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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 …

Management

4 Massive Mistakes Many Companies Make When Promoting New Managers

A person who is very good at her job is not automatically going to be equally good supervising other people doing that job.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imani was really great at customer service. Everyone viewed her as a superstar. Coworkers, customers and …

Leadership

Author Simon Sinek Is Full Of Hot Air (And Other Reasons You Should Follow His Lead)

Simon Sinek is awesome at making money from his ideas. In the wake of a blockbuster TED Talk, he published a book called <i>Start With Why</i> that quickly became a bestseller. Then he parlayed that into a run of high-traffic YouTube videos and even higher-priced keynote speeches. With his serious air, …

Self-improvement

56 Motivational And Inspirational Quotes About Success

Stop listening to the naysayers and do what you love. These inspirational words will feed that desire and send you on your way to a successful and happy life.<p>We may all disagree on the definition of <i>success</i>. Some say it involves becoming rich, others say it has to do with becoming happy, and some …

6 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer

Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.<p>A typical interview cycle can sometimes last up to several weeks. A recruiter screens you, followed by an interrogation-style panel interview a week or two later; background checks, …

How Working in 25-Minute Sprints Makes You Sharper and More Productive

Adopting the Pomodore technique is a simple way to help you work smarter.<p>My yoga practice has taught me the power of mindfulness and how to train my mind to focus more on the present moment. That level of concentration comes in handy when doing challenging balancing poses and inversions when a …

This Is The Most Common Career Mistake Made, Usually Many Times Over

Stop letting this drive your career decisions once and for all<p>Career advice is everywhere. In fact, anyone that has a career, which is pretty much everyone, usually considers themselves worthy of dolling out advice. Which is why it's easy to make mistakes and not be the wiser. No matter what, you …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

How to Make a Good Impression in 60 Seconds

If you can effectively grab someone's attention, you may have them hooked for life.<p>I have a love-hate relationship with networking. On one hand, it gets draining to be "on" for hours at a time. On the other hand, it's a fascinating thing when you realize that you get to connect with another person …

Public Speaking

Want to Avoid Hiring People You Can't Trust Later? Ask These 5 Powerful Interview Questions

Warren Buffett famously said that you should interview for intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't bother.<p>Are you a hiring manager or a person who conducts interviews as part of your job? Well, if you're not employing the science of behavioral interviewing in …

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work for

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Try This Exercise to Be a Better Speaker, and Have More Fun in a Room Full of People

This nugget of mental jiu jitsu has turned many nervous executives into great speakers.<p>Public Speaking makes people very nervous. Jerry Seinfeld famously joked that most people would rather be in the casket than speaking at their own funeral. And, it makes sense. Public speaking is dangerous! Look …

Stressful Day? Pick One of These 5-Minute Habits to Feel Remarkably Better

Start small.<p><i>How can I relax after work? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by James Porter, Author of the book STOP STRESS THIS MINUTE and President of StressStop.com, on Quora:</b><p>Stress …

Research Shows This 1 Rare Habit Totally Separates Successful Leaders From All Others

This may be cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …

20 Interview Questions That Will Reveal a Superstar Job Candidate

Don't make the typical mistake of asking the wrong questions when assessing for people skills.<p>It's quite common for hiring managers to ask the wrong interview questions to size up job candidates for job/culture fit and the people skills that lend to success on the job.<p>Whether you're new to the …

Finding Your Preferred Leadership Style Will Make You a Better Leader. Here's How | Inc.com

We all have things we do well. We all have things we prefer. In fact, every so often someone writes a book about finding your inner strength and exploiting it. This might help some folks, but it's just about the worst advice you can give anyone leading a company.<p>See, peak performance leaders give …

Leadership

When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With

One of the great frustrations of being a middle manager is that senior leaders make decisions that go against what you would have done had it been up to you. Sometimes you are part of the decision process, and other times the decision is simply handed down. Either way, you are now responsible for …

1 Tool That Will Make Your Conversations Flow Better | Inc.com

Years ago, as a rookie reporter for my hometown newspaper, I received a valuable piece of advice from a mentor I admire and respect. Not only is he a great writer and storyteller, he also has a way of connecting with people that seems both effortless and heartfelt. I wanted to learn his …

Public Speaking

Here's the No. 1 Thing You Must Do on LinkedIn in 2018 | Inc.com

With more than 500 million users, you likely know what LinkedIn is and have a profile on the site. Unfortunately, many users of the platform feel a sense of unease about it. For good reason. Unlike other social media sites, this one showcases your professional identity. Which means, if you don't …

Employment

How to Make a Great First Impression: 9 Powerful Tips | Inc.com

Want to make the people you meet instantly feel more comfortable? Want to make the people you meet instantly feel immediately valued and respected? In short, want to make a great first impression?<p>The key, according to Amy Cuddy, is to realize that people subconsciously ask themselves one question …

Self-improvement

This 4-Letter Acronym Will Revolutionize the Way You Think About Leadership | Inc.com

She walked into my office and slumped into a chair.<p>"You don't have a clue do you?" she asked in an exasperated tone, with a few extra "colorful" words thrown in for emphasis. I didn't quite follow her line of reasoning. I was managing a large team of designers, writers, and usability experts. We …

Leadership

American Airlines Thinks These Are the 2 Things That Represent Great Customer Service (Yes, There Are Just 2) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I'm not sure humans are all that clear about what they really want.<p>You believe you want something, but when you get it, oh, it isn't quite what you'd hoped.<p>When it comes to flying, however, you …

Customer Service

So, What's Your Story? 3 Ways Storytelling Can Help Boost Your Business.

As entrepreneurs, we're all in a perpetual "competitive admissions" game. Stories connect your customers to you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I served as an admissions officer for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, one thing became abundantly …

How the Truly Successful Make Time for Constant Learning | Inc.com

<i>How do successful people find time to learn so much everyday? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Bernie Klinder, serial entrepreneur, investor, and consultant, on Quora:</b><p><b>How do</b> …

War

These 7 Leadership Styles Allow Great Executives To Tackle Any Situation | Inc.com

When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The same is true for leadership. If you're great at driving your team by calling the shots, then you'll seek out situations--and even <i>create</i> ones--where making tough calls quickly is critical. However, like any highly developed skill, overusing one …

Leadership

Sometimes you just have to go drinking with your coworkers, a former NASA flight director working with Russian scientists after the Cold War says

<b>• Former NASA flight director Paul Hill said he clashed with his Russian counterparts at first, while working on a problem facing the International Space Station.</b><p><b>• Ultimately, he said the two teams were able to develop mutual respect for one another.</b><p><b>• Hill said demonstrating competence and bonding</b> …

How to Allocate Resources When Everything Is 'Priority 1'

You're used to prioritizing tasks based on their urgency and importance, right? That's doing it wrong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the hardest parts of being a leader is making critical decisions when multiple projects and tasks are competing for your …

Stop Trying To Make Your Employees Happier

It's personal resilience that managers need to develop in their teams to get the sort of engagement they seek.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that workplaces are dealing with what Gallup calls a ‘worldwide employee engagement crisis,' with four of every …