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The Three Qualities of People I Most Enjoy Working With

Several weeks ago, I shared the above Venn diagram in a status update. With 20k+ likes and comments on LinkedIn and over 2.2k retweets and favorites …

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A seemingly innocent website knows who your family members are and where they live

It's well known that a lot of sites around the internet, such as Spokeo, collect and compile that kind of information into databases.<p>But one innocuous-seeming website, FamilyTreeNow.com, found itself at the center of controversy earlier this week when some people realized that you could get …

21 Easter eggs hidden within your Google search bar

It's also pretty nerdy. Or at least, that's the impression it gives off whenever it adds to the enormous collection of Easter eggs snuck within its services.<p>Google's search engine, in particular, holds many of these in-jokes. If you're not familiar with them, though, we've rounded up a handful of …

Google's new Trusted Contacts app shares your location with loved ones

Google is making it easier for your close friends and family to keep track of you with its new Trusted Contacts app for Android.<p>The idea is simple: assign some of your contacts as “trusted” and they’ll be able to request your location and see your current activity status. If you don’t respond to a …

Want to Be a Stronger Leader? Listen to These 10 Podcasts

Whether you're a CEO or an intern, leadership skills are what set you apart. Develop yours.<p>Strong leadership is about more than just telling people what to do; it's that rare but inspirational combination of enthusiasm, humility, grace, power, and wisdom.<p>Here are 10 podcast episodes that will help …

Leadership

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

12 Pitfalls When Moving From Mid- To Upper-Level Management

Transitioning from mid- to upper-level management can be challenging. Because something worked in the previous role does not necessarily mean it will work in the new role. Oftentimes, this transition is actually about letting go of certain skills and developing new ones. Unfortunately, not every …

8 Mindsets That Will Set You on the Path to Success

Open up to new ways of thinking and you'll achieve the positive mindset critical to success.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all met people who are full of negativity and skepticism, who always second-guess everything and criticize those around them.<p>Their …

Self-improvement

These 11 Inactions Will Kill Your Reputation as a Leader

For every action, there's a reaction. But for the leader's 11 worst inactions, there's a chain reaction--of undesirable consequences.<p>As a leader, you don't want to be defined by the things you <i>didn't</i> do.<p>Unfortunately, there's plenty of Monday morning quarterbacks who will take pot shots at you for …

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25 Things Strong Leaders Tell Their Employees

A great way to step into your leadership power is to start saying things that you haven’t said before. The more aware you can be of your language, the more effective a leader you will be.<p>Too often new leaders are taught to concentrate on schedules, forecasts and milestones. They aren’t always …

Employment

9 habits to make you sound smart

There are four kinds of speakers in the business world:<p>The <i>incoherent</i>, who meander, use tons of jargon, and talk of things interesting mostly to themselves.<br>• The <i>coherent</i>, who can verbally communicate facts and opinions but seldom say anything memorable.<br>• The <i>articulate</i>, who speak succinctly and clearly …

Four Work Habits That'll Make You A Leader In Your Next Role

It’s time to grow and find the leader within. Adopt these habits to level up your career worth:<p><b>Rely less on your boss.</b> When you first start a job, you’ll be asking a lot of questions. Meet frequently and build trust in order to get promoted. As you advance your career, increase the distance between …

Bad Body Language Habits You Need To Break ASAP

You know what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words. Now what if you didn’t just apply it to your Instagram account? What if you …

Simon Sinek: Why Leadership is Better 'Together'

The author and noted TED speaker answers your questions about achieving goals and team culture.<p>4 min read<p>You can’t do it alone. So don’t pretend you can.<p>When starting up, entrepreneurs can sometimes think they are superhuman and try to handle every detail, no matter how large or small, by …

Leadership

5 Tips for Effective Team Meetings

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Early on when your team is small it’s relatively simple to manage team coordination. In fact, with only two or three people scheduled meetings are often unnecessary.<p>However, as you grow it gets exponentially more difficult to …

Time Management

The Most Effective Teams Adapt To Change

It’s been said before that relationships in business are everything, and inherent to relating with others is working together as a team.<p>A recent <i>Economist</i> article stated that “teams have become the basic building-blocks of organizations,” and I disagree. I disagree because they’ve always <i>been</i> the …

7 Ways to Refocus on What's Truly Important

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all experienced periods of powerful, single-minded productivity—days, weeks or months when everything we want falls into place and we achieve our goals without much effort. Hooray! Awesome!<p>On the other hand, there are …

Time Management

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader: How to Change the Course of Your Career

Turning into a leader doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and strategy to develop leadership skills and put them into practice.<p>Want to be a leader? You'll have to walk the walk before you talk the talk.<p>That's the claim of Herminia Ibarra, a professor of leadership at the INSEAD School of …

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