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How to become the type of manager people *actually* like working for, according to boss babes of wellness

If you have a pulse and a career history, chances are you’ve encountered bosses that are good and, <i>ahem</i>, not so good. Experience with the latter can …

Ten Ways To Build Trust On Your Team

Every problem companies experience with their employees springs from the same root cause: there is too little trust in the environment. There is too much fear.<p>Too little trust and too much fear in a workplace has a name: it’s called a toxic work environment.<p>Poor performance, high turnover, problem …

Leadership

9 Tips to Help You Co-exist Peacefully With Difficult People

Try out these proven ways to deal with difficult people and see how magically they work out for you<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Are you struggling to cope with difficult behavior of …

Are You a Toxic Boss? Google's Management Study Will Tell You

Could you be a toxic boss and not even realize it?<p>Google recently conducted one of the most thorough studies of management behavior ever completed by a large corporation. Started in 2009, a team in Google's People Innovation Lab spent one year data mining performance appraisals, employee surveys, …

The Workplace

5 Ways to Make Yourself Look Polished to Everyone Around You | Inc.com

The world is full of dreamers. Look around you and you'll find there are plenty of people who spend a lot of time and money reading business and branding books or signing up to attend intensive retreats and motivational seminars.<p>But let's be honest: Even while these books, seminars and articles may …

Self-help

5 Bad Leadership Habits That Will Make You Look Totally Unprofessional | Inc.com

Forrest Gump famously quipped about the unpredictability of life when he said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."<p>That metaphor of life certainly applies to the unpredictability of bosses as well. When you accept a new position, you don't know what fate has in …

Leadership

Great Bosses Do These 7 Things Really Well | Inc.com

While management trends may come and go, some tried-and-true things every great boss does can't be argued any other way. The very best leaders are always able to inspire their employees to remain loyal, hard working, and enthusiastic.<p>If you hope to be a great boss--or want to make sure that you …

Employment

Want to Be a Better Communicator? Try This Surprising Approach | Inc.com

I've been a professional communicator for a lot of years, and here's the most important thing I've learned: Inspirational, persuasive communicators have one attribute that makes them much more effective than those who just disseminate information.<p>The attribute? Generosity. Merriam-Webster's defines …

Leadership

9 Ways to Get Rid of Workplace Gossip Immediately | Inc.com

You show up on Monday morning and congregate around the coffee maker to share weekend stories.<p>Before you know it, the conversation turns to what feels like a harmless little chitchat about your coworker's romantic relationship with your neighbor across the street.<p>The more details you share, the …

Self-help

Want to Dress Better Monday Through Friday? Do This

Let's be honest: Getting up earlier is easier said than done. Your intentions to hit the hay at a reasonable hour can easily be derailed by a DVR …

The Secret to Keeping Your Goals When You Have Zero Willpower

Don't worry, this is not another New Year's resolutions how-to article. This is a beautiful challenge to be accepted, a desperate call to action, and …

How to Eat Healthy: 25 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier Every Day

There's a lot of advice out there on how to eat healthy, and if we're being honest, it can sometimes feel like too much to think about. Especially …

Do You Hit Below the Belt When You Fight?

When intimate couples argue, they often challenge one another in punch and counter-punch attacks. As tempers rise and defenses emerge, both partners rapidly stop listening to each other and instead invalidate the other's point of view while simultaneously trying to establish their own. After the …

Positive Thinking

6 Mental Hacks To Maximize Your Workout

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Mindfulness workouts are becoming an increasingly popular way to maximize your …

Mindfulness Workouts Are The New Way To Work Your Body And Brain

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Here are some of the things to love about sweat-drenched, heart-pumping fitness …

Google's Insane Approach to Management Could Transform Your Company | Inc.com

I'm a big fan of Laszlo Bock, head of Google's people operations (a more adept way of saying he's the HR boss) for over 62,000 "Googlers," as they are affectionately known.<p>Bock wrote the magnificent <i>Work Rules!</i>, which has quickly become one of my go-to secret weapons on leadership and HR innovation, …

Home Depot

What to Do When Your Partner Won’t Work on Your Relationship

<b>“</b><b>It takes two to manage the relationship, but it takes one to begin the change.” ~Sheri E. Ragland</b><p>So, your significant other doesn't understand you. …

How to Inspire Your Team in Email

Don't bother with originality, focus on sincerity<p>One of the responsibilities that comes with management is communicating with people. From formal presentations to break room banter, there's all sorts of communication happening in your business. Even with oodles of options, leaders rely heavily on …

9 Differences Between Being A Leader And A Manager

When you are promoted into a role where you are managing people, you don’t automatically become a leader. There are important distinctions between managing and leading people. Here are nine of the most important differences that set leaders apart:<p><b>1. Leaders create a vision, managers create …

Leadership

12 healthy eating habits that work, according to science

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks. As a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 12 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

5 Things You Need to Do to Set Yourself Up for a Promotion

Identify the skills you need to make yourself stand out from the competition.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants a promotion, but it’s not as simple as waiting a year or two to “get” one. That’s because promotions are earned, not given. This is especially …

7 Ways to Be a More Loving Partner

You may already be rolling your eyes at the vast oversimplification of this title…and if you were to go back to read the many articles I’ve written …

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate From Your Daily Routine

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. Quit sabotaging yourself with these bad habits.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You are the sum of your habits. When you allow …

6 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Marriage

You hear it again and again: "After I got married, I stopped having time for myself." Cooperation is a healthy part of a relationship. The trick is …

Stocks

46 Ways To Make Wearing Clothes So Much Better

Deodorant is meant to be worn by you, not your black shirt.

The Effects of Four Different Types of Meditation

Meditation has real, practical benefits for your body and mind, but there are lots of types to try. Knowing the specific effects of each of these …

8 Toxic Habits That Make Star Employees Quit

Avoid these habits (or these bosses) at all costs if you want to thrive.<p>Sometimes top talent will leave a company for a different position or greater incentives. However, if your business has a high employee turnover rate, maybe the issue isn't just competing firms. Unfortunately, many bosses have …

17 bad habits that are sabotaging your productivity

While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Following are 17 things you should stop doing right now to become more productive.<p>1. Hitting the snooze button<p>It might feel like pressing the snooze button in …

Time Management

86 Ways to Become Incredibly Successful and Accomplish All Your Goals

Tips, strategies, practical steps, links....<p>It's fairly easy to be modestly successful; you just have to work hard. (Seriously: that is all it takes.) It's harder to be very successful; you have to work hard, and smart, and catch a few breaks along the way.<p>It's extremely difficult to be incredibly …

Self-improvement

Three Email Habits That Kill Your Whole Team’s Productivity

The way managers communicate sets expectations for how everyone on staff communicates.<p>Eric, a client of mine, owned and ran a successful service firm with sales of $3.5 million per year and a healthy profit margin. But, he told me, “We’re bursting at the seams. I’m working six or seven days a week, …