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Study: people tend to cluster into four distinct personality “types”

New sorting algorithm yields more robust, replicable results than other methods.<p>People love taking online quizzes; just ask Buzzfeed and Facebook. A …

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Make Sure Everyone on Your Team Sees Learning as Part of Their Job

As an executive coach, I speak regularly at corporate leadership development programs. During discussions, participants often confess the real reason they’re in the room, and it’s rarely “to grow and learn.” Time and again, the reasons include: they are checking a box on their development plan, …

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12 Things You Can *Actually* Control During Your Week

August 13, 2018 Ever feel like your alarm goes off in the morning, you step out of bed, and whoosh—you’re on a rollercoaster for the next eight to 12 …

Mental Health: What's Normal, What's Not

What's the difference between mental health and mental illness? Sometimes the answer is clear, but often the distinction between mental health and …

Mental Health

Why Giants Like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Jack Ma Aren't My Role Models

Recently, an employee asked me who I look up to. She mentioned people like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, and everybody from Oprah to Jack Ma came up as examples of successful people who could be potential sources of inspiration. In response, I simply said, "I don't look up to any of them."<p>Now, I …

Jeff Bezos

The most important mental shift you need to increase your productivity

“We all have the power to pull ourselves up to keep going.” — Richard Branson<p>If productivity were just a series of steps — a paint by numbers …

Time Management

Give Yourself a Break: The Power of Self-Compassion

When people experience a setback at work—whether it’s a bad sales quarter, being overlooked for a promotion, or an interpersonal conflict with a colleague—it’s common to respond in one of two ways. Either we become defensive and blame others, or we berate ourselves. Unfortunately, neither response …

Psychology

Case Study: Can You Fix a Toxic Culture Without Firing People?

The flight attendant had to ask her twice, “Anything to drink, ma’am?”<p>“Oh, sorry. Water, no ice, please,” said Noelle Freeman, the CFO of Franklin Climate Systems. Watching the clouds out her window at 30,000 feet, she’d been deep in thought. She was on her way home from two days in Arkansas …

Employment

Dealing with Disappointment

Robert didn’t know what to think. How could he have misjudged the situation so badly? He felt angry, sad, and betrayed.<p>Because of his impending retirement, Robert had carefully groomed a successor to take over his key project. The company’s executives assured him that they agreed with his choice. …

Self-help

5 Common Complaints About Meetings and What to Do About Them

We all complain about meetings. <i>We have too many</i>. <i>They’re a waste of time</i>. <i>Nothing gets done</i>. These complaints often have merit, but they are so broad that they’re difficult to argue with and harder to address.<p>There are specific complaints that can be tackled, however. When I ask people in the …

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Suzy Welch: This is the single fastest way to make your boss hate you

Cultivating a good relationship with your boss is key to your success in an organization.<p>That's why, when people approach bestselling management …

Employment

How Women Can Get What They Want in a Negotiation

Tara, an MD/PhD who works for a large public university, contacted one of us (Suzanne) a few weeks after participating in a negotiation workshop she ran, wanting to share some positive news about successfully negotiating an 11% pay increase. A faculty member for six years, she had come to learn …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

From lean to lasting: Making operational improvements stick

By focusing on the “soft” side of lean and Six Sigma initiatives, leading global companies gain substantial, scalable, and sustainable advantages.<p><b>For</b> …

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

This Successful CEO Knows Exactly Which Employees Stay and Which Need to Go. Here's How He Does It.

In a merger or acquisition, who stays and who goes will determine the success - or failure - of the new company. You need to get it right every time.<p>Business runs on people. One of the hardest parts of being a leader is deciding who stays and who goes. This is particularly true when you take over a …

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Key for Customer Engagement

Emotional intelligence is the cornerstone of your customer engagement strategy.<p>Customers buy your products based on how they feel. And that feeling …

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

I looked at my watch. It was 3:20pm. I had been on the phone for over an hour, almost all of that time listening to Frank*, a senior manager at Jambo, a technology company, complain about his boss, Brandon. Jambo is a company I know well — I have many ongoing relationships there from when I used to …

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

Management

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

When Your Boss Has an Angry Outburst, What Do They Do Next?

Many of us have had a bad workplace interaction with a boss — for example, being yelled at or sworn at in front of others, receiving no credit for work that required serious effort or extra hours, or being humiliated for a past mistake. At best, such experiences can be frustrating and demotivating; …

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Seven Ways To Build Your Mental Resilience

Shutterstock<p>In a world where most people are afraid to fail, especially at work, mental resilience is becoming one of the most sought-after personal …

21 Books Highly Recommended by Successful Executives

Looking for a good title to pick up? Here's where to start.<p>Whether you like to listen to audiobooks during your commute or spend your free time gaining new perspectives within the pages of hard copy, voracious readers are always looking for something good to consume. Here are nearly two dozen ideas …

Does our MINDSET change with age?

Our mindset is not the same now as it was 20 years back. Change is good if it’s for the better. During the course of our lives we make countless …

The 4 Secrets of Truly Great Leadership

You don't need to be born a great leader to become a great leader. Here are the secrets of leadership success.<p>Leaders today are faced with a business environment that is complex, dynamic, and fast-changing. To keep their organizations on an even keel, every manager has two key roles to fulfill, no …

How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the …

How to Master the 4 Types of Leadership That Will Make You Successful

You must master multiple leadership styles to be an exceptional leader.<p>It's unwise to be a one-trick pony when it comes to leadership. Rather, you need to be adaptable and have multiple leadership approaches at your disposal.<p>An adaptable leadership style is one that is flexible enough to enable you …