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5 Simple Ways To Deal With Difficult People

There will always be those difficult people that no matter you say or do will try and pull you down.<p>Their aim is to make you feel poorly about …

Self-help

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

Self-improvement

8 Differences Between Strong And Weak Managers, Told Through Cartoons

A great boss makes all the difference in the world. Hopefully you’ve had my experience, where a great manager has elevated your work to the next level. Of course, not everyone is so lucky. As a manager, it’s important to remember your influence in the workplace. Are you making everyone better? Or …

Employment

1 Hard Truth Good Leaders Know About Managing People

Leadership expert Ken Blanchard and Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz both agree: This is the type of leader we need today.<p>Got a mirror handy? You might need one. In a recent post published on Chief Learning Officer, leadership expert Ken Blanchard (who has authored over 60 leadership …

Howard Schultz

3 Things Leaders With Impressive Communication Skills Always Do

As a leader, your communication skills have the potential to leave a lasting impact on others--make sure that impact is a positive one.<p>Communication is an essential life skill for anyone and everyone. It's one of the earliest survival skills we learn as growing children. (How else would we have …

Communication Skills

This Productivity Hack From Steve Jobs Will Boost Your Motivation and Clarity

Read this sentence each morning and all facets of your life will improve.<p>Steve Jobs is a polarizing figure for many. Ask one-hundred people what they think of him and you'll most likely get one-hundred unique answers. One thing that I feel we all can agree on was his relentless dedication to …

Motivation

5 Habits That Change Managers Into Great Leaders

Want to be a leader instead of a manager? Start with these habits.<p>The debate about the difference between a manager and leader has been settled. Without question there is a difference, in both definition and behavior.<p>Just to ensure we are on the same page, here are my favorite definitions of both …

Leadership

12 Essential Habits of Exceptional Leaders

One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down …

Comic Strips

The 5 Characteristics That Make a Charismatic Leader

Personality and charm, not external power or authority, are what count most for the "it factor."<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Defining what makes a good leader is hard. Great leaders have certain qualities that are difficult to identify and pin down, begging …

Charisma

Leading Effectively When You Inherit a Mess

An executive I work with recently stepped into the biggest challenge of her career. Recruited from outside the organization, she faced multiple problems: The business was losing money, costs were bloated, customer loyalty was fading, and key talent was defecting. Her predecessor had made a failed …

Management

The Struggles of Success: Managing Growth and Finding Balance

Learn how to develop a winning mindset and manage explosive growth with SunFrog's Josh Kent, Impact Theory's Tom Bilyeu and CreativeLive's Chase Jarvis.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've made a splash in your industry and the sales are rolling in -- don't …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? With 1 Sentence, Mark Cuban Reveals How to Get Rich

Nearly all incredibly successful people -- especially incredibly wealthy people -- do this one thing incredibly well.<p>Mark Cuban: billionaire. Investor. NBA team owner. Nice guy. Mark Cuban knows a little about making money.<p>So when he was asked what he would do if he lost everything, here's what he …

Self-improvement