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Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

University of London

Science Says The Happiest People In The World Love Saying This Word (It Made Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel A Billionaire)

Saying 'no' more frequently can make you a better leader.<p>There's a pressure on professionals who are at the top of their game to take advantage of every opportunity presented.<p>However, just as you wouldn't go out on a date with every single person that asked you, you should exhibit a certain level …

Subpar

The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>March 13, 2018</b><p>Join the global movement that's making corporations more people-centric to achieve great results. The world is facing a global leadership crisis. Seventy-seven percent of leaders think they do a good job of engaging their people, yet 88 percent of employees …

Leadership

8 Things Highly Successful LinkedIn Users Do Right Everyday

There are unwritten rules of engagement on LinkedIn. Do you know what they are?<p>LinkedIn is currently the number one professional networking platform. With over 500 million profiles, it's also where hiring managers and recruiters go to find their next rockstar employee, freelancer, vendor, etc. The …

Employment

Our Top 10 Tips to Create a Beautiful, Attention-Grabbing Report Design

Whether it’s for marketing, sales, clients, or accounting, every report is created to communicate valuable information. The best reports, however, …

UI Design

Read Your Way to CMO Status With the 8 Best Marketing Books

Everything revolves around marketing these days—just this week I attended an interesting talk about self-promotion on social media. Most of us not …

'Management Is 10% Work And 90% People'

Or is it? That’s an interesting way to put it.<p>The headline above was on my mind because of a note from a former colleague I received yesterday on LinkedIn. I’d recently written an article examining the role of empathy in management – How Important Is Empathy To Successful Management? – and he sent …

Leadership

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

Employment

Leadership Is Cumulative. Here's How to Get There

Only the best business leaders are truly wise.<p>Norman Cousins once opined that wisdom is the ability to predict the future. Many successful entrepreneurial leaders, by this measure, seem to have been gifted unusually accurate crystal balls. This predictive intelligence is a matter of understanding …

Leadership

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Leaders Make in Managing Their Brands

These basic blunders can cost you the success of your CEO brand.<p>According to one study from Burson-Marsteller, 48 percent of a company's reputation can be attributed to the standing of its CEO.<p>For better or worse, having an active CEO brand is no longer an option. And while there is a growing …

Public Relations

The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

<b>Jay Desai</b> has FOMU. No, you read that right. As a first-time founder and CEO of health technology startup <b>PatientPing</b>, he’s got a healthy fear of …

Want to Be a Great Boss? Master the 4 Stages of Leadership | Inc.com

Most businesses get started because someone has a great idea and leverages their own knowledge and passion to lay the groundwork for success. They bring in mentors and hire talented people so they can hit the ground running. Yet they still fail.<p>So what happens? More often than not, these failed …

Leadership

5 project management trends to watch in 2018

This year, the project management profession will continue to face pressure to keep pace with global best practices, and social and economic …

Project Management

Simon Sinek explains why you should be the last to speak in a meeting

Leadership expert Simon Sinek has made a career out of explaining what makes good leaders great ones. When it comes to meetings, he has one big piece …

Leadership

How Storytelling Can Elevate You Above the Competition | Inc.com

Storytelling is an integral part of being human, and it's the way we've emotionally connected with one another for thousands of years. It should come as no surprise that brands use storytelling to connect with their consumers to great effect. After all, 92 percent of consumers say that they want …

Marketing

Doing this one thing will make your employees stick with you for long

Low employee turnover and high retention - these two words sound like music to the ears of a leader. In order to achieve this target, you need to understand the underlying reason - why is it that people want to leave your team? What makes them look for other options?<p>Understanding this one thing …

Why you should consider doing business in Singapore

Whether you’ve been debating global expansion for an existing enterprise or are ready to invest in a brand-new startup, there are several reasons Singapore has become an attractive location for American entrepreneurs. According to Fortune, the ASEAN nations (Association of Southeast Asian …

Economic Development

3 Conversations Bosses Should Have With Their Best People Now to Inspire and Motivate Them in 2018 | Inc.com

If you're looking to get off to a fast start leading your troops heading into 2018, three crucial conversations must take place. But first, some context.<p>Good listening skills in any conversation is the foundation for superb human communication. With technology, we are becoming less opportunistic in …

Leadership

15 Things Your Company Can Start Doing Today to Build an Exceptional Remote Team Culture | Inc.com

We manage an engineering team of 30 people, and 100 percent of them work remotely.<p>While a completely remote engineering team is atypical for a SaaS business, it's a strategy that has worked brilliantly for us. I sat down with Joel Schlundt, Hireology's Vice President of Engineering, to ask him to …

The Workplace

Is noise in the workplace a good thing?

What bothers people most about their workplace? After years of asking that exact question, the answer is often noise disruption. And not just any …

Why I Send My Company to 200 Trade Shows a Year | Inc.com

If you're running a business-to-business technology company and you're not leveraging trade shows to grow your business, you could be ignoring a sales channel with the potential to accelerate growth.<p>I wasn't always an evangelist for going to selling at trade shows. In fact, I was a pretty big …

Selling

10 Brilliant Business Books of 2017 | Inc.com

Among the best business books of 2017 are some excellent new titles by journalists; a candid, lived-it story of sex discrimination in Silicon Valley; and a big chewy book about scaling that is mind-blowing if not necessarily practical. Many new releases--including several mentioned here--make …

General Motors

Why Open-Plan Offices Don't Work (And Some Alternatives That Do)

<i>This article was originally published by Amar Singh on Medium titled "You're working in the wrong place."</i><p>At my most recent job, I did all of my best …

Why Big Clients Shouldn't Pay You (and Should Give You This Instead) | Inc.com

Everywhere you look, media is changing. Cheddar is partnering with WeWork to create satellite news stations in WeWork locations. Bloomberg announced the first 24/7 digital network on Twitter. That premieres next month.<p>As media changes advertising must as well. If thirty and sixty second commercials …

Small Business

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

Self-improvement

10 Simple Questions The Most Exceptional Leaders Ask Themselves (To Discover Their Values) | Inc.com

Each leader is unique. I've worked for and been inspired by a wide-range of leaders--some of whom were silent and led by example. Others who, through their display of confidence, put others at ease. And some who embraced their authoritarian values, ran a tight ship, but did so in a clear, explicit …

Leadership

If a Customer Says Your Product or Service Is Too Expensive, This Is What You Should Say | Inc.com

There is a big difference between selling your cost versus selling your value.<p>Companies that sell on cost comparison end up losing in the end. It's very difficult to build a profitable and sustainable company when your primary strategy is to undercut the competition--because what ends up happening …

Real Estate

33 Management Hacks Smart Bosses Should Have in Their Bag of Tricks | Inc.com

If you're a manager, I have profound respect for you. You're probably juggling several things -- recruiting, putting teams together, scheduling shifts, managing people and tasks, handling discipline issues, and, of course, keeping customers happy.<p>That doesn't even include the tricky practice of …

Leadership

KPIs and Employee Incentives to Encourage Corporate Innovation

I left the corporate world years ago not only because I managed to raise funding to pursue my own startup idea but mostly because there was little to …

Innovation

Blueprint for social media success

Managing multiple social media accounts can be a time-consuming nightmare.<p>If only there were a cheat sheet for navigating and mastering each …