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A 40-Year-Study Found That Rich People Exhibited This Undesirable Trait as Kids

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money.<p>Imagine you are asked to look at a sixth-grade class and predict which students will earn the highest income as adults. Which kids would you choose?<p>Do you go for the studious kids? The shy kids who are eager to …

Psychology

Why You Have to Stop Networking If You Want to Succeed

Networking is out. Connecting is in. Here's what that means for your relationship building.<p>Business relationships are critical for top-performing growth. These relationships don't just launch your career to new heights, though. Relationships are a means of cultivating ideas, encouraging …

Leadership

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

This 1 Simple Way of Thinking Separates the Smartest People From Everyone Else

It's the way to better relationships, creative thinking, problem solving, and great conversations.<p>In one famous quote, Albert Einstein explained his genius when he famously said, "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."<p>The second part of that quote is certainly good news for the …

Creativity

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership

'Do not fear failure': The best pieces of life advice from General George S. Patton

'Do everything you ask of those you command.'<p><i>US Marine Corps</i><p>Sgt. Maj. Scott T. Pile speaks to 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines and sailors …

12 Leadership Lessons from Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson

EMBA student Robert Chen, WG’19, an executive coach at Exec|Comm in New York City, highlights takeaways about leadership from Alex Gorsky, WG’96, CEO …

11 Reasons Why Failure Is Essential For Self-Development

Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.<p>It’s easy, when observing other people’s successes, to think that it came easily, or that you’re the unlucky one …

Want To Know What Your Coworkers Really Think About You? Ask These 2 Questions

A simple "presence audit" will tell you what your team thinks of you.<p>As a leader, it can be hard to get an honest pulse on what your team thinks about you.<p>On the one hand, employees (often rightfully) believe that telling you about your negative traits will impact their career. While on the other …

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

Employment

27 Tips For When You Feel Like Giving Up From Billionaire Failure Expert Sir James Dyson

There's no such thing as an overnight success<p>The life of entrepreneur is never easy, It can be a long hard struggle that takes years to break even, let alone turn a profit. Entrepreneurs need to have passion, stubbornness, determination, persistency and tenacity as well as a great idea to achieve …

Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits

Countless studies have confirmed that trust is the one human behavior you cannot afford not to have for your business to profit.<p>Tell me if you agree with this statement: <i>For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust</i>.<p>If you agree, it's really no different in the workplace, …

10 traits the best leaders have in common

Everyone loves to complain about their boss, and a classic Gallup study found that 50% of current employees have left at least one job in their career to get away from a bad manager.<p>When asked for clarification, the most common reason seems to be a managers lack of clarity in setting expectations, …

Peter Drucker

4 Conversational Habits That Successful People Always Practice

Remember that the art of listening is as important as art of speaking.<p><i>How do I become well spoken? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jane Chin (陳盈錦), President, Medical Science</b> …

Public Speaking

Five Traits Of A Good Boss

A good boss has the confidence in his employees. He or she knows the right person to delegate to keeping in mind strengths and weaknesses, without …

Work-life Balance

It Doesn't Matter How Smart You Are: These 17 Personal Shortcomings Will Ruin Your Business If You Let Them

Why there are more important attributes than intelligence.<p>Serial entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It might make logical sense that the smartest entrepreneurs are naturally the most successful. It might …

Self-improvement

5 Lessons From a Former Navy SEAL That Will Change the Way You View Leadership Forever

These hard-won Navy SEAL leadership lessons from the height of the Iraq War can help you become a better leader, entrepreneur, and business owner.<p>During the height of the Iraq War, thousands of US Navy SEALs lead some of the toughest and most dangerous missions across insurgent-held cities in Iraq …

Leadership

The 5 Traits (Some Surprising) I Look for When Hiring New Workers

Think you want a "yes man" (or "yes woman") as your next next employee? Actually, you don't.<p>The success of your team is highly dependent on the people who make it up. That's why it's so important, when you have an opening, to ensure that the person you hire for the job is right for the …

There are 4 primary communication personalities —and knowing yours can help you improve your relationships

More than two million people have taken a DISC assessment to better understand their communication style.<p>In fact, organizations that I work with often request DISC profiles for high-potential employees and high-performance teams to help them identify and maximize their strengths.<p>Research shows that …

Psychology

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

Peter Drucker

Don't Want Your Employees to Quit? Here Are 50 Inspiring Quotes About Good Leadership

If you put people first, profits will follow<p>There is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to employee engagement when currently 68 percent of employees are either disengaged or actively disengaged.<p>There is plenty of evidence as to the benefits of having a highly engaged, excited and …

Employee Engagement

This 5-Second Steve Jobs Strategy Is a Master Class in Leadership

One of the simplest and most powerful things you can do as a leader takes almost no time at all.<p>I have a confession. I'm a pain in the ass (arse, for my colleagues speaking proper English) to work with. I thrive on impossible challenges and expect those I work with to do the same. Growing up, my …

Leadership

A Brutal Truth About Success That Few People Are Willing to Admit

Success is never found in acquiring what you don't have, but in what you're willing to do with what you already possess.<p>Imagine the looks on people's faces when someone says, "You don't need to buy a lighter bike. You'd be a lot better off if you lost 10 or 20 pounds."<p>(We'll get back to that lovely …

Self-improvement

The Man Who Got Americans to Eat Trash Fish Is Now a Billionaire

Chuck Bundrant was a college freshman with $80 in his pocket when he drove halfway across the country to Seattle to earn a few bucks fishing. The …

Fishing

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Insights from Google's new study could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, …

Leadership
Team Building

The CEO of a $26 billion company says her best advice comes from years of approaching the business world wrong

Irene Rosenfeld, the CEO of Mondelēz International, discusses some of biggest lessons and mistakes she's made in her career. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>SARA SILVERSTEIN: And we and our audience always likes to hear from people who have achieved what many of us aspire to achieve. So I'd</i> …

Business Strategy

5 Unusual Facts About Google's Odd (and Wildly Successful) Management Practices

These people practices are terrifying for companies with traditional, command-and-control leadership styles. But they work for Google.<p>One of the things I truly admire about Google's management approach is that, like the rest of Google, its HR leaders look at real-world data to engineer the …

Leadership

Overcoming These 7 Challenges Will Make You More Successful

Don’t let these common obstacles hold you back from reaching your full potential.<p>It’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. …

8 Behaviors That Separate Ultra-Successful People From Everybody Else

This curated post is authored by Elle Kaplan, Founder & CEO,The post 8 Behaviors That Separate Ultra-Successful People From Everybody Else appeared …

Self-improvement