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We currently live in Elysium — the heaven on earth.<p>1. We are privileged<p>Think about it. If you are a Westerner, from Europe, from America, or much of …

The best investment decision I have ever made

When I got my business degree in 2011, I was ready to start my career.<p>I wanted to start a business, earn money, and also invest. Those were my main …

Investing

So You're Smart, but You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Surprising Harvard Research Says Giving Negative Feedback to Peers Won't Work (Unless You Do 1 Simple Thing)

Harvard researchers say we've got it all wrong on giving negative feedback to peers. It's useless if you don't do this too.<p>Giving negative feedback to peers can be as stressful and confounding as figuring out how to give feedback to your boss or how to give feedback to a difficult employee.<p>And now …

Using a Bullet Journal Can Help A Principal Increase Productivity

Bullet journaling is a free form, customizable organizational system created by Brooklyn designer Ryder Carroll. Inspired by the reflective practice …

Meetings :  A Culture of Excess That Hurts Our Productivity and Morale

71% of meetings are considered unproductive. Let’s fix that. I believe in a world where meetings enhance productivity, inspire creativity, and enable …

Here’s how getting fit can help your career

It’s 5:00 am and folks like Tim Cook, Jack Dorsey and Howard Schultz are up and at it. They are all either lifting weights, running, bike riding, or …

The 4 Secrets of Productivity, According to 7 Billionaires

Forget the small hacks -- these productivity secrets of Bezos and Zuckerberg have material impact.<p>Frigid offices. Summertime weather. Fantasy football leagues. What do these three things have in common? Studies say they all cause your productivity at work to plummet.<p>You cannot always control your …

Richard Branson's Secret to Being More Productive, in Just 2 Words

Peak performance starts with committing to these two words.<p>When it comes to inspiring entrepreneurs and business owners, Richard Branson is at the top of most lists.<p>After all, he's a billionaire who has started over 400 companies and is easily in the running for the busiest individual in the world …

I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company, you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

Here's where the government gets the money it spends in all 50 US states

Some of the taxes the government draws on to collect money include "a blueberry tax in Maine and a mosquito tax in Alabama," reports cost information …

3 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life

It's not the big things that take out most leaders and creative pros, it's the little ones. Over time, they forget to do the small things that position them to bring their best effort to the table every day. While everything might look fine to those around them, the decay has already begun and they …

8 morning rituals that are hard to adopt but will pay off forever

The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that's what a 2009 University of Leipzig study found. The researchers concluded that "morning people were more proactive than evening types."<p>But being an effective early riser isn't just about waking up before everyone else. It's about putting …

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader

Inspiring, motivational quotes to help you become a better leader, a better boss...and maybe even a better person.<p>Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to …

These Are The 3 Traits Of Bosses That Everyone Wants To Work For

Do you want to be known as the manager who served his people well or as that selfish boss a former employee is now writing a book about?<p>People don’t work for companies; they work for people–namely, their bosses. In a recent employee report done by workforce engagement software provider TinyPulse, …

How to Address Problems Directly Without Being a Jerk

Five tips to confronting problems, not people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world of entrepreneurship has no room for passive aggression or beating around the bush. As a business owner, you’ll save time, money and a whole lot of stress by being direct with other …

5 books that will make you more well-rounded

Want to know one of the "secrets" to becoming a better leader? Become a more voracious reader.<p>One of the best ways to "stand on the shoulders of giants" is to read. We hear it all the time--that the most successful people, our greatest leaders, are people who read constantly (including Bill Gates, …

How to blow your boss’s mind

We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right — you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always …

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders

Do you possess this crucial leadership quality? If not, here's how to get it.<p>Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which …

Why Willpower Keeps Failing You. Here's What to Do Instead

People might tell you will power is the key to getting to the top, but they're lying to you.<p>For most people, the tendency is to see will power like a bridge. It's what enables you to cross over the troubles of life and get to the other side, where things are better, <i>you</i> are better and there's nobody …

Does Your Boss Have Emotional Intelligence? Here Are 4 Ways to Truly Know

If your boss is faking these behaviors, he's the greatest actor since Tom Hanks.<p>Ever wonder whether your boss has a high degree of emotional intelligence (EQ)? To really find out, you'd need to measure your boss's current emotional competencies against the set standard of those prolific bosses that …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon …

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

5 Solutions That Can Boost Employee Happiness

Happiness in the workplace is tricky. First, agreeing on a definition of happiness is difficult in itself. Second, the remedy for unhappiness at work is open to much speculation. Does happiness even have a place at work?<p>The speculation over the relevance and importance of happy employees is …

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Self Control

The 10 Things You Must Do to Achieve Your Goals

To succeed, you first have to set yourself up for success.<p>In making New Year’s resolutions, it might seem like you’re setting yourself up for failure. So many people underutilize gym memberships, quickly revert to old habits or never take up new hobbies they’ve been meaning to master.<p>For …

Want to Be a Better Communicator? Try This Surprising Approach

I've been a professional communicator for a lot of years, and here's the most important thing I've learned: Inspirational, persuasive communicators have one attribute that makes them much more effective than those who just disseminate information.<p>The attribute? Generosity. Merriam-Webster's defines …

Leadership

The 5 Communication Habits All Leaders Need to Motivate a Team

Good communication is certainly a strong leadership trait. But what exactly does that look like?<p>A global leadership study revealed that 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop employees with leadership potential.<p>Let me echo that massive study: We are in an era with an alarming …

#10 Daily Habits to Learn from Successful People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Whether you are just getting your startup off the ground or you have a regular 9 to 5 job, you need a couple of habits to help you develop, grow, …