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Study: Being happy at work really makes you more productive

A new study says it has concrete evidence that happier employees are more productive in the workplace.<p>The 700-person experiment was conducted in …

These 9 behaviors separate star employees from everyone else

Last year, leadership development consultancy Zenger/Folkman collected upward of 50,000 360-degree evaluations conducted over five years on more than 4,000 individual employees.<p>They looked specifically at the leadership behaviors that distinguished "good" performers (those rated at the 40th to 70th …

Ask Yourself These 3 Questions Before Firing An Underperforming Employee

For a manager or business owner, the decision to terminate an underperforming employee can be a difficult one to make. It may keep you up at night. You may be looking for ways to keep them on or support them so you don’t have to “ruin their lives” by firing them.<p>But you have a responsibility to …

14 habits of the most likable people

To excel, it helps to know how to connect with others and develop relationships. Nothing replaces a charismatic personality.<p>Napoleon Hill, author of "Think and Grow Rich" — one of the top-selling books of all time — wrote about the habits of the most likable people in his essay, "Develop A Pleasing …

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21 ways rich people think differently than the average person

That's what Napoleon Hill preached in his bestselling 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his intensive study of more than 500 self-made millionaires.<p>Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has interviewed 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people during the past three decades, …

15 Things Dads Should Teach Their Sons About Dating

Buckle up, kid, it's a fun ride.<p>"That poor kid." "He has no chance." "Tough draw for him."<p>Statements like this are common when I talk to people about our son, the one boy out of our five children. Blanketed with three older sisters and a younger one. Their intentions are fine, I'm sure, but the …

How To Excite Millennials (And Baby Boomers) To Be Loyal Employees: Take A Nap

We hear a lot about the differences between Millennials and Baby Boomers in the workplace. Why is there so much talk about this topic? Because Millennials are really interested in their quality of work and work environment and are willing to quit if things are not right. Many Baby Boomers falsely …

The majority of people are neither introverts nor extroverts, but 'ambiverts'

There's a name for these introvert-extrovert hybrids: ambiverts. And as many as two-thirds of us fall into this category, some research suggests.<p>Extroversion and introversion lie on a spectrum. But while we mostly hear about the extremes, experts have recently taken an interest in those in the …

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Our startup got rid of email, meetings, and managers — and thrived

Our company has just turned eight years old, has a presence in all of Latin America, and currently has 36 members on its team. Our biggest obsession: productivity.<p>Since 2007 we have analyzed in detail each one of the tasks we carry out with the goal of scaling our earnings exponentially while …

The Power of Mindful Leadership

From the moment you wake up, you're bombarded with distractions. Emails clog your inbox, requests pile up, and notifications flicker in the background. Within moments your attention is scattered. Given the realities of today's 24/7 world, how do great leaders slow down and focus in order to make …

7 Life Hacks to Be Productive Instead of Just Busy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When your nose is constantly to the grindstone, sometimes it is hard to eat your meals on time, much less get perspective on anything else that is going on. As entrepreneurs, we often have periods when we are frenetically trying to …

How to Master Content Marketing on LinkedIn

Learn how to use LinkedIn to distribute content and increase the credibility and visibility of your business.

How to Get More Value from Your Business Blog

You’ve spent precious work hours writing this week’s company blog. Or maybe you’ve spent precious budget dollars to hire an employee or contractor to …

14 Ways To Make Your Blog Get Real Attention

Free, user-friendly blogging software has turned the Web into a virtual soapbox. But for everyone from lone individuals to small business owners to chief executives, writing a successful blog is about getting the word out there and actually being seen by people--and that means serving readers, not …

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How one man is preparing to retire in his 40s

Just ask Harry Sit of The Finance Buff, who is poised for retirement in his 40s.<p>"One piece of conventional wisdom I steer clear of is that nickeling and diming on small expenses as the key to save money and build wealth," he says.<p>Instead, Harry does the opposite by spending a little extra on small …

5 signs you’re not ready to retire early

Do you ever contemplate leaving it all behind and calling it quits? If you’re like me, you don’t like office politics, traffic jams, endless …

Marketing to Millennial Moms

Last post we examined why mobile matters to Millennials, featuring data that shows the gap between Gen X and Millennials’ technology preferences, …

The Psychology Behind Why We Like, Share and Comment on Facebook (Infographic)

Your crazy bro-in-law ran with the bulls in Pamplona. He posted video proof on Facebook and you liked it. Your neighbor posted a photo of herself geeked-out as Lady Thor at Comic-Con. Pics on FB or it didn’t happen. Well, by Loki, it did and you shared it.<p>If you’re like the rest of us, you share …

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More and more talent is leaving established organisations and joining startups, experts say

With startups being the buzz word today, industry is witnessing employee movement, especially in mid- to senior-level, from established organisations …

New app Tendr acts as matchmaker for startups and investors

The Tinder-for-investors allows users to swipe left and right through crowdfunding investment opportunities<p>A new app has launched in the UK with the intention of making the search for financial investment as easy as finding a date.<p>Tendr allows the user to browse profiles of crowdfunding campaigns – …

How to Increase Your Post Reach on Top Social Networks

Do you want more people to see your social media posts?<p>Have you thought about investing in social media advertising?<p>With targeted ad campaigns, you …

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The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling

Some new books tout the benefits of informal drawing and freehand scribbling—even for the unartistic.<p>When computers entered the mainstream, some art schools abandoned drawing classes to make time for the new software they had to teach. The arrival of state-of-the-art programs prompted backlash …

6 psychological tricks to be more productive

We all wish we could be more productive at both work and home — but that's much easier said than done.<p>In a 2013 survey by software company AtTask, …

What does the IMF’s Greek defence tell us?

Olivier Blanchard has, with his customary clarity and candor, addressed criticisms of the IMF’s role in Greece’s financial rescue. His is a personal …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …