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10 Powerful Attributes of Insanely Successful People

Everything they do is possible for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s something about successful people that sets them apart from everyone else: they have learned to draw on their natural abilities, traits and attributes to achieve their dreams.<p>Successful …

Self-improvement

This Simple 1-Question Test Will Help You Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Ask it to yourself. Then, ask someone who will tell you the truth.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>When Daniel Goleman published <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> in 1995, few had heard of the concept. The idea was primarily based on …

How to manage remote employees

Making remote work an option is an investment that can pay off for employers and employees alike. Companies that embrace telecommuters can recruit the best talent without geographic constraints. Employees who have the opportunity to work from home or another remote location are, according to …

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

The Vipp Shelter – The Ultimate Prefab Home Comes Packed With Cool Features

All buildings regardless of their function are usually constructed and planned in relation to their surroundings and the context of their location. …

To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my experience …

Developing These 5 Habits Will Make You a Once-in-a-Career Leader to Employees

Practicing these five powerful tenets of leadership will make you unforgettable to employees and irreplaceable to employers.<p>The thing I wanted more than anything "growing up" as a leader was to be unforgettable to employees--for my impact on their performance, growth, happiness, and life. Did I …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

8 Signs to Immediately Recognize Someone With the Gift of Leadership

In 'Servant Leadership in Action,' best-selling author Raj Sisodia details the rare qualities of great leaders.<p>In <i>Servant Leadership in Action</i>, a collection of essays from 44 renowned servant leadership experts, Raj Sisodia, co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism movement and best-selling author, …

The 10 things confident people won’t ever do

In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. …

How to Manage an Insecure Employee

When employees lack self-confidence, it can be hard to get them to perform at their best. So how can you help them excel at their job? What kind of coaching should you provide? What’s the best way to boost their self-esteem? And how do you deal with your own frustration around their insecure …

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Solar-powered seaside cabin blends prefab design with traditional building techniques

This small solar-powered hideaway in British Columbia mirrors the natural incline of the cliff on which it sits. Architecture studio Battersby Howat …

Design

Why Do People Fail at Work-Life Balance? This Study Says It Has Nothing to Do With Productivity

A two-word answer that all successful people get.<p>We're all searching for that sweet work life balance in our careers.<p>But let me tell you something: most people miss the point about work-life balance. Just Google and you will see all these articles about work life balance tips....Don't eat your …

The 4 Kinds of Leaders Who Create the Future

Alan Kay, the educator and computer designer, famously declared, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” But what does it take to invent the future in such a turbulent and uncertain world? How do successful organizations build on their history, even as they craft a new point of view …

The 1 Reason Most People Quit (and 5 Things You Can Do to Prevent It)

Five ways to transform your disengaged employees.<p>According to Gallup, only 32 percent of employees in the U.S. are engaged--involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and workplace. When you expand the sample worldwide, those numbers drop to 13 percent.<p>Some organizations may not …

10 Ways Successful People Transform Themselves From Good to Great

There's always room for improvement.<p>No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional wellbeing, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise …

Gentzler's Cantilevered Cabin

Sandisfield, Massachusetts<p>When Maricela Salas and Mary McGoff purchased a piece of land in the Berkshires, they had no idea that a rocky ledge would complicate construction of the simple house they had imagined. But it also gave them exactly what they were after: a retreat that immerses them in the …

How Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Handle Ungrateful Employees

It's not an ideal situation, but fortunately, knowing how to address these issues is key to creating a positive workplace.<p>Running a company is no easy feat, but managing a group of people with different backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs is a completely different beast of its own.<p>There may be …

3 Simple Time-Management Tricks to Boost Your Employees' Productivity

To keep your team on track and working productively, follow this 3-step process for identifying and solving their time management issues.<p>As a leader, it's your responsibility to help everyone on your team do more of their best work. This means coaching them to prioritize their work, giving them the …

Research Says 86 Percent of Employees Quit Within the First Six Months, Unless Managers Do These 4 Things

This is a powerful and simple strategy that most bosses rarely implement for an effective new hire experience<p>Here's something to seriously ponder: Research is saying that a new hire's decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment.<p>Think about that for a …

5 Unexpected But Simple Habits to Make You More Productive

Working smarter has less todo about effort and time as it does discipline, habits, and critical thinking.<p>The whole point of working "smarter, not harder," is to do more with less, to move faster than normal, to get to the end result in a more effective way than before. It's the cerebral way of …

10 Common Mistakes That Prevent Success

Many causes of failure are self-inflicted and can be easily avoided.<p>When you look at the statistics for failure the numbers are staggering!<p>70 percent of projects, 80 percent of first business and whopping 95 percent of product launches fail to meet their target. Many of these failures happen for …

Mezzo Atelier transforms century-old barn into pair of bright pink guesthouses

Italian studio Mezzo Atelier chose a vibrant shade of pink for the walls of these guesthouses in the Azores, which are housed inside a converted …

Architecture

1920’s Warehouse in Los Angeles Turned into a Splendid Modern Industrial Loft

Rugged and yet polished, stylish and yet surprisingly understated, practical and still pleasing, the <b>Arts District Loft</b> is many worlds in one. A</i> …

Shakti 360° Leti

Located at an altitude of 8000 feet, Shakti 360° Leti offers adventure and remote landscapes all before you even step on the property. The hotel is …

Minimalist Design Transforms Amsterdam Apartment Into Quiet Retreat

From its earliest days as a fishing village, Amsterdam has grown into a gorgeous city centered around its historic canals where stylish homes are in …

5 Tricks to Make Meetings With Your Employees Much More Efficient

The best part? Meetings take less than 15 minutes to pull off.<p>No matter how you slice it, the most effective form of communication to this day between managers and their employees involves one-on-one meetings done in person.<p>I know what you're thinking: "How am I going to find the time for this? …