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9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do

If they want to make a real impact on the audience, that is.<p>Some people like to learn from mistakes. Others prefer to learn by finding out what <i>to do</i> instead of what not to do.<p>Case in point: Last month, I shared 10 phrases great speakers never say. A number of people emailed saying, "Great, but what</i> …

Framing

To Skyrocket Your Success Stop Networking and Start Making Friends

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you make friends with successful people the sky's the limit. This is how partnerships are made, handshake deals are done, and new audiences found. And it's not as difficult as you might think.<p>The biggest reason why …

Success

The 7 Attributes of the Most Effective Sales Leaders

Every salesperson knows the quality of their sales manager will have a profound impact on their own success. A recent study I conducted proves this point. Sixty-nine percent of salespeople who exceeded their annual quota rated their sales manager as being excellent or above average. In addition, …

Management

Here’s What The Most Successful People Read And Why

There’s a reason why the most successful people look to other leaders’ lives for guidance and inspiration.<p>One of my favorite things to ask people in job or story interviews has nothing to do with business or work: “What do you read?”<p>We already know that the simple act of reading can have …

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

Time Management

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

Giles Turner, Patrick Winters and Ruth David | May 04, 2018<p>One issue may be whether Softbank can use Swiss Re assets to fund its investments.<p>Bob Van …

Choosing an insurance plan: 3 common mistakes

Behavioral finance — the study of why humans make irrational decisions about money — has made its mark on the world of investing in a big way. Look …

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

Allison Bell | May 08, 2018<p>Witnesses asked why Medicare Advantage plans should offer more benefits.<p>Allison Bell | May 08, 2018<p>Some did well. Some did …

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

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Insurance Industry

Tantrums, concubines, hotpot burns and smog: China insurers have it covered | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Your child throws a tantrum and smashes something? Take out “naughty child insurance”. Similarly, buy cover against your bride becoming pregnant before the honeymoon, your team being knocked out of the soccer World Cup, burning your tongue eating hotpot or if smog ruins your …

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

Mary Anne Durall | May 01, 2018<p>Making any marriage work takes work. The same goes for corporate mergers.<p>Melanie Waddell | May 01, 2018<p>Workers, on the …

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

Allison Bell | June 02, 2018<p>UnitedHealth and Mutual of Omaha continued to be the market leaders.<p>Margie Barrie | June 02, 2018<p>Everyone knows …

The History Of Insurance [Interactive Timeline]

• The first written insurance policy appeared on a Babylonian monument with the code of King Hammurabi in 1750 B.C.<br>• Edmond Halley created the first real …

5 Best Tips to Save $1 Million for Retirement

Everyone knows that they need to save for retirement especially with company pensions becoming extinct over the next generation. At some point, you’re going to stop working and will have to live on whatever you have saved plus what you’re entitled to receive from Social Security.<p>Having worked with …

12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders

One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon's history begins with Dilbert's boss relaying senior leadership's explanation for the company's low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, "So they're saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down …

25 super-successful people share their best career advice for 20-somethings

But if "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you anymore, perhaps advice like, "don't work too hard" and "relax" are more up your alley.<p>These successful people have offered some of the best — and oftentimes unconventional — advice for people in …

If You Are These 5 Things, You Are Destined to Be a Leader of the Future

The coveted leadership qualities of the past don't work with the changing world. The future leader needs to develop these five traits in order to be great.<p>The business world is changing. The coveted leadership qualities of the past--being experienced, decisive, authoritative and focused on command …

Leadership

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4 Brain Benefits of Tea

Brew a batch to strengthen your mental muscles<p>Tea has a rep for being one of the healthiest drinks in the world, thanks to its abundance of disease-fighting antioxidants. Yet when you need a quick pick-me-up, the herbal brew often takes a backseat to coffee. Plenty of research shows that tea has …

Your Best Habit's Worst Enemy

A little positive feedback goes a long way—toward derailing your healthy lifestyle<p>Call it the atta-boy paradox: When people applaud your good behavior, you’re more likely to abandon it, shows a new study from New York University.<p>Compared to those offered no feedback on their shopping choices, …

Why You Should Avoid Carbs at Bedtime

A midnight snack may stifle muscle growth.<p>As you enter your 30s, it becomes more challenging to build muscle because growth hormone and testosterone levels naturally start to decline. High blood sugar can compound that problem by hampering the production of both hormones and triggering fat storage. …

30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back

According to the American Society of Training and Development, U.S. businesses spend more than $170 Billion dollars annually on leadership-based curriculum. My question is this; to what end? Are we producing better leaders or just more people who hold positions of leadership? What makes a leader …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Albert Einstein

The One Word That Describes Tina Turner's Legacy

When Tina Turner took her final bow in 2009, the curtain closed on one of the most storied careers in music history. After winning eight Grammys and …

8 Things You Are Doing the Wrong Way

We found the real reason our bedtime reading is keeping us up—along with 7 other everyday habits we're going about the wrong way...and what to try …

How to Make the Best Decisions (Once and for All)

For any one of the 70 decisions you make daily (especially the biggies), these 8 research-backed strategies take you way beyond the old pros-and-cons …

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