Moving up! Career & Leadership Tips

By Beth Blecherman | Business and tech career articles and leadership tips to keep you climbing on the right path..

Men, you want to treat women better? Here's a list to start with

Over the last week, there’s been a lot of talk about how women are treated in the work place – and elsewhere. TV writer Nicole Silverberg argues that if men want to step up, they can<p>Hey men, what are you planning to do better? Because you need to do better. Here are ideas on how you should treat …

Feminism

3 Ways To Convince Recruiters That You're Ready For A Career Transition

Career transitions are becoming the norm. The average 30-year-old is facing an average of 12 different careers in her lifetime. Some of today’s most common jobs may not exist in 10 years, and the most common jobs then may not exist today. These conditions mean that we all have to change careers …

Employment

How to Remove Random People from Your LinkedIn Company Page

<i>Does your company suffer from LinkedIn “Randoms”?</i><p>As a recruiter, you’ll know that the lovely staff number you see at the top of the company page on …

Recruitment

8 real interview questions you may hear if you want to work at tech companies like Facebook and LinkedIn

Job interviews are tricky, so it helps to know what you're up against.<p>Researching the company extensively beforehand certainly helps. So does compiling some quality questions to ask.<p>You can also scour job sites like Glassdoor to try to compile and prepare for commonly asked questions.<p>Fortunately, …

Employment

Self-Made Billionaire Richard Branson Opens Up About How He Turned His Dyslexia to His Advantage

The entrepreneur learned early on how to play to his strengths, build a great team and other critical skills for success.<p><i>In his new book, Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography (2017, Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC), entrepreneur</i> …

Entrepreneurship

7 Tricky Work Situations, and How to Respond to Them

You know the moment: a mood-veering, thought-steering, pressure-packed interaction with a colleague, boss, or client where the right thing to say is stuck in a verbal traffic jam between your brain and your mouth.<p>Sian Beilock, president of Barnard College and author of <i>Choke</i>, found that this …

Management

Grace under pressure: one CEO’s efforts to manage wildfire crisis

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Keysight Technologies CEO Ron Nersesian had just finished a presentation at a conference in Stuttgart, Germany, Monday morning …

Santa Rosa

5 eye-catching words execs include on their LinkedIn profiles

What separates your LinkedIn profile from that of a Fortune 500 exec?<p>Probably many things.<p>Aside from years of experience, skills, and qualifications, some of that difference can be measured in a few words, according to a recent study from Grammarly.<p>The writing-enhancement platform looked at 750 …

Fortune 500

The 8 Keys to High-Performing Office Culture: The Best Employees Take Cues From Great Managers

There's no linear equation to follow when creating a high-performing culture. Rather, organizational success is a byproduct of the right conditions.<p>Nearly 70 percent of CEOs now recognize culture as one of the greatest sources of competitive advantage. Whereas company processes, technology, and …

Define

Butterfly nabs $2.4M seed round to improve managers with targeted tips

Nobody likes corporate trainings. Nobody.<p>In fact, one of life’s puzzles that eludes me most is how a person could enjoy corporate trainings enough to spend their time designing and running them. Perhaps only with disdain for the status quo can a startup create something that people not only don’t …

Startups

How to declutter both your personal and professional life

Let’s face it, a lot of us feel we could do better. If it’s not with our finances, it’s with our health. If it’s not with our health, it’s with our careers. And if it’s not with our careers, it’s with our friends and family. Yes, the balance of life is no easy task, leaving a lot of us feeling …

Self-improvement

10 of the best life hacks from life's best hackers

You may have thought you had all you needed, but think again. We heard from leaders in the tech world to find out what has been getting them the most …

Lifehacks

Thinking About a Big Career Change? Ask Yourself These Questions.

Kristi Knaack Riordan, COO of coding educator Flatiron School, shares what it takes to thrive in times of upheaval.<p><i>In this series,</i><i>Open Every Door</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that</i> …

Leadership

The stars of 'Fixer Upper' realized it was time to leave the reality TV juggernaut after a single tweet from a customer

• <b>HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines announced that season five will be the last season of their show "Fixer Upper."</b>• <b><br>They realized that they couldn't balance their family, business, and TV show anymore.</b>• <b><br>Chip started thinking about the show after getting a tweet from a customer waiting for a …

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Personal finance: 15 smart things you can do with $1,000 right now

Personal Finance

5 Awesome Planners To Help Keep Track Of Your Life

I first considered using a physical planner after a disastrous day, some time ago, when I entered an important meeting into my "work" calendar …

Productivity

How to stop being too nice and start getting what you want

<b>Are you a nice person? Good for you.</b><p>I bet that you’re universally adored, you get invited to every party, and you’re the person your friends trust to …

Leadership

80% Of Jobs Are Not On Job Boards: Here's How to Find Them

<i>The following letter is authored by Evan Guzman. Evan is a nationally recognized leader with over two decades of experience in strategic corporate development, employment marketing & branding. As former Global Head of Military Programs and Engagement for Verizon; Evan’s responsibilities included</i> …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Marvel's Content Director: Your Superpower Is Your Unique Voice and Understanding Your Value

Sana Amanat shares how to be your own best advocate and the keys to successful collaboration.<p><i>In this series,</i><i>Open Every Door</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your path,</i> …

Comics

'Remember the Ladies': 5 Reasons Your Sales Team Needs (More) Women

Forget Abigail Adams' famous exhortation: Women in sales, clear and simple, outperform their male colleagues.<p>Despite the introduction of sales enablement technologies, sales ops departments and support personnel, sales-force performance has been steadily declining since 2013. In fact, a study by …

Susan Wojcicki

Here's The Top Reason Why Your Best Employees Quit, Even When They Like Their Work

When employees don't regularly feel this way, it's almost a sure thing they'll be packing for greener pastures.<p>Whenever I'm asked about the top characteristic that separates real leaders from the "wannabe's," I don't mince words. It's empirically and anecdotally evident that this prerequisite must …

Leadership

How to Reprogram Yourself for Greater Success

How you can change the three essential parts of your self-concept to achieve what you want<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i>Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>I’ve read hundreds of books on psychology and the functioning of the …

Self-improvement

4 Interview Questions That Can Improve Your Hiring Results by 40 Percent

Research shows that top-performing team members demonstrate positive attitude, accountability, prior related job success and culture fit. Here's how to find out whether or not your candidate makes the cut.<p>As the leader of a high-growth company, you should be spending at least 50 percent of your …

Recruitment

The 9 Best Free Online Big Data And Data Science Courses

Demand for skilled data scientists continues to be sky-high, with IBM recently predicting that there will be a 28% increase in the number of employed data scientists in the next two years.<p>Businesses in all industries are beginning to capitalize on the vast increase in data and the new big data …

Big Data

8 Design Principles To Live And Die By, According To Facebook, IBM, Pentagram, And More

Buck the trend and never be mediocre.<p>Most designers have a set of principles upon which they loosely base their work. Dieter Rams, famously, had 10. But how often do you satisfy all of these tenets of your practice at once? Once in a while, if you’re lucky.<p>So we asked eight prominent designers who …

Design Thinking

5 Ways to Get People to Respond to Your Email

Here's a tip you may not have heard of: Offer your recipient a no-strings-attached favor. He or she will likely feel indebted to reply.<p>Email can be an extremely effective method of communication for business -- but only when people actually read and respond to those messages.<p>If email outreach is an …

Marketing

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explains the 'not universally loved' changes he made to a luxury executive retreat

In his new book "Hit Refresh," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella invokes this famous cartoon as a reasonable representation of the situation he inherited when he took the job in January 2014:<p>"Sure, I had experienced some of that disharmony in my various roles," writes Nadella. "But I never saw it as …

Microsoft

The 45 Over 45: Entrepreneurs Over Age 45 Who Are Disrupting the Way We Do Business

You’ve heard of <b>Forbes’ 30 Under 30</b>, but what about the movers and shakers who are still rocking it in their careers after 45? Today, we’ll look at …

Early Career