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Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories

Here's how to grow your influence, boost your impression and make a powerful impact.<p>Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership …

Leadership

6 Lessons I Learned Teaching Leadership With a 4-Star General at West Point

What I learned teaching leadership with a four-star general at West Point.<p>Who is America's greatest leader?<p>Longtime readers of my column will remember Six Lessons I Learned at Lunch With the Best Leader in America, where I called Frances Hesselbein the nation's best leader.<p>It wasn't just my …

Leadership

3 Things You Should Regularly Tell Your Employees (But Probably Aren't)

Helpful conversations will increase employee engagement.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you went to business management school or learned how to manage employees in a non-traditional way, you know this -- positive reinforcement works. Offering such …

Employee Engagement

How Great Leaders Transform a Broken Culture

When you start with the right mindset, your team will follow you into battle.<p>Lasting change can only happen when the leaders authentically transform their mindset and believe in the mission. It all starts with inspiring a shift in mindset, and moving away from the sentiment of "that's just how …

Employment

Red Is Good: Why Smart Leaders Question The Green In Performance Dashboards

The senior executive of a global industrial conglomerate felt a knot of apprehension form in her stomach. She was looking at the latest report from the team in charge of a major change program. The dashboard was a sea of green, indicating that every part of the program was humming along just fine. …

How to Ask Purposeful Questions to Engage Your Team

Every leader has favorite questions, but they do not always elicit the insights they want.<p>Plenty of books are filled with lists of questions, but asking questions without a clear objective is like playing the question lotto. Very occasionally you might get lucky and win, but most of the time you …

purposeful

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 …

Self-help

Never Run Another Bad Meeting. Here's How.

Use these 2 techniques to set the right course.<p>Many meetings fail because they try to do too much. It's the "and" trap: Organizers say, "As long as we're holding the meeting, we might as well cover this and that and the other thing and something else." The problem is that the meeting becomes so …

Customers

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we've put together the 100 …

6 Tricks to Add Depth to Your Photos

One of the obstacles that all photographers face is figuring out how to make their images look less two-dimensional and more three-dimensional. Of …

Landscape Photography

Ten Tips For Your Best Performance Review Ever

The end of the year is a great time to look back and look forward. It’s the perfect time to capture your learning from the year that is ending and make plans for the new year.<p>Many working people have annual performance reviews at this time of year. I’m not a fan of annual performance reviews, but …

Career Development

Avoid dull snapshots: Tips for taking stunning pictures

Smartphone cameras have seen dramatic improvements, but technology alone won't produce shots that grab attention.<p>That's where the human eye comes in. Here are eight tips to keep in mind when composing that shot, whether of family during the holidays or sights during a vacation. You don't need to …

How Steve Jobs Got the Absolute Best Out of His Teams

Love him or hate him, there's one thing Steve Jobs did extremely well.<p>Steven Paul Jobs was impassioned, a captivating speaker, and had an uncanny ability to see the future. But many who knew Apple's co-founder also described him as impatient, petulant, and difficult.<p>If I described your boss as …

Leadership

The Essence Of A Leader

"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." - Ronald Reagan<p>Lately I have really been focused on what true leadership actually is. Many times when I come across the word leader I see the word follower …

3 Leadership Traps to Avoid

Starting a business is difficult. It’s not for everyone. Once you decide to leave corporate America behind and forge ahead on your own, it’s easy to …

How the Best Leaders Truly Connect With Their Employees

Here are eight ways to be real with your staff.<p>Leadership has been written and talked about for decades, with great authors defining it in different ways calling it different things. In the end, most of these folks have been talking about the same things.<p>The simple truth is that leadership (and …

Employment

Are You In A Leadership Role? Here's What You Need To Know About Your Brain

Human beings actually have three brains. Both our hearts and our intestines have neural tissue. So there is the heart-brain, the gut-brain and the brain that sits in our cranium (or, if you count the one that sits in our cranium as three—reptile, mammalian, and human neo-cortex—then we actually …

The Brain

Ten Things A Good Manager Won't Ask Employees To Do

Millions of words have been written and published about what it takes to become a strong leader. We should talk about another aspect of leadership, which is the fact that it’s really hard to be a great leader because the corporate and institutional framework make it much easier to manage badly than …

Employment

5 simple ways to remember everything you learn

So if you are having trouble keeping some of these details sharp, chances are you're not alone.<p>But there is a group of people whose main goal is to make what you see and hear stick. These "memory athletes" travel the world to showcase their skills — and a group of them is set to compete this June …

21 Core Beliefs That Will Take Your Leadership From Good to Great

If you live your beliefs you can turn the world around.<p>Great leaders come from all eras, all levels of society, and all cultures--but there are certain beliefs great leaders share. These core beliefs are the foundation of your leadership, the things that will help you become successful. See how …

Leadership

5 Incredible Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Game of Thrones

True power comes from where people believe it comes from.<p><i>What are the best leadership lessons to learn from Game of Thrones? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mira Zaslove, Fortune 500</b> …

Game of Thrones

How to turn your iPhone into a hologram projector

We’re going to be waiting a few years (or decades?) before Apple gets around to adding holographic displays to the iPhone, but did you know there’s actually a wicked-simple trick that lets you turn your iPhone into a hologram machine?<p>This isn’t the work of crazy science fiction. It’s based on the …

How to live stream the big Apple event on March 9th

Following months of anticipation, Apple has finally announced that it will host a special event this spring. Invitations were sent out earlier today, …

How to delete mysterious ‘other’ data from your iPhone and iPad

There’s nothing more frustrating than a beautiful iPhone that has zero GB of storage left. Especially when you see that a lot of room is actually taken up by a mysterious “other” section that just seems to grow bigger over time.<p>In today’s handy video, I’m going to show you a few quick methods to …

Apps

How to Auto Fill Credit Card Information Using Your iPhone Camera

Position the card within the frame that appears on your screen. It will read the information. Make sure it’s correct and tap Next.<p>You will need to enter your security code manually.<p>Tap Next so your card can be verified and follow the instructions on your screen. Your credit card company will likely …

How to fix a cracked iPhone 6 display yourself in just 5 minutes

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are positively gorgeous smartphones. They feature sleek designs and big, bright, beautiful displays. The new …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

What Are Widgets, Plus How to Add Them to iPhone's Today View

Beginning with iOS 8, iPhone users finally got the ability to customize their interface by adding widgets for iPhone to the Notification Center. We can still add widgets in iOS 11, these days to what Apple calls the Today View, which can be accessed by swiping right on the first Home screen on your …