Ricardo Cardenas

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How to make 2018 the year you learned to code

Instead of waiting for January 1st to commit to your New Year’s resolutions, you can start teaching yourself programming and app development with …

How to Test Website Loading Speed in Linux Terminal

A website response time can have a great impact on user experience, and if you are a web developer, or simply a server administrator who is …

6 things the best managers do, according to a Google study

Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally may come a little more instinctively (providing development opportunities, coaching, mentoring, …

Your biggest threat is inside your organisation and probably didn't mean it

Threat of the malicious insider is very real, but accidental data leakage is a bigger problem.<p>It doesn't have a super-sexy moniker like KRACK or …

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them

Goals only get achieved when you prioritize them the right way.<p>I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The …

Winter Fashion

Successful CEOs Use These 5 Hacks to Always Stay Productive

You don't always have to feel behind. Here's what it takes to get out of the perpetual cycle of busyness and stay two steps ahead.<p>It's no secret that startups are hard. To be successful, it can require unending mental and physical energy, superhuman patience, and a massive demand on the most …

Time Management

1 Brilliant Yet Often Ignored Communication Trick Will Help You Lead Your Team

Being a leader has nothing to do with charisma and everything to do with this one ability.<p>The team was present, but definitely not listening. I was floundering in my effort to help them understand why we needed to change our entire sales process. I thought I could handle it. I thought my leadership …

Leadership

A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait

Cutting your employees some slack could be just the thing they need to increase their effectiveness.<p>Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally …

Emotional Intelligence

Want Your Boss to Be a Better Leader? Persuade Them to Try Any of These Top 5 Habits of Smart Leaders

Here's the bottom line for why employees quit their managers.<p>Years ago, Gallup estimated quite shockingly that 75 percent of the reasons people quit comes down to their managers.<p>In my own research pouring over mountains of literature as well as my own client data to get to the bottom line of the …

Employee Engagement

This Common Speaking Habit Is Draining All Your Negotiating Power

Here's how to sound as credible as you are.<p>"John - we are receiving some feedback about the team and their presentation style. In particular we get comments about the inflection of their voice going up at the end. Can you work on this with folks on the team?"<p>Uncertain Language vs. Command …

Pseudo-science

5 Non-Confrontational Ways Leaders Keep Their Followers Accountable

Keeping your team accountable without being overbearing can be hard; it doesn't have to be, though.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I make an amazing peanut butter and jelly sandwich.<p>Seriously.<p>It's out of this world.<p>When I teach people my technique, they …

Cream Cheese

Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos' mentor used a simple test to figure out who is a true leader

You can have the most impressive title in the world and still not be a leader.<p>According to the late Bill Campbell, who established a reputation as the "coach" of Silicon Valley, only one thing determines whether or not you're a leader: the opinions of those you're supposed to be leading.<p>A former …

People Who Do These 5 Things Seem More Professional

When you’ve finished spring-cleaning that overflowing closet of yours, shift your attention beyond the sweater you’re ready to part ways with. “You …

Harvard doctors say this overlooked move is the quickest way to get strong abs

Instead of crunches, they suggest doing planks, the exercise that involves holding yourself on your hands and toes in a pre-push-up position. The findings are detailed in a Harvard Medical School health report called "Core Exercises."<p>As opposed to sit-ups, which target only your abdominal muscles, …

How To Look Like A Leader When You're Not

The paradox – you won’t get promoted to a leadership role if you don’t have leadership experience. But how do you get leadership experience when you’re only cast in a supporting role? Even if you’re in an entry-level position, you need to demonstrate leadership skills consistently and overtly. They …

Leadership

Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite)

Great leaders know the secret to motivating, inspiring, and leading their employees. And here it is.<p>The audience was polite but definitely not captivated. I was struggling to engage them. OK, to be honest, I was kinda dying onstage.<p>Maybe I was having an off day. Maybe they were having an off day.<p>Or …

Leadership

How To Become A Leader In Your Workplace

Whether you are the boss of your own company, supervisor of a team or at the bottom rung of the corporate ladder, practicing great leadership is an …

Leadership

The tea that makes tumors shrink and cancer cells disappear. It has been used successfully for 50 years. Here is how to prepare it

Essiac tea was introduced in Canada during the early 1920’s. For over 50 years, a humble nurse, Rene Caisse (pronounced Reen Case), used the tea …

6 Exercises to Help You Fall Asleep Faster at Night

“You need to focus on a couple of things to be primed for sleep,” says Jaspal Singh, M.D., sleep specialist with Carolinas HealthCare System and …

An Introvert's Guide To Leadership

I think a lot of people assume I’m an extrovert because I’m relatively visible in my role at BodeTree and enjoy engaging with people across the board. The truth, however, is that I’m more naturally inclined towards introverted tendencies. I’m more than comfortable keeping to myself and cherish the …

Personality

8 Ways To Get People To Take You More Seriously

Do you ever feel like nobody takes you seriously at work? If so, you're not alone. More than 50% of people don't feel respected at work, according to a global survey of more than 20,000 employees by the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>.<p>Maybe colleagues ignore your input in meetings. Perhaps they interrupt …

The 5 Simple Ways To Fix Your Desk Posture

Sore neck and shoulders? Here's how to fix it<p>One of the sad inevitabilities of a desk-based profession is that you will spend a lot of time slumped at a...desk.<p>Obviously this is more favorable than toiling down a coal mine, or onboard a deep sea lobster boat, or out on the far reaches of the Kazakh …

Why Introverts May Be Better at Business Than Extroverts.

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business environment in the world is comprised of a hodgepodge of individuals, all with different traits that make any workplace unique. But, beyond the obvious differences of race, gender and ethnicity lies something a …

5 Tips on Being an Inspiring Leader

Regardless of your confidence and drive, without a handful of traits it's hard to get people to follow you.<p>Regardless of your confidence and ambition, without a handful of traits it's hard to get people to follow you. That's according to CEO and founder of Carats & Cake, Jess Levin. At 32, she …

Leadership

A new study revealed that you only need one minute of intense exercise a few times a week to get fit

A team of scientists from McMaster University in Canada found that one minute of very intense exercise produces similar results to longer, more traditional endurance training.<p>The study, published in the journal PLOS One, set out to determine if sprint interval training was a time-efficient exercise.<p>…

20 Inspirational And Useful Business Books To Read in 2016

Personally, I enjoy reading books, especially when I know I can recommend them in the future, in place of long explanations on a topic. For example, …

Hackers steal $81 million from a bank that had no firewall

Sometimes the best way to learn is from your mistakes, or at least someone else’s mistakes. The central bank of Bangladesh just gave all of us future …

10 Ways to Achieve Success Without a Mentor

Looking for a mentor? This successful entrepreneur suggests you may actually be the best person to fill the role.<p>I often hear people lamenting that they would only be more successful if they could find the right mentor. And yet several successful people have questioned the actual value of having a …

Leadership

How to Talk in Meetings When You Hate Talking in Meetings

Nobody loves meetings. But they can be especially taxing for people who crave a quieter setting for brainstorming or thinking through issues, or who struggle to have their voices heard in a room full of loud-talkers. How can these folks make sure their ideas are well-represented in team meetings? …

Public Speaking

10 Things Great Leaders Do

"<i>Great leaders don't succeed because they are great. They succeed because they bring out greatness in others.</i>" - Jon Gordon<br>There is no shortage of …