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Tony Robbins, The CEO Whisperer

“I own you!” Six thousand people—sales executives, marketing pros, software developers, me—are shouting those same three, potent words at a colleague …

Why You Can Talk Pay with Coworkers (and Other Office Falsehoods)

Many companies will say you can't discuss salary with coworkers, ask you to sign documents they promise they'll "never enforce," or will tell you you …

Why You Lead Determines How Well You Lead

One of the most telling questions you can ask someone in any kind of leadership role is what motivates them to be a better leader. Some will say it’s to enhance their personal effectiveness, or that leading is an expected part of their professional development. Others may say that they lead because …

The Benefits of Bargaining with Your Customers

If you are selling something, you must often wonder how to determine your buyers’ willingness to pay (WTP), especially when you have many different kinds of customers. The more accurate your estimate, the more likely you are to sell or the less money you’ll leave on the table for the customer.<p>My …

How to Give Your Team Feedback

Business books, magazines, and blogs are chock full of advice about how to give feedback to individuals, but how do you do the same for your entire team? What type of constructive criticism is appropriate in a group setting? How much is too much? And how should your colleagues help?<p><b>What the Experts</b> …

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have.<p>The problem is that, while authority can …

Car Salesman Confidential: Necessary Pressure

Applying Pressure - The Right Kind - Is a Salesman’s Job<p>In the dealership where I work, all the sales offices are side by side just off the showroom floor. They’re divided by glass walls, so I can see pretty much anything that goes on in the offices next to mine.<p>One day my buddy Tom had a customer …

How to buy auto parts without getting screwed

Be a smarter parts shopper.<p>Car owners who call dealerships are often shocked when they learn the cost of replacement parts.<p>A trim piece that costs maybe $5 to make could carry a 5000% premium at the retail counter. Some parts are priced to the moon simply because many consumers don't know any …

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track

There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on. As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>The good news is …

Using external drives to save space on your Mac? Format them first.

If you purchase an external drive for your Mac, you might be doing so to free up space on your boot drive, or to provide a central and unrestricted area for all user accounts to access. While this is a common and often recommended practice, if you simply purchase an external drive, plug it in, and …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Meditation

All the Gold on Earth Comes From Massive Space Explosions

Previously, astronomers had been under the impression that the heavy elements—gold, platinum, lead, uranium, etc.—came from supernova explosions. But …

Neutron Stars

The Best Search Engine You're Probably Not Using

Do you like privacy? Do you shun surveillance and eschew spam? Do you like simplicity? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you'll love …

Work Smarter with LinkedIn

Publication Date: <b>June 25, 2013</b><p>If you think LinkedIn is just for job hunting, you're missing out on the many ways you can take advantage of this social network to build the professional relationships you need to advance in your career. LinkedIn can help you initiate, strengthen, and use the very …

"A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Sailor"

Whether everyone's on your case, you aren't feeling motivated, or you just feel like you suck at something, we all feel a little discouraged from …

How to Get Your Luggage Back When the Airline Loses It

You've just arrived in Orlando for a holiday with the in-laws, and your bags are on vacation as well—in South Dakota. Here's how to get your worldly …

Luggage

Drink Beer for Big Ideas, Coffee to Get Them Done

I didn’t know what I was going to write about today. When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few …

Alcohol

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FORTUNE–The oil titan — and first U.S. billionaire — John D. Rockefeller was once reportedly asked how much money would be enough. “Just a little bit more,” are the words famously attributed to him. Though it’s nearly impossible to ascertain whether Rockefeller actually spoke those words, it …