Ryan Magee

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8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, …

Elon Musk Wants You Afraid of 1 Thing When Meeting With Him (Your Employees Should Fear This Too)

It's a fear every leader should facilitate.<p>Elon Musk certainly has no shortage of self-confidence and is known for his bold leadership lessons and business and personal advice he emphatically shares. Despite the brashness, he's not known for being mean-spirited, so don't think the worst when I tell …

Leadership

3 Simple, Free Apps for Accessing Your Home Computer From Anywhere

You’re at work, or on the other side of the world, or both, and you need something from your computer at home—in years gone by, you would need an IT …

4 Things Terrible Bosses Typically Do (But Great Leaders Wouldn't Dare)

Hint: They get in the way of people doing the work.<p>Bosses that establish power and control over their people and processes with a carrot-and-stick approach to motivation certainly get results and have succeeded for decades.<p>These bosses, however, are also notorious for killing intrinsic motivation …

Employment

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

It's Time to Say It: Retirement Is Dead. This Is What Will Take Its Place

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life.<p><b>We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams.</b><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement, the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935, when the …

Retirement

The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

<b>Jay Desai</b> has FOMU. No, you read that right. As a first-time founder and CEO of health technology startup <b>PatientPing</b>, he’s got a healthy fear of …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Want More Respect at Work? Try This 1 Simple Framework

It can be devastating when you feel you're not getting the respect you deserve. Fight back with this framework.<p>There's very little more soul-crushing than when you don't feel respected and valued at work. I'd venture to say that over the portfolio of our career, we all will experience, at a …

Leadership

Our Most Popular Chicken Recipes of the Year

A week doesn't go by without a chicken dinner on our roster for a night. The simplicity and budget-friendliness of chicken keep us (and you!) coming …

The Culture Factor

Strategy and culture are among the primary levers at top leaders’ disposal in their never-ending quest to maintain organizational viability and effectiveness. Strategy offers a formal logic for the company’s goals and orients people around them. Culture expresses goals through values and beliefs …

Management

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Because I teach a course on product management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “What is the role of a product manager?” The role of product manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the product.” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, “Product managers simply …

Product Management

How 3 Years at Salesforce Changed the Way I Run My Company

It's where I discovered the one strategic planning framework that works for teams of 20 or 20,000.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Salesforce acquired my company in 2012, much of my world was turned upside-down. I went from being a young entrepreneur who …

Entrepreneurship

The 3 Phrases That Will Slowly Kill Your Business (And What to Say Instead)

Business owners and employees must believe their companies can achieve anything they envision. Avoid these 3 toxic phrases if you want to grow.<p>The single most powerful tool in a business owner's toolbox, which can either harm or help their businesses, is their mindset. Especially in the hardest …

Self-improvement

This 4-Letter Acronym Will Revolutionize the Way You Think About Leadership

C.O.R.E. stands for Communication, Organization, Relationship, and Expectations. Try it today.<p>She walked into my office and slumped into a chair.<p>"You don't have a clue do you?" she asked in an exasperated tone, with a few extra "colorful" words thrown in for emphasis. I didn't quite follow her line …

Leadership

Research Says This Required Job Skill Will Trump Emotional Intelligence by the Year 2020

World Economic Forum's "Future of Jobs Report" reveals the top 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020.<p>Last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its <i>Future of Jobs Report</i>, forecasting thetop 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020, according to global chief human …

Emotional Intelligence

These 7 Leadership Styles Allow Great Executives To Tackle Any Situation

Great executives know how to adapt their style to the people and the situation. Here are 7 approaches that will expand your leadership toolkit.<p>When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The same is true for leadership. If you're great at driving your team by calling the shots, then you'll …

Leadership

5 Ways the Best Companies Close the Strategy-Execution Gap

Executives say that they lose 40% of their strategy’s potential value to breakdowns in execution. In our experience at Bain & Company, however, this strategy-to-performance gap is rarely the result of shortcomings in implementation; it is because the plans are flawed from the start.<p>Too many …

Management

IT as we know it will be dead by 2030, warns CA's CTO

Speaking at CA World 2017, CTO Otto Berkes said the accelerating pace of change within the tech sector is fundamentally changing<p>The business …

The One Thing Nobody Ever Tells You About Innovation

The next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all.<p>One of the most often told stories about innovation is that of Alexander Fleming and his discovery of penicillin. Returning after a summer holiday in 1928, the solitary Scottish scientist noticed that a strange mold had contaminated …

Innovation

Should You Quit Your Job? Not if Your Boss Does These 5 Important Things Daily

If you're on the fence about your job, pay close attention to whether your boss shows these leadership signs.<p>Over the years, I've witnessed some atrocious examples of leadership both as a member of executive teams in former companies as well as coaching executives to be more effective since going …

Leadership

How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge …

34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills

Let your resume speak for you.<p>One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're …

Leadership

The 10 Commandments of Effective Communication

Effective communication is easier said than done. How can we do better?<p>Communication is the lifeblood of every relationship. A lack of healthy communication causes marriages to fail, creates distance between parents and children and can destroy the culture of any organization.<p>Effective …

Emotional Intelligence

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It

The lessons learned from this book do not have an expiration date, and can travel with you along your leadership journey.<p>In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies …

Leadership

WATCH: You'll Never Guess the Secret Behind Chick-fil-A's Sauce

Indeed, Chick-fil-A's original chicken sandwich is our beloved lunch companion. But there's an unsung hero of our Chick-fil-A experience: Chick-fil-A …

Cooking

You Can Never Build The Future By Looking To The Past

Innovation isn't like operations<p>"The biggest change you are going to see over the next year is that we want to bring our toy stores to life," newly minted Toys R Us CEO Dave Brandon told a reporter a little over a year ago. "I want kids to be dragging their parents to our stores because they want …

Innovation