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Your Mighty New Mindful Habit: Learn to Respond, Not React

Whether you're talking with friends, family, romantic partners or even coworkers or employees, how you communicate means a lot, especially when it …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Insights from Google's new study could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, …

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4 Ways to Be a More Authentic Leader--and Why It Matters

Your authenticity plays a significant role in employee job satisfaction.<p>As a leader, you probably look to other leaders for tips on how to think and behave in order to be effective and successful in your role. Some leadership skills may come naturally to you while others may be outside of your …

Employment

Burnout at Work Isn’t Just About Exhaustion. It’s Also About Loneliness

More and more people are feeling tired and lonely at work. In analyzing the General Social Survey of 2016, we found that, compared with roughly 20 years ago, people are twice as likely to report that they are always exhausted. Close to 50% of people say they are often or always exhausted due to …

This Ridiculous Job Interview Question Always Catches People Off Guard (That's Why It's Genius)

Never conduct an interview without these 2 questions.<p>Job interviews have always been tough, and not just for the job seeker. Countless books, guides, seminars, and business articles have been produced to help us interviewers conduct the right interview to find the right candidate.<p>There is nothing …

Employment

Here's 1 Leadership Trait that Only the Smartest Bosses Will Understand

This is raising the leadership bar high -- very high.<p>Those on the path to good leadership should raise the bar high -- very high. I say this because walking the higher road of integrity with eyes watching your every move in the 8-5 fish bowl can be a very lonely place.<p>But here's the hard truth of …

Leadership

An Amazing Mentor Can Help the Average Become Extraordinary. Here's How to Get One

Someone who can show you the right path saves you time, energy and heartache. Use these expert tips to find and engage the best mentor for you.<p>Many of today's high school and college students obsess over GPA. They've been taught by their parents to look at a B or a C like a bad Yelp review--a black …

Self-improvement

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner: Here's what separates successful leaders from managers

Since becoming CEO of LinkedIn in 2008, Jeff Weiner has grown quite the employee fan base.<p>As one of Glassdoor's highest-rated CEOS, Weiner apparently …

5 Habits That Improve your Mental State, Motivation and Productivity

Most entrepreneurs have an intuitive understanding that mental health is important to the success of their business.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lonely, difficult journey. You're running your own business and dealing with the fact …

Mental Health

Tony Robbins: The Secret to Living an Extraordinary Life

In his best-selling book Unshakeable, Tony Robbins explains that our lives are not shaped by our conditions but rather by our decisions. Living an extraordinary life is a choice that is always available to you despite your circumstances.<p>On a scale of 1 to 10, how is your stress level right now? As …

Tony Robbins

7 Newsletters Online Entrepreneurs Should Subscribe to

Getting to the next level in your business may be only a few quick shifts or tweaks away.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No business is built in isolation or in a vacuum. Many entrepreneurs have coaches and mentors who lead the way and guide them along the …

Entrepreneurship

Why Negativity Ruins More Good Ideas Than Anything Else (and 5 Tips to Avoid It)

Don't let negative people or encounters get in the way of your ultimate success.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are often faced with negativity in our entrepreneurial journey -- not everything will go the way we want it to. If you fail, embrace it, get up …

Self-help

7 Questions Interesting People Always Ask in Conversations

Replace those typical (and boring, I may add) questions like 'What do you do for a living?' with these refreshing questions that lead to great conversations.<p>Want to be the most interesting person in the room? Well, whether you're introverted or extroverted, it doesn't really matter: There are …

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A New Type Of Drug Could One Day Treat Pain, Memory Loss And Nicotine Addiction

A breakthrough in understanding brain receptors may soon lead to a new class of drugs.<p>Pain, memory problems and nicotine addiction are formidable problems that have quite different consequences. But in terms of what’s happening in the brain that causes people to suffer from each, they share a close …

The Life-Changing Advice My Business Coach Gave Me Right Before She Died

Train yourself to expertly maneuver around inevitable roadblocks you may encounter on your path to success.<p>I arrived at the coffee shop on the first floor of her apartment building in Arlington, Virginia, early. Dory Hollander made her appearance on time, as always, and dressed to the nines. I …

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Why Your Brain Craves Cigarettes When You Drink

You're experiencing the weird effect nicotine has on memory.<p>You know the feeling. You're two, maybe three drinks in, and you suddenly get a special hunger. It's like a void that you hadn't noticed, and now you want to fill it with something hot. Something so hot and filthy that you'll regret it …

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

We need to shift from teaching how to answer questions to learning how to ask them.<p>Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher …

Education

Cognitive Psychologists Say Overcoming This One Bias Leads to Public Speaking Success

People who excel at giving presentations or public speaking take specific steps to improve.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave us a glimpse into how successful leaders think. His advice: "Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."<p>Cognitive psychologists are finding that there's …

Public Speaking

Life Goals Are a Waste of Time, Here’s What You Should Do Instead

People set all kinds of goals. To visit Paris and see the Eiffel Tower, to run a marathon in less than four hours, to swim with dolphins, to earn a …

Motivation

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say

Want a new employee to truly hit the ground running? Say these four things.<p>You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. …

Employment

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

Critical Thinking

16 things your successful friends have given up

Sit down and think, for a moment, about what your successful friends do<p>comparedto your loser friends that complain. If you don't have any successful …

27 Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems

Great minds give you the benefit of their experience.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs. You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at …

Motivation

9 Brutal Truths Every Millennial Looking for a Job Needs to Hear (It Will Put Things in Perspective)

I say these things to help you.<p>So, you're a Millennial and you're looking for a job?<p>Well, chances are you're not just looking for a job--you're looking for a particular kind of job. You want something fulfilling. Something that's going to make you happy. Something that pays well, and most of all, …

Employment

How Can You Spot Really Good Leaders? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily

With some things in life, like exceptional leadership traits, you can't just "fake it till you make it."<p>Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.<p>Your next thought may be, <i>How in the world</i> …

Employee Engagement

The best way to maximize your mornings, according to your horoscope

Whether mornings are your specialty or not, you have to get through them—and any tips to make them more productive (and waking up less torturous) are …

10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

Happiness

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

Many of life’s essential truths need repeating.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost …

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want to Be More Successful

Persistence pays off, but so does knowing when to quit. These habits are holding you back.<p>Most of us grew up hearing the mantra "Don't be a quitter," and we've internalized it to the point where we feel guilty if we don't finish a book that's boring us to death. Our parents weren't entirely wrong …

Motivation