Articles by Travis Bradberry
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.
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.
9 signs you’re dealing with an emotional manipulator
We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much. Fortunately, emotional manipulators are easy enough to spot if you know what to look for.
9 signs you’re successful even if it doesn’t feel like it
If you ever worry that you’re not as successful as you should be, you may be evaluating yourself against the wrong criteria.
8 small things people use to judge your personality
The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.
10 unmistakable habits of irresistible people
Since being irresistible isn’t the result of dumb luck, it’s time to study the habits of irresistible people so that you can use them to your benefit. Get ready to say “hello” to a new, more irresistible you.
13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you
The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that’s far from the case.
10 habits of unlikeable people
When you build your awareness of how your actions are received by other people, you pave the way to becoming more likeable.
The 10 things confident people won’t ever do
Embracing the behaviors of confident people is a great way to increase your odds for success, which, in turn, will lead to more confidence. The science is clear; now you just have to decide to act on it.
Want to hire people who are emotionally intelligent? Do these 5 things
Don’t let your next hiring decision be one that you’ll regret. The strategies that follow will help ensure you make a great hire.
10 reasons nice bosses finish first
What exactly does a “nice” boss look like, and how does one pull it off without being a pushover? Incorporate these behaviors into your repertoire, and you’ll see immediate improvement in your leadership skills.
10 habits of mentally strong people
Mental strength is as rare as it is important. The good news is that any of us can get stronger with a little extra focus and effort.
8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day
You don’t need to work longer or push yourself harder — you just need to work smarter. Ultra-productive people know this. They squeeze every drop out of every hour without expending any extra effort.
25 buzzwords that make smart people sound stupid
These phrases are spicy and they make you feel clever (low hanging fruit is a crutch of mine), but they also annoy the heck out of people.
10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people
To be your authentic self, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs.
How smart people handle difficult people
Difficult people defy logic.
10 things successful people (who are actually happy) do differently
Researchers found that people who were both successful and happy over the long term intentionally structured their activities around several major needs.
Seven core beliefs of great bosses
Exceptional bosses may be rarer than average ones, but they all have at least these seven traits in common.
Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence
Research proves that emotional intelligence is the critical factor that sets star performers apart from everyone else. Here are 11 traits to eliminate and raise your EQ.
10 habits that will dramatically improve your life
10 rules to stop chasing the things that you think will make you happy, and start realizing that your peace and happiness are entirely up to you.
9 bad manager mistakes that make good people quit
People don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. Top nine sins that drive good workers to leave bad bosses.
10 things genuinely confident people do differently
The unique habits of truly confident people are constant. Their focused pursuit is driven by 10 habits that you too can emulate and absorb.