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15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Get Rid of These 4 Bad Habits

Ever been tagged as someone who assumes too much? You may not like this article.<p>Think good communication matters at work? You bet. In fact, the world's most successful billionaire entrepreneurs have already declared its importance.<p>Warren Buffett recently told a graduate student earning his MBA at …

Communication Skills

The 3 Worst Habits of Ineffective Managers

People don't quit companies. They quit bosses.<p><i>Why are some managers ineffective? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Heinrich Stander, B.Sc Engineering & Management, on Quora:</b><p>It is …

workimprovement

Hacking Tools List for Hackers & Security Professionals

Penetration testing & Hacking Tools Tools are more often used by security industries to test the vulnerabilities in network and applications. Here …

1 Personality Trait Steve Jobs Always Looked for When Hiring for Apple

Steve Jobs' hiring philosophy for Apple was unconventional at the time.<p>From the early days of Apple, Steve Jobs knew he wanted the build a successful company. At one point, Apple hired two "professional" managers from outside the company. Then Jobs promptly fired them.<p>"It didn't work at all," a …

Steve Jobs

9 Surprising Signs You're an Exceptional Boss (That Most People Never Consider)

Some traits seem to go unnoticed, but where great leadership is concerned, they can make all the difference.<p>Many people are good bosses. Some people are great bosses.<p>A handful go even further: They're phenomenal, not only because of what you see them do but also because of what you don't see them …

Leadership

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says This Quality Is Most Important for Leaders (It's Not What You Think)

It was a tough lesson to learn.<p>Satya Nadella knows how to rise to a challenge. In 2014, he became CEO of Microsoft, a company that at the time was struggling with its legacy as a personal computer company in the post-PC age. It was also struggling with bureaucracy and the failures of its previous …

Satya Nadella

The New Trick Brilliant Managers Use to Provide Effective Feedback

Everyone loves feedback -- or do they? See how this strategy works with human nature to get you what you want.<p>Feedback is one of the hottest buzzwords of the new millennium. Whether it's Millennials forcing companies to become more transparent, or start-ups using agile methodology to launch, …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways to Position Yourself as a Thought Leader

Turns out, it's not as overwhelming of a process as you might assume.<p>I recently received an email that ended with a line that looked something like this: "Since you're such a thought leader in the freelance writing space, I'd love to get your opinion."<p>Wait a minute -- what? A thought leader? It's a …

Thought Leadership

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re</i> …

Entrepreneurship

24 Things You Need to Stop Doing Today to Increase Your Focus

As an entrepreneur, the more you do, the more you seem to have to do. Here's how you can get more done by doing less.<p>In today's fast-paced world, time has become one of the most precious commodities we have. Unfortunately, it is one of the things that, no matter how hard we try, we can never make …

Productivity

Mark Cuban Shares His Views on the Things Bad Leaders Do that Great Ones Don't

Are you a great leader by Mark Cuban's standards? Read what he says about leadership and decide for yourself.<p>Mark Cuban sold his first company for six million dollars and his second for six billion. He cashed out his Yahoo stock for another two billion just weeks before the market crashed. He owns …

Entrepreneurship

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

Self-improvement

Why a '5 to 9' Schedule Will Make You More Successful Than the '9 to 5'

Why it matters for you and everyone else in the workplace.<p>Before you read on, let's be clear: This article is not another Tim Ferriss wannabe regurgitation about time management or some cheesy cliche about the "early bird catches the worm."<p>I'm not talking about filling your calendar to the brim to …

Tim Ferriss

6 Business Books Every Leader Needs to Read

These six books will reshape your thinking on leadership, productivity, and understanding people.<p>Benjamin Franklin once suggested we either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Some of the top writers today are CEOs and business professionals sharing experiences and …

Business Development

The 1 Secret Brain Exercise That Will Help You Achieve All Your Goals

Here's how intense visualization can help you achieve millionaire status.<p>There's a funny truth in the business world: hard work does not equate to success. If you've believed in this supposed connection for any length of time, you may find it unbelievable that there is in fact no direct …

Self-improvement

8 changes experts made to vastly improve the real résumé of a mid-level job hunter

As an experienced talent acquisition professional, Lewis (not his real name) knew his résumé would be held to a higher caliber.<p>Despite his years of experience in the recruitment field, he says even he needed help pulling the right information together for his résumé so he could better highlight his …

Top 10 Targets on Hackers' Hit List

Cyber criminals are clever and always on the hunt for more financial and personal data that they can sell and make a profit.<p>Hackers are often one …

Cybersecurity

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

If you want to get promoted, think more than skills, qualifications, and experience. The most promotable employees also have the right attitude -- and the right outlook on individual and team performance.<p>Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional …

Self-improvement

Want to improve cybersecurity? Try phishing your own employees

Employees are a company's weakest security link. Here's why running internal phishing attacks can strengthen your cybersecurity posture.<p>More than 90% …

6 DNS Must-Do’s for Protecting Your Networks in a Hostile World

By Joel SnyderFollow these pointers to keep your networks running in the face of a cyberattack.

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

Don’t check your bank account at Starbucks until you read this

By now you’ve probably heard about <b>keyloggers.</b><p>In the modern digital security landscape, the biggest threat is <b>no longer access to your browsing history</b>, it’s access to a transcription of <b>every keystroke</b> and mouse click that you perform on your laptop.<p>With a <b>keylogger,</b> a malicious third party doesn’t …

An ex-hacker on how to protect your business from cybercrime

Cal Leeming, cyber security advisor and chief executive of Lyons Leeming, on how to protect IT systems from criminals and why leaders must stop hiring weak links.<p><b>What's your IT security background?</b><p>I started hacking aged 10, partly because I enjoyed learning how systems worked, but also for …

Cybersecurity

Are long hours the secret to success? Here’s how to maximize your productivity to get ahead at work.

Superbowl-winning football coach Jon Gruden used to wake up every morning at 3:17 a.m. to the Notre Dame fight song. Even when that clock “expired of …

Time Management

Why Most Managers Fail

<i>Are managers born or made?</i><p>The politically correct answer is made, but there are certain traits that can’t be taught.<p>To better understand what a …

The 10 Windows group policy settings you need to get right

One of the most common methods to configure an office full of Microsoft Windows computers is with group policy. For the most part, group policies are …

10 Critical Steps to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity

Businesses are more vulnerable than they need to be. Here's what you should do about it.

The Insider’s Guide to Incident Response

Get All 5 Chapters of AlienVault’s Insider’s Guide to Incident Response in 1 eBook!<p>The Insider’s Guide to Incident Response gives you an in-depth …

eBooks

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

Leadership