Terence Chiew

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Optimists Are Better at Finding New Jobs

Given that I’m a happiness researcher, you might think I’d strive to help people eliminate unhappiness in their careers. But unhappiness actually serves a crucial function, signaling the need for change, prompting us to switch companies or fields, or even just motivating us to secretly update our …

How I Hired an Entirely Remote Workforce

Many people are stunned to learn that I didn’t meet my chief technology officer in person until 2014 — three years after he started working for me.<p>Hiring key employees you’ve never met face-to-face may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.<p>As the CEO and founder of a remote-based software …

Are You Too Stressed to Be Productive? Or Not Stressed Enough?

If you’re like me, you often ask yourself how you can get more work done in a day. How can you best boost your productivity? I always assumed that if I could just reduce any stress I was facing, my productivity would rise. But my intuition was, in fact, wrong. It’s true that stress can be a health …

How to become a highly paid freelancer while keeping your day job

Since I began freelancing just over a year ago, I've had the opportunity to work with nearly a dozen high-growth startups and world-class experts.<p>What's more, I've never had to negotiate for the premium prices I charge for my content marketing services.<p>Because I've done such an effective job of …

Convincing Your Boss to Make You a Manager

Are you, or is someone you know, an individual contributor who wants to move into a management role, either with your current organization or a new one? But, how can you sell yourself as a manager when you’ve never actually been one?<p>The basic fact is that <i>every</i> manager originally lacked professional …

Navigating the Emotional Side of a Career Transition

Let me begin this post with a personal confession: Although I’ve talked with many managers about career transitions over the years, I’ve never had a career transition myself until now.<p>For the past 37 years I’ve worked as a management consultant at the same firm I started in straight out of graduate …

To Recover Faster from Rejection, Shift Your Mindset

Everyone knows what rejection feels like. It’s a universal (and universally disliked) experience, but it’s one that we each experience differently. For the most part, people are pretty good at moving on with their lives — even better than they might guess. Sometimes, though, getting rejected hurts …

The Top 10 Industries For Freelancers

The most in-demand industries for freelancers probably aren’t what you’d think, which presents a new challenge for building skills.<p>As the freelance economy continues to grow, a number of industries have emerged as top employers, and they may not be the ones you typically associate with …

New Research Shows Why Focus On Teams, Not Just Leaders, Is Key To Business Performance

Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands …

Human Resources

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

Career development is the hottest form of alternative reward in 2016

Calling all L&D and corporate training professionals! Do not miss Asia’s premier conference on learning, training and corporate development strategy, …

Career development taking off as an alternative reward option

After base pay, employers are rewarding employees by offering career development tools and strategies – even more than other types of rewards, …

How to Build a Culture Where Employees Actually Reach Their Potential

The authors of a recently released book from Harvard Business Review press intensely researched the cultures of companies that excel at employee development. Here's what they learned.<p>Show of hands: Are you doing a second job no one is paying you to do? Namely, are you always trying to mask your …

The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why

The head of a large division of a multinational corporation was running a meeting devoted to performance assessment. Each senior manager stood up, reviewed the individuals in his group, and evaluated them for promotion. Although there were women in every group, not one of them made the cut. One …

Entry-level to CEO: 11 online classes to improve your interpersonal skills

Whenever I used to meet charismatic people, I automatically assumed they were just lucky to be born with great genetics — while I was the unfortunate …

14 free online personality tests that'll help point you in the right direction

There's something wonderful about personality tests — the idea that you can put yourself into a category (or categories), just like that, is so …

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

Happiness

How Mindfulness Can Inform a Life and Death Situation

It was the last morning of a mindfulness retreat I was leading. I was getting ready for our final practice and closing circle when the distress call came in.<p>A guest had gone for an early-morning walk on the beach and had come across a very large aquatic creature that had recently been stranded. It …

Mindfulness

Pursue Those Scary Dreams and Crazy Ideas to Make Every Day Your Best Day Ever

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on March 15, 2016.</i><p>Despite popular belief, it is possible to have the best day ever <i>every single day</i>. Achieving such a feat is accomplished by reevaluating the way you react to your environment and the ways …

Mindfulness

The 73 Best Business Books for Entrepreneurs in 2016

While you’ve had your head down taking care of business, the presses have been busy printing off the freshest business books on every topic …

Leadership

Take these steps to find your dream job

Preparation and networking – and LinkedIn – are key in the job search process.<p>The time to start preparing for a job search is before you start.<p>Job …

5 Design Tips for Your Company’s Career Development Programs

This year, Millennials became the largest share of available talent within the American workforce, and will account for more than half of all …

Employee Engagement

How to Create SMART Career Development Plans for Your Employees

Does your business use annual reviews to motivate and guide employees? Believe it or not, that process doesn’t have to be something to dread.<p>By …

Employee Engagement

Giving Career Development a Fresh Focus

Career development is one of those supervisory responsibilities that frequently drops to the bottom of a manager’s to-do list. And it makes sense. …

What It Takes to Build a Startup into a Brand

When Howard Schultz initially proposed to buy Starbucks from its founders, the chain had three stores; he had a plan to expand to 150 stores. Today Starbucks has more than 22,000 stores and is now opening in Italy — a lifelong dream for Schultz.<p>When Leslie Wexner opened his first store, he hoped he …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

10 Copywriting Tips You Can Use Right Now To Boost Conversion Rates

Writing great content is quite possibly the quickest and most cost-effective way to increase your conversion rates. Great content creates engagement …

Marketing

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5 Reasons Why Your Employees Are Looking for Other Jobs Right Now

In order to reduce employee churn, you have to understand what it is that might be making your employees want to leave.<p>Think your employees are in it for the long haul? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there's an expiration date on how long your team will stick around. As of last …

Employment

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …