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The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Bill Gates

7 Reasons You Need To Make 2016 Your Selfish Year

<b>When you observe today’s world, you might come to the conclusion that people seem self-absorbed, entitled, and selfish.</b> In the age of selfies, …

Do These 6 Things to Be a Successful Leader

Great leadership takes place every day, in the smallest of ways. Pieced together, these moments might not seem notable. But put them <i>together</i> and over …

Heaven -- Now or Later?

Christians believe that if you have accepted Christ as your savior and have led a good life, you will go to heaven when you die. Hindus believe in reincarnation -- you must keep coming back to this world until you have achieved the state of enlightenment -- <i>nirvana</i> -- heaven within. The Muslim …

Meditation

This simple exercise can help you achieve your goals in 2016

I failed. Miserably. In the past 12 months, I've been berated by more than one close friend for failing to return phone calls, forgetting birthdays, and flaking on dinner plans.<p>Where did I go wrong? And why do more than eight in 10 well-intentioned people fail to achieve their New Year's …

Johnson & Johnson

8 Habits That Make Some Leaders Extraordinarily Likeable

Are you a likable leader? The best leaders are not just wise and intelligent – they are also popular and well-liked by others. Some people are much …

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple: learning more skills. If we compare the differences between the people …

Success Is at Your Fingertips if You Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Training the elite of the elite of our military, professional athletes, Olympians, executives, and celebrities, Tee Major knows success and is a force to be reckoned with. Having developed a nutrition and exercise program that has built strength and confidence all over the world, he has a following …

Self-improvement

3 Keys to Success from Legendary Coach John Wooden

Coach John Wooden is one of the most widely respected and admired coaches in history. Over a 27-year tenure at UCLA, Coach Wooden led his basketball …

John Wooden

​The Cigar Smoking Etiquette Guide

Cigars are meant to be enjoyed. However, your enjoyment and the wellbeing of those around you could be affected by a lack of awareness and poor …

No One Told You the Book List for Improving Leadership Skills? I Will

Get ahead as a leader with these 8 books. You will be inspired by history's great leaders and get the latest research based leadership hacks.

Leadership

The Self-Help Syndrome: Navigating the Overload

Are you one of the many people who is regularly alternating between the piles of self-help books on your nightstand and the ones that are downloaded on your e-reader? Do you thrive on attending inspirational lectures in an attempt to facilitate your need to learn and grow, but come out feeling …

Meditation

The Top 10 Things That We Should Be Informed About in Life

<i>This piece originally appeared on Quora: What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about in life?</i><p>I’m 30 years old. I wish I could travel …

5 Bad Leadership Habits That Undercut Your Team's Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the entrepreneurial world, every second counts. In the early stages of a startup, you’ll only have limited resources despite operating under high pressure and tight deadlines. Every decision you make could potentially set a course for …

Employment

Mike Bloomberg has 6 harsh pieces of advice for people who want success

At age 73 he has become the 14th-richest man in the world, with a net worth of $40.7 billion (£26.6 billion). He is a self-made billionaire.<p>When he was in London on Thursday at a Goldman Sachs event to help small businesses, his advice was pretty harsh for anyone wanting to get ahead.<p>Appearing on …

Goldman Sachs

Those With Goals Are 10x More Likely to Succeed: Here Are 15 Tips to Set Yours for 2016

I am sure many of you are saying to yourself, “Goal setting for 2016? Isn’t this a little early?”<p>It is the beginning of November, and it is actually …

See The 7 Personality Traits of a Great Leader: Jim Rohn

I see a lot of business owners every time and looking at their qualities I realize that they are not basically fit for such position or title, there …

Self-improvement

12 Easy Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership | Inc.com

Being a leader today is not about having followers who are waiting to be told what to do and how to do it. Successful leadership is about engaging and empowering people to do what they are capable of doing, and building confidence and trust in your team.<p>Communication is key; written or spoken, your …

Leadership

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

Productivity

What Highly Successful People Do Daily To Perform Better

What separates highly successful people from the “average crowd?” This is a topic that is widely discussed.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to …

Self-improvement

The Untold Secret Of Great Leaders

Successful leaders manage to be confident without being arrogant. Here’s how they blend in humility to make room for others’ ideas.<p>Try to think back to a time when you felt incredibly confident.<p>You instinctively knew you could handle whatever came at you. You were on top of things, making all the …

Leadership

2 Powerful Traits of Successful Leaders

I enjoy volunteering as a VP on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP).<p>During one of our monthly networking breakfast meetings, Jenny Harrison from the Coca-Cola Company joined us as a guest speaker. She is one of the most approachable, …

Success

Top 10 Leadership Books of 2015

Hone your management skills with the latest and greatest books on teams and leadership.<p>Over the next few weeks, I'll be revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 15th) the very best of the best.<p>So far, I've chosen the top 10 "start your …

Leadership

5 Secrets of Success from the $4.3M First Lady of Podcasting

<i>(Photo credit: Matt Bouvet)</i><p>Still wondering what a million dollars looks like?<p>You're not alone there. When you pine for that first million, all you can think about is how you don't have it yet. It's easy to get consumed by the quest when the holy grail remains elusive.<p>Kate Erickson understands …

Entrepreneurship

17 Inspiring Quotes About Military Leadership for Veterans Day | Inc.com

<i>(It's Veterans Day, so you might also want to check out 150 Companies (at Least) Giving Free Stuff to Veterans Today.)</i><p>I'm a veteran of the U.S. Army. My military career wasn't especially exciting or unusual, but I later wrote books about the military and covered the Iraq War and veterans' issues …

Military