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How Savvy Entrepreneurs Are Using Blogs to Build Their Brand

Blogging gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to share their ideas with millions of people.<p>A blog can prove a powerful tool for entrepreneurs, capable of exposing millions of people to their ideas, concepts, and advice. That potential influence means that starting a blog can strengthen (and grow) an …

Marketing

The Future Of Work: It's Already Here -- And Not As Scary As You Think

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Singularity University Summit in San Francisco on The Future of Work. After months of research on the topic, reading dozens of books and articles on AI, robotics, and economics, I came to a simple conclusion: the future of work is <i>already here</i>. And we …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Work Remotely Without Losing Motivation

Telecommuters might feel guilty or ungrateful admitting it, but let’s be honest: We often miss the office. Even the too-talkative, too-messy, or too-cutthroat colleagues you willed yourself to ignore when they sat near you can seem endearing when you’re toiling away to the ticktock of your kitchen …

Mad Men

Apple employees say their mental health issues came from alleged hostile work environment

Before he worked for Apple's call center, Ben* had a clean bill of mental health. Now, after about a decade working for the company, Ben has a …

Mental Health

Bring in mobile collaboration for efficient productivity

Collaborative technology is breaking down the barriers preventing challenges for enterprise collaboration with respect to departments, sectors, …

When To Say No At Work (And Why It's Important)

If you feel guilty and uncomfortable saying no at work, you’re not alone. You may think people will dislike you, think you are entitled or question whether you are a team player. It seems paradoxical, but saying no strategically and respectfully can help your career. I spoke to successful women to …

Leadership

6 Tools That Get Work Done Faster So You Can Work Less

We all dream of shorter workdays or workweeks, but with advanced tools to help you work faster and smarter, it’s no longer a pipe dream for more than one in five Americans who work from home.<p>You can now get more work done faster than ever before, whether working from the same location or remotely. …

Project Management

3 Simple Phrases That Will Make You A Star At Work, Especially If You're An Introvert

In my field, one of the biggest myths is that you have to be an extrovert to build a successful personal brand. In fact, I’ve written about the ways introverts can actually have a competitive edge in branding. This is partly because managing your online presence and virtual networking have never …

Online

Last-Minute Work Scheduling Is a Real Health Risk, Research Shows

Want to increase your happiness? Look no further than your work schedule. Unstable working hours can harm employees' financial security and amplify …

San Francisco

Japan wants more women to work—but what do women get in return?

Japan faces a looming labor crisis—and it’s counting on women to save the day.<p>The country’s shrinking, rapidly aging population poses a major threat to the future of the Japanese economy. In order to avoid a potential meltdown, the government is attempting to encourage more women to join the …

Income Tax

How to Talk Politics at Work Without Alienating People

Lunch seems pretty tame until your boss announces, “Build a wall, and deport them all! Who is with me?” or “Only lunatics want assault weapons – we should ban them all tomorrow!”<p>An awkward silence descends as your boss awaits your confirmation. Here’s the problem: you vehemently disagree, but you …

Primary Elections

Feel undervalued at work? New research shows why that might be

A book by World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab on the fourth industrial revolution has raised the question of how technological change, job …

Economic Development

Are Millennials Changing U.S. Work Culture?

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. The latest generation of Americans to enter the labor force may be reshaping the …

The Workplace

5 Classic Personality Types in Business and How to Work With Each

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wilhelm Reich, a colleague of Sigmund Freud, laid the foundation for five classic personality types which, to this day, are well recognized in the field of psychology. Dr. Reich actually identified the body builds of these five types …

To This Day

Don't Work For Free Before You Have The Job

Dear Liz,<p>Where is a reasonable cut-off when you’re interviewing with a company and they ask you to work for free?<p>I applied for a cool job at a startup that is living on VC money and they’re very cheap. I knew that going in but I also know that what I do (business development) is exactly what they …

Employment

Successful People Who Love Their Work: 4 Career Moves They Avoid

<i>Part of the new series “Building Your Happiest and Best Career”</i><p>Being a researcher at heart, I love to explore key trends that reflect the deepest challenges professionals face. And if I can, I like to distill down to the bare essentials the vital lessons that successful professionals and career …

Success

How To Be More Productive At Work

When Warren Buffett first met Bill Gates, they were each asked by a fellow dinner guest to identify what they thought was the single most important …

Time Management

Why Everybody Is Secretly Wasting Time At Work

Season 1 See More<p>65<p>How Companies Really Do Corporate Layoffs<p>38<p>What Really Happens After Your Company Gets Bought<p>25<p>When Workplace Fights Get Out Of …

Ten Red Flags That Scream 'Don't Work For This Manager'

We all know deep down that the most important person to you on any job is your direct supervisor, but when you’re job-hunting, it’s very easy to overlook signals that say “Don’t work for this person!” People broadcast their insecurities if you pay attention.<p>You can tell when the department manager …

Employment

How Planning to Work in Retirement Can Backfire

Here's a better strategy, especially for millennials.<p>Working in retirement is the closest thing to a silver bullet that most Americans who haven’t …

Retirement

5 Productivity Tools That Can Help You Get More Time

Have you ever heard someone say “there’s just not enough hours in a day.” It’s not like 24 hours in a day are any less. It’s just that we tend to …

Productivity

5 Ways Employers Can Help Employees Fight The Fat At Work

Does your office have a “cake culture?” If so, all those extra sweet treats could be hazardous to your health.<p>If there’s one thing that’s the same across most offices in the U.S. and Europe, it’s “cake culture.” The term is used to describe the plethora of sweet treats commonly found in workplaces, …

The Workplace

If You Want to Get Promoted, Set the Standard For Your Work

Meeting expectations is a pretty good way to keep your bosses and coworkers satisfied. However, if you want to prove that you’re valuable enough to …

Stop “Protecting” Women from Challenging Work

A new poll by the Pew Research Center suggests that more than half of men think sexism is a thing of the past; in contrast, only about one-third of women agree. One reason for the disagreement may stem from misunderstandings about the kinds of behavior that constitute sexism. Indeed, an important …

Feminism

Why CMOs Need To Master Their Inboxes

Is email dying? Or is it just killing you? Email – the much hailed and heralded productivity tool – may be doing just the opposite of what it’s meant for: maximizing productivity.<p>Email was meant to be a more efficient way to communicate, enabling faster channels of communication and giving users …

Productivity

Ten Rude Things Never To Do At Work

I don’t blame anyone who doesn’t know the rules of workplace etiquette. Where would you learn the rules? They are seldom taught in school. If we are lucky our parents and grandparents teach us. Otherwise we risk looking and feeling impolite and out of place. Sometimes we only realize that we’re …

The Workplace

The 20 companies offering the best work life balance

Companies offering poor conditions have dominated the news recently; from the "Victorian workhouses" of Sports Direct to drivers suing Uber asking …

Lloyds Banking Group

Why Amazon is trying out a 30-hour work week – with benefits

Amazon, the online retailer, is launching a pilot program that would consist entirely of workers working for 10 hours less than full time, but with …

Improve the Quality of Your Work Hours, Not Their Length, to Get More Done

If you clock in at 9 and you’re not finished with your work by 5, what can you do but work more hours? You may not feel like you have a choice, but …