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The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

Emotional Intelligence

The Differences Between Busy vs. Productive People

Are You a Busy Donkey or a Productive Unicorn?<p>The quest to being 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 productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into …

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

8 of 10 Self-Made Millionaires Were Not 'A' Students. Instead They Share This Trait | Inc.com

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.<p>Um, nope.<p>Tom Corley, an accountant and financial planner, surveyed a number of high net-worth individuals. Many of them are self-made millionaires.<p>He …

Self-improvement

9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from busy to productive -- and in the process become indispensable to …

Self-improvement

Elon Musk reportedly gave his assistant a 2-week test when she asked for a big raise — what happened to her is an important career lesson

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 <i>he</i> would assume her responsibilities and see whether she was critical to his success.<p>When Brown …

Management Tips: How to Do a SWOT Analysis on Yourself | Inc.com

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 understand what you do well, what you can improve on, and where the greatest threats to your …

Self-awareness

This Is the Job That Best Prepares You for CEO Success

Best training ground for the C-suite isn't glamorous, just crucial.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many paths lead to the CEO chair, but one individual role best prepares people to be a CEO -- product manager. This job is a great training ground for chief executives, at …

To Achieve Success You Have to Move Past Working 9-5

Pursuing your passion is more work but more fulfilling than chaining yourself to a job you only have to pay the bills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working 9-5 is outdated. The world runs 24/7, but that doesn’t mean you must. Things have changed and you’re about to …

Why the Best Leaders Never Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" Drucker simply defined them this …

Leadership

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, 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 pick...just...one).<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

Studies Say You Can Improve Your Brain (and Become a Better Entrepreneur) | Inc.com

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 that entrepreneurs demonstrate a higher tolerance for risk because of the way their brains …

Humanity

How the U.S. Marines Encourage Service-Based Leadership

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,” meaning there are millions of professionals who have discretionary effort — effort they …

I studied millionaires for 5 years, and I found that they read differently than most of us

I was somewhat shocked when the host highlighted the fact that James' book had sold 165 million books worldwide.<p>As I pondered that thought, my shock was replaced by dismay. It dawned on me that many people only read for entertainment and not to learn.<p>However, the rich read books that educate.<p>In my …

How to Act Self-Confident

As the saying goes -- 'fake it 'til you make it.'<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>To help with confidence development, simply try “acting confident” to the outside world, practicing how it feels. The outside “show” helps the inside “take.” It’s okay to display confidence you …

According to Neuroscience, These Are the 10 Most Relaxing Songs Ever

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>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.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

From College Dropout to Wall Street Success Story: 11 Things Winning People Always Do

From thinking strategically to maintaining discipline, these core principles make success more likely.<p>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 …

To Win the Civil War, Lincoln Had to Change His Leadership

FROM THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY<p>In our work with leaders, we see that great ones grow themselves and their organizations by deliberately working on three areas:<p>They wisely manage the <i>present,</i> anchoring in purpose and values.<br>• They selectively forget the <i>past,</i> letting go of old values, beliefs, and …

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

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.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

Your Resume Is Never Enough to Get the Job You Really Want

If you haven't started a business yet and there's a job you really want, relying on a resume is little better than wishing and hoping.<p>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 …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Interviewing

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

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

These 7 maps explain US strategy

What's striking about American strategy is its paradoxical nature, that each solution to a threat poses a new threat.<p>Since its birth, the US has sought to defend itself. It approaches each threat with a constant outward movement of attention and resources, and now it straddles the world.<p>This means …

A Harvard psychologist says your success in any situation hinges on 3 things

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.<p>But power posing is just one path to a state of calm self-confidence that will help you succeed in …

9 timeless lessons from the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius

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.<p>"Meditations" is closer to a diary than a philosophical treatise. Marcus wrote its 12 books sometime during the tumultuous last …

A Harvard psychologist says there's one factor that defines success in a job interview

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.<p>Sure enough, she soon found herself in an elevator with three prominent psychologists in her field, and one of them …

There's an 'invisible' trait that makes leaders more effective — here's how to develop it

The difference seems to lie at least partly in charisma — a trait that can be hard to define but relatively easy to spot.<p>Yet a growing body of research suggests that charisma is both definable and replicable. Scientists who study charisma say it's less a natural gift bestowed only upon some lucky …

Why No One Will Implement the Best Solution to Economic Stagnation

The other day, something remarkable happened. One of the most beloved brands in the world attributed its poor results not to competition, innovation, or talent…but to flat incomes. The average person, Hershey said, was simply too poor to keep buying its products, and so allow the company to …

Here's what Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and 22 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 24 of them.<p><i>This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and</i> …

Employment

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