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5 Tricks to Be More Powerful at Work

Power makes lots of us uncomfortable, but that's no excuse for sticking your head in the sand and not cultivating your professional clout.<p>"Power is a subject that makes many people extremely uncomfortable," Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer argues, but just because we don't like to think about …

Can You Lead - Or Do You Just Think You Can?

Have you ever met someone who convinced you they were really good at something – who seemed to know all about it, and could talk a great game — but then when they were put in a situation where they had to demonstrate their expertise…you found there was simply no “there” there.<p>It happens all the …

12 Habits Of Exceptional Leaders

One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down …

The Evening Routines Of The Most Successful People

These famous creative minds knew that getting the most out of their morning routine meant finishing their day the right way.<p>If you Google “morning routine,” you’ll receive more than 24 million search results, and for good reason: Early risers seem to get more done and live happier lives.<p>Some of the …

Why Success Is a Conscious Decision You Can Make

<i>“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, persistence, and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell</i><p>Many people believe that successful people have had greater opportunities than others. I believe that opportunities are not a gift; they are created through hard work …

15 Unique 30 Day Challenges Guaranteed To Make You A Better You

The appeal of 30 day challenges is they offer just enough time for a new goal to be palatable yet long enough to be challenging. While many people wait until January to set their new year’s resolutions, the window of opportunity is always open for those who want to set new goals. In fact, the …

7 Ways Rich, Successful People Create Their Own Happiness

But there's more to living a "rich" life than the accumulation of money. Money, as an end to itself, does not create a "rich" life. A "rich" life exists only when we find happiness.<p>Happiness, unfortunately, is elusive. Most people are, in fact, unhappy and most of those unhappy people will do …

Not Just The Usual Suspects

Love em or hate em, oil and natural gas companies keep the world running, and will for many years to come. The following 2012 ranking of the world's biggest is based on the combined volumes of oil and natural gas that these companies produce each day. You'll see one individual (arguably the oil …

7 Secrets to Unlock Success and Happiness

I frequently speak at conferences on many topics including innovation, leadership, and the future of mobile technologies. At these conferences, young people often ask me for career advice. I am reminded of my younger days when I was looking for the same. Wisdom from a few people has greatly …

Taming Your Inner Critic: 7 Steps To Silencing The Negativity

The private conversations you have with yourself can be either a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If your inner monologue repeats things like, “I’m going to embarrass myself,” or “No one is going to talk to me,” as you walk you into a cocktail party, you probably …

How To Push Past That Terrifying Dip In Motivation

That horrible mixture of discouragement, disappointment, difficulty and despair? It means you’re on to something.<p>My son is facing a small crisis: the project he’s working on is not going well, and he’s ready to give up not only on the project but the career he was excited about not too long ago.<p>I …

Why You Can Never Finish Anything And How to Finally Change It

Never finishing what you start is more than a bad habit–it stems from fears and hesitations. Here’s how to get past the procrastinator’s paralysis.<p>The law of inertia tells us a body in motion stays in motion. And the same goes for projects, creative ideas, daily tasks, half-written emails, and that …

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14 Fatal Mistakes You're Making At Work Today

Is what you’re doing at work today really the best thing for both your company and for you? Spare a few moments to gain some work perspective. You might discover you’re making some fatal mistakes, or even fourteen of them.<p><b>Not Understanding the Company’s Goals:</b> It’s everyone’s responsibility to …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

18 Minutes to Higher Productivity

A few weeks ago I read “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done“ by Peter Bregman. 18 Minutes is a business self-help entertaining book based on his blog and weekly Harvard Business Review columns. The book suggests a process for prioritizing your day in 18 …

5 Scientific Reasons You Should Choose Your Friends Carefully

Throughout adulthood, it’s easy to lose touch with old friends and it can be hard to develop new friendships. The ditigal age has complicated this process as well by changing the way friends interact. As phone calls have been exchanged for text messages and social media has replaced the need for …

'The Culture Map' Shows Us The Differences In How We Work WorldWide

In the book, <i>The Culture Map</i> (PublicAffairs, 2014)<i>,</i> Jorge da Silva, a Brazilian engineer at a steel company recounts how they tried to convince the team in Houston, Texas to adopt a new process created by their Latin American offices.<p><i>“We kept trying to explain to them why the new process was so</i> …

7 Simple Ways To Make Every Hour More Productive

We have all read books that tell us how important our time is, but most don’t simplify it in one page with vital tips. Well, I have. I teach, praise and live by these techniques, which allow you to manage your time better — so you can invest more of it in developing yourself and your leadership.<p>Not …

3 Bad Habits Stopping You From High Productivity

I come from a sales and recruiting background, and those worlds combined result in some great tips and tricks to boost productivity. I’ve learned that there are small changes you can make everyday, which lead to big results. So stop the bad email, phone and meeting habits and start being more …

The Surprising Secret To Career Success May Be Your Spouse's Personality

Who you marry doesn’t affect just your happiness at home – your spouse can also play a major role in your career prosperity, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis. This new study, which will be published in a future edition of <i>Psychological Science</i>, discovered that it’s …

11 Expert Tips To Help You Be More Productive In 2014

Who doesn’t want to figure out how to get more done? Or get things done more efficiently? We asked some of the most productive people we know how you can tackle the New Year’s work.<p>Last year I used a kitchen timer to force myself to focus; I blocked the Internet and email so I couldn’t get …

5 Ways To Get A Promotion

Job security is something everyone longs for, and typically we view moving up in the organization as a sign that our jobs are indeed secure. Increased wealth and opportunity are also things we long for, and a promotion at work can help to achieve that. But receiving a promotion doesn’t always come …

Five Things People Do to Hurt Their Careers -- And How to Stop Doing Them

Happiness within the modern workplace is improving, sure. We talk less about discrimination, and we’re getting closer to equal pay regardless of gender. But that doesn’t mean that workers are thriving unhindered. The big difference is that these days, the barrier to advancing is more likely to be …

How Changing Your Mind Can Make You Feel Happier, Earn More And Live For Longer

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Most people find a straightforward answer to this question; they know whether their glass is half full, half empty or somewhere in between. And they’re likely to be able to justify their mindset – whether it’s that adopting a pessimistic view prevents …

Are You Using Work As An Excuse to Avoid Life?

How many times in the past 90 days have you said: “I can’t, I’m sorry, I have to work.”<p>Is it more than 10? 20? 30? Anyone up over 50?<p>Raise your hands. Don’t be shy. No one to see you but the folks at the cafe who have no idea why you are raising your hand in a cafe, but they don’t know you anyway, …

How To Communicate Executive Presence

According to a new year-long study by the Center for Talent Innovation, leadership potential is signaled through an employee's gravitas, communication skills and appearance. The following six communication skills were deemed the most important by director-level executives and above.

4 Habits Of Punctual People

Those people who are always on time? How to they do it? If you are part of the 20% of Americans who are chronically late, get ready to change everything.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Plan any event and chances are one in …

4 Reasons Why Taking Fitness Seriously Makes You a Great Leader

It’s no accident that my interest and dedication to personal fitness developed into a broad-based career as an entrepreneur and author. In fact, it’s precisely because of the qualities fitness fosters that I’ve been able to lead teams and projects efficiently and effectively. As I aim to …

Four Productivity Secrets That Will Save You An Hour A Day

Ever wonder how leaders like Sheryl Sandberg get so much done in a day?<p>Here are four simple strategies, used by the world’s most successful people, that will increase your productivity and save you an hour — or more — each day:<p><b>1. Reduce Decision Fatigue</b><p>Decisions are costly.<p>Making an unnecessary …

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …

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