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If You Spend a Lot of Time in the Air, Here Are 5 Ways to Stay Productive

Even if you only take a few flights a year, here are five tips to help you get more done.<p>In my hay day as a road warrior consultant, I would spend a lot of time in the air. It wasn't uncommon for me to have two flights in a week, traveling nationally and internationally to see clients. Making the …

Time Management

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

Public Relations

New Grads Should Follow PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi's 5-Step Success Model

I’ve been speaking recently on the topic of communication skills to advance a person’s career. In my presentations I talk about Indra Nooyi’s “5 C’s” model of leadership. She presented it publicly several years ago, but it’s more relevant today than ever. When I speak about the model, it resonates …

Communication Skills

38 lessons that will help you write a good business email

I had to write emails every day for 4 years in a high-pressured sales environment. During that time I screwed up a lot. I let my emotions show in …

Productivity

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these two skills.<p>Every one has a great boss story. What's yours? Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a mid-size hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his …

Leadership

Sarah Jessica Parker Swears By This Laura Mercier Eyeliner, and the Color Is Absolutely Wild

Sarah Jessica Parker is practically an icon of all things: TV, movies, fashion, and beauty, just to name a few. So when the 53-year-old actress dropped the name of her go-to eyeliner during an appearance on <b>Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen</b> back in February, you best believe I scrambled to …

5 Psychological Principles for Maintaining a Happy Marriage

It all comes down to prioritizing the positive.<p>By<p>Apr 05 2018, 7:21 PM<p>Marriage takes work. We know this, you know this, everyone knows this. But what …

9 Tips for Making Everyday Conversations With Your Partner Feel Fresh Again

When you dream of being in the perfect long-term relationship, we’re willing to bet that part of the appeal is in its sense of security and routine. You relish the thought of coming home each day to the same wonderful person, of knowing that you’ll have someone to share a meal with, of the comfort …

Want to Be a Great Mentor? Make These 4 Powerful Commitments

60 percent of millennials are hoping for a mentor. Make the most of the opportunity for you and them.<p>Mentoring another person requires work, especially when you elevate the practice of mentoring to what I call the Greater Than Yourself (GTY) approach. According to a Deloitte survey 60 percent of …

Michelle Waugh’s Namesake Outerwear Collection Is a Warm (And Chic) Welcome

Here’s the thing: You go to work in it. You go to dinner in it. You live your life in it. Heck, as New Yorkers can attest, you wear it all the way into April. So given the way that coats have become current objects of obsession (if not crucial for unseasonably cold weather), it’s safe to say that …

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

How Women Can Develop — and Promote — Their Personal Brand

We all know developing a personal brand is valuable, since a strong reputation can put you on the radar for exciting career opportunities. When your true talents are understood, it’s far more likely you’ll be tapped for relevant and interesting assignments — and it helps you stand out in a field of …

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

Five trends for HR in 2018

Employment models are under strain like never before. There’s an increasing disconnect between employees and the traditional company hierarchy, …

Employee Engagement

7 Free Streaming Workouts That Take Less Than 20 Minutes

Maybe you don’t have time to make it to the gym for a full workout. Maybe you’re super tired and kind of unmotivated and all you can manage is a …

The Miracle Product That Styles Your Hair in the Shower

Let’s be real. If we wanted to spend precious time blow drying and frying our hair into submission on a daily basis, we’d buy our own ticket to crazy …

5 Signs That Instantly Identify Someone With Bad Leadership Skills | Inc.com

Whenever I speak at events across the country, I break down leadership to its most basic and practical form: It's about meeting the needs of people and developing them to their fullest potential.<p>When employees don't get the tools, training, time, development, expectations, vision, or resources they …

Leadership

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Six Beauty Fixes With Big Impact

In pretty much every area of life, judicious tweaks can be transformative. Whether you’re fine-tuning a martini with the briniest olives or upgrading …

3 Items We Don't Wear With Sneakers

Sneakers are the ultimate go-anywhere wardrobe staple. It’s pretty much a given that they’ll take you everywhere from a boxing class to the farmers …

This Ladies-Only Coworking Space Offers Unlimited Champagne

Coworking has quickly become the biggest trend for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and #girlbosses alike. BUREAU, the latest in this coalition of shared spaces, is a ladies-only office that offers everything creatives need to produce their best work, including sun-drenched desk spots, weekly WERQshops, …

The cult beauty brands you need to know about

Makeup

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

What to Never Wear on a Plane, From a Flight Attendant

Despite how much we covet celebrity airport style, it's not always so easy to figure out what <i>you</i> should wear on a plan when push comes to shove. …

101 Good Habits for a Productive, Prosperous, Happy Life.

All the small things you do to be helpful and healthy add up to living a good life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a career professional, a student or even unemployed, your habits are either empowering you to achieve and succeed, …

Advanced Analytics Are Crucial to Digital Transformation

Organizations that thrive on change use data and analytics as a competitive asset. They adapt quickly and predict trends by continuously curating and analyzing data and developing insights that drive new value. These organizations have a high “analytics IQ,” and they will be the disruptors, not the …

Big Data

When Employees Think the Boss Is Unfair, They’re More Likely to Disengage and Leave

Corporate America is spending enormous sums of money on unconscious bias awareness training. But there’s little evidence that these training programs succeed in reducing bias — perhaps because there’s little evidence that unconscious bias correlates with actual biased behavior. And despite the …

How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Work Day (Infographic)

These last few minutes can help you re-energize and prep for tomorrow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last 10 minutes of your day can also be the most crucial. It’s a time where you can prep for the next day, organize your workspace, sign out of email and reflect on …