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When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Self-improvement

9 secret signs you're eating way too much sugar

You know you're supposed to limit added sugar in your diet, but even if you steer clear of Ben and Jerry's, chances are you're eating more sugar than you think. Here's how your body might be telling you to limit your sugar intake.<p>The World Health Organization recently recommended a sharp drop in …

8 Surprising Things I've Learned About the Ultra-Rich

Things are not always as perfect as they appear to be.<p>It's easy to judge people who make more money than 99 percent of the population, even when you consider just their interest income. It's even easier to look at the ultra-rich and believe they have no problems, and they have it all figured out. …

Self-improvement

How Did Lift Tickets Become So Expensive?

<b>Buy the ticket (If you can afford it). Take the ride.</b><p><i>Words: Jesse Huffman</i><i>(Originally published in the latest print volume of TransWorld SNOWboarding</i> …

5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

We all want to be fearless public speakers. We dream of confidently striding onto the stage to give a speech or presentation, breaking the ice with the perfect joke, captivating the audience with compelling stories, handling the most difficult questions with ease, and exiting to cheers and applause.<p>…

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

Networking

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

8 paradoxical habits of wildly successful people

You know what they say about opinions — everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google “characteristics of successful …

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes)

Neglecting your nighttime habits leaves a lot of success and growth on the table.<p>You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. …

nighttime

6 Business Leaders Tell You How To Sell Them

Ever been pitched by a sales professional who wasn’t very, uh, professional? Often, I’ve had a strong urge to say, “Hold on. If you’d only address this or that, or approach me in another way, I’d probably buy from you.” Conversely, in a sales role, I’ve too often delivered my presentation without …

Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do.

Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts.<p>But she also has personal experience with building resiliency. While in her 20s Morin faced the unexpected loss of …

Parenting

How to Know If You’re a High Performer

In this inspiring talk, Brendon Burchard reveals all the indicators of high performance, straight from the minds of successful people. He shares …

Self-improvement

How to Gain Credibility When You Have Little Experience

There’s a meme on the internet, which speaks truth about a dilemma for young people entering the hypercompetitive workforce of 2017. The photo is of two seasoned, older interviewers glaring critically across the table at a young interview candidate with the following words: “We’re looking for …

Leadership

Elon Musk's Response to Puerto Rico Is Pure Marketing Genius (and Should Be Required Reading)

The lesson from Elon Musk: Stop asking people to pay attention to your brand. Start doing things worth paying attention to.<p>"When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world."<p>Elon Musk may have said those words decades ago, but perhaps never in his storied career …

Puerto Rico

Every Person Should Do These 8 Things Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve -- without …

Self-improvement

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like

A newly acquired email from Musk outlines a brilliant philosophy. But it's easier said than done.<p>Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent …

Tesla

How to Forget About Work When You’re Not Working

When was the last time you got away from work?<p>I mean truly got <i>away</i> from it: didn’t think about it, didn’t worry about it, didn’t have a to-do list rattling around in your brain.<p>Most of us know there are benefits to getting away from work. We know we need time to recharge each day in order to be …

Pay Your Executives What They’re Really Worth

Setting executive performance targets is one of the main responsibilities of any board of directors. Unfortunately, it’s a task boards struggle with. From 2006 to 2014 nearly all of the 1,000 largest U.S. firms by market cap completely changed the metrics in their CEOs’ pay-for-performance …

Management

11 Personality Traits That Could Derail Your Career

When considering what it takes to succeed at work, we often focus on innate strengths: high intelligence, the ability to learn, the ambition to achieve, and the social skills to develop strong relationships. But these characteristics always coexist with weaknesses—aspects of personality that might …

A Former FBI Kidnapping Negotiator Shares the 7 Most Important Words in a Negotiation

It's tempting to give ultimatums in tense negotiations, but how you give them is what's important.<p>I love to negotiate, sometimes a bit too much.<p>A deep negotiation has to be one of life's most exhilarating experiences. Few things will force you to dig deeper into your creativity, to become so fully …

Self-help

5 Key Traits Of Successful People

I almost laughed when a new client we’ll call Jack walked into my office, sat down, and asked me what the secret to success was. I stifled my laugh when I realized he was serious, staring at me in earnest, genuinely hoping I had the answer.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>Here’s the truth: there’s no one single …

Self-improvement

4 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do for Their Employees

These common human traits seem so logical in every day relationships. Why are they so rare to find in bosses?<p>Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or …

Leadership

Read These Books Instead of Getting an MBA

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I don’t blame people for wanting to get an MBA. It’s not their fault they’ve been duped into believing …

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

12 Business Leaders on How They Handle Stress

Stress seems to be part of every job description, particularly when you reach the C-suite. But that doesn’t mean it gets to take over your life. When …

The Neuroscience of Building Compassion and Resilience

How the lessons of neuroscience can help us build compassion and resilience when facing challenges.<p>As a practicing psychiatrist, I am often asked if I see an uptick of anxiety and depression since the 2016 election. My answer is, without hesitation, yes. The overall culture of negativity and …

Mindfulness

The Leadership Playbook: 8 Rules For Healthy Interactions At The Top

It's said good leadership comes from the top down - how your leadership connects and works together makes a big difference.<p>In any fast growing company, it's natural that conflict arises. It holds true at just about any company -- every type, every stage. Doesn't matter what market or size.<p>You'll …

Leadership

10 Mistakes the Worst Leaders Always Make

Here's one: Get rid of your inability to actively listen.<p>The horrible leadership behaviors I'm about to expound on are not mere platitudes or hackneyed clichés.<p>They remain, unfortunately, characteristics of well-meaning people on high perches who have blind spots that keep them from growing into …

Leadership