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How To Build Your Leadership Capacity

When I was going through selection and training for a particular SEAL team, one of the first things the instructors did was send the class a message about leadership: they cut the majority of the officers and senior enlisted from leadership positions and replaced them with junior members. The …

Starbucks' Former President Reveals 6 Leadership Traits That Led to His Wild Success

Howard Behar, author of It's Not About the Coffee, grew Starbucks from 28 stores to more than 15,000. He reflects on the key leadership principles that made that happen.<p>Howard Behar is former president of Starbucks Coffee Company International and the author of <i>It's Not About The Coffee</i> and <i>The Magic</i> …

Leadership

Stress Leads to Bad Decisions. Here’s How to Avoid Them

A senior sales executive I’ll call Daniela was frustrated. She’d been working on delegating more to her team. To her dismay, many were struggling to take on the levels of freedom she’d offered — even though they’d asked for more responsibility. Exasperated, she vented to me, “I thought delegating …

25 of The Greatest Words of Wisdom Ever Spoken

This post is by Osama Iqbal, Founder and Writer atThe post 25 of The Greatest Words of Wisdom Ever Spoken appeared first on iamwire.

Motivation

The Mindset Shifts You Need to Meet Any Goal

Overcoming obstacles is a mental game. In the third week of The Goal Standard Challenge, our experts shared strategies that can change everything.<p>Congrats! You’ve completed The Goal Standard’s third week, the first Fight Stage. Things got tough this week. You might have struggled to stay …

Self-improvement

Why Portland’s Tax On CEO Pay Matters

While the impact of the Oregon city’s new law remains to be seen, it may move the national conversation about income inequality forward.<p>Last week, Portland, Oregon, became the first city in the nation to impose a tax on publicly traded companies that pay their CEOs more than 100 times the median …

Why Tons of Failure Is the Key to Success, According to Seth Godin

If you let it, failure can be a precious gift, rather than something to be avoided at all costs<p>Most people avoid failure like the plague.<p>They spend their time trying to achieve perfection. They forgo opportunities they aren't certain will be a sure thing. They do whatever it takes to make sure they …

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

Want To Double Your Salary? Of Course You Do—Try This

Research shows money (in the form of a paycheck) can buy happiness. Experts craft a game plan to double your salary.<p>The best things in life may be free, but a study out of Case Western Reserve University found that money does indeed buy happiness. Increasing income–to the tune of an annual salary …

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Startups

These brands are capitalizing on the fashion industry's trash

These stores are part of the fast fashion movement, a billion-dollar business that relies on cheap labor and efficient supply chains to replicate the latest couture trends, turning them into clothing that's sold in mass quantities.<p>The movement kicked off in the nineties when Forever 21 began making …

Zero Waste

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List

Every book, try to get one takeaway.<p><i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm …

The 99% Got a Raise Last Year, But Not Enough to Dent Rising Inequality

The uptick for the bottom 99% was the best since 1999<p>Here’s the good news After getting short shrift for years after the recession, families in the bottom 99% of earners finally saw some noticeable income growth in 2015. Even adjusted for inflation, average incomes across that huge swath of …

Economics

The 23 best business books to read this summer

Summer's officially begun, and that probably means you're going to need something to read on your next trip to the beach or for the long flight to your vacation destination.<p>You'll be kicking back, but might as well bring something educational to accompany that magazine you picked up at the …

Penguin Random House

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting — and most controversial — aspects of marketing.<p>The problem has …

How to Read Food Label – Healthy Tips and Tricks

When browsing the fresh food aisles at your local grocery store, it can be easy to find yourself becoming overwhelmed by the huge selection of foods …

Brexit: the next 100 days for UK investors

Something miraculous happened as UK stock market stared into the abyss last week. While overseas investors and institutions indiscriminantly dumped British shares hundreds of thousands of retail investors used their savings to prop up the market.<p><b>Retail investors' Dunkirk</b><p>The demand from retail …

Stock Markets

How To Start Investing With Just $1,000

Recently a Forbes reader I’ll call Susan emailed me about how to get started investing. Here’s what she said:<p>I just turned 18 years old, and would like to invest young so that I can have life-long investments. I’m interested in investing in mutual funds, and somewhere where there will not be …

Investing

7 things financially successful people refuse to do

The truth is, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. But it's not just what they choose to do that matters, it's what they refuse to do that matters as well.<p>Let's take a look at some things enormously successful people refuse to do.

Motivation

7 Common Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Achieve Your Goals And Dreams In Life.

No matter what goals, dreams or personal changes you want to achieve in your life, the reality for you and everyone else, is that it requires …

Success Comes From Solving Real Problems, Not Chasing Unicorn Fantasies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship has always been one of the great American dreams. For many people it’s about taking an idea and molding it into a business that sets you up for life. This, of course, isn’t in the cards for the vast majority of people who …

Entrepreneurship