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How to Retain Employees Through 'Servant' Leadership

No, "servant" leaders aren't slaves to their employers, or even pushovers. They just aren't authoritarians who boss employees around.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. Greenleaf; …

The best free music downloading apps for Android

The Android app store is flooded with content. Millions of apps are sitting there for your consideration, all making wild promises. When it comes to …

The Best Apps And Products To Break Your Procrastination Habit

Peace out, distraction.<p>A number of things jockey for your attention at any given time: A new email, a text message or even the news. It’s all a distraction: Suddenly the hours pass and none of the work is done. And if you procrastinate as well, you’re getting even fewer things accomplished.<p>The …

Top 7 iOS and Android Apps for Seamless Home Automation

The simplest way to understand technology’s underlying purpose is its utility.The post Top 7 iOS and Android Apps for Seamless Home Automation …

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

It’s been a heck of a week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and we’re closing things out with one last list to carry you into the …

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Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers make paid apps free for a limited time, but you have …

These Are the 20 Best iPhone Apps to Download Right Now

How to track your sleep using Apple Watch or iPhone with these third-party apps

Sleep tracking has been one the most oft-requested features for Apple Watch, but Apple itself has yet to implement a solution. That hasn’t stopped developers from creating their own watchOS apps for doing it, though.<p>One of the more popular apps for sleep tracking with Apple Watch is called …

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How to know exactly where your spouse is at all times

Tracking your spouse's phone -- or anyone's phone, for that matter -- probably sounds...creepy. But, assuming your relationship is pretty solid and trust-issue-free, tracking someone's phone via an app is actually pretty convenient.<p>It's much easier to pull up Find My Friends, for example, and see …

iOS Tip — Create a PDF from Web Page, On Your iPhone

Sometimes, you just want a permanent copy of a web page article. When I do, I create a PDF.<p>It’s handy if you want to annotate (mark up), share with …

Three Ways To Please Your Boss -- Without Being A Doormat

Everybody wants to do a good job at work and be recognized for it. Nobody goes to work to do a lousy job.<p>As much as you want to please your boss, there is a right and a wrong way to do it. Almost anybody could please their boss or even become the boss’s favorite employee by playing the part of a …

A Risk Manager's Most Powerful Tool: The Word 'Why'

As a young boy, my family spent our vacations at a hotel near Rimini, on the Adriatic coast of Italy.<p>The hotel owner had a six year old son, …

14 Brilliant Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously

If your presence doesn't make an impact, then your absence won't make a difference.<p>Are you having trouble with people not taking you seriously? There are lots of irrational reasons people may have for being dismissive--your age (too young or too old), race, sex, voice, height. It may even be that …

The Nuanced Truth about True Happiness at Work

We all want to feel good and true happiness is the answer, right? Well, according to Harvard Medical School psychologist, Dr. Susan David, it’s more …

5 Tips For Providing Feedback To Creatives (Without Making Them Feel Criticized)

Have you tried these?<p>Giving feedback to creative individuals is difficult. I would know. I spent 4 years working at a creative digital marketing agency, and I played both roles: the account handler responsible for communicating with the client, and the creative individual you wanted to retain some …

5 Reasons You're Mentally Tougher Than You Think

You probably have way more grit than you give yourself credit for.<p>If you're feeling in need of a pep talk, you could turn to your best friend or a coach. Or you could just take a look at the scientific literature on potential. A host of studies insist that we generally underestimate our own …

How Technical People Can Become Soft-Skill Rock Stars

Don't believe the myth about tech people. Even the geekiest engineers can be great with people if they want to.<p>There is a lot of emphasis today on STEM over soft skills. The media tells you that technical abilities, are the key to success in many professions. Many employers downplay soft skills …

Hire for Passion, Train for Skills

Then…– <b>Listen to them</b>, and make sure you take actions that let them know you are listening. Every human being needs to feel that their contributions …

Avoid Asking Why, And What Good Leaders Say Instead

At the Bangalore office of a global software company the following drama is playing out. The team has been under pressure recently to deliver an updated version of one of the company’s major revenue-producing software suites. The release has already been delayed once and the team is feeling uneasy …

4 Steps to Make Employee Development Stick

Improve the way you improve your employees by making a plan for training and development.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to Training Magazine, 2015 training expenditures in the US were $70 billion. Small companies spent an average of $1105 per employee, which …

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

The One (and Only) Golden Rule of Great Leadership

As soon as we are labeled as a “leader”, especially one in the executive suite, there is a very strong tendency to put ourselves on a pedestal. After …

I've completed hundreds of 30-day challenges — here's what I've learned

I've done maybe upwards of a hundred Challenges over the years. It started with health and fitness, way back in the day.<p>My friend and I would meal prep in our little cottages, and we'd challenge ourselves to eat clean all week, until cheat day. I did a Whole30 that snowballed into a Whole90.<p>One …

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Three Ways Leaders Fail To Be Open-Minded

The Donald Trump Factor has awakened the United States and the world. I see people all around me of all political persuasions and in all kinds of leadership positions – whether they are struggling against or supporting the President – genuinely working to understand where they fit in. What the …

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5 Practical Ways To Make Your Team Ridiculously Responsive

When I’m interviewing a candidate for our team at Vanderbloemen, I’ll text them about something random at odd hours to test their responsiveness. No, I’m not a tyrant, and yes, I believe people should have healthy work-life balance, but I’m convinced in a world where Siri can tell you today’s …

The Eight Habits Of Remarkably Coachable Leaders

In my executive coaching work, one of the most important traits that differentiates high potential leaders is their learning agility . In succession planning discussions, organizations identify leaders who are learning agile because these people quickly learn how to be effective in new and …

Ten Ways To Reward Your Employees -- For Free

Dear Liz,<p>I’m a big fan of your practical career advice. I just stepped into my first leadership job, but it is a very small step.<p>I was already the senior member of our department by experience and tenure and I have a great relationship with my seven teammates.<p>Our manager left this office to take on …

Leadership Comes From Everywhere

For years I’ve been working on structuring an interview for assessing leadership. How do you figure out if someone has leadership skills in an …