Paul Elvidge

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How Do You Know Someone Is a Top-Notch Leader? Look for These 4 Signs

If you're going to build a leadership team to change the world, start with these 4 attributes.<p>If you find yourself seeking to improve your leadership skills, remember this: Leadership is a journey, so enjoy the ride. And just when you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up: You'll …

Charisma

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> …

Leadership

This 1 Mistake Will Get Your Cover Letter Tossed By Hiring Managers | Inc.com

Do hiring managers read cover letters? If you ask most job seekers today, they think not. That's because they apply online to dozens of jobs and never hear back. I've had more than a few job seekers tell me, "If the hiring manager read my cover letter, they'd know why I'm perfect for the job. I …

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 …

Leadership

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

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 …

The 19 Travel Apps You’ll Want to Download for the Summer

If you’re daydreaming about basking in the summer sun, now's the time to find a deal on a summer vacation. The right apps can help you find great …

Millionaire who made her fortune in property reveals the 13 things potential buyers should avoid

Searching for a property - either as an investment or a family home - can be a minefield, but thankfully there are experts who have already made the …

We Read All the New Books on Leadership So You Don’t Have To

Every year, dozens of publications are released that all claim to have an answer to the question: What makes a great leader? But if you’ve ever had …

What's the Mindset That Defines the Most Successful People? It's What Most of Us Are Missing

Without it, it's impossible to innovate and grow, says billionaire Richard Branson.<p>Nobody likes to fail. Yet failure is the secret to success. If you haven't been rejected a number of times, the current mantra goes, you just haven't experienced success.<p>Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, …

How to Succeed by Being More Confident

It's not the insecure people you know who do well in life.<p>It's not the insecure people you know who do well in life. Rather, studies have shown that that the adage "confidence breeds success" is true. Whether or not they're actually better or more skilled than others, confident individuals are …

LinkedIn Analyzed the Class of 2017. These Were the Top 10 Skills That Got Them Hired

This list of transferable skills will position you well for early career success.<p>Landing a job fresh out of college is no easy feat. Although a vast majority of graduates feel they are ready to start their careers, the truth is that only 50 percent of managers agree, according to a PayScale …

7 Signs You're A Leader People Can Trust

How can we know a leader is trustworthy? The simple answer is that we can’t know for sure.<p>New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s shockingly sudden fall from power this week testifies to that. The <i>New York Times</i> earlier this week scoured Albany to see if Schneiderman’s colleagues had …

New York State

How Much Trust Can You Really Give? Ask These 8 Questions Before Deciding to Trust Someone

There are times we need to trust someone and these are risk vs. reward decisions.<p>On any given day, you to have to make decisions about whether to trust someone. Some of these decisions happen in a nanosecond: You trust the driver will stop at the red light as you cross the street. When you order …

Management

Why are kids so bored, impatient, and fragile these days?

<b>Kids' social, emotional, and academic functioning has been declining for years, which suggests we need a new approach to parenting.</b><p>A friend of mine, …

The 5 Types of People You Need on Your Team When Starting a Business

Which people should you surround yourself with when launching your company?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're starting a business, what kind of team members do you need to have?<p>I want my team there for the start, operation and end/exit of a business, so for me, …

Small Business

3 Important Lessons Most Entrepreneurs Learn Too Late in Business

The Bottleneck Is Always At the Top Of the Bottle<p>Wanna know why most small business owners fail?<p>Because they keep doing $10 per hour tasks.<p>They're the ones who pick up the phone when customers call. They reply to all the emails their company receives. All problems (even the small ones!) need to be …

How To Know When Your Marriage Is Really Over, According To A Relationship Expert

Many years ago, I was sitting with a couple in my office, marveling about what a "perfect fit" they were: They were both into healthy living, rescue …

12 books you should read before starting a business

If you want to start a business, you'll need advice on where to start, what pitfalls to anticipate, and how best to spend your time and money to get your idea off the ground.<p>While you may be tempted to spring for classes, seminars, and training sessions, books are the most accessible and affordable …

Entrepreneurship

Nine Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind [Infographic]

Picture this: You're slouched in a meeting, supposedly paying attention, but your mind has wandered off, churning out various to-do lists, thinking …

Does mentoring work?

“Companies with formal, longstanding mentoring programs claim tangible increases in productivity and efficiency”, states David Clutterbuck in his …

6 Simple Ways to Train Your Brain for Happiness, According to Science

Very small changes can have a very big effect on your emotional outlook.<p>There's a lot to be said for being happy. It makes you better at your job, healthier, likelier to have good relationships, and can even extend your life. Plus, if you've tried both being happy and unhappy, then you already know …

Future-Proofing A Family Business: The Art Of Drafting Family Constitutions

Family firms usually start out as simple organizations. But as they develop and grow they face greater complexities and challenges, often leading to tensions among the owning family over how they run the firm together.<p>Many of Asia’s top family businesses were founded after World War II, and those …

12 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do (Infographic)

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Infographics

The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions

New Year’s Eve is a time to set goals: to eat better, to save more money, to work harder, to drink less. It’s Day 1 on the road to a “new you.” But this road, as we all know, is difficult to follow. Humans are notoriously bad at resisting temptation, especially (as research confirms) if we’re busy, …

When an Email Exchange Turns Ugly

It was Monday morning, and Lee opened his inbox to find an email from his manager: “Lee, I’ve decided to have Carlos present to the governing board, instead of you. I’m sure you’re good with this.”<p>Lee had spent the entire weekend preparing for the presentation. Not only did he know the numbers …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

Employment

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The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

5 Bestselling Books From 2017 That Will Put You Ahead of the Competition In 2018

These bestselling books offer valuable communication and public-speaking tips for entrepreneurs and leaders.<p>I've read 75 nonfiction books published this year in a wide range of categories from history to business. Most of the books are bestsellers and offer actionable insights into leadership, …