Why to encourage others to be brilliant

It is a beautiful thing to create, to produce, to go out there in the world and make a contribution. But it is just as important that we teach others to create and produce, that we encourage them…

9 simple daily habits to ignite your passion

It turns out passion is not as elusive as we think.

8 traits of successful entrepreneurs: Do you have what it takes?

Starting a business is a lot of work. Anyone who tells you it’s not is either lying or has never actually started one themselves.

How the brain creates the ‘buzz’ that helps ideas spread

How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted?

The secret to being incredibly creative

To truly tap into your creative nature, you only have to realize one thing…

Red? Blue? Yellow? How logo color affects feelings about your brand

A researcher has found that the specific colors used in a company’s logo have a significant impact on how that logo, and the brand as a whole, is viewed by consumers.

How to stop being a workaholic

A reader recently asked, “How can an achievement-motivated workaholic learn to back off, relax, de-stress, and feel good about doing it? I am too driven!”

Why willpower alone is not enough to motivate you

Unconscious motivation plays a substantial role in how we respond to challenges. Find out how much.

Personal branding: Be aware of your pigeonhole, because it’s hard to switch

Many people aren’t aware that when they begin to make a name for themselves, they are creating a brand… and what’s more, that brand becomes hard to change once it’s become established in people’s minds.

5 tips to be an indispensable freelancer (and earn more money)

For many freelancers, success and more income come from nurturing and deepening relationships they already have. Here are some ways you can do this.

Let it go… but not in the boardroom

Study by USC Marshall School of Business and USC faculty illuminates how facial expressions affect cooperation While Disney’s Frozen Academy...

11 ways to connect with the people who make failure impossible

The people around you dictate your success. They can also forecast our failure.

Career tools: Learning the art of self-promotion

Tips and tools for professional development include making your aptitudes and accomplishments more visible.

It’s the hard stuff that usually matters most

Some lessons that apply equally to getting buff and to building your business

Too many chefs: Smaller groups make more accurate decisions

The trope that the likelihood of an accurate group decision increases with the abundance of brains involved might not hold up when a collective faces a variety of factors — as often happens in life and nature.

How to reclaim your focus

Our attention is often pulled in too many directions, leaving us feeling overloaded, distracted, chaotic, spread thinly, without focus. So what can you do?

Success isn’t a competition: How boosting others can help you in the long run

How does someone else’s success mean anything bad for you?

Why to give back by contributing to your field

Contributors get noticed and attract new friends and opportunities easily, and contributing is much easier than you might assume

Does success really make people happy?

Happy individuals are predisposed to seek out and undertake new goals in life and this reinforces positive emotions, say researchers who examined the connections between desirable characteristics, life successes and well-being of over 275,000 people.

Business is a social game

If you want to be an effective entrepreneur, you should have at least 10 good friends who are already successful entrepreneurs. Few entrepreneurs succeed in isolation, because, business is a social game.