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An Amazing Mentor Can Help the Average Become Extraordinary. Here's How to Get One

Someone who can show you the right path saves you time, energy and heartache. Use these expert tips to find and engage the best mentor for you.<p>Many of today's high school and college students obsess over GPA. They've been taught by their parents to look at a B or a C like a bad Yelp review--a black …

Here's 1 Leadership Trait that Only the Smartest Bosses Will Understand

This is raising the leadership bar high -- very high.<p>Those on the path to good leadership should raise the bar high -- very high. I say this because walking the higher road of integrity with eyes watching your every move in the 8-5 fish bowl can be a very lonely place.<p>But here's the hard truth of …

Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits!

Great leadership works everywhere and with teams of all sizes<p>Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should …

How to be a leader at work — when you’re not the boss

You're not the boss. You know that. But guess what? That doesn't mean you can't be a leader — even to your boss. Here's the thing: "Your boss wants …

4 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do for Their Employees

These common human traits seem so logical in every day relationships. Why are they so rare to find in bosses?<p>Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or …

5 Powerful Women Share Their Best Career Advice

A few hundred women gathered at the Dorchester Hotel in London last week for Fortune’s sixth annual Most Powerful Women International Summit. The …

Improving This One Skill Will Boost Your Influence And Impact

The better your empathy, the more successful you will be at overcoming resistance and creating engagement<p>With over 25 years experience of driving complex change programs, one of the key things I learned was the power of empathy. It's often said that people fear change, that they resist it and that …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Leadership Mistakes Even the Best Bosses Make

They may be great and smart, but they're also human and will make mistakes.<p>If you think your boss is some freak of nature and you're the luckiest person alive, I'll break it to you gently: He or she is human and will make mistakes.<p>The great ones rise up from their errors by A) acknowledging they …

6 Things Great Mentors Do Differently

Good mentors are like Yoda -- and other lessons from the mentorship sphere.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mentor-mentee relationships come in all shapes and sizes. There are company-driven programs that pair new hires with experienced employees, as well as personally …

Mentoring

6 Things You'll Find the Smartest People Doing Every Day

You can be brainy and an intellectual, but that doesn't mean you're smart, like these people are.<p>You can be popular, talented, and brainy, but that doesn't mean you're smart (in an emotionally-intelligent sense). Ultimately, you'll find that smart people have keen insight into situations and …

How Millennials Manage Other Millennials Effectively

It’s time we officially say goodbye to this notion that Millennials have a bad rep in the workplace. In fact, not only have they quickly become one of the largest generations in the labor force, but they’re also creating and running some of the most successful companies out in today’s market. …

Millennials

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.<p>The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, …

The Best Advice I Ever Got About Firing Bad Employees

Even if you know you need to fire someone, it's still hard to do. Here's the best advice I've received to help you stop delaying what needs to happen and just get it done.<p>For most leaders, firing people is by far the least enjoyable part of the job. Even if you know it needs to be done, if you've …

4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence

Imagine the immense possibilities of working with a team that possesses these traits.<p>In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive.<p>One of those critical skills for success that …

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much …

Public Speaking

Are You a Great Leader? Here's the Only Proof That Matters

A great leader creates great employees.<p>Bending your arm awkwardly up over your neck, almost popping a socket to pat your own back? That's not really possible for most of us (or advisable).<p>Yet, many high-ranking executives in business and brand new startups alike will proclaim that they're great …

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:<p>Take a look at EVERLEARNERS.COM<p>If you are anything like me, you have discovered …

Learning

How I Set Aside Two Days Each Week To Work On Just One Thing

You already know about time “batching,” but when those batch periods slide all over your schedule, they aren’t much good to you.<p>My company recently surveyed more than 350 U.S. business owners on the biggest time-wasters in their workdays. The results weren’t much of a shock, with email coming up on …

The Courageous Conversations Women Can Have at Work

It only takes a minute.<p>There is so much research out there showing that gender diversity leads to better business results—and not by a little, but by …

Good to Great: Five Levels Of Leadership

This Post is by Nick Yates, Program Director, Sports Medicine,The post Good to Great: Five Levels Of Leadership appeared first on iamwire.

Leadership

The 5 Communication Habits All Leaders Need to Motivate a Team

Good communication is certainly a strong leadership trait. But what exactly does that look like?<p>A global leadership study revealed that 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop employees with leadership potential.<p>Let me echo that massive study: We are in an era with an alarming …

12 Summer Work Wardrobe Must-Haves

With the balmy weather outside and the frigid air-conditioned temps indoors, getting dressed for work in the summer is no easy feat. Having a trusty …

Research says children of older mothers are smarter, taller, and stronger

The risks of having children later in life are well documented: there’s a higher chance the baby will have issues at birth, like Down’s syndrome, or be more likely to develop autism and Alzheimer’s later in life. It’s also simply harder to get pregnant as time marches on.<p>But a study of more than …

Siblings

There are no 'schizophrenia genes' — here's why

They were built on 19th century concepts of eugenics that assumed a "tainted" gene pool that underpinned insanity, idiocy, prostitution, alcoholism, epilepsy and all other forms of physical or psychological "deviance".<p>Psychiatric geneticists of the period laid the foundation stones for what is now …

21 Executives Share the Daily Routines That Help Them Succeed

Being intentional about simple routines makes all the difference.<p>The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know …

23 Underrated Vacation Spots Around The World To Visit Before You Die

♫ A whole new world, a dazzling place I never knew! ♫<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>