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The Real Reason Your Employees Can't Innovate

CEOs talk incessantly about innovation.<p>They want innovation, but they can’t get it. Their teams disappoint them by failing to come up with big, out-of-the-box ideas at the rate the CEO is looking for.<p>CEOs who get upset by their team’s inability to innovate are blind to the reality that the …

Innovation

15 Questions to See How Honest You Really Are With Your Partner

We're all guilty of telling little white lies to our partners. Few relationships are 100 percent <i>completely</i> honest, and anyone who says that's not true is probably lying. Even the most honest and healthy relationships have their secrets, and there's nothing wrong with that. Some things are just …

5 Mental Biases That Are Keeping You Poor

Keys to overcoming these roadblocks to wealth.<p>Our brains are not naturally wired to make the kinds of decisions that lead to long-term financial …

Personal Finance

7 Conversations To Have Before Marriage (If You Want To Avoid Divorce)

Talk about these issues now to stave off problems later.<p>When you make the decision to commit to someone, no topic of discussion should be off the table. Sure, some conversations may be more awkward than others, but having the tough talks now could help you stave off major problems in the long …

Study identifies best exercise to reverse signs of aging

You already know working out regularly can help keep you slim, boost your mood, aid your sleep, and even stave off disease. But a new study has identified a potential mode of exercise that may help optimize the reversal of any unwanted signs of aging — high-intensity interval training (HIIT).<p>The …

3 Ways You Are Pissing Off Your Employees (And What to Do About It)

According to this study of 482 executives, professionals, and managers, they are working an average day of 13.5 hours and blaming YOU! Here's why...<p>An international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On, Never Done?</i>, which surveyed professionals, executives and managers in …

Employment

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

Self-improvement

‘Love is still love’: Woman has hots for robot in new CNN series

Think “Black Mirror” is creepy? Get ready for the real thing.<p>The new CNNgo series “Mostly Human With Laurie Segall” investigates the darker, …

Relationships

8 Tricks Successful People Use to Stay Calm in Stressful Situation - OLBlog

To cope with stress, you need to learn to manage your emotions. To focus on a task and start it to perform, you have to experience a moderate stress. …

5 Simple Methods to be More Intelligent - OLBlog

Have you ever wondered how you could be smarter? The majority of advice that is usually given in these cases are mental exercise and study, study a …

Want to Show Great Leadership Skills as a Deadline Approaches? Try These 5 Communication Tips

You'll never miss a deadline again if you communicate with your team like this.<p>Are you a manager? You set deadlines on your important projects or deliverables, which your team members, of course, <i>committed</i> to doing. Then this happens: As the deadline approaches, members of your team go MIA on …

Leadership

HP Enterprise is buying a flash-storage company for $1 billion

HPE will also assume or pay out Nimble's unvested equity awards, which are worth about $200 million.<p>The cash part of the deal represents about a 45% premium to Nimble's closing price on Monday.<p>"This acquisition is exactly aligned with the strategy and capital allocation approach we've laid out," …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

How to Deal With a Partner Who Won’t Get Off Their Phone

Just Because It Didn’t Last Forever, It Doesn’t Mean It Wasn’t Love

<b>Their love story wasn't one to fill many pages.</b><p>It was a night of revelry and spirits were high. They met at a bar while ordering their drinks. He …

10 Activities You Can Do to Relieve Your Financial Worries

Simple Tactics to Reduce Money and Finance Stress<p>Updated March 16, 2018<p>Worrying can be an effective reaction when it prompts us to reconsider how we …

7 Deadly Fears Entrepreneurs Must Overcome to be Successful

How to recognize and conquer your fears, keep motivated, and stay focused on the future.<p>Starting from scratch can be both exciting and frightening for entrepreneurs.<p>This is true whether you're a first-time entrepreneur or you've recently quit your job to start up a new company.<p>Right now your future …

Entrepreneurship

This One Ritual Will Help Us Raise More Mindful Children, New Study Shows

<i>Ever feel like health news is too overwhelming, fast-paced, or hard to decipher? Us too. Here, we filter through the latest in integrative health,</i> …

The one thing you can do to be happier at work

You steer clear of the office gossip, tackle your to-do list with ease, and even clock in a quick stroll around the office whenever your mind gets …

20 Habits of Highly Successful and Effective Leaders

Effective leadership is the difference between mediocrity and greatness.<p>About six months ago I wrote and article on the 20 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Leaders which proved to be very popular, over half a million views and shares. Which got me wondering what do people want to know most. What to …

Leadership

8 Life Choices That Will Make You Instantly Likable and Respected

The ability to earn respect often comes down to the choices you make.<p>Respect is such a lost value in today's culture, especially since the most recent presidential campaign. Its polarizing nature has brought out the worst in humanity.<p>Studies have been telling us that there's immense power in …

Leadership

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

Here's 1 Simple Change That Will Make You Much More Successful

How you challenge yourself is what matters most.<p>Do you have ambitious goals? You probably do, or else you would be reading some other website. But how, exactly, can you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be? There is a systematic way to go after the things you want, and …

Motivation

How I Built A Million-Dollar Business In 12 Months

The step-by-step process that one successful entrepreneur used to build a seven-figure business in just one year.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>This is a guest post from</b> <b>The Oracles</b> <b>member James Swanwick. He is an</b> <b>author</b><b>, entrepreneur, co-founder of</b> <b>Swanwick …

Entrepreneurship

How to Make a Lot of Money With a Few Customers

Just because you don't have a massive audience doesn't mean you can't monetize it.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I wear many professional hats, but one of my favorite ways to work with clients is to help them monetize their customers. And, while I work with …

Customers