Lance Buoniconti

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The Most Important Question The Interviewer Will Ever Ask You

Job seekers have a great advantage in the employment market today. The tide has turned from the Great Recession and the subsequent rise in unemployment which resulted. Today the economy is doing well and unemployment is way down. This is your time! If you have been stuck in a job that no longer …

Employment

Here’s how to make P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps at home

Popular Asian eatery P.F. Chang’s has been celebrating its 25th birthday.<p>The lettuce wraps are arguably one of the most popular and best-loved dishes …

Food

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

Employment

These Are 15 Free Excel Templates You Can Use to Make More Money

Use them...and profit.<p>In these days of cloud-based systems, mobile applications, and web-based services, why use a spreadsheet for any other purpose than analysis?<p>Three reasons: ease, customization, and cost. A spreadsheet can be easily saved, updated, and reused again and again. A good template …

Project Management

I'm a Divorced Mom, and I Love Getting Texts From My Ex

I remember when I was newly divorced and life as I knew it was over in many ways. Among them, the man who had been by my side through thick and thin, in sickness and in health, was now only making appearances opposite my lawyer and me in a courtroom. We didn't speak to each other much, and we were …

Relationships

It's Time To Ditch Performance Improvement Plans. Here's Why

Performance Improvement Plans, or PIPs, are used all over the world—ostensibly to address and improve the work of underperforming or unhappy employees. Unfortunately, they are often remarkably unsuccessful at achieving that outcome.<p>In most cases, PIPs are really used just to buy time before making …

Employment

Want To Set A Good Example? Adopt These 10 Leadership Habits

There’s more to being a great leader than having a vision for the company’s future. If you truly want results from your team, you need to lead by example and model the behavior you want to see in them.<p>Remember, though, employees aren’t just paying attention to your conscious actions; they’re …

Employment

2 teens arrested in Dallas slaying of man who tried to trade Mustang for Camaro through OfferUp

Two teens are accused of killing a man who was trying to sell his car through an online app.<p>Dequinton Franklin, 17, and Jontarious Webb-Barrett, 19, …

The Best Small Beach Towns for People Who Want to Escape the Crowds

1 of 13<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Cape May, New Jersey<p>3 of 13<p>Ogunquit, Maine<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Chatham, Massachusetts<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 13<p>Cannon Beach, …

New Jersey

The only 2018 fantasy football draft rankings you’ll ever need

If you ever wondered: Where exactly should I draft a specific player? Well, that is exactly what the draft value quotient attempts to do — point you …

Tight Budget? 13 Affordable Ways To Reward Your Team For Their Hard Work

If you want to keep your top employees, a little appreciation can go a long way. Employees who feel that their efforts are valued and recognized tend to be more loyal, and in today’s competitive job market, you can’t afford not to invest in employee recognition.<p>But what if you don’t have the spare …

Employee Engagement

Here's What Jeff Bezos Prefers to Work-Life Balance and Why You Should Live By It

Work-life balance naively suggests working and non-working hours should be evenly apportioned.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon is known for building a culture that values hard work. So much so that the organization has received criticism from current and former …

Work-life Balance

What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team

When I speak to large groups about leadership, one question I often ask is, “How many of you have ever received a compliment from your boss that actually offended you?” Without exception, more than two-thirds of the people in the room raise their hands. When I probe further on what people found …

Great Leaders Are Confident, Connected, Committed, and Courageous

Brad was leading a difficult turnaround of his company and had decided to fire his head of sales, who was a nice guy but wasn’t performing.<p>Three months later, he still hadn’t fired him.<p>I asked him why. His answer? “I’m a wimp!”<p>Brad (not his real name — I’ve changed some details to protect people’s …

Need to Attract Top Talent? You May Be Under-Investing in This One Area | Inc.com

If you want to outcompete your competitors, you need to be willing to pay top dollar for people with in-demand skills. Easier said than done, though. ManpowerGroup, the global workforce solutions company, released their latest research findings showing that 45 percent of small businesses can't find …

If Your Team Is Struggling to Find Good Solutions to Hard Problems, Try These 3 Steps

Many executive teams struggle with addressing issues quickly and effectively. Here's how the best ones avoid drama and get better results.<p>As a leadership team coach, developing a good decision-making process is one of my main areas of focus. And while many teams are good at simple decisions that …

8 Key Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

From Cuban to Sandberg, the world's top business leaders all understand how much these qualities count.<p>You hear it all the time: <i>Focus on your values.</i> After all, your values should guide everything you do with your brand and help connect you with customers. But what should those values be? Out of …

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

TED Talks

How to clean your Apple AirPods

My Apple AirPods started to lose their bright, white luster recently. A bit of grime and, yes, ear wax began to build up on them. I went hunting for the best way to clean my AirPods ($159 at Amazon.com). Here's what I found. And after cleaning your AirPods, here are 11 more AirPod tips and tricks …

The 10 best beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across America

For the second year in a row, Bell's Brewery in Comstock, Michigan, is home to the No. 1 beer in the United States, as chosen by beer enthusiasts.<p>Each year Zymurgy Magazine, the official magazine of the American Homebrewers Association, asks the group's tens of thousands of members to cast their …

15 tech upgrades you can get for free

You’ve spent so much money already – on a laptop, tablet, computer, router, network extender, printer, and smartphone. You’ve signed up for the internet, and you’re paying monthly fees. You’ll be relieved to know that a lot of tech is free.<p>Open-source software is like the “generic” brands you find …

After leading 4,000 job interviews, here’s what Smartsheet’s co-founder loves to ask candidates

As a veteran tech entrepreneur and co-founder of companies like Onyx Software and Smartsheet, Brent Frei has conducted more than 4,000 interviews. …

Golfshot's new augmented-reality update offers 360-degree, on-course features—bringing a smarter GPS app into the golf space

The new Golfscope AR update to the Golfshot app features one of the first augmented-reality offerings in golf. Though Arccos has introduced AR in its Arccos Caddie product, GPS apps do not typically offer similar technology. For members of Golfshot or Golfshot Pro ($29.99), users with iOS devices …

Seven Excel Tricks You Need To Start Using

Image: iStock<p>Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and …

Butch Harmon's Simple Setup Tips Will Eliminate Chunks Or Skulls

Forget the swing. It's all about the setup<p>When I get students who complain about poor chipping, here's where I go first: How far are they standing from the ball? If you're more than a foot away, you're adding variables that just aren't necessary. The biggest issue is, the club will tend to swing …

Here's the Only Definition of Leadership That Matters

Forget the more complex definitions you've seen and heard. Use this one instead.<p><i>You're always right, and you like to let people know.</i><p><i>You get to decide how things run, and when you do, it is going to be a golden rule. Because, at the end of the day, you own the gold and you rule.</i><p><i>You're bossy by</i> …

It Is Never Too Late to Learn These Top 7 Powerful Leadership Habits

No matter what type of organization or industry you're in, it's possible to become a more effective leader, inspiring your people to give their very best every day of the week.<p>A lot of time, energy and money has been spent in the study of leadership. Even with all the studies, there is still little …

Bill Gates Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring the Best People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Traditional brick-and-mortar companies will cringe, but the research doesn't lie. And Bill Gates agrees.<p>Traditional brick-and-mortar companies prefer everyone "in the office," where people can work together, bounce from meeting to meeting, and slog in <i>Dilbert</i>-style cubicles.<p>While there's nothing …

Dear Managers: This Is How and When to Give Useful Feedback to Your Employees

If it's a one-time harmless mistake, do you really need to bring it up?<p>You know that giving your employees feedback--both positive encouragement and constructive criticism--is crucial to being a good manager (if you don't, read this and this).<p>But <i>where</i> and <i>when</i> you give it is just as important as …

The Absolute Best Way to Show Your Employees That You Truly Appreciate Their Efforts

It's not about lavish gifts or even lavish compliments, it's all about sincere appreciation and perfect timing.<p>According to recognition expert Dr. Bob Nelson, you don't need to put out a lot of money to reward your employees. Group team building seminars or weekends away are not necessary to make …