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Want to Be Happier? You Need More of These 3 Things

Be deliberate about the intersection of design and emotion.<p>I'm from Philly and have marveled at the happiness effect that the Eagles' Super Bowl win has spawned in our city. While there have been a lot of headlines about what the success says about grit and resilience, there is an ancillary and …

Happiness

What Killed the Wolves of Wall Street and Why It Matters for Your Business

In the past couple of decades, the profession of sales has changed dramatically. Here's what you need to understand to stay ahead.<p>Let's rewind back to 1988 when business was simpler.<p>You are about to purchase a used-car. You've done your homework and heard raving reviews from friends. You are sold …

Wall Street

3 Actions Smart Entrepreneurs Never Take (and 5 They Do)

Complexity is often the enemy of execution. Are you making rookie founder mistakes or are you prioritizing important items essential for running an effective startup that can scale?<p>Far too many entrepreneurs confuse strategy with actions. And when founders use the wrong actions, it can lead to the …

Time Management

7 Powerful Ways to Make Decisions With Confidence

A practical guide to making better decisions<p>Most of us <b>face decisions of some kind</b> on a daily basis--and many of us wonder how we can <b>improve our decision making skills</b> so we can <b>make clear, confident choices</b>. Whether you're a CEO, manager, teacher, coach, professor or anything else, you want to make …

Self-improvement

Do you work more than 39 hours a week? Your job could be killing you

Long hours, stress and physical inactivity are bad for our wellbeing – yet we’re working harder than ever. Isn’t it time we fought back?<p>When a new group of interns recently arrived at Barclays in New York, they discovered a memo in their inboxes. It was from their supervisor at the bank, and …

Self-improvement

Why willpower is overrated

Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?<p>People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy.<p>But why? …

Psychology

15 Entrepreneurial Icons Offer Insights Into Wealth, Risk, Persistence and Succeeding After You've Failed

The hard-won wisdom of extraordinary leaders is never commonplace.<p>Guest Writer<p>Partner at Quality Living Standards LLC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is harrowingly hard.<p>In fact about half of all businesses fail within the first five years. You …

Motivation

6 Incredibly Powerful Ways to Think More Creatively

List making is a creative tool we can all use.<p>There is an important creative tool that anyone can use. It is called list making.<p>Lists help get thoughts out of our head and onto paper or a screen where we can see them. They help us organize information so we can see patterns and relationships …

Creativity

3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable

Great leaders and managers know these 3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable<p>There is a common theme that many leaders struggle with: they don't know how to hold their people accountable. Even if they are great at hiring A players, many leaders still are left with that feeling that their people …

Team Building

Why You Should Not Set Goals For 2018, And Do This Instead

Here is why you will most likely miss your goals for the new years, and what you should do to meet them.<p>As 2017 ends, you start setting your goals for 2018. Your goals are typically set as outcomes, such as "lose 50 pounds," "make $100,000 in paid speeches," "save $25,000," and the like. And it …

Motivation

A Philosopher's Advice For Managing Midlife

(<i>Excerpted from</i> MIDLIFE: A Philosophical Guide by Kieran Setiya<i>. Copyright © 2017 by Princeton University Press. Reprinted by permissio</i>n.)<p>Many of us are casualties of the midlife crisis, striving to achieve what seems worthwhile, succeeding well enough, yet at the same time restless and …

The 4 Kinds of Leaders Who Create the Future

Alan Kay, the educator and computer designer, famously declared, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” But what does it take to invent the future in such a turbulent and uncertain world? How do successful organizations build on their history, even as they craft a new point of view …

Innovation

Starting a Business? What You Must Do From Day 1

If you don't build a capability early in your startup, you're unlikely to get to it later.<p>In 2013, when my co-founder and I started Iodine, we--like pretty much any startup--suffered from certain delusions of grandeur. Our slick slide deck touted our esteemed <br>pedigrees, our unfair advantages, and …

Big Data

8 Leadership Lessons From a CEO That Can Help You Raise Gritty Kids

Raising gritty kids is the hardest job you will do.<p>How comfortable are you with the unknown? Scientists say that successful entrepreneurs have a strong tolerance for ambiguity. But most company founders also know that the opposite of success is failure. The stakes are high and losing hurts. And …

Leadership

Why Personal and Corporate Branding Are Critical for Entrepreneurs

Create a brand that customers can trust all of the time.<p><i>By Fabrizio Moreira, CEO at The Moreira Organization, LLC.</i><p>When you wake up in the morning, who are you? If you answer anyone other than your given name, you might need a psychiatrist. Kidding...kind of.<p>But, in all seriousness, entrepreneurs …

Business Strategy

The Difference Between Clarity and Focus, and Why You Need Both to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Without clarity and focus, you're just spinning your wheels.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship by definition takes risk. The process of starting a business, building infrastructure, marketing and servicing to customers requires a combination of …

Entrepreneurship

The Workplace Is a Battlefield

Who is responsible for the creation of toxic workplace cultures?<p>The popular and snarky meme site someecards.com has a full library of quotes capturing the tortures of work life. One such quote captures the impacts of toxic workplaces: "It's gotten to the point where I am working here to pay for the …

The Workplace

10 Steps to an Easier Close

It all comes down to this...<p>In all my years, I have eschewed trying to teach "closing." Not because I feel it is unnecessary, but because, all too often, the problems I am asked to fix in a business are far bigger than whether or not an entrepreneur can ask for somebody's business.<p>Nonetheless, if …

Entrepreneurship

11 Reasons You Should Only Hire Introverts

Ironically, introverts are better adapted than extraverts for today's so-called "collaborative" workplaces.<p>Today's workplaces are supposed to "collaborative." Indeed, most companies have invested heavily to create open-plan offices designed to increase communication between individuals and …

Personality

Just Starting Out as an Entrepreneur? Look to These 7 Resources for Help and Inspiration

A successful startup begins with an informed founder. Thank goodness for all of these (mostly) free and extremely trusty resources.<p>Nothing is more daunting than starting your own business and not knowing where to turn to. There are thousands of articles online, but when it comes down to it, every …

Entrepreneurship

10 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs | Investopedia

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Here are 10 characteristics that set successful entrepreneurs apart:<p>1. Passion and …

Entrepreneurship

Most Doctors Have Little or No Management Training, and That’s a Problem

Rising pressure to achieve better medical outcomes with increasingly limited financial resources has created an acute need for more physician leaders. Several studies (including this one) have shown that doctors want to be led by other doctors; they trust physician leaders to make the right …

Health Care

Why Do Employees Quit Their Jobs? Because Bosses Don't Provide Them With The 1 Thing They Want the Most

One study revealed that 34 percent of employees plan to leave their company within 12 months. This rare strategy may stop the bleeding.<p>Employee turnover is an expensive habit, with some estimates for total costs associated with turnover ranging from 90 to 200 percent of someone's annual …

Entrepreneurship

10 Things Change Agents Do, According to Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Visa, and the NFL

Change agents lead organizations into the future and new opportunities. Here's what you need to do to become one.<p>Change agents are the indispensable leaders of digital transformation in organizations small and large. But what are the changes that you need to be a change agent in your …

Digital Marketing

5 Simple and Compelling Behaviors of Mindful Leaders

How mindfulness can transform your leadership<p><i>Rob Dube is an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i><i>member in Detroit, speaker, author and</i> proponent of mindful leadership<i>.</i> <i>He is president</i> <i>and co-founder of</i> imageOne<i>, a document lifecycle management provider and a</i> 2017 Forbes Small Giant<i>. Rob is passionate</i> …

Mindfulness

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might …

5 Soft Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs To Master (Otherwise Your Business Will Fail)

Soft skills are the most undervalued part of entrepreneurship.<p>Entrepreneurs love to live in the clouds.<p>It's so much easier to talk about the big vision, the grand achievement, the cliche mantras that those who have already achieved "success" claim inevitably ladder up to a massively successful …

Entrepreneurship

Are You More Resilient than Average? 5 Signs You Are.

Resilience can make or break you.<p>Possessing resilience means you have the ability to bounce back from adversity or failure and respond positively. Studies show that having this trait is absolutely crucial when it comes to being able to successfully navigate life, work and relationships.<p>To that end, …

Sheryl Sandberg

This Successful Tennis Pro and Entrepreneur Demonstrates 5 Ways Pressure Is Your Best Friend for Success

Pressure can take its toll physically and emotionally. It's also a critical component for success.<p>Many people balk in the face of pressure. It's stressful, scary even, when stakes are high and deadlines are tight. If you don't have a strategy to deal with it, you can sink fast. Pressure, while a …

Self-improvement