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How to prepare for the end of the bull market

The vast majority of investors will be caught totally by surprise when this bull market in stocks finally comes to an end. Cultivating a healthy sense of skepticism will help protect you from the irrational exuberance that invariably accompanies a market top.<p>This is far easier said than done, …

Stock Markets

12 Ways Successful People Get More Done Than the Rest of Us

Successful people are not more gifted. They just work hard, and then succeed on purpose.<p>Most of us know at least one madly productive person--someone who's able to accomplish more in a couple of hours than the rest of us get done all day. And chances are that person is also quite successful.<p>It's no …

Self-improvement

3 leadership lessons from Howard Schultz, Satya Nadella, and Jeff Bezos

There are many ways to answer that question, but most would agree that true leadership involves the ability to practice what one preaches, to set the …

Howard Schultz

6 Undeniable Characteristics of Successful Business Leaders and What They Actually Entail

Visionary. Articulate. Reachable. These are some of the traits we see over and over again in those who have reached iconic status.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership? Basically, it's the ability to get across an idea to a group of people. Over the …

Leadership

The 5 Characteristics That Make a Charismatic Leader

Personality and charm, not external power or authority, are what count most for the "it factor."<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Defining what makes a good leader is hard. Great leaders have certain qualities that are difficult to identify and pin down, begging …

Charisma

10 Best Boss Traits (Ranked in Order of What Makes Employees Stick Around)

We all know a bad boss when we see one. But what are the traits of an exceptional boss?<p>When I wrote about the worst boss traits last month, I wasn't expecting such an intense reaction. Dozens of readers told me they felt the list revealed a lot about their own situation working for a boss who …

workimprovement

The Brutal Truth About Why Being a Leader Is So Hard

It's not about being right. It's about this instead, all right?<p>Being a great leader is so much harder than it looks.<p>What's difficult about leadership is that nobody ever sits you down and "teaches" you what being a real leader is all about. There's no class in early education that defines …

workimprovement

13 things mentally strong people don't do

Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do. It's usually seen in what you don't do.<p>In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," …

Self-help

3 Decision-Making Models Used by Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos

The quality of our decisions determines the quality of our lives.<p>It was 1994, and Jeff Bezos was a rising corporate star working at a top hedge fund on Wall Street. As the youngest-ever senior VP at D.E. Shaw & Co, he was set for life.<p>Until he quit.<p>According to Bezos, "I needed the right <i>framework</i> …

Self-improvement

8 Wise Tips Famous CEOs like Warren Buffett Would Give Their Younger Selves

Advice from these key players in the business world could help you get ahead.<p>Every successful CEO has hit plenty of bumps on the road to the top. …

Howard Schultz

4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence

Imagine the immense possibilities of working with a team that possesses these traits.<p>In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive.<p>One of those critical skills for success that …

Emotional Intelligence

Three Things To Keep In Mind When Granting Equity To Employees

Part of the appeal of working at a startup or emerging company is the ability to earn equity and become an owner.<p>It’s this ownership mentality that drives startup employees to work harder, longer, and smarter than their corporate counterparts. When everyone is invested, teams can move …

Leadership

4 Things That Set Successful CEOs Apart

The chief executive role is a tough one to fill. From 2000 to 2013, about a quarter of the CEO departures in the Fortune 500 were involuntary, according to the Conference Board. The fallout from these dismissals can be staggering: Forced turnover at the top costs shareholders an estimated $112 …

Leadership

When My Employees Ask Me for a Raise, I Always Tell Them This

Your fail-proof plan for your next promotion.<p>Startups often house a recognizable cast of characters.<p>In my current version, I play the part of the seasoned veteran. Even though, and don't tell my people this, I don't really have it figured out either.<p>I'm the CEO. And, as many startups do, we carry a …

Startups

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively …

Employee Engagement

5 Characteristics of a Great Leader

Here are five critical qualities of great leaders and how they can help you be a great leader -- or colleague, or family member, or friend -- as well.<p>…

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say

Want a new employee to truly hit the ground running? Say these four things.<p>You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. …

Employment

Genghis Khan's 3 Strategies For Success Could Change Your Life Immediately

Discover how one man became ruler of the largest empire in the world by applying a few simple strategies that can change your life forever.<p>If you want to continue to perform at peak levels, inspire others and become a thought leader in your field, you need to become a consummate learner. As soon as …

Self-improvement

5 Ways Insightful Leaders Keep Their Teams Working Calmly During Tumultuous Change

When a company is roiled by big changes, the people working there need to be taken into consideration.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The only thing that is constant is change. -- Heraclitus</i><p>At some point, ever leader and their respective organization is going …

Leadership

Are you an Entrepreneur Who Thrives on Stress?

If you’re a "stressaholic," you’re not alone. Many entrepreneurs harbor an addiction to stress.<p><i>Bill Kimberlin is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member and founder of the organization's Nashville chapter. A serial entrepreneur, Bill's latest start-up venture is 500below, the first peer-to-peer</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Been Let Down Again? 5 Keys To Creating A Culture Of Accountability

It’s an old rule of life that we teach people how to treat us. Yet how often have you held back from calling someone out for failing to follow through on what they said they would do because, well, it was just less awkward to do it yourself. At least in the short term.<p>But here’s the deal: when you …

Self-help