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Two Simple, Scientific Approaches to Motivational Leadership

Whether you’re directing a small team or an entire company, you already know that one of the most persistent challenges of leadership is motivating people. You’ve probably experienced a host of universal frustrations: “Why do they lose steam when I’m not here? Why aren’t they pushing themselves …

10 Tips for Resolving Conflict

<i>Photo credit: Sheldon Wood via Compfight</i><p>"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude." -- William James<p>Conflict is a normal and natural aspect of relationships. As human …

Emotional Intelligence

How to End an Email

Should you do it “Cordially” or “Respectfully”? With a chipper “Cheers” or a breezy “Thx”? Believe it or not, it matters<p>You’ve written an email, and need to wrap it up. You could end with a simple “Sincerely,” tack on your name, and then shoot it out the door, proving definitively that you suck at …

Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization

In study after study, strategic thinkers are found to be among the most highly effective leaders. And while there is an abundance of courses, books, articles and opinions on the process of strategic planning, the focus is typically on an isolated process that might happen once or twice per year. In …

How an NFL running back is out-smarting investors

Arian Foster is the smartest guy in the room. He’s an American football player who’s convinced a start-up to pay $10 million for 20% of his future income—and there’s little chance he’ll make enough money for the firm to recoup its investment.<p>That’s not stopping a group of Silicon Valley veterans …

Investing

6 Tips for Managing Millennials (Whether You Find Them to be Entitled or Not)

Millennials have a reputation for being entitled, lazy and – worst of all in the workplace – difficult to manage. While these Gen Y stereotypes are getting tired, a lack of understanding between employees of certain age groups can turn the office into a generational battlefield.<p>A recent panel in …

The Workplace

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not good …

Employment

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka | Salon.com

<b>Pokhlebkin reconsidered</b><p>“His name was magical. Legendary,” claimed an article in the newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva (Evening Moscow) on the third anniversary of Pokhlebkin’s death. “Many believed it to be a pseudonym for an entire research institute, since one man could not know so much.” Moreover, …

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NFL Power Rankings: Teams Whose Stock Is Rising Most as Preseason Approaches

The 2013 NFL preseason is nearly here, and while no games have been contested on the gridiron, it's worth looking at all 32 teams' stocks ahead of what should be a fascinating year in pro football.<p>Between a plethora of regime changes, free-agent moves and an eventful draft back in late April, the …

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

Training Style to Know: The 7-4-7 Method

Why Chocolate Milk Is the Perfect Post-workout Recovery Beverage<p>Drinking Red Wine Might Help Make You a Better Athlete<p>5 Ways Your Workout Can Kill You<p>…

10 Traits of Great Leaders (and Their Followers)

Without great followers, no leader would achieve greatness. See here if you have what it takes to be both.<p>Much is written and taught about becoming a great leader. Many strive for leadership and many actually become great. As Shakespeare said in <i>Twelfth Night</i>: "Some are born great, some achieve …

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

A Simple Rule to Eliminate Useless Meetings

Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and …

Jason Ferruggia’s Renegade Fitness

You want to lose fat fast.<p>So what do you do?<p>Find a hill and run up it. Today. Seriously. Do it.<p>You don’t have to go balls out like you’re trying to …

Geneticist Adam Rutherford: by ‘controlling living systems,’ synthetic biology will change the world

The scientist, TV host, and book author touts the potential benefits of playing God<p>As first books go, Dr. Adam Rutherford probably couldn’t have chosen a vaster topic: an investigation into both the origins of life itself, and the incredible potential of its man-made future. In <i>Creation: How Science</i> …

How Men Handle Stress Differently

If you've ever been frustrated with the way the opposite sex reacts to a problem you have shared with them, it helps to know there are innate differences in the way men and women handle stress differently.<p><b>Stress then, stress now</b><p>To understand these differences, we have to first examine the initial …

Why Employees Stay (and Why They Go)

What makes employees stay for the long haul when they can get higher pay by jumping around? The answer may surprise you.<p>As business owners, do we reward loyal employees to stay the course, or is jumping ship the way to get ahead? And if it's the latter, is this a business model for success or …

Five Ways To Build An Effective Team

It is not easy to be the CEO of an up-and-coming startup, especially when you are frequently out of your office talking to investors and the actual time you spend in contact with your team is limited. It gets even more complicated when you manage multiple teams working in different cities.<p>Is it …

The Wise Leader

Illustration by Anna Parini<p>Smartness is the operating currency of organizational culture in the 21st-century. Whether it’s called cleverness, …

Leadership

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Abs in No Time

Grab a medicine ball for an intensified crunch workout that will flatten your belly in seconds flat<p>Get Ripped Fast<p>In these days of bogus infomercials, fat-burning concoctions, and fitness contraptions that promise incredible abs, there's something reassuring about a workout with a medicine ball. …

Top 5 Oblique Exercises

<i>Wondering what the best abs exercises are for the sides of your core? These five oblique exercises are the answer.</i><p>Well summer came and went… again. …

Why Your Team Matters More Than You

Contrary to popular belief, the success of a business isn’t ensured by an amazing CEO or even the work of a few all-star employees — it’s all about the team. Even without your key players, your business should function without change.<p>In light of the recent news regarding the health of Google CEO …

6 Ways Effective Listening Can Make You A Better Leader

When employees say they want their voices to be heard, they are really saying they want leaders who will not just hear them, but really listen to them. As employees seek more attention, feedback and support, leaders must become more mindful of individual needs in order to more effectively inspire …