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Are Some People Born to Be Entrepreneurs?

Study shows certain childhood behaviors common among entrepreneurs

Whether you call yourself an entrepreneur, a freelancer, an independent professional or a gig worker, your behavior or experience as a child may have foreshadowed your career direction.That’s according to new research by FreshBooks, a leading provider of small business invoicing software, ...

by Matthew Baker  | September 24, 2018 02:00:00
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7 Tips for Handling Hostility Wisely

Learn how to effectively respond to mean behavior

It's amazing how poorly people can behave, especially when it comes to money. Passions run high and manifest through their speech. You would think when something is so important that people would behave wisely, but the opposite tends to be true. Money ...

by Michael Mamas  | January 06, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

4 millennial stereotypes: Fact, fiction, or scapegoat?

It’s time to have a verdict.

The Internet is inundated with fluff articles about the culture, attitude, and behavior of millennials. This, in turn, adds to millennial stereotypes: a generation lacking focus, passion, and substance. Entitled and focused entirely on themselves (and their smartphones) without having actually worked ...

by Alp Mimaroglu  | April 17, 2016 09:00:00
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Are you a ‘highly-sensitive’ person?

Find out if you are with these key characteristics.

Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15-20% of people who qualify as “highly sensitive.” Psychologist Elain Aron has studied this phenomenon extensively, and using MRI scans of highly sensitive people’s brains, she’s found that ...

by Travis Bradberry  | April 04, 2016 07:00:00
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What women want from the workplace: An end to sexism

Going an extra mile to make your co-workers feel comfortable is a huge step to ending sexism.

Comedian Demetri Martin does a comedy bit about how, if you want to sound like a creep, you should just add “. . . ladies” to the end of everything you say: “Thanks for coming to the show . . . ladies.” “Help, I’ve fallen into a well ...

by Cord Himelstein  | April 01, 2016 09:00:00
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Do you feel guilty when your boss asks you to do something wrong?

Study says you aren't, probably the reason why corruption is prevalent at work.

In the early 1960s, Stanley Milgram published one of the most famous (and depressing) experiments of the 20th century. In it, he found that the vast majority of participants were willing to inflict physical pain, via electric shock, on strangers when instructed ...

by Laura Entis  | April 01, 2016 05:00:00
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Shaming wrongdoers makes you appear more trustworthy

'Sometimes punishing wrongdoers is the best way to show you care,' a study states.

If you have ever gone out with a group of co-workers to air your grievances after a day dealing with the boss from hell, it is certainly cathartic, but it can also show your colleagues that they can trust you—even if you ...

by Nina Zipkin  | March 31, 2016 01:00:00
News and Events

How wanting 'likes' on social media is killing our actual joy (Infographic)

New study shows being liked on social media has become more important than being liked in reality.

A new study has found that, for many, being “liked” on social media is more important than being liked in reality, which can lead to odd behavior and an inability to enjoy life in the moment.The online survey of more than 1,600 participants concluded ...

by Geoff Weiss  | March 30, 2016 11:00:00
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18 signs that you are emotionally intelligent

EQ is a critical factor that sets star performers from the rest.

Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence (EQ) as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ...

by Travis Bradberry  | January 29, 2016 08:00:00
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12 ways to spot a potentially violent person in the workplace

Here's a psychological profile of people who could possibly be violent in the workplace.

How many times have you read about a workplace shooting, and the employees said something like, “I’m not surprised he did this,” or, “He always gave me the creeps, but I never thought he’d actually kill anybody”?Related: 7 steps to keep employees safe ...

by Robert Siciliano  | September 01, 2015 07:00:00
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10 things the best of the best do differently

Strive to be a better version of yourself each day by adopting these habits.

Something that has always fascinated me over the years is what are some of the things that the best of the best do differently than everyone else.While there are many different qualities and habits that the best possess, here are 10 of some of the ...

by Matt Mayberry  | June 23, 2015 08:00:00
Startup Tips

10 behaviors you never see in successful people

If you want to succeed as an entrepreneur (or in life in general), you should avoid these 10 unlikely behaviors.

When you spend decades working with executives and business leaders, you really can't help but observe what works and doesn't work over the long haul. It's not intrinsic characteristics or personal habits that determine whether you're successful or not. It's your behavior.By ...

by Steve Tobak  | February 24, 2015 10:30:00

Top 5 social media marketing tips for your business

Marketing expert Jerick Baluyot shared some of his techniques on how to effectively advertise your business online by utilizing social media websites.

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | September 09, 2014 08:44:00