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Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider 3 questions before offering someone a job, and they're still spot-on 20 years later

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.<p>But before you can land a corporate role with the online retail behemoth, you have to tick three particular boxes in the minds of the hiring managers and executives vetting you.<p>At least, that's the process CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 …

Jeff Bezos

Do Your Employees Feel Respected?

When you ask workers what matters most to them, feeling respected by superiors often tops the list. In a recent survey by Georgetown University’s Christine Porath of nearly 20,000 employees worldwide, respondents ranked respect as the most important leadership behavior. Yet employees report more …

These Seven To-Do List Mistakes Could Be Derailing Your Productivity

Why you shouldn’t write your list in the morning, and the items you should leave off completely.<p>When it comes to getting things done, sometimes the simple productivity methods are the best. Case in point: the to-do list. This handy tool keeps you on track by putting tasks top of mind . . . unless …

You must meet one-on-one with your new hire in the first week … or else

When you get hired, your first week will set the tone for what happens next, according to a new survey conducted at Microsoft and highlighted by</i> …

The Workplace

10 Bad Habits That Are Seriously Hurting Your Productivity

When it comes to productivity your habits have a profound effect. Good habits like developing routines and staying organized are guaranteed ways to …

LinkedIn's Analysis of 7 Million Job Changes Revealed 3 Themes Every Company Should Care About

Candidate behavior is becoming harder to predict. These insights will help.<p>There's a good chance that your LinkedIn notification feed has a few of these in it, "Congratulate Jane Doe for starting a new position as..." In fact, according to LinkedIn data, job-hopping has nearly doubled in the past …

The Outrage Over Family Separation Is Exactly What Stephen Miller Wants

For President Trump’s senior adviser, the public outrage and anger elicited by policies like forced family separation are a feature, not a bug.<p>When the news stories began to surface last month of sobbing young migrant children being forcibly removed from their parents at the border, many close …

Donald Trump

How Often You Should Post on Social Media, According to 10 Studies

There's a lot of debate when it comes to recommended frequency for social media publishing. Here's what the data has to say about it.<p>When it comes to determining the optimal frequency for posting on social media, even the industry giants can't seem to be able to come to a consensus. One publication …

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Developing These 5 Habits Will Make You a Once-in-a-Career Leader to Employees

Practicing these five powerful tenets of leadership will make you unforgettable to employees and irreplaceable to employers.<p>The thing I wanted more than anything "growing up" as a leader was to be unforgettable to employees--for my impact on their performance, growth, happiness, and life. Did I …

6 things to know about Juneteenth and why it matters more than ever

Today is Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, which commemorates the emancipation from slavery in the United States. In honor of the day, and the critical turning point it represents, we rounded up six facts:<p>As historian Henry Louis Gates explains in this post, …

To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my experience …

Time Management

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 …

18 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. Generally, they wake early, are good at planning and take care of their physical and emotional health. Here are other good habits …

2 Dividend Champions I Hope To Own In 2018

My wife and I own 39 stocks in the March to Freedom Fund. These stocks all pay a dividend, and most have done so for at least a decade. Since our …

The Best Speeches From the March for Our Lives

The March for Our Lives on D.C. featured a series of incredible speeches and performances, with students leading the charge for commonsense gun laws in the U.S. Events—almost 850 of them—were planned all around the world, with the most high-profile U.S. rallies taking place in Washington, D.C. (the …

Gun Control

Goodbye Lightning Connector? Apple Reveals iPhone Charging Changes

Apple is not sentimental. When the company wants to move on it cuts ties with the past, whether people like it or not. And now, following in the footsteps of the Dock Connector and headphone jack, Apple looks set to do it again…<p>Picked up by Patently Apple, the US Patent & Trademark Office has today …

Mobile Technology

Anxiety over Stormy Daniels pervasive inside the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> There is pervasive anxiety inside the walls of the White House over the fallout around allegations leveled against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels, multiple sources tell CNN, with some officials worried that the salacious accusations and tangled legal fight …

Donald Trump

Stormy Daniels suit could back Trump into a corner

<b>(CNN) —</b> The recent lawsuit by Stephanie Clifford, also known as adult film actress Stormy Daniels, against President Trump, may appear to be just another sideshow in the ongoing chaos in the White House. But her legal claims offer more than just fodder for first-year law school contracts exams -- …

Republicans signal end is near for House Russia probe after Lewandowski testimony

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is scheduled to be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, and he could be one of the last major witnesses to appear as part of the panel's Russia investigation.<p>Rep. Mike Conaway and other Intelligence Committee …

The gall of Trump’s potential obstruction of justice

By Aaron Blake<p>Senior reporter<p>We don’t yet know whether special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will accuse President Trump of obstruction of justice. But if he does, we may look back upon Wednesday as a case-in-point as to why.<p>The New York Times is reporting on yet the latest episode that could play …

Donald Trump

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

I’m an Introvert, and This Is Just My Face

Suddenly, I’m pulled back to reality. A stranger is practically shouting at me. “Wow, you look so sad!” he says. “Smile! It’s a beautiful day.”The …

Personality

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

What Is Sam Nunberg Doing?

The former Trump aide’s decision to announce that he was defying a subpoena from Robert Mueller is more likely to pique the special counsel’s interest than dispel it.<p><i>Updated on March 6 at 10:36 a.m. ET</i><p>When former Trump aide Sam Nunberg called into MSNBC on Monday to declare his intention to defy a …

Donald Trump

Before Trump Announced Tariffs, Icahn Sold Off Millions In Steel-Related Stocks

<b>Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET</b><p>A former adviser to President Trump sold off $31.3 million in stocks he owned in a steel-dependent company, just days before the president announced hefty tariffs on foreign-made steel.<p>Carl Icahn, a billionaire investor and Trump's former "special adviser to the president on …

Tariffs

Week 41: Mueller's Digging Picks Up Speed

He's burying Russians and lobbyists. How long before he dumps Trump in the hole?<p>For the longest time, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of the Russia mess looked like a backyard drainage ditch. Into it flowed a regular stream of witnesses, evidence and press speculation. But …

Donald Trump

4 Small Habits That Can Instantly Make You More Energetic and Productive

Mental energy is a valuable currency that can be maximized with these four simple habits.<p>Everything we do on a daily basis affects our mental energy in some form or fashion. Deciding what to wear, what to eat, what route to take to work, and what order to return your calls in are just a few of the …

Think the White House is in chaos now? Just wait.

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has, throughout his life, embraced chaos as a life philosophy. (He's like Littlefinger in that way.)<p>But now, chaos -- spurred by surprise departures, the ongoing Russia investigation and Trump's own grudge-nursing -- is threatening to overwhelm his presidency, and …

Donald Trump

Research Says There Are 4 Personality Types. Knowing Yours Is the Key to Success

When you know what motivates you to set yourself up for reaching your biggest goals<p>I crave blocks of unscheduled time, but I inevitably waste them when I get them. Without a deadline or a clear task, I squander this time with more list-making, planning, researching, and then sort of mindlessly …