Eric Mickelsen

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8 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming rich has more to do with restraint and tenacity than it does brilliance or luck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millionaire. It’s a title that plenty of us would love to have. But, is that actually feasible?<p>Believe it or not, becoming a millionaire is a goal …

Self-improvement

The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance (It's Going to Surprise You) | Inc.com

Imagine you could have a skill where--in any given conversation with colleagues, clients, or subordinates--you could be keenly aware of, and even experience, their feelings and thoughts.<p>Sounds like some X-Men-like psychic superpower right? Well, what if I told you that anyone can have this uncanny …

Empathy

Depression Steals Your Soul and Then it Takes Your Friends

It's so easy to cut off a friend who is persistently difficult, self-absorbed, nasty, and decidedly "other." Especially if they cut themselves off first.<p>Depression is a thief. It'll rob you of your time, your thoughts, and your sense of self. But before all of that, it'll take your friends.<p>Unlike …

Mental Health

5 Things the Best Leaders Do Every Day

Start by recognizing your staff members for their good work. And do it in public.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and</i> …

Employee Engagement

The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …

Critical Thinking

Never Eat Alone: Why Your Success Requires The Success of Others | Inc.com

Building win-win relationships is a primary skill for any entrepreneur. Simon Sinek, author of <i>Why Leaders Eat Last</i>, advocates that relationships are not just necessary to our survival as humans but are key for learning and innovation. Ideas festivals such as Startup Grind, Totem Summit, and Names …

Entrepreneurship

Forget The “Praise Sandwich”: Five Better Ways To Give Good Feedback

Stop reaching for unrelated compliments to sweeten your critiques. Here are some better options.<p>Giving criticism–whether by email, over the phone, or face-to-face–can always be awkward. Even if the message is basically the same, the way you deliver it plays a huge role in how well (or badly) it’s …

Freelancing
Leadership

4 Ways Smart Teams Achieve Consensus Quickly | Inc.com

Innovation is a team sport. It is rare for a successful innovation initiative to be executed by a sole individual, and that's a good thing. A truly disruptive innovation is the manifestation of multiple perspectives.<p>To rapidly launch an innovation to market, however, a team needs to quickly …

Management

Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour …

The Brain

How to Deliver Criticism So Employees Pay Attention

In my college days I ranked among the top 10 women divers in the United States. I got that far not just because I worked hard — practicing every day in four-to-six-hour sessions — but also because I had an extremely tough coach who routinely offered both caring support and sharp criticism. Early in …

Employment