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11 Impressive Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

Make sure you stand out when you're asked, "Do you have any questions?"<p>No matter how prepared you are, a job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. You have to answer a torrent of questions on the spot and sell yourself to a hiring manager — sometimes even a room full of strangers. And when it …

Employment

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

What To Do About The Emotionally Disengaged Leader

Emotional disengagement or absentee leadership is not only the most common but possibly the most destructive type of problematic leader behavior, according to a recent article by Scott Gregory in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>. But it rarely draws the attention it deserves, either from managers or the …

4 Toxic Leadership Phrases You Probably Say Daily

They might seem harmless, but these words and phrases tell employees that you're not a people-focused leader.<p>As leaders, our language defines us. Literally.<p>In a new report, the behavioral analytics platform Mattersight analyzed at least 10 minutes of public speaking engagements from well-known …

How To Use Intuition To Navigate Tough Career Choices

I once was in an interview process for a job I thought I really wanted. Deep down though I had a feeling that maybe it wasn’t the right job for me. Something just felt off. But I didn’t listen. Instead, I learned the hard way that those small inner nudges and gut feelings we have – they really do …

Mindfulness

A First-Time Manager’s Guide To Giving Effective Feedback

Mastering the art of giving useful feedback is a crucial skill for managers. Here’s how to make it effective your first time.<p>One of the most difficult things about being a first-time manager is learning to provide effective feedback. When you’re a new manager, you become responsible for your team’s …

How Can You Tell Someone Has Horrible Leadership Skills? This New Study Just Revealed the Top 10 'Bad Boss' Behaviors

More than 1,000 employees were asked to rate 24 'typical boss behaviors' from 'totally acceptable' to 'totally unacceptable.' Can you guess the worst behavior a boss can have in the workplace?<p>So what's your bad bosshorror story? You <i>know</i> you have one. Bad boss behaviors that lead to horrific …

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 …

How Can You Become a More Compelling Leader? Make 1 Simple Change

As with most things worth doing, you need a plan<p>As a leader, of course you seek to <b>engage employees so they're motivated to do their best work.</b><p>So you're well aware of the importance of communicating, After all, you spend the whole day in meetings: one-on-one sessions, team meetings, large-group …

6 Powerful Ways to Make Anyone Into A Great Leader

The function of a leader is to produce more leaders, not more followers.<p>If you work or study in the field of leadership, you already know there's a glut of information and ideas. We already have thousands of articles about leaders and leadership, and countless thoughts on what leadership is and …

You Don't Need to Force Culture. Just Listen to Your Employees

Stop trying to force corporate culture. Instead, realize that if you have great people who are the right fit for the problem being solved, great things and a wonderful culture will happen naturally.<p>Culture is one of those buzzwords that startups love to talk about, praise themselves for, and use to …

26 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to …

Mark Zuckerberg Used This Trick to Combat Self-Doubt. You Can Too

Don't let self-doubt prevent you from reaching your goals.<p>In his recent Harvard commencement speech, Mark Zuckerberg explained how a couple years into his venture, some big companies wanted to buy Facebook. Everyone around him advised him to sell.<p>But Zuckerberg held onto his business a little …

On the edge of leadership

The day I learned what separates managers from leaders<p>Quick story for you aspiring leaders out there, or maybe even just for folks who are feeling …

The right and wrong ways to motivate your colleagues

Inspiring employees requires some simple steps, but many bosses fail to hit the right note<p>When Kate Sullivan assembled her staff for an all-hands-on-deck meeting called by senior management, things looked grim.<p>It was 2008 - the start of the financial crisis - and Sullivan’s boss was announcing cuts …

9 Ways to Show Your Employees You Love Them

Expressing love to your employees energizes, motivates and inspires them. It'll do the same thing for you.<p>A loving workplace is a happy, productive workplace, and it all starts at the top. But it isn't enough to simply want to be loving--it requires strategy, planning and deliberate effort.<p>The idea …

How to Unlock Your True Million Dollar Earning Potential

Business Owners Making over $100,000, 84% of a year new clients came from word-of-mouth.<p>Who doesn't want to make more money? It's a safe bet to say that we all want to become multi-millionaires.<p>The problem is that if you don't know your true earning potential, then you're probably going to have a …

4 Ways to Develop the Leaders You'll Need in the Future

One of the most challenging aspects of leadership development is consistently and effectively identifying the next wave of leaders.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most challenging aspects of leadership development is consistently and effectively identifying …

4 Ways To Foster Happiness In The Workplace

<i>This second article in the “Ask Dave” series is based on a question posed by Dr. Amy Osmond Cook, CEO of</i> <i>Osmond Marketing</i><i>.</i><p><i>“I recently had an employee quit suddenly. She said that she was happy … until the day she quit. I was surprised and felt bad that I couldn’t tell she had been struggling. How</i> …

The 13 best restaurants in London to try in 2017

Back in August, the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017 published its ranking of the UK's 50 best restaurants.<p>While the top three places to check out in …

Want to Succeed as a Leader at Work? Talent And Skills Alone Won't Do It (but This Will)

This will make you rethink whom you're hiring or promoting to lead your company.<p>People are hired for strengths in areas where they are talented, experienced, and gifted, so goes conventional wisdom.<p>But do you ever interview someone for character? Seriously, before you hire that VP, developer or …

How Millionaires Plan Their Day

What are the productivity secrets of self-made millionaires? Do they think about their time differently than the rest of us?<p><b>Portraits Of Ultra Successful People</b><p>I’ve interviewed 200 entrepreneurs including over 100 self-made millionaires. Among the many highly successful entrepreneurs who gave me …

Time Management

8 leadership lessons from the book Facebook's HR chief recommends to all new managers

It's a term based on Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's 1999 bestselling management guide "First, Break All the Rules." The coauthors were Gallup analysts at the time and drew insights from 25 years of Gallup studies of 80,000 managers across 400 companies.<p>They "broke all the rules" of convention …

15 Simple Things You Can Say That Will Make You a Better Leader

Great leaders inspire their teams. Here are 15 things you can say to inspire yours.<p>Great leadership is about creating great relationships with your teams and inspiring them to go above and beyond. Here are 15 things that great leaders say to create highly engaged and motivated teams.<p>I'd love your …

The Cheapest Way To Make Your Employees More Inspired

Employees whose bosses recognize their accomplishments with praise are 63% more inspired to give their best effort at work. Simple, right? Just pay attention to your employees’ accomplishments and when you notice great things happening, praise the employees responsible. And that free activity can …