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Motivating employees and helping them do the best job possible takes time and experience. But as a business owner, there is nothing more rewarding than helping other people -- as well as yourself -- work to their fullest potential. The keys to being a good motivator are: clear communication, …Employment
Although intelligence means something different to everyone, psychologists and scientists have tried to pin it down to just our IQ, as if a number …Intelligence
This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider. Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest …Employment
We do our best work, when we love what we do. As the owner of a online marketing and publicity firm that helps authors promote their books and brands, I've had a lifelong love affair with books. Helping authors share their message is my passion. Reading just one book (okay, even just one powerful …Productivity
In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know how to control. So …Leadership
According to science, success is based on randomness more than anything else.
Think about it.
The best products aren’t the ones that sell the most. The …Success
"Loop" is a twist on billiards that requires a cue ball, three colored balls, and an elliptical table with one uncharitably small pocket.The post …Styrofoam
You know them. By name. By reputation. They are the living legends, the household names, the superstars. They are the entrepreneurs who have succeeded against all odds and beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. How did they make it? What catapulted them to the pinnacle of success?
Was it some genetic …Entrepreneurship
If the only prayer you ever said was “Thank You,” that would be enough.Most of us have incredible family members, friends, and other loved ones who …
How to Prevent Your Top People Leaving You.
Are you spending this Thanksgiving week being thankful for your team, or perhaps you are thinking that one of your critical people will quit?
When you lose a member of your team it typical costs 150 percent of an employee's salary to replace them, when you …Air New Zealand
There's one resource even more precious than time. Here's how to get more of it.
How much do you think about time management? If you're like most busy professionals, the answer is, quite a lot. You're always trying to squeeze the most productivity you can out of every minute you spend at work. You …Time Management
America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.
Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.
From the East …North America Travel
I am job-hunting, and I’m still feeling bruised from my last job where I had a terrible relationship with my manager, Bryce. I was hired into the company by Nancy, who was a terrific manager and a mentor to me and the rest of our team.
Nancy left the company when they moved our facility …Leadership
As we grow, we naturally become more in tune with the things and people that facilitate a safe, comfortable and empowered environment. Our experiences and interactions with people and situations give us the ability to further surround ourselves with positive influences and to also avoid potentially …Emotions
After an unfulfilling internship with a U.S. Congresswoman, my career in politics was over as fast as it started.
The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. …Leadership
You and I make financial decisions every day. Tough ones.
But most of us don't think logically about how we spend our money. Until the credit card statement comes of course. Then, we panic.
It's no surprise then -- that money remains the biggest source of stress for most people.
What could be more …Money
The image of a charismatic CEO is romanticized, but new research proves a good leader has to earn their authority.
We often debate whether leadership is a trait you have to be born with, or if it requires real-world experience to achieve. Researchers from Stanford and Erasmus University approached …Leadership
Tiny changes to how you use your tech can save you a ton of time and hassle.
Sometimes in life it's the little things. The perfect accessory can transform an outfit, a few kind words can brighten a whole day, and knowing just the right tool or technique to get something done can turn a dread job …Queen
Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian, who doesn't exactly struggle to afford a plane ticket, can now probably fly free, in first class, with his whole family, anywhere in the world, for the rest of his life.
All because he bought a painting.
Liu was the winning bidder for Amedeo Modigliani's "Reclining …American Express
Leading a team who have been sitting in boardrooms since you were in kindergarten can be a challenge.
With millennials making their way through the leadership ranks, a growing number find themselves in the predicament of managing employees who have been in the field since they were in …Millennials
So, Billboard decided to release an abomination of a “Top 10 Greatest Rappers” list a few days ago. Not only were there some shocking entries, but it …
A tech executive explains how he achieved that lofty goal himself, albeit a few years beyond 30.
This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at entrepreneur.com.
When, at age 24, I told my boss (somewhat tongue in cheek) that I wanted to become a CEO, he …Leadership
Influential people propel themselves and everyone around them toward bigger and better things. Here's how you can increase your influence.
Influential people have a profound impact on everyone they encounter. Yet they achieve this only because they exert so much influence inside, on themselves.
We …Emerging Technology
Laurie Pickard publicly chronicled her pursuit of a business education entirely out of free or low-cost online courses. Her gamble is paying off.
(Poets&Quants) — Laurie Pickard’s gamble to earn an MBA entirely out of MOOCs is paying off—and not just because she saved six figures by forgoing a …Education
You have heard the saying “First impressions are lasting; you never get a second chance to create a good first impression.”The same is true when …Alexander the Great
Distraction is always the enemy. Here's one simple technique to maintain focus on what's really important.
So, if we are going to talk about productivity we need to get one thing straight from the outset; busy does not equate to productive.
Try this experiment; go around for a day and ask …Steve Jobs