Charlene Fajardo

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Breaking Down Silos Is a Myth, Do This Instead

Horizontal connections are what's important<p>Nobody likes a silo. Or a stovepipe for that matter. These insular structures restrict the flow of information, which makes it hard to coordinate action and adapt to change. In some cases, it can even lead to disastrous consequences like the General Motors …

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day

Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Your fate isn't set. You get to decide how much of yourself you're going to put into today.<p>Rather than saying, "Well, we'll see what happens," you must powerfully state, <i>"Today, I'm going to make it happen!"</i><p>When …

Leaders Who Make Good Decisions Do These 6 Things Constantly

Bad cultures are created by bad decisions by leaders who are not ready for the accountability leadership requires<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ongoing workplace difficulties at Uber -- accusations of discrimination against women, rebellion among its employees and …

Leadership

2 Mental Habits of the Most Successful People

There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people.<p><i>"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."</i> -- Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all …

Self-improvement

The 4 Types of Project Manager

Few issues garner more attention among top executives than how best to grow their organizations. However, few executives work systematically with the types of employees they need to realize various growth opportunities. Your organization’s growth opportunities fall into four different categories, …

44 Favorite Books of High Achievers

Want to accomplish more? Try reaching for a good book.<p>The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams—the Successful Ones Had These 5 Traits

In the realm of professional challenges, building an innovative, collaborative, and well-rounded team undoubtedly tops the list. Between hiring the …

Why You Need More Emotional Intelligence

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of …

Emotional Intelligence

How Two 17-Year-Olds Helped the Fidget Spinner Go Viral — and Made $350,000 in Six Months

The young entrepreneurs were nearly suspended from school.<p>In the past year, 17-year-olds Allan Maman and Cooper Weiss have built a company from the …

How to Use Other People's Doubts to Fuel Your Own Success

Don't ever believe when other people say you can't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a reason rap and hip-hop artists like to say that haters are motivators. Though negativity can be difficult to endure, there are ways to turn those bad vibes around and melt them …

Motivation

7 Bad Habits You Need to Kill to Be a Better Leader

Why are some people in the workplace, so...dysfunctional? It may be due to a lack of self-awareness.<p>Just about any leader or entrepreneur who's ever failed at some point understands the importance of inviting feedback.<p>Yes, it's powerful because gaining new perspective and wisdom from, perhaps, …

5 Ways to Generate Word-of-Mouth as a Small Business

Ninety-two percent of consumers trust referrals from people they know, and 77 percent of consumers are more likely to buy a new product when learning about it from friends or family.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Humans rely on their network to make decisions about where to go, what …

Customer Experience

Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits!

Great leadership works everywhere and with teams of all sizes<p>Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should …

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of

If more people chose this communication practice when things go south, we'd see way less conflict.<p>Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something …

Self-help

This 1 Skill Is the Fastest Way to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (and Achieve All Your Personal and Professional Goals)

Stop talking about EQ and start boosting your self-awareness.<p>The only way that you change the world is by impacting other people. Although popular culture praises individuality--being self-sufficient and self-made through hard work--the truth is that no one becomes successful without influencing …

Self-improvement

16 things successful people do on Sunday nights

A 2015 Monster survey found that 76% of people get bummed out on Sunday night.<p>But Sunday can still be a fun day (not to mention a productive one). You've just got to have the right mindset and commit to something, whether it be getting tasks done, relaxing, or spending time with your loved …

Success

This Is How Disclarity Is Killing Your Productivity

Clarity. If you’ve ever watched a lean assembly line, you’ve seen it. Or a busy short-order cafe. The lineup process of a large well-run marathon. Even a Montessori classroom where thirty pre-schoolers excitedly and respectfully pursue as many as thirty independent activities.<p>Objectives are clear …

2 Feedback Methods That Will Make You An Amazing Boss

What are the two dimensions to being a truly kickass boss?<p>Whether you’re in a new leadership position or you’ve been leading a team for years, giving feedback is always a difficult hurdle to overcome. Giving an employee criticism and praise is a delicate process, one that can be incredibly …

6 ways to stop blocking your own success

Even the most excellent leaders sometimes find that one day, suddenly, what once worked so well to propel their rise stops working. And the very same …

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time

A framework will help you avoid these common (and sometimes fatal) errors.<p>As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire …

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

A financial planner explains how to set yourself up to retire at 50, in 7 steps

Early retirement has become a popular financial goal. And well it should be. Even if you never retire early, just knowing that you can is liberating!<p>And it may just be the strategy that frees you up to take on even bigger challenges in life. That can happen when you reach the point where you no …

Retirement

Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the 5 Strategies That Helped Facebook Grow at an Insane Rate

These moves bring 'move fast and break things' to life.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> <i>Masters of Scale</i><i>,</i> <i>LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman</i> <i>explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at</i><i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and</i> …

Social Media

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much …

Public Speaking

What I Learned In My 20s That Propelled My Career

This list of 7 personal development books could be for you, regardless of your age or generation.<p>The more I read today about personal development, career success, and setting and reaching goals, the more I reflect on the wisdom from some of the great authors that influenced me in my early career. …

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence

Imagine the immense possibilities of working with a team that possesses these traits.<p>In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive.<p>One of those critical skills for success that …

Here's how to become a millionaire on $56,000 a year

When many of us think of millionaires, we picture high-powered executives cruising around town in chauffeured limousines. But you don't need to earn an extraordinarily high salary to join the ranks of the wealthy. In fact, if you play your cards right, you can become a millionaire on a fairly …

Retirement

Having 7 separate streams of income means I never stop earning money

Mostly by design, business owners go to great lengths to make sure they have money coming in from all directions - or, as some might say, "making sure their eggs aren't all in one basket."<p>The reason behind this is simple: Entrepreneurship isn't easy, and income streams dry up all the time.<p>By having …

Multi-Level Marketing