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How to Land a High-Paying Data Science Job (Even If You Have the Wrong Background)

Demand is so strong, you don't need a computer science degree or work history.<p>Would you like to work in a field where average salaries are in the six figures, the potential for raises and promotions is high, demand for employees far outstrips supply, and you can easily start your own business?<p>If …

Data Science

This Simple Trick Will Help You Maximize Your Team's Success |

The startups that build and retain the best teams develop a huge competitive advantage. It's no surprise that managers are the most important influencers of team development and retention.<p>The most frequent and consequently most powerful tool for managers to coach, develop, and lead their teams are …

Public Speaking

Don't Make These 9 Deadly Leadership Mistakes |

Being a leader isn't easy, and not every decision you make is going to be a good one. But you can be a more effective leader if you avoid the most common mistakes that bosses make. The good news is that, with just a little bit of work and attention, these mistakes <i>can</i> be avoided and your company can …


7 Bad Habits of Terrible Bosses |

It's no secret. I've written many times about the mistakes of my youth. No, not the perm I had when I was a teenager or the time I jumped off a bridge into carp-infested waters. I'm talking about my early days as a middle manager just out of college, working as a shift manager in a shoe store when …

Time I

5 Ways to Reward Great Employees Besides Money |

When your company is underperforming, many employers assume that cash incentives will turn up the volume. All employees are delighted by a raise or a bonus, right? Sure, for about five minutes. It turns out money isn't actually everything when getting a high-powered team to meet goals and …

Employee Engagement

7 Things Great Leaders Always Do (but Mere Managers Always Fear) |

When I think about the difference between <i>great leaders</i> and <i>mere managers</i>, I think back to a day when I put my foot in my mouth.<p>I was working as a lawyer for a giant government bureaucracy then. One of my bosses had a fancy title, but everyone referred to him simply as a "manager." One day, he was …

Public Policy

Teamleiter: Zusammenarbeit im Team managen

Ein gut funktionierendes Miteinander im Team ist kein Selbstläufer. Die Prozesse und Dynamiken müssen von Teamleitern gesteuert werden. Sie legen den …

Mitarbeitermotivation: Erfolgsfaktoren einer gesunden Führung

Bei der Auswahl von Führungskräften mit einem gesundheitsförderlichen Führungsstil ist es wichtig, zwischen den Kompetenzen des Managens und denen …

How to Motivate Employees: 10 Things They Really Need to Hear From You |

I usually don't get very excited about business books, but I recently ran across one that's really powerful: <i>Finding Happiness: One Man's Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and--Finally--Let the Sunshine In,</i> by former CEO Todd Patkin.<p>Patkin has identified 14 phrases that really improve morale when …


The 7 Secret Habits of Navy SEALs

Here are rules to live by to be your most effective.<p>I learned my best habits--and made some of my most dangerous mistakes--as a Navy SEAL. Once, when our platoon was preparing for a mission at one of our shooting ranges in Iraq, I had failed to reload one of my pistol mags after the previous …

Employee Engagement

10 Things Really Powerful People Do Differently

Throughout my life, I’ve managed to meet and stay in touch with a good number of individuals who are believed to be powerful. What exactly makes …


Leadership: 7 Ways to Get From Good to Great |

Company leaders always want to motivate, inspire, and support their people to the absolute fullest. But most go to bed at night suspecting that they're coming up a little short. Maybe more than a little. Take heart: You can become a truly great leader. All it takes is:<p><b>1. Perspiration</b><p>Great …


Soft Skills Are Vital to Employees' Long-Term Success: How to Hire for Them |

A few years ago, a senior engineering executive at a high-tech Silicon Valley company asked me to teach a two-hour course on assessing "soft skills". His company had mastered the art of judging candidates' technical skills. It conducted day-long interviews focused on programming languages, server …


9 Things Great Leaders Do in Difficult Times |

Great leadership seems easy when things are good and everybody's happy. When times grow tough, however, a leader's true colors are revealed.<p>Ten years ago, a group of U.S. soldiers tasted combat for the first time in Sadr City, Iraq. I got to know one of the junior U.S. leaders in that battle when I …

Employee Engagement

Not Born With It? You Can Still Become A Great Leader |

No one ever said being a leader was easy. It's not. Not only do you have to make smart decisions about products and services, marketing, financing, and other operational issues, but you also have to maximize the full potential of your employees. The good news is that you don't have to be a born …


11 Things the Military Teaches You About Leadership |

Does military experience translate to leadership and business savvy?<p>A glance at today's most successful corporations would suggest that it does. Many of the biggest names in the business world - Verizon's Lowell McAdam, FedEx CEO Frederick Smith, former General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson - have …


5 Things You Must Do to Keep Your Best People |

No matter how carefully you hire, inevitably your employees will differ in important ways. Some will be good-humored, intelligent, have a strong work ethic, and always be eager for new challenges. Others will be less so, or worse. You want to do everything you can to keep the first group, because …


9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day |

Your words are among your greatest tools. They're a window into your vision, your values and your abilities. So, whether you're running a giant organization or just trying to herd a group toward a certain outcome, there are messages you need to communicate constantly in order to lead …

Employee Engagement

15 Quotes to Inspire Great Teamwork

The difference between success and failure is a great team. Here's how to inspire yours.<p>The difference between success and failure is a great team.<p>When I first became an entrepreneur, in the spring of 2002, I was a consultant. As Dave Kerpen Strategic Consulting, I could make my own hours, …


7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People |

The modern worker has a quiver full of productivity tools. You can choose from umpteen task list apps like Remember the Milk or Wunderlist. You can talk to your phone to arrange a meeting or reply to a text message. If you have a cluttered email inbox, there are apps like Mailbox that help you …

Time Management