Fr. Alan Carter

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8 Things Exceptional Bosses Constantly Tell Their Employees | Inc.com

Whether you're managing an intern or running an entire business, your employees' success (and your own skin) depends on your leadership.<p>Thankfully, the solution for motivating your team and squashing any issues is right at the tip of your tongue. It all starts with communication -- the skill …

Leadership

5 Powerful Traits of the Most Influential Leaders

Put these habits in play to exercise influence like a boss.<p>We've all heard the John Maxwell saying "leadership is influence." Easier said than done, right? The real challenge is figuring out how to do it! Well, here's a clue: Get others to respond <i>emphatically</i> to your leadership. When you do, you're …

Leadership

8 Habits of Wildly Successful People

You know what they say about opinions -- everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google “characteristics of successful people.” Some of the results will undoubtedly point to the famous Marshmallow Study at Stanford, which demonstrated that the ability to delay gratification …

Self-improvement

9 Habits Of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success--IQ.<p>How much of an impact does emotional intelligence (EQ) have on your personal and professional success? The short answer is: a lot! It's a …

Emotional Intelligence

15 Simple Things Great Leaders Say to Create Highly Engaged Teams

Great leaders inspire their teams. Here are 15 things you can say to inspire yours.<p>Great leadership is about creating great relationships with your teams and inspiring them to go above and beyond. Here are 15 things that great leaders say to create highly engaged and motivated teams.<p>I'd love your …

Work-life Balance

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.<p>Pay attention to what comes out of your mouth. The language you use affects how you experience your world, and how others experience you. Inevitably, things get "lost in translation."<p>If you're …

Self-help

9 Habits of Trustworthy Leaders

<b>habit</b> [hab-it], noun — an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntaryHabits…we all have them, don’t we? Some …

Self-improvement

10 eye-opening tips to add impact to your storytelling

<b>Fascinating and down-to-earth help from Roz in today’s re-blog — straight out of her dynamite book, “Nail Your Novel” :-)</b>Nail Your NovelWhen I work …

Writing

After studying over a million people, my company found that top performers share this difficult skill — here's how you can develop it

TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact).<p>The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control — a skill that unleashes massive …

Self Control

Stop Trying to Make the Bible Relevant to Teenagers

It’s easy to feel pressure to make the Bible seem cool and relevant to teenagers. What Christian doesn’t want young people to see the importance of …

Ten Sticky Topics Every Healthy Team Talks About

If you want a healthy team you have to step out of the bubble and talk about human topics. Too many teams run on a fake energy fueled by politeness and our lifelong training to hit whatever goals are put in front of us. That energy can only take your team so far.<p>If you want to go to a higher level …

The Workplace

24 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

Being the boss comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to your style of leadership? Are any of …

Employment

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Time Management

3 Powerful Reasons I Love to Fail

You know the feeling. The feeling you get when you fail miserably at something. That gut-sinking, desperate, I’m an idiot, and …

Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool

HBR STAFF<p>“What do you think?”<p>I ask this question a lot. My team knows that when they come to me with a question, this is likely the question I’ll come back with first. Sometimes I even preface it with, “I don’t know.” As leaders in our organizations, it’s up to us to coach colleagues and our …

San Francisco

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List | Inc.com

<i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to be very direct. I've …

Books

38 Vintage Conversation Rules | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below comes from a book published in 1875:</i> A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette <i>by Cecil B. Hartley. Hartley’s rules may be</i> …

12 Habits of Horrible Leaders and How to Break Them | Inc.com

In leadership, everything you do counts. All eyes are on you, even when you aren't there. Employees feel your presence throughout the day because you set the tone.<p>This is what it means to be a leader--to be aware of how your actions and decisions impact others even when you are physically absent.<p>I …

Leadership

The 23 best business books to read this summer

Summer's officially begun, and that probably means you're going to need something to read on your next trip to the beach or for the long flight to your vacation destination.<p>You'll be kicking back, but might as well bring something educational to accompany that magazine you picked up at the …

Real Estate

10 simple steps for more clickable social media content

As communicators, we spend hours bringing our content to life. After all that effort, we want it to be seen.<p>Writing powerful social media copy that …

Marketing

47 No-Fail Ways to Come Up with Blog Post Ideas

Empty Google docs.<p>Empty editorial calendars.<p>Empty WordPress posts.<p>Sometimes content marketers have to deal with a lot of emptiness, and turn all that …

Marketing

Why Stories Are Critical To Inbound Marketing Success

It’s 4 pm, and the clock is ticking. Only an hour left before my deadline and all I’ve got on the page is a blinking cursor. I contemplate smashing …

7 Must-Read Classic Business Books | Inc.com

Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, summer does tend to slow down the pace somewhat.<p>So whether you are one of the lucky ones who's managed to negotiate a few days on the beach or you …

Business Strategy

How to Increase Employee Performance Without Giving a Raise

Never mind pay raises, bonuses, and perks. Emotional currency is the new motivator.<p>If you want to increase employee satisfaction on the people that matter most to you, stop attaching their happiness to pay raises. Start thinking about "emotional currency" and how you've led your people along the …

Employee Engagement

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Vastly Improve Employee Morale? Try This Leadership Style

It may be counter-intuitive to pull off for top-down bosses, but when mastered, your morale and engagement will soar to new heights.<p>Eleven years ago, I reported to a highly emotionally-intelligent and very successful executive -- still my favorite boss to this day.<p>The greatest lessons Bruce taught …

Leadership

The Top 12 Missed Opportunities of Leadership

I’m sure you’re rowing hard. But are you rowing like a leader? In order to seize opportunities you must recognize them. The top 12 missed …

Rowing

10 Things Your Team Needs From Your Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As leaders our most valuable assets are our employees, not our customers. We must take care of our employees so they will be inspired to take care of our customers. Yet, so often out of our own needs and desires, we forget the people who …

Employment