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The Winning Strategy Top Companies Use to Thrive (Hint: It's So Simple It Fits on a Single Page)

Today's unpredictable environment wants to rock your world. Here's how to turn the tables and thrive.<p>It's undeniable. Dramatic, persistent change is sweeping virtually every sector, challenging leadership as never before.<p>As one noteworthy point of proof came in a 2017 PwC survey of 1,370 leaders …

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.<p>Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you …

Leadership

Negotiation and Leadership: Dealing with Difficult People and Problems BR

<i>Negotiation and Leadership</i>Dealing With Difficult People and ProblemsSpring sessions: <br>April 16–18 | May 14–16 | June 18–20 2018Fall sessions: …

Get an MBA If You Want to Get Ahead in Business. Skip It If You Want Your Business to Get Ahead.

MBA programs do provide a useful toolkit, but they are better suited for established businesses than rapid-growth startups.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With a plentitude of resources at our fingertips, there has never been a better time to build a business. Sites …

CDC: Throw Your Romaine Lettuce in the Trash Right Now

On this most blessed of days, the Centers for Disease and Prevention is telling everyone to stay the hell away from a different sort of green, one …

The 5 Best Stories I Read This Week: Jess Eggert, Flipboard

<i>We at Flipboard are on a mission to inform and inspire the world. In light of that, we read a lot. In this ongoing series, our team shares the best things they’ve read recently—whether it made them smarter, challenged their perspective or just made them laugh when they really needed it—and explains</i> …

Research: When Being a Humble Leader Backfires

There is a paradox when it comes to what we expect in leaders. On the one hand, we believe that effective leaders display humility — they bring out the best in others, are open to admitting their shortcomings and mistakes, and give appreciation and credit to their followers. Recent public scandals …

How to get promoted to a leadership role: 4 key skill sets to master

Looking to move from leading yourself to leading a team or organization? Here are the skills you need to move up the career ladder.<p>Most professionals …

25 Quotes About Mindfulness That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

For most of us, multitasking has become a way of life. We are expected to do it all, know it all, and always be 10 steps ahead. But are we actually doing ourselves a disservice by constantly running on autopilot? What are we missing out on? The concept of mindfulness focuses on bringing your full …

Mindfulness

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

5 Investing Rules You Should Know by Heart

Waiting a decade to invest could mean you'll need to save $112,800 more to end up with the same nest egg.<p>Investing is key to financial success. If …

13 books you should read before you get married

Getting married is a major milestone. It means making (hopefully) permanent room in your heart for someone else and committing to loving, supporting, nurturing, and defending your partner through thick and thin for the rest of your life.<p>It's no easy feat. Fortunately, authors and experts have …

Books

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Ten Leadership Lies 90% Of Managers Believe

I started my first full-time, non-temp job when I was 19. I was promoted to supervisor of my department when I was 20. The bar was not very high.<p>One of the other supervisors told me, “Don’t be too friendly with your employees.”<p>“Why not?” I asked. “We’re friends already. They’re still my coworkers. …

Leadership

This Study of 300,000 Leaders Revealed the Top 10 Traits for Success

According to leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, these are the skills that leaders need to succeed.<p>Leadership was once called by historian James MacGregor Burns "one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth." Given the results of some recent …

Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize

<b>Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize</b> will help give you the tools to transform your situation with ideas to propel you to greater heights. …

Fast-rising CEOs Have These 4 Things in Common

New research lays out their path to the top.<p>What makes a great CEO?<p>Charisma? Drive? The perfect blend of ivy league degrees, boatloads of experience, …

Leadership

Why everyone’s obsessing over Icelandic beauty

If you had to pick a country that epitomizes the word “beauty,” Iceland’s got to be up there. It’s full of rolling green hills, volcanos, hot …

Why acting like a lion will help you win at work — and why no one should want to be a goat

<b>The context</b>: When tourists travel halfway around the world to go on safari, what do they want to see? Which animal is at the top of their list? …

General Electric

Scientists Analysed The Secret to Becoming Rich, And Talent Is Not Part of It

Well, damn.<p>If you're wondering why your peers seem to be prospering way more than you are, it might not be because they're better at their jobs: it's …

Quantum Physics

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the clutter to find the strategies and tips that …

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Why most people won’t ever achieve greatness

Anyone can achieve greatness. Anyone.<p>Greatness is relative, yes. The results might look different; for some, simply quitting an addiction means …

Motivation

6 Gmail tips, tricks, and hacks to help you master your email

Have you ever accidentally sent a damning email to someone that you <i>intended</i> to save for the rest of time as a draft? Or made a friend audibly gasp at …

Productivity

Here's What Introverts Find So Annoying About What Extroverts Think | Inc.com

Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning these people are at their best in quieter environments compared with the extroverts who do well with a lot of stimulation. And if you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the …

Psychology

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

For Hayley Webster, shyness was a way of hiding herself in life. But finally she decided she didn’t want shyness to hold her back any longer…<p>I wasn’t always shy. Snapshots of complete confidence: a choir concert, my mum and dad singing, and in the audience, toddler me. I climbed on to the stage …

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