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13 Critical Leadership Development Techniques | Inc.com

Professor Christopher McCusker of the Freeman School of Business MBA program (Tulane University) is leading a dynamic class to identify successful business leadership techniques. Dr. McCusker invited me to share some ideas on leadership and here are the 13 critical leadership development techniques …

Leadership

The Unusual Books That Shaped Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

<b>Who are the mentors to billionaires, chess prodigies, rockstars, and mega-bestselling authors?</b> Who teaches them to do what they do? To achieve the …

What selling sketches on the street for $6 taught this millionaire entrepreneur about wealth

But at 18, he was a broke architecture student who didn't have the $800 that he needed to join his friends on a trip to Greece.<p>In his book, "The Millionaire Master Plan," he explains how he raised the money over the course of a week.<p>Living in Cambridge, England, at the time, Hamilton spent a few …

Selling

Five tech productivity apps to save time and organise your day

<b>Carrot</b><p>If, like me, your sense of humour verges on the childish, you’ll probably love this app. It’s essentially a to-do list: you write down what you need to do and then swipe right when you’ve completed the task. So far, so normal.<p>What makes this app brilliant is its “personality” – it’s like …

Apps
Small Business

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

Books All Young Entrepreneurs Should Read

Reading is fundamental, that’s an old-school mantra that applies to existing business owners and those just starting out. Learning about business is …

Top 10 Tips to Believe Your Startup will Work

Image Source: Freepik<p>An Entrepreneur has to constantly motivate himself and his team. Being positive and having faith in one’s goals, is the key to …

Top 10

'Buyer beware' of this practice by investment advisors

And while banking and trading revenues had fallen through the floor while their related liabilities (balance sheet, regulatory, etc) had skyrocketed, the wealth management departments within Citi (Smith Barney), Morgan Stanley, BofA/Merrill and Wells Fargo just kept on ticking.<p>BofA's Ken Lewis said …

Investing

How To Start Your Own Online Business & Common Mistakes To Avoid

Starting an online business is the dream of many. This is understandable given the many benefits an online business offers. However attractive the …

12 Things to Stop Blaming Yourself For

Too often in life I find myself apologizing for situations or things that, quite frankly, are out of my control. Why? Because I feel like I <i>have</i> to be at fault for something going wrong because I'm technically the one in charge of my own life.<p>However, as I go through the growing pains of becoming a …

Happiness

Five Books With Unexpected Lessons For Business Leaders

It’s important to read often and to read far outside of your comfort zone. The best lessons are found in literature that, on the surface, might not offer the insights you expected to find. A biography on the Founding Fathers might offer important lessons on productivity, or a primer on economics …

Self-improvement

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

Psychology

7 Pet Peeves of Highly Successful People

<i>By Morgan Quinn</i><p>With more than 25 million copies sold worldwide in more than 40 languages, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> is one of the most popular self-help books of all time. In this book, author Stephen R. Covey ignored psychology fads and instead offered seven proven principles of …

Self-improvement

Six ways to come up with your ultimate business idea

Finding your niche as an entrepreneur can be challenging. Here are six alternative routes to that perfect business plan:<p>Let go of originality<p>There are countless businesses already in existence, so it’s very likely that you won’t be the first person to think of an idea or product. Many talented …

Entrepreneurship

6 spending habits of the very rich

It doesn't matter how rich you are, poor spending habits can quickly drain even the most well-funded bank account.<p>Even wealthy shoppers with money to burn need to watch their spending.<p>"Price tags still matter," said Amy Salinger, a personal stylist who works with several multi-million-dollar …

5 Steps to Become Seriously Wealthy | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

Over the past 10, 20 and 50 years, money invested in the stock market generally made a bigger return for investors than holding it in bonds or …

4 Credit Cards for the Forgetful

These are great cards for people who can't find the time or motivation to focus on monitoring their credit cards.<p>Do you have better things to worry …

Personal Finance

6 Fear-Based Moves That Lower Your Net Worth

Facing money facts can make you richer.<p>An unpredictable job market. Your city’s soaring cost of living. The hefty price of college tuition you’ll …

Personal Finance

Billionaire investor Chris Sacca explains the 4 key elements of his investing philosophy

He's been an early-stage investor in billion-dollar companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Stripe, Lookout, and Automattic (maker of WordPress).<p>Sacca tells "The 4-Hour Workweek" author Tim Ferriss in the latest episode of Ferriss' podcast that he's happy to share his investing approach with those …

Venture Capital

How One Couple Climbed Out Of Debt And Became Millionaires In Their 30s

It was right after college graduation when starting a new life suddenly became very expensive. First, a brand new Honda Civic. Next, a house. Then an engagement ring for a long-time girlfriend.<p>Student loans still lingered, too.<p>Pretty soon the debt totaled up: $25,000 for the car loan, a $100,000+ …

Personal Finance

A financial planner explains how to prepare your money to weather 5 economic trends

Here are smart ways to manage the five trends that we think are important to you over the next five years.<p>The combination of too much global debt, aging demographics and low energy prices force many countries in the developed world to lower the interest rates they pay on short-term notes.<p>European …

Retirement

How to set up your money to build wealth as you sleep

Ramit Sethi, author of "I Will Teach You To Be Rich," writes that setting up an automatic system for savings and bill-paying "will let you focus on the fun parts of life. No more worrying about whether you paid that bill or if you're going to overdraft again."<p>You can do this in two steps:<p>Compile a …

Personal Finance

How to Write Brand Stories that Build Emotional Connections

Stories matter in life and in marketing. The reason is simple. Great stories make people <i>feel</i> something, and those emotions create powerful connections between the audience, the characters within the stories and the storyteller.<p>Stories are the perfect catalyst to building brand loyalty and brand …