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Adobada

Adobada is a general term that refers to meat (often pork) that is marinated in a very thick, flavorful, chile-based mixture. When cooked in a hot …

Cooking

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science

It's not about thinking positively. It's about learning how to think realistically.<p>The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach …

The Brain

Three words make brainstorming sessions at Google, Facebook, and IDEO more productive

Brainstorming can be a tricky business. There’s the awkward silence when your boss asks a far-fetched question and no one knows how to respond. The fear that you’ll toss out an idea only to draw blank stares. The collective sense of disappointment when the whole team <i>wants</i> to help, but can’t come up …

Creativity

Why 99 Percent of All Meetings Are a Complete Waste of Money

And time. And energy. And opportunities to accomplish great things instead.<p>Here's an elephant in the meeting room that no one ever discusses: Meetings are hugely expensive. During the next meeting you attend, add up the hourly cost of every person in the room. Then imagine--which shouldn't be hard …

Management

What to Do When Your Heart Isn’t in Your Work Anymore

Tara Moore<p>In an ideal world, our work lives would be completely fulfilling, full of meaning, and intrinsically motivating. But what if they’re not? What if you’re stuck in a job or a career that you once loved, but your heart isn’t in it anymore?<p>More people fit this profile than you’d think. …

Employment

This iPhone Case Doubles As An Espresso Machine, Because Why Not?

If you're the kind of person who, like us, reaches for their phone every day and thinks ' Do you know what, I really wish that my iPhone could also …

Craig Newmark Founded Craigslist To Give Back, Now He's A Billionaire

On March 1, 1995, Craig Newmark fired off an email to his friends. Having been laid off from his job at Charles Schwab, where he had explored the early promise of the internet as a computer engineer, he decided he had reached a time in his life to “give back.”<p>Using his severance package and …

Startups

Jeff Bezos' Definition of Innovation Is One That Every Entrepreneur Should Learn From

Entrepreneurs need to focus on more than just creating change.<p>Innovators and entrepreneurs share a common trait: they are interested in change. Innovators want to create new products and services that respond to change or create change. Entrepreneurs are innovators who want to implement great ideas …

Innovation

How to Get Started as a Paid Consultant to Companies

When people realize how much you know they'll want to hire you.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to the speaking industry, entrepreneurs tend to focus on speaking at events and conferences. It’s the traditional path that is known and understood. …

Small Business

When One Person’s High Performance Creates Resentment in Your Team

Organizations face a dilemma in their hunt for talent. They pursue the proverbial “best and brightest” who can outsell, outthink, and outproduce their peers. So they spend sizable resources to attract and retain high performers who stand out. But often these organizations also want teams that …

Never, Ever Let Your Manager Run Your Career

Dear Liz,<p>I work in the marketing department of a real estate firm. I create marketing materials for new buildings coming on the market and I work on our trade show presence, our CEO’s public appearances and other projects.<p>The work was interesting at first but now I’m bored to tears. My boss is very …

6 Surprising Insights Of Successful Employee Engagement

Leaders finally realize the importance of a fully engaged workforce. Now they should learn what practices drive and sustain happy employees.<p>Finally, leaders are now convinced one of their last remaining competitive advantages lies with their people. Businesses have begun to signal to workers that …

Employee Engagement

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

The research is clear: when we choose humble, unassuming people as our leaders, the world around us becomes a better place.<p>Humble leaders improve the performance of a company in the long run because they create more collaborative environments. They have a balanced view of themselves – both their …

Leadership

The 6 Things I Stopped Doing This Year

And how I'm already seeing the difference.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A third of 2017 is already, but how much closer are you to achieving your annual goals? What have you done so far? More importantly, what have you <i>not</i> done?<p>I've stopped doing six things …

Productivity

How to Nail the First 30 Seconds of Your Presentation

The difference between a presentation that is a raging success or a flop is often decided in the first 30 seconds. Here's the one thing you need to do to start strong.<p>It was a Thursday afternoon and I was catching up with friends during a rare happy hour. One friend, Shelly, is an expert in her …

Public Speaking

An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the growing body of evidence that storytelling plays a critical role in effective business presentations.<p>Quantified Communications maintains a large database of written and spoken communication from Fortune 500 executives, TED speakers, political …

Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It)

When people find out I’m an executive coach, they often ask who my toughest clients are. Inexperienced leaders? Senior leaders who think they know everything? Leaders who bully and belittle others? Leaders who shirk responsibility?<p>The answer is none of the above. The hardest leaders to coach are …

Self-Reflection

Become a Better Listener by Taking Notes

Team dynamics can make or break a meeting. Have you ever been in a meeting where people interrupt each other, introduce new ideas when they should be building on the conversation, and repeat someone else’s point just to be heard? These communication issues waste time and energy, and usually lead to …

Management

Why Teams Fail: The C-Word

Silicon Valley is bubbling these days. Uber recently raised $3.5B (that’s right, that’s B for Billions). Almost 60% of San Francisco’s houses are now valued above $1M (fewer than 20% were just a few years ago). And the US National Basketball (featuring major Golden State Warriors players) just came …

5 Cigar Tricks You Should Use Every Time You Light Up - Buy Cigars Online

So you’ve got a hold of your favorite standby stick. Or maybe somebody just gifted you a Padron, Opus, or Liga and you’re sitting there smacking your …

Creating a Performance-Based Culture

The future of work is definitely shifting to a performance-focused culture, and San Diego Zoo Global is leading the change.<p>When Tim Mulligan joined San Diego Zoo Global at the Chief Human Resources Officer in 2004, he faced an uphill battle. The nonprofit zoo was performing well and was at the top …

Employee Engagement

5 Questions You Must Ask to Keep Your Best and Brightest Talent

Creativity emerges because of our human messiness -- not in spite of it.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Organizations love the safety of structure. We establish hierarchies, functions, divisions, teams, clusters and groups. We sort workers into classes. We …

Salt Lake City

3 Dividend Stocks That Pay You Every Month

Getting the cash flow you need is crucial.<p>Dividend stocks provide much-needed income to many investors. But most stocks pay dividends quarterly, …

This One Quality Will Make Managers Line Up To Hire You

A study proves that to be successful as a new employee, you have to possess this one quality.<p>Rod Marinelli, the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, said something to this effect: "When recruiting college athletes you have to look into why they are successful. When you enter the pros, your …

coachability

The Most Effective Way to Keep Star Employees From Leaving

For starters, let's look at what the best companies on the planet do.<p>Gallup has been tracking employee engagement over the past 17 years, and its research reveals that roughly 30 percent of U.S. workers are considered "engaged" in their jobs.<p>Translation: They are inspired by, involved in, …

Employee Engagement

The 6 Dimensions of Successful Corporate Transformation

There are 6 essential pieces to your corporate-wide transformation puzzle and they must fit together to paint the picture of your tomorrow!<p>Much has been written in this column over the past few years about company culture and corporate transformation. In this article, we will put all of those …

Corporate Culture

Hate Mondays? This Will Put Things in Perspective

Monday? You mean grind day?<p>What a cliché thing to say: "I hate Mondays."<p>You don't hate Mondays. What you hate is the fact that you've lost sight of your vision.<p>Do you want to know what a Monday feels like to an entrepreneur?<p>Let me tell you: There is no such thing as a Monday. In fact, Monday is …

Productivity

5 Workplace Practices That Are on Their Way Out

A lot of change is coming in the future of work, but we can start by removing these five outdated work practices from our offices:<p>Some things, like hair scrunchies and jazzercise, simply run their course and go by the wayside. The same should be true for things in the workplace, but sometimes it …

The Workplace