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Steve Ballmer: I Used To Be Painfully Shy

He jumps around, screams and gestures whenever he's on stage.<p>But he wasn't always that way.<p>As a kid and young adult, he was painfully shy, he said speaking at Oxford University's School of Business, his first public appearance since he left Microsoft a month ago.<p>He explained:<p>I talk things through …

The (Not So Difficult) Trick To Get Your Emails Read

To stand out in a flooded inbox, you need to begin with the end.<p>We spend hours sorting through the 150 billion or so emails that ricochet around the Internet every day. So which ones get the click?<p>Popular email clients like Gmail show the first 50 or so characters of the body copy in the inbox …

Overwhelmed? Here are 3 Strategies to Multiply Your Time.

Stressed? These strategies will multiply your time and free you to focus on your mission. (Image by Renjith Krishnan.)<p>It’s been more than three years …

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, …

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions

The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of ideas. Some are your own, while others are from your team. Some are well-baked concepts …

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5 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Mentor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I remember the evening my wife broke the bad news to me. The conversation had been spinning out of control -- I just hadn't seen it. I desperately wanted things to be different. I wanted to believe that what I was experiencing wasn't …

6 Personal Philosophies That Shaped Successful Entrepreneurs

We talked to several successful entrepreneurs to find out the philosophies that dictate their approach to work and life.<p>Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma–which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of …

How Successful People Make The Most Of Their Weekends

In her book, "What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend," time management expert Laura Vanderkam outlines how to make the most of this sacred time off from your harried workweeks.<p>She outlines how you can take control of your weekends by planning ahead, being selective with your time, and …

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The Best Management Advice From 'The Art Of War'

AJancso / Shutterstock.com "The Art Of War" is one of the most famous books of all time, said to be written by the legendary Chinese general Sun Tzu around the fifth century B.C.<p>Some of the advice is pretty narrowly focused and dated (for instance, what generals should do when confronted with …

24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

Different cultures can have radically different leadership styles, and international organizations would do well to understand them.<p>British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted these differences in his book "When Cultures Collide," first published in 1996 and now in its third edition, and he teaches …

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The 9 Most Common Mistakes Of First-Time Entrepreneurs

Unfortunately for many, the failure rate is extremely high — generally 50% to 70% of small businesses fail within the first 18 months. To learn from those who've been in the trenches, we combed through a recent Quora thread that asks: "What are the most common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs …

The Most Ridiculous Things People Did In Job Interviews This Past Year

For staffing firm Robert Half, that means looking back on 12 months of bizarre interviews and the worst mistakes job candidates made.<p>Here are the highlights from the most extreme interview antics from 2013, which the company shared with Business Insider:<p>When asked "Why should I hire you?" …

3 Tips To Combat A Fear Of Public Speaking

In 1889, Mahatma Gandhi, who was then a young lawyer, got so nervous during his first time in front of a judge that he literally ran out of the courtroom. For years, "the awful strain of public speaking" stopped him from speaking to groups, even at dinner parties and once, even, at the meeting of a …

10 Questions to Ask When Recruiting New Employees Online

In order to find top talent to fill the most important roles at your startup company, you'll most likely want to advertise that you're hiring those positions online. But finding, recruiting and hiring rockstar employees isn't as simple as slapping a quick job description on a random job board …

6 Habits Of Resilient People

What makes some people persevere through trying circumstances while others begin flailing at the first sign of crisis? Understanding the key qualities of resilient people is the first step to cultivating that bounce-back quality in yourself.<p>On April Fool’s Day 2011, I was unexpectedly diagnosed …

The Secret To Interviewing: It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It

Long before humans developed language skills, we found ways to communicate with one another. Even in the absence of recognizable words, we were highly attuned to nonverbal clues (think: lots of grunts and hand gestures). We had to be if we wanted to survive.<p>Of course, language eventually came along …

11 Expert Tips To Help You Be More Productive In 2014

Who doesn’t want to figure out how to get more done? Or get things done more efficiently? We asked some of the most productive people we know how you can tackle the New Year’s work.<p>Last year I used a kitchen timer to force myself to focus; I blocked the Internet and email so I couldn’t get …

10 easy ways to make money in 2014

You’ve heard it before: Resolutions are for quitters. So don’t burden yourself with a list of useless declarations about not spending money in …

The Single Best Way To Develop Leadership Skills

The military is right about experiential development: People become leaders by making a commitment to a cause, and having personal responsibility and accountability. In civilian life, volunteer service is the best way to do this–here are 6 tips on making the most of it.<p>You might learn a great deal …

A roundup of the 20 things 20-somethings don't get about work, including "time is not a limitless commodity" and "people matter more than perks." Is there anything you'd add to this list? http://onforb.es/1gAvdUI

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

5 Moves to Lose Love Handles

Shares 12K<p>Love handles: nobody likes them, nobody wants them. But how do we get rid of them? <b>The following exercises make for a great workout routine</b> …

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12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Want to Be a Better Leader? Try This in 2014

Refuel your mind, body, and soul and 2014 will be your best year yet.<p>How often do you find yourself complaining about being exhausted?<p>Almost every entrepreneur falls into the pattern of not getting enough sleep, working too hard, and not exercising, even though these things are scientifically …

How To Have A More Successful Career In 2014

It’s a new year and a brand new opportunity to achieve the goals you have intended to over the years. In order to make your goals a reality, it’s time to gain a renewed momentum and motivation in your work life.<p>Why change your habits in 2014? For starters, success brings more money, more career …

The 10 Worst Communication Mistakes For Your Career

“How do you signal to the world you’re leadership material?” asks Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an economist and the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) in New York. “You don’t get a shot at being a leader unless you signal right.”<p>According to a new year-long study of over 4,000 …

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How To Turn A Job You Hate Into A Job You Love

<i>This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem, co-author of the book,</i> <i>How to Get the Job You Want. She blogs at</i> <i>Career Blog</i>. Her other articles for FORBES include, “How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place.”<p>Even people who are relatively happy at work go through periods when they hate their jobs—for days, …

How To Tell If Your Boss Is Spying On You

Earlier this year, the CEO of a Christian publishing company gathered his troops for a meeting where he went ballistic over rumors being spread about the company by internal sources — and then punished the unidentified culprits by firing 25 employees. During the meeting — which garnered press …

6 Reasons Managers Take Their Employees For Granted

For many, the holiday season represents a time of reflection; a moment of pause to recognize the ups and downs of the past year. These are the situations that shape us and help us evolve our perspectives and the lens that we see through. For managers – they begin to think about the new year and …