Jeff Hempker

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I’m a Great CEO and I'm Not a Loud Powerhouse

My STEM education gave me a different approach.<p>As a self-described “technical CEO” of a data and technology company, I understand the importance of a …

Education

Should Your Brand Lead With Its Values?

Evaluating companies’ polarizing political stances.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast Company<i>.</i><p>There’s a way of being in the world that’s “all things to all people.” When a person is said to be that way, it’s not typically a flattering …

Fair Trade

How Companies Can Make Their Workers Happier

It seems like a straightforward proposition: Treat your employees well and they’ll work hard for your company, which will lead to superior financial …

The Workplace

Leadership advice: How Amazon maintains focus while competing in so many industries at once

Amazon started as an online book-seller in 1994, but fast forward two decades later and the company finds itself competing in so many industries — …

Cloud Computing

This CEO Tests Interviewees With an Especially Honest Form of Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Every CEO has his or her way.<p>Some people respond to that way. And some think it's the way of the Beelzebub family.<p>Please decide what you think of what Erika Nardini does to test potential …

Emotional Intelligence

Leaders Need To Lead From The Bottom

<b>Published Date:</b> 2017-07-18 16:12:38 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Innovation, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Strategic Thinking, Strategy <b><br>Title:</b> Leaders Need To Lead From …

TED Talks

This simple speaking trick can make you more influential at work

If you've ever been interrupted at work, you know how frustrating it can be.<p>And if you've been the culprit, it could hurt your reputation over time, …

Public Speaking

Why This CEO Plans Out Every Minute of His Day -- Even Time to Think

XO Group CEO Mike Steib shares his secrets to successful leadership.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In this series, Leader Board, we speak with CEOs, managers, founders and others who lead organizations to learn what makes them tick, what they look for in new hires and</i> …

Leadership

7 Things That Trustworthy People Do Differently | Inc.com

Trust. It's a crucial element of every successful relationship -- whether professional or personal. But, as important as it is, that doesn't necessarily mean it's easily granted.<p>Indeed, for most of us, trust is something that needs to be earned. It's not haphazardly doled out like free t-shirts at …

Self-improvement

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

10 Behaviors of immensely successful entrepreneurs

Share7<p>Tweet<p>Share12<p>+13<p>Shares 22<p>All successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common that they know how to manage all the dimensions of their lives, …

3 Easy Stretches You Can Do At Your Desk | Men's Health

The three moves in the video above activate the muscles that don’t get used while you sit—your glutes and your core—and open up the areas that get tight—your hip flexors and groin. That way you can hit the ground running at the gym and perform your exercises with better form.<p>And yeah, you may be …

50 Tax Deductions You Didn't Know About

From home renovation deductions to hobby expenses.<p>Tax deductions reduce your taxable income by accounting for expenses you’ve incurred. The IRS …

Personal Finance

The 62 richest people own as much wealth as the poorest half the world's population

Timed to coincide with this week's gathering of many of the super-rich at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, the report calls for urgent action to deal with a trend showing that 1% of people own more wealth than the other 99% combined.<p>Oxfam said that the wealth of the poorest 50% dropped by …

Income Inequality

The Napa Valley Guide | Goop

As total winos, we’re constantly taking notes on the best spots in Napa (cue Escapes for Foodies and Winos). The classics, like The French Laundry, …

Napa Valley

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Yahoo!'s Board Rejects CEO's Strategy

After a few days of deliberation, Yahoo!'s Board rejected Marissa Mayer's strategy to spin-off its 15 percent stake in Alibaba estimated to be worth $31 billion into a new company called Aabaco. Instead some are surprised that the Board may be looking to spin off Yahoo!'s core Internet business, …

Advertising

How to Run a Meeting of People from Different Cultures

When you’re running a meeting with people from different cultures, you need to consider your colleagues’ different needs and approaches. How do you brainstorm ideas, make decisions, and address conflict in a way that is comfortable for everyone? Which culture’s preferences should be the default? …

Management

5 Reasons Your Business Plan Sucks and How You Can Change It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of you will have a business plan for your startup, as this document acts as the blueprint and roadmap for your company. Whether it is to share with management to help with strategy or present to investors for funding, the business …

Small Business

A Wall Street CEO perfectly explained the hot theory for the economy, markets and everything

Moelis & Co. chief executive Ken Moelis was on CNBC's Closing Bell on Thursday, and brought up one of his favorite topics: technological deflation.<p>The idea here is that technological advancements help drive prices down, whether it's through lowering the cost of production (think manufacturing), …

Wall Street

How to Treat Dry, Flaky Skin | Men's Health

How to Stop Dry, Flaky Skin<p>Stop your skin from shedding with these super easy tips<p>Thinkstock<p>As temperatures chill out, your skin may freak out. Cooler, dryer air sucks moisture from your skin, causing cracks in its outermost layer.<p>“This is called ‘barrier dysfunction,’ and your skin starts to break …

Opinion: These are my 15 favorite dividend stocks

What would you think of a portfolio of high-quality dividend-paying stocks that yields 3.5%?<p>I thought so.<p>Just such a portfolio exists, courtesy of …

Investing

Entrepreneurs Make These 6 Mistakes All Too Often | Inc.com

As I've mentioned previously, learning how to sell is great preparation for starting your own company. Entrepreneurs who know how to sell are usually far more successful than those who don't.<p>However, knowing how to sell and knowing how to manage salespeople are two very different things. In some …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Leadership Books of 2015

Hone your management skills with the latest and greatest books on teams and leadership.<p>Over the next few weeks, I'll be revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 15th) the very best of the best.<p>So far, I've chosen the top 10 "start your …

Leadership

Lose Belly Fat With Just Two Exercises | Men's Health

That’s right: When asked to create a super-effective, calorie-torching routine, Cosgrove gave us a workout that had readers do only a dumbbell swing and a squat thrust.<p>This confused some folks, who wondered, “How can you lose fat with just two exercises?”<p>Cosgrove’s response: “Running is just one …

The Hardest 30-Minute Body-Weight Workout | Men's Health

After all, intensity is the inverse of duration. The shorter the workout, the harder you need to push.<p>So I want you to throw yourself into the fire for 30 minutes straight. Dig deep, and find the willpower you need to go all out from start to finish. Conquer your self doubt. Push longer and …

2 Pushup Workouts That Hit Every Muscle in Your Core

Your shoulders, chest, arms, and abs won’t know what hit them<p>There are more ways to do pushups than just about any other exercise, which means your mind and muscles will never get bored.<p>But if you need some inspiration for your arsenal, check out these two up-and-down pushup workouts from <i>Men’s</i> …

Workouts

Animal-Inspired Exercises That Spur New Muscle Growth | Men's Health

<i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour recommends the latter. That’s because these movements promote shoulder, wrist, and hand strength, core stability, and total-body mobility.<p>They can also spice up your standard routine, challenging your mind and body in new ways and spurring muscle …

The Workout That Will Pump Up Your Arms in 10 Minutes Flat | Men's Health

Instead of a pair of dumbbells or a barbell, you’ll grab a band for the curl and a kettlebell for the kickback.<p>The reason: Muscles adapt quickly to exercise, so even the smallest tweak to a movement—like switching the implement—can accelerate growth and build strength throughout your arms, says …

2 Exercises That Build Stronger, Bigger Legs | Men's Health

The single-leg box squat and the stepup can help you fill out your favorite pair of jeans, fire up your metabolic engine, improve your athleticism, protect your lower back, and bullet proof your knees, he says.<p>And there are even more benefits if you do them eccentrically.<p>The eccentric …