Dennis Napoliello

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The Best 25 Motivational Quotes To Kick Start Every Morning

Entrepreneur, business advisor and online-marketing professional<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thoughts become things, and as entrepreneurs and leaders, it is especially important that we remember to pay attention to our thoughts every day and motivational quotes are a …

Motivation

6 Sales Secrets to Turn a Rookie Into a Sales Superstar

Consumer Goods Entrepreneur, Freelance Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I once worked as a salesman in an insurance company. And, like most salespeople, I couldn’t meet my targets in the beginning. I noticed however, that certain people in my organization made more …

Freelancing

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch and Why

"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies and cuts through to the essence of the evolutionary spirit." --Gordon Gekko<p>Hollywood loves a good story, and what better story is there than a story about someone facing the struggles of trying to succeed in …

Glengarry Glen Ross

The 10 Traits That Define Incredibly High Earners

What is it that makes some people have piles of money and others, well, not so much?<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>We look at them.<p>We look up to them.<p>We want to know what they have and we don't.<p>Besides money, that is.<p>What is …

Walt Disney Company

Downside To Being A Social-Media-Savvy Entrepreneur

In my column in <i>The Economist</i>, I look at how social media savvy entrepreneurs can give a boost to their companies. But there is a flip side.<p><b>Side Effect I: Doing more harm than good</b><p>It is not necessarily a good thing when the owner of a private company becomes synonymous with his business. Just ask …

China

7 Bad Habits Preventing You From Making More Money

Are any of these common habits putting a stubborn limit on the amount of money you earn?<p>Not all of us are materialistic, but we can probably all agree that making more money is a good thing. It's true that setting a strict budget, cutting your expenses, and saving more money can go a long way in …

Personal Finance

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

Wellness

The Insane Work Ethic of Mark Cuban, Jeff Bezos, and 14 Other Powerful Leaders

Among these successful businesspeople, early mornings, late nights, and weekends are the norm.<p>Talent, connections, and money can help you get where you want to go in life--but those things alone won't do it. You also need to work hard to be truly successful.<p>Despite their obvious gifts, successful …

Li Ka-shing

18 Great Interview Questions From Top CEOs (Infographic)

The world's best CEOs use these 18 questions to reveal a candidate's true character.<p>Last month, I provided the essential interview questions to ask candidates for specific jobs. This infographic from the outsourcing firm FiveSquid.com shows the favorite job interview questions of some of the …

Employment

Five Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting A Management Position

A more prestigious position won’t necessarily make you happier, so ask these questions to figure out if a step up is a step forward.<p>The fatter paycheck. The bigger office. The increased authority to make decisions . . .<p>To most people, moving into a management role seems like a natural rite of …

Management

4 Leadership Lessons From Pope Francis

The pope offered a reminder of the importance of love, mercy, and acceptance in his Easter message.<p>On Easter Sunday, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Pope Francis delivered his Easter benediction. Thankfully, it's not just the pontiff's followers who can benefit from his words: As a …

Pope Francis

You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self

I was coaching Sanjay,* a leader in a technology firm who felt stuck and frustrated. He wasn’t where he wanted to be at this point in his career.<p>He had come to our coaching session, as usual, prepared to discuss the challenges he was currently facing. This time, it was his plan for conducting …

Why Former Women Athletes Are More Engaged In Their Jobs

These unique skills make former athletes great hires.<p>Want engaged women employees? Ask what sport they played instead of where they went to school.<p>A new report from Gallup-Purdue Research Index found that, among 400 women execs from five countries, 42% of former student-athletes who work full-time …

This Is Mark Zuckerberg's Most Admirable Quality as a Leader, According to Quip's CEO

Zuckerberg has endless energy and was willing to discuss a product issue until we reached the "right" answer, even if it meant hours, days, or even weeks of walking around talking about it.<p><i>What is it like to work for Mark Zuckerberg as a product person? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge</i> …

7 Things Extremely Happy People Do Every Single Day

The secret to true and lasting happiness might be much closer than we think.<p>How do you achieve sustainable happiness? In a world that puts end-based and goal-oriented happiness first, it's a genuinely valid question. However, it turns out that the secrets to consistent happiness might be closer …

Happiness

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Self-improvement

8 People Who Can Help Excel Your Career in 2016

Want more career success? These are the people you need on your side.<p>In American baseball, nine players take the field and compete together to win the game. The best teams succeed because the players not only understand the strengths their fellow teammates bring to the game, they know how to …

Leadership

People Who Possess This One Skill Are More Likable In Social Settings

Recently, I attended a wedding at the incredible W Hotel in Dallas, TX. It was a great time.<p>Everybody was dressed up; the champagne was flowing. …

Want to Raise Resilient Kids? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This

Improve your resiliency--or teach your kids to be mentally tougher--with these important practices.<p>Resilience is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness."<p>There's no surprise that it's a characteristic of some of the world's most successful people. It's also a …

Self-improvement

5 Things Bill Gates Says You Must Do to Be Successful

When the world's richest man offers career advice, it's smart to listen.<p>If you're looking for a role model of lifelong success, you can't do much better than Bill Gates. Microsoft, the company he founded, created a whole industry. At a net worth of nearly $80 billion, he's the richest man in the …

Self-improvement

Screw Finding Your Passion

Remember back when you were a kid? You would just do things. You never thought to yourself, “What are the relative merits of learning baseball versus …

How Steve Jobs Ran His Legendary Meetings

An inside look at a series of meetings led by the most famous entrepreneur of our generation.<p>About half a year ago, I published an article that analyzed a series of meetings Steve Jobs held with his team at NeXT, the company he founded after getting kicked out of Apple. The video is fascinating to …

Steve Jobs

30 Habits You Should Adopt to Be Successful, According to 30 CEOs Who Are Doing Pretty Well for Themselves

Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in …

5 Steps You Must Walk Every Prospect Through In Order To Close The Sale

The best salesmen I know have selling systems in place. They use these selling systems to remove their emotions from the selling equation. They …

Great Leaders Can Think Like Each Member of Their Team

Money wasn’t the only thing that enabled financier Cosimo de’ Medici to become <i>de facto</i> ruler of Florence for much of the Italian Renaissance. He exemplified a special leadership skill — the ability to get diverse teams of contending bankers, merchants, and traders to collaborate effectively. How? …