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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 …

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

Self-improvement

The Top 5 Skills Every College Student Needs To Acquire Before Graduation

Here's how to stack the deck to make sure an attractive job waits on the other end of four (or more) years of time and effort, not to mention tens of thousands of dollars of investment.<p>A college education is expensive, a huge investment of time and effort, and sometimes, not the right path. In …

Employment

4 Rare (and Brilliant) Things Smart Leaders Do to Get Respect

The most unique leaders demonstrate some rather unusual behaviors not commonly seen in the corporate world. Is it any wonder they're so wildly successful?<p>Think about the great entrepreneurs who fuel success and make the business world go around. People like Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Jeff Bezos, …

Leadership

16 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

Self-improvement

4 Distractions You Must Stop Stressing Over If You Want to Succeed

You can't change the past but if you focus on the present you can change your future.<p>Entrepreneur, Author, Coach and Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneur journey is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. However, anyone who tells you that …

Business Strategy

6 Ways Great Bosses Thank Their Employees

When their employees put in the hard work, here are some simple ways the best bosses show gratitude for a job well done.<p>Think about a great leader you genuinely respect, and chances are one of the things that boss does particularly well is thank his or her employees. You can too, since recognizing …

American Psychological Association

5 Lessons From a Former Navy SEAL That Will Change the Way You View Leadership Forever

These hard-won Navy SEAL leadership lessons from the height of the Iraq War can help you become a better leader, entrepreneur, and business owner.<p>During the height of the Iraq War, thousands of US Navy SEALs lead some of the toughest and most dangerous missions across insurgent-held cities in Iraq …

Team Building

2 Ways to Drive Yourself to Work Hard

It is very possible not to succeed even though you do work hard, but working hard massively improves your odds of success.<p><i>How can I motivate myself to work hard? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Quora

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

If you feel a twinge of jealousy each time you read about another successful person who wakes up at 4 a.m. to meditate, jog, read a novel, and eat …

How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business (Without Inventing Anything at All)

Don't re-invent the wheel, just use it differently.<p>Spoiler alert: most of today's top companies are based on old ideas. Uber is a modern twist on the taxi industry; Airbnb has done the same with hotels. Tesla's electric vehicles are just another incarnation of a centuries-old idea. And yet the …

Innovation

10 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Day

What habits, tactics and routines do the most successful people use to achieve their earth-shaking accomplishments?<p>One guy wanted to know. So he …

Feeling Defeated? 4 Things to Remember When You Feel Discouraged

Are you feeling defeated? This post was written by Marc and Angel Chernoff and has been republished with permission.<p>This morning, I didn’t feel like …

10 Must-See TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Some of the most valuable online resources in recent years have been TED talks.<p>The internet’s accessibility makes it a great resource for learning. In the past, those in search of knowledge had to wade through long blocks of texts. These days, pictures, videos and a host of interesting graphics …

Want to Build the Next Airbnb, Instagram, or Slack? This Online Startup School Will Show You How

Thousands of startups around the world finally have access to the world's most powerful startup accelerator.<p>Y Combinator is one of the most successful startup accelerators in the world. Every year they take two batches of 100 companies and offer them in-person instruction from Y Combinator partners …

Venture Capital

AOL's CEO shares his 3 secrets to being a boss who's both effective and well-liked

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has successfully toed that line as he has led companies like AOL and Google.<p>He said the advice he got when he was younger, and now shares with his own children, focuses on three points:<p>be authentic and honest<br>• be direct<br>• have mentors<p>Armstrong shared his advice for building a …

AOL

This Entrepreneur Built A $360 Million Dollar SaaS Business, And It Was Entirely Self-Funded

For most, Silicon Valley is a hotbed of technological productivity, teeming with a sea of startups, each clamoring for the attention of both consumers and venture capitalists. Yet, located some 670 miles northeast from the world’s most infamous birther of global tech behemoths and newly-minted …

Marketing

5 Unmistakable Signs That You Are an Inspired Leader

Leadership requires first connecting to, then inspiring, others. Here's how to do it.<p>Successful leaders of today are expected to provide their employees with a sense of meaning in their work as well as provide an engaging workplace. Yet, according to a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of U.S. …

Leadership

Being Comfortable at Work is Actually More of A Curse than A Blessing

When success breeds complacency, it's time to self-disrupt.<p>Success, both career-wise or company wise, is awesome. There's nothing quite as exciting as watching your new product crush it, or working your tail off for a promotion and then getting it. When it happens, celebrate, relish it, shout from …

Business Strategy

16 things your successful friends have given up

Sit down and think, for a moment, about what your successful friends do<p>comparedto your loser friends that complain. If you don't have any successful …

The First 5 Steps to Launching a Successful Ecommerce Business

Make sure you get the right information at the right time.<p>Writer, entrepreneur and university guest lecturer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of information online on how to start an ecommerce business. A quick Google search reveals millions of results …

eCommerce

7 unprofessional email habits that make everyone hate you

With the onslaught of emails we receive every day, it's hard to imagine how anyone could keep up professional email habits at all times.<p>To make this task a little less daunting, we asked experts to highlight some of the least professional behaviors you could demonstrate when sending an email.

The 20-Minute Hack That'll Save You Hours of Work Down the Road

Everyone’s always searching for a way to make work easier. And there’s no shortage of tips, tricks, and hacks designed to help with that goal.<p>But the …

Productivity

How To Stop Procrastinating and Get Over Your Own Resistance

Why do we resist the things we want most?<p>Let's say you've decided to start an important new project. Or maybe a business. Or an entirely new career. The very next thing you do is take a deep steely breath and go for it with fierce determination, right?<p>Nope.<p>Hell nope.<p>This is when every fiber of your …

Self-help

11 Lifestyle Changes You Need to Adopt If You Want to Be Rich

Cut unnecessary expenses, save aggressively and visualize how you'll get there. But don't forget to invest in yourself and in relationships with other successful people.<p>There’s a simple formula to follow if you want to become rich and successful: Earn more, spend less and save as much as you can. …

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

How to improve your memory and never forget anything

Many of us regularly dream of the days when we can finally put our feet up and do the crossword after years in the workforce. However the answers to that crossword might not be as easy to recall as we imagine.<p>A recent study shows retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, with short-term …

Humanity

Google may have found its next big business, and it won’t be a moonshot

The vast majority of Google’s money comes from selling ads. The company, and now its parent Alphabet, has long sought additional revenue streams, building myriad research outfits under the umbrella of “Other Bets” that would hopefully develop new, lucrative technologies.<p>As these moonshots …

Eric Schmidt

7 Simple Steps to Change Your Life With Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is important for your achievements. Many people underplay this important tool because they say, <i>‘why think positive when you have</i> …

New version of Google App Engine supports all programming languages

Google announced that an entirely overhauled version of App Engine was generally available as of today. It made the announcement at Google Cloud Next being held this week in San Francisco.<p>App Engine is Google’s platform-as-a-service for building application backends without having to worry about …