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10 Corny but Undeniably True and Inspiring Quotes About Teamwork

As Michael Jordan said, "Talent wins games; teamwork wins championships." He ought to know.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With two games remaining, my daughter’s soccer team is in second place. They’ve won nine games and lost only one -- to the team in third …

Follow these TED Talk techniques for a killer presentation

Whether you’re a seasoned speaker or a novice, you can write a speech on par with a TED Talk.<p>The following tips and techniques will help you discover …

6 Important Life Lessons You Can Only Learn Through Failure

Failure is required in order to learn these simple lessons.<p>Nobody learns the hard lessons in life without some element of failure.<p>When we let someone down, we learn why. When we fall short of our own expectations, we become aware of our growth edge. When we crumble under pressure, we become attuned …

personaldevelopment

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

A Look Back: My Best Ever Growth Mindset Lesson

<b>Over the next ten days, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing</b> …

Teaching

16 Essential Leadership Skills For The Workplace Of Tomorrow

Some people believe that leaders are born, not made. Others, however, think leadership skills can be developed and honed, just like any other ability.<p>Members of Forbes Coaches Council tend to agree with the latter theory, as many of them work closely with up-and-coming professionals to help them …

3 Conversations Bosses Should Have With Their Best People Now to Inspire and Motivate Them in 2018

The key for effectiveness in these conversations is not in the speaking.<p>If you're looking to get off to a fast start leading your troops heading into 2018, three crucial conversations must take place. But first, some context.<p>Good listening skills in any conversation is the foundation for superb …

Leadership

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29

A lot happens in those 10 years.<p>It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on …

Motivation

21 Distinctive Qualities of an Outstanding Boss

Develop your emotional intelligence and win the loyalty and respect of your employees.<p>If I asked you to describe the best boss you have ever worked for, what would you say? Would you mention things like he or she "was a great planner" or "she really knew how to positively affect the bottom …

Leadership

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work.”<p>Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36% more motivated, six times more …

12 books every leader should read

Are you looking for a good book to give you a fresh perspective on business?<p>Look no further than the 12 books included below. These 12 books are …

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

5 Ways to Give Feedback That Inspires People to Grow, Not Shrink.

Feedback done wrong is worse than saying nothing.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the best businesses, everyone knows where they stand. Holding someone accountable is strictly between his or her performance and the expected standard. It’s not about you and …

Self-help

8 Wise Tips Famous CEOs like Warren Buffett Would Give Their Younger Selves

Advice from these key players in the business world could help you get ahead.<p>Every successful CEO has hit plenty of bumps on the road to the top. …

Howard Schultz

Keys to Driving Massive Success in the Face of Adversity Learned From My Time in Prison

When life hits you hard, you can do two things: give up, or make the most of it.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Positivity and motivation are all about prioritizing. My time as an entrepreneur has shaped all parts of my life -- especially my experience in …

Motivation

11 Metaphysical Quotes That Can Get You Motivated for Work

Ever wonder why you're doing all this work in the first place? Look to the masters from years gone by (and a few modern sages) for a little perspective.<p>If you've ever faced a workday morning with dread, you may have looked into metaphysics as a way to get perspective on your workday. Who are we? …

Motivation

25 Ways to Create a Lasting Leadership Legacy

What stands between you and a business built on people before profit?<p>A great leader is someone who is not solely focused on showing a profit for the businesses they manage. Instead, exceptional leaders recognize that "people proceeds" -- the building and solidifying of relationships with the ones …

Leadership

Using This Simple Tool Will Make You Better Than 99 Percent of CEOs

Think of feedback like the gift that will keep you honest, successful and humble.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> Masters of Scale<i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a</i> …

Leadership

11 Qualities of Super Successful People (Infographic)

Do you have what it takes to be successful?<p>2 min read<p>Everyone wants to be successful, but what makes leaders and celebrities stand out from the rest? It’s the qualities they possess.<p>However, success is different to everyone. While it might mean money and fame to you, it could mean love and …

Success

15 managers reveal the biggest lessons they learned from employees who quit

<i>Q. What lesson from an employee departure really stuck with you, and why?</i><p><b>1. Hire for values alignment, not just skill</b><p>Hiring for values alignment can be a challenging process, but the rewards are many: higher performance, lower turnover rates and a happier culture.<p>We have strong values at our …

Here's How to Spend Your Time If You Want to Advance Your Career

It's critical to focus on the right activities with the right people in order to maximize your influence and knowledge.<p>Leaders and employees who are ready to move up in the ranks see opportunities to get involved and make significant contributions all around them. To be successful, it's critical to …

Customers

28 Toxic Thoughts Successful People Refuse to Believe

The biggest threats to your success are in your head.<p>Have you ever thought about all the businesses that do not exist because someone with a great idea didn't feel smart enough or worthy enough to pursue it? I constantly wonder if the next life-changing company is sitting in the mind of someone who …

personaldevelopment

4 Unexpected Words Powerful Leaders Say Daily to Inspire Others

Change your language to achieve better relationships and results.<p>It's not a good number. In fact, it's not something anyone in a leadership position wants to admit. However, when a Harvard Business Review survey reveals that 58 percent of people trust strangers, while only 42 percent trust their …

Leadership

7 Signs That You're an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Some people are naturally inclined to be more emotionally intelligence, but it's a skill and awareness that can be developed over time.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Emotional intelligence is an underrated quality for entrepreneurs, and a crucial one for …

Emotional Intelligence

9 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you only have 10 minutes

Big ideas can come in small packages.<p>Take TED Talks, the beloved lectures on technology, entertainment, and design. Some of the most insightful talks …

University of Pennsylvania

11 Visual Storytelling Tools and How They’ll Help Your Content Marketing

Storytelling and visuals are two of the most powerful tools content marketers have. Both of these attributes can help get ideas across more …

Infographics

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively …

Employee Engagement

50 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Your Goals

Actions spring from thoughts -- the right thoughts.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. Maybe you want to change careers. Maybe you want to get fit, or gain a new path, or in some way take your life in a new direction.<p>To do that, sometimes all you need is a little push, a little nudge. A little …

Motivation

10 Ways Mentally Strong People Build Powerful Mindsets

Is your mindset as powerful as the best performers on the planet?<p>Some people call it grit. Others call it perseverance. Whatever name you give it, a strong mindset is a trait shared by the world's best performers - whether they are entrepreneurs, leaders, musicians or athletes.<p>Yet a strong mindset …

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