Kostadin Shishkov

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The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

6 Guiding Principles of Great Leaders

Starting your own venture will put you in the leadership role. Here are a some guidelines to help you be a better leader.<p>Being a leader in the Internet world can be very confusing. What we call a "leader" today may refer to anything from a Twitter user to a YouTube sensation or a blog …

Leadership

Workers complaining about pay? What you can’t say to them now

There are three phrases you and your managers must be careful NOT to say to employees who walk off the job complaining about pay or scheduling. They …

6 Platforms To Get Ahead In Business

To be truly successful in business, you should never stop learning and growing<p>To be truly successful in business, you should never stop learning and growing. But Unless your company provides training opportunities, you may be at a loss as to how to get the learning you need. Local colleges and …

Education Technology

The One Quality That Separates Great Leaders From Good Ones

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Why the Best Leaders Act Like Carpenters

There is one lesson every leader can learn from a carpenter to grow their company.<p>There's an expression I heard recently for the first time that really resonated with me:<p>"Any jackass can tear down a barn, but it takes a carpenter to build one."<p>It couldn't be truer for building the culture within …

Woodworking

The 1 Brutally Honest Reason You Should Set a Major Goal Before the End of the Year

Think about it this way ...<p>As we move into Q4 here, and get all hyped up for pumpkin spice lattés, fall bomber jackets, movie nights and warm checkered blankets, now is not the time to completely take your eye off the ball.<p>The end of the year is a rare time. It is when you will start to really see …

brutallyhonest

5 Ways to Retain Your Employees

Great companies reward success and earn the respect of their employees.<p>But in today’s fast-paced and competitive world, it’s not always easy to keep …

Employee Engagement

The Future of Performance Reviews

When Brian Jensen told his audience of HR executives that Colorcon wasn’t bothering with annual reviews anymore, they were appalled. This was in 2002, during his tenure as the drugmaker’s head of global human resources. In his presentation at the Wharton School, Jensen explained that Colorcon had …

Five Signs You've Hired The Wrong Person

Dear Liz,<p>I am facing a leadership challenge and I’m not sure how to handle it. I’m also kicking myself, because I think I hired the wrong person for a job opening in my department, even though I interviewed six candidates and at the time I extended the job offer, I was certain I chose the right …

Employment

7 things successful teams do every day

When was the last time you had fun, loved the people you worked with <i>and got an insane amount of work done?</i> Thinking back, do you think it luck? How …

5 Steps To Fixing A Really Bad Hire

Being in the business of team building at Vanderbloemen for the last several years has opened my eyes to just how important it is to get hiring and firing right.<p>Few things can sap your company’s morale, momentum, and performance like a bad hire. But it can often feel like you’re stuck with a person …

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader: How to Change the Course of Your Career

Turning into a leader doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and strategy to develop leadership skills and put them into practice.<p>Want to be a leader? You'll have to walk the walk before you talk the talk.<p>That's the claim of Herminia Ibarra, a professor of leadership at the INSEAD School of …

workimprovement

7 Body Language Habits That Are Killing Your Chances of Getting a Promotion

Saying and doing all the right things might still not be enough.<p>Your work is always top-notch. You step up and take initiative at every opportunity. You've proven that you have the grit and quality standard that is necessary to succeed in your industry. But it's now been over a year, and a …

Body Language

Why You Need to Write A Book (And How to Actually Get it Done)

A practical solution to finally writing that book you've been saying you should write<p>You know you have it in you. So why have you been putting it off for so long? Your colleagues have written books. Why not you?<p>Maybe you're a chronic procrastinator? Or maybe you just can't find the motivation? Or …

Writing

#1 Key To Becoming An Effective Leader

#1 Key To Becoming An Effective Leader <br>Work It DailyLeaders and followers are linked – you cannot have one without the other. Becoming an effective …

How To Motivate Your Employees’ Productivity

In the office, your workers follow your lead. That’s why motivating them to work, to better themselves (for MORE than just a paycheck) is …

The Case Against Pay Transparency

Calls for pay transparency as a cure for pay discrimination are abundant. As the argument goes, if everyone knows everyone else’s pay level, patterns of discrimination will be broadcast, so pressure to remedy them will mount. But the claims of pay transparency’s beneficial powers go far beyond …

Management

Develop Deep Knowledge in Your Organization — and Keep It

The best leaders understand that the current success of their business, and any future innovation, depends upon the “deep smarts” of their employees — the business-critical, experience-based knowledge that employees carry with them. Leaders with a passion for developing employees’ skills, and those …

Management

2 Simple Ways to Up Employee Engagement

Engaging employees is no easy task. Here are two ways to get your employees behind your cause.<p><i>By Tanner Corbridge, partner for Partners In Leadership who works with business leaders to create greater workplace accountability and facilitates enterprise-wide culture change.</i><p>People will work for money, …

Employee Engagement

The Most Important Role You've Never Heard Of

Mary O'Carroll, Google's Head of Legal Operations, talks about the growing field she helped pioneer.<p>I recently had the opportunity to interview Mary Shen O'Carroll, Head of Legal Operations at Google. Mary is a pioneer in her field - she was hired at Google in 2008 and has remained during a …

legaloperations

18 Free Classes to Broaden Your Professional Skill Set

Here are some classes that could help you find new talents and advance your career.<p>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.<p>We've all done it--listed "proficient" next to a language or software on our resumeand prayed to all …

Google Docs

This Is How You Handle Getting Fired With Grace

The management consultant our CEO had hired to restructure the company and deal with troublemakers like me walked into my office, closed the door …

Why More And More People Are Eager To Mentor

There’s a mushrooming mentoring movement in America. And that’s great news both for people over 50 who mentor as well for younger people who are the recipients. Let me tell you what’s happening, and why.<p>I was recently in Sedona, Ariz., at a learning and networking conference for the central U.S. …

The Future of Work is 'Remote.' How You Can Build a Killer Remote Team.

Think: communication, trust and company culture as three keys to building your team.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each year more companies are choosing to leave the office behind and create a remote team. Trello and Github are just two examples of …

The Workplace

How to Get Your Team to Start Thinking Outside the Box

Uber. Airbnb. Electric vehicles. Self-driving cars. Buses that can drive over traffic. Pretty much everything Steve Jobs created at Apple since the …

3 Soft Skills Needed By Every Great Leader

Soft skills get a bad rap. Yet more organizations are requiring development on the softer side than ever before.<p>“Companies have moved away from the …

3 Awkward Office Situations And What To Do When You’re In Them

When you think of an office, what’s the scenario that you imagine? Do you see hardworking people doing their duties from 9 to 5, or do you simply …

How To Grow Your Leadership Skills

How To Grow Your Leadership Skills <br>Work It DailyThey say that some people are born leaders, but the truth is that anyone can hone their leadership …