In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a
Unhappiness at work is a personal and professional growth opportunity. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Roughly 64 percent of Americans are disengaged at work according to
The quest to be more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being Here
Listen to most teachers -- and most parents -- and it's easy to assume that getting good grades in school is a requirement for professional success. Um, nope. Tom Corley, an accountant and financial planner,
Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard. What's hard is checking the right things off your to-do list, completing the right projects, and getting the right stuff done.
Elon Musk reportedly gave his assistant a 2-week test when she asked for a big raise — what happened to her is an important
According to Vance, the assistant, Mary Beth Brown, asked Musk for a significant raise after she'd been working with him for 12 years. In response, Musk told Brown to take two weeks off, during which would
One of the most basic lessons you learn in first year business school is the SWOT analysis - strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. And it's a great framework to apply to your business to what
Best training ground for the C-suite isn't glamorous, just crucial. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Many paths lead to the CEO chair, but one individual role best prepares
Pursuing your passion is more work but more fulfilling than chaining yourself to a job you only have to pay the bills. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Working 9-5 is outdated.
Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of knowledge workers was "the most important contribution management to
According to a report by The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't
If you're an entrepreneur your brain is already wired differently. Research shows that founder entrepreneurs think differently when it comes to recognizing and choosing opportunities. Studies also show
Most of us feel that we’re completely stretched to capacity at work and have nothing left to give. But according to a recent Gallup poll, 70% of the workforce is either “actively disengaged” or “not engaged,”
I was somewhat shocked when the host highlighted the fact that James' book had sold 165 million books worldwide. As I pondered that thought, my shock was replaced by dismay. It dawned on me that many only
As the saying goes -- 'fake it 'til you make it.' This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog To help with confidence development, simply try “acting confident” to the outside world, practicing
Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.
If you're a parent, it's hard when you don't like your kids' choices. Sometimes you have to step in, like when they're acting illegally or risking their health. But what do you do when your kids simply
FROM THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY In our work with leaders, we see that great ones grow themselves and their organizations by deliberately working on three areas: They wisely manage the present, anchoring
But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions. "To uncover
Maybe you haven't started a business yet. Maybe you're a serial entrepreneur in between startups. Or maybe you're trying to gain additional skills while you launch your venture. So you send in your resume.
More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion. More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately
What's striking about American strategy is its paradoxical nature, that each solution to a threat poses a new threat. Since its birth, the US has sought to defend itself. It approaches each threat with
As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about taking advantage of the body-mind connection: You adopt the body language of powerful people so that you feel and act more confident. But power
Marcus has remained relevant for 1,800 years largely due to his writings collected as "Meditations," which President Bill Clinton has said is one of his favorite books. "Meditations" is closer to a diary
It was her chance to finally give her "elevator pitch" — a 90-second summary of her research program and goals that could help her land a job at a prestigious academic institution. Sure enough, she soon
The difference seems to lie at least partly in charisma — a trait that can be hard to define but relatively easy to spot. Yet a growing body of research suggests that charisma is both definable and replicable.