Marvin Davis

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What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos's annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years, Amazon's revenue has soared from $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Jeff Bezos

This Year’s Sweet 16 Is Downright Odd

With two rounds of the NCAA men’s tournament in the books, it’s clear that there’s no overwhelming favorite to win the national title. No. 1 overall …

College Sports

One Quality That Separates True Business Leaders From One-Hit Wonders

As I was watching my daughter’s third-grade girl basketball team win the championship, I was in awe. They didn’t win it because it was expected of them. They won it against all odds.<p>The team was the third best in the league. They entered the last three games expected to stay the third best. They …

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

What you say about yourself has much to do with how you will succeed.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Self-improvement

Tony Robbins and Other Famous Motivational Speakers on How to Capture Anyone's Attention

What you can learn about engaging any audience from Jim Rohn, Amy Purdy Tony Robbins and others.<p>There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you …

Motivation

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness

Want to improve your success in life and business? The results of this study will show you how.<p>Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After …

Happiness

7 Ways to Remain Motivated Even if Everything Is Falling Apart Around You

I was told I would never walk again.<p>Let's not sugarcoat this. Life can be a royal pain in the ass. One day you're on top of the world and the next you're scrambling to find your next dollar.<p>At some point we all experience this roller coaster ride known as life.<p>I've had a couple setbacks in life. …

Motivation

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said This 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve Lasting Success From Those Who Don't

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has stuck to this simple yet powerful approach, and it's one all of us can take.<p>Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Twenty-three years later, he's one of the richest people in the world. But while Amazon is undeniably a tech company, the business was built on this …

Self-improvement

Where Did the Bible Come From? Answering 4 Common Questions About the Bible: Part 3

Where Did the Bible Come From? Answering 4 Common Questions About the Bible: Part 3<p>October 9, 2017 by Mark Driscoll<p>“…no prophecy of Scripture comes …

Theology

Jesus Never Existed: Archaeologists Make a Shocking Discovery

The remains of the first Catholic pope have been exhumed by archaeologists and have been remarkably well preserved, as well as turning up some …

5 Ways to Give Feedback That Inspires People to Grow, Not Shrink.

Feedback done wrong is worse than saying nothing.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the best businesses, everyone knows where they stand. Holding someone accountable is strictly between his or her performance and the expected standard. It’s not about you and …

Self-help

Mythologizing the devil won't end well, Archbishop Chaput warns

Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 7, 2017 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A society that relies on reason and technology, without faith, risks forgetting God and …

Christianity

The difference between being successful and very successful is always the same — and that's why it's so hard

But there's a problem. Sustaining success, and going <i>beyond</i> success is nearly impossible for most people. Hence Greg McKeown, author of "Essentialism<i>,"</i> questions, "Why don't successful people and organizations automatically become very successful?"<p>McKeown's answer is succinct: <i>Success is a catalyst</i> …

I spoke with nearly 150 entrepreneurs, and the same 3 lessons came up repeatedly

That's one of the reasons why they'll try to pick the brains of successful business owners. They want to learn the success secrets, or the one or two magic tactics that will make all the positive difference in their results.<p>Over the past two years, I did a lot of that brain picking for you while …

Stop Trying to Motivate People

<b>Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work</b><i></i> <i>People are always motivated. The question is not if, but why they are motivated.</i>Those two lines immediately stand …

It's never too late to become independent.

Those born to become businessmen will do that at any age. These graphics by Anna Vital show us how important it is to always keep being yourself and …

Passports

10 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in Life

It takes a village to raise an intelligent child.<p>There's a saying that children are the future. If you're a parent, or are considering becoming a parent sometime in the future, you should give some thought to how you would raise your offspring to become the most successful that they can.<p>With my …

hardworking

10 Habits Of Super Likeable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

The Surprising Trait That Counts More Than Ability

It is only human to leap to judgments about others. Science suggests that one trait can determine people's first, snap assessment of you. It is a fact of life that we ignore at our peril.<p>Smart, in control, accomplished, talented, adept...qualities that describe a leader. Surprisingly, though, none …

Psychology

4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence

Imagine the immense possibilities of working with a team that possesses these traits.<p>In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive.<p>One of those critical skills for success that …

Emotional Intelligence

The Gospel Coalition (TGC)

Evangelical Christianity

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Tony Robbins Says Do This 1 Simple Thing

Drawing on the work of a Stanford psychologist, he says changing the way you talk to them can shape their lives for the better.<p>Tony Robbins: The Best Way to Raise Entrepreneurial Children<p>Parents want their kids to be successful. So when I saw that Tony Robbins was giving child-raising advice, I …

Self-improvement

The Islamic Jesus

<i>“The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims”</i><p><b>A book by Mustafa Akyol</b><p>Mustafa Akyol, a columnist for, among other …

Religion

It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump

A new study finds that fear of societal change, not economic pressure, motivated votes for the president among non-salaried workers without college degrees.<p>White Americans carried Donald Trump to the White House. He won college-educated white voters by a four-point margin over Hillary Clinton, …

News from the Vatican - News about the Church - Vatican News

03/07/2018<p>Pope’s ecumenical and peace initiative in Bari on Middle East Christians<p>03/07/2018<p>The Vatican and China: Dialogue and …

Pope Francis

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively …

Employee Engagement

10 Business Leaders' Favorite Quotes That Will Motivate You and Eliminate Excuses

Need a little inspiration? Check out these words of wisdom.<p>VIP Contributor<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Excuses kill dreams -- both personal and professional -- every day. You either make them and lose or refuse to give in and …

Motivation

These 141 quotes From Three Awe Inspiring Spiritual Teachers Will Open Your Mind to New Dimensions

When it comes to achieving your goals and living the life you want, I’m sure you’ve come across enough spiritual teachers who make you feel good with …