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The 6 Toughest Employee Personalities and How to Manage Them | Inc.com

Being the boss is never easy, but some employees make it particularly difficult. How do you cope with those who do their jobs well but are equally skilled at annoying both you and their colleagues? Tim Eisenhauer, co-founder of Axero Solutions, which makes the workplace intranet Communifire, has …

Employment

Think You're Management Material? Answer These 10 Questions Honestly To Find Out

Everyone thinks they have what it takes to be in charge (just look at the 2016 presidential race!), but that’s far from the truth (again, look at the 2016 presidential race). Not every employee who aspires to become a manager is cut out for the role. If you’ve decided being a boss is the next …

Work-life Balance

Good CEOs aren’t busy

<i>How to grow from a 5 person company to a 500 person company.</i><p><i>“Once you build out your executive team you’ll have so much time on your hands you won’t</i> …

35 Ways You Can Spend to Save in 2016

Being a savvy shopper makes you a smart saver.<p>According to a recent survey by Fidelity, year after year Americans’ top financial resolutions are to …

9 ways to make your life easier without spending a fortune

The gist of it was this: When you are a child, you have energy and time but no money; when you are a young adult, you have energy and money but no time; when you are an older adult, you have money and time but no energy.<p>The whole "energy and time but no money" thing was true for me for the first 22 …

17 Signs You Are Stepping Towards Success, Even If You Don't Feel You Are.

Not sure if you’re on the right curve along the road to success?<p>There are lots of times when all of us feel that success is far from our reach. We …

Sound Like a Leader With These 5 Simple Sentence Starters

What you say at work directly impacts what others think about your leadership potential.<p>You're not sure if others see your leadership potential at work, and you don't know why. You work hard. You have the skills. You follow the rules, but you still haven't been recognized for your contributions. …

10 Habits of Ultra-Likeable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Entrepreneurship

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

These Four Letters Could Make You the Best...Boss...Ever

The modern workplace is full of abbreviations: KPI, ROI, SWOT. But it’s a bit of alphabet soup from decades ago that could prove most critical to the …

Five Signs Your Boss Is Incompetent

One of the most broken aspects of our broken workplace structure is that we all feel judged at work, almost all the time.<p>We can’t relax because we feel that someone is looking down on us, evaluating us or timing us. It is somebody’s job to make sure we’re doing a good job. We are always under the …

Customer Service

10 Ways to Spot an Exceptional Employee

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; …

This is How the Most Successful Leaders Make Tough Decisions

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

"Renting Is Throwing Money Away" Is Completely False

You might have heard the old adage “renting is throwing money away.” It seems like common sense. You don’t buy anything when you rent, but you keep …

Plug bullet wounds in 20 seconds with this FDA-approved syringe

A sponge-filled syringe designed to close up gaping gunshot wounds in seconds has been approved for use in America's civilian population. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the device — originally developed for use by the military — can now be deployed by civilian first responders to …

Product Manager Vs Project Manager

The disciplines of Product Management and Project Management are so intertwined that in many companies the same person is responsible for both. Look …

10 New Leadership Books You Must Read in 2016

<i>Update: For a look at the latest picks on top management books, you’ll want to read Best Management Books for 2017.</i><p>As the year winds to a close, …

How to Start Managing Your Money, For Those Who Never Learned Growing Up

How you manage, spend, and invest your money can have a profound impact on your life, yet very few schools teach these important skills. Learning …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement