Joel Yu

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The Winning Strategy Top Companies Use to Thrive (Hint: It's So Simple It Fits on a Single Page)

Today's unpredictable environment wants to rock your world. Here's how to turn the tables and thrive.<p>It's undeniable. Dramatic, persistent change is sweeping virtually every sector, challenging leadership as never before.<p>As one noteworthy point of proof came in a 2017 PwC survey of 1,370 leaders …

Management

The 4 Critical Things Your Team Members Need From You

Make sure you are giving your employees the tools to be as productive as possible.<p><i>By Jonathan Steiman</i>, <i>founder and CEO of Peak Support.</i><p>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 I was …

Leadership

7 Ways Business Leaders Get Stuck (And How To Get Back On Track)

In a rut? Unable to scale? Communications breakdown? Time to make a change.<p><i>Andy Bailey, CEO and head coach of business coaching firm Petra Coach, serves in an advisory role on the Gazelles Council, leaders of the Scale Up movement. We asked Andy for insight about how business leaders get stuck and</i> …

Leadership

Executive Onboarding Note: Joining A Private Equity Portfolio Company? Converge Twice.

There’s always a relatively high degree of risk for an executive onboarding into a new company. If a private equity firm owns that company, the risk is magnified as those executives must converge into the culture of the company they are joining and into the culture of the private equity firm that …

Venture Capital

If You Want Your Business to Thrive, You Need to Have These Difficult Conversations With Your Team Today

Being able to handle tough situations is one of the hallmarks of a great leader.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the key features of all great leaders is that they're willing to have difficult conversations. Difficult conversations are a sign of difficult …

Leadership

The Whole World Needs to Eat Better

Governments can save lives by improving people's diets.<p>The food that people eat has become a major risk factor for disability and death worldwide. Yet countries and their philanthropic supporters seem not to be paying attention. They're investing far too little in improving diets and preventing …

Nutrition

15 Killer Project Management Best Practices to Make You a Better Manager

If you’re a project manager, developing and adopting project management best practices is likely one of your top priorities. This article will share …

Project Management

5 Tough Questions to Ask Yourself to Become a Better Leader

Are you spending enough time and money on your leadership development? These five questions can help you decide.<p>To be effective in today's rapidly evolving business world, leadership development is a critical investment for us to make. As leaders, we need to stay on top of marketplace changes -- …

Team Building

How to Downsize Your Sales Force

Many industries have had to downsize sales forces. There are several reasons for recent sales force job cuts:<p>Shifting market dynamics are one cause, including changing customer needs, customer consolidation, new buying channels, and slowing market growth. Merck recently publicized that it planned …

Salesforce

How to Establish Values on a Small Team

When Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, was asked what he’d do differently if he could restart his company from scratch, he responded with this: “If I could go back and do Zappos all over again I would actually come up with our values from day one.”<p>Developing your corporate values early in your …

Management

7 Distinctions That Will Make You Brilliant And Highly Promotable

Would you like to be that person who silences chaos and moves things forward with a simple question or statement? I know you’ve experienced what I’m talking about. You’ve been there. Sitting in a typical meeting, wondering where things are going, wondering how to move things forward, and finally, …

Management

Sales and Marketing Working Together Can Create Huge Growth, If They Would Both Put Aside Ego and Accept These Facts

Many companies have an ongoing battle with Sales and Marketing. This successful Wine Entrepreneur showed them common ground and how to grow together.<p>Complex reds. Crisp whites. Even a summertime blush. Wine is among the finer things in life. But it's also a big business, requiring great skill in …

Marketing

19 Netflix Original Movies You Didn't Know Existed That Are Gonna Be Your New Obsessions

Did you know that there's more to Netflix original content than <i>Stranger Things</i> (staff writer: Jessie Nickson-Lopez) and <i>The Crown</i> (casting: Nina …

Secret Netflix codes that will unlock thousands of new films and TV shows

KNOWING Netflix secret codes will give you access to thousands of new TV shows and movies on the streaming service, and to activate them you just …

Executives Fail to Execute Strategy Because They’re Too Internally Focused

Experts have opined for decades on the reasons behind the spectacular failure rates of strategy execution. In 2016, it was estimated that 67% of well-formulated strategies failed due to poor execution. There are many explanations for this abysmal failure rate, but a 10-year longitudinal study on …

Management

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Give Them the 7 Things They Need the Most | Inc.com

In the quest to crack the code on employee engagement, companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on wasted efforts to "develop their leaders."<p>Since leadership development is broad, it needs to be clearly defined for business outcomes. The common denominator is teaching managers the …

Employee Engagement

How to Throw a Killer Company Meeting in 8 Simple Steps | Inc.com

Twice a month, my colleagues and I gather at our Utah office for a company meeting. The meetings have a casual, fun atmosphere, but make no mistake--a lot of people go to a lot of trouble to ensure that they run like clockwork.<p>We take pains to get it right because we've found a formula whose …

FaceTime

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in July

Three words: Game of Thrones<p>The Fourth of July weekend is supposed to be a time to go outside, hang out with other humans, and set sparkling things on fire. But why do that when you can safely stay indoors, as video streams over the internet directly into your eyeballs? In case you’re not already …

Entertainment

The 15 best business books to read this summer

They're not always easy to find, but lucky you — we've found 15 of them. Below, you'll see our favorites from psychologists, data scientists, CEOs, and other business experts.<p>Don't be surprised if you devour more than one in a single vacation week, and return to the office brimming with new ideas.

Self-improvement

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

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Real Estate

Market much more dovish than Fed in terms of interest rate outlook: Pro

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Extreme Sports

The Culture Map

• <b>Author:</b> Erin Meyer<p>Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes …

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Investing

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science | Inc.com

Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and benefits of an idea to gain agreement.<p>When you think of it that way, everyone needs to harness the power of persuasion: to convince other …

Self-improvement

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Books

20 iPhone Tips and Hacks to Improve Your Life

The iPhone tricks that will change how you use your handset.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do, even if you've not upgraded to the shiny new iPhone 7 yet. It can help you find your way home, settle pub debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. At a pinch you could …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

5 Keys to Great Role Plays with Your Sales Reps

Want to improve your sales reps' selling skills? Here are five things you can do to conduct effective role-plays that grow your sales reps and get the results you want.<p>For many salespeople, role-playing is not a priority. However, actors, athletes and musicians all practice their craft--a lot. The …

Selling

65 Habits That Can Help Boost Staff Morale and Motivation | Inc.com

Employee engagement should be every leaders number one priority because when you have an engaged, highly motivated team then everything becomes that much easier and it helps to achieve amazing results and drive customer satisfaction.<p>With employee engagement lagging at less than a 33 percent in the …

Employee Engagement