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5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

We all want to be fearless public speakers. We dream of confidently striding onto the stage to give a speech or presentation, breaking the ice with the perfect joke, captivating the audience with compelling stories, handling the most difficult questions with ease, and exiting to cheers and applause.<p>…

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

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 …

How to Let Go at the End of the Workday

Chris, a senior manager at a New York design studio can’t sleep. His mind is churning, thinking about the mountain of tasks facing him back at the office. Katrina, the production manager at a well-known publishing house is distracted by a work email at the dinner table. Her partner complains that …

Work-life Balance

15 Quotes to Overcome Your Self-Limiting Beliefs

When it comes to building an incredible life, there is no limit to what you can do. The only thing keeping you from reaching your potential is a lack …

Costco's co-founder and chairman dies

Costco co-founder and chairman Jeff Brotman has died, according to the company. He was 74-years-old.<p>Brotman launched the first Costco (COST) warehouse in Seattle in 1983 with Jim Sinegal, who served as Costco's CEO until 2012. Brotman had served as chairman of the company since 1994.<p>In a short …

Time Warner

10 Bad Habits That Could Be Stopping You From Getting Promoted

Talent alone is rarely enough<p>Too many people think that just being good at your job is enough to get you promoted. They think that talent is enough to make it to the top.<p>But surely, if you are good enough people will put up with some of the bad that comes with the package.<p>We're not all perfect, are …

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

I Made These 8 Classic Mistakes When First Becoming a Manager

Winning business is so distractingly sexy that we keep making the same mistake over and over: we prioritize business development over fostering good …

Getting Your Stars to Collaborate

How can you transform a competitive, star-driven culture into a collaborative one? Companies struggle with that question, particularly when knowledge work is the offering. Here’s the underlying tension: Their subject-matter experts must deeply immerse themselves in their disciplines to stay on the …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

How Facebook Tries to Prevent Office Politics

When personal motivations trump company goals, it can hinder a company’s ability to get things done. Since our earliest days at Facebook, we’ve been mindful about not letting office maneuvering poison work life. We’d seen the negative effects that certain kinds of political behavior can have when …

These 7 Questions Will Change The Way You Lead Forever

Coaching is one of the most powerful leadership and sales tools.<p>It can be tempting to dismiss it as time-consuming or handholding, but both of those assumptions are mistaken. In his book, The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier gives busy leaders advice on how to coach effectively.<p>In ten minutes …

Business Development

The Magic of Motivating Employees

I was facilitating a leadership program in Ohio. A manager in the back row raised his hand and said "I have a question I can't figure out. How do I motivate my people? They don't do what I tell them to do. " I get this question all the time, it is the number one question I get as I travel around …

Team Building

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

Time Management

Shifting from Star Performer to Star Manager

You’ve always been a high achiever—top of your class, captain of your sports teams, star performer at work. Now, you’re going to be managing a team of high-performers in a division of your company that everyone’s buzzing about. You’re confident that you can navigate this new challenge with …

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right

No matter how this past year went for you, use these 101 motivational quotes to start 2016 off right.<p>Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a …

8 Motivational Quotes for 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The new year brings new ideas, new ventures and a fresh start. But it also brings new challenges and struggles to overcome to achieve these new goals.<p>Kickstart your own new year with a little motivation to get you started breaking through …

Motivation

5 Fears You'll Need to Overcome to Be an Effective Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship demands effective leadership. You need to be able to make solid decisions, organize plans, hire teammates and provide direction -- all under the steady pressure of being accountable for all those decisions and actions. To …

Entrepreneurship

The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work

Over the course of a typical workday, negative and positive things inevitably happen to you. If you’re like most people, you tend to focus mainly, or even exclusively, on negative experiences. They’re what you ruminate over, what you talk to your friend about as you’re driving home, what you …

These Four Letters Could Make You the Best...Boss...Ever

The modern workplace is full of abbreviations: KPI, ROI, SWOT. But it’s a bit of alphabet soup from decades ago that could prove most critical to the …

Secrets of the Superbosses

Kelly Blair<p>What do Ralph Lauren, Larry Ellison, Julian Robertson, Jay Chiat, Bill Walsh, George Lucas, Bob Noyce, Lorne Michaels, and Mary Kay Ash have in common?<p>Certainly all of them are known for being talented and successful—even legendary—in their respective fields. All have reputations as …

Consejos para ser un buen jefe sin importar lo ocupado que se encuentre

La CEO de una empresa del mundo de la moda reconoce cuáles son sus errores más comunes en el manejo del personal y propone medidas para mejorar la …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management

7 Smart Questions to Ask When *You’re* Doing the Interviewing

There’s all this talk about answering interview questions: What are the toughest ones, how should you prepare? But what if you’re the one <i>asking</i> the …

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed …

The High Cost of Conformity, and How to Avoid It

<i>ANDREW NGUYEN/HBR STAFF</i><p>I was biking with my friends Eric and Adam, both far more skilled and experienced mountain bikers than I, on terrain that was slightly beyond my own skill. I thought I could do it.<p>I was wrong.<p>I suffered a pretty dramatic crash, falling down a ravine, flipping over a few …

A Simple Formula for Changing Our Behavior

“Whoa! What are you doing?” I asked aghast.<p>I had just walked into my daughter’s room as she was working on a science project. Normally, I would have been pleased at such a sight. But this time, her project involved sand. A lot of it. And, while she had put some plastic underneath her work area, it …