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11 Things You Need to Give Up If You Want to Be Happy and Successful

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Self-improvement

US Navy SEALs develop mental toughness by reinforcing one behavior

Mental toughness is a state of mind. Anyone can develop the mental toughness of a solider without being part of the military. Mental toughness is resilience—the ability to stick to something regardless of the obstacles in your way. It’s about being goal oriented, always trying to improve, and being …

Special Forces

Rachel Dolezal: ‘I’m not going to stoop and apologise and grovel’

Two years ago, she was a respected black rights activist and teacher. Then she was exposed as a white woman who had deceived almost everyone she knew. Why did she do it?<p>Spokane is a modest town of wide streets and snow-capped horizons in Washington state, 90 miles from the Canadian border. Its …

The psychology of punishment is key to why people vote against their own interests

Donald Trump would not be US president without the votes of many, including Obamacare enrollees and immigrants, who are likely to find themselves worse off because of his policies. To some Democrat supporters, this widespread voting against self-interests can seem impossible to understand. To Molly …

Psychology

Why Everyone At Your Company Should Have This Simple Job Description

For leaders of entrepreneurial organizations, nothing is more important or challenging than building the right team.<p>Startups and small businesses are dynamic environments that require people to think on their feet, identify challenges, and take unilateral action on a regular basis.<p>That’s why we’ve …

Entrepreneurship

How to Train Employees so They Can Leave but Treat Them so Well They Never Want to

When employees do leave and you've coached, educated, and trained them, they'll leave on better terms and be more inclined to advocate for your brand to future partners, clients, and even potential employees.<p>Last year, I said goodbye to a team member who I'd worked pretty closely with for nearly …

8 Mistakes That Make Good Employees Leave

Few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Here's how to make it stop.<p>It's tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn't be. Most of the mistakes that companies make are easily avoided. When you do make mistakes, your best employees are the first to go, …

8 Reasons Why Exceptional Employees Quit Their Jobs

Avoid these critical leadership mistakes (or these bosses) if you want to thrive.<p>To have exceptional success in business, you need to have exceptional employees. However, hiring them is only half the battle.<p>Unfortunately, it's the easiest for A-players to find another opportunity, and they'll be …

13 Leadership Skills You Didn't Need A Decade Ago That Are Now Essential

Leadership skills aren’t stagnant. Different generations moving in and out of the workforce dictate changes to the ways people lead.<p>This is one reason leaders need to be constantly updating their skills. If you’re wondering what skills have come into play lately for the modern leader, read on for …

Five Essential Lessons I Learned In 20 Years Of Managing People

One longtime manager explains how he learned that you don’t actually need the best people.<p>Management guru Henry Mintzberg once observed, “The great myth is the manager as orchestra conductor. It’s this idea of standing on a pedestal and you wave your baton and accounting comes in, and you wave it …

How You Can Fix These 4 Credibility Damaging Leadership Mistakes

You work hard to build your credibility, but you might be making some common mistakes that can damage it. Here's how to fix them.<p>Credibility might be the most important thing you have as a leader. Without it, you lose the ability to influence people, move initiatives forward, and build support …

Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite)

Great leaders know the secret to motivating, inspiring, and leading their employees. And here it is.<p>The audience was polite but definitely not captivated. I was struggling to engage them. OK, to be honest, I was kinda dying onstage.<p>Maybe I was having an off day. Maybe they were having an off day.<p>Or …

Helping an Employee Overcome Their Self-Doubt

<i>You want to give a member of your team a stretch assignment, but she tells you she’s just “not ready yet” — she’d like to get more experience before taking it on.</i><p><i>You offer to make a valuable introduction for someone you mentor. He seemed excited about it at first, but doesn’t follow up. Later, you</i> …

Results Or People: Where Should A Leader Focus?

Leadership, like most things in life, requires balance. You can’t succeed without focusing on your people, and they won’t succeed unless you’re focused on results.<p>People often debate what makes a better leader: the no-nonsense, results-focused type or the motivational, people-focused type. New …

20 Management Tips That Will Transform You Into An Amazing Leader

Entrepreneurs learn something new everyday, but these tidbits will put you ahead of the game.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A successful career doesn’t just require great ideas and a good work ethic -- it also takes the right people. In order to work well with others, …

Business Strategy

Super Inspiring Leaders Have these 33 Characteristics

We tend to put great emphasis on leadership skills and ways we can learn and build them (and spend a ton of money on professional development each …

10 CEOs Share Their Leadership Goals For 2017

CEOs across industries share the leadership lessons they learned in 2016 and the leadership goals they plan to pursue in 2017.<p><i>Fast Company</i> asked CEOs across industries—social good, sexual health, beauty, tech, and more—about how they would like to bolster and improve their leadership style in 2017. …

Lessons in Leadership: The Best (and Worst) Business Stories of 2016

The good, the bad, and the ugly in business leadership from the past year.<p>As the year draws to a close, I thought it'd be great to take a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from some of the stories that resonated most with readers this year.<p>So, here they are: 7 leadership lessons taken …

Leadership

Neuroscience Says These Are the 8 Best Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace

Trust is the key ingredient to all successful relationships. Here's how to get it.<p>It's the foundation behind the happiest marriages and the intangible quality that makes the best teams click. Put simply, it's the key ingredient to all successful relationships.<p>It's called trust.<p>But how do you really …

3 critical habits of leaders people want to follow

It's an important skill that helps us engage better with new people, build new relationships, and perform to the best of our potential.<p>The first step in motivating people is to stop treating them just as employees, managers, CEOs, etc. — we're more than the titles on our business cards. Sounds …

Employment

“Flawed individuals will victimize you”: A top FBI profiler’s lessons on extreme narcissists like Trump

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Paul Sancya)</b><p>There are 130 warning signs of the narcissistic personality. Trump checks off at least 90<p>Joe Romm<p>December 10, 2016 4:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>I recently spoke with former FBI agent Joe Navarro …

11 successful people share the unusual beliefs that helped them reach the top

Conventional wisdom too often yields conventional results. These entrepreneurs succeed where others don't because they hold some unusual beliefs that create massive results for their businesses. Learn from their ideas below to make your own venture a success.

Success

What You Really Need to Do to Make Your Employees Happy (No, It's Not More Money)

Deep down, every human being wants to find meaning in his or her work.<p>Want to inspire your employees to perform at levels you've never imagined?<p>In <i>Give and Take</i>, Adam Grant says that when people find purpose in their work it will not only improve that person's happiness, it will boost …

A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who …

9 Things That Are Holding You Back From Success

Success isn't what we have; it's what we are.<p>We all know success takes hard work and perseverance. But there's another factor that's often overlooked: mental and emotional strength. Like most positive traits, it comes more easily to some than to others, but anyone can work to develop it.<p>To develop …

6 Phrases You'll Always Hear From Confident Leaders

The best bosses use these words and short phrases to motivate and encourage their teams.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Whether you've just started training your first hire or you've been managing scores of people for …

9 Things You Never See Successful People Do

Here's what successful people avoid, and why you should, too.<p>It's fun to read lists of what makes successful people tick.<p>Their morning rituals. Their habits. Their goal-setting routines. The things they do before calling it a day. What they eat for lunch.<p>But sometimes, it's interesting to see what …

25 Motivational Quotes to Get You Excited for the Week Ahead

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Perseverance, hard work, kindness, drive, creativity and more will help you succeed. Here are some …