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4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of all of all …

9 Hardcore Tips on Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s all being about hardcore!<p>I think way too many people want confidence in life, but sometimes, they’re just looking in the wrong places. People …

8 Simple Reminders For a Happy, Fulfilling Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life can be pretty tough eh?<p>We get so caught up in everything that we tend to forget the most important thing for ourselves, which is to be happy, no …

6 Conversation Mistakes Even Experts Make by the Tower of Power

You likely exhaust a lot of time on what you say in conversation, but place little attention in how to say it.<p>After nearly a decade in teaching …

9 Things That are Extremely Useless For Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all want to lead better lives. We all want to be happy too!<p>Yet, this is life. We’ve so many problems and responsibilities that it can be hard to …

Motivation

How to Transition from Visionary to Leader

Having a grand vision is great, but it isn't enough to build your business. Here's how to take the reins and actually run your startup.<p>You've identified a great opportunity. Crafted a plan. Inspired talented people to join you and persuaded investors to put money into your fantasy. You are …

Leadership

When to Stay Silent and When to Speak | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Last week, when your boss asked you for your view on a matter, you said you had none. But inside you were brimming with opinions. Now he’s decided to …

Self-help

5 Remarkably Simple Steps to Inspire and Engage Your Employees

70% of American workers are not engaged at work. You can do something about that.<p>Here's a simple truth: <i>really</i> inspired employees get a lot more done for your business and for your customers than employees who don't really care about the job they do. Uninspired employees don't necessarily telegraph …

How The Stock Exchange Works (For Dummies)

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The Complete Guide to Not Giving a Fuck

<b>Ok, I have a confession to make.</b><p>I have spent almost my whole life– 31 years–  caring far too much about offending people, worrying if I’m cool …

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<b>Dear Annie:</b> I just came from my year-end evaluation and, as usual, it was excellent, except for one thing, also as usual. My boss told me I often have great ideas for how to do things faster and cheaper, but I don’t sell them enough. For example, I don’t speak up too often in meetings and, when we …

The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust

When I took over as CEO of Intralinks, a company that provides secure web based electronic deal rooms, the company was hemorrhaging so much cash that its survival was at stake. The service was going down three times per week; we were in violation of the contract with our largest client; our chief …

Be Seen as a Leader

You’ve been assigned to a new cross-divisional task force, and the first meeting is today. Managers from across the company are gathered in a conference room at headquarters; colleagues from international offices are participating via conference call and Skype. The CEO, there just to oversee the …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention. To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

Leadership That Gets Results

Ask any group of businesspeople the question “What do effective leaders do?” and you’ll hear a sweep of answers. Leaders set strategy; they motivate; they create a mission; they build a culture. Then ask “What <i>should</i> leaders do?” If the group is seasoned, you’ll likely hear one response: the …

Doing Less, Leading More

Our first accomplishments as professionals are usually rooted in our skill as individual contributors. In most fields we add value in the early stages of our careers by getting things done. We’re fast, we’re efficient, and we do high-quality work. In a word, we’re <i>doers.</i> But when we carry this …

Marco Annunziata: Welcome to the age of the industrial internet

If You Want To Be Successful, Don't Confuse Being Busy With Getting The Right Things Done

You can make an extremely credible argument that John Wooden is the most successful coach who ever lived.<p>He won ten NCAA national basketball championships–and seven in a row in a 12-year period—as head coach at UCLA.<p>And while you can find professional coaches, such as Red Auerbach, who did slightly …

5 Ways to Get a Confidence Boost

Whatever you're about to do, it's incredibly important--and you're incredibly nervous. Here's how to get a quick shot of confidence.<p>A key pitch meeting. A critical presentation. A new product roll-out. Whatever you're about to do, it's incredibly important--and you're incredibly nervous. What you …

Everything Counts: The 6 Ways To Inspire And Motivate Top Performance

Despite all research about the nature of leaders, practitioners and scholars still acknowl­edge that many aspects of leadership remain a mystery. Today I would like to address one of the key mysteries that seems to consistently defy traditional analysis.<p>Often, leaders are identified as possessing a …

4 Things All Decision-Makers Want

Decision-makers are more demanding than ever before because they've got more options.<p>When it comes right down to it, decision-makers--regardless of job title or where they work--all want the same four things from you:<p><b>1. Save me time.</b> I could dig around on the web and learn all about your product …

Essential Qualities of Highly Promotable Employees

One of the most common questions asked by an employee of his or her company is, “What can I do to get promoted?”<p>The thinking behind the question is …

How to Say No Gracefully

Saying no to a senior leader or customer seems almost unthinkable, even laughable, for many people. However, when saying yes is going to compromise …

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Want to Fail? Do These 3 Things | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Over the past two years, I’ve embarked on a journey to live every single day as if it’s a vacation. As you can imagine, the society in which we find …

3 Simple Strategies for Clearing Your Mind | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

After coming home from a long day at work, your mind tends to be overloaded. Tasks at work, chores at home, and goals you’ve been neglecting are …

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing

Want your words to wow? Take this basic advice to write more effective emails, memos, and other professional materials.<p>I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of …

The 8 Ways To Start Every Day Like A Winner

GET THE BOOK BY<br>ERIN FALCONER!<p>Erin shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Traditional productivity …

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