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15 Podcasts That Will Make You Feel Smarter

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the podcast options out there, but narrowing down your choices to the titles that will teach you something while …

Sesame Street

Her Response To An Unwanted Compliment Shows Why Such Interactions Can Be So Problematic

"You’re SUPPOSED to say thank you."<p>Many women have been there before. We're out and about, minding our own business, when we receive a spontaneous …

Feminism

4 Resources You Already Have Are Enough to Crush Every Challenge

Every problem has a solution.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If Isaac Newton were a businessman, he might have said the size and significance of your goal brings with it an equal or greater amount of challenges you will have to overcome in order to achieve …

Entrepreneurship

7 tips to find the right industry and position for your next career move

Don’t have an accidental life or career. Often more planning goes into a summer vacation than a 40-year career or 90-year life. Spend purposeful time …

Employment

5 Brilliant Things Smart Bosses Do to Manage Tough Employees | Inc.com

Occasionally showing up late to work or missing a day is not an issue. But with chronic tardiness, absenteeism, and other irresponsible behaviors detrimental to the workplace, problem employees can take down company morale and stifle productivity.<p>Some companies are known for docking the pay of …

Leadership

Why Are You So Tired? 5 Most Common Sleep Mistakes

My friend, the mother of a 2-year-old son and 2-month-old baby daughter, owns a hoodie with the words "I'm Tired" printed in big block letters. That …

Sleep

4 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Time and Empower Their Teams

We know that controlling what we pay attention to is the key to living an intentional life. According to an informal poll of my clients, one of the biggest impediments to attention management is “O.P.P.” — other people’s problems. This is a particular problem for my clients in leadership who find …

Leadership

How the heatwave is revealing hidden landscapes and forgotten ruins

While we’ve been blessed with an uncharacteristic wave of hot, dry weather this summer, many of us are lamenting the loss of our lawns.<p>Parks, gardens and public spaces have been starved of water and most of the population are - for the first time in their lives - having difficulty remembering the …

Archaeology

Spain to introduce ‘yes means yes’ sexual consent law

Spain’s socialist government is to introduce a law on consent aimed at removing ambiguity in rape cases.<p>Under the law, consent would have to be explicit. It states that “yes means yes” and anything else, including silence, means no. Sex without explicit consent would therefore be considered …

Europe

Why employees say these companies have figured out flexible work

Hint: It’s more about culture than scheduling.<p>Flexible schedules rank way up there among working women’s top priorities at their employers. In fact, 62% of women who use my company’s employer-review platform InHerSight call flexibility a “must-have.” But all too often, requests to work remotely to …

The Workplace

Experts say too many people suffer from a 'delusional belief' about their careers that doesn't do them any favors

Choosing a career can be a daunting proposition.<p>But part of the reason why may be because we're looking at career paths the wrong way.<p>That's what a growing number of experts are saying. Last week, psychology researcher Tania Luna and Weight Watchers International executive Jordan Cohen said modern …

Career Development

Do you come across as arrogant? 5 workplace behaviors to curb

Many of us have had to battle the specter of arrogance at one time or another. No one is perfect, and the particularly intelligent must be especially …

Communication Skills

An 8-Year Study Reveals the Key to a High-Performing Culture--and 8 Ways to Build It

Build trust and fuel organizational performance by focusing on these 8 components.<p>You can invest in the latest technology, lean out processes, and add as many extra employee incentives as you want. However, if you're going to motivate your workforce and create a high-performing organization, then …

Employee Engagement

The Seven Deadly Sins To Avoid When You Interview

I wince when I watch most hiring managers interview their candidates.<p>As an executive recruiter, I’ve made every interviewing mistake in the book. Having finally learned the right way to interview job candidates, it’s painful to see others make the same mistakes that I made time and time again.<p>As I …

Employment

12 Actions You Can Take to Become a Better Person and a Better Leader

Leadership has little to do with dominance and a great deal to do with understanding the problems and motivations of other people.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are certain universal aspirations we’re all hoping to attain in our lifetime. We all want …

Self-help

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Emotional Intelligence

Good Samaritan Passengers Give Teacher $530 for Students

It’s not everyday that people feel charitable while sitting within the close confines of an airplane, but when a Chicago school teacher told a fellow …

Good Samaritans

9 Annoying Habits to Banish From Your Life Now

People will want to spend more time with you when you do.<p>Whether it's a friend or family member, the people in your life are not perfect. And frankly, neither are you. Here are several abundantly common behaviors which don't do anyone any good. If any of these habits are yours, the time to stop is …

Self-help

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

CEOs

This Temple Honors the Egyptian Queen Who Ruled as King

TravelWomen of Impact<p>Hatshepsut's temple is one of the world’s most striking architectural masterpieces, but perhaps even more noteworthy is the woman who commissioned it.<p>Beneath the sheer, stark cliffs of Deir el Bahri, the mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut reveals one of the most extraordinary reigns …

Ancient History

The 2 Types of Respect Leaders Must Show

<b>Kristie Rogers,</b> an assistant professor of management at Marquette University, has identified a free and abundant resource most leaders aren’t giving employees enough of: respect. She explains the two types of workplace respect, how to communicate them, and what happens when you don’t foster both. …

Leadership

Three Ways To Evolve Toward Leading A People-First Company

There’s buzz surrounding the idea of companies creating people-first cultures. But what does this mean, and how do you evolve if your company isn’t currently practicing a people-first mentality? After starting and growing three companies from the ground up, I’ve spent my career leading in this …

Employee Engagement

How To Give Your Boss The Bottom Line (That'll Make You Look Good)

Bosses are busy. They are looking to you to synthesize, summarize and recommend information upon which they can act. Show your manager your executive thinking skills, and feed them the main point rather than a long-winded explanation. Here are five ways to help you give your boss the bottom line …

Leadership

Our 10 favorite quotes from inspiring women worldwide!

Happy International Women’s Day! What better way to celebrate our favorite holiday than sharing the voices and photos of women we are lucky to know, …

Human Rights

Four Ways To Make Your Leader Love You

Every leader needs trusted employees. Many leaders get disillusioned when a person on their team fails to perform or even try to understand what a leader needs or desires. In fact, one of the most undervalued components of the boss-employee relationship is the level of confidence that the boss has …

Employment

Give yourself a performance review right now. Here’s how

It’s easier to make a case for a raise and promotion when you have a clear sense of your own performance. Unfortunately, that part is never easy.<p>If you were asked offhandedly to assess your work performance, chances are you’d say you’re smart, hardworking, well-liked by your coworkers, and …

Management

7 Skills That Aren’t About to Be Automated

Today’s young professionals grew up in an age of mind-boggling technological change, seeing the growth of the internet, the invention of the smartphone, and the development of machine-learning systems. These advances all point toward the total automation of our lives, including the way we work and …

Albert Einstein

Here's What Jeff Bezos Prefers to Work-Life Balance and Why You Should Live By It

Work-life balance naively suggests working and non-working hours should be evenly apportioned.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon is known for building a culture that values hard work. So much so that the organization has received criticism from current and …

Jeff Bezos

Tight Budget? 13 Affordable Ways To Reward Your Team For Their Hard Work

If you want to keep your top employees, a little appreciation can go a long way. Employees who feel that their efforts are valued and recognized tend to be more loyal, and in today’s competitive job market, you can’t afford not to invest in employee recognition.<p>But what if you don’t have the spare …

Employee Engagement

6 phrases (and 6 words) you should never include in a cover letter

It goes without saying that you always want to present yourself in the best possible light when you’re job searching. From how you structure your …

Employment