Scott Sorenson

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Google Says The Best Managers Have These 10 Qualities

It’s called Project Oxygen.<p>Beginning in 2008, Google researchers wanted to understand what makes a manager great at Google.<p>Here’s what they found.<p><b>Project Oxygen</b><p>Google sought to identify the common threads among Google’s highest performing managers. Based on internal research, Google then applied …

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How to Break Your Procrastination Habit in the Next 21 Days Without Using Willpower

The first step is identifying why you procrastinate in the first place.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever procrastinate? Do you sometimes put off doing things you know would improve your life and/or business?<p>When I ask this question in my keynote speeches and …

Will Power

7 Things You'll Notice the Happiest People Always Doing

Here are seven habits of the happiest people, which will make the rest of us perpetually jealous if we don't hop on the wagon and join them.<p>So much has been written about the burgeoning happiness movement within the ever-expanding field of positive psychology, it's hard to keep up.<p>What scientists …

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

The 10 Obsessions You Need to Have to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

You get rich by fixating on getting rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a successful entrepreneur and achieving millionaire status isn’t easy -- less than 10 percent of the U.S. population ever reaches this goal. Most people give up along the way, becoming …

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Profit

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

5 Job Interview Questions That Reveal What a Candidate Has Really Accomplished

Want to ask job interview questions that let you find out what a job candidate has really accomplished? Here are some great questions, along with some of the best answers.<p>Some job interviewers (including CEOs) take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions, and most job interviews involve …

10 Ways Successful Leaders Think Differently

Thinking differently begets behaving differently.<p>To be an effective leader, you need to think like a leader. But what does that even mean?<p>Successful leaders tend to share habits of thought that set them apart. While these patterns have many elements, they're grounded in an understanding of the …

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

The 6 Craziest Sex Injuries ER Doctors Have Ever Seen

It looked just like the "Lord of the Rings" ring...but on a penis<p>Though embarrassing, sex injuries do happen. In fact, people all over the world are entering emergency rooms suffering from burns, rips, tears, fractures, and objects caught in their nether regions all the time. Some of the most …

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.<p>In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of …

Don’t Spend Your Life Making Up Your Mind

“Huntington Hartford, who inherited a fortune from the A. & P. grocery business and lost most of it chas­ing his dreams as an entrepreneur, arts patron, and man of leisure, died Monday at his home in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas,” reported <i>The New York Times</i> in 2008. “He inherited an estimated $90 …

How to Photograph Lightning: Helpful Tips for Nailing the Shot

Lightning is an amazing subject to try and photograph. Dazzling. Unpredictable. Fulfilling. I’ve been documenting the long arm of Zeus for more than …

You Should Consider Buying a Small Business. But When?

For the past five years, we have taught a course at Harvard Business School that prepares students to search for, purchase, and run a small business. The course is always taught in the spring term of the second year of the two-year program, and indeed, as graduation looms, our students have to …

Hundreds Confront Congressman Jason Chaffetz at Rowdy Utah Town Hall

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz has resisted calls to investigate President Trump, and this week he assured everyone that the …

Complete Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Most online photography tutorials focus on one thing—how to sharpen better or how to retouch shiny skin, for example. This video goes way beyond …

Tutorials

How Does My Camera Work?

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a person that doesn’t own some sort of camera. But considering the high number of camera owners globally, …

Shutter Speed

A Beginner’s Guide to Aperture Priority Mode and Exposure Compensation

One of the difficulties of being a beginning photographer is relying on your camera’s automatic mode to make all the decisions regarding exposure on …

Six Essential Camera Settings for Landscape Photographers

Sunset at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite. It’s important to check the red channel in the histogram when photographing warm, saturated colors like this.Every …

A Really Neat Trick To Remove Annoying Dust Spots In Photographs Using Lightroom

<i>Screenshot taken from video.</i><p>Most modern interchangeable cameras (both DSLR and Compact System Cameras) have effective dust reduction mechanism built …

Tutorials

31 Hidden Photoshop Hotkeys That Every Photographer Should Know

Thanks to its user-friendly interface and sophisticated tools, Adobe Photoshop CC is easily the most widely used image editing software on the …

The Histogram – One of the Most Useful Tools in Photography

by Zack SchnepfI think the histogram is one of the most important and useful tools in all of photography. It’s a tool I rely on throughout my entire …

Stunning Finalists of the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

London’s Natural History Museum holds its annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest to showcase the diverse wonders of the natural world. This year’s edition of the world-renowned exhibition is set to debut on October 21, but a few of the finalists have been posted online as part of a sneak …

Lightroom 2 Minute Tips from Nicolesy — Reviewed

Nicolesy’s new Two Minute Lightroom Tips, a comprehensive Lightroom training video series, is a fantastic option for teaching yourself Lightroom. If …

What's Behind Verizon's Huge Tablet Slowdown?

As growth in phone subscribers has slowed (or turned negative) for most of the big four U.S. wireless carriers in recent years, they've begun to push for more net subscriber additions through connected devices and tablets. <b>Verizon</b>'s tablet net adds drove its total net add growth for several …

How to Make Photo Books With the Lightroom Books Module

One of the often, under valued aspects of digital photography is the ability to create photo books. Back in the day, a photography book a was a huge, …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Setting up Lightroom Mobile for First Time Users

I laughed at Lightroom Mobile the first time I saw it. “Why would I ever want to use that stripped down gadget on a small screen?” And now, here I am …

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