Michelle Tan

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Stay Calm During a Tough Conversation by Grounding Yourself

Having a tense conversation brings up a lot of negative emotions, leaving you feeling like an active volcano. To prevent an outburst and stay in control of your emotions, physically ground yourself in your environment. One of the best ways to do this is to stand up and walk around, which activates …

Mindfulness

Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits

Countless studies have confirmed that trust is the one human behavior you cannot afford not to have for your business to profit.<p>Tell me if you agree with this statement: For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust.<p>If you agree, then know that it's really no different in the …

Employment

9 Words and Phrases That Make People Think You're Less Accomplished and Smart Than You Really Are

Remove these from your vocabulary today.<p><b>The language you use when you're talking to yourself affects your behavior.</b> <b>Certain words can make it harder to achieve your goals.</b>• <b><br>Your language also affects how other people perceive you. Certain words and phrases can make you seem less intelligent.</b>• <b><br>To that</b> …

Self-improvement

Want to Be a Better Leader? Ask Your Employees These 3 Questions

The smallest questions can make a big difference.<p>From professors to managers to mentors, I've had the opportunity to be inspired by some great leaders so far in my somewhat short professional life.<p>When thinking about what they have in common, it's easy for me to come up with some shared …

Leadership

7 Daily Habits Extremely Successful People Swear By

Start doing these now.<p>How do you become an uber-rich mogul in the vein of Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey? Well, it might help to emulate the way they …

Success

Managing Your Schedule Like a Boss: Tips the Experts Never Tell You

Time management is at the top of the short list of reasons why some people succeed and most don't.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM, once said, “Never let anyone own your schedule.”<p>I don’t know about you, but I <i>love</i> that quote. …

Time Management

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

“There’s no team without trust,” says Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google. He knows the results of the tech giant’s massive two-year study on team performance, which revealed that the highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be …

Psychology

Stress Leads to Bad Decisions. Here’s How to Avoid Them

A senior sales executive I’ll call Daniela was frustrated. She’d been working on delegating more to her team. To her dismay, many were struggling to take on the levels of freedom she’d offered — even though they’d asked for more responsibility. Exasperated, she vented to me, “I thought delegating …

Management

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

Self-improvement

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

What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

Two decades before Daniel Goleman first wrote about emotional intelligence in the pages of HBR, he met his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Amherst …

12 Millionaire Habits to Start Making Serious Money Soon and Build Wealth in a Hurry

Get-rich-quick schemes rarely work but doing the right things every day rarely fails.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a mindset that's prevalent these days. It's one of instant gratification in an on-demand society that looks for quick results with very …

Self-improvement

The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal

For leaders assuming the CEO title for the first time, taking time to learn and think translates into early successes. But the problem is there’s little time to do either. Information comes at them more quickly, more people than ever before demand their time, and they’re told that the myriad …

Management

How to Manage Your Star Employee

Managing your star performers should be no sweat, right? After all, they’re delivering results and exceeding targets. But don’t think you can just get out of their way and let them excel. They require just as much attention as everyone else. How do you manage someone who is knocking it out of the …

Leadership

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

6 Ways to Weave Self-Care into Your Workday

I’ve spent the past few years working closely with leaders on incorporating self-care into their work lives — as a key component of their overall performance — so that an expansion in their role or responsibilities doesn’t come at the expense of their health and well-being. One CEO I worked with …

Self Compassion

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

To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

In an era where business keeps moving faster, it is no small wonder that resilience has become the new must-have executive skill. While executives have always known about the personal benefits of being resilient, they haven’t always recognized that it is also needed for the sake of their teams and …

London Business School

10 Habits of the Most Successful People

Are you doing what the most successful people do on a daily basis?<p>It only makes sense that many of the world's top companies are lead by the greatest leaders--Elon Musk, Arianna Huffington and Bill Gates, for example. It takes great leadership to create a world-changing vision and inspire the …

Self-improvement

This 10-Year CEO Study Reveals a Key Behavior of the Most Successful Leaders

Exhibiting this one behavior makes you an astonishing 12 times more likely to be a high-performing CEO.<p>Ten-year CEO studies conducted by a team of psychologists, economists, statisticians, and data scientists don't come along every day (but still more offers for a 0 percent APR credit card do--the …

Management

Differing Work Styles Can Help Team Performance

Most leaders now recognize that the best teams leverage diversity to achieve long-term success. But many think about it in pretty narrow terms: …

Management

11 Skills That Will Make You Super Successful

Once you have defined success for yourself your path there will become apparent.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How does someone become off-the-charts successful? Some say it’s luck. Others say it’s hustle. The truth is, success only comes with a combination …

Self-improvement

The difference between being successful and very successful is always the same — and that's why it's so hard

But there's a problem. Sustaining success, and going <i>beyond</i> success is nearly impossible for most people. Hence Greg McKeown, author of "Essentialism<i>,"</i> questions, "Why don't successful people and organizations automatically become very successful?"<p>McKeown's answer is succinct: <i>Success is a catalyst</i> …

New Managers Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Express Their Emotions

Warm. Funny. Sincere. Motivated. Deeply invested.<p>Those were a few of the words I would’ve used to describe Tendai (his name and some details have been changed), a senior leader at a global manufacturing company, after we met to kick off our coaching engagement. He was on a succession plan for the …

Leadership

You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next

We’ve all been there: the fluorescent light flickering above, your stomach in knots, voices at the table becoming raised, including your own. Nearly everyone experiences difficult conversations at work, whether with peers, managers, clients, or direct reports. We know they are difficult …

Leadership

Willpower doesn't work — here's how to actually change your habits

Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your relationships, be happier, write a book, or start a business — willpower won't help you with any of these things.<p>Personal progress and achieving success are best approached <i>like you're overcoming addiction.</i> Because, …

1 Trait Great Leaders Possess More Than Any Other

Is your employee a screw-up or did the employee just make a mistake?<p>What you've done in your job shouldn't define who you are as a person.<p>Say you just start a new job as a college recruiter. You haven't worked in the academic field before, but you have a ton of sales experience. You go to a college …

Leadership

How Team Review Meetings Can Increase Collaboration

Once you've reviewed past performance, these tips can help your teams work together better in the future.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem’s book</i> Total Alignment<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble …

Management

Mindfulness: What It Really Means, and How to Practice It

Mindfulness is so hot right now. The proof is in the hashtags. Search the phrase #mindfulness on Instagram, and you’ll come across over 3.4 million …