Paul Elvidge

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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 …

Sustainability

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

Are you a mentally strong person?<p>It’s not an easy question to answer, and it’s rather subjective. But I’m sure we can all agree that we want to …

Self-help

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, …

Psychology

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 …

Bali Travel Diary / 1

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

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 …

5 Great Business and Psychology Books From 2017 That Will Give You a Head Start on 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, …

Infographic: 7 Techniques to Help Improve Your Memory

7 Techniques to Help Improve Your Memory<p>on December 8, 2017 at 3:32 pm<p>Shares 1<p>Smartphones and the internet have changed just about everything, …

16 mental models for founders and leaders

Think of mental models as the operating systems (OS) that run in the background of your brain. They’re always running—and you’ve put them together, either consciously or subconsciously, from your experiences and information.<p>Mental models give you a perspective or a frame of mind with which to view …

Product Management

3 TED Talks That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids

Parents today are barraged by advice. These talks will help you sort through it all and keep your sanity.<p>Parents today have it rough. Don't overschedule your kids, they're told, but don't fail to nurture their passions. Beware helicopter parenting, but if your kid gets anything more than a scratch, …

Parenting

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age<p>This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of …

14 Proven Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Estimate the attention span of your audience, then cut it in half. That's a good length for your presentation.<p>Author of A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful leaders are able to meaningfully communicate with …

Public Speaking

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

You can preempt much of your stress with these vital practices.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled …

Research: How the Best School Leaders Create Enduring Change

Transforming a school is a long, hard, and often lonely task. Some people want change, others don’t, and some simply aren’t prepared to wait for results to show. As a school leader sets off on this journey, how do they know what to do, when to do it, who to listen to, and how to manage critics …

Here's What This Self-Made Millionaire Does Every Day (and Says You Should, Too)

The right daily habits can mean the difference between success and mediocrity.<p>The people who achieve the most in life don't get to the top by handling themselves like everyone else. One thing they typically have in common: Consistently doing the right things, every single day. Like what? Take some …

Self-improvement

17 Signs Your Relationship Will Last a Lifetime

See how many apply to your relationship -- especially if you haven't tied the knot yet.<p>Every relationship reaches the point where that person you were convinced you couldn't live without becomes the person you live <i>with.</i> That's when you really find out if you married the right person.<p>By no means are …

Self-improvement

4 Essential Questions That Determine Whether You Feel Trust

Are you a trustworthy leader? Do you trust those leading you? Use the following core questions to evaluate trust levels in your workplace.<p>At a Q&A following an executive coaching session, a senior executive asked me, “How do I know if I can trust my boss and if he even trusts his bosses?” I had …

There Are 4 Types of People. Here's How to Gain Their Trust

At some point during his career with the FBI, Robin Dreeke abandoned the “golden rule” — the old adage that you should treat others as you would like …

What Is Intermittent Fasting? A Beginner's Guide to Burning More Fat

Want to burn more fat without changing what you eat? Intermittent fasting isn't a diet. Intermittent fasting is just a different way of eating.<p>For more than a year, I've been following an intermittent fasting eating regimen. I use the word <i>regimen</i> because intermittent fasting is not a diet, at least …

Holistic Medicine

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

If you’re looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips are closely …

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Responsibility (With True Team Leadership)

When employees take responsibility for their actions, you will see higher quality and productivity.<p>Creating work environments that are conducive to producing good, high-quality work is trickier than it might appear at first sight. In workplaces where employees take responsibility for their actions, …

Team Building

How Tribalism Hurts Companies, and What to Do About It

A strange thing happens just before mile marker three in the London Marathon. With approximately 40,000 runners participating in one of the world’s largest charity fundraising events, crowd control necessitates that there be three different starting points. Just before the three-mile marker, these …

There are 4 primary communication personalities —and knowing yours can help you improve your relationships

More than two million people have taken a DISC assessment to better understand their communication style.<p>In fact, organizations that I work with often request DISC profiles for high-potential employees and high-performance teams to help them identify and maximize their strengths.<p>Research shows that …

Self-improvement

11 gorgeous roads in Europe you need to drive in your lifetime

A road trip is an amazing way to disconnect from the monotony of your daily work life.<p>There are plenty of beautiful driving options in the US, but for those itching to go overseas, consider Europe.<p>Here are 11 European roads you should drive in your lifetime:

European Travel

How Good Bosses Build Trust and Empathy (and How Bad Bosses Destroy It)

It's a walk on a tightrope for most employees. A bad boss only cares about how that makes him or her look when the employee fails. A good boss knows that failure is a way to learn the ropes.<p>"Why do you trust us so much?"<p>This was an actual question from a college student who is in a leadership and …

Leadership

7 Things That Trustworthy People Do Differently

Want to prove that you're deserving of a high degree of faith and confidence? Take a cue from these habits of exceedingly trustworthy people.<p>Trust. It's a crucial element of every successful relationship -- whether professional or personal. But, as important as it is, that doesn't necessarily mean …

Self-improvement

The woman challenging mental health stigma with her Out Of Office - BBC Three

Tomasz Frymorgen14 July 2017<p>If you're off sick with the flu, food poisoning or a sprained ankle, people will simply get it.<p>But how many of us are confident that our colleagues would understand, no questions asked, if we took sick leave because of our mental health?<p>Well, Madalyn Parker, a web …

Mental Health

I’m a Pediatrician. How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My Field and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse.

Transgender politics have taken Americans by surprise, and caught some lawmakers off guard.<p>Just a few short years ago, not many could have imagined a …

I spent 2 months working with a career coach, but it's a sentence from our very first call that has changed the way I approach my job

Every two weeks, Fraser-Thill and I would hop on the phone to discuss my goals, my plans for getting there, and my progress on the challenges she assigned me.<p>When I think back on the most important takeaways from my coaching experience, one sentence from our very first phone call stands out.<p>Some …

Employment