In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is Berrett-Koehler Publishers. them?
I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the
By Jonathan Steiman, founder and CEO of Peak Support. The most important lesson I've learned about leadership didn't come from a boss or CEO. It didn't come from a leadership guru. It came from a someone
Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you
In an era where high-profile, sexual harassment allegations continue to roll in, and Facebook's data-privacy scandal grows steadily worse, it's evident this country is faced with a crisis -- the absence
The best way for a manager to be successful is to build a top-notch team. But when most managers take on new positions, they hesitate to act quickly in replacing poor performing incumbents. Months later,
Contrary to popular belief, employees value many things more than the amount of money they're being paid. If they're treated right, employees will not only work for less, they'll be happier and more productive
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. We live in a world where the chase for power is increasing. Someone is always getting thrown under the bus so another person can get ahead.
I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings
A survey of over 25,800 companies showed that fully 20 percent had dumped dreaded annual performance ratings. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For years, performance ratings
“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation.
I have several favorite chocolate bars. Crunchie is one. Toffee and chocolate. What a combination. So too is a Reese Cup. Peanut butter and chocolate? Yes please. And don’t get me started about a caramel-filled
One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs. It's one thing to be good
If you’ve ever cringed in a meeting when your direct report was talking, you know how tough it can be to watch a team member undermine themselves. Maybe the person is interrupting colleagues too often.
When's the last time you laughed during a meeting? I don't mean a sardonic chuckle in response to a mind-numbingly boring presentation--I'm taking about uncontrollable, eyes-watering, almost-peed-your-pants
What if you were faced with firing one of your top performers? Not because they weren't performing. Not because they broke a law. But because they were destroying your company's culture from the inside
Work isn't recess but it shouldn't be detention, either. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The last thing any manager wants their team members to do is dread coming to work
How to make sure your next hire is a great one. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Your business is growing and it’s time for you to hire an employee or two. You blanket the
The language used to describe something can make a huge difference in our perceptions. Writer and fitness expert James Fell posted a request to "badly explain your profession" on his Facebook Page. He
The key to luring executive talent is knowing where to start searching and how to keep them engaged after the hire. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Recruiting is like hunting.
For 2,000 years, believers and nonbelievers alike have fought over the meaning and traditions of a repeatedly reinvented holiday By Gerry Bowler For most of the last two millennia, people have been arguing
When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what a
The business environment is changing at a fast pace. With rapidly evolving technology and an increasingly diverse and growing workforce, our understanding of performance is being challenged as well. If
We know that emotions are contagious. Research by UC San Diego’s James Fowler and Harvard’s Nicholas Christakis has shown that happiness is contagious, for example. If you have a friend who is happy, probability
Millennials will represent 40% of the total workforce by 2020. Like it or not, they are critical to the success and sustainability of your business. If they don’t want to work for you, your organization