Sophia Wilson

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This Navy SEAL Says Your Lack of Motivation Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time)

There is something much bigger at play when it comes to your success than merely being motivated.<p>Maybe you haven't heard of Jocko Willink, but there is a good chance you wouldn't want to make enemies with him.<p>Having spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy--with time spent commanding Task Unit Bruiser at …

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

3 Things Great Leaders Do That Achieve Amazing Results

How engaged, excited and empowered is your team?<p>When it comes to leadership, it's good if you have great personal qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., but at some point, you have to achieve results.<p>Results are the benchmark of success and to do that you have to be able to …

Employee Engagement

Six Habits Of People Who Know How To Bring Out The Best In Others

As a leader, the most important part of your job isn’t your results. Your job is to inspire your employees’ results. Here’s how.<p>If you think your most important job as a leader is to write mission statements, set goals, or even increase revenue, you’re focusing on the wrong metrics. Your most …

Employment

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re …

Public Speaking

10 Rules to Follow When Composing a Photo

You can have the most stunning subject to photograph in the most gorgeous lighting, but if you don't take care to compose the shot well, no amount of …

Use This Template to Write a Simple Business Plan

Simple Business Plan Template<p>Here's a Simple Business Plan Template for Entrepreneurs<p>Updated May 05, 2018<p>Think you have a great idea for a business? …

How to Become World-Class at What You Do

Becoming the best involves transcending guidelines and following your instinct.<p>It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly …

Motivation

These 10 TED Talks Will Help You Improve Your Life

Can't hire a coach to help you improve your life? Watch these 10 TED talks instead.<p>Think about all the areas in which you'd like to improve. Do you want to be more creative? How about less afraid? Maybe you just want to make better use of your time.<p>If you don't have the means to hire a coach to …

TED Talks

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 …

Leadership

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Productivity

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Management

8 Communication Habits That Only Exceptional Bosses Use Daily

You can't be an exceptional leader without using these powerful communication habits.<p>When it comes to any type of business, effective communication is absolutely vital for success. Why? Communication creates clarity, productivity, fosters teamwork and inspires. Bad communication, on the other hand, …

Leadership

10 Reasons Nice Bosses Finish First

Many bosses assume that a leader needs to be aloof and tough on employees in order to be effective. They fear that looking "soft" will erode their employee's motivation and respect for them. To prove their case, they cite examples of brilliant leaders who modeled a tough leadership style and low …

Want to Succeed as a Leader at Work? Talent And Skills Alone Won't Do It (but This Will)

This will make you rethink whom you're hiring or promoting to lead your company.<p>People are hired for strengths in areas where they are talented, experienced, and gifted, so goes conventional wisdom.<p>But do you ever interview someone for character? Seriously, before you hire that VP, developer or …

Leadership

4 Daily Habits of Remarkably Smart Bosses

You can pretty much toss the words 'driving others' out the window.<p>I hear a lot of language about how leaders "drive performance." Driving, as you know, is a popular word in business. Yet over the years, work cultures have changed. "Driving" no longer holds a favorable place.<p>If you think about it, …

Leadership

The #1 reason employees quit and 6 factors that fuel their happiness

What do employees need to be happy? Managers, take note: a new jobs report released Thursday has some pointers.<p>“Happiness is not a nice-to-have, but …

Four Work Habits You Need To Change At Each Stage Of Your Career

This GE exec shares how she learned to change her working methods as she’s taken on bigger leadership roles.<p>I accepted my first management role early in my career, heading up a 15-person team at GE Global Research’s semiconductor laboratory. It was a big step at the time, but today I manage 28 labs …

Leadership

5 Secrets of Great Leadership

Here's what it takes.<p>Great leaders are not born into the role. They exhibit traits that have been learned, refined, honed, and improved over many years. There's no single trait that makes someone a great leader. It is a collection of refined attributes.<p>To find out more about the secret to …

Leadership

9 Habits of People Who Move Up the Corporate Ladder Higher AND Faster

The 9 Habits of People Who Move Up the Corporate Ladder (Higher AND Faster)<p>Posted at in Leadership by Oriane Perrin<p>Whether you’re at the bottom of …

Developing Employees’ Strengths Boosts Sales, Profit, and Engagement

Should companies primarily focus on playing to the strengths of their employees or help them improve on their weaknesses? This question is particularly important today, given low workplace engagement and higher expectations from workers about what a great job entails.<p>Gallup has studied thousands of …

Employee Engagement

So, You Want To Be An Effective Leader. How Are Your...

Contrary to traditional — and misguided — belief, leading is not merely about coming into an environment, picking up the torch and pushing forward.<p>It …

How to Avoid the 3 Most Dangerous Roles in Leadership (and Life)

In life and leadership, you likely have played 3 dangerous roles. Here is how to shift your mindset and behavior to never play them again.<p>There is a dangerous triangle of roles that even the best leaders may unknowingly adapt at one time or another in an effort to quickly solve problems.<p>Although …

Leadership

Are You a Good Boss? (Infographic)

Being a good boss requires both management and leadership skills.<p>Peter Drucker says "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."<p>To be a good boss we need to have both leadership and management skills, in order to lead our teams to achieve great results.<p>Of the two, …

Leadership

How You Can Be a Great Leader and Not Just a Boss

True leaders help bring out the best in those around them. Here's how.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Are you playing at being a boss, or are you being a leader--as in throwing your whole self into helping bring out …

Leadership

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Public Speaking

6 Essential Phrases Used by Top Leaders

Great leadership is a habit. It is something you embody every day, and that means adopting more leadership-oriented language.<p>Leadership: it is one of the most important skills to have in the job market. In a world where companies are increasingly flat and where great work relies heavily on solid …

Leadership

Where to learn critical life-changing skills

Many Library of Congress texts are now available online. Xiquinho Silva / Flickr<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal …

This Is How To Take Control of Your Career

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

Night Shift automatic Sunrise/Sunset schedule missing in iOS 9.3? Here’s the fix

With the release of iOS 9.3 yesterday, Apple included a major new feature that may help you sleep better at night: Night Shift. Night Shift works by changing the color temperature of your screen gradually as the day changes. In Control Center, you can toggle this feature on and off manually. In …

10 hot design tools you absolutely must try

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …