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5 Tips To Help Develop Charisma

Have you ever wondered how a certain family member, friend or colleague never meets a stranger? They can just walk into a room, and easily make friends? People are not born with charisma and likability, like most skills they are learned. They are the product of thousands of conversations and …

Self-help

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

A Soup Diet Can Jump-Start Your Weight Loss — If You Do It Right

There’s a science-backed, all-you-care-to-eat diet that helps some folks lose nine pounds in a single week — and that’s not even the best part. We’ve …

How to Become a LinkedIn Power User (Infographic)

How your profile can be the key to standing out in the crowd, and landing the job.<p>More than 70 percent of employers are using LinkedIn to recruit and hire new employees, so having an effective profile can be the difference between being the preferred candidate and getting beaten by the …

Infographics

You Are 7 Steps Away From Making A Habit Last

Habits are the little things we do repeatedly, often subconsciously. They end up shaping our lives. Day after day, they make us who we are. Eat …

How to Write an Email Subject and Opener That Will Actually Make People Pay Attention

If you want to engage your email reader, be direct, drop that weak vocabulary and use action language.<p>How many of these emails have you deleted this week? Maybe this one...<p>Hi John, I hope all is well. Wanted to reach out to you about the useless crap we are selling and that I really don't care …

10 Tools to Help Automate Your Small Business Tasks

Whenever you can automate a task, do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a small business owner, you’re probably looking to save as much time, money and labor as you can. Saving is the name of the game.<p>However, while it might save you slightly to do certain things …

Small Business

10 Uncomfortable Deeds That Will Make You Far More Successful

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" The very act of stepping outside of your comfort zone is critical to your success and well-being.<p>Our brains are wired such that it's difficult to take action until we feel at …

How an Economist and a Lawyer Ditched It All to Become Successful Style Bloggers

Meet Amra and Elma—that is, if you haven't already.<p>For many, becoming a blogger has now become a totally identifiable career path. (Ah, how times have changed.) But for Amra and Elma Beganovich, the sisters and lady bosses behind two major blogging brands—Club Fashionista and Amra and Elma—it …

The Most Important Leadership Trait All Ethical Bosses Share

The absence of it may be the reason your employees are quitting.<p>How's your reputation? When people run a Google search on your name or company, do you get worried? Is there anything you don't want revealed about your culture or brand?<p>Listen, the leadership journey is not for wimps. There will be …

How to Get into a Rhythm at Work If You Can’t Stick to a Schedule

A lot of individuals with a rebellious streak resist structure, snub the idea of a schedule, and then find that their lives and creative output aren’t nearly as harmonious as they hoped.<p>If you fall at this end of the spectrum and find it hard to accept — and even harder to follow — a standard …

8 Reasons to Quit Dreaming and Start Your Company Today

Freedom to live life on your terms starting right now.<p>I had a dream that I went to a corporate picnic and I had to tell my kids to please be on their best behavior so it wouldn't limit my career. Actually, this wasn't a dream; it was a nightmare. If I had to create a title for my nightmare, it …

The Secret to Marketing Success? Make it a Habit

Marketing success is never guaranteed. But one thing is guaranteed – if you don’t market your business, your competition will step in and take …

5 Foolproof Ways to Stay Motivated

Staying motivated is key. It gets us going and keeps us going, even when we can’t see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Motivation is …

Motivation

5 Nuggets of Wisdom That Guarantee Success in Life and Work

Success is often defined by power, prestige and profit. Yet many who achieve these status symbols eventually ask: "Is this all there is?" How disappointing it must be to invest so much time and energy in achieving challenging results only to realize your ladder of success has been leaning up …

Self-improvement

The Art of Small Talk: Why Talented Leaders Excel At This

<i>By: Cindy Wahler</i><p><i>(Image Source: Barrel)</i><p>Small talk is one of the most underrated leadership skills. Yet, if you can excel at this type of banter it can really serve to establish and build your career as a successful leader. Achievement of your goals and objectives is very much dependent upon your …

Leadership

The Forgotten Skill That Will Make You a Better Leader

It may be the most underutilized and underdeveloped leadership skill you will find in entrepreneurs. And it may be your most important link to success.<p>Lets face it: we are smack in the middle of a relationship economy, where branding strategies, customer satisfaction, recruitment processes and …

Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Photograph courtesy Getty Images<p>These titles will make you reflect, say yes and choose joy in the year ahead.<p>Our preview of 10 carefully selected …

Top 10

6 Life Changing Tips To Stay Motivated

In order to truly become great and make our dreams into realities we have to cultivate superior levels of consistent motivation. This type of …

12 Motivational Videos Guaranteed To Inspire

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar<p><b>Everyone requires</b> …

Motivation

8 Tips for Dealing With Stress and Overwhelm

In today's modern world, distractions are growing, busy-ness is increasing, stress is climbing and people are feeling more overwhelmed than ever before. Information overload, the rapid rate of change and increased role expectations are all contributors. These trends are unlikely to slow down so …

Time Management

The ONE thing you need to know (that the experts won't tell you) to be Successful

<b>Most personal development experts stick to the tried and tested route when it comes to explaining how to be successful. They’ll give you the version</b> …

The Coming Tax Tsunami Will Erode Wealth and Capital at a Shocking Pace

Prepare to be taxed. Behind the veneer of “all is well” being promoted by both world Governments and the Mainstream Media, the political elite have …

Banking Crisis

Why Success Requires Much More Than Natural Talent

When you go on the internet or turn on the television to witness high-achievers changing the world, earning millions or billions, breaking …

Motivation