TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP The world is brimming with leadership tips and techniques for you to consider. Some days, it seems like everyone who has spent more than a week in a professional setting has proclaimed themselves experts on leadership. In other words, there's plenty of information out there. The issue is figuring out how much of it is worth considering. The leadership tips really share a handful of characteristics. If you encounter guidance that measures up to these standards, it's definitely worth taking the tips seriously. Examine the root word "Lead" carefully. L: Learning all the information possible from great books, live seminars, cd recordings and personal interaction wit

5 Lessons for Families from Small Businesses

If Your Household Were a Business, Would it Succeed? 5 Lessons for Families from Small Businesses Kathryn Tuggle Follow Apr 13, 2015 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Wouldn't it be nice if your household ran more like a successful business? If everyone knew their role, budgeted accordingly and prioritized time management and long-term goals, your life would probably be a lot easier. Here's a look at the five best lessons households can take away from successful small businesses. 1. Treat everyone with respect If your child comes home from school after a bad day, put yourself in their shoes, says Jeremy Hallett, the CEO of Quotacy. "For me, respect begins with empathy," he says. "When we p

7 Habits of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness

First, the definition: "The ability to work hard and respond resiliently to failure and adversity; the inner quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals." Now the word: Grit. The definition of grit almost perfectly describes qualities every successful person possesses, because mental toughness builds the foundations for long-term success. For example, successful people are great at delaying gratification. Successful people are great at withstanding temptation. Successful people are great at overcoming fear in order to do what they need to do. (Of course, that doesn't mean they aren't scared--that does mean they're brave. Big difference.) Succ

Does Your Myers Briggs Type Predict How Far You’ll Climb? INTRODUCTION Since the 1960’s, when Isabel Briggs Myers introduced her MBTI®1 personality type assessment, career advisors have been interested in using personality type to coach their clients to success. Much research has been done to examine career trends among types; studies have looked at the prevalence of the 16 types in a wide range of occupations and found marked differences in the careers that people of different personality types choose for themselves.2 Career advisors now have a broad body of information to guide clients in selecting satisfying careers. However, research into more general career ou

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