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From Steve Jobs to Oprah: 28 Leaders' Commencement Speeches That Will Make You Re-Think Success

The best advice from Steve Jobs, Oprah, Barack Obama, J.K.Rowling, and many more on how to rethink success.<p>It's both inspiring and comforting to hear how those we admire succeed in the face of failures, setbacks, and barriers, and there's perhaps no better format than the commencement address to …

7 Harsh Truths About Life That No One Wants to Accept | Inc.com

We all face some degree of struggle and suffering in life and in business. Some are unavoidable; some are errors we can learn and grow from; some come from the neglect or bad actions of others.<p>Sometimes the worst struggles are the ones we inflict upon ourselves through bad habits of thought. As …

Self-help

How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Kill Now

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make now that will instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and a leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just …

Your Surroundings Are More Important to Success Than You Think

Your environment--including the people you surround yourself with--is the clearest indicator of who you are and who you're becoming.<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

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10 qualities of people with high emotional intelligence

According to Psychology Today, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." This usually involves:<p>Emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;<br>• The ability to harness emotions …

5 Ways To Instantly Increase Your Leadership Presence

Leadership presence, that illusive but “we know it when we see it” quality, is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that when combined, send all the right signals. It’s how you show up, how you make others feel, and how effectively you communicate both verbally and non-verbally. It’s the …

Body Language

Changing Your Mindset to Achieve Success

How Can I Change My Mindset?<p>Many of us stunt our growth and stop ourselves from getting what we want by having a fixed mindset. We have that voice in our heads that we listen to that tells us that we can't do something, that something is impossible, or that we do not have the skills to achieve …

Why we don't follow through on what we set out to do — and how to fix it

Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and delaying his work on the text.<p>Hugo's publisher had become frustrated by his repeated procrastination and responded by setting a formidable deadline.<p>The publisher demanded that Hugo finish the …