Great Speech? Take Your Audience on a Journey | Inc.com

A confident speaker steps onto the stage and gives the most persuasive speech you've ever heard. Credible, informative and engaging--the crowd loves it.<p>Where did that come from? How did they pull it off? It wasn't just a miraculous improvisation--trust me. Actually giving your presentation is just …

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