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5 LinkedIn Features You Need to Take Advantage of Today

A good LinkedIn profile means quality connections, better leads, and ultimately, more opportunities.<p>If you're like me, you set up your LinkedIn profile over five years ago, update it whenever you get a new job or gig, and use it mostly to connect with people you've met at conferences. There's …

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

Most Successful People Share These 4 Qualities

Definitions of success may vary widely, but the qualities needed to achieve it look pretty much the same.<p>Over the last few years, as I've worked to grow my company and made my way to entrepreneurship events and conferences around the world, I've met and worked with tons of entrepreneurs and people …

Self-improvement

4 Ways To Develop Leadership Skills In Your Everyday Life

You don’t have to wait for formal training: You can sharpen your leadership skills throughout an average day.<p>When you’re aspiring to a leadership role but perhaps not yet in one, developing the skills you need to be successful can seem like a Catch-22: How do you become a great leader when you …

Leadership

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Managers Are a Dying Breed. Here's What You Must Have Instead

Why managers need to become leaders of disruption in this ever-changing business environment.<p>The crisis of leadership grows, as companies struggle to adapt to change. We have a rise in part-time workers, the growth of the gig economy, evolution of technology, an increase in virtual teams, and an …

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

The Single Most Important Attribute of Leadership According to this Famous CEO

They might call him "Neutron Jack," but his answer to the most important attribute of leadership will surprise you.<p>There are many successful CEOs we can learn from. Take Eric Schmidt growing Google, Howard Schultz scaling Starbucks, Bill McDermott taking SAP to the Cloud, and Jeff Bezos changing …

This 1 Practice Immediately Reduces Stress (and Improves Self-Awareness)

Give this a try next time you need to clear your head.<p>Some stress is good.<p>An appropriate amount of stress helps you achieve peak performance. It gives you the extra boost you need to overcome laziness and focus on the task at hand.<p>Take a job interview, for example. If you don't have any stress or …

The Power of Taking Deep Breaths

Ever since I started listening to Tim Ferriss’s podcast in 2015, I learned about how he was a big evangelist of meditation. For those who don’t know, …

Meditation May Put the Breaks on the Aging Process, According to Researchers

Meditation might be one of the cheapest, easiest ways to achieve a longer life.<p>Right now, we don't have a magic fountain of youth that can keep us young forever. But science is getting closer and closer to figuring out how aging works so that, in the future, "old" might be completely redefined. And …

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

In Search For the Clocks Behind Aging Brain Disorders

<i>Summary: A new study reveals neurodegenerative diseases may speed up the aging process.</i><p>Source: NIH/NINDS.<p><b>To understand the link between aging and</b> …

Neuroscience

Can Regular Meditation Help You Live Longer?

Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind and focusing inwardly for a set period of time. It is an ancient practice that has gained modern …

17 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Inspire You (and Leave You Dreaming of the Stars)

Sadly, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, Hawking has passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live with a diagnosis of …

10 social media mistakes to avoid | Them You & Me

Off the top of your head, could you tell the 10 social media mistakes to avoid?<p>Nowadays, you’d probably find it difficult to find a person or …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

How To Become a Master Connector in 5 Easy Steps

How is it that some people seem to know everyone? How do you become one of those lucky folks?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I bet you know someone who's got an enviable Rolodex of successful entrepreneurs, investors, journalists and more. Makes you wonder, <i>How do they</i> …

Entrepreneurship

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read

If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, check out these highly recommended titles.<p>The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to …

CEOs Should Stop Thinking That Execution Is Somebody Else’s Job; It Is Theirs

The common perception is that strategy is done at the top of the org chart, and execution is done below. It is exactly the opposite – let me explain why.<p>First, I should explain that I have always hated the use of the term “execution.” Its common definition is fundamentally unhelpful, and …

Three Things You Need To Know About The Brain To Build Great Teams

Ellen Leanse is the author of a new book, <i>The Happiness Hack</i>, and she explains how to exercise your brain like fitness pros explain how to exercise your muscles. The book is full of insights synthesized from extensive research. We focused on three key understandings of the brain that founders, CEOs …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

Richard Branson Just Schooled Us All About Being on Time

Time is money, and just by showing up on time for meetings you'll save thousands of dollars a minute for your business and clients.<p>It's ok. You can admit it. We've all done it.<br>There's probably some meetings sitting on your calendar right now that you don't know why they're there, or that you aren't …

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

Selling

How to Help an Employee Who Rubs People the Wrong Way

If you’ve ever cringed in a meeting when your direct report was talking, you know how tough it can be to watch a team member undermine themselves. Maybe the person is interrupting colleagues too often. Or being condescending, or even combative. No matter the specific behavior, your employee is …

The 4 Biggest Mistakes New Executives Make

One study found a 50 percent chance that new executives will leave the organization within the first 18 months. Here are four of the biggest reasons why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding and hiring proven, talented executives who can lead your company into the …

Leadership

How to Link From Your Content to Build Leads and Connections

Provide value for your business with the right linking strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever we create digital content, we reference other web pages, either for further reading or to give a credit. In most cases, we link out in order to create better content …

Marketing

How I’ve Learned To Lead As An Introverted CEO

“I’m generally slow to speak or act,” BuildDirect CEO Jeff Booth confesses. Here’s how he’s turned that into an advantage.<p>Most people who know me would be surprised to learn I’m an introvert, and if you’re an introvert also, chances are some people would be surprised to learn it, too.<p>It’s well …

What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

Two decades before Daniel Goleman first wrote about emotional intelligence in the pages of HBR, he met his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Amherst …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …