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10 Habits of Super Likeable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

Emotional Intelligence

This Is The Cold Email I Used to Connect With C-Level Execs at 22 of the World's Biggest Companies

With little more than a subject line and a body, I was able to establish rapport, build a client base and generate revenue for my company.<p>Sending a cold email can make you feel like a scientist searching for alien life -- once it shoots out into the ether, the chances of ever hearing a response are …

Marketing

12 habits of genuine people

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested …

Emotional Intelligence

Overthinking Will Destroy Your Happiness: 3 Tips to Keep Your Sanity

There are a lot of positive things about being analytical. Being analytical allows you to make better decisions, develop a deeper understanding of …

Self-improvement

7 Breakthrough Steps to Shed Negative Habits

You want to stop procrastinating, running solely on adrenaline and getting defensive about criticism. You know these things hold you back. You don’t …

Smart Job Seekers Break These Ten Resume-Writing Rules

Everything around us changes so fast we can keep hardly keep up with the day’s news — but the traditional resume format lives on!<p>We can acknowledge the truth. The traditional, stilted, corporate-speak resume format has had its moment.<p>It is hopelessly anachronistic now. If your resume looks and …

Employment

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much value to others. The million-dollar ideas inside your head …

Public Speaking

Today in Gear: May 19, 2017

Good morning. The first images of the iPhone 8 have been leaked. According to BGR, the iPhone 8 will ditch the home button and instead integrate …

Shopping

This '90-Year-Old' Woman Broke The Internet When She Revealed Her Secrets to Living a Fulfilling Life

Could 9 decades of wisdom really all boil down to these intelligent and heartfelt points?<p>If you were 90 years old, what would you tell your younger self? You'd certainly have some inspiring lessons and secrets to life, especially with 9 decades of accumulated wisdom, right? Well, 45 of these life …

Happiness

How to Use the Negotiation Tactic That Landed This NFL Player $114 Million

Here's how Von Miller became the richest defensive player in NFL history.<p>As NFL linebacker Von Miller and his agent demonstrated last year, taking big risks in a negotiation can sometimes go a long way.<p>Miller had a huge 2015-2016 season, and his performance in the Super Bowl earned him the game's …

John Elway

Tony Robbins Says This One Trait Shared by Gates, Jobs, And Branson Is What It Takes To Succeed

Understanding the key to success is just the start of understanding what motivates you and those around you.<p>There is no one road to success. Each person's path is different based on his or her individual context and circumstances. Trying to reduce success to a singular formula is something we do to …

Success

4 Reasons People Procrastinate and a Cure for Each One

With the ever-increasing barrage of distractions, the percentage of people suffering from serious procrastination issues is on the rise.<p>Almost everyone procrastinates from time to time, but <i>Psychology Today</i> has stated that an alarming 20 percent of people are <i>chronic</i> procrastinators. Worse, with the …

Procrastination

The Best Advice I Ever Got About Firing Bad Employees

Even if you know you need to fire someone, it's still hard to do. Here's the best advice I've received to help you stop delaying what needs to happen and just get it done.<p>For most leaders, firing people is by far the least enjoyable part of the job. Even if you know it needs to be done, if you've …

Employment

The best leaders take calculated risks, learning from failure as they go

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Vogue’s Anna Wintour and even Sylvester Stallone can teach leaders valuable lessons about risk, failure and business success.<p>We often (and naively) associate great business leaders with perfection when, actually, success comes from making mistakes and learning along the way. …

Leadership

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Tony Robbins Says Do This One Simple Thing

Drawing on the work of a Stanford psychologist, he says changing the way you talk to them can shape their lives for the better.<p>Parents want their kids to be successful. So when I saw that Tony Robbins was giving child-raising advice, I paid attention.<p>Robbins is one of the most successful …

Success

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah all use the 5-hour rule

In the article "Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong," the researchers behind the 10,000-hour rule set the record straight: different fields require …

Success

14 Tips to Help You Build More Confidence

We’re all victims of occasional bouts of self-doubt, even the most successful, charismatic, confident among us have their moments of insecurity. …

Bill Gates has career advice for new grads: ‘This is an amazing time to be alive’

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and the Gates Foundation, doesn’t need a commencement speech to give new graduates good advice about planning …

Success

Escape into the glass rivers and lakes of these beautiful wood tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg …

Furniture

Five Ways To Answer The Question 'What Are You Earning Now?'

At some point in your job search a recruiter or hiring manager is going to ask you “What are you earning now?”<p>You have to be ready for the question.<p>Your current salary is none of the recruiter or the hiring manager’s business, but it wouldn’t be polite of you to say “That’s none of your …

Employment

Apple just gave away all the iPhone camera’s secrets

Just because you know how to press your iPhone's camera shutter and record button and snap the perf selfie doesn't mean you're getting the most out of the incredibly capable camera.<p>To help iPhone users take better (maybe even "Shot on iPhone" worthy) photos, Apple's launched a new website with a …

iPhoneography

Charisma is a skill, not a gift — a Stanford psychologist shares 6 ways to build it

We think charisma is a gift, a special charm that some people have and others don't.<p>In researching my book "The Happiness Track," however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.<p>What presence has to do with it<p>If you meet someone at a cocktail party whose …

Body Language

This $22 under-bed LED lighting system is our new favorite thing in the world

Remember when we first introduced you to LED backlighting for your TV? Remember how it blew your mind and completely changed your TV viewing …

Home Automation

14 Luxury Swimming Pools You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Dive right in.<p>Posted on May 09, 2017, 18:16 GMT<p>1. This glass-tile Stradivarius in Bedford, NY that's begging for a raucous New York Philharmonic summer party.<p>The violin's bow is actually two koi ponds — that you can see while underwater because of two thick acrylic panels. You can check out process …

Luxury

8 Business Books Entrepreneurs Must Read to Dominate Their Industry

Whether you're a rising executive or someone just starting out, these great books can help you reach your goal.<p>Every time you pick up a book -- or download one to a device -- opportunity knocks at your door. A good book represents a chance to expose yourself to groundbreaking, thought-provoking …

Entrepreneurship

When My Employees Ask Me for a Raise, I Always Tell Them This

Your fail-proof plan for your next promotion.<p>Startups often house a recognizable cast of characters.<p>In my current version, I play the part of the seasoned veteran. Even though, and don't tell my people this, I don't really have it figured out either.<p>I'm the CEO. And, like many startups do, we carry …

Leadership

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. workforce is "not engaged" or "actively …

Leadership

The Answer to More Work-Life Balance Is Not More Time. It's This.

The key isn't how we divide our time between work and play.<p>If you're close to burnout, you're probably worried about how to achieve a better work-life balance. Although that impulse is understandable, I've seen firsthand that working less and relaxing more isn't the key to happiness that we think …

Time Management

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

Spirituality

How Smart People Work Less And Get More Done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than they do.<p>A new study from Stanford shows that they are on to something.<p>The study found that productivity per hour declines …

Productivity