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Seven Effective Personal Development Approaches Busy Executives Can Use

As a busy executive, you are always looking for ways to improve your efficiency at work. Every day, you face a myriad of responsibilities and staff needs, all of which pull you in different directions. The demands of the job are high, which means you need to learn how to destress and focus on the …

Warren Buffett Says Everyone Has Intelligence and Energy but Without This Success Trait, Forget Everything

The Oracle of Omaha says you're looking for three things when interviewing a job candidate. But only one really counts.<p>When Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, imparts his wisdom, your best option is to drop whatever you're doing and tune in because you're about to get …

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

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30 Examples of 30 Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life

Look at life like a series of experiments. Change your habits for 30 days and see what happens.<p>When it comes to self-improvement, two of the biggest stumbling blocks I see people encounter in my therapy office are a lack of motivation to get started and a fear that a goal will be too overwhelming.<p>I …

Smart Leaders Set The Environment To Maximize Their Impact -- Here's How You Can, Too

I can’t think of any leader I’ve coached who <i>hasn’t</i> struggled with time. Common challenges I hear are:<p>“There’s just not enough time in the day to do everything.”<br>• “I was going to work out but I didn’t have the time.”<br>• “My phone rings all the time because I’m always getting asked for something.”<br>• “I don’t …

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The secret to success no one talks about (but everyone needs to hear)

You’re sick of the same self-help literature that promises success in just a few simple steps. So am I. It’s all over the Internet, and if it were as …

How to Accomplish More in 4 Days Than Most People Do in 4 Weeks

Practice and self-control are key.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that it takes hard work to achieve our goals. And in the world of business and entrepreneurship, we often hear how we must be willing to sacrifice weeks, months, even years of slaving away to …

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You'll Need 1 Simple Attribute

Learn this if you're a leader today, or want to be a leader in the future.<p>Rewind through your career and analyze your past leaders. What were they like? How did you respond to them? Which ones were the worst? Which were the best? What did you learn from all of them?<p>As you recall each of your former …

Science Says The Opposite of Greed Is What Truly Leads to Happiness (Like Doing Any of These 6 Things)

The motto 'greed is good' is the antithesis of what research is suggesting will make you happier.<p>We've all heard this cliché growing up -- how "it's better to give than to receive." Whether you're gainfully employed, looking for work, retired, or living off an inheritance from your rich uncle, …

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

How to Help Your Team Find Their Higher Purpose

When Gerry Anderson first became the president of DTE Energy, he did not believe in the power of higher organizational purpose.<p>We’re not talking about having a clear mission that focuses largely on how a business will generate economic value. DTE had one that set out the goal of creating long-term …

The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

Cristina Daura<p>Kundapur Vaman Kamath was a teacher. But he didn’t work at a school or stand in front of a class. Instead, he delivered his lessons at the office—to the employees who served under him during his four decades as a senior executive at, and then CEO of, India’s ICICI Bank. Whether he was …

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

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Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

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The Future of Work With Seth Godin. HR Leaders and Managers Will Not Like This

Your employees have already been through elementary and high school. According to Seth Godin, the workforce of today needs guidance carving out their own path -- not another grade school teacher.<p>Many people have a limited view of work. Digging ditches and moving heavy stuff is only a small slice of …

Self-Awareness is Essential in Business Leadership

Of all the skills an executive needs to successfully lead a business, self-awareness ranks near the top of the list. Leaders who have an …

Leadership

Want to Know What Emotional Intelligence Is All About? We Can Sum It up in a Single Sentence

References to this concept are everywhere, but what does it really mean? Here's a simple, practical definition.<p>Nowadays, you find references to emotional intelligence everywhere, along with advice as to how sharpening your "EQ" (emotional quotient) can dramatically increase your chances of …

This 95-Year Stanford Study Reveals 1 Secret to Living a Longer, More Fulfilling Life

This decades-long study shows that living an easy, stress-free life won't make you happier -- and definitely won't help you live longer.<p>What will make you happy? What will make you feel fulfilled? What will help you live a longer, healthier life?<p>Good questions.<p>Enter Lewis Terman with an …

21 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly reads around 50 books a year, and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes.<p>Gates' book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter …

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3 Key Concepts That Will Make You A Better Person And Entrepreneur

Always make your future bigger than your past<p>Dan Sullivan is the founder of Strategic Coach, which is arguably the #1 coaching program for entrepreneurs in the world. He wrote a really great book called, THE LAWS OF LIFETIME GROWTH.<p>In this article, I'm going to focus on three of those laws. But …

Sharpen Your Critical Thinking Skills With These 14 Leadership Practices

Ask any leader if they value the skill of critical thinking and you’ll see them immediately morph into a bobble-head-like caricature of themselves, vigorously nodding up and down as if their neck was a well-oiled spring attached to their shoulders. “Oh, yeah,” they’ll say, “it’s valued, a lot.”<p>Then …

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Why a Daily Habit of Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

Consuming the written word is exceptionally good for people.<p>Twenty six percent of adults in the United States have not read even a portion of a book within the last year. It's an unfortunate reality considering that researchers have found that consuming the written word is exceptionally good for …

4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is, <i>by what standard</i><i>?</i> Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

This Best-Selling Leadership Expert Reveals the Simple Habits That Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

Before you lead others, you need to lead yourself. Here's how to do it best.<p>I recently caught up with Robb Holman over email to talk about his intriguing bestseller, <i>Lead the Way.</i> Holman is an internationally recognized leadership expert, executive coach, keynote speaker, and CEO of Holman …

How do you change your mindset to be more positive?

<b>Excellent question!</b><p>There are so many reasons for not having a positive mindset. We fail at something, we don’t achieve what we set out to do, we …

Here's How Highly Successful People Make Little Choices Different From the Rest of us

Everybody has their own definition of success. And most people probably would like to live an above-average life. But the reality is that the vast majority of people never do. Most people live ordinary, mediocre existences.<p>Hundreds of highly successful executives have shared with me the daily …

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Warren Buffett Offers Up 6 Timeless Tips to Kick-Start Your Way to Success

The Oracle of Omaha has handed out profound advice over the years. Here are six tips to seriously consider as you create your own success.<p>Warren Buffett knows a thing or six about creating wealth and success. The Oracle of Omaha has freely handed out profoundly simple (but profound, nonetheless) …

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …