Finbarr Doyle

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15 Traits of Unstoppable People

Unstoppable people keep their inner fires burning by developing the characteristics necessary to become successful.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unstoppable people are like warriors. They are always ready to take on the world. They are guided by a light from within, …

Self-improvement

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

How CEOs Without College Degrees Got to the Top

Employers are continually upping the ante on academic credentials. Nearly a third of jobs that once required only a high-school diploma now demand a four-year college degree, while one in four jobs that used to require a bachelor’s degree now require a master’s degree. Meanwhile, 75% of Americans …

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Want to Be a Thought Leader? Here's How to Stand Out and Be Noticed

You may be tempted to play it safe. Here's why that's a bad idea.<p>You know the importance of being visible in your field, so you're raising your profile by writing blogs or articles, contributing to social media discussions and presenting at conferences. The term for that, of course, is "thought …

The 1 Thing You Need to Know About How Power Changes You as a Boss

With more power comes less empathy.<p>Science and history have shown that people who focus on others--those who are emotionally intelligent and generous--are the ones who typically rise to power. You might wonder then, why are there so many stories of leaders who abuse their power through corruption …

Leadership

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Want to Be a Great Boss? Master the 4 Stages of Leadership

Understanding the 4 stages of leadership could be the difference between your business's thriving or dying.<p>Most businesses get started because someone has a great idea and leverages their own knowledge and passion to lay the groundwork for success. They bring in mentors and hire talented people so …

The One Superpower All Great Leaders Master, According to Harvard Research

The secret to great leadership is right in front of you, but you may be looking in a different direction.<p>"Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power." --<i>Lao Tzu</i>.<p>So much of our leadership development today resides …

An Introduction to Dog Intelligence and Emotion

How Smart Is Man's Best Friend?<p>We feed them, we let them sleep in our beds, we play with them, we even talk to them. And of course, we love them. Any …

8 ways you’re failing at change management

Buying or implementing technology rarely delivers all benefits we expect. Sometimes it’s because the solution was overhyped by sales staff. Other …

The Leadership Development Trends in 2018

Not all talent comes with the skills needed to be successful. Change that.<p>We've been hearing a lot over the years about the "war for talent," "talent retention" and "talent management" as being the most critical issues for companies, and these problems don't seem to be going away. In fact, as …

To Inspire and Influence Others, Make Sure to Do These 3 Things in 2018

These rare behaviors won't just increase employee performance. They're great for a company's bottom line, too.<p>There are many roads that lead to influence, but to truly inspire others to respond <i>emphatically</i> to your leadership, the best bosses arrive there because they lead by serving. In turn, …

3 Ways to Think Outside the Box More Often

Confronting Problems in an Atypical Way<p>One of the most well-worn business clichés is "thinking outside the box." It seems that everyone is obsessed with thinking outside the box. However, if the concept is well worn, why is the practice so uncommon in our companies today? The problem is many people …

4 Keys To Becoming Your Company's Next CEO

It was a brisk LA morning as I hopped on the phone with Carter Cast, former Walmart.com CEO, to discuss his new book that’s coming out, <i>The Right (And Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers Are Made And Unmade</i><i>.</i><p>The theme of our conversation was failure, and the questions that surround it:<p>What causes …

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

Self-awareness

The Secret to Great Leadership? Learn to Lead Yourself First

If you want to climb the ladder as a leader, you can't miss the first rung--learning how to lead yourself. Two Indiana University experts show how.<p>Everyone and their mother has their secret to leadership and there's no shortage of articles on leadership lessons extracted from virtually …

6 things great leaders do differently

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a …

12 Strengths That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

Though some may have a natural inclination towards leadership, no one is born a perfect leader. It takes time, effort, and often some failures to develop the right strategies and communication style to effectively guide a group of people, and even after years of practice, you’ll always find ways to …

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

Self-improvement

Want To Know What Your Coworkers Really Think About You? Ask These 2 Questions

A simple "presence audit" will tell you what your team thinks of you.<p>As a leader, it can be hard to get an honest pulse on what your team thinks about you.<p>On the one hand, employees (often rightfully) believe that telling you about your negative traits will impact their career. While on the other …

How to Be a Great Leader, According to 4-Star General and Former CIA Boss David Petraeus

Step 1: Be curious.<p><i>Gen. David Petraeus is a retired four-star general and former director of the CIA. He is currently chairman of the KKR Global</i> …

An Excited Little Black Dog in England Hilariously Experiences Snow For the First Time

An adorable working cocker spaniel named Truffles went out in the snow for the very first timein his life and went absolutely mad, hilariously …

Cute

8 Tough Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Strategy

Companies often fail to address the tough questions about strategy and execution: Are we really clear, as a leadership team, about how we choose to create value in the marketplace? Can we articulate the few things the organization needs to do better than anyone else in order to deliver on that …

Only 1 in 10 People Has the Right Skills to Manage. Here Are 5 Things That Person Does to Succeed (the Other 9 Rarely Will)

Research by Gallup has determined that managers with these skills frequently realize 48 percent greater profitability and 22 percent greater productivity.<p>According to extensive Gallup studies over two decades, one of the most important decisions any organization will ever make is whom to hire or to …

10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work

If your ego doesn't get in the way, any one of these 10 phrases is a great way to build trust at work.<p>In management literature over the years, thought leaders keep drilling down on trust as that one huge motivator that will get you great collaboration, increase employee engagement, and lead to …

Lafarge about to seek EU approval for merger with Holcim

PARIS (Reuters) - Lafarge LAFP.PA and Holcim HOLN.VX are about to request approval from the European Commission for their planned merger, Lafarge Chief Executive Bruno Lafont told reporters on Thursday.<p>A logo is seen at a Lafarge concrete production plant in Pantin, outside Paris, April 7, 2014. …

Developer rethinks £8bn Earls Court masterplan

SME contractors and suppliers demand action from major firms and their trade body<p>2 hours ago<p>Trade body publishes payment records of major …