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The Defining Quality of Rare Leaders

<b>Emotional maturity is the defining quality of rare leaders.</b>You can tell who the most mature person in the room is by identifying the one who can …

Bouncing Back

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out …

3 Ways Managers Start Off On the Wrong Foot

When you take your first leadership role, or find yourself at the helm of a new team, first impressions are essential to get right. (Sorry to have to add even more pressure to what is already a challenging situation, but the reality is that thanks to the way human brains are wired, impressions are …

This 10-Minute Strategy Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

<i>"What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?" appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are printing one of the top answers.</i><p>Taking 10 minutes to learn why you procrastinate can be extremely helpful.<p>I was a very bad procrastinator for a very long time, …

Procrastination

Build Mental Toughness In Under Two Minutes with this Mental Workout

In order to strengthen your mind and build mental toughness, you need to work it the same way you would work your muscles in the gym. This mental …

Self-improvement

5 Simple Questions that Will Make You 5 Times More Successful

<i>Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.</i><p>There’s nothing more disheartening than a perfectly healthy, reasonably …

Self-improvement

7 Skills for Becoming An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

<i>“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t</i> …

Leadership

4 Traits Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders

They may not command a room or be classically charismatic, but introverts have many traits that make them excel in leadership roles.<p>The classic image of a great leader is someone full of charisma and exuberant energy, who can convince anyone to follow their ideas. But these outgoing types aren’t …

Personality

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

5 Leadership Lessons From Pope Francis

Visiting the U.S. this week, Pope Francis is showing off a leadership style we can all learn from.<p>“Many things have to change course, but it is we human beings above all who need to change.” Those were the words shared–on Twitter–by Pope Francis, <i>Time</i>‘s “Person of The Year” in 2013, who assumed the …

The Psychology of Procrastination and How to Avoid It

Paul is a productivity blogger who loves helping people improve their productivity so they can get more out of life. Learn more about how Paul works …

Procrastination

7 TED Talks that will make you a better leader

But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.<p>Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now for a limited time

Another week, another five fantastic posts covering paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time. Today, we’re kicking things off …

Use Your Staff Meeting for Peer-to-Peer Coaching

One of the unintended consequences of the constant right-sizing and flattening of our organizations is that we now live in a world where managers just don’t have time to do all that’s required of them in their daily jobs, let alone find time for coaching their employees.<p>Yet coaching is a critical …

Makings Habits That Last | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Maneesh Sethi.</i><p>Getting a call from the Travel Channel was the best thing that ever happened for my diet. And …

Spring Fashion - 5 Tips For What Is In This Season

With the rain having washed away the gloomy winter feel and the sun having made an appearance, it looks like spring could finally be on its way. We, …

Spring Fashion

How to Set Up a Basic Productivity System

There are tons of productivity systems available for you to use, and for those who are just getting started in their quest to have a better handle on their tasks, projects, and goals it can be quite…daunting. This post will show you how to set up a a basic personal productivity system that will …

Modern Man Watch Sale

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do | Inc.com

Some people like to learn from mistakes. Others prefer to learn by finding out what <i>to do</i> instead of what not to do.<p>Case in point: Last month, I shared 10 phrases great speakers never say. A number of people emailed saying, "Great, but what <i>should</i> I do?" So I went back to Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Public Speaking

3 Characteristics of a Strong Team

One of my favorite things to do is build teams. That’s a good thing. People who know me well know that on my own, I’m rather ordinary. I can do …

How To Wear A Scarf - The Essential Men's Style Guide

Scarf Style Option 1 - Big & Bold<p>Anything looks good if you have the confidence to pull it off. This guy didn’t shy away from color or a recognizable …

How Ayn Rand ruined my childhood

My dad saw objectivism as a logical philosophy to live by, but it tore my family apart<p>My parents split up when I was 4. My father, a lawyer, wrote the divorce papers himself and included one specific rule: My mother was forbidden to raise my brother and me religiously. She agreed, dissolving Sunday …

27 Tips For Mastering Your Destiny

In his latest best-seller, "Mastery," author Robert Greene analyzes great figures from history, interviews contemporary leaders, and draws from years of psychology research to distill steps anyone can follow to become a master.<p>His other books discuss the strategies of power, seduction, war, and 50 …

Self-improvement

How American Jewish Leaders Are Undermining U.S. Foreign Policy On Jerusalem

Is Abraham Foxman really surprised that the status of Jerusalem is so political that Americans born there can't list Israel as their birthplace on …

What Was the Goal of MLK’s March on Washington?

In August 1963 Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, but what brought the civil rights activists to Washington? Charles …