Jey Suhn

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15 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights

If you're getting your feet wet and learning your way around the kitchen right now, it's time to break out that slow cooker stashed away in the far …

Cooking

21 Holiday Bread Recipes That Put Fruitcake to Shame

Serious question: Why does fruitcake still exist? Crammed with the rejects of the dried fruit world, roughly the weight of a small truck, and filled …

How to Be More Productive Without Burning Out

Like many of my classmates, shortly after college, I joined the ranks of a top strategy and management consulting firm. I knew I was signing up for long hours, but the reality of that didn’t really sink until a few months in, when I asked for a vacation day to go to a friend’s wedding. My request …

This 1 Key to Human Psychology Will Set You Apart as a Leader People Want to Follow | Inc.com

It's well-documented that hanging around chronically negative people can bring you down. The opposite is also true: Spending time with positive people makes you happier.<p>In 2013, Princeton researchers found that emotions--both happy and sad--can also spread on social networks, especially on …

Leadership

Why Trust Is Important to the Team, and the Prerequisites for It | Inc.com

Creative and collaborative teamwork will only take place if there is a high level of trust among team members. Trust allows members of the team to do three things that produce true collaboration.<p>The first is to be vulnerable with each other, ask stupid questions, and propose stupid ideas. Without …

Leadership

How Working Smarter -- Not Harder Drives Motivation | Inc.com

I'm sure you've come across that old business axiom that says "work smarter, not harder." Whether you're a freelancer, self employed, small business owner, or working nine to five, we're constantly on the lookout for way to improve our productivity. That's why everyone loves that old saying.<p>You're …

Productivity

This Mentoring Tip Will Rock Your World Today | Inc.com

The year 2017 was all about mentoring for me.<p>I've written about it multiple times, and I'll write about it again. Every Friday since January, I visited a college campus and met with several students to try and pass on a little knowledge about social media and writing. I wasn't always perfectly …

Mentoring

Contribution Margin: What It Is, How to Calculate It, and Why You Need It

When you run a company, it’s obviously important to understand how profitable the business is. Many leaders look at profit margin, which measures the total amount by which revenue from sales exceeds costs. But if you want to understand how a specific product contributes to the company’s profit, you …

5 Tips to Help You Be the Sort of Leader Employees Love to Work For

How to appreciate your employees and earn their trust.<p>Consultant, coach, public speaker, investor and freelance writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Clients are important, but they aren't the number one priority of successful organizations -- employees are.<p>When a …

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of | Inc.com

Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something (unintentional, even) that causes a negative reaction.<p>Things can get ugly fast. Words are …

Self-help

4 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do for Their Employees | Inc.com

Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or her so great?"<p>After processing and discussion in their small groups, I instruct them to reconvene and share …

Leadership

How to be a leader at work — when you’re not the boss

You're not the boss. You know that. But guess what? That doesn't mean you can't be a leader — even to your boss. Here's the thing: "Your boss wants …

Leadership

Here's the Kind of Person You Should Always Be Hiring--No Matter the Job | Inc.com

Company culture is a personality. While it may start with the CEO's vision, it ends up developing a life of its own, evolving and maturing based on a unique set of tangible and intangible components. These include the people, values and behaviors in the workplace, your company's purpose, and even …

Jeff Bezos

Steve Jobs taught me that before employees can be creative, they have to feel psychologically safe

I was once in a meeting with Steve Jobs where he admitted his fallibility. I was involved in the design of the common dining area at the Pixar atrium at the time, and it was an awesome trust-building moment for the team. We were discussing the look of the exposed steel beams and how they should …

Employment

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

The Art of Mentorship: 3 Steps for Building Business Leaders

Establishing a mentorship program can help businesses grow, employees succeed and executives lead more effectively<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A significant majority of women -- 63 percent -- have never had a formal mentor in their career. It goes (almost) without …

Here's What Travis Kalanick (or Anybody) Needs to Do to Take an Effective Leave of Absence

The point of stepping out of the limelight, like the point of going to rehab, is to return a genuinely different and renewed person. It's not a quick process.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After a very troublesome year for the company, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will be …

Evolution of the Agile Manager

danymena88 / Pixabay<p>How will the role of the Manager change in an Agile organization?<br>This is a question that keeps every Manager busy when they start …

Why You Need This One Trait to Build a Successful Company Culture

Having this skill is like having a workplace superpower.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How would you describe a superpower in the workplace? Words such as “inspirational,” “influential” and “powerful” would come to mind, but you would rarely think of …

How to Handle Underperformers on a Team You Inherit

Recently I was talking with a new manager about the team she had inherited. While she thought that most of the team members were doing a good job, she was concerned that one or two people were not pulling their weight. She wasn’t sure what to do about them. She was worried that if she fired these …

Four Essential Habits to Align Purpose and Values With Actions | Inc.com

We're all familiar with the idea that habits are important, that we are what we repeatedly do. My recent conversations with some of America's top business leaders have expanded upon that idea, that what we do should also reflect our purpose - our Why - and the values that guide us.<p>I've summed this …

Leadership

This 17-Year-Old Sums Up in 1 Paragraph What Great Leadership Looks Like | Inc.com

If you follow my column, by now you're familiar with the ethos of servant leadership, which I often write about and firmly believe to be the best leadership philosophy on the planet.<p>But don't just take my word for it. The CEOs of some of the best and brightest companies in the world -- including …

Leadership

Why leaders need term limits

Normally, successful people are highly committed to their work. Here is the problem: the more committed we are to a given path the harder it is for …

Self-improvement

Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work?

When we travel to a country that has a different culture than ours, many of us spend time learning ways to communicate and connect with the people there. We might look up the meanings of common terms and access maps of key attractions.<p>Similarly, when you first become a manager, it’s helpful to …

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time | Inc.com

As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire the right people they generate returns that significantly exceed the costs …

Employment

How Can You Spot Great Leaders? This Is How They Manage Younger and Older Workers (Note the Difference) | Inc.com

Successful leaders recognize early on that certain challenges will emerge. How you choose to deal with each generational employee in the same office will have a critical effect on your relationship with your team.<p>The challenge is having the self-awareness (a component of emotional intelligence) to …

Employment

Branding For Your Business: Does It Really Matters?

Marketing<p>In general, most people, including few sales managers, say that marketing means "selling" or "advertising." It's true that these are one …

The 10 Key Coaching Best Practices to Develop Your Team Members | Inc.com

On a recent web enabled round table with 12 of my top business coaching clients we dived deep into the subject of developing your key staff members.<p>What became clear that a big part of our job on our respective companies' payroll was to develop our respective teams to grow as producers, team …

Management

Research: The More Essential Your Job Is to Your Company, the Happier You’ll Be

Say you’re a lawyer, and you’re evaluating competing job offers — one from a law firm, and the other for a general counsel role in a tech company. Which one should you take?<p>This is a complicated question, and one that professionals face all the time. If you’re a marketer, you have to decide whether …