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Former Delta Force officer reveals 12 leadership lessons he learned in one of the US military's most elite forces

Fury is the pseudonym he uses for his writing, since his time in Delta Force, one of the US's most secretive and elite forces, has required him to conceal his true identity.<p>He made one public appearance, in Hollywood-grade facial prosthetics and colored contact lenses, on "60 Minutes" in 2008 to …

Engage Your Audience

<b>A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas</b> …

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Make Your Enemies Your Allies

John Clendenin was fresh out of business school in 1984 when he took on his first managerial position, in Xerox’s parts and supply division. He was an obvious outsider: young, African-American, and a former Marine, whose pink shirts and brown suits stood out amid the traditional gray and black …

Managing Yourself: Turn the Job You Have into the Job You Want

A 30-year-old midlevel manager—let’s call her Fatima—is struggling at work, but you wouldn’t know it from outward appearances. A star member of her team in the marketing division of a large multinational foods company, Fatima consistently hits her benchmarks and goals. She invests long hours and …

The End of Expertise

What if what you know didn’t matter anymore? What if knowledge became a commodity? What if everyone could be an expert?<p>Far-fetched, you think? Well, in fact, the “what if” is no longer speculative; it is here already. Talk to people in such professional service industries as private banking, …

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

You make thousands of rational decisions every day — or so you think.<p>From what you'll eat throughout the day to whether you should make a big career move, research suggests that there are a number of cognitive stumbling blocks that affect your behavior, and they can prevent you from acting in your …

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Richard Branson explains his 10 rules for being a great leader

It's resulted in an eclectic and expansive set of companies under the Virgin name, including airlines, a bank, and most recently a hotel chain. He's a self-made billionaire who dropped out of high school and hasn't stopped doing things differently for the past 45 years.<p>Though he's well-known for …

The 7 Books That Created the Business World

Even in the Information Age, these seven classic volumes laid the groundwork for all things business.<p>Today's business world evolved from many sources, some of them surprisingly ancient. While there are business books that are far more popular today, these seven represent breakthrough "pivot points" …

Here's How Isaac Newton Remembered Everything He Read

The scientific genius had very specific habits when he pored over books in his favorite library.<p>Sir Isaac Newton is largely renowned for watching an apple fall to the ground -- in 1666.<p>While the event has become iconic as a "eureka" moment of inspiration, most creativity experts grasp that Newton's …

11 Proven Rules for Success From a Former Navy SEAL

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, persistence, and learning from failure" --Colin Powell.<p>After leaving the Navy SEAL Teams, I went to grad school, met my business partner, and we started our first company. The housing market was booming, so we created a …

The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals

Identify and overcome these three obstacles to achieve any goal you set.<p>How many goals have you set in your life? A hundred? Ten thousand? Even more?<p><i>How many of these goals have you actually achieved?</i><p>If you're like most people, this second number is going to be a fraction of the first. A big reason …

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

How to Coach, According to 5 Great Sports Coaches

Business is not a sport. But great coaching is just as important to success in the office as on the field. Over the years, HBR has interviewed some of the world’s top athletic coaches. We mined our archives for a few of their best insights that apply to employees and players alike.<p>Under <b></b>manager <b>Joe</b> …