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Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

Swimming

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

This is the best way to deal with failure, according to science

When you fail to achieve a goal or face a setback, whether in the workplace or elsewhere, you might respond in one of a couple ways: by raging at the …

Bill Gates Just Said He Regrets This 1 Thing (and What We Can Learn From His Regret) | Inc.com

Speaking at a Bloomberg Business Forum, Bill Gates may have surprised the crowd a bit with a confession. No, he's not secretly a fan of <i>The Bachelor</i>.<p>He fessed up to having a regret.<p>Yes, sometimes even the richest man in the world regrets things.<p>Gates wishes IBM engineers could have come up with a …

Bill Gates

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

8 toxic habits to give up if you want to be confident and successful

"Fake it till you make it" is a well-worn business cliché for a good reason: Extensive studies show that confidence is highly correlated with …

Self-improvement

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People | Inc.com

There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely likable over the long haul is tougher. Building and maintaining great …

Self-improvement

17 Ways to Tell If Your Work Culture Is Becoming Poisonous | Inc.com

Over the years, I have collected enough evidence about incivility in the workplace that I could write a book about it. Thankfully, it's already been masterfully done by highly acclaimed Georgetown University business professor Christine Porath.<p>For nearly two decades, Porath has studied and observed …

The Workplace

This 1 Skill Makes Great Leaders. Hint: You're Not Born With it | Inc.com

Leading isn't about always being your best but it's always about giving your best. This rule hasn't changed since the beginning of time.<p>People don't expect leaders to be perfect. They just expect them to push themselves to become better daily. If you look around at business executives, professional …

Employment

7 Traits That Will Help You Build Great Teams that Deliver Amazing Results | Inc.com

What is it that makes a great leader? What characteristics and qualities help to inspire, motivate and drive teams and companies to success.<br>Having worked in senior leadership roles for over 25 years, leading large change initiatives, and teams of 1000 staff, and also coaching many, many executive …

Leadership

Want Your Kids to Succeed in School and Life? Science Says to Instill This 1 Thing Above All Else | Inc.com

When Angela Lee Duckworth was a young teacher in New York, she became obsessed with something seemingly simple yet remarkably hard to predict: why did some students "succeed" (learn the material and perform well), while others didn't? Why did certain smart kids fail to learn hard concepts, while …

Self-improvement

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity | Inc.com

"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the answers to your problems.<p>What happens …

Creativity

You're a future leader if you do these 4 things as a follower

Yet few understand that to be a good leader, you first need to be a great follower. As Aristotle said, "He who cannot be a good follower, cannot be a good leader."<p>Every military general started out as a private. And you can bet he was a pretty good private.<p>Being a good follower isn't about being of …

The 3 Things Healthy and Financially Smart People Never Do | Inc.com

Your business isn't where you think it should be. Your health and fitness aren't at the level that you desire. On the surface, you're taking care of the habits that lead to a successful business and good health.<p>Yet, there's a missing link between where you want to be and where you currently …

Self-awareness

Why CIOs Make Great Board Directors

According to Korn Ferry unpublished data, there has been a 74% increase in the number of CIOs serving on Fortune 100 boards in the past two years.<p>It’s no wonder CIOs are the fastest-growing addition to the boardroom: They can help address a host of issues of crucial importance to boards, including …

Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work

More and more companies are embracing the idea that they might have a purpose that goes beyond their balance sheet, one that makes the world a better place in some way. Perhaps you’re proud to count your firm as one of them. But a noble corporate mission can feel quite distant from the realities of …

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

8 Life Changes That Will Instantly Command Respect | Inc.com

Respect is such a lost value in today's culture, especially since the most recent presidential campaign. Its polarizing nature has brought out the worst in humanity.<p>Studies have been telling us that there's immense power in respect. Something as simple as the act of treating others as though they …

Leadership

Why the Best Leaders Never Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" Drucker simply defined them this …

Leadership

The Type of Narcissist That Can Make a Good Leader

Narcissist leaders represent a conundrum for organizations. On the one hand, they can be huge assets, maintaining impressive drive and vision and enacting sweeping change through the power of their charisma. Research and experience typically show that narcissists are highly likely to ascend to …

Six Broader Questions in Light of P&G's Digital Advertising Ultimatum

When the chief brand officer from the largest advertiser in the world announces that they don't "want to waste time and money on a crappy media …

5 Easy Ways to Get a New Employee up to Speed

Thirty-three percent of employees in one survey said they knew their first week whether they would stay with the company. That hardly indicates a positive onboarding experience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mike Armstrong, a blogger for the software company …

The Secret Of Successful Saving And Investing

<i>We all want to amass the financial portfolio that will give us a secure feeling about our lives. Does it take some special genius to do that? Not quite. JJ Sessions, a senior financial planner in the</i> <i>Twin Cities</i> <i>office of The Planning Center, tells us how: by setting goals. But just how to do that is</i> …

Jerry Seinfeld

A psychology professor shares a 4-part system that will help you accomplish your goals

But it turns out that fantasizing about the future can actually drain energy away from putting your goals into practice.<p>"The more positively people think and daydream about the future, the less effort they put into realizing that future," Gabriele Oettingen, a professor of psychology at New York …

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?<p>For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.<p>And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. …

1 in 7 Employees Are Stars. The Best Companies Cluster Them Together.

Talent is what separates the best from the rest. The best-performing companies simply have better people. Right?<p>That’s certainly what we thought before Bain & Company launched its in-depth investigation of workforce productivity. After assessing the practices of global companies and surveying …