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The Dangers of Being an Empathetic Leader

Empathy on its own is not enough<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To enhance engagement, many leaders are told they need to be more empathetic. Empathy is the skill of understanding and recognizing others' feelings and perspectives. As a leader, that skill is obviously …

Empathy

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well

When anger rises to the surface, they don't react--they respond.<p>Anger is one powerful human emotion. It is also a very <i>normal</i> human emotion that needs to be expressed in a healthy way. But there's a place and time for appropriate anger, and we all have to learn how to manage it before it …

Anger Management

Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

“The consequences of not identifying and addressing conflicts and corrosive team dynamics are always dire,” says <b>Laura Gates</b>, whose work as an …

Self-help

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same forces rocking businesses are also overwhelming employees, driving up their fear, and compromising their capacity.<p>It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite …

Management

The Psychology of Expectations

Perhaps you have heard the saying: "Expectations are premeditated resentments." I believe this slogan, which apparently originated in 12-step …

Coffeemakers

Don’t Be Fooled by Smoke and Mirrors: 12 Traits of Truly Authentic People

Let me paint a picture for you. The average member of today’s society has become immersed in technology, navigating life behind the confines of …

You won't be a great leader until you conquer this fear

Does the thought of giving negative feedback to an employee make you want to call in sick? If so, a fear of confrontation may getting in your way.<p>But you’re not doing anyone a favor by avoiding conflict. When problems go unaddressed or are swept under the rug, everyone suffers—including you. …

Self-help

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life | Inc.com

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things …

Motivation

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed | Inc.com

• "There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else …

Motivation

5 Skills That Will Get You Through Any Tough Conversation | Inc.com

I admit it. I spend most of my days researching, writing about, and speaking about positive aspects of leadership--how to properly recognize and show appreciation to people. I write a lot about how to inspire and motivate people to become their best. And, I talk a ton about building better …

Self-help

With 1 Sentence, This NBA Champion Coach Teaches Everything You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Over the summer, San Antonio Spurs five-time all-star basketball player LaMarcus Aldridge asked his coach, Greg Popovich, to be traded. That's basically the worst thing a coach or leader wants to hear from a talented and valuable contributor.<p>Popovich then spent time with the player, took action, …

LaMarcus Aldridge

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength | Inc.com

Your private inner dialogue can either be a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If you constantly make negative predictions like, "I'm going to mess up," or you call yourself names, your self-talk will rob you of mental strength.<p>Your thoughts affect how you feel and …

Self-help

21 RELATIONSHIP PRO-TIPS TO MAKE LOVE LAST FOREVER

In other words, how can you make love last…forever? Nearly 500 people responded, but these were the 21 top-rated pro-tips for a successful …

12 Things To Do In 2018 To Make Your Relationships Better

Easier said than done, of course.<p>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

Self-help

Carolyn Hax: We feel pain, because we love

<i>Carolyn Hax is away. The following is from Aug. 10, 2003.</i><p><i>Dear Carolyn: This has been a rotten year. My dad got laid off from work, my mom had breast cancer surgery, my grandmother had two serious hip surgeries, a close friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer, my dad just fell ill with a</i> …

Breast Cancer

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Osama Bin Laden

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Inc.com

Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership and executive presence.<p>Stories are a powerful way for leaders to engage customers, …

Leadership

Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend | Inc.com

High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with setting aside 60 minutes to transform their upcoming week.<p>Whether you're looking to improve your productivity, health, or life--it all starts with designing an …

Self-improvement

9 Surprising Mistakes You Make That Cause Your Partner To Not Want To Open Up

A healthy relationship involves openness and honesty, but if you feel like your partner is holding back, it's important to take a step back and …

How to Stay Motivated in the Face of Loss | Inc.com

I don't want to be a downer. But, loss is a part of life -- whether if it's losing a job or loved one. It was this time three years ago that my biggest company I'd ever been apart of failed. I ended up having to lay off almost 80 people. The holidays weren't so bright. I felt like crap. I prayed …

Motivation

To Move Forward We Need to Let Go

“<i>We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that</i> …

Teaching

How Ego Can Make the Difference Between Incredible Success and Failure | Inc.com

As climbers go, Adrian Ballinger is a beast. He's been a guide for over fifteen years and has led more than one hundred expeditions on five continents. Prior to 2016 he had summited Mt. Everest six different times. And he's not just incredibly fit; he's also developed a pre-acclimatization method …

Mountaineering

4 Reasons Why Strong People Attract Difficult Relationships

If you believe that good people deserve good things happening in their lives, you may find yourself doubting this sometimes.<p>Truly, so many strong, …

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility of Your Life | Inc.com

Most people are too afraid to commit to anything because they already know they're going to break their commitment. This internal fear is the primary challenge, yet compounded by another, more external, challenge. Namely, that the systems of society <i>are set up to work against you.</i> Public education, …

Self-improvement

Have People In Your Life That Hold You To Higher Standards Than You Hold Yourself | Inc.com

There's some interesting research in social psychology explaining how most people form their peer groups. Especially as children and adolescence, but often as adults, people select their friends <i>based on proximity</i> more than anything else.<p>Even in a college classroom, who are you going to make friends …

Self-improvement

This is how to rebuild trust after someone cheats, according to relationship expert Matthew Hussey

Matthew Hussey told Business Insider: "Cheating is a fundamental relationship-altering event and it's a huge breach of trust on a deep level.<p>"Even if you can overcome what happened, it plants this seed that then grows."<p>For someone who never even considered the possibility of their partner cheating …

Fun-Da-Mental

Mediocrity Is a Virus. Here's How to Banish It Completely | Inc.com

Little things become big things.<p>When you justify and allow even little things into your life which your intuition warns you against, you permit a virus to enter your life. It spreads to other areas.<p>When you introduce a change to any system, you simultaneously change the whole system. The other …

Self-improvement

Anything Is Possible If You Pay The Price | Inc.com

You can learn, have, or be anything if you are willing to pay the price.<p>You can be a millionaire in not a long period of time.<p>You could be an established expert on any topic.<p>You could be a successful business owner.<p>You could have deep spiritual understanding.<p>You could do an Iron Man triathlon.<p>You …

Mobile Technology

If You Don’t Believe In Setting Goals, It’s Because You Don’t Know How To Do It

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy IThe post If You Don’t Believe In Setting Goals, It’s Because You …

Self-improvement