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7 Core Beliefs of Great Bosses

7 Core Beliefs of Great Bosses

A great boss has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you. Great bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too. They dream big and show us all the great things we can accomplish. Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have…

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9 Things Ultra Productive People Do Every Day

9 Things Ultra Productive People Do Every Day

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. These 9 hacks will increase your productivity today. When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail. “Time is really the only capital that any human being has,…

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Why Smart People Don’t Multitask

Why Smart People Don’t Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It’s also really bad for you. You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t just harming your performance in the moment; you may very well be damaging an area of your brain that’s critical to your future success at work.

7 Challenges That Will Make You More Successful

7 Challenges That Will Make You More Successful

Maintaining the success mindset isn’t easy. It’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome. Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by the ability to let go of the negativity that holds so many otherwise sensible people back.

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use In Conversation

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use In Conversation

Emotionally intelligent people know these phrases are off limits in casual conversation because people take them the wrong way. We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth. Verbal slip-ups often occur because we say things without knowledge of the subtle implications they carry. Understanding these implications requires social awareness — the ability to…

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10 Habits of Unlikeable People

10 Habits of Unlikeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural traits that belong only to a lucky few. Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good looking, the fiercely social and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ).

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things. It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot. When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost focus on what really matters. But focusing on life’s fundamental truths can be difficult, especially when they remind you that you’re heading…

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How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

How you work is far more important than how much you work. 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.

12 Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders

12 Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders

A great leader has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you. One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down because of a weak economy?” To which Dilbert’s boss replies, “These meetings will go faster if you stop putting things in context.”

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos. Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife and worst of all stress.