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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 …

Personal Development: 8 Must Read Books for Teachers

In today's collection of Books for Teachers, we are sharing with you this meticulously curated selection of some of the best books in the area of …

10 books '4-Hour Work Week' author Tim Ferriss thinks everyone should read

Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert, author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From self-help to science fiction, there is something for everyone, and these 10 …

Self-improvement

25 Recommendations For Life Changing Biographies For The Voracious Reader In You

Smart people read biographies. Generalizations are usually worthless, but you can pretty much take this one to the bank.<p>Look at their libraries and …

Books

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

The 4-Step Process That Mentally Strong People Use to Make Quick Decisions

Become a better decision maker today by learning more about your own psychology.<p>Whether it's from fear, slow to take action or a multitude of other potential causes, indecision is the kryptonite to growth.<p>It's better to make a decision and it is the wrong one than to not make a decision for fear of …

Self-improvement

The Key Differences Between Culture, Purpose And Employee Engagement

I have several favorite chocolate bars. Crunchie is one. Toffee and chocolate. What a combination. So too is a Reese Cup. Peanut butter and chocolate? Yes please. And don’t get me started about a caramel-filled Dairy Milk bar from England.<p>As your mouth waters and the endorphins kick into high gear, …

Employee Engagement

Use these 3 tips to talk like a boss

When you become a boss, you not only need to know how to be a leader, you need to learn how to communicate like one, too. Language that was fine for …

Public Speaking

27 books that can change your life forever

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move …

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

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Create The Right Environment To Develop Effective Leaders

As I travel around the country speaking at corporate functions, association meetings and conferences, the most requested topics continue to revolve around the subject of leadership. With the world becoming more competitive and more diverse, the focus on leadership understandably appears to be …

Kazuo Ishiguro, 'Remains of the Day' Author, Wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

LONDON — Kazuo Ishiguro, the novelist best known for his book "The Remains of the Day," was Thursday awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.<p>The Swedish Academy said his "novels of great emotional force [had] uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."<p>Ishiguro, …

Literature

You Can Now Read Five Newly Discovered Kurt Vonnegut Short Stories

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s longtime friend Dan Wakefield had long suspected there were stories that the iconic author of American counterculture wrote but …

Resistance Is Necessary For Optimal Organizations

You may be familiar with the Chinese finger trap. It’s a toy that traps the victim’s fingers (often the index fingers) in both ends of a small cylinder woven from bamboo. The initial reaction of the victim is to pull their fingers outward, but this only tightens the trap.<p>Resisting our experience …

Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up

Millions of people are obsessed with perfection. This obsession makes it difficult to make a decision without wasting too much time analyzing every …

Self-improvement

Feeling like an impostor? You can escape this confidence-sapping syndrome | Fiona Buckland

Even the highest achievers, such as Albert Einstein and Maya Angelou, suffer from this corrosive form of low self-esteem. But there are coping strategies<p>The philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and …

Albert Einstein

Staying Motivated When You're on the Verge of Burnout

As the famous late basketball coach John Wooden once put it: "Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life."<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Maybe those other countries that work shorter hours and take five weeks of holiday a year know something we …

Productivity

How to Decide Which Tasks to Delegate

<i>Ping!</i> Something needs your attention. Is it an email? A tweet? A text? A reminder on your phone? A calendar invite? <i>Ping!</i> Another one. <i>Ping!</i> There’s that sound again. Or maybe it’s a visual cue, an ever-ascending ticker count on your app icons or inbox.<p><i>Quick, why don’t you just respond right now?</i> …

Time Management

What I Learned From Reading These 5 Books (Warning: One may Shock You)

So you pick up a book.<p>Start reading. Creating pictures in your mind.<p>Imagining.<p>The wooden cabin nestles in the shadow of a snow covered mountain. The …

These are the top 5 books you must read to be successful

I post about a lot of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all, so here are a few of my must-reads.<p><b>1.</b> <i>Influence</i><p>What is it?<p>Most consider …

Self-improvement

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

Employment

Why Jack Welch Fired Two Top Execs Even Though They Were Making GE Lots Of Money

Most senior managers struggle with culture because it's so difficult to define. Even less tangible than a "soft" concept, culture is more like a cloud: You know it's there, but it's nearly impossible to grasp. Wikipedia defines culture as "the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices …

6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read

Becoming a better leader takes continual skill development. These books will help you acquire and refine skills necessary to become a leader people want to follow.<p>Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership …

Leadership

6 Things Great Innovators Do Differently

Take a look at any successful enterprise and you’ll find innovation at its core. That was just as true a hundred years ago when Henry Ford perfected …

Innovation

Transportation of Dangerous Goods with best Transportation Service Provider

<b>Dangerous Goods</b><p>Dangerous goods are materials or items with hazardous properties. The <b>Transportation of Dangerous Goods</b> is controlled and governed by a …

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants …

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

How This Famous Movie Quote Is Able to Change Your Bad Habits Almost Immediately

In the movie Empire Strikes Back, Yoda lets us in on a little time-tested secret that every successful person (not just Jedi Masters) has mastered.<p>Remember how your mother used to tell you things growing up, like, "Don't swim after a meal or you'll get indigestion." Whatever mom said, whether it …

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