7 Ways to Get People to Do What You Want Them to Do (and Feel Good About It)5:14

Inc.com columnist Minda Zetlin outlines step-by-step how to effectively influence everyone around you.


The Staggering Cost of Business Email (Infographic)

Entrepreneurs and their employees spend an obscene amount of time shuffling emails around every year. Cutting back by just 15% can make a big difference.

How to Institute a 4-Day Work Week (and Still Keep Your Business Open Longer)

Follow this company's example and it is possible to give your team the gift of long weekends while being more available for your customers.

The 5 Essentials of a Well-Run Meeting

The CEO of a startup dedicated to fixing meetings shares the takeaways of hundreds of hours of research into what's wrong with the average office get-together.

The Only Time Management Tip That's Worked for Me

Ignore all the other tips, and focus on this one thing.

One Entrepreneur's Productivity Secret: Burning Man

For Vitals founder Mitch Rothschild, the radical change in perspective that comes from a trip to the desert helps him get more done.

How to Stay Productive When You Work 24/7

Alex Daly, a crowdfunding expert, explains how to avoid burnout when you work all the time.

Conference Crashing: The New Way to Network

Why pay $1,000 when you can network for free? Some entrepreneurs forgo panels to hang out in the lobby and score contacts.

3 Rules for a Happier Life

Decades of scientific research show that a few basic fundamentals are key to living a happy life.

The Best Way to Recharge on Vacation (Infographic)

Just getting on a plane and going somewhere tropical isn't going to do it.

The Magic Numbers for Maximum Productivity: 52 and 17

One company used a time-tracking app to discover the habits that its most productive employees have in common. The result: these random-seeming numbers.

How to Avoid Missed Opportunities for Self-Improvement

Few people like receiving criticism--no matter how constructive. But if you want to make successful changes in your work, you need to get good at it.

Your Office Is Plotting to Kill You (Infographic)

Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But definitely sooner than you think.

How Relaxing Can Make You Unhappy

Paradoxically, kicking back on the couch might be making you unhappy. Here's what to do instead.

Report: Fantasy Football Could Cost Employers $13 Billion This Season

All those hours spent drafting imaginary teams and checking scores will translate into a big productivity hit this year.

3 Tips for a Truly Productive Day

Mobile Roadie co-founder Michael Schneider swears by these healthy habits.

The Secret to Maximum Productivity? Balance

Frank Sorrentino, the CEO of ConnectOne Bank, explains how you can continue to always get a lot done.

Area Man Fixes Employee Reviews

David Hassell started a company called 15Five. Today, it helps keep the creative types at The Onion happy, engaged, and communicating openly with their managers.

9 Productivity Secrets From Hard-Working Chefs

People who have to be creative and make complicated businesses work have something worth learning.

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

How much does your body really suffer when you skimp on sleep? The answer might surprise you.

How to Gain Crucial Insights From Your Bottom Line

Here's what you might be missing from your company's income statement.