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30 business books every professional should read before turning 30

There’s always a significant adjustment to make when transitioning from school to the workforce, with the sudden realization that no matter how smart …

Self-improvement

How Money Does, Indeed, Buy Happiness

It turns out that when we spend money on other people, our level of happiness goes up measurably more than when we spend the same money on ourselves. And Tony Robbins advocates that no matter how busy or broke you may be, you have something to offer others.<p>At the beginning of the year, a friend and …

Happiness
Millennials

7 Books That Will Train Your Brain to Overachieve | Inc.com

The human brain is the most powerful tool you can possibly possess. Are you training and using your brain to its full potential? These seven books will help you achieve the peak performance you’ll need to compete, today and in the future.<p>1. Curious<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future …

London School of Economics

5 TEDTalks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a big fan of TEDTalks -- they’re full of insights on everything from human nature to scientific breakthroughs to trends in design. They’re inspirational, informative and eye-opening in ways that can help you become a better person and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Lessons My Cross-Country Coach Taught Me About Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working with the team at our agency takes me back to the days when I ran cross-country at Ohio Northern University. My teammates were some of the most driven people I’ve ever known, with a level of motivation rare even among business …

Leadership

World Economic Forum

5 myths about successful people - and what very successful people do instead.<p>http://wef.ch/13Obug4

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

Richard Branson's 4 Rules For Making Difficult Decisions

Richard Branson, chair of Virgin Train's parent company the Virgin Group, writes in his book "The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership" that he was "stunned and baffled" that he could have lost the bid to FirstGroup.<p>He decided to stay quiet for awhile, meeting with lawyers and advisors to …

Miami Heat

5 Tips to Great Public Speaking | Inc.com

Inspiring. Confident. Humorous. Motivational. Honest. Engaging. Powerful.<p>These words are used to describe great speeches. If you are preparing to give a presentation or a speech, you'll need to hone your speaking skills before that day comes. Follow this easy recipe for great delivery.<p>It includes …

Public Speaking

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In my most recent post, I have talked about how to deal with the "C" players, or the low performers, on your team. But today, let's shift to an even more important and fun topic: how you can keep and develop your high performers or your organization's "A" players.<p>The fact is that "A" players are …

Leadership
Self-improvement

5 Habits That Set Trustworthy Leaders Apart | Inc.com

It can be easy to trust too quickly, especially when a leader is affable, has an impressive résumé, and tells you what you want to hear. In 30 years of surveying senior executives, social psychologist Roderick Kramer has found that 8 out of 10 report being burned at least once because they trusted …

Leadership

Out-of-the-Box Approaches to the Job Search (That Actually Work)

You've heard the commonly cited statistics before: 80% of job openings are unlisted; there are 100+ resumes submitted for every job posting; 50% of …

How To Motivate Your Employees In 3 Easy Steps

One of the most difficult components of being an effective manager is not only learning to keep your employees organized and on task, but to truly know how to motivate employees as well. Unfortunately, not every employee is naturally willing to go the extra mile in their everyday efforts, and many …

6 Simple Ways To Improve The Way You Speak

What’s the secret of all great communicators? It’s all in the delivery. Here’s how to enhance, tone, and take care of your speaking voice.<p>Business leaders pay a great deal of attention to communication. Mastering what you need to say and how you need to say it are important factors if you’re going …

North Carolina

12 Stocks to Get Dividends Every Month

A regular paycheck isn’t the only way to ensure a steady flow of income. By carefully selecting stocks that pay dividends on the right schedule, you …

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes