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How to Handle Stress in the Moment

You hear a lot of advice about how to reduce stress at work. But most of it is about what to do over the long term — take up yoga, eat a healthy diet, keep a journal, or get more sleep. But what do you do when you’re overcome with stress in the moment — at your desk, say, or in a meeting? Perhaps …

The Entrepreneur's Secret Handbook of the Favor Economy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us associate the word <i>currency</i> with money. But informal nonmonetary currencies are still flourishing. Exchanges of this kind have taken place for centuries. Probably most cultures across the globe incorporate favor exchange in …

Entrepreneurship

7 Habits Of Exceptionally Resilient People

The best entrepreneurs don't give up in the face of adversity. Here's how you, too, can become more resilient.<p>Resilient people don't give in to anger or despair when faced with a setback. Instead, they tap into a greater purpose to bounce back stronger than ever.<p>"They find resilience by moving …

How Top Leaders Handle Setbacks and Criticism

Executive Coach Mark Thompson shares lessons from America's most successful executives on how to gracefully survive a professional drubbing.<p>When it became clear this spring that Alan Mulally, Ford's CEO, wasn't going to be selected for the top spot at Microsoft, the software company's stock took a …

The Leadership Style That Will Bring a Startup Long-Term Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Consider the old adage that “founders can’t scale”. Why is it that as a company grows the founder often finds him or herself replaced by someone from a traditional management background? More often than not, the reason for the replacement …

Leadership

What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks

What makes for a great presentation — the kind that compels people’s attention and calls them to action? TED talks have certainly set a benchmark in recent years: HBR even asked Chris Anderson, the group’s founder, to offer lessons drawn from the three decades he’s run TED’s signature events in an …

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday

It is crucial that you start your day off right. Here are some ways to make sure you begin your workday with the best mindset possible and boost your productivity.<p>The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful …

Why Can Some Businesses Get Away With High Prices?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tuition and fees for the University of Pennsylvania next year will now exceed $60,000. Shocking? Surprising? No, it’s not. Penn is an Ivy League school and arguably one of the best colleges in the country. Like many other good …

Your First 5 Minutes With a New Hire

To get things off on the right foot, make sure you cover what needs to be said at the start.<p>You make a new hire and his first day arrives. What you do and say in the first five minutes sets the stage for the recruit to succeed or fail at your company--so be clear.<p>OK the following is likely to take …

Be Kind to Your Employees, but Don’t Always Be Nice

At 39, I was the CEO of a company with a few hundred employees. Depending on the day and the employee you asked, I’d rate anywhere from a zero to a seven on the unkindness scale (10 being a tyrant). I’d guess that I normally hovered around 4.5. I doubt anyone would have rated me a 10—that takes a …

32 Quotes That Helped Me Become An Awesome Entrepreneur

Imagine being able to know the strengths, weaknesses and defining characteristics of your personality within 15 minutes.<p>And even better:<p>What if there …

Psychology

3 Questions That Will Motivate Your Employees

Forget money or touchy-feely stuff. These three clear questions will change the way staff approaches work.<p>We all want to be motivated -- and, as entrepreneurs, we love the idea of being able to motivate others. That’s great in theory, but it’s not always clear how to accomplish this within the …

9 Tips for Hiring Great People

When nearly 450 people applied to be my writing assistant, the hiring process could have swamped my business. Here's how I narrowed the field.<p>A few months ago, I ran an ad seeking a writing assistant to help me with my book projects and my ghostwriting business. I was overwhelmed by the response. …

Want To Be A Strong Leader? Act Like A 4-Year-Old

I love being around little kids. I loved hanging out with my kids when they were little, and I love hanging out with my grandkids, to an extraordinary degree. But I enjoy spending time with little kids to whom I’m not related, as well.<p>Partly, it’s just fun. But mostly, I see qualities in little …

How to Read Any Business Book In an Hour or Less

Do you always wish you could get more reading done? Here's a simple guide to help you make a dent in that big pile of books you've been meaning to read.<p>I want to teach you a system for rapidly reading business books. It's something that has helped me a lot over the course of my career. I learned …

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Evelyne White was immediately attracted to Frank Ramirez’s profile picture. “He was holding a camera in it. I remember seeing that photo and thinking, he’s probably a creative type,” she says. “There was something about it that said he …

Relationships

10 Signs That Your Life Is On Track

What’s your purpose in this world? Robert Louis Stevenson says, “To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of …

How To Remember Names And Details About People Better

There are many reasons why people might scream – they’re angry, scared, or in pain (or maybe they’re in a metal band!). Some might say that screaming …

You Can Easily Learn 100 TED Talks Lessons In 5 Minutes Which Most People Need 70 Hours For

This article isn’t entirely about productivity, but I guarantee you’ll learn a thing or two. <b>Here are 100 incredible things I learned watching 70</b> …