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4 Books to Make You Stronger and More Resilient in 2017

Whatever you hope for in 2017, you'll need to dig deep for strength, courage, and resilience. These books will help you achieve this.<p>Books are a leader's best friend. Moving into 2017, I recommend 4 books that are probably not on your traditional business list. They don't address sales, marketing, …

Leadership

The paradoxical qualities of successful leaders

You know what they say about opinions—everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google “characteristics of successful people.” …

Self-improvement

This is what successful and happy people focus on

Achievement rarely produces the sense of lasting happiness that you think it will. Once you finally accomplish the goal you’ve been chasing, two new …

Leaders Need To Move From The Top Of Hierarchies To The Center Of Networks

In the early 20th century, the great sociologist Max Weber noted that the sweeping industrialization taking place would lead to a change in organization. As cottage industries were replaced by large enterprises, leadership would have to become less traditional and charismatic and more organized and …

Innovation

The 10 most expensive lies we tell ourselves about money

It's a frequent occurrence that people find themselves in financial trouble because they weren't honest about their money situation. But recognizing the most common lies is one key to moving toward a more honest — and profitable — future.<p>Here are some of the biggest money lies we tell ourselves.

Personal Finance

Want To Be Promoted? Cultivate These 4 Traits

What makes someone “high potential”?<p>Can we predict rock stars at early stages of their careers?<p>What key traits must be identified and cultivated to help stars (talent) achieve their full potential?<p>According to Kevin Ochsner, a neuroscientist at Columbia University, it all comes down to the brain …

Mindfulness

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.<p><i>Maybe I should order them all . . .</i><p>Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then …

Management

This is what Elon Musk, Tony Hsieh and other successful business leaders ask job candidates

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest …

Employment

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

7 questions you should ask at the end of every job interview

You’re in the hot seat. You’ve just answered a dozen questions about yourself and successfully explained why you’d make a great addition to the team. …

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

7 scientifically proven ways to capture someone’s attention

Whether it’s pitching your startup to an investor or trying to impress your boss, you likely spend much of your life vying for someone’s …

This is why people leave your company

When Carly Guthrie was running HR for Per Se, one of the hottest restaurants in New York, the general manager gave her a piece of advice: “You know, Carly,” he said. “If we’re doing our job as leaders, a performance review should only be two columns: Column A is what you do great and Column B is …

Thomas Keller

Leadership

"There can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL."<p>"There can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL."<p>Netflix’s top executives will …

5 Surefire Ways to Double Your Workday Productivity

SnackNation.com CEO<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In sales, we learn to sell benefits rather than features. Keeping that in mind, the way to sell yourself on maximizing your productivity is to realize that with a super-dialed calendar and well thought-out workday …

Time Management

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

Moral Leadership Builds Employees, Company Culture And Bottom Line Results

An employee isn’t designed to be treated like a piece of a machine—like a cog or like a bolt. For a leader to treat employees this way is immoral. It also doesn’t make business sense: A bolt can’t stretch to help a customer; it can only be a bolt. But a person, inspired by a leader, can stretch a …

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

Six Signs You're In The Wrong Job

Life is simpler than we make it. You probably don’t need an assessment to tell you if you are good at your job. If you are honest with yourself at all, you should definitely know if it is time to move on. But many of us are unwilling to say it out loud – especially if spitting out the truth might …

Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life

Artwork detail: Liliana Porter, Man with String, 2009, string and pencil lines on paper, 12 3/4″ x 15 3/4″<p>Work/life balance is at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth, today’s senior executives will tell you. But by making deliberate choices about which opportunities they’ll pursue …

More CEOs Should Tell Anti-Environment Shareholders to Buzz Off

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said something to a shareholder that you very rarely hear: take a hike. I’m paraphrasing, but only slightly.<p>At the company’s latest shareholder meeting, a think tank, NCPPR, pushed Apple to stop pursuing environmental initiatives like investing in renewable energy. Cook …

Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

Don’t Let Your Career Cause Regrets in Your Personal Life

When I was in my early days as CEO of Quest Diagnostics, working hard to turn around a then-troubled company, my daughter suffered a life-threatening illness. She was a freshman in college in a distant city. As any parent would, I rushed to her bedside. As I stood there, contemplating her uncertain …

5 Key Reasons WhatsApp Is Worth $19 Billion -- To Facebook

Is WhatsApp worth $19bn? By financial metrics, of course not. The company employs 52 people at last count and would need to increase its circa $50m annual revenue more than hundred times, something its business model is clearly unequipped to do.<p>And yet, for Facebook, the outlay is worth it for …

When You’re Preparing for a Task, Say “You Can Do It,” not “I Can Do It”

People who referred to themselves as “you” or by their own names while silently talking to themselves in preparation for a five-minute speech were subsequently calmer and more confident and performed better on the talk than people who had referred to themselves as “I” or “me” (<b>3.6 versus 3.2</b> on a …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …