7 Ways to Thank People in Your Network

Expressing gratitude to others takes a certain kind of noticing. And getting from an intellectual agreement about the merits of gratitude to daily practice is no easy feat. Andy Mills, former chairman on Thomson Financial, and a mentor of mine, keeps a “gift notebook” in which he writes down little observations or things he hears from the people closest to him.… Continue reading

Why Attitude Is More Important Than Intelligence

Image credit: Shutterstock   When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude). Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, and her latest study shows… Continue reading

8 Toxic Types of People You Should Keep Out of Your Life

Toxic individuals are completely exhausting to be around and they can have a negative impact on your forward momentum. Entrepreneurs need to remain laser focused — the distractions and stress that toxic people bring into your life act as unnecessary obstacles, so it is best to avoid them. You probably know a few toxic people — they might work for… Continue reading

Success Is Its Own Worst Enemy

If you’re not familiar with the Peter Principle, you must be new to the working world. It’s a brilliant management concept with far-reaching implications, not to mention a hilariously clever bestselling book by the same name. The idea, developed by Laurence J. Peter back in the hippie era, is that everyone in an organizational hierarchy inevitably reaches their level of… Continue reading

15 Business Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

The biggest problem founders and small business owners have is that they’re experts in their field and novices in what it really takes to effectively run a business. That’s what usually trips them up, sooner or later. Don’t let that happen to you. Admit that you don’t know what you don’t know about business, starting with these 15 tips guaranteed… Continue reading