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3 sentences from a Navy SEAL changed how I think about energy and productivity

The implication is: Energy is good, work is bad, and when you work a lot, your energy goes down. It's a belief we hold so tightly, it's become an invisible script.<p>I was reminded of this recently when I was hanging out with two friends talking about how we were raised. One of them said something …

TED Talks

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

7 Habits That Will Totally Change Your Leadership Style

Becoming a great leader isn't only for the select few. Anyone can do it as long as you adopt these seven habits.<p>Leadership wasn't something remotely close to being on the top of my priorities throughout my early adulthood.<p>But, as someone whose trying to grow and become better each day, leadership …

Confidence Will Be the Ultimate Driver of Your Success. Here's How to Make Sure It's Rock Solid

Without this trait, you will never rise above the tide.<p>Your confidence level is what will determine your success level in the workplace.<p>That's proved true again and again for the most famous entrepreneurs, the smartest business leaders, and the most talented managers.<p>If you lack confidence, you …

5 Stories That Will Make You Rethink Your Leadership Style

CEOs speak candidly of times they fumbled on the job, and what they learned in the process.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When he first became a business leader, admits Krister Ungerboeck, CEO of Courageous Growth, in St. Louis, Mo., he was a bit of a jerk. “I assumed …

Leadership

3 Ways Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Makes Tough Decisions Without Being 100% Sure

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently released his 20th annual letter to shareholders. This one wasn’t just a reminder of how to run a thriving business, …

3 Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change

Big change on the horizon? Get buy-in from your entire workforce with these 3 strategies.<p>Change is never easy. In fact, humans are wired to resist it. A study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology found the longer people think something has been around, the more they trust it.<p>But in …

Employment

Exceptional Managers Don't Leave the Office Without Doing This Every Day

When you think about the best boss you've ever had, you likely credit them with at least some part of your personal career success—that's how much …

Looking to Hire Good People? First, Redesign the Job Interview

Here are five ways to better assess talent immediately.<p>"What do you consider your greatest weakness?" "Talk about a time you went above and beyond." How often have you been asked these routine, check-the-box questions in an interview? Or worse, how often have you found yourself asking them to an …

Employment

5 Things New Managers Should Focus on First

One of the most exciting — and frightening — career transitions comes when you face the prospect of a management role for the first time. Over my career of building businesses, advising CEOs, and, most recent, exploring the philosophies and beliefs of 100 of the world’s most respected leaders for …

Leadership

Cognitive Psychologists Say Overcoming This One Bias Leads to Public Speaking Success

People who excel at giving presentations or public speaking take specific steps to improve.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave us a glimpse into how successful leaders think. His advice: "Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."<p>Cognitive psychologists are finding that there's …

How Managers Become Leaders

Making the leap from unit-level manager to company-level executive requires some key changes to your leadership style. Learn what they are in this video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber

The Time-Management Hack I Wish I Had Known When I Was 25

Doing everything about the fewest, most important priorities will put you on a path to success.<p>"Tell me the single most important piece of advice you have ever been given."<p>As a life-long learner, this is one of my favorite questions to ask some of my most influential and interesting clients. I once …

The Truth About the Most Effective Office Perks

Done right, perks are a way for a company to show their employees who they are and what they value as a company.<p>There's a lot more to company perks these days than free coffee and good vacation policy. Done right, perks are a way for a company to show their employees who they are and what they …

15 Traits of the Worst Leaders (Avoid at All Costs)

Success becomes a lot harder if you have any of these toxic traits.<p>Take a second to think about the best and worst bosses you've ever had. Think about the difference in how you feel thinking about one versus the other. Now that you're the leader, what feeling are you giving your team?<p>It's no …

Be A Visionary For Company -- And Your People, Too

Most startup entrepreneurs aspire to be visionaries; to build a product that captivates a market, a program that impacts a community, or a service that transforms an industry. Visionary leadership is not an uncommon concept, but our energies are most often spent on our product, program or service. …

Where are they now? Leeds United's 2001 Champions League semi-finalists

Lionel Messi scored the best goal of his career 10 years ago today

The 60-yard run against Getafe was the moment Messi became a superstar.<p>The Lionel Messi goal is 10 years old today. If you’ve followed his career, you already know which goal <i>the goal</i> is. If you haven’t, I’m talking about the individual goal he scored in the Copa del Rey against Getafe where he runs …

Argentine football fan pushed to his death at derby match

An Argentine football fan died after being pushed from a stand at a derby match by an angry crowd who thought he was a rival supporter, officials said.<p>Emanuel Balbo, 22, fell five meters (17 feet) at his football team Belgrano's stadium in the northern city of Cordoba on Saturday, video images …

Mauricio Pochettino striving for perfection as Project Tottenham goes from strength to strength

The whistle went and Mauricio Pochettino stormed down the tunnel, demonstrably angry with what he’d just seen. His fury was clear for all inside …

Monaco's portrayal as plucky underdogs underlines European football's gross inequality

Imagine this scenario: At the end of the season Uefa announce that they are placing a five-year ban on any of the current Monaco team being sold.<p>Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Kylian Mbappe et al. all stay in the principality rather than joining Real Madrid or Barcelona, and with Leonardo Jardim …

Soccer

From Ligue 1 to Superstardom: Franck Ribery

A near-fatal car crash almost robbed the France international of his life, let alone a career in the game, but his motivation took him to the top<p>Franck Ribery very nearly never made it to Ligue 1. He very nearly never made it at all.<p>His life could have been over before it had hardly even begun.<p>“The …

Andres Iniesta Called a 'Painter' by Luis Enrique After Barcelona Beat Sevilla

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique compared Andres Iniesta to a painter after the Spaniard's fine performance in the Blaugrana's 3-0 La Liga win over Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.<p>As well as heaping praise on Iniesta after the clash, Enrique acknowledged the midfielder's frustration at not …

Zlatan Ibrahimović And His Mountain-Sized Ego Give A Great Interview

As everyone should know by now, Zlatan Ibrahimović’s arrogance is unreal. For more proof, take the short interview above, in which the big Swede …

The Best Drinks at Disneyland

Disneyland itself may not sell alcohol, but their other properties in Anaheim do -and honestly, even the mocktails available at Disneyland are often …

60 Foods Everyone Should Try at Least Once When Visiting Disney World

If you think all theme park snacks are the same, get ready to be blown away. There’s plenty more than nachos, pretzels and popcorn on offer at …

Walt Disney World Resort

We tried to make Cristiano Ronaldo statues, and it was really hard

Here’s what we came up with.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably attractive. The bronze statue of his bust that made the internet lose its minds this week? Hilariously terrible. It didn’t look like the soccer star at all!<p>This reminded us of the time we here at SB Nation tried (and failed) to draw Tom …

Atlanta's Guardians Football Club brings together players from around the world

Atlanta’s Guardians Football Club brings together players from around the world<p>Founder Jason Brooks was bothered by the fact that the sport tended to …

How to Prepare Yourself For Your First Role as Manager

You may not have heard of Kevin Lynch, but as CTO at Apple, he’s responsible for the continued development of software that millions of us rely on …

Thought Leadership