Michael Dixon

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15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Leadership

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The Job Interview Will Soon Be Dead. Here's What the Top Companies Are Replacing It With

This strategy may quite possibly make the job interview extinct.<p>Most companies rely on the traditional in-person job interview to make hiring decisions. But I'm here to tell you, it doesn't work. In fact, it's a terrible tool.<p>Here's why: <i>81 percent of people lie during the interview</i>. No joke, 81 …

Employment

How to own the room during a speech or presentation

Even CEOs can have the jitters when faced with making a presentation or moderating a panel.<p>Although some folks make it look easy, others clearly …

10 Simple Expectations That Great Teams Have of Their Leaders

To build a great team, do these 10 simple things.<p>I remember the first time I became a leader, I called a meeting with my team and said, "Here are my expectations of you." When I finished, I asked if there were any questions, and one of the team raised his hand and said: "Do you know what are our …

Leadership

These 5 Public Speaking Tips Will Make Your Next Pitch Sound Like a TED Talk

Try these scientifically proven ways to engage your audience.<p>The most popular TED Talks share five qualities that any entrepreneur or speaker can -- and should -- adopt in their very next pitch or presentation. The list below is based on an analysis of more than 500 TED Talks (150 hours), …

Public Speaking

9 Signs You're Successful -- Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re ambitious, you’re bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren’t yet living up to your expectations.<p>We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. Though most …

Self-improvement

7 Leadership Truths That Are Simple In Concept, But Not So Simple To Live

When it comes to leadership, you can’t lead others–effectively–until you know how to lead yourself. I was recently asked during a pre-interview what I learned about leadership after serving 13 years in the military, and I told the interviewer that I had to think about it because, quite honestly, I …

Employee Engagement

The 2 Questions You Need to Ask in Every Job Interview

This pair of questions is guaranteed to produce ultra-revealing answers.<p>When top CEOs and entrepreneurs are asked for their all-time favorite job interview questions, you get a list of entertaining but wildly different answers like:<p>"What would you do in the event of a zombie apocalypse?"<p>"A hammer …

Employment

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 7 Things Today

Train your mind to move away from these behaviors to make your life easier.<p>There are plenty of things you can, theoretically, add to your life to be happier.<p>Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life …

Self-help

5 Key Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I sat down to write my book, <i>An American Hedge Fund</i> (which I now make free to the public), I wrote it with one key goal in mind, to provide entrepreneurs like me with access to the information they need to be as successful …

Entrepreneurship