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The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

Are You Socially Awkward? Use These 20 Tips To Help You Communicate with Confidence | Inc.com

Not everyone has the ability to walk into any room, job interview, dinner party or public gathering and "own it."<p>If you struggle in social situations, here are 20 tips to help you become a more confident communicator.<p>Never forget, when in doubt, the most valuable thing that you can give someone is …

Body Language

How Writing More Can Make You An Industry Leader | Inc.com

If your role in business involves writing of any kind, which it almost certainly does, you're aware that people's attention spans are shortening. One study gave rise to a (contested) piece of common knowledge that the modern human attention span is around eight seconds, less than that of a …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban Consume 50 Books a Year (More or Less). Here Are 8 You Need to Read in 2018 | Inc.com

The world's most successful business leaders--Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban among them--are prolific readers. According to some studies, CEOs consume as many as 50 to 60 books a year. If you're seeing this article on the first week back at the office after New Year's and aren't already …

Bill Gates

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination | Inc.com

Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the fact they procrastinate -- especially when they put off things they actually enjoy doing or, more …

Procrastination

Want To Know What Your Coworkers Really Think About You? Ask These 2 Questions | Inc.com

As a leader, it can be hard to get an honest pulse on what your team thinks about you.<p>On the one hand, employees (often rightfully) believe that telling you about your negative traits will impact their career. While on the other side, it's incredibly difficult for us to see ourselves through …

Leadership

6 things great leaders do differently

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a …

Want to Build Your Ideal Future in 2018? Read These Books

Whether you are currently living your life on purpose, know what you want in life or you are still discovering your life’s work, this list will help …

This Mentoring Tip Will Rock Your World Today | Inc.com

The year 2017 was all about mentoring for me.<p>I've written about it multiple times, and I'll write about it again. Every Friday since January, I visited a college campus and met with several students to try and pass on a little knowledge about social media and writing. I wasn't always perfectly …

Mentoring

5 Skills to Learn If You Want to Be More Confident (Yes, Confidence Can Be Learned) | Inc.com

Creating a successful business requires many skills. There's one that helps improve results the fastest.<p>As a growth consultant, I saw the many ways businesses can fail. I've also seen them succeed--often for the same people, the same leaders.<p>As I studied each situation, there were two common themes …

This Simple Productivity Hack Helped Me Stay Focused and Nail My Goals | Inc.com

For as long as I can remember, I have been on the hunt for productivity hacks, or anything that will help me squeeze just an ounce more productivity out of my day.<p>The irony is that with technology, apps and countless self-help guides available online today, getting caught up in the advice and fads …

Time Management

These 3 Habits Will Keep You Young Forever | Inc.com

I love reading the biographies of great entrepreneurs. They give me courage, ideas and motivation. When I first got started in small business, I viewed them as a form of mentorship.<p>Heck, I still do. There is nothing more exhilarating than poring over the stories of the men and women who turned …

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12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It | Inc.com

I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going to share avocado toast in those …

The 13-Minute Definitive Guide To Living Your Dreams | Inc.com

Last week, I visualized my new workout partner. Today, I'm benching 20 lbs more than I ever have before.<p>A few months ago, I noticed a 50-year-old man at the gym lifting twice what I lift in every exercise. His energy and overall vibes inspired me. However, after a hectic few months and adjusting to …

How To Improve Your Charisma And Stand Out From The Crowd

Image: iStock<p>It may seem like some people are born likable, but everyone is capable of developing charisma. No matter what your personality, there …

Body Language

Want to be happier? First, work out if you’re an ‘upholder’ or a ‘rebel’

Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin says there are four basic personality types, and improving your life is all about working out whether you conform or rise up<p>In the often-woolly world of personal development, Gretchen Rubin is a practical and grounded sort. She doesn’t even – shock – like meditation. …

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