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How to Effectively Train Millennials in the Workplace

A new generation of learners requires a new approach to workplace training. Here are the six elements needed to professionally develop your Millennial employees.<p>According to Bersin by Deloitte, a leading research and advisory services firm, talent development is the second biggest challenge facing …

Employee Engagement

5 Ways to Convert Employees into Intrapreneurs

It can be difficult to empower employees and get them to behave like entrepreneurs. It's not an easy thing to do despite the benefits, including creating a culture of iteration, innovation, and learning among your employees.<p>Lean Startup teaches startups and organizations the world over how to use …

Business Strategy

3 Clear Signs a Millennial Is Not a Team Player

"I'm really upset about this" could be one sign that someone doesn't know how to resolve conflict.<p>"That's not my problem."<p>"I don't know what to do."<p>"I'm really upset about this."<p>These comments reveal something about an employee who is in the 18-34 age group. Millennials tend to focus on their own …

Leadership
Employee Engagement

Thinking of starting your own business? Read these 3 books.

These reads will teach you how to handle your finances, set up systems, and manage people.<p>January 20, 2017 —If you’re considering starting your own …

7 Things Grandpa Joe Taught My Brother and Me About Entrepreneurship

The example and wisdom of a revered elder has reverberated in the lives of his two entrepreneurial grandsons.<p>Serial entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My brother, Matthew, and I can credit a lot of our …

Entrepreneurship

2 Early-Warning Signs Your Leadership Style Is Too Harsh For Your Employees

Leaders are under huge pressure to get results. But sometimes that pressure manifests into a leadership style that’s so harsh it makes employees buckle under the intensity. As I’ve noted elsewhere, there’s a fine line between pushing people to achieve greatness and pushing so hard that it makes …

Leadership

Mark Cuban shares his best advice for young people taking on a leadership position for the first time

Cuban, who regularly guides fledgling companies as an investor on "Shark Tank," is also the owner of the Dallas Mavericks.<p>Asked for his best advice for young people taking on their first leadership positions, he wrote:<p>"Pay attention to what's happening around you. Don't think there's just one way …

Mark Cuban

7 Ways Employees Demonstrate They’re Ready for a Leadership Role

To determine what leaders expect to see from a potential leader, and to help you demonstrate that you are ready for a leadership role, we asked …

Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

4 Questions Smart Leaders Always Ask Employees to Improve Their Performance

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Kill Now

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make now that will instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and a leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just …

8 Conversations You Should Be Having With Customers on Social Media

Have these conversations and start understanding your customers better<p>You don't talk to your customers enough. Truth be told, none of us do. There's so much to be learned from your audience, but at the end of the day, I think it's safe to say that we've all let countless opportunities go by where …

How To Get Promoted Into A Leadership Role

If you feel stuck in the “middle lane” of middle management, struggling to merge into the fast lane of executive leadership, it’s time for a tune-up. You might be the hardest-working member of your team, supervising dozens of employees who sacrifice their weekends whenever you ask them to, but that …

Leadership

Why the Best Leaders Actually Work Behind the Scene

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

How the Smartest Leaders Use Humility as a Weapon--to Improve Their Team

Turns out, the best leaders are humble. Here's how they do it.<p>Confidence -- we're all attracted to it in great leaders. But take one wrong step and we find arrogance.<p>Enter humility.<p>This often misunderstood word first struck me in the context of leadership when Jim Collins mentioned it in his …

Leadership

How to Use Military Strategy to Build Better Habits

Sun Tzu was a legendary military strategist in ancient China and he is the author of the famous book, The Art of War. He was a master of “soft power” …

Self-improvement

Want to Be a Good Boss? Start by Understanding Why You Want to Lead: Research explores the pros and cons of two distinct leadership styles.

Kids on the playground and military generals both know that there are two ways to hold onto power. You either dominate everyone and demand their …

Leadership

5 Lessons From CrossFit That Will Make You More Successful

Some people think CrossFit is just a path to a better body. Turns out it's actually a solid path to success.<p>If you ever saw me in person you would know right away that I am not someone who spends my time doing CrossFit workouts. In truth, given the opportunity for exercise (which I do not get …

Loneliness

How to Give Difficult Employees Constructive Criticism That Gets Results

<b>Dear Annie:</b> A friend sent me your column on why new managers need to learn how to delegate, because I’ve only been a boss for a few months myself …

Leadership

Why Teams Fail: The C-Word

Silicon Valley is bubbling these days. Uber recently raised $3.5B (that’s right, that’s B for Billions). Almost 60% of San Francisco’s houses are now valued above $1M (fewer than 20% were just a few years ago). And the US National Basketball (featuring major Golden State Warriors players) just came …

Golden State Warriors

Study Reveals the Best Way to Tell Customers “Thank You” in the Digital Age

Study Shows Consumers Liked to Be Told "Thank You" When Done Correctly<p>As was discussed in a recent article, building brand loyalty with your customers is a great long-term strategy for the success of the business. There are a lot of ways to build brand loyalty, such as rewards programs or by having …

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

99% of all thoughts are useless but they’re still controlling your life.<p>I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time …

Self-help

How to Determine if Someone is Actually a Leader

Positions don’t make leaders, leaders make positions. I’ve said that thousands of times in presentations and many other people have said it and …

Leadership

The One Thing You Need to Remember When Assigning Tasks to Your Team

There are only two ways to create value: through projects and processes. Leaders need to understand the difference and make sure they put “project …

7 Horrible Ways to Lead a Team (and the 1 Mistake Everyone Makes)

If you do this, you are not a leader.<p>Leadership is not, "Hey, you, go do this thing for me."<p>When we think about leadership, we tend to think in terms of hierarchy--those at "the top" are considered "the leaders" and those at the bottom are considered "the followers."<p>The problem with this sort of …

Leadership

10 Best Ways to Keep Employees Happy, Engaged, and Motivated

Here's what leaders and employees can do together to boost employee engagement and motivation.<p>If you haven't heard, it's worth repeating: Gallup revealed that in 2015, only 32 percent of U.S. workers were considered "engaged" in their jobs, meaning they were involved in, enthusiastic about, and …

Why Every Entrepreneur Must Follow the 10X Rule

Entrepreneurs and startup leaders must adhere to this 10X mindset, and here are ways to put it into action.<p>As co-founder of a startup, I am constantly juggling my priorities to focus on the initiatives that will help our company grow as fast as possible.<p>As we scale, I think about things with a 10X …

What Leaders Actually Do to Inspire and Motivate

Lets leave intellectual theory behind. These are the nuts and bolts of great leadership, and you can apply it starting today.<p>Back when I was doing the corporate grind, Bruce was the first boss (and my favorite to this day) that exposed me to the very practice of "Servant Leadership." That's how he …

Here’s Where Most Companies Go Wrong When Looking for Job Candidates

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …