Trudy Waterman

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The Only Stir-Fry Recipe You Need

On my seemingly endless journey to get back to a healthier weight, I'm trying to focus on eating more vegetables. Loading up a meal with veggies lets …

7 Productive Ways to Organize Your Job Search Activities Daily

When you try to think of a leader at your place of work, you might think of your boss – you know, the supervisor in the tasteful office down the hall.<p>…

Employment

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

Procrastination

What Lebron James Can Teach Us About Personal Development

You don't have to be a basketball fan to appreciate the narrative from the NBA finals last Sunday. Lebron James, an Ohio native, made good on his promise to bring a championship home to city that he spurned in 2010, ending a 50+ year "curse" for Cleveland sports. It's a storyline plucked right out …

10 ways to trick yourself out of being lazy

Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on overcoming laziness and pulled out the easiest ways to set yourself on a path toward greater …

Flickr

11 Easy One-Pan Meals That Make Late-Night Cooking a Breeze

Cue scene: you’ve just had a busy day. It could be that you worked a long day, you were in school from morning until evening, or maybe today’s the …

5 Ways to Engage Your Management Team to Lead (And Not Just Manage)

The top 5 leadership lessons to coach your management team on...<p>Earlier today I was doing a coaching session with a long standing business coaching client. The Challenge he had was how to get his management team to start to lead, not just manage.<p>What's the difference?<p><b>Managers</b> delegate, explain, …

Team Building

21 places to learn critical skills that will change your life

But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and innovative, and gives employees the ability to cope with constantly changing workplaces.<p>Lifelong learning helps us stay sharp as we age, and is also important for …

Learning

5 Elements Your Website Needs If You Want to Be a Thought Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Karen Tiber Leland’s book</i> The Brand Mapping Strategy<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>The first step to becoming a thought leader is to develop a strong foundation on which you can build your …

Marketing

The Neuroscience That's Turning Good Managers Into Great Leaders

A new book explains how to tap into empathy as a leader and not rely so much on spreadsheet-based analysis.<p>See if you can get your brain wrapped around this one.<p>Two researchers have written a book that claims there is a neuroscience to leadership, one that allows managers to move from "good" to …

8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately

Want to have better conversations? It's time to break up with these pesky bad habits.<p>Conversations are a big part of our everyday lives. And whether you think of yourself as a world-class communicator or as someone who would rather just send an email than deal with face-to-face chatter, chances are …

Self-help

The Founder of FedEx Shares His Top 10 Rules for Success

Brought to you by Entrepreneur Network<p>He's the founder, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx. In 2014, Fortune Magazine ranked him 26th among the list of "World's 50 Greatest Leaders." He has an estimated net worth of $3.6 billion.<p>He's Frederick W. Smith, and here are his top 10 rules for …

Top 10

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

Procrastination

The Strongest Leaders Use This Simple, Powerful Phrase

Leadership doesn't always mean action. Emotional intelligence expert Brene Brown talks about 3 words the wisest people use.<p>All entrepreneurs have a mythology, from Steve Jobs to Jack Dorsey. It plugs into our need to tell stories, whether we are the heroes in our own personal lives or the saviors …

10 habits of people who always have a clean home

These simple steps will help you become more tidy with minimal effort.<p>For some, keeping a clean home can feel daunting, but for others like myself, …

12 things successful people do on Sunday nights

Most people will tell you they don’t look forward to Sunday evenings.<p>In fact, a whopping 76% of workers say they get the Sunday-night blues, …

100 Ways to Eat Eggs

Eggs take to just about anything you throw at them—or rather, to anything you thrown them <i>in</i>. From crack and splat to whisk and pour, they're your best friend in the kitchen from high noon to night. There are very few other ingredients that are so versatile, that can be cooked in so many different …

22 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top

You might be surprised at the simple things they do to succeed.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They tend to get up early, stay in front of health issues, and know how to handle money. They get quality sleep, play hard and stay sharp through continuous learning. They also …

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.<p>If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that …

8 Movies That Can Make You A Better Leader

These recommended films hold important leadership lessons.<p>Sometimes, movies hold surprising lessons. Just ask New Jersey’s U.S. Attorney, Paul Fishman. At an April 2016 lecture at Fairleigh Dickinson University, he reportedly noted that one of the pieces of popular culture that best captured the …

The 4 Types of People to Surround Yourself With for Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success doesn’t occur in a vacuum. In reality, there are a number of factors that lead to the success of an entrepreneur. Hard work and drive are always necessary for entrepreneurial success, but your personal improvement leading up to …

Motivation

5 Tips on Being an Inspiring Leader

Regardless of your confidence and drive, without a handful of traits it's hard to get people to follow you.<p>Regardless of your confidence and ambition, without a handful of traits it's hard to get people to follow you. That's according to CEO and founder of Carats & Cake, Jess Levin. At 32, she …

8 Ways to Be Smarter With Your Money Today

We all can be guilty of not paying close enough attention to our finances. Whether you’re saving for something big, or just want to have a bit of …

What Does Authentic Leadership Really Mean?

<i>"Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership." -- Harvard Business Review, January 2015</i><p>In the last 10 years, authenticity has become the gold standard of leadership. This is a sea change from 2003 when I wrote Authentic Leadership. Back then, many people asked what it meant to be …

The Magic of Motivating Employees

I was facilitating a leadership program in Ohio. A manager in the back row raised his hand and said "I have a question I can't figure out. How do I motivate my people? They don't do what I tell them to do. " I get this question all the time, it is the number one question I get as I travel around …

Team Building

How 'Superbosses' Create Exceptional Leaders

What makes a superboss and how do you become one? One management professor has done the research to find out how.<p>Lately, I've been surrounded by the theme of management and leadership, and the role of each in the future of work. Recently I spoke with Sydney Finkelstein to discuss what makes some …

7 Powerful Habits That Make You More Assertive

Being assertive and knowing what you want is not the same as being hostile or belligerent. You just have to know what to say with confidence.<p>Everyone wants to be more confident, but not everyone knows how to be assertive. Assertive falls right between passive and aggressive. If you're passive about …

Grit Isn't As Important As You Think

Focused. Confident. Passionate. Hardworking. Tons of personality traits contribute to your success, whether you're at school, work, or the gym. …

Self-improvement

7 Ways to Lead People Who Don’t Want to Be Led

Leadership used to be a top-down, pyramid-style structure. The journey to the top was clearly marked. A student graduates college, finds an …