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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Gave the Best Leadership Advice in 7 Words

No wonder Amazon's Jeff Bezos tried to poach him.<p>Well, I have to admit one thing today:<p>I underestimated what Satya Nadella could do for Microsoft.<p>When he first became Microsoft's CEO, the tech giant was in a mess.<p>Not only was it losing to its biggest competitors, there was a lot of infighting.<p>But …

Satya Nadella

Here's How You Can Help Your Toddler Easily Retire a Millionaire

Your kids and grandkids may be too young to invest on their own. So stop buying them plastic toys and use that cash to help make them rich. If you …

Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them the 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do

This is a signature trait of the best leaders. It's also a rare commodity and extremely hard to pull off in a business setting.<p>A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is one that's extremely hard to pull …

Leadership

On Being Sensitive And Living In Your Heart

It seems more so than ever that kindness and compassion are of utmost importance at the moment.<p>I hesitate in regards to listening to the news these …

Does the future hold the key to happiness?

Old-school psychologists obsess over the past; modern, self-helpy ones focus on the present. But a new school of thought is hanging happiness on the future<p>The standard knock against old-school approaches to psychology – Freud, Jung et al – is they’re obsessed with the past. Visit some crusty …

A Marine who coaches Fortune 500 execs explains why setting goals is a complete waste of time

Combat veteran Andrew Wittman was an infantry Marine for 6 years. Wittman is the author of "Ground Zero Leadership: CEO of You," and coaches Fortune 500 CEO's and top executives. Here, Wittman explains why setting goals can be a complete waste of time. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Setting …

Fortune 500

4 Secrets to Making Your Company a Happy Place to Work

The employees who will grow your company are the ones who see a future for themselves.<p>Business is dog-eat-dog. It’s about the pursuit of profits above everything else -- a pitiless Darwinian exercise in which the strong survive by treating their workers like medieval serfs.<p>While few business owners …

How to Stay Productive When You Don't Feel Like Working

Is today a day when you're just not feeling up to do work? It happens to everyone. Here's what you can do instead.<p>Some days, you’re so amped up for work that you can’t wait to get to your desk and start attacking the day. But on other days, you’re only motivated to eat a breakfast sandwich and …

Productivity

How To Lead A Healthier, Happier Workforce

Employee wellness isn’t simple, and it’s not a one-step process. Employee wellness is complicated because of all the factors that contribute to health and wellness. While providing fresh fruit in place of donuts for a morning team meeting is a step in the right direction, it doesn’t even begin to …

Employee Engagement

Here's Why Friendships Can Be Even More Important Than Family as We Age

Invest in your friends.<p>Blood is thicker than water, but that doesn't mean our friendships should take a backseat to our family relationships as we …

8 Things the Successful Elite Do Quietly

Humility is often rewarded with loyalty while boastfulness more often generates resentment.<p>Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have the potential to be as successful as we dream of being, so what separates those who actually live out …

Self-improvement

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

Happiness

The 4 Most Important Leadership Qualities to Have in Business

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Proof There’s No Single Path to Success

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Easy Ways to Make Work More Fun

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

John D. Rockefeller's Keys to Success | The Art of Manliness

By age 25 John D. Rockefeller controlled one of the largest oil refineries in the nation.<p>By age 31 he had become the world’s largest oil refiner.<p>By …

5 Most Important Attributes All Good Leaders Need

If you need to fix your leadership problems, focus intently on these five traits first.<p>A dismal reality about the state of the American workforce remains true: According to Gallup, nearly 70 percent of U.S. workers have been either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" since 2000.<p>So who's to …

West Elm Reinvents Its Office–And Itself

West Elm’s new HQ signals the company’s ambitions to evolve from residential retailer into design behemoth.<p>West Elm’s new office in a converted warehouse on the Brooklyn waterfront looks, in a word, Brooklyn. Exposed wood beams? Check. Polished concrete floors? Yes. Brick walls? Of course. Swanky …

What workers crave more than money

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>For older workers, a pay raise is great. But what many really, really want, in the words …

6 Naked Truths About Relationships No One Wants to Admit (and How They Affect Your Business)

A happy relationship is a happy business leader.<p><i>The expression "naked truth" comes from a fable in which Truth and Falsehood went bathing. Falsehood went and dressed in Truth's clothes, and Truth, refusing to take another's clothes, went naked.</i><p>When there's conflict in your life, you don't make good …

7 Warning Signs You Need to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

Those who lack emotional intelligence will self-destruct long before success is able to flourish.<p>It's not hard to understand the role of emotional intelligence when it comes to success: whether you're born with an abundance or you have to work hard to develop a smaller share, it's important to have …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

31 Magic Tricks to Simplify Your Life

How many times has life overwhelmed you? It’s okay. It happens to everyone. The world moves at breathtaking speed. You have a hundred times the …

Pomodoro Technique

7 Mental Blocks Preventing Your Success

You don't have to let self-doubt, fear and lack of focus complicate your life and stagnate your business growth.<p>Speaker, writer and consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Unless our brains get involved. …

Motivation

Passive Income Blueprints: 5 Business Models for Any Niche - Small Business Trends

Have you ever looked at people who claim to earn tons of money for very little work and asked yourself, “What’s their secret?”<p>Well, I’ll tell …

Small Business

Online Business Ideas You Can Start With No Money

The great thing about starting an online business is that it’s one of the more affordable business options, and for the most part, can be started …

Small Business

5 Secrets of Great Leadership

Here's what it takes.<p>Great leaders are not born into the role. They exhibit traits that have been learned, refined, honed, and improved over many years. There's no single trait that makes someone a great leader. It is a collection of refined attributes.<p>To find out more about the secret to …

There Are 7 Types of Ultra-Likable Leaders: Which One Are You?

As you scan the horizon looking for the next best class of Millennial leaders, make sure they fall into one (or all) of these categories.<p>First the bad news: 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop their leadership pipeline. But only <i>40 percent</i> believe their current pool of …

Want to Be More Likable? 11 Ways Polite and Courteous People Build Great Relationships

Good manners aren't just good business; they also make an outstanding first -- and lasting -- impression.<p>We all like to be around people who are extremely charismatic. (And while you might not think so, charisma can definitely be developed.) We all like to be around people who are extremely …