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5 Brain Hacks That Will Make You Dramatically More Successful

You might have to give up multitasking in the process.<p>The business world keeps evolving at breakneck speed as we enter into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To stay competitive, it's critical that you keep learning new skills and adapting to new technology.<p>Your biggest challenge? Keeping the pace …

The Perfect Notebook Designed To Replace Those Productivity Apps (video)

If you feel overwhelmed by the amount of productivity applications you have on your smartphone and need a little clarity and focus you may be …

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science

Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.<p>Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and …

Self-improvement

How Writing Makes You a More Influential Leader

Leaders set the standard for company communications. Make sure you're setting the bar high.<p>Information moves quickly. Tweets, blog posts, photos and more can be shared with millions of people seconds after they are created, and we can monitor global news from our living rooms in real-time. This …

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5 research-backed secrets for making friends as an adult

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult.<p>You get busy with work. Your friends get busy with work. People get married. Have kids. And pretty soon being "close" means a text message twice a year.<p>You're not alone … …

Want to Be Genuinely Likable and Charismatic? Do Any One of These 12 Things

Each is simple...but not always easy. Which is exactly how it should be.<p>Who do you want to work with? The people you like. Who are you more willing to help? The people you like. Who are you more likely to go out of your way to mentor, encourage, and support? The people you like. And on a strictly …

These 10 Leadership Habits Have Been Found in the World's Best Leaders

Where are you, in your own journey as a leader, in relation to these characteristics?<p>If you're not familiar with the leadership movement known as servant leadership, you might want to grab a cup of java and pull up a chair. This may just transform how you lead your tribe moving forward.<p>What we are …

Here Are the Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

If you are not listening, you are not learning.<p>There's a reason that podcasts are such a fast-growing medium. They're timely, convenient--perfect length for commuting--and usually free, like a radio station you program for yourself.<p>Whatever you're interested in, there's probably a podcast …

4 Steps to Make Employee Development Stick

Improve the way you improve your employees by making a plan for training and development.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to Training Magazine, 2015 training expenditures in the US were $70 billion. Small companies spent an average of $1105 per employee, which …

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

Why do you want to change jobs?

Recently, I was interviewing an individual (“interviewee”) for a role. My first question was “<i>why you for the role?</i>” The interviewee very succinctly …

Why Everything Is Your Fault and Why That's Good

When your whole life is somebody else's fault, powerlessness is assured. Empowerment is about taking responsibility.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m about to turn 30. God willing, I’m about a third of the way through, but I’ve already learned some things thus far. …

Four Easy Ways To Reboot Your Relationship With Your Boss This Year

Don’t get lost in the daily routine. Make sure you’re always deepening your manager’s trust in you.<p>Maybe you’ve been at your job for just a few months. Maybe you’ve been there for a few years. Either way, once you slip into a comfortable routine, it’s easy to take your foot off the gas without …

9 Qualities That Make Bosses Not Only Great, but Unforgettable

See how many your past bosses possess--and, more important, how many you possess.<p>If you're like me, you remember all of your bosses. A couple were awful. Most were fairly good.<p>But only one of mine was, in the best possible way, truly unforgettable.<p>Memorable bosses possess qualities that may not …

3 Ways to Engage Unhappy Employees Before They Quit

Learn how to mine the amazing talent and potential of your young workers for long-term growth instead of just training them for their next job.<p>By the time companies find their way to me to deliver a keynote to their employees about workplace engagement and empowerment, many of their top young …

Hilarious bad lip reading of the inauguration will lift your spirits

Bad Lip Reading always knocks it out of the park with its absurd interpretations of what people are saying based on the way their mouths are moving. …

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6 Keys To Giving Positive Feedback That Drives Better Results

A culture of recognition helps create a culture of continuous improvement<p>If you want to create a culture of continuous improvement, then create a culture of recognition. Everyone wants to come to work to do a good job, very few people are just doing it for the money, and if we can find ways to …

How to Stay Positive at Work

In order to behave professionally and keep doing your work, you need to learn how to bring up your mood.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>It is important to stay positive at work in order to maintain your productivity. Sometimes it may be very hard to stay positive and see the …

Supersets will take your fitness to the next level with CultFit Home Workout

It’s the fourth and final week of our CultFit Home Workout. Congratulations if you have made it this far. (If you missed it, it’s still not to late to start with Week 1).<p>For this easy home workout, all you need is your iPhone and some everyday objects you’ll find around your home or office (plus …

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3 ways to use questions to become a better leader

Sometimes his questions seemed disingenuous, and at other times he seemed to use curiosity as a way to point out a flaw rather than to get understanding.<p>We've all experienced someone asking us a question where it seemed the intention was catch us in a mistake or prove us wrong, yet we can be guilty …

11 Things Every Great Leader Does (Or Says) When Communicating

Listening before speaking and remembering someone's name are just two communication habits that make you an even more admired leader.<p>A. Reflective Listening<p>Reflective listening is a skill that involves digesting what someone has shared and summarizing it back to them. This demonstrates a true …