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How Michelle Obama inspired a class of British schoolgirls

<i>As Michelle Obama gives her final speech as First Lady of the United States, we take a look at how the girls at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school in Islington had their lives changed by her visit in 2009...</i><p>We are counting on you, we are counting on every single one of you to be the best that you …

My Job Is Fantastic -- But My Boss Is A Jerk

Dear Liz,<p>I took a new job five and a half months ago. It is pretty close to my dream job. I love the work. When I first met my manager “Mitch” at the job interview, we really hit it off. We had two live interviews together and we talked on the phone several times. I never got the feeling back then …

Science Says Stop Doing This to Eliminate Self-Doubt

What would you do if you could eliminate self-doubt? Here's a hack that works every time.<p>Self-doubt says, "You can't do that."<p>Self-doubt comes from worrying about what others will think if you try and fail.<p>Self-doubt is paralyzing, even for the best of us.<p>But self-doubt is just that -- <i>self-imposed</i> …

21 Inspiring Quotes From the Mentor Who Taught Tony Robbins How to Be Tony Robbins

Robbins was a struggling janitor when they first met ...<p>Ever wonder how Tony Robbins got to be Tony Robbins? Yes, he's inspiring, energetic, larger than life, and works unbelievably hard. But how did he get his start? How did he first discover he could have a career speaking to audiences of …

Motivation

How to Reinvent Yourself

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Once I was a traditional management consultant. It didn’t suit me.<p>I quit and started a construction company.<p>Then I was running a large construction company.<p>I loved it.<p>But I got cancer. Eventually I became a global speaker and a consultant …

Leadership

Extraordinary Women in Business: What Inspires Them to Keep Succeeding?

We all love a good success story. We learn about someone who built a business from the ground up, where they came from and how they got to where they are today. While a lot can be learned from that process, the question remains: What inspires successful people to keep succeeding?<p>I have always …

At 12, Ashburn’s Jennifer Yu wins world chess title, first U.S. girl to do so in 27 years

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article misstated the last name of a chess grandmaster. He is Ben Finegold, not Ben Fineman. This version has been corrected.<p>Although Jennifer Yu started playing chess in first grade in California, her parents didn’t pay much attention to her progress. “My …

Neuroscience: How to Become Immune to Stress

New research shows that exercise really does combat the ill effects of workplace stress.<p>Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences …

Peter Thiel: 'Don't Wait To Start Something New'

Peter Thiel, the billionaire entrepreneur (PayPal, Palantir Technologies), venture capitalist (via his San Francisco-based Founders Fund) and author of the new book <i>Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future</i> (Crown Business, 2014) has nearly 55,000 Twitter followers yet sent out his …

What is a Leader?

Leading is simple. That is the premise of Random Acts of Leadership. One way to remind us of this is to talk to children about what leadership means …

Leadership Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

The life of a modern leader brings challenges of leading, innovating, motivating, growing, developing, evaluating, communicating, and risking.<p>And …

Leadership

To Reach Your Goals, Make a Mental Movie

Warren Bennis, one of the most respected authorities on leadership in the world, said: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” On the surface, this sounds perfunctory. But when we examine this more deeply, several important implications arise. If leadership is the ability to …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

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 …

Create a Work Environment That Fosters Flow

Everywhere we look in business, timetables once measured by calendars can now be clocked by egg timers. So how can we keep up? In a word — and according to an ever-increasing pile of evidence — “flow.”<p>Technically defined as an “optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our …

Get Over Your Fear of Conflict

Most of us have some resistance to conflict. Instead of addressing issues directly, we try to be “nice” and end up spending an inordinate amount of time talking to ourselves or others — complaining, feeling frustrated, ruminating on something that already happened, or anticipating something that …

11 Traits All Successful Leaders Share

Carnegie liked Hill so much that he decided to share his core values and strategies, which launched Hill's career as a pioneer of the self-help genre.<p>His 1937 book " Think and Grow Rich " went on to become one of the bestselling books of all time. Hill based his insights on the lives of legendary …

7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues ... If you're good at …

Washington University in St. Louis

Embrace Change: The 4 Skills Needed to Reinvent Yourself

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We no longer work for the same company for 40 years. If you are entrepreneurially-minded, this reality shouldn’t scare you. For better or worse, we have more opportunities than ever to earn an income in different ways.<p>Have faith in …

Employment

How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar

Why good leaders make you feel safe | Simon Sinek

How to Develop Charisma | The Art of Manliness

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the three components of personal charisma. First we explored the importance of Presence – giving …

How to Accept a Compliment With Class | The Art of Manliness

You hand someone a gift and they eagerly tear off the wrapping paper and lift the lid on the box. But as they pick up and examine the present tucked …

How A Man's Suit Should Fit | Visual Suit Fit Guide | Proper Fitting Suits Chart

How should a suit fit? <b>I get this question a lot.</b><p>So to make it really simple I had my team here at Real Men Real Style create the simple suit fit …

Find Out if Your Suit Fits with Seven Simple Tricks

You may not be an expert tailor, but you don't need any special skills to know if a suit fits perfectly. All you need is your hands and a mirror.<p>You …