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Most people don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.

According to authors and historians, strategic planning has roots in the military. It's understood that you cannot invade or protect a country without proper planning to the umpteenth degree. Picture generals poring ove...

May 26, 2020

This infographic shows that being good at math or languages are not the only two ways to be smart.

That is what school beat into us by putting certain types of intelligence on a pedestal and ignoring other types. If you are not good at math or language, you might still...

It’s easy to buy a new course, invest in a new piece of software or hire a VA. But for most entrepreneurs, it’s not so easy to eat the right things, move our bodies once a day or practice delegation so we don’t over fill our work plate.

Fern White BDS, a dental surgeon,...

The 10th Commandment Of Highly Effective Leadership: Live A Balanced And Fulfilling Life


According to a surveyby Korn Ferry, two-thirds of nearly 2,000 professionals surveyed said their stress levels at work are higher than they were five years ago. S...

Jacob M. Engel

Author and CEO of The Prosperous Leader. I help CEOs and their organizations prosper.

My mentor, Roy Cammarano, wrote a very insightful book called Entrepreneurial Transitions: From Entrepreneurial Genius to Visionary Leader. When I first read his book, it...

Category: Personality At Work

You prefer to have some independent time to process information, while your colleague would rather jump right in and spitball some ideas on the spot. 

Your boss’ desk is so organized that it looks like it belongs in an office supply catalog,...


Professor Carol Dweck is known for her many years of research on what she calls a mindset versus a fixed mindset.

In fact, in his latest book, Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadell...

February 21, 2020

Jacob M. Engel

Author and CEO of The Prosperous Leader. I help CEOs and their organizations prosper.

One of my first lessons in negotiation happened when our company was informed by our local branch manager that they had decided to exit the banking business, and we would...

February 4, 2020

In his best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey states that most effective communicators are great listeners.

Often, we listen with the intent to reply, when we should really listen with the intent to understand.

The most effective listen...

January 20, 2020

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effect...

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