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This is how to raise emotionally intelligent kids: 5 secrets from research

Dealing with kids ain’t easy. They need an exhausting amount of attention and help.<p>Behavioral psychologists have observed that preschoolers typically …

Self-improvement

"Wherever you are right now, I hope you choose to act out of love, even if you didn't yesterday. Because love, along with hope, faith, and courage, will always get you out of the pits, unstuck, and back on your way to brighter days... eventually." ~Doe Zantamata https://t.co/XNIaOqcqxq

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

Most parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to live successful lives as adults.<p>And while there isn’t a set …

Stanford University

3 Tricks to Get People to Actually Listen to Your Presentations

Make sure your audience doesn't tune out what you have to say.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Few things conjure up a feeling of dread quite like the anticipation of a lengthy PowerPoint presentation. Professionals spend an average of 40 percent of their workday in …

Public Speaking

18 Proven Ways to Stay Focused That Increase Productivity

The only sure way to get everything done is to do one thing at a time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity doesn’t happen by accident. Accomplishing all the things you need and want to do requires forethought and planning, along with a continuous supply of …

Time Management

11 ways smart people deal with uncertainty

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright …

Emotional Intelligence

The Best Talkers May Not Be Your Best Performers

Do you believe that extroverts make better CEOs? Salespeople? Marketers?<p>If so, you have a lot of company. Most people feel that an outgoing personality is essential for leadership positions and jobs requiring great communication skills.<p>Sixty-five percent of senior managers reported that …

Leadership

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

7 self-made millionaires and the books that changed their finances

Millionaires come from all walks of life, but research shows they share some key habits that helped them climb (and stay) at the top of their …

21 Books Highly Recommended by Successful Executives

Looking for a good title to pick up? Here's where to start.<p>Whether you like to listen to audiobooks during your commute or spend your free time gaining new perspectives within the pages of hard copy, voracious readers are always looking for something good to consume. Here are nearly two dozen ideas …

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

The power of self-awareness: How to build successful teams

Self-awareness has become a management buzzword — let’s hope for the right reasons.<p>Self-awareness is not something new. Throughout history, the most …

Swing Trading Strategy: How To Determine Stock Market Direction

Swing trading doesn't come with guarantees. You have to stack as many factors as possible in your favor to improve your odds of success. Stock market …

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> …

TED Talks

10 Incredibly Easy Ways To Improve Your Productivity

If there’s anything people struggle to achieve as much as, if not more than, the elusive happiness, it’s better productivity.<p>However, just like the art of happiness, being more productive isn’t rocket science either.<p>The key is to work smarter, not harder. As the saying goes, “it’s not the number of …

Time Management

When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Winston Churchill

Research Shows The Quickest Way To Build Trust With Your Employees

One of my studies, called “How To Build Trust In The Workplace,” surveyed more than 7,000 people all about why people do, or don’t, trust their leaders. The first thing we discovered was that approximately 32% of a worker’s loyalty is the result of feeling trust towards their boss. So it’s …

Employment

11 powerful habits of truly happy people

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book, or a relaxing day on …

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

9 Books That Will Make You a Better Negotiator

You really need to know both concepts: how to build a strategy and correctly deploy tactics.<p><i>Which books or resources can be helpful to people who want to become better leaders and negotiators? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others</i> …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

As Retail Reconfigures Into Click and Mortar, a New Kind of Employee Is Born

The hybrid of physical stores and online brands requires staff expert at both face-to-face selling and sophisticated technology.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people were surprised in the last year to witness Amazon opening physical bookstores. In one way, it made …

4 Important Social Skills You Need to Succeed at Work

Being social and making friends at work is vital for your success.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Social skills are soft skills that you need in order to become successful in your career. Good news is that social skills can be learned and improved with practice. Thus, if you …

Use These 3 Questions To Keep Your Team High Performing

In the SEAL Teams, whenever we were patrolling to a target, each operator in the patrol would ask himself three questions. These three questions helped us ascertain our relevance as individuals which, in turn, determined our relevance as a team. Those three questions were:<p>Is my gun up (ready)?<br>• Where …

Team Building

Want Your Employees to Become the Best Version of Themselves? First You Need to Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Too often leaders simply expect too little of their people and it has to stop.<p>I was asked to evaluate a specific manager in a mid-sized company and it didn't take long to figure out the problem. His rise to a position of leadership wasn't much different than why most organizations promote people. …

7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Someone who gets a huge amount done — without working longer hours?<p>Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to …

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Fragrance

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think</i> was "one of the most important" he's ever read.<p>Like Bill Gates's all-time favorite book, Steven …

Bill Gates