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My Favorite Books on Habit and Behavior Change

One of the greatest illusions I’ve had to overcome in my life is that I’m a rational human being. Sure I try to be, and sometimes I might succeed. …

3 Simple Steps to Instantly Become a Remarkably Effective Leader

Drop the masquerade, acknowledge your fears, and allow your authenticity to inspire others.<p>Not all well-intentioned leaders have the impact they desire.<p>Some individuals find themselves in leadership roles by default and promotions despite the fact that they don't enjoy the responsibility and …

Team Building

5 Soft Skills You Need to Master for Workplace Success

These intangible qualities are essential to get ahead in the workplace.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>When it comes to to succeeding in the workplace, a college degree isn't necessarily enough. Nor is years of …

Emotional Intelligence

Why This Company Only Holds Meetings On Mondays

I asked seven billionaires to give me their No. 1 piece of advice for productivity and time management. To my surprise, many referenced the evils of meetings, and it was Mark Cuban who told me, “Never take a meeting unless someone is writing you a check.”<p>In his usual witty style, Cuban zeroed in on …

5 Time Management Tips That Will Boost Your Career

Last week I discussed my one tip that will help your career more than anything else. Along with continuing to learn one new skill every year, there’s something else that will help you to be successful: Being in control of how you spend your time.<p>I’m often asked, “How do you get so much done in one …

Time Management

5 Key Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Manager

Most management skills are best learned on the job, but here are a few things I've learned to help get you started.

10 books every new manager should read

It doesn't help that there's a ton of conflicting management advice out there, and sifting through it could take years.<p>That's why we recommend starting with these 10 books, which offer practical insights on leading a team.<p>We didn't simply stick with traditional business reads — instead, we included …

3 Ways Better Than Money, Promotion or Recognition to Motivate Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are dozens of ways that leaders and organizations motivate their employees. Pay raises, promotions and recognition are the most common motivational levers pulled.<p>While those all make sense on the surface, they don't necessarily …

The Biggest Performance Management Mistake

Every employee has a desire to do great work. Companies need to create an environment where employees can achieve great work.<p>Like so many other …