Richard Zielke

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Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

Workouts

Here's Why You're Almost Certainly Promoting the Wrong People

You're driving some of your best people out.<p><i>Why settle for a supporting role when you could play the lead?</i><p>Questions like this carry an inherent assumption - that everybody <i>wants</i> to be the lead. Or at least they <i>should</i> want that. Not so.<p>I recently read an article in the New York Times about a woman …

Leadership

'Inspirational' leadership bad for business

In a rebuke to David Brent-style managers the world over, new research suggests 'inspirational' leaders may actually harm their employees' health.<p>Far from increasing productivity, bosses setting out to enforce a can-do culture risk stressing out their workforce and pressuring vulnerable staff into …

We talked to an ethical hacker, here’s what we learned

Believe it or not, not all hackers are malicious.<p>Ethical hackers are experts hired to support organizations and governments and keep their systems secure. These ethical hackers provide expertise to protect citizens and regular people from malicious hackers. We recently sat down with one to learn …

What Does Spiritual Growth Actually Look Like?

10 ways to know if you're maturing spiritually.All living things grow. With human beings, we watch babies learns to crawl, to walk, to talk. We grow …

11 apps that can help you get through the airport as quickly as possible

Thankfully, there are apps that are designed to helps travelers get in and out of the airport as quickly as possible.<p>We've come up with a list of 11 apps that can save you time at the airport, from apps that can give you up-to-date information on security lines to those that will let you pre-order …

Apps
Leadership

Choosing Your Leadership Style? Start with The 5 Must-Have Traits

Whether you are the owner of a business or without a leadership title, you can choose the type of leader you want to be. There is a lot of research …

Leadership

The Ultimate Evidence: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

There was a fascinating response to my last article, on miracles. "You have asked what evidence atheists like myself would accept for the existence …

5 Keys to Retaining Your Best Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great employees create freedom, multiply your efforts, and increase your bottom line. However, bad employees steal your energy, take your time, and can close the doors to your business. We can spend more time taking care of negative …

Employee Engagement
Atheism

Everything You Need to Know About Google’s Travel Planner

Meet “Destinations on Google,” the company’s powerful new vacation finder.<p>Ever wish you could get an idea for your next vacation and book it—under …

Stop Wasting Your Time (and Money) on Employee Satisfaction

I have often been guilty of using the phrase, “<i>There’s no such thing as a happy non-performer</i>” when discussing the idea that basic human nature is to …

Employee Engagement

Calling it a day at 3.30pm: Firms help employees strike work-life balance

Every Friday at 3.30pm - a time many cubicle rats are still working off the post-lunch food coma - staff at Singapore architectural and design firm …

Standard Chartered

Why The Annual Review Process Damages Employee Engagement

<i>Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership”</i><p>Throughout the 18 years I worked in corporate America, at numerous organizations and in many different roles, there was one process that never changed – the annual employee review. Anyone who’s ever been reviewed in this way knows that it’s a lack-luster …

Employee Engagement

This company retains 95% of its employees — here's its secret

The beginning, that is, of a now decade-long relationship that has taken him from intern to COO. He's been with the company since it was venture-backed and deep in the red through to its victorious 2014 acquisition by online security firm AVG. During years both lean and fat, he's been a part of …

Management

Boosting Training, Education and Qualifications

<i>Katie Vander Ark</i><p>73 million young adults are graduating from college unprepared for the workforce and currently looking for jobs. Sebastien Turbottakes a closer look at the increasing global unemployment rate of young educated adults and discusses programs that are aiming to serve this population in …

Education

5 Phrases Great Leaders Never Say

Don't find yourself uttering these phrases. It could cost you credibility with your team.<p>Everything you say as a leader will impact those around you. From the actual words to the tone to your body language, you need to think twice before "saying" and "doing."<p>If you strive to be a better leader, …

Mark Zuckerberg

Six Characteristics Define 21st Century Leadership

As President for the Americas and European Union Region, Odilon Almeida is responsible for Western Union’s business across 98 countries, encompassing all the companies’ products and services in three macro regions: North America, Latin America and Caribbean and the European Union. Like many who …

Leadership

The One Factor That Should Never Define a Leader

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

Leadership

10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason.<p>Notably, …

Employment

My Response to "The Bible Answer Man" Objections

Recently, a caller asked Hank Hanegraaff ("The Bible Answer Man") about the message of grace that I share in my book "The Naked Gospel." Below are Mr. Hanegraaff's comments, along with my thoughts in response.<p>Hank Hanegraaff: "Andrew Farley teaches that the Lord's Prayer is an old covenant prayer, …

Theology

This Highly Decorated University President Shares the 8 Attributes of Great Leadership

Great leadership doesn't happen by accident. It's impressive leaders like Dr. Chris Howard who inspire people to step up and rise to their potential.<p>There are leaders, and then there are leaders of leaders. Dr. Christopher Howard, a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), knows a lot …

Leadership

DIY smart bathroom mirror

Smart bathroom mirrors with Internet connections and integrated displays have been fodder for futurists (including me) since the early 1990s at …

LinkedIn just bought the recruiting startup Connectifier

LinkedIn announced on Thursday in its earnings statement that it has acquired Connectifier, a startup with technology for helping recruiters find talent.<p>Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.<p>"The acquisition of Connectifier, announced this afternoon, will further strengthen our core products and …

Startups

How to Build Simple, Stackable Sawhorses From a Few 2 x 4s

Scrap 2 x 4s can be found in any wood shed, and can be used to make sturdy and strong sawhorses in a matter of minutes.<p>Every workshop needs at least one pair of sawhorses. They can be used as support for holding lumber or painting a door, with the help of some plywood, become an instant table. …

5 Things HR Wishes You Knew About Salary Negotiation

Prove you're worth the salary you want.<p>Negotiating pay can be difficult when you take a new job at an organization, and it continues to be a …

The Woman Who Created Netflix’s Enviable Company Culture

How Patty McCord created what Sheryl Sandberg called “the most important document ever to come out of the Valley.”<p>It’s easy to forget that before it became the streaming giant it is today with hits like <i>Making a Murderer, House of Cards</i>, and <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>, Netflix was a DVD-by-mail …

Innovation

How To Train Through That Dreaded Plateau

Swimmers, at any level, can hit a plateau. This is commonly known as the ‘plateau syndrome’. Basically, this means that the results you get from your …

Swimming