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4 Steps to Cultivating an Innovation Mindset in Your Organization

Transforming an organization from innovation-averse to forward-thinking isn't always an easy road to navigate.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my work as a marketing consultant, I’m exposed to organizations of all sizes and manners of thinking.<p>Over time, I’ve …

Innovation

Innovate or Disintegrate

Innovation is sexy. It’s the “in” thing. People want to be viewed as creative and companies as creators. But, I am afraid the allure of novelty is …

If You Want To Build An Innovative Culture, You Need These 4 Things

We tend to think innovation is about ideas, but it depends on people even more.<p>fIn the late 1960's, Gary Starkweather had a serious spat with his boss. As an engineer in Xerox's long-range xerography unit, he saw that laser printing could be a huge business opportunity. His manager, however, was …

Here's Why You Should Think Twice About Listening to Business Gurus

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation.<p>One of the hardest things for business is to innovate consistently, year after year and decade after decade. Take a look at any industry at any point in time and you'll find one company that seems to find one company that seems to have hit on a …

105-year-old man sets record by cycling more than 14 miles in an hour

A 105-year-old man has made history by cycling more than 14 miles round a track in an hour.<p>Robert Marchand set the first hour record in the over-100s category in 2012, then beat it himself two years later at the age of 102, when he covered more than 16 miles. While his distance in Wednesday’s ride …

Cycling

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

Inside a stunned White House, the President considers his legacy and America’s future.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …

Michelle Obama

The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

For the longest time, I believed that there’s only one purpose of life: And that is to be happy.<p>Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? …

Happiness

10 Success lessons from Marcus Lemonis – “The Profit” for entrepreneurs

Share30<p>Tweet<p>Share71<p>+14<p>Shares 105<p>Marcus Lemonis, creator of CNBC’s The Profit, is a man who knows business. If you’ve never seen the show, Marcus is …

50 Evergreen Motivational Quotes

Not every day goes well in our life. Sometimes a rough day comes in and takes away all of our motivation. We start feeling lazy about our work. That …

Motivation

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

A UPenn psychologist uses the 'Hard Thing Rule' to teach her kids to take control of their success

It's doubly so if that successful person is a top psychologist who specifically studies how to help kids thrive.<p>That psychologist is Angela Duckworth, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania whose new book, "Grit," offers research and anecdotal evidence on how passion and perseverance lead to …

Self-improvement

10 Things You Can Do Today To Overcome Self-Doubt

Everyone has times in their life when they feel inadequate and emotionally drained, but some of us feel that way more often than others. Many of us tend to focus on the negative events and unfortunate situations that have taken place throughout the day. After all, those pesky, negative …

Self-confidence

Top 51 Motivational And Inspiring Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein ( <i>Born</i> <i>March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany Died April 18, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey, United States</i> ) was a theoretical physicist and …

Albert Einstein

Why Quitting Your Job to Chase Your Dream Is a Terrible Idea

We’re conditioned to see big career leaps as tales of risk and reward, but they’re mostly fables.<p>Not long ago, my friend Bryan quit his corporate job …

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Self-help

7 Powerful Beliefs That Will Lead You to Success

Whatever you're setting out to do, these 7 essentials beliefs can help steer you toward your goals.<p>We all have that inner voice--the that tells you you're not going to make it.<p>That you're not good enough. You're undeserving. It's too late. You can't win. You fail at everything.<p>If you listen to it, …

How Great Leaders Manage Underperforming Teams

Congratulations! You’ve earned a reputation as a highly effective leader. Now, your organization has thanked you by giving you a challenging new assignment that no one else can seem to figure out.<p>You’ve been assigned to lead a team that has a track record for underperforming, and it’s your mission …

Leadership

20 Zig Ziglar Quotes that will Stimulate Success in Your Life

It's easy to get bogged down with negativity in your daily life, but sometimes hearing just the right words can instantly change your outlook on …

Motivation

A Stanford Psychologist Explains How to Motivate Others to Change

Nagging doesn't work and neither do inspirational speeches. This does.<p>What's harder than talking yourself into making difficult but necessary changes in your life? Getting the people you love (or even the people you work with) to change.<p>At one time or another, most of us have been told that trying …

This Is What Makes a Really Great Leader

Timing is everything.<p>Consider the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn’t the first person to talk about civil rights. Indeed, there …

What Does 'Career Success' Really Mean?

<i>This is a guest post by the daughter of Steve Denning, Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective. The views expressed here are her own.</i><p>Last weekend, I was in the bookstore and came across Wes Moore’s book <i>The Work: My Search For A Life That Matters</i>. I picked …

Motivation

Critical Things You Must Quit Doing Now To Be More Successful

Most of us grew up hearing the mantra “Don’t be a quitter,” and we’ve internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don’t finish a …

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

Emotional Intelligence

To anyone who thinks they’re falling behind in life

You don’t need more motivation. You don’t need to be inspired to action. You don’t need to read any more lists and posts about how you’re not doing …