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How 10 High Achievers Handle Haters

Haters, critics and naysayers. Anyone on the path to success has them and must learn to stay motivated, despite the criticism or discouragement. Ten high performers and advisors from The Oracles share their secrets for handling haters.<p><b>1. Make criticism your fuel, not your kryptonite.</b><p>It’s all about …

Success

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

5 Effective Tips for Moving Forward When You Feel Like Quitting

Anything worth doing is not easy.Successful people keep going.<p>Anything worth doing is not easy. So getting discouraged when trying to reach your goals is only natural. But that doesn't mean you should give up, no matter how impossible things are looking at the moment. Here are 5 tips for sticking …

Three Steps To Fix A Broken Culture

Our world is in a constant state of change and organizations are evolving to create exceptional cultures. Is yours?<p><b>What Makes A Workplace Culture Exceptional?</b><p>According to Gallup, “The world’s best organizations don’t simply promise a great employee experience; they create a <i>culture</i> <i></i>of engagement in …

Employee Engagement

Want a Side Hustle That'll Actually Make You Rich in 2018? Read This Book Now

Time to make that paper.<p>The podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller showcases creatives who make a living doing what they love. It tells the stories of people who have figured out how to pursue their life's purpose and get paid for it (it was also, incidentally, the #1 podcast in the "New …

Top CEOs Agree: Hiring People on Intelligence and Talent Alone Without This Other Trait May Be a Huge Mistake

CEOs prefer this revered quality over talent or IQ when interviewing job candidates. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked.<p>If you were interviewing for an important job, and the CEO of the company asked you this question point blank (which has <i>one right answer</i> for getting you that job offer) what …

If Your Employees Aren't Learning, You're Not Leading

There’s a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like “I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year” have higher scores on questions such as:<p>“I consider myself …

Employment

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success

What matters isn't so much who's on your team, but rather how the team works together.<p>The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out …

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things

Researchers say to build better habits you absolutely need to stop doing these few things.<p>According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the …

Success

3 Reasons CEOs Should Lose Sleep Over The State Of Their Human Resources Departments

Years ago, in response to widespread parent complaints that their kids were not getting to play at all, Little League baseball required coaches to play every kid on their rosters for a minimum of six consecutive outs in the field and one at bat. The rule was effective, but it had a perhaps …

The 1 Company Culture Rule 99% of People Are Afraid to Follow but Should

Company culture is created by following this simple rule.<p>I believe we are experiencing a massive shift in how companies think about company culture.<p>Go back a few years, and it was all about novelties to draw top talent: big screen televisions, open work spaces, Ping-pong tables and baristas on …

How Can You Tell You're a Good Leader? You Motivate Others By Doing These 4 Things Daily

Everybody has an opinion about the things that bosses do to motivate people. Lets simplify it down to the very things our human nature desires at work.<p>Have you noticed how everyone seems to have an opinion about motivation -- how one is motivated, and how leaders motivate their troops? It's such a …

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for This 1 Rare Sign

Chip Bergh, chief executive of Levi Strauss & Co., shares some great insights on his leadership style. But one trait really stands out.<p>Ever been in an important meeting where a topic on the agenda causes tension that you can cut with a knife? Instead of colleagues speaking up to solve an issue, you …

9 Things That Will Kill Your Career

There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.<p>We usually only hear about the more egregious examples, such as when Yelp employee Talia Jane became an Internet sensation last month for writing a blistering post …

Career Development

12 Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders

A great leader has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with <i>Dilbert</i>’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. …

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees

No, the list doesn't include great pay and benefits. (Shouldn't those be a given?) Great bosses go much further.<p>Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other …

The Top 4 Traits Millennials Look for in Leaders

Number two may surprise you.<p>Leading Millennials can seem challenging. Often considered entitled, narcissistic, and suffering from unrealistic expectations, Millennials have sometimes gotten a bad rap in the workplace.<p>However, at 80 million strong, Millennials (those born from 1980-2000) are already …