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Strong leadership is about more than just telling people what to do; it's that rare but inspirational combination of enthusiasm, humility, grace, power, and wisdom.<p>Here are 10 podcast episodes that will help you stand on the shoulders of giants when it comes to developing such qualities. Taken …

Leadership

11 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

Psychology

A Single, Brutally Honest Truth About Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is an invaluable skill. But you'll never improve yours unless you acknowledge this first.<p>Just about every single decision we make is influenced by our emotions.<p>That's what makes emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ) so valuable. Learning to identify emotions, to …

10 Success lessons from Leonardo DiCaprio – “Actor, Environmentalist” for entrepreneurs

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+12<p>Shares 40<p>Leonardo DiCaprio is an Oscar-winning American actor with several acclaimed movies like “Inception”, “Titanic”, and …

The 21 best bodyweight exercises to lose weight and burn fat

1. Bar muscle-ups<p><b>Best for: strength | Challenge: high</b><p>Hang from a pullup bar and then swing your body forward a bit, pulling your shoulder blades …

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

How Your Handwriting Reveals Your Personality

Your handwriting reveals a lot more about your personality than you might think. In fact, there is a science known as Graphology, which involves …

Personality

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During my competitive cross-country running days it wasn’t uncommon for me to run five miles at five o’clock in the morning and another nine miles at …

San Diego

Silicon Valley's Audacious Plan to Create a New Stock Exchange

Five years ago, when Eric Ries was working on the book that would become his best-selling entrepreneurship manifesto "The Lean Startup," he floated a …

10 Things to Remember When You’ve Lost Your Motivation

<i>The biggest and most complex obstacle you’ll ever have to overcome is your mind. If you can overcome that, you can overcome anything.</i>Have you ever …

Motivation

Why J.K. Rowling Doesn't Want You To Follow Her Top 10 Rules For Success | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Do you truly tell others that all your successes are thanks to certain rules?<p>Don't tell me. You rules are golden.<p>They're things you always followed rigidly from the moment you took your first job.<p>…

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5 Common Emotions You Never Knew Had Names

That cozy feeling you get when it's raining out and you're indoors? There's a name for it.<p>Emotional life is far richer than the vocabulary we have to describe it. Sadness, joy, exhilaration, regret, fury, etc., bleed into each other, creating unique blends in which one emotion is tinged with …

How to Measure Your Emotional Intelligence and Become a Better Leader | Inc.com

Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Measuring Your Emotional Intelligence<p>Emotional intelligence - how we manage ourselves and our relationships - marks high-performers and leaders in organizations around the world. This set of human skills matter enormously, in many ways. For …

Emotional Intelligence

The best quotes to help you find business success

Motivation

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams | Inc.com

I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on the way we see the world--and what we believe is …

Motivation

7 Powerful Beliefs That Lead to Monumental Success | Inc.com

We all have that inner voice--the that tells you you're not going to make it.<p>That you're not good enough. You're undeserving. It's too late. You can't win. You fail at everything.<p>If you listen to it, that voice will dictate the beliefs you hold about yourself.<p>With these seven powerful beliefs, you …

Motivation

7 Habits That Will Make Men Attractive

If you expect to get advice like, “grow a five o’clock shadow” or “work out”, you’re wrong. That kind of advice doesn’t fix the real problem.<p>What you …

Self-help

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …

6 Little-Known Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>The world of entrepreneurship is surprising. Once you enter it, you either love it or hate it. …

26 Feelings You Should Experience At Some Point In Your Life

Embrace ALL the emotions.<p>With a birthday coming up, I've been thinking about feelings. I have a lot of them.<p>If there's anything I've learned in my short time on this earth, it's the importance of being in touch with yourself on an emotional level. Each interaction and experience you have sparks a …

Happiness

This is how economic empires collapse

This is a tough assignment, as there are as many kinds of collapse as there are systems: fragile ones can collapse suddenly, and resilient ones can decay for years or even decades before finally imploding or withering away.<p>Another way of describing collapse is: complex systems become much less …

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Yale psychologists have built a mathematical model for selfishness

Ever wonder why some people have a tendency to be nice—even in situations where it costs them—while others are constantly out for themselves? Psychologists from Yale University have built a formal mathematical model, combining game theory with ideas from behavioral economics, to show how humans …

Psychology

Why being smart and talented isn't enough to be successful

Now think of a few words that best describe that person.<p>What comes to mind? Smart? Organized? Confident? Disciplined? Inspiring?<p>If you're like most people, you probably focused largely on qualities like the last three — in other words, qualities that have more to do with the person's attitude than …

Self-improvement

Bill Gates: We can end poverty by 2030

On Wednesday, he published an essay on the worldwide effort to end poverty by 2030, and he says that he's very much a believer that it can be done.<p>"There is good reason for optimism about progress on reducing inequity," he writes. He published the essay from Davos, Switzerland, where the World …