Jerzy Wójcik

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If You Master This Listening Technique, You'll Hear What People Don't Say Out Loud

Learning to "hear offers" like an improviser can turn obstacles into opportunities.<p>Most of the leaders I work with as a coach and trainer already know they need to be better listeners -- they've read the articles about the central role listening plays in building teams, managing change, achieving …

Leadership

The Gig Economy’s False Promise

The promises Silicon Valley makes about the gig economy can sound appealing. Its digital technology lets workers become entrepreneurs, we are told, freed from the drudgery of 9-to-5 jobs. Students, parents and others can make extra cash in their free time while pursuing their passions, maybe …

Yuval Harari, author of Sapiens, on how meditation made him a better historian

What kind of mind creates a book like Sapiens? A clear one.<p>Yuval Noah Harari’s first book, <i>Sapiens</i>, was an international sensation. The Israeli historian’s mind-bending tour through the trump of <i>Homo sapiens</i> is a favorite of, among others, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama. His new book,</i> …

Meditation

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

In a recent interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that serious thinkers and writers should get off Twitter.<p>It wasn’t a critique of the 140-character medium or even the quality of the social media discourse in the age of fake news.<p>It was a call to get beyond …

Meditation

Will the Gig Economy Make the Office Obsolete?

The gig economy, where independent consultants, contractors, and freelancers create portfolios of work in lieu of one full-time job, is transforming the way we work by disconnecting work from an office. In the traditional jobs economy, employers often require employee attendance in the office five …

The Workplace

5 Steps to Creating a Productive Mind

Understanding the psychology behind why you are so busy will change how you perceive time.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you feel overwhelmed, behind schedule and stressed out most days? Whether I'm speaking to an employee, entrepreneur or vice president …

Time Management

Warning! Are You Hindering Your Employees' Creativity?

Four ways to keep innovation alive as your company grows<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups tend to build multitasking champions. Daily, entrepreneurs and their team members deal with a fast-paced, ever-changing set of responsibilities demanding feedback, …

Innovation

Worldview

“I’m skeptical of being an entrepreneur for the sake of being an entrepreneur,” says Geoff Lewis, a Principal on the Investment Team at Founders Fund. “It’s about worldview – we’re look for someone who has got a really contrarian view of the future,” he said pointing to SpaceX, the space …

Rethinking the Corporate Love Affair with Change

Managers have a tendency to belittle the people we see as “resistant to change” – the employees who don’t change fast enough.<p>But this bias toward speed and change – and above all, speedy change — belies humanity’s innate, and often advantageous, embrace of a <i>blend</i> of change and stability. The …

Management

10 Reasons Why You Haven't Fulfilled Your Potential

Brutal truths on why you keep getting in the way of your dreams.<p>You're frustrated that you aren't where you think you should be in life. With your career, your family, and your bank account--and you can't put your finger on the problem. You just want to be happy.<p>Here's the brutal reality you need …

Motivation

5 Ways to Know Whether You Have the DNA of an Entrepreneur

Persistent people who seek creative freedom often crave entrepreneurship.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that in today’s society, being an entrepreneur makes you some sort of rockstar. The title itself has an appeal that makes anyone and everyone with …

Entrepreneurship

Want More from Your Employees… Make it Personal

Don’t underestimate the value of getting to know your employees and vendors as people. For developing great working relationships plan time for …

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

The CEO of tech giant VMware gave us his best advice for becoming a CEO

He was born in Pennsylvania and grew up working on the family farm. "Our family raised dairy cows, pigs, soybeans, and sorghum," Gelsinger told Forbes.<p>But when he was a teenager, Gelsinger stumbled into the technology industry after trying out a trade-school test. He now refers to the exam as "my …

Careers

How 3 Social Superstars Built Huge Followings Fast

Build an audience of millions in record time with these secrets.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bodyguards, supercars, models, playboy mansions, helicopters, private jets, and "baller" lifestyles. Sound like a movie—or the dream of every 16-year-old teenage …

Social Media

5 Ways to Negotiate What You Want, When You Want It | Inc.com

<b>ne·go·ti·ate verb;</b><p>1. To obtain or bring about by discussion.<p>2. To find a way over or through (an obstacle or difficult path).<p>Indeed these two definitions are daily activities in an entrepreneur's life. Over the years as CEO of <b>Prima-Temp</b>, I've learned that negotiating - with everyone from potential …

Being An Entrepreneur Will Ruin Your Life Forever, And That May Be A Good Thing

13 signs that a change is due in your life.<p>Twice in my professional life, I have reacted poorly due to corporate frustration. Once, after the umpteenth phone call with a bureaucratic non-creative type, I hung up on her, slammed the phone down (no cell phones back then), and kicked a door so hard …

Hung Up

How to Turn Company Values Into Shared Employee Beliefs

Find out how to get your employees to embody the values you want your company to stand for.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Glenn Llopis’s book</i> The Innovation Mentality<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble<p>Nurturing shared …

Leadership

How To Influence People And Sell More? Stop Pitching And Ask These Questions

You don't need to come up with something new in order to win the deal; you just have to be different enough to stand out in the prospect's mind.<p>I met Ali Mirza of Rose Garden Consulting, a sales consulting firm, for the first time a few months back after having spoken to him on the phone a couple …

Profit

How to Make Millions Selling One Simple Thing

Coffee is not all beans and brew. The secret to sales success came right from demand for a single cup.<p>Entrepreneurs are a special breed. The risk is tremendous, but the reward is whatever you can imagine... that is, if you can make it. A lot of businesses don't, and I think one of those reasons is …

Business Strategy

3 Simple Steps to Automate Your Content Marketing

Creating content marketing eats up your time. Here's how to use automation to get better, quicker results.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a business owner who has to perform multiple tasks in a day -- sometimes simultaneously -- you likely appreciate the …

Marketing

4 Things You Need to Do Before You Launch a New Product

Product launches can be hectic, and can easily go haywire if you don't plan them properly.<p>You're going to launch a new product, but you're not sure how to get started. Product launches can be hectic, and can easily go haywire if you don't plan them properly.<p>Remember the Fire Phone? Amazon's …

Product Management

Prioritize These Two Things and Watch Your Productivity (and Your Life) Transform

Follow these prioritization tips and watch your productivity transform.<p>Imagine this: It's 3 pm, you have a weekly team meeting in an hour, and a 6 pm deadline looming--but you've only managed to check off one item on your lengthy to-do list.<p>We've all experienced days like this; days where no matter …

Time Management

It’s okay to be too busy

After rescheduling three times due to unforeseen work travel, I recently made plans to get together with a long-time internet friend in Washington, DC.<p>“Hey!” I DMed him, “any chance you would want to meet me for a drink somewhere by Union Station around 7pm after work on Tuesday? I have an 8:30pm …

Wall Street

How a Country the Size of North Carolina Became a Global Startup Hub

Second only to Silicon Valley, the Swedish capital has produced the most billion-dollar companies, per capita. It's also the No. 2 city for fast-growing companies, according to the 2017 Inc. 5000 Europe.<p>You've heard of Ericsson, Skype, and Spotify. But Stockholm has nurtured many other soon-to-be …

University of Pennsylvania

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

Why even the best feedback can bring out the worst in us

Our minds have many cunning strategies for shunning feedback – but there are ways to avoid these traps, say psychologists Robert Nash and Naomi Winstone.<p>There’s a curious thing about people. All of us are driven in some way or another to achieve – we want to run faster, be more creative, win more …

If you aren't rich by 45, you might as well give up

At least, that's one of the many takeaways from a recent paper by a group of Federal Reserve researchers in Minneapolis and New York, who used a massive trove of Social Security Administration data dating back to 1978 to analyze how men's earnings evolve over time.<p>For the rich and poor alike, the …

Social Security

How to Create a LinkedIn Post That 78% of Your Network Will Engage With

One month ago, I was helping my friend with his social media marketing. (He’s a digital agency owner.)“What social media channel is the most …