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The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Airbnb loses CFO Laurence Tosi, company says it won't go public this year

Airbnb is losing its Wall Street-savvy CFO, getting its first COO and ruling out going public in 2018, delaying any payout for employees and early …

Crocodile Mummy Genes Confirm an Ancient Egyptian Hypothesis

'Two thousand years later, we use DNA and show that they were absolutely right.'<p>Wildlife researcher Evon Hekkala, Ph.D., from the American Museum of …

Bitcoin Meltdown: Why It Will Get Much Worse Before It Gets Any Better

<i>Source: BBC.com</i><p>Why It Will Get Much Worse Before It Gets Any Better<p>The Bitcoin (COIN), (OTCQX:GBTC) crash appears to be resuming as the world’s …

5 Steps for Conducting an Effective Annual Review

It's that time of year for many of us. Here's how to lead an effective annual review that helps your employee grow.<p>This week at Zillow Group, we're kicking off annual reviews -- a time when employees sit down with their managers to receive feedback on the past year's performance and discuss the …

How Do You Become a Great Salesperson? (Most People Forget to Do This 1 Thing)

Becoming a great salesperson takes practice. Lots of it.<p>Dale Carnegie framed it best: to become a great salesperson, you have to remember that people want to do business with people they like and respect. At the end of the day, while you may be selling to a customer, what you're really doing is …

Six easy tricks that will make you way more productive

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Since even the best ideas are worthless until …

Dubai just tested its flying drone taxi for the first time

Autonomous air taxi service Volocopter just had its first test flight in Dubai.<p>The giant drone-like vehicle has two seats, 18 propellers, and is powered by nine batteries. This allows it to have a flight time of around 30 minutes.<p>The flight was unmanned as it is still in its testing phase, which …

The New Trick Brilliant Managers Use to Provide Effective Feedback

Everyone loves feedback -- or do they? See how this strategy works with human nature to get you what you want.<p>Feedback is one of the hottest buzzwords of the new millennium. Whether it's Millennials forcing companies to become more transparent, or start-ups using agile methodology to launch, …

10 Reasons Why 7 Out of 10 Businesses Fail Within 10 Years

There's a fierce tide of potential for failure in business. Half of all businesses won't make it to the five-year mark.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While startup life seems glamorous at best when it comes to dizzying valuations and unsustainable bubbles that help to …

Small Business

The 5 worst mistakes you need to avoid in your presentations

For most people, public speaking is daunting.<p>Leadership development and executive coaching expert Jeff Black says a good presentation is a bit like a …

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits

Who wouldn't want to work for a boss like this?<p>A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life …

These 10 Leadership Habits Have Been Found in the World's Best Leaders

Where are you, in your own journey as a leader, in relation to these characteristics?<p>If you're not familiar with the leadership movement known as servant leadership, you might want to grab a cup of java and pull up a chair. This may just transform how you lead your tribe moving forward.<p>What we are …

The 5 Skills and Behaviors That Make Entrepreneurs Successful, According to Harvard Research

Vision, mission, focus, experience, education, emotional intelligence, grit, genetics... what makes an entrepreneur successful? Harvard tells us.<p>Richard Branson has tremendous passion. Elon Musk sees no limitations. Steve Jobs was relentlessly focused on perfection and the customer experience. …

Rockets fired into southern Israel from Egypt's Sinai

No casualties as two handmade rockets land in Eshkol region day after Isis claims four members were killed by Israeli drone<p>Two rockets, apparently fired by Islamic militants in Egypt’s northern Sinai, have landed in southern Israel. The attack came a day after an Isis affiliate claimed that several …

La La Land has the world's worst traffic congestion

Cheap gas and a surging economy are taxing the nation’s roads and contributing to congestion that cost U.S. motorists almost $300 billion last year in wasted time and fuel, according to a new report.<p>Los Angeles had the worst traffic in the world among the 1,064 cities studied by transportation …

Transportation

Hitler's phone, 'the most destructive 'weapon' of all time,' sold for $243,000

<b>(CNN) —</b> Adolf Hitler's telephone was sold at auction in the United States on Sunday for $243,000. The winning bid was made by phone but the name of the bidder has not been released.<p>The phone was presented to Hitler by the Wehrmacht and was used by the Nazi leader to issue most of his commands …

World History

Over 100 Workers Fired After Taking Part in 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest

Over 100 employees have reportedly lost their jobs after joining the ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest, which focused on missing a day of work as a …

Britain will be plunged into its biggest turmoil in over a century if peers attempt to thwart Brexit, William Hague warns peers as Theresa May attends House of Lords Article 50 debate in person

Britain will be plunged into its biggest turmoil in over a century if peers attempt to thwart Brexit, former Conservative leader Lord Hague warned as Theresa May went in person to the House of Lords to watch peers debate the law which will trigger the start of negotiations about Britain's exit from …

Netanyahu turned down secret peace offer, former U.S. officials say

Israel's prime minister turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, former American officials confirmed Sunday, in apparent contradiction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stated goal of involving regional Arab powers in resolving Israel's …

4 dead, 25 wounded in weekend shootings

Four people were fatally shot and 25 others were wounded in shootings during an unusually warm winter weekend in Chicago.<p>As of Monday, there have been at least 88 homicides and at least 468 shooting victims, according to data compiled by the Tribune. The number of homicides is a slight decrease …

Police in Sri Lanka arrest intelligence officers over journalist killing

Five arrested suspected of assassinating Lasantha Wickrematunge and of other attacks under former regime, source says<p>Police in Sri Lanka have arrested five military intelligence officers on suspicion of assassinating a prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor and orchestrating attacks on other …

Trans Ecuadorians Vote for 1st Time According to Affirmed Gender

Ecuadorean transgender people on Sunday voted for the first time according to their affirmed gender, in what activists say are signs of progress in the socially conservative and Catholic Andean nation.<p>In Ecuador, men and women wait in separate lines to cast their ballots, which for years created …

Cuban Doctors Stranded: Can't Travel to US, Cuba, or Stay in Colombia

When Adrian Lezcano Rodriguez, a physical therapist from Cuba, was chosen to serve on a “mission” in the small town of Maroa in the Amazon rainforest of Venezuela, he knew he would defect. He would make his way to the U.S. embassy in Colombia, and apply for the Cuban Medical Professional Parole …

No survivors in Melbourne chartered plane crash

Police reported all five individuals on board have died after the plane smashed into a shopping center shortly after take off. Authorities suspect …

The 15 worst cities for rush hour traffic

Plenty of drivers complain about rush hour traffic, but some have more to gripe about than others.<p>Bangkok has the worst evening rush hour traffic in the world for a second consecutive year, according to GPS manufacturer TomTom.<p>The results were compiled after TomTom tracked a years-worth of traffic …

Nasa announces press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system'

Nasawill hold a press conference on Wednesday to present a "discovery beyond our solar system," leading to speculation that the announcement will involve planets capable of sustaining life.<p>The agency has offered no details on the upcoming presentation other than that it will involve …

Universe

Famine declared in South Sudan; 4.9 million people need urgent help

<b>(CNN) —</b> Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country's population, in need of urgent help, aid agencies say.<p>People are already dying of hunger, and another 1 million people are on the brink of famine, UN agencies …

Africa