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How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career

Slow, rational thought is the key to protecting yourself.<p>Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major …

Emotional Intelligence

These 3 Billionaires Agree: You Need This Skill to Be Successful

If Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, and Bill Gates all said it, case closed.<p>In my work coaching executives and entrepreneurs, communication issues are common and annoying blips on their radar screens. Too much of it, not enough of it, wrong messages being sent through nonverbal communication, …

selfdevelopment

6 Ways to Build a Billion-Dollar Sales Machine

Skyrocket your sales with these hard-won strategies from an entrepreneur who's brought in $1 billion.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When did your CEO last ride a snowmobile on a volcano, shoot an "ice bucket challenge" with construction equipment, or open for …

Entrepreneurship

10 things you can learn about money in 10 minutes that will change your life

by Libby Kane, Tanza Loudenback<p>If learning how to build wealth is important to you, you've come to the right place.<p>Below, <i>Business Insider</i> has rounded …

How To Look Like A Leader When You're Not

The paradox – you won’t get promoted to a leadership role if you don’t have leadership experience. But how do you get leadership experience when you’re only cast in a supporting role? Even if you’re in an entry-level position, you need to demonstrate leadership skills consistently and overtly. They …

Leadership

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

Self-improvement

Want to Be a Better Learner? Consider How Pilots Train to Fly a Plane

Research shows it's possible to improve even the most elusive skills through targeted training and a focused process.<p><i>In his book,</i> Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything<i>, Ulrich Boser discusses methods for</i> …

Learning

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

Self-improvement

How to Lead Versus Manage, to Improve Your Team's Success

To engage workers, step back from the day to day and focus on proactive, inspiring leadership rather than reactive, putting-out-fires management.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book</i> …

Leadership

Something Amazing Happens to Your Willpower When You Train

Willpower is the ability to make choices about what you will do and what you will not do. It’s the capacity to live life in the active voice, with …

Root Out Bias from Your Decision-Making Process

We’ve all experienced the disappointment of an important decision not going our way. The feeling is far worse when you feel that the decision was somehow “rigged” against you — that you never had a chance, that your input wasn’t given its fair due, or that only some of the data was considered. You …

Management

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Asking a Question

There may be no such thing as a stupid question, but there's definitely a smart way to ask them.<p>Questions. They seem like they should be fairly straightforward, right? If you need clarification about something, you just ask.<p>Well, not so fast. Effectively asking questions involves a little more …

Self-help

5 ways to improve your self-esteem

Psychologist Guy Winch explains how we can improve our self-confidence<p>When we have greater self-esteem, our confidence soars, as well as our feeling …

Want To Make Better Decisions? Refer To Yourself In The Third Person

In 2010, LeBron James was faced with a tough decision. Should he continue playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the hometown team who nurtured his career? Or should he sign on with the Miami Heat, a larger market team, even though such a move might be considered a betrayal?<p>His announcement that he …

This One Habit Makes You a Most Productive Entrepreneur

Self-education pushes you to new heights.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What I love about the real estate business is that each new property presents unique challenges to learn and grow. This is especiallytrue in New York, where every building has its own way to …

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

Research shows that your habits create happiness more than anything else in life. These will make you happier today.<p>It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we …

Happiness

9 Ways to Get Your Company Out of a Bad Situation

Mistakes are easy to make and hard to cure. These steps will help you make lemonade from your self-inflicted lemons.<p>Recent weeks have featured a number of highly publicized train wrecks, haven't they? The Academy Awards, Secretary Sessions's "forgotten" conversations, that awkward dashcam video of …

Management