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How You Handle Stress Is A Key To Management Success

I recently coached an executive who felt she had an unusual problem.<p>Most of the time, when things were going smoothly, she was a joy to work with – patient, even-keeled and supportive. Her direct reports responded well, and her team was diligent and productive.<p>But when things weren’t going smoothly …

If you struggle with work-life balance, consider switching to one of these careers

In this job market, we are all desperate for work. But oftentimes, our die hard work ethic clouds our ability to maintain a healthy work-life …

How to Cope With the Loneliness of Leadership

Leadership can be a lonely road, but you've got to learn how to confront and overcome it.<p>Wearing the mantle of leadership is a daunting proposition.<p>And one of the most daunting aspects of it is the constant loneliness of it.<p>Even though you may be surrounded by other people.<p>Even though you may have …

Loneliness

The Ugly Truth About Being an Entrepreneur

I’m here to give it to you straight friends: the gritty truth about being an entrepreneur.<p>Many individuals would gladly sacrifice the 9–5 grind for a …

How to Hang On to Happiness After an Awesome Life Event

Securing a sizable raise at work. Getting engaged. Fitting into an old pair of jeans. There are moments in our lives that fill us with so much joy …

Are You Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur? 10 Reasons Entrepreneurs Need to Be Mentally Stronger Than Average

Not everyone can succeed at being their own boss.<p>Thanks to TV shows like <i>Shark Tank</i>, becoming an entrepreneur sounds almost as cool as being a rock star. And while just about anyone can start a business, not everyone has the mental muscle to be a successful entrepreneur.<p>Becoming an outstanding …

Entrepreneurship

13 K-Drama Dating Moments That Are Me AF

For those of you who can relate to the dating life… or the nonexistent dating life.<p>1. When you avoid your crush like the plague.<p>2. When my friends …

Relationships

Stop Blaming Your Employees For Your Leadership Mistakes

It is tough for most leaders to internalize the idea that as a leader, the buck stops with you. We tend to shy away from the great responsibility on our shoulders as leaders. The part of the job that entails telling people what to do and making most of the important decisions sits more easily on us.<p>…

Leadership

5 Signs That You've Fallen Into The Trap Of Parent-Child Leadership

Today’s managers talk a lot about wanting employees to be more accountable and to act on their own initiative. And yet, those same managers turn around and say to employees: “I have to give you assignments; I have to give you feedback; I have to hold you accountable.” This leaves employees, much …

So, You Want To Be An Effective Leader. How Are Your...

Contrary to traditional — and misguided — belief, leading is not merely about coming into an environment, picking up the torch and pushing forward.<p>It …

5 Ways To Drive Employees Crazy And How To Prevent Them

Congruence is the pragmatic correspondence between what people think, feel, say and do. This is the key to effective leadership and sustainable success. By being congruent, leaders define organizational values and help weave the fabric of organizational culture. By the same token, they are able to …

About.com launches The Balance, a personal finance website for everyone

In a quest to dismantle itself and become more relevant in the 21st Century, IAC-owned About.com is launching another standalone vertical in the form of The Balance, a personal finance website tailored to today’s millennial.<p>The Balance is focused on making personal finance easy to understand, no …

5 Surprising Ways to Get People Excited About Their Jobs

Brains, like hearts go where they are appreciated.<p>A recent Gallup poll shows something many of us already suspected: people are not terribly enthusiastic about their work.<p>In a measure of employee engagement--that is, involvement, enthusiasm, and commitment--51 percent were described as "not …

Employee Engagement

If You Want to Motivate Someone, Do This

A team or individual without motivation is pretty much a team or person with limited potential.<p>Motivation is one of the most important aspects of leadership. A team or individual without motivation is pretty much a team or person with limited potential. A lack of motivation spells flat …

Leadership

All Successful People Do This One Thing (and You Should Too)

In a world where everything is traveling at a rapid pace, anything that promises to enhance our productivity is welcomed with open arms. But while …

8 Success lessons from Sheryl Sandberg – “Facebook COO and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share18<p>Tweet<p>Share15<p>+11<p>Shares 34<p>Sheryl Sandberg, stands as one of the most powerful women in business, today. Becoming the first woman to serve the …

19 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do (According to Tim Ferriss and His Readers)

It's not what you do that matters. It's what you absolutely refuse to do.<p>Next year marks a full decade since the debut of Tim Ferriss's massive bestseller, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek.</i> If you haven't read it, you pretty much need to go download it now.<p>If I had to characterize the book, I'd say it's less of …

Time I

How to Get Motivated Every Day

<i>Answer by Evan Asano, CEO & Founder: Mediakix.com on Quora.</i><p>When I was younger, motivation was never an issue. I excelled at sports and school and …

Motivation

Gary Vaynerchuk: All Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits

Without these five traits, you're going to struggle to succeed as a founder, Vaynerchuk warns.<p>If you want to become an entrepreneur, where do you start?<p>It's a sensible enough question to consider, but when a curious user asked essentially this of the community on question-and-answer site Quora, …

Entrepreneurship

Why You're Not Management Material -- And How To Get There

You got to work this morning to find the office all abuzz. Jessica, the manager of another team in your department, has given her two-week notice, and everyone’s talking about who’s going to fill her role. Your company typically fills open management slots from the inside, and you’ve been working …

Leadership