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8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Building Around Your Customers - Executive Education - Harvard Business School

Q. Why did you decide to apply to this program?<p>When I learned about Reimagining Strategy on the HBS Executive Education website, I was particularly …

10 unmistakable habits of irresistible people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Self-help

In 4 Words, Billionaire Melinda Gates Gives What May be the Best Career Advice Out There

Truly, words to live by.<p>Melinda Gates is a billionaire, a philanthropist, and a striver. She's constantly striving for more--more influence, more aid distributed, more metrics to evaluate the efficacy of programs, more impact.<p>The Gates Foundation is a major player on the world stage when it comes …

The three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

These Easy 5-Minute Rituals Will Give You An Instant Happiness Boost

If you're dealing with stress and anxiety, here's my advice to you: Take a moment to allow yourself to feel OK about feeling stressed. Give yourself …

How to Find the Superstar in Your Stack of Resumes

These are the 3 essential factors to look for when hiring.<p>Hiring the right people for your team is imperative to successfully building your business. In addition to performing the roles that help your business grow, the right team will create a culture that sustains the energy needed to continue …

4 Signs Your Leadership Team Needs Help

Collaborative leadership behaviors generate innovative ideas, and foster team productivity.<p>Leaders in all sectors across the board continue to realize that feedback and self-improvement feeds into the old adage "knowledge is power," and is certainly not a sign of weakness. An executive coach can …

How 23andMe Is Changing People's Lives

Jill Steinberg credits 23andMe with saving her life.<p>The mom of two decided eight years ago to take the ancestry and health tests for fun with her …

Organize your life with Personal Kanban

<b>Tools that revolutionized manufacturing and are changing building also work for people.</b><p>Lean Design and Construction applies principles developed in …

Kanban

39 Morning People Share the Extremely Productive Things They Do While You’re Sleeping

Waking up early has never come naturally to me. One summer in high school, I managed to sleep until 7 P.M., a feat my dad found both absurd and …

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

10 Lessons You Need to Learn If You Want a Truly Successful Career

Work on things that matter.<p><i>What are the biggest lessons you have learned in the corporate world? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Chris Cocks, President at Wizards of the Coast, on</b> …

Leadership

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Need to Stack Your Network With These Types of People

Most parents at some point give their kids a lecture about the importance of not getting caught up hanging with the "wrong crowd." The well-meaning warnings come because our parents know how closely our actions (and at times inaction) are tied to the people we invest our precious time in.<p>The idea …

Bill Gates

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Top Ten Tips for a Healthier Brain in 2018

How’s this for a resolution? Resolve to improve your mood, concentration, and energy, lower your stress hormone levels, re-balance your hormones, and …

The Best Marijuana Stocks to Buy in 2018

These pot stocks all have one big thing in common: location.<p>In case you hadn't noticed, the marijuana industry is absolutely on fire. According to …

17 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

<b>• Leading others can be challenging at times.</b><p><b>• But there are some subtle signs that you're an exceptional boss.</b><p><b>• It all comes down to your listening skills, empathy, and confidence.</b><p>It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management …

Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits!

Great leadership works everywhere and with teams of all sizes<p>Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should …

10 Insanely Inspiring Quotes From People Who Are Living Their Dream Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you struggling to find more purpose and clarity in your life? Do you want to feel more passion but don’t know where to start. I felt that way too, several years ago I was suffering from depression and in a corporate job that was …

L.A. Unified approves more spending and layoffs

Faced with mounting costs and declining enrollment, the Los Angeles Unified School District board approved a $7.5-billion budget Tuesday that will increase spending and lay off more than 100 library aides, clerks and other support staff next school year.<p>The layoffs represent a growing …

2 Practical Ways to Build the Mental Toughness You Need in Business -- and in Life.

Mindfulness turns out to be a great way to build mental toughness, for athletes and business people alike.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I had to pick just one quality and characteristic I was able to take away from the game of football that greatly impacted my life …

10 Habits of the Most Successful People

Are you doing what the most successful people do on a daily basis?<p>It only makes sense that many of the world's top companies are lead by the greatest leaders--Elon Musk, Arianna Huffington and Bill Gates, for example. It takes great leadership to create a world-changing vision and inspire the …

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

My last post, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you <b>won’t do</b> as it is about what you <b>will do</b>.<p>TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with …

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time

A framework will help you avoid these common (and sometimes fatal) errors.<p>As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire …

This May Be The Most Boring--And The Most Useful--Article You Read All Day

Why you should embrace monotony.<p>As an entrepreneur, you might be tempted to jam-pack your schedule you're doing something productive every minute of the day. But one activity you might not have considered making more room for: boredom<p>According to recent studies, boredom is a productive, regulatory …

Tony Robbins: For a better quality of life, answer these 3 questions

Whether it's having a more successful business, a healthier body, a stronger relationship or all of the above, people are always on the lookout for …

3 Crucial Skills For Leading Without Authority

With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional teams, the criterion for the job of leader is changing. More and more people are assigned to leadership roles in which they have no positional …

Leadership

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

You can preempt much of your stress with these vital practices.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled …