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Workshop Series

We need to change how we change. In Change Management Training, Elaine Biech presents a complete lineup of workshop resources and tools needed to …

11 behaviors that indicate you're a 'problem employee'

Problem employees aren't just irritating, they can also be financially draining for a business. Research shows that these employees can cost an …

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Working Strategies: Mastering the behavioral interview question – part 1 of 2

It’s been a while since I’ve tackled the infamous behavioral interview question, although readers ask about this topic fairly often. These are the …

Where to Stay & Dine in Banff & Jasper National Parks

Travel<p>Best Banff & Jasper Activities<p>Travel<p>Dazzling lakes, sheer canyons, expansive icefields, tumultuous waterfalls, and a pair of vibrant …

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

How to Go From a Good Idea to a Great Execution

Use this 7-step template to make it happen. Dr. Marshall Goldsmith did it.<p>Best selling author and executive coach,Dr. Marshall Goldsmith just announced his pay-it-forward project, 100 Coaches, where one hundred leaders agreed to teach others what they know. <i>For free</i>.<p>Goldsmith came up with the idea …

Want to Be a Better Leader This Year? Start With This 1 Rare Habit

In 1970, Robert K. Greenleaf wrote a classic that has stood the test of time. One of the practices in his book defines the best leaders today.<p>In Robert K. Greenleaf's classic 1970 essay, "The Servant as Leader," he recorded his personal observations over the course of 38 years (while employed at …

Asking your coworkers two uncomfortable questions is the key to getting ahead in your career

How do the people you work with see you?<p>However you answered that question, you're almost certainly wrong. It's surprisingly difficult for most of us to understand how others perceive us — we think we're being inclusive as managers and others see us as weak and indecisive (that happened to me). Or …

Self-improvement

The Most Difficult and Highly Underrated Skill in Business

Without this skill in place, businesses wouldn't be able to scale successfully.<p>Managing people is the hardest, yet most underrated skill in the business world today. The ability to get people to not only listen and follow, but to think and execute.<p>Many have said skills are innate. Others believe in …

25 Lazy Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Great

Put down the takeout menu.

35 Hidden Bars Around the World and How to Find Them

Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in locations you might not expect, hidden in taco joints and noodle shops, or disguised as everything …

Stonefruit

The Instant Pot Starter Guide for Me and You

This is for everyone who ordered an Instant Pot recently, and also, somewhat selfishly, for myself. It's an Instant Pot Starter Guide - all the …

How to Create a High-Performance Team, According to More Than 1,000 Top Executives

Effective leaders establish and regulate the sense of urgency in their companies.<p>Peak-performance cultures maintain a sense of urgency. Urgency is a feeling people experience. Urgency is when your people believe not only that something specific needs to be accomplished, but also that that specific …

This Map Shows Every Country’s Most Recommended Tourist Destinations

Despite some questionable choices, the map is pretty legit.<p>Voucher Cloud, a money-saving app that provides discount codes on travel and deals, …

13 Practical Tips to Increase Your Email Response Rate by 320 Percent

Sending a lot of emails? Here's how to make sure people read them and respond.<p>If you have a role in sales, business development, marketing, or PR, chances are that you send a lot of emails. If done well, outbound emails can be extremely effective in acquiring new customers, increasing sales or …

CEOs have strikingly similar résumés — here's how to make yours look more like theirs

<b>• CEOs tend to have certain things in common when it comes to their résumés.</b><p><b>• Job site Zippia recently looked through 7 million résumés to get a sense of the top skills CEOs tend to emphasize.</b><p><b>• Many CEOs major in some business-related field, among other findings.</b><p>Want to give your résumé a boost?<p>Try …

Résumés

How to Do Maui, Hawaii, Like a Local

<b>Natural Wonder: Red Sand Beach</b><br>Save your iPhone battery for plenty of photographs and pack your lightweight hikers. This small cove near Hāna gets its …

The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Hiring is by far the biggest concern we hear from founders. Finding the right people to work at your company is high-stakes. Poor performers can take …

Donald Trump: Why He’s Like This

Video<p>Andy Borowitz: The End of Trump<p>The New Yorker contributor discusses Nazis, Donald Trump and impeachment, and starting his own movement, élitism.<p>Recommended Stories<p>How to dress up as all your favorite members of the Administration.<p>Oct. 25, 2017<p>President Trump said the ban would remain in effect …

Donald Trump

Tips From a Marketing Legend: 3 Key Factors To Make it in Digital Era

Grasp these trends and you'll be positioned to adapt and thrive.<p>Being innovative is no longer something to think lightly about, it's essential--it's a sign of adaptability and, therefore, company longevity and survivability. But the paths you take as you try to navigate the innovation scene matter …

Creating A Data-Driven Culture: Why Leading By Example Is Essential

Today, most business leaders would like to see data used pervasively throughout their organizations. While companies are collecting lots of data across their businesses, it can often remain in the periphery and mostly as untapped potential. When you see the success that data-savvy companies such as …

Management

11 Simple Ways to Grow Your Business

A marketing expert offers advice on establishing your reputation, connecting with potential customers and increasing sales<p>Every professional service provider knows how hard it is to get attention in this overloaded world. Whether you're working as an independent contractor, starting a new business, …

5 Tips for Hiring High-Performing Sales Reps

The sales process has evolved in the last decade--have your hiring practices?<p><i>Chris Carlson</i> <i>is an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i> <i>member in Seattle and</i> <i>founder of</i> <i>Sales Talent Inc</i><i>, an award-winning sales recruitment firm that specializes in headhunting B2B sales reps, sales engineers and sales leaders</i> …

Employment

How and why to boost customer satisfaction online

Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Pinterest and Twitter have enabled brand managers to reach billions of consumers.<p>Though social media has provided …

Social Media

Too Social? - Why SMEs Shouldn't See Social Media As A Marketing Panacea

“Does social media help you engage with your customers? Maybe. Does it drive sales? Probably not.”<p>So says James Hammersley, CEO of Good Growth, a UK consultancy offering a range of services, including help with digital marketing and customer relationship management. New research carried out by the …

The Difference Between Doing Business and Playing Business

Entrepreneurs who do business are able to isolate the few factors that make a business real: great products, great service, growing revenue and profits.<p>Doing business is actually running a real business and producing economic value by serving real customers, generating revenue and making profits. …

Small Business

Don’t Make These 7 Video Marketing Mistakes

albersHeinemann / Pixabay<p>One of the hottest ways to share your message is video marketing. When done right, video can be engaging, and draw people to …

Marketing