Elliot Liston

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5 Non-Confrontational Ways Leaders Keep Their Followers Accountable

Keeping your team accountable without being overbearing can be hard; it doesn't have to be, though.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I make an amazing peanut butter and jelly sandwich.<p>Seriously.<p>It's out of this world.<p>When I teach people my technique, they …

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Amazon innovation chief: 'We are failing and will continue to fail'

Amazon's vice president for global innovation policy and communications, Paul Misener, gave the keynote speech at Retail Week's tech conference in London this week, telling the assembled retailers what they can learn from the ecommerce giant's growth.<p>Misener, who has been with Amazon for over 15 …

7 Destructive Phrases You Need to Stop Saying at Work

Here are seven common phrases to eliminate from your work vocabulary if you want to succeed.<p>We pay a lot of attention to looking professional in the workplace, but we don't always give enough thought to sounding professional.<p>What you say and how you say it goes far in telling those around you how …

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Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

How to use 'purposeful venting' to get what you want at work

When Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was forced out, it was, in part, because he vented at employees, customers and drivers. We understood his behavior to be an indicator of something much worse.<p>Wouldn't you prefer a well-mannered boss, someone who takes time to understand, sympathize, perhaps …

Leadership

9 things the best employees do that get them promoted

Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional employees ask their boss is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>For some bosses, the answer to getting promoted is obvious: Complete a specific task, gain a certain amount of experience, or simply be the next in …

Leadership

20 Things the Most Valued Employees Do Every Day

From buying into the leader's vision to sharing good information, here are the essential traits of the best employees.<p>Think about the best boss you've ever had. Now, think about the kind of employee that boss valued most.<p>Regardless of who that employee was, I think I can probably describe him or …

Leadership

4 Reasons You Should Never Hide Your Personality in the Workplace

Your macho man attitude and shoulder pad power suit aren't fooling anyone.<p>Have you ever felt the need to put on a "game face" while you're at work? Do you have to act "manly" or "tough," so that others will respect you? I know that many women feel that they can't act overly feminine, in fear that …

The Workplace

Five Underground Streetwear Labels You Should Know This Week

Look out for these in the near future.<p>In the landscape of streetwear, the abundance of brands can be overwhelming and distracting. Receiving the right exposure can often make or break brands, but aside from exposure, labels must offer something unique to survive. With brands popping up every day, …

The problem with millennials isn’t millennials—it’s how you’re leading them

Lazy. Entitled. Narcissistic.<p>At both the popular and academic level, those three words pretty well sum up <i>the problem</i> with millennials. But why stop …

Leadership

There's a ridiculously large number of jobs available for those seeking work in Japan

You'd be pretty chuffed if you were looking for a job in Japan right now.<p>Unemployment sits at ultra-low levels while the ratio of jobs per job seeker just hit the highest level since the mid-1970's.<p>Good odds for jobseekers in anyone's language.<p>According to figures released by the Japanese …

Labor Economics

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 …

Human Resources

12 30-Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life

Get yourself on a fresh track in just a month.<p>For some people, the best way to change a habit is with baby steps. They start incredibly small to avoid terror and procrastination and gradually work their way up from there.<p>But others are more the dive-right-into-the-cold-water type. For these folks, …

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How Can You Spot Great Leaders? This Is How They Manage Younger and Older Workers (Note the Difference)

Don't manage older, more experienced employees like you do your younger ones. It will backfire.<p>Successful leaders recognize early on that certain challenges will emerge. How you choose to deal with each generational employee in the same office will have a critical effect on your relationship with …

Leadership

Why being humble will get you nowhere

My client spearheaded a major technology change initiative. He came in under budget and met all deliverables. A winning formula for success, you say?<p>Well here’s what happened. He applied for three internal executive positions and was turned down for all three.<p>He was bewildered. The project he so …

Leadership

Google Is Trying To Make It Easier To Find Jobs At All Levels

Finding a job.[/caption]<p>Finding a job can be like looking for something in the dark. You know it’s out there but it’s hard to see and you’re not having any luck finding it. Job openings appear and disappear unpredictably, internet tools like LinkedIn are generally limited to jobs for people who …

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

Employee Engagement

I woke up at 3 a.m. to spend 12 hours learning what it takes to be a leader from former Navy SEALs

As my Uber pulled up to the Marriott hotel in Times Square at 4:40 a.m., I noticed two guys wrapping up a jog.<p>It was former US Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, and they had just finished the outdoors workout I was about to start. I later learned they had gotten up at 3:15 a.m. — about the …

The 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Time to dust off your passport.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to relax on a beach, get …

Do-Rags, Gas Masks, Thongs and More: How IKEA Is Challenging Fashion's DIY Culture

Vote for your favorite now.<p>Fashion’s IKEA obsession is at its tipping point but DIY enthusiasts are still looking into more creative ways to produce one-of-a-kind items inspired by the Swedish home goods brand. With the recent uproar of Balenciaga putting out its own $2,145 USD version of IKEA’s …

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Why you shouldn’t ‘be yourself’ at work

The most common career advice can be completely misleading. Lennox Morrison explains why.<p>'Be yourself' is the defining careers advice of the moment. It’s heard everywhere from business leaders in the boardroom to graduation day speeches. It's so common it's even a hiring tool for some companies.<p>One …

London Business School

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs

It's what every employee on the planet wishes and hopes for in a boss.<p>Sometimes the only way you'll truly know whether a leader's skills are genuine is to measure the manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, "This is too good to be true."<p>If you think your …

Leadership

3 Ways Knowing Your Personality Type Can Help You With Your Career

I’m accustomed to handling clients who are at a crossroads in their lives and are looking for change — after all, I’m a career coach. So this usually involves guiding clients through some pretty heavy soul-searching to help them find the sort of truly fulfilling work that we all deserve.<p>This also …

These Are the 14 Best-Paying Jobs for People Who Love to Travel

Combine work with jet-setting.<p>If you love traveling, chances are you'd probably rather spend your time seeing the world's most spectacular sights than sitting at a desk 9-5 every day. But is it possible to combine a steady career with globetrotting? And do these jobs have any earning …

How To Discover What You Really Want To Do

Imagine you had a roadmap to meaningful work.<p>We’re all chasing that one true goal: finding work that <i>feels good</i>. At times, it can seem as though the dream of waking up every day and loving your job has been placed in the rear view mirror. But is there a way to finally get what we want? Can we truly …

3 Red Flags To Watch Out For In Job Interviews

As someone who used to accept job interviews <i>for fun</i>, I’ve learned a lot about what interviews can say about an organization and their culture. When you have the luxury of choice and you don’t need to accept a position right away, you can treat an interview the way you treat shopping: constant trips …

Letting Go of This 1 Belief Can Help You Work Less and Be Happier

One persistent--but completely wrong--concept keeps us from lightening our workloads and achieving maximum innovation.<p>Yesterday, my husband made a mistake selling some stock. The amount of money he lost was measly, but from his mood, you'd have thought someone had just skinned his pet bunny and …

Happiness

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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How Kendrick Lamar Used Damn to Fight Fox News and Donald Trump

The most-anticipated hip-hop album of the year has arrived.<p>In February of 2016, Kendrick Lamar gave the most stunning Grammys performance of the decade. There, on music's biggest night, he stood atop a police car in front of an American flag, he broke out of chains, and he performed "Alright" …

Why PUMA Is Destined to Win With Rihanna, The Weeknd and Big Sean

We talk to PUMA’s Head of Select, Yassine Saidi, on why these aren’t just “collaborations.”<p>When we’re talking about sportswear and sneakers, the names adidas and Nike often dominate the conversation. However, in the past few years, PUMA has really proven itself to be a strong contender for the top …