Travis Bradberry

Travis Bradberry

Travis Bradberryis the coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and the cofounder of TalentSmart.

Articles by Travis Bradberry

The Whole Human

10 ways to improve your sleep and increase your productivity

Eliminate interruptions.

The Whole Human

10 mistakes smart people never make twice

Successful people have the tools in place to learn from their errors.


10 ways ridiculously successful people think differently

You can study how ridiculously successful people think and incorporate their approach into your repertoire.


How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative and get more done.

levelling up

10 habits of super likeable leaders

Here are some strategies to improve your leadership skills.


10 things confident people won’t do

They don’t need constant praise.


The 37 most inspiring leadership quotes I know

No. 18: "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." – Henry Ford

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12 habits of genuine people

Sincere leaders are far more effective at motivating people.

science of work

8 ways body language beats IQ

It’s a powerful tool in negotiation.


10 ways smart people work less and get more done

They take time to reflect.

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12 lessons you learn or regret forever

Being busy does not equal being productive.


10 harsh lessons that will make you more successful

Successful people always learn from their mistakes, learn from triumphs, and are always changing themselves for the better.

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7 things that make great bosses unforgettable

They're like great chess masters.

Office Life

6 things that kill morale

Managers must understand what they’re doing to kill morale. These are the worst offenders and must be abolished if you want to hang on to good employees.

How To

10 powerful ways to create your own happiness

Applying these strategies won’t just improve your happiness at work; most of them will also improve your emotional intelligence.

The Whole Human

11 ways smart people deal with uncertainty

If you know the right tricks and strategies, you can override your brain’s irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty with poise.


7 incredible things that happen once you learn to love being alone

To get the most out of life, you must learn to enjoy time alone. The benefits of solitude are too numerous to catalog, but here are some of the best.


Why smart people never bring smartphones into meetings

You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your smartphone out during meetings — and women and people over 40 they're even more perturbed.

Office Life

7 ways managers motivate and demotivate employees

70% of an employee’s motivation is influenced by his or her manager. It’s no wonder employees don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.


9 traps you fall into that limit your happiness

Changing habits in the name of happiness is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and taking control of it makes everyone around you happier.

Levelling Up

7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

There are seven things, in particular, that tend to shatter the success mindset. Not so for smart people, as these challenges never hold them back.


6 ways nice people can master conflict

Research from Columbia University shows that how you handle conflict can make or break your career.


8 unrealistic expectations smart people ignore

Believing that you’ll succeed really does make it more likely that you will. It also means that you’ll need to let go of some erroneous expectations.


13 body language blunders that can make you look bad

Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it. If that’s the case, it’s time to start, because you could be sabotaging your career.

The Whole Human

11 powerful habits of truly happy people

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure—a decadent meal, a favorite book, or a relaxing day on the beach. These pleasures do bring happiness, but only temporarily. Recent studies have shown that true happiness, or life satisfaction, works a bit differently.