Articles by Travis Bradberry
10 ways to improve your sleep and increase your productivity
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.
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
12 habits of genuine people
Sincere leaders are far more effective at motivating people.
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.
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.
7 things that make great bosses unforgettable
They're like great chess masters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.