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30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

Learn how to be a better leader by taking these online classes

Making the jump to a leadership role in your field could mean the difference between struggling to make ends meet and living the secure lifestyle you …

Leadership

Ten Reasons Successful People Change Jobs More Often

A lot of working people and job-seekers worry about looking like “job hoppers.” They force themselves to stick it out at jobs they hate, because they’re afraid that employers might spurn them if they have too many short-term jobs on their resumes.<p>Here’s the problem with that logic. The employers …

Employment

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28 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

You can't just go out into the office and ask your employees. If you're terrible, they have a vested interest in not telling you the truth.<p>You're going to have to do some serious introspection and reflection to find out, either way. With that in mind, here are some subtle signs that you're an …

15 Ways To Make A Bad Job Better

Nearly everybody has suffered through a horrible job at some point. When we’re unhappy at work, we tend to feel sorry for ourselves, and that’s understandable — but there’s a lot more we can do to relieve our misery than just dragging ourselves to work every day!<p>If you can’t job-hunt right now …

Employment

29 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

It’s important to remember that every interview is a two-way street.<p>You should be assessing the employer just as much as they’re assessing you …

Lazy Employees? These 6 Workplace Issues May Be to Blame

If productivity is suffering, it might not be your staff's fault. Learn the six workplace issues that could be impacting employee productivity.<p>You hired your staff for a reason. If there had been red flags on their resume, the recruiter never would have called. If their interview had been a …

From College Dropout to Wall Street Success Story: 11 Things Winning People Always Do

From thinking strategically to maintaining discipline, these core principles make success more likely.<p>If you're a parent, it's hard when you don't like your kids' choices. Sometimes you have to step in, like when they're acting illegally or risking their health. But what do you do when your kids …

9 Rules for Successful Time Management

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started working for myself I knew I would have to put some limits on how much time I’d devote to my business. Without “regular hours” or a boss telling me exactly what was required of me, I was in danger of working 24 hours a day …

15 Signs It's Time to Quit Your Job (And What to Do About It)

They say life is too short to stay in a job you hate, but I disagree. I say, life is too <i>looong</i> to stay in a job you hate. Before I became a life coach, I spent more than a decade in a job that was a terrible fit for me. Like, really terrible.<p>Now, I love my job. I help people find ways to enjoy …

20 Small Habits That Create Lasting Happiness

Be proud, happy, and excited when you walk out the door in the morning.<p><i>How do you simplify 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 Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, motivational speaker,</b> …

Productivity Apps

8 Timeless Leadership Lessons From General Stanley McChrystal | Inc.com

I own two Washington DC-based firms (Successful Culture and Information Experts) that proudly support our war-fighters through the creation and facilitation of training programs to help our military men and women stay safe. I have the privilege of facilitating leadership training programs for our …

Leadership

The Alphabet Of A Leader | Inc.com

There is no single formula for leadership. My mentor, the father of modern management theory Peter Drucker, once said to me, " The only thing common among all of the great leaders I have known, is that they all have followers!" Indeed! So how do you cultivate a following that is deserving of your …

Leadership

The 5 Secrets of Very Productive People Are Just Common Sense

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than a decade ago, Microsoft got curious about how many hours per week workers are actually productive. They ran a survey prompting people to rate their workplace productivity, and the findings were pretty alarming.<p>In the U.S., …

24 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top

The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 successful executives who credit simple daily habits for helping them …

Family Business

21 Core Beliefs That Will Take Your Leadership From Good to Great | Inc.com

Great leaders come from all eras, all levels of society, and all cultures--but there are certain beliefs great leaders share. These core beliefs are the foundation of your leadership, the things that will help you become successful. See how many you share:<p><b>1. Leading by example</b>. Albert Schweitzer …

Leadership

9 Proven Study Hacks Every Student Should Know

Here are some helpful study hacks that will train your brain and help you work smarter towards your exams. These study tips are Proven by Science.<p>1. …

Time Management

Want to Vastly Improve Employee Morale? Try This Leadership Style

It may be counter-intuitive to pull off for top-down bosses, but when mastered, your morale and engagement will soar to new heights.<p>Eleven years ago, I reported to a highly emotionally-intelligent and very successful executive -- still my favorite boss to this day.<p>The greatest lessons Bruce taught …

15 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Stressed

Have you mastered stress, or is stress mastering you? Between work deadlines, bills, and family and friend obligations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. …

Having Trouble Staying Motivated? Read This

Motivating yourself is an important aspect to help you achieve success. Motivation comes from goal setting and having a vision, but for some people, …

Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly | Inc.com

Whether you're running a business, an aspiring entrepreneur, or somebody with big dreams, achieving requires that you have goals, plans, and a way to hold yourself accountable. If you really want to stay on track, a weekly check-in can be a valuable tool.<p>Spend some time every week with these …

Motivation

How to Thrive at Work (Even If You Don’t Love Your Job)

<b>“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ~Jim Rohn</b><p>We spend so much of our days at work, …

Happiness

7 Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Job Search Ready

There’s a lot of great advice out there on using LinkedIn to find jobs. This post is different because I include actions to make your search so fruitful that the jobs find <i>you.</i><p><b>1. Get Your Headline Right</b><p>Although the search algorithm at LinkedIn is a closely guarded secret, one thing many experts …

Employment

Are You Really a Leader? Ask Yourself These 20 Questions to Find Out.

Many of these questions get to the heart of whether or not you have integrity, which your employees instinctively want to know too.<p>Being a leader is not for everyone. It takes a special set of skills and sensibilities to be a successful, strong leader. Are you curious to see if you have what it …

10 things highly successful people do before going to sleep

They have a set of actions and activities that inspire, refresh and renew passion for their business plans and personal life goals.<p>Before you go to bed, try these 10 things so that you can wake up ready to tackle the day ahead.

Success

A guide to help new graduates ace their job interviews

I was fortunate to have some great mentors when I started out in my career.<p>I sometimes leaned on these folks when an upcoming job interview had my gut in knots. The advice was simple yet greatly profound: Be yourself, one mentor said.<p>Young adults — and plenty of older ones — often falter when …

Employment

7 Awesome Habits of Highly Effective People | Inc.com

As we go through our daily-by-day lives without a pause or a moment to think about what it is we are actually doing, it's easy to assume we are working as effectively as we can. It is important to take that pause and observe others in action. Are we working as effectively as our extremely …

Self-improvement

The New Manager's Guide to Effective Leadership

Discover helpful recommendations for entering a management role -- from how to find your leadership style to how to navigate a working relationship.

5 Things You Need to Take Off Your Resume ASAP

Searching for your next great gig is serious business, and before you even get in the door for an interview (and pray they don’t ask you insanely hard interview questions), you’ve got to make the effort to revamp and perfect your resume. And there are resume tips that get you noticed and resume …