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Success Lessons From The World's Biggest Rejects: Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Meryl Streep and 10 More

People dismissed them for lacking talent, intelligence, imagination, and even good looks--but they succeeded anyway. Here's why.<p>The road to success can be long, winding, lonely, and difficult.<p>But sometimes we forget. And when we run into obstacles, we think it's a sign that we're on the wrong path, …

Motivation

Trust Your Gut! 13 Quotes to Be Confident in Your Decisions

We should pay more attention to the way we feel about things, especially with big decisions. In the workplace or situations where critical thinking …

Younger and Older Executives Need Different Things from Coaching

<i>Eric, 33, a high-potential vice president at a financial services firm, was elated to be selected by his supervisors to receive executive coaching. This meant he was being groomed for ascendance. His boss wanted him to be a more motivating leader to his team. In coaching, while Eric focused on</i> …

4 Myths About Innovation That "Gurus" Love To Tell

The only "right way" to innovate is to solve a problem that people care about<p>Go to any innovation conference and you're sure to be amazed. Someone will stand up on stage and show you how to unleash creativity in your organization, develop pathbreaking products and run circles around your …

This Is What Generation Z Wants From The Workplace

Just when you thought you figured out Millennials, Generation Z is now entering the workforce. A whopping 72.8 million individuals are included in this group born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s.<p>Are you ready?<p>While we have learned how to create a culture where Millennials can thrive, what …

Generation Z

9 Strategies to Make Your Peer Learning Program Thrive

If you’re sponsoring or developing a peer learning program, you know that professional communities of practice are a cost-effective way to leverage …

Employee Engagement

An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the growing body of evidence that storytelling plays a critical role in effective business presentations.<p>Quantified Communications maintains a large database of written and spoken communication from Fortune 500 executives, TED speakers, political …

Public Speaking

INFOGRAPHIC: The Future of Corporate Learning

Workflow Learning Infographic

<b>Workflow Learning for Continuous Workplace Learning</b><b>Charles Jennings</b> recently challenged L&D to ‘start with the 70 and plan for the 100‘. The book</b> …

eLearning

Evaluating the Business Impact of Learning: Why Aren’t More Organizations Doing It?

Talent development professionals are keenly aware of the need for rigorous evaluation data that can be used to drive learning and business results. …

10 Success lessons from Kevin O’Leary – “Mr. Wonderful” for entrepreneurs

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share76<p>+11<p>Shares 89<p>Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian born entrepreneur and TV personality who rose to prominence in the business world after …

Entrepreneurship

10 Success lessons from Brian Chesky – “Airbnb Founder and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share43<p>+11<p>Shares 81<p>Growing up, Brian Chesky never envisioned himself as an entrepreneur. Instead, the Airbnb co-founder came up with the …

10 Success lessons from Peter Thiel – “PayPal Founder, Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share37<p>+11<p>Shares 60<p>Peter Thiel is a silicon valley entrepreneur who founded two multi billion dollar companies, PayPal and Palantir. As a …

Peter Thiel

10 Success lessons from Kevin Systrom – “Instagram Founder and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share8<p>+1<p>Shares 17<p>Since launching in 2010 and being acquired two years later by Facebook for $1 billion with just 13 employees, Instagram …

10 Evening routines of billionaire entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share180<p>+12<p>Shares 204<p>Our daily routines can make a huge difference to how healthy, happy and productive we are. When used effectively, it …

Entrepreneurship

10 Success lessons from Paulo Coelho – “The Alchemist” for entrepreneurs

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+16<p>Shares 99<p>Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist and songwriter and the best-selling Portuguese language author in history. He …

Motivation

20 Most inspiring Tony Robbins quotes that will change your perspective

Share11<p>Tweet<p>Share17<p>+11<p>Shares 29<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t take …

Motivation

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity

Actions prove who someone is, words prove who they want to be.<p>As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive …

8 Brutal Life Lessons That Will Immediately Make You More Successful

Success isn't always easy--but learning these lessons now will propel you to the top.<p>Ask any successful entrepreneur how they got to the top, and they'll tell you they had to face plenty of harsh truths and realities to get there.<p>This isn't meant to be intimidating; it's empowering! Plenty of …

9 Ways CEOs Can Best Hone Their Leadership Skills

While some people are born leaders, it’s an area everyone can stand to improve upon — especially if you’re trying to grow a team.That’s why we asked …

CEOs

Skills For Future Success in a Disruptive World of Work

My dad retired as a Library Science professional soon after which the profession of Library management was transformed by digital forces. With the …

Leadership

How to Extend Learning Beyond Training — Chief Learning Officer

There is a big gap between what people learn from books, seminars and training courses, and what they actually do with this knowledge. Actually, it’s …

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here’s what he found

Indeed, deliberate practice can help you master new skills.<p>Deliberate practice involves a series of techniques designed to learn efficiently and purposefully.<p>This involves goal setting, breaking down complex tasks into chunks, developing highly complex and sophisticated representations of possible …

Creativity

6 Brain Science Surprises About Being Creative

Researchers who study creativity say a lot of what we think we know is wrong.<p>Most of us are always looking for ways to be more creative. Creativity is the basis of innovation, doing new things, breaking ground, and going places you've never been. There's plenty of advice available, but it comes …

5 Reasons Fear is the Enemy of Innovation

In my most recent episode (watch the video above) I went <i>Behind the Brand</i> with Global CEO and president of Epson, Minoru Usui to find out the secret formula to their recent breakthrough success with the game-changing EcoTank printer technology.<p>Here are 5 important lessons any business professional …

Applying the neuroscience of creativity to creativity training

Introduction<p>We have discovered a new approach to train creativity: through the neuroscience of creativity. While the neuroscience of creativity …

8 Habits of People Who Always Have Great Ideas

Aha moments aren’t magic, they come to people who have cultivated daily habits of approaching life differently.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Eureka moments are rare. The backstory behind great ideas is often …

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right

No matter how this past year went for you, use these 101 motivational quotes to start 2016 off right.<p>Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a …