Brian Marvin

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7 Things You Should Promise to Never Do as a Leader | Inc.com

Promises are essentially verbal contracts we make with each other or with ourselves. If you've broken a promise, you've broken one of these contracts (and even though that may not stand up in the court of law, it will definitely stand up in the court of friends, family and acquaintances).<p>Because I …

CEOs

Why Going Cheap on Your Branding Is One of the Worst Mistakes You Can Make

Going cheap on your brand development could not only lead to a disconnect with potential customers, but could also result in your company shutting its doors as a result of low sales.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your brand has a life.<p>Believe it or not, this thing …

Neuroscience Says Workplace Happiness Comes Down to Experiencing This Emotion Daily | Inc.com

Over the last decade, compelling research from neuroscience continues to inform leaders and HR professionals on ways they can improve teamwork, productivity, and company performance.<p>But what's the source of it all, scientifically speaking? What's that one ingredient that makes some of the world's …

Employee Engagement

These Are The Top Companies For Employee Experience | Inc.com

For the past few years I've been studying employee experience and with the help of Cisco and Lever, embarked on a research project to study and analyze over 250 organizations around the world including the Fortune 100 and the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work. The findings of this research are …

Employee Engagement

8 things you have to give up to be successful

Becoming a millionaire is no easy feat. It takes discipline, focus, and a set of core values that guide you around the emotions and stress of daily …

Self-improvement

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

4 Things the New Leader of an Organization Should Do Right Away

Earning the trust and loyalty of an entire organization is a challenge, but there are things an incoming leader can do to hit the ground running and earn support.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a</i> …

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever | Inc.com

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.<p>New research from …

Self-improvement

This One Quality Will Make Managers Line Up To Hire You | Inc.com

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 skills are stymied. It becomes less about your abilities and more about how coachable you …

Team Building

Thinking of the next developer

Over the last year, I've ended up on four projects that were started prior to my arrival. This isn't uncommon; more often than not throughout any …

Why Warren Buffett’s ‘20-Slot Rule’ Will Make You Insanely Successful and Wealthy

Warren Buffett’s simple rule can make you more productive, wealthy, and happy.<p>Warren Buffett’s enormous wealth is only matched by his incredibly …

The 3 Simple Rules of Managing Top Talent

The general view in business is that top-end talent is highly sensitive to and motivated by compensation and that big monetary rewards are key to their management. There is a grain of truth to this — but only a grain. In my 36-year career, I haven’t met a single person truly at the top end of the …

The 43 most powerful female engineers of 2017

In honor of National Engineers Week (February 19-25), we bring you our annual shout-out to the most powerful women engineers in US tech.<p>Yes, the tech industry is doing a well-documented terrible job of attracting women into engineering. And once they enter this male-dominated world, some women are …

14 Simple Expectations Great Employees Have of Their Boss

This column is by Leading Business and Data Expert, BernardThe post 14 Simple Expectations Great Employees Have of Their Boss appeared first on …

Team Building

12 Ways to Identify the Future Leaders of Your Company Right Now | Inc.com

Let's face it: At the core of every successful company is a team of good leaders making good decisions.<p>When you set out to identify future leaders to move your company forward, do you know what to look for? Could you easily identify what each of their futures holds?<p>Better yet, if you're not a …

Human Resources

3 Clear Signs a Millennial Is Not a Team Player | Inc.com

"That's not my problem."<p>"I don't know what to do."<p>"I'm really upset about this."<p>These comments reveal something about an employee who is in the 18-34 age group. Millennials tend to focus on their own work production, but being a team player means you have to set aside personal ambitions and life …

Leadership

How You Can Lead Change Better By Doing One Thing (That Most of Us Fear Doing) | Inc.com

I've lived through, led, and been a part of more company transformations and change management efforts in the last 20 years than I would have ever imagined. Some were successful, and others were painful failures that had me looking to buy a therapy dog.<p>There is a lot of good insight out there about …

Leadership

Why You Should Take Everything Life Throws at You Personally | Inc.com

I have been watching the trend toward incredible superficiality in our culture. There is a desire to bypass what is difficult, what can make us distraught. We have learned to take pills or turn to alcohol to numb us.<p>We also turn to utterly ridiculous, simplistic terminology on how to be happy all …

Numb

Want to Succeed? Try Being Less Patient | Inc.com

<i>"Good things come to those who wait." - Violet Fane</i><p><i>"Patience is a conquering virtue." - Geoffrey Chaucer</i><p>Bullshit.<p>Only two things in life are certain: birth and death. The rest is variable. There's no master plan for every person. There's no invisible hand guiding your every step. And the world is …

Outsourcing

The Dunning-Kruger Effect Shows Why Some People Think They're Great Even When Their Work Is Terrible

Pat is a programmer at a large software company. At best, he’s a middling performer; his code is a mess (initializing variables that are never used, using variable names no one else understands, etc.), he takes longer than he should, and he doesn’t even remember his own code months later.<p>But Pat’s …

Psychology

Why Google, Twitter, And LinkedIn Employees Are Kicking These Seven Work Habits

We asked insiders at some of the top tech companies which bad habits they’re trying to cut out of their workdays. Here’s what they said.<p>By this time in January, some of that initial excitement around New Year’s resolutions may be starting to fade. Here we are, just a week away from the whateverness …

One Question That Will Laser-Focus Your Service Business | Inc.com

Todd Cohen worked as an executive sales leader for several Fortune 500 companies, when he found himself without a job. He decided to pursue a consulting route, but had a hard time finding a gig.<p>You see, there is a reason why people tend to shy away from consultants. It's a very undefined title and …

Great Depression

How To Hire The Best Customer Service Employees: The Two (Essential) Steps

You can only provide superior customer service if you have superb employees. This requires not only selecting the best applicants who come your way, it also means making sure that the applicant pool from which you’re selecting is sufficiently deep and wide.<br>In other words: you not only need the …

Leadership

15 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

True Leaders Believe Dissent Is an Obligation

These are head-spinning times for those of us who think about the best ways to lead and the most effective ways to compete. What defines acceptable personal behavior (let alone behavior worth emulating) among public officials? Why would executives at so many iconic organizations — Volkswagen, Wells …

4 Dumb SEO Tactics That Will Get Your Site Penalized

As you plan your strategy for the year, here are four things to watch out for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is your SEO provider about to get you penalized? Hopefully not, but there is a chance it might. It is too easy to put up a website and advertise SEO services …

Is 2017 Your Year? Here Are 3 Ways to Make Sure of It | Inc.com

A pessimist found an optimist doing some yard work and started a conversation with his good-natured friend.<p>"Last year was awful," he said. "What do you think 2017 will bring?"<p>"I think it will bring flowers," said the smiling optimist.<p>"Really," said the pessimist. "What makes you think …

10 Things Confident People Don't Do

When people believe in themselves and their abilities without bravado, there are certain things they simply don't do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an …

Activehours, which makes every day a payday, just raised $22 million in Series A funding

What if you didn’t have to wait every two weeks to receive a paycheck?<p>What if you could be wired the money you earned almost immediately after a shift?<p>What if, unlike with payday lenders, you didn’t have to pay interest on those payments? Instead, you were merely encouraged to donate a kind of tip …

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …