Charmaine Cunningham

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5 Essentials To Make Mentoring Worthwhile

A good mentor is hard to find. Before trusting someone with your personal and professional goals, consider these characteristics.<p>From Mark Zuckerberg to Tony Robbins, some of the most successful people in all forms of business have credited part of their success to having a great mentor.<p>Mentors are …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

The naked truth | Financial Times

This is my last column for the FT – after 11 years and approximately a million words, I am embracing that thing so beloved of the fashion world: …

7 Steps to Find Meaning in Your Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At a certain point, we become what we do. We want our jobs and lives to fit us as well as custom-tailored clothing. It seems more and more the secret to great success and happiness is finding purpose and working with meaning.<p>This is a …

Leadership

Before You Send That Angry Email, Read This

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to us all. In dealing with a colleague, employee or even a customer of business partners, something rubs us the wrong way. Big time.<p>In the old days, we might manage the situation by walking down the hall and have a quiet chat. …

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The Two Biggest Drags On Productivity: Meetings And Managers (Or, As We Call Them, M&Ms)

Employees do a lot better when they're being dragged into meetings and asked to justify themselves<p>Most of the time when you hear people opining about why remote work won't work, they point to two things in particular: One, you can't have face-to-face meetings when people aren't in the office. And …

Setting Boundaries To Be a Better Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It takes less than two seconds to send a tweet and just a few quick minutes to send an email. Our digital world has not only caused our output at work to increase and become easier, with so many mobile-device options, but it’s also caused …

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Future diets and the world's expanding waistlines

Where is the best place in the world to eat? It all depends, as new calculations from Oxfam show, on what you mean by "good". Food in the United …

10 tough questions we get asked

We are outspoken about our optimism. These days, though, optimism seems to be in short supply.<p>The headlines are filled with awful news. Every day …

Flip Your Script- How to Write a Better Life Story | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Flip Your Script- How to Write a Better Life Story</b><p>Whether we recognize it or not, our lives are driven by a story; it follows a script that we have …

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

<b>Listen · 8:54</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green …

Innovation Isn’t an Idea Problem

When most organizations try to increase their innovation efforts, they always seem to start from the same assumption: “we need more ideas.” They’ll start talking about the need to “think outside the box” or “blue sky” thinking in order to find a few ideas that can turn into viable new products or …

Five Ways to Innovate Faster

One of the most common complaints senior executives have about disruptive innovation is its seemingly snail-like pace. How is it, they wonder, that it takes us forever to pursue ideas that promise to create new markets when the world seems to be innovating at a dizzying pace?<p>This frustration is …

6 Steps For Successfully Bringing Change To Your Company

There’s a right way and a wrong way to push for organizational change. Here’s how to avoid backlash, and get everybody involved in the process.<p>In working with organizations over the years, we’ve observed a leadership pattern that sabotages change. It occurs when senior leaders, who have been …

3 Ways To Be Less Stupid Today

Step one: After you finish this article, write down what you think of it. (A tweet counts!)<p>Sally Adee went on a <i>foolhardy</i> mission–to understand stupidity. She returned with some clarifying insights that could help make us all a little smarter.<p>Adee, who’s a features editor at the <i>New Scientist</i>, spent …

Closing the Chasm Between Strategy and Execution

Setting strategy is elegant. It’s a clean and sophisticated process of collecting and analyzing data, generating insights, and identifying smart paths forward. Done at arm’s length in an academic fashion, tight logic is the only glue needed to hold ideas together. The output is a smooth narrative …

Learning from Africa

The Global Fund and the world have learned a lot from Africa in the last decade. Africans have gained vital epidemiological knowledge on how investment can affect disease patterns. More important, Africa has shown us how we can build partnerships that can help us invest for maximum impact, …

Africa

Tony Elumelu: The 'Africapitalist' who wants to power Africa

You've probably heard by now about the Afropolitans and the Afropreneurs -- but what about the <i>Africapitalists</i>?<p>It's the term created by Nigerian entrepreneur Tony Elumelu, one of Africa's most successful businessmen, to describe what he believes holds the key to the continent's future …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room

I used to dread networking events. Then a colleague let me in on his secret strategy.<p>I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking …

A Question That Can Change Your Life

For years I’ve exercised every day — doing weights, cardio, yoga — but despite my continuous effort, I haven’t seen much change.<p>Until a few months ago.<p>Recently, my body has changed. My muscles are stronger, more defined, and I’ve lost five pounds along with a visible layer of fat. So what did I do …

What Really Sets Leaders Apart

A five-year-old's astute observation gets right to the point of what separates true leaders from mere managers.<p>Coach and consultant Bill Treasurer has been teaching leadership development and studying leadership models for 20 years. But he says he learned a valuable lesson when his five-year-old …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

5 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Mentor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I remember the evening my wife broke the bad news to me. The conversation had been spinning out of control -- I just hadn't seen it. I desperately wanted things to be different. I wanted to believe that what I was experiencing wasn't …

Mentoring

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions

Try 'zig-zagging' into these conversations to generate ideas and extend your influence.<p>The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of …

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