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This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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How to Have Happy Employees Without Increasing the Bottom Line

When raises are unaffordable, successful leaders find other ways to make employees feel special.<p>If you want a happier family, do you begin by paying each relative? To have a successful dinner party, do you need to greet your guests with envelopes of cash? In these scenarios, the key factors to warm …

This Is the Simple Conversation You Need to Have With Your Exhausted Employee

Learning these cues can help you identify and address employee burnout before it gets too serious.<p>I had reached my limit and it was starting to show. My work had lost its luster and I constantly felt exhausted. It had gotten to the point where I couldn't hide it anymore. It was frustrating for my …

Why Asking For References Is Useless, And What To Do Instead

Are you still asking for references? Here's why that doesn't work, and what you can do that does.<p>Have you ever provided references to an employer or potential client? At one point or another, the vast majority of us have had to go through this inane exercise.<p>Let me guess: When it came time to …

Employment

7 Things Great Bosses Tell Their Employees Every Single Day

Leaders have the power to get their people super motivated--or not.<p>Ever wondered what the best bosses whisper to their employees to get them motivated and glad to be working every single day? Here's your chance to find out.<p>1. "I trust you."<p>These three words tell your employees that you believe in …

How to Give Your Boss Honest Feedback When You're Upset With Them

Don't make a big deal out of isolated incidents but when you see a bad pattern emerging you have to speak up.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all get frustrated at work from time to time. However, if you’re consistently unhappy with your boss’s actions, it can take a …

Framing

How to Actually Empower Women Professionally

Don't just shoot out a feminist Facebook post -- do something active to help women in the workplace.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve had women’s marches, strikes, Equal Pay Day and all kinds of other fruitless endeavors that purport to help women. Frankly, they …

Compensation

3 Ways You're Screaming 'I'm Average' at Work

These behaviors are dead giveaways that you're not thinking big enough for yourself.<p>It doesn't matter what field you go into or what type of business you want to get off the ground. If you want to make it, others have to see that you have a spark others don't, that you're above average. If all your …

Writing

The 3 Social Networks That Matter to Your Business and Why

As a business, using social media as a marketing tool is a necessity, not a suggestion. But all channels aren't created equal. Here are the top three social networks to focus on today.<p>As a business, using social media as a marketing tool is a necessity, not a suggestion.<p>But all social channels …

6 Things Most Young Leaders Fail to Realize Before It's Too Late

Young leaders have their work cut out for them. These six recommendations will help them achieve success in business in today's fast-paced world.<p>At a recent speaking engagement, a member of the audience asked me what leadership advice I would give myself when I first began my career. While I …

Self-improvement

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

How To Look Like A Leader When You're Not

The paradox – you won’t get promoted to a leadership role if you don’t have leadership experience. But how do you get leadership experience when you’re only cast in a supporting role? Even if you’re in an entry-level position, you need to demonstrate leadership skills consistently and overtly. They …

Leadership

Applying For a Graphic Design Job? Use These Skill Words

Graphic Design Skills List and Examples<p>Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews<p>Updated June 25, 2018<p>Graphic design, sometimes known as communication …

10 jobs where pay is rising the fastest

Here's some good news for your salary.<p>Overall, pay increases are experiencing a stable growth across the US.<p>Glassdoor's local pay reports for March found that overall, the median base pay in the US shows a 3% year over year increase.<p>The job site recently released more findings listing the jobs that …

Customer Service

3 Tips for a Perfect Skype Job Interview

I recently had two back-to-back Skype interviews with candidates.<p>Although I determined both candidates were qualified for the position I was …

How Every New Boss Should Build Trust With Employees

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

This Is the Best Career Advice We've Heard in a While (It's Only 2 Sentences)

When you're out doing your work up to 60 hours a week, it's a bit difficult to find time for career advice. Which is why we were particularly …

6 Employee Perks That Matter (and 2 That Don't)

Beyond the basics, a handful of benefits can make the difference between a company that attracts top talent and those people going elsewhere.<p>There are several core perks that employees expect, even at a startup: medical and dental insurance, vacation and paid time off, performance bonuses, and a …

7 Skills That Will Take Your Leadership From Good to Great

No matter what kind of company you lead, there are some skills every leader needs to succeed.<p>Leadership is always a work in progress, as bosses learn from both their successes and their failures, and use the lessons they learn to modify their approach. Consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman …

6 Toxic Work Habits That Will Kill Your Office Culture

If these examples are running rampant in your company, it may be time to update your resume.<p>There comes a time when we all need to evaluate our work environment and the people we work with to determine if it's hurting our career path, or much worse, our health and well-being.<p>While job safety is …

5 personal money numbers everyone should know to check their financial health

You might know your weight and your (pre-tax) income. But how much do you really know about your full financial situation? Your salary and monthly …

Ayana Coston

Ayana Coston is a seasoned Human Resources (HR) Professional and Leadership/Executive and Life Coach, with 15 years of experience working in a …

If You Want to Become a Master at Problem Solving, Master These 7 Steps

Each one of these steps are simple. You can do it.<p>It's April, so there's probably a pretty good chance you've given up on your new year's resolutions. But, there's no law that says January 1 is the only day to set life changing goals. Personally, I think spring is a great time to make new …

University of Pennsylvania

9 Ways To Negotiate The Raise You Deserve - And Get It

<i>This post is part of a series,</i> <i></i><i>“The One Thing,”</i> <i></i><i>where I ask today’s successful leaders to identify the single most important lesson they’ve learned on a given topic.</i><p>Tomorrow marks Equal Pay Day, the date representing how far into the year a woman must work in order to catch up to what a man earned …

Want Your Ideal Job to Find You? You Need to Become an Expert at This One Thing

There's more to job hunting than just interviewing. Here's what you need to know.<p>According to a recent Gallup report, 67% of employees are not engaged or are actively disengaged. People feel stuck, sometimes even trapped, by a constant feeling that there could be more. They know they're not in the …

This quick communications checklist could improve your work life

Speaking freely isn’t easy and it isn’t always wise, particularly at work. Theoretically, people want to communicate. But in reality, exchanging our thoughts can feel dangerous—sometimes with good reason.<p>Researchers from the UK’s Hult International Business School spent two years studying 60 …

Leadership

Self-Evaluation: The Genesis of all Improvement

The importance of self-evaluation is an incredibly valuable lesson I learned from one of the greatest pitching coaches of all time, Dave Duncan.<p>Business leaders often find themselves in the position of being the expert on a subject, with the knowledge of how to make improvements or solve problems. …

5 books that will improve your communication skills

And in reflecting on our own tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses as they relate to communication, my guess is that many of us could benefit from a lesson or two in the arts of negotiation, persuasive language, positive self-talk, and taking feedback gracefully and, when necessary, with a …

7 Simple Phrases That Make People Really Trust You

When it comes to business and life, trust is everything. Here's how to get more of it.<p>No matter how honest we may be in our interactions with others, there's always the possibility that people may misconstrue our words to mean otherwise. Certain key phrases that we say, sometimes even without us …

9 Qualities of Successful Employees

The most carefully crafted digital workplace will collapse under its own weight without the most important element: The right workforce.<p>But hiring …