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5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employee Engagement

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

Image via Vladyslav Tulinovskyi<br>Competition in the employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, …

Graphic Design

7 Ways to Boost Your Small Business Marketing

If you are an avid reader of our blog, you know how imperative we think small business marketing is. Marketing is important to every business’s …

Marketing

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Because I teach a course on product management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “What is the role of a product manager?” The role of product manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the product.” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, “Product managers simply …

Product Management

How to Motivate Your Employees to Use Slack and Other Social Tools in 4 Easy Steps | Inc.com

Social tools such as Facebook Workplace, Slack, and Yammer have infiltrated the workplace. A 2016 survey by McKinsey found that 74 percent of respondents had integrated social tools into their workflow in some way.<p>Despite the ubiquity of workplace social tools, managers often fall short in their …

Employment

It’s not too late to re-up your PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live at Black Friday prices

Gamers were out in full force on Black Friday, scooping up consoles and top software titles left and right. But the two most popular gaming deals we …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It | Inc.com

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

Leadership

Best Practices From A Few Influencers & Experts For Marketing Your Small Business On Instagram

<i>Instagram app logo (Photo Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images)</i><p>If you’re looking to market your business, it’s no secret that social media is making it …

Vacationing in Costa Rica: A Suggested Itinerary

Vacationing in Costa Rica: A Suggested Itinerary<p>Updated on January 7, 2017<p>Imagine lying in bed at night and watching as red-hot lava rolls down the …

Central America

7 skills you should have on your résumé if you want to land a work-from-home job

Remote jobs require a particular set of skills, though, regardless of what kind of job it is. One thing to keep in mind is that the tech industry tends to have the best remote job openings and the most variety.<p>Learning tech skills makes you more qualified for more of those job openings, though …

Employment

How to Write Off Startup Costs

Step one: Write everything down.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Knowing which startup costs you can write off is important for any business owner.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mark Kohler explains how to maximize write-offs for your startup and track them …

Business Strategy

11 Gift Ideas for Kids Who Want to Code

Get your kids interested in STEM and spark their inner geek with these toys and kits.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Kids

Games Meant for Adults that Kids Can Play Too

While there are some awesome children’s games out there, many are just abysmal. If it’s game night, you’d rather play an awesome hobby game than …

Board Games

This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, and more than 20 top startups

I also crafted, revised, rewrote, and continuously edited my résumé.<p>This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, Oscar, and nearly two dozen other top startups.<p>I also got interviews for full-time jobs at a major political campaign, a huge government contractor, and a billion-dollar …

Employment

10 Outdoor Adventures in San Luis Obispo County

Hike, ride, and paddle a hundred-mile stretch of California's Central Coast.<p>This sun-splashed section of California's legendary Highway 1, centrally located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is a playground for outdoor adventure, and these 10 adventures add up to one great time.<p><b>Sip the SLO</b> …

These Adorable Illustrations of Geeky Villains Will Totally Change Your Perception About Them

It's easy to paint villains from comic books and movies as soulless people who care about nothing. But one artist wanted to look past this perception, so he created adorable illustrations of villains getting hugs from the heroes that try to destroy them.<p>Created by Spain-based designer Nacho Diaz, …

Cute

Booking website offers travellers 'hidden city flights' for a fraction of the cost

It may not have endeared them to airline companies … but a booking website says its service for unlocking “hidden city flights” can save travellers up to 80% on the cost of trips.<p>Skiplagged searches deep within airline websites to find what are known as “point beyond tickets”, which can yield …

San Francisco

7 Rules for Raising Sons Who Respect Women

My father taught me these simple rules that I wish some politicians had learned.<p>In the wake of Trump's odious bragging about sexual assault, a number of Trump supporters and Trump himself has insisted that it's just "locker-room talk."<p>For the record, I have never heard men in private say anything …

Pigs

9 indie tabletop games that will make game night fun again

If you haven’t played a board game in a while, you’re probably thinking “Board games? Like <i>Monopoly</i>?” That’s a classic for sure, but the indie board …

This Handy Tool Tells You If It's Cheaper to Drive or Fly to Your Destination

Bookmark this, STAT.<p>There's nothing quite as thrilling as a good getaway. In fact, research suggests that travel is the best mood-boosting activity out there. The only problem? The time and effort it takes to plan a trip.<p>But now there's one less barrier to going on vacation. TravelMath, a website …

Want your kids to tell you about their day? Instead of asking questions, try this.

The recently begun school year brought with it the smell of fresh pencil shavings, the squeak of shoes on newly waxed linoleum and a new round of stonewalling to the question, “What did you do at school today?”<p>For generations, the most common answer to this question has been “Nothing,” followed …

Parenting

The rise and rise of tabletop gaming

Gentler designs with an emphasis on teamwork are fuelling a boom in board game sales. Why, in the golden age of video games, are we choosing to play with counters round a table? Below, the best of the new wave<p>It’s a bright Thursday morning in Oxford, and the Thirsty Meeples cafe on Gloucester Green …

Board Games