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Summer is here: 12 cheap and guilt-free ways to keep kids busy

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or a working parent, it’s likely that summertime gets tough. When kids are home all day, or at least out of the …

10 Ways To Teach Mindfulness To Your Kids Without Even Trying

Mindfulness with kids doesn’t have to mean 20 minutes of quietly sitting on a meditation cushion. In my time as a teacher, therapist, and parent, …

Mindfulness

23 surprising things that can make you successful

From the month you were born to your comedic timing, the weirdest quirks can affect how successful you'll ultimately be.<p>We combed through research on success to identify 23 surprising things that can influence your career trajectory. While some factors can be sought out, others are beyond your …

Salaries & Wages

4 Ways a Follower Can Become a Leader

These fundamental skills and abilities are what it takes to become a solid leader.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and</i> …

Leadership

The Very First Things A New Leader Needs To Know

Nothing has more impact on your business than leadership skills. Despite that, it’s an underrated discipline that people are often expected to pick up without appropriate training.<p>Leadership is a tough job; half art, half science. Especially the first time you step up as leader or CEO it’s a …

Which of the 6 Leadership Styles Defines You?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few weeks ago I attended a multi-day training session, along with roughly 20 other individuals from across our organization.<p>It was an honor because we were told we were handpicked from the more than 15,000 employees companywide for this …

Leadership

Leadership is a quality that you can teach yourself

Most people who are good at school follow a pretty straightforward strategy: study hard, get good grades, repeat. This basic approach to achievement stays the same from elementary school all the way through college.<p>But while school is strategically simple, business is among the most complex of …

Leadership

Becoming The Kind Of Leader You Would Want To Follow

Brian Tracy posed a pointed question: “Are you the kind of leader you would want to follow?” Amazingly, in many cases, the answer appears to be no.<p>Dr. Nico Rose does a great job of curating interesting news from the world of positive psychology and came up with this gem: When managers were asked …

Leadership

7 Habits That Undermine Entrepreneurial Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership plays a major role in the success or failure of any business. In the early stages of a startup, a leader could inspire dedication and commitment from their employees, or alienate them forever. In the late stages of a massive …

Leadership

8 Simple Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership

Boost your vocabulary and your team's success<p>There's no doubt about it, the biggest tool you have at your disposal as a leader is free, unlimited, and right at the tip of your tongue:<p>It's your choice of words.<p>Think about it: when the spotlight is shining on you as a leader, everything from laying …

Are You Feeding Your Kids These Gender Stereotypes?

A fake line of baby food urges parents to stop feeding gender stereotypes to kids.<p>Have you guys heard about Gender baby food? It's made entirely from ingredients naturally grown in our society! And it comes in 12 awesome flavors, including Anti-Gay Grape, Submissive Spinach, Perverted Peas, and Big …

What kind of leaders will Gen Y be?

The women and men who will head our largest companies in 2030 are being shaped in business schools, universities and corporations around the world …

Hacking The Career: What Organizations Should Do

One of the most disruptive changes we’ve seen in business over the last decade is the end of the traditional “career.”<p>People used to join companies for life: We would look for a great company when we got out of school, join the new-hire development program, pay our dues working up the ranks, and …

10 Signs You Really Are a Leader (and Might Not Know It)

Usually, the people who influence us the most aren't even aware of it.<p>We often feel that to be a leader you need to be born a leader, or be drawn to leadership, or have a leader-ly position.<p>We think of leadership as a title that has to be deserved or earned.<p>But leaders are rarely, if ever, born. If …

11 Tips For Being A Strong Woman In The Workplace

Executive coach and leadership psychologist Averil Leimon's steps for success<p>Ever since I noticed how few women there were in senior positions, I …

21 Executives Share the Daily Routines That Help Them Succeed

Being intentional about simple routines makes all the difference.<p>The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know …

5 Practices of Go-Giver Leaders

Begin every interaction by asking yourself, “How might I give, rather than how can I take?” Teams build protective barriers against taking-leaders, …

The Real Reason You Never Feel Motivated at Work

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

4 Things You Will Never See Great Leaders Do

Great leaders may be top-down when the situation demands it. However, you will never see them exhibiting these top-down behaviors.<p>As founder of a company espousing to change work cultures through servant-leadership, I never thought I'd admit to this on my Inc. column: The top-down, …

Management Vs. Leadership: Five Ways They Are Different

For years we were taught that management has to do with forecasting, budgeting, planning and controlling. Managers were taught to manage, not to lead.<p>New supervisors and grizzled management veterans were taught how to assign work to subordinates, how to evaluate their teammates’ work, how to …

Leadership

The “Crazy Woman Myth,” or Why We Need Feminism and Each Other

I’ve fallen victim to it, and if you’ve had a conversation with someone’s jilted ex, you probably have too. The entirety of 2014 made me all too …

Learning how to study is key to your child’s revision plan

The Easter holidays are upon us: a break full of joy and chocolate for younger children, but for those old enough to be concerned about important exams, a time of revision, and more revision. Candidates for GCSEs, AS-levels and A-levels, and their parents, will spend the next few weeks either …

8 Timeless Leadership Lessons from Andy Grove

Former Intel CEO Andy Grove was, in many ways, larger than life. The <i>Time</i> 1997 Man of the Year and 1997 <i>Chief Executive</i> magazine CEO of the Year was …

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things …

How to get back to work after a career break

If you've taken a career break and are now looking to return to the workforce, would you consider taking an internship? Career reentry expert Carol …

Self-improvement

The 1 Key Secret to Being a Great Leader

Being an effective leader is more than about getting results. It's also about getting the most out of the people around you. Find out the secret sauce to great leadership.<p>There's a thousand different ways to become a leader but there's only a few ways to become a great leader.<p>If you ask any leader …

What's Education For?

3 Financial Lessons Your Kids Can Learn from Their Easter Baskets

Typical Easter activities for kids include egg coloring, egg hunts, Easter Sunday services followed by family meals, and — the highlight of many …

Kids