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How To Manage Cultural Differences In Global Teams

Here’s how to adapt your work culture to fix the five main areas of conflict that come up for teams that are spread across the world.<p>In today’s globalized world, it’s easy to assume that everyone speaks a common language. After all, how can we be so different when coworkers on opposite sides of the …

Management

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for This 1 Rare Sign | Inc.com

Ever been in an important meeting where a topic on the agenda causes tension that you can cut with a knife? Instead of colleagues speaking up to solve an issue, you get poker faces and eyes looking down to avert what nobody wants to deal with.<p>The same is true when it comes to having those tough …

Leadership

To Eat or Not Eat Before the Gym? Science Has the Answer

Hint: It's better to earn that hearty breakfast.<p>If you’re an exercise fanatic, a devotee of #fitspo, or a self-identified “gym rat” you’ve probably …

Fitness

4 tips to navigate enterprise unknowns and grow your business

In her book The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None, Julie Benezet explains how to accept fear …

Fun-Da-Mental

Fitbit Is Entering New, Dangerous Waters As Consumers Turn To Smartwatches

The company is building its first real smartwatch after slowly adding smartwatch features to its fitness trackers. And things aren’t going smoothly.<p>Not too long ago, most consumers were satisfied that simple fitness trackers, not smartwatches, were a good way to enter the age of the “quantified …

Smartwatches

15 Powerful Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

17 Essential Tools for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest challenges we face as entrepreneurs is staying on top of everything. You have to respond to emails, make sure your website works perfectly, organize projects, keep in touch with your network, and avoid getting …

Infographics

Google makes objects in videos searchable

Have you ever been struck with a mind blank and forgotten the title of a crazy video you wanted to show someone? You know that video… the one with …

How You Breathe Affects the Way You Think and Feel, Study Finds

Focusing on one’s breathing has been a preoccupation of Eastern philosophy for centuries and in some cases, millennia. It is considered a means to …

The Brain

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be great? It takes an empowered …

Self-improvement

8 Critical Questions for Managers to Ask Themselves | Inc.com

Part of any manager's evolution is being aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. Honest self-evaluation will help supervisors get the most out of themselves and the team they lead.<p><b>Managers should start by asking themselves these 8 questions:</b><p>1. What kind of environment are you creating for …

Employment

DDoS Attack: What Friday's Massive Internet Outage Was All About

DDoS and DNS<p>Yesterday was a particularly tough day to enjoy internet browsing. A huge online disruption bothered users of popular sites like Netflix, …

Cybersecurity

Stop Whining and Start Hustling

Nothing is better than meaningful success, and nothing is worse than regret.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everybody knows at least one person who is often complaining about their problems. It seems like the world is completely against this person, and despite their …

Entrepreneurship

Setting up a Weekly Work Plan [The Complete Guide]

<b>HAVE YOU</b> ever considered how many of your work hours are wasted on multitasking and refocusing your attention after every email and small task?<p>It …

21 Gene Roddenberry Quotes That Inspire a Great Future | Inc.com

The original <i>Star Trek</i> series turned 50 this fall. Its creator, Gene Roddenberry probably had no idea this Space romp would be so successful. Of course he was no stranger to excitement. He lived a life of adventure that would have rivaled Capt. Kirk's.<p>Roddenberry flew a bomber in the Air Force, …

Science Fiction

10 Killer Productivity Advice By Happening Young Entrepreneurs Bizztor

Being a successful entrepreneur take more than vision. It requires continuous efforts, even at times when you don’t want to work or not motivated …

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 …

Leadership

Why Your Worst Employee Makes You the Best Manager

Your worst employee creates a number of learning opportunities that your best don't<p>I spent a lot of my early years as a boss congratulating myself on being a fantastic manager. That went on until I hired someone who had trouble getting to work at our client's site before 11am. He also failed to see …

Leadership

4 Email Tools That Genuinely Save Me an Hour Per Day

Time is the most precious commodity we all have and can't afford to waste. Here's how to make better use of your time every day.<p>I'm sure you agree that time is the most precious commodity that none of us can afford to waste. In business, as in life, mastering time management is incredibly important.<p>…

Productivity

10 Troubling Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

Research shows that your habits create happiness (and unhappiness) more than anything else in life. Don't let these bad habits drag you down.<p>Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, …

Happiness

How To Build A Solution-Oriented Team

I don’t have many pet peeves, but one thing that always sets me off is when people present problems, not solutions. Anyone can point out the existence of a problem; that’s the easy part. People who create value, however, come prepared with ideas to fix said problem.<p>Throughout my career, I’ve found …

Leadership

8 lessons from Jack Ma’s favorite book

When it comes to entrepreneurial success, there’s almost nobody in Asia who’s on Jack Ma’s level. From his beginnings as an English teacher, he built …

Taoism

10 Success lessons from Peter Drucker – “Father of Modern Management” for entrepreneurs

Share48<p>Tweet<p>Share443<p>+16<p>Shares 497<p>Peter Drucker, “the father of modern management,” turned management theory into a serious discipline. In a legendary …

Peter Drucker

6 Ways to Work Less but Get More Done

Everyone shares the same 24 hours in a day and yet some entrepreneurs simply get more done than others. Is it just a case of some people work harder than others?<p>We’ve all heard the saying, "work smarter, not harder," but many successful entrepreneurs have come to realize that productivity is part …

Get More Done: 15 Things the Most Successful People Do Differently to Be More Productive

And the best part is, you can adopt them all.<p>Some people get more done than others -- a <i>lot</i> more.<p>But how?<p>To find out, Kevin Kruse, a keynote speaker on wholehearted leadership and extreme productivity and the author of <i>15 Secrets Ultra-Successful People Know About Time Management</i>, interviewed over …

Time Management

Running a Business? Here`s What You Can Learn From George Orwell

Orwell is well recognized today for his 2 stories Animal Ranch and 1984, one of the most essential dystopian publications of the 20th century.<p>His …

Customers

5 Ways Running Can Make You A Better Leader

I am sure you have heard that running is good for you – and there is a plethora of evidence to show that running makes you healthier, happier and even smarter.<p>But if that’s not enough to get you off the sofa, then know this: playing sports can make you a better leader. In fact, research surveying …

World Economic Forum

Are You a Good Boss? (Infographic)

Being a good boss requires both management and leadership skills.<p>Peter Drucker says "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."<p>To be a good boss we need to have both leadership and management skills, in order to lead our teams to achieve great results.<p>Of the two, …

Leadership

How to Break Bad Habits - The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg Animated Book Review / Summary

How to Break Bad Habits – The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg<p>If you want to to learn how to Break Bad Habits then you need to learn the Cue, …