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When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With

One of the great frustrations of being a middle manager is that senior leaders make decisions that go against what you would have done had it been up to you. Sometimes you are part of the decision process, and other times the decision is simply handed down. Either way, you are now responsible for …

Management

Ten Life Lessons My Horrible Bosses Taught Me

Like most people I have worked for some incredible managers <i>—</i> and some incredibly bad ones.<p>I’ve worked for people that taught me powerful lessons about business and life.<p>I’ve worked for people who made my life miserable, too.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>Here are ten life lessons I learned from my worst bosses. …

Public Policy

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

The lazy person's guide to time management..<p>For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on …

Time Management

How To Manage The Four Strong Personalities You See In Meetings

We’ve all got our quirks, and most of us bring strengths and some weaknesses to the teams to which we belong. But there are four strong personalities that stand out for their ability, both positively and negatively, to impact team dynamics, especially when it comes to meetings.<p>There are the</b> …

Leadership

11 things successful people do in the first 3 months at a new job

You landed the job. Congrats!<p>Now it's time to make your boss love you by becoming a star employee. Start with these 11 things successful people do to make the most of the first three months in a new position.

Employment

Afraid Your New Boss Will Overwork You? Ask This 1 Question in the Interview to Find Out

This behavioral question will reveal what it really takes to succeed at a company.<p>While it's very important to prepare for an interview so you can sound confident and clear in your answers, one part of interview preparation that's often overlooked is what questions the job seeker should ask the …

Employment

12 Motivation Hacks From the Best of the Best

Use these inspiring tenets from the most motivated in the world to reach your goals all the time.<p>There’s no reason why committing to self-improvement and goals should be tied to New Year's Day. Every day can be a day for motivation with a renewed commitment to goals. Successful people understand …

Motivation

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

Asking your coworkers two uncomfortable questions is the key to getting ahead in your career

How do the people you work with see you?<p>However you answered that question, you're almost certainly wrong. It's surprisingly difficult for most of us to understand how others perceive us — we think we're being inclusive as managers and others see us as weak and indecisive (that happened to me). Or …

Self-improvement

Employees Say This 1 Thing Would Make Them Work Harder (And 6 Reasons Why Managers Won't Do It) ​

Letting employees know that you appreciate them is far more crucial than you think.<p>Contrary to popular belief, fear isn't the strongest motivator.<p>81 percent of respondents to Glassdoor's <i>Employee Appreciation Survey</i> said they're motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their …

What to Do When You Don’t Feel Valued at Work

It’s no fun to toil away at a job where your efforts go unnoticed. How can you highlight your achievements without bragging about your work? Who should you talk to about feeling underappreciated? And if the situation doesn’t change, how long should you stay?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>“There’s nothing …

You Don’t Need an “India Strategy” — You Need a Strategy for Each State in India

The Indian economy has long been an attractive investment destination for multinational corporations. Already a large domestic market, Frontier Strategy Group’s estimates suggest the country will average growth rates between 7.4% and 7.6% over the next three years.<p>However, India remains a difficult …

Good Managers Practice This 1 Masterful Strategy to Make Sure New Employees Don't Quit

This is a powerful and simple strategy that most bosses rarely implement for an effective new hire experience<p>Here's something to seriously ponder: Research is saying that a new hire's decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment.<p>Think about that for a …

If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct …

CEOs Should Stop Thinking that Execution is Somebody Else’s Job; It Is Theirs

The common perception is that strategy is done at the top of the org chart, and execution is done below. It is exactly the opposite – let me explain why.<p>First, I should explain that I have always hated the use of the term “execution.” Its common definition is fundamentally unhelpful, and …

Positive Thinking

Marketing's Next Big Hurdle: The Rising Cost Of Customer Acquisition

Remember when direct response advertising meant billboards with phone numbers? Or late-night infomercials imploring night owls to “call now!”? Direct mail, anyone?<p>While “offline” direct response marketing is still very much a thing, digital is today’s acquisition marketer’s go-to. Automatic, neat, …

Marketing

A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait

Cutting your employees some slack could be just the thing they need to increase their effectiveness.<p>Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally …

Emotional Intelligence

How Blockchain Is Creating a New Future for Digital Marketing

The transparent nature of blockchain data will allow companies and customers alike to feel more secure.<p>Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, Web Designer, Author, Volunteer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Advertising today is a multi-billion-dollar industry. And, …

Blockchain

Why Asking This 1 Question in a Job Interview Increases the Chances You Get Hired

Employers want you to ask this question. Here's why...<p>Anyone who has been on an interview knows there usually comes a point at the end of the meeting where the interviewer says to the interviewee, <i>"Do you have any questions?"</i> You may be wondering whether it's OK to ask some. Or if you should just …

Employment

My Boss Said 'If I Were You, I'd Start Job Hunting'

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve had my job for three and a half years. Last Friday my boss ”Dylan” came out of a management meeting and walked straight over to my desk.<p>He asked me to follow him into his office.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>We got in there, he shut the door and he said “Carmen, you do a great job. I always tell …

Employment

Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing …

Big Data: Insights Or Illusions?

What is Big Data? When infused with human understanding it can lead to powerful new insights. On the other hand it can be a “truth machine that you can’t challenge because it’s big data,” cementing and intensifying the toxic assumptions in a company. I talk to Christian Madsbjerg of ReD Associates, …

Big Data

How to lower your bills: Tips from the FBI’s top hostage negotiator

Ever feel like the cable company or your phone service provider is charging too much? Ever feel helpless to do much about it? You’re not crazy.<p>When …

Lifehacks

Arranged Marriages -- Working With Difficult Teammates You Didn't Choose

High performing teams do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose. When individuals are put together without their own choosing, they can accelerate joint progress by learning each other’s stories, rallying around shared purpose and building relationships by …

Space Exploration

12 Ways Successful People Deal With People They Dislike

No one likes dealing with a difficult person. Life would be so much easier if we could just avoid all the people we dislike.<p>But, as they say, life happens. You might have to work on a project with a vexing colleague. Or your biggest frenemy keeps showing up to professional mixers and social …

Self-help

10 beliefs that are holding you back from success

But are they holding you back from success? Chances are, the answer to that question is a resounding yes.<p>But what beliefs are holding you back and how does the world actually work?<p>I've been fortunate enough to speak to some professionals who have made significant progress in their careers. They …

Self-improvement

How to Help an Employee Who Rubs People the Wrong Way

If you’ve ever cringed in a meeting when your direct report was talking, you know how tough it can be to watch a team member undermine themselves. Maybe the person is interrupting colleagues too often. Or being condescending, or even combative. No matter the specific behavior, your employee is …

I teach people to be more successful, and one of the first things I share is a simple question

Either you control your destiny, or your destiny will control you. Life won't stop for your pauses and procrastinations. It won't stop for your confusion or fear. It will continue right along without you. Whether you play an active part or not, the show will go on.<p>That's why one of the first …

Self-improvement

How to Motivate Employees to Go Beyond Their Jobs

Every day, employees make decisions about whether they are willing to go the extra mile in ways that contribute to their organization’s success. These are important decisions because research shows that when employees are willing to go beyond their formal roles by helping out coworkers, …