The 7 Attributes of Intuitive Business Leaders

The ability to be creative, think on the fly and make key business decisions with little time amidst the tsunami of external information is vital. Intuition is the natural intelligence that allows us to see ahead of the curve, to generate innovative ideas, to communicate powerfully and to do so without having to study spreadsheets or gather piles of data. It is the skill we all possess that has the ability to guide us to greater business success, greater career satisfaction and more sustainable levels of innovation and service.

15 Tips On How Successful People Think

The world's most successful people have one thing in common: they think differently from everyone else. This is how John C. Maxwell introduces his New York Times bestseller, How Successful People Think (he's also written a ton of leadership books, which have sold around 19 million copies worldwide). Here are the best takeaways.

Why Would a Successful Entrepreneur Hire a Coach?

If you’re already successful, why would you want to hire a coach? Good coaches can help you see what you’re missing and identify your blind spots.

Coaches have great BS detectors that can help us learn where and how we’re lying to ourselves. They're trained to help people grow. While most successful people work hard, had some luck and are “self-made,” all of us hit plateaus and have blind spots. Many of us have entire areas of potential that we’ve never explored or pursued. A good coach can recognize and help you address that.

The 8 Qualities You Need to Look for in a Business Coach

Every entrepreneur needs a coach, because the fastest way to learn any business is to study someone who has been successful at it. This person has already paid the price of experience. You must absorb all of the information that you can out of him or her! Over the years, I’ve met many people who desperately want to be successful but who are ultimately unwilling to invest in themselves. They think, "I can teach myself. I can learn this on my own." I’m always dumbfounded by this attitude. If I can avoid making a few mistakes, I’m going to.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

If you’re like me, I was taught that the way to make money was to get a job. I was programmed to be an employee. The problem was that I am not good at being an employee!

At my first job right out of college, my boss fired me after nine months. Others in the company saw my potential, and they hired me back. This time it took only six months before I was fired again. It wasn’t for lack of ambition or brains. I just had a very hard time being told what to do and following so many rules. Yes, my parents raised an independently-spirited child.

Be Your Own Role Model: 21 Ways To Earn Your Own Respect

If you want to be looked up to, trusted, admired and turned to by others in work and in life — you first have to admire yourself. Here are 21 small, actionable ways to build up your own confidence.

5 Early Warning Signs You’re With a Narcissist

How do we protect ourselves from narcissists if they’re so adept at slipping into our lives unnoticed? I shared some of my answers to that question in our conversation, and I encourage you to watch it. But there were a few I didn’t get to, and others I didn’t have the chance to describe in depth, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to revisit the topic here. Tread carefully if you catch a glimpse of any of these subtler signs:

4 Signs That Someone Is Probably Insecure

You’re with someone you’ve just met, and within seconds you feel that there’s something wrong with you. Up until meeting this person, you were having a pretty good day, but now you’re starting to question everything from the way you look to the accomplishments you’ve racked up over your life so far. Let’s say the person is the mother of one of your children’s playmates. Not only does she seem perfectly outfitted, but in simply introducing herself, she’s made it clear that she’s got an important job and a perfect family life, and that she associates with all the right people.