10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like the Plague By Lolly

Just like toxins in your air, water, or food, toxins in the people around you can cause serious harm--but they don't come with a warning label. Here's a rundown of what to look out for so you can keep yourself safe. Toxic people are everywhere, and most of us know at least one or two. We may live with them, work with them, lead them, or know them socially. And if you've ever spent time with truly toxic people, you already know how destructive and exhausting they can be. ...
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25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you have what it takes to get through hard times? Here are the traits that help home-based business owners thrive.   Regardless of your definition of success, there are, oddly enough, a great number of common characteristics that are shared by successful business people. You can place a check beside each characteristic that you feel that you possess. This way, you can see how you stack up. Even if you don't have all of these characteristics, don't fret. Most can be learned with pra...
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Rewire Your Brain and Become a Better Leader By Geoffrey James

The latest neuroscience research explains exactly how to inspire people to follow where you lead.   Almost theories of leadership boil down to a single question: "How can I get people to willingly follow me?" The question is almost always answered: "Use this combination of carrots and sticks." But what if that basic reward/threat formula is wrong? What if the motivation to follow a leader comes from someplace else entirely? Well, it turns out that Neuroscience proves the core of is...
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5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Monday Morning By Laura Garnett

Making a habit of pausing and checking in on your performance every Monday can be an invaluable tool that will help you improve your work experience.   We live in a society that dreads Mondays. For those in dead-end jobs and feeling a complete lack of engagement, well, Monday mornings can be a sad reminder that you aren't maximizing your potential at work. Fortunately, as an entrepreneur, you chose to do something different--therefore you have more freedom when it comes to creating th...
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9 Essential Habits of Remarkably Effective People By Jeff Haden

You don't have to be born able to execute at a high level. Here's how you can develop that vital skill. There's a huge biggest difference between being efficient and being effective. Efficient people are well organized and competent. They check things off their to-do list. They complete projects. They get stuff done. Effective people do all that ... but they check the right things off their to-do list. They complete the right projects. They get the right stuff done. They execute and ...
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The Real Reason Most Entrepreneurs Succeed by jeff hayden

On a beautiful summer evening, treading water about 500 yards from shore as the sun sank toward the horizon, I realized I was going to drown. It started innocently enough. I was drafted onto a cornhole team without realizing the losers had agreed to swim out to a red crab pot float and back. Of all the people who can actually swim, I am probably the worst swimmer in the world. Throw me in the deep end and I can swim to the side. Throw me in the deep end and I can tread water for a few minu...
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