Christian Slater

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How Consultants Project Expertise and Learn at the Same Time

Young management consultants may be novices, but they’re sold as experts. Conversely, even experienced consultants, who legitimately present themselves as experts, still feel like novices when they embark on a new project.<p>The challenge with effective consulting is that it depends on in-depth …

Management

How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out

No organization wants to burn out its employees. And yet, according to new research, companies’ efforts to prevent prolonged stress among their staffs are falling short.<p>When Deloitte recently surveyed 1,000 full-time employees in the United States, we found that 77% had experienced burnout at their …

Employee Engagement

3 Presentation Tips From the Guy Who Received the Longest Standing Ovation of Any TED Talk

From Airbnb to SAP, leaders who tell these stories have a competitive advantage.<p>Storytelling is the single best tool we have to transfer our ideas to another person. Stories inform, illuminate, and inspire. Best of all, we know how to do it. Storytelling isn't something we do; storytellers are who …

Public Speaking

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people on the planet are also the people likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath …

Bill Gates

4 Telltale Signs You're Negotiating With Somebody Who Is Dishonest

Never assume it's the truth just because you like what you're hearing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A necessary element to running a successful, enduring business is to work with people who posses high levels of integrity. Success that sustains is built upon …

Body Language

7 Tips to Networking as an Introvert

Use this guide to make those important connections when you don't love meeting new people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy breaks down seven strategies introverts can use to be more effective when networking -- or …

Networking

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Millennials are turning business travel into weekend getaways

“Traveling for business or pleasure?” is increasingly a question of the past. At least that’s the case with the much-courted millennial travel demographic, who are driving the trend of mixing the two, giving rise to the inevitable (if slightly cringe-y) portmanteau of “bleisure.”<p>Historically, the …

Hospitality

Retired? Here Are 17 No-Cost Ways to Make Money on the Side.

Just because you're retired doesn't mean your work life is over.<p>Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you want to abandon work completely. Your reasons for wanting to work may be to supplement your retirement income or because working enhances your life socially or emotionally. On the employer …

Employment

The Only Way to Argue That Actually Works

Want the best idea to win -- and to build a better team in the process? Start by learning to argue the right way.<p>I walked into the meeting with seven other supervisors feeling sure it would turn ugly.<p>We had completed performance evaluations for our employees, and now our job was to decide -- as a …

10 Miles Davis Quotes That Prove He Was The Definition of Cool

<b>Miles Davis</b> was a revolutionary artist and trumpet player that constantly strived to innovate and push the boundaries of jazz. Always evolving …

These 3 Persuasion Tricks Have Been Used for Over 2,000 Years

Having trouble closing deals? Use the oldest trick in the book.<p>Over 2,000 years ago Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle cracked the code to persuasion. Aristotle is most known for his knowledge and ideologies surrounding abstract, political and rational topics.<p>Aristotle often dealt with the …

Voices Of America's Contract Workers: 'I Love The Freedom'

Flexibility, freedom, uncertainty, insecurity. These are the words contract workers use to describe their jobs. These impermanent jobs are now built into the fabric of America's working life. They have become a new normal. NPR talked to dozens of contract workers around the country; their jobs, …

Employment

10 things great bosses do every day

We’ve all heard the adage, “People don’t leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses.” It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there …

With artificial intelligence, it's a brave new world for utilities

Artificial Intelligence is one of those buzzwords that conjures disparate images, depending on who you ask and where you look.<p>Hollywood has for years …

Artificial Intelligence

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

• Criticizing your partner’s character (“You’re so stupid” vs “That thing you did was stupid”)<br>• Defensiveness (or basically, blame shifting, “I wouldn’t have done that if you weren’t late all the time”)<br>• Contempt (putting down your partner and making them feel inferior)<br>• Stonewalling (withdrawing from an …

Self-improvement

Want Exceptional Personal Growth? Commit to These 5 Ultimate Resolutions

If you want to achieve all you're meant to be, start here.<p>You've probably heard some good entrepreneurial resolutions--attend more conferences, lose weight or finally get organized, for example. Those common goals are are absolutely worthwhile. But if you really want to see a dramatic shift in your …

Shonda Rhimes

Steve Jobs: This Is the Mindset That Separates Those With Extraordinary Lives From Everyone Else

He said it 22 years ago but it's just as true today.<p>To leave your mark on the world and accomplish truly interesting things, do you need to be rich? Brilliant? Able to take a mental beating and keep on fighting?<p>Not according to Steve Jobs. None of those factors will probably hurt your efforts to be …

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science

Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.<p>Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and …

28 Best Habits to Have in Business

Cultivate good habits and you'll be making progress on autopilot.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world's most successful businesses are run by entrepreneurs who harbor the right habits to ensure their longevity and staying power in the marketplace. The truth is that …

Self-improvement

Most Industries Are Nowhere Close to Realizing the Potential of Analytics

Back in 2011, the McKinsey Global Institute published a report on the transformational potential of big data—and it would take a supercomputer to process all of the articles that have appeared since then urging companies to get on board before some digital disruptor renders them obsolete. And yet …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.<p>Pay attention to what comes out of your mouth. The language you use affects how you experience your world, and how others experience you. Inevitably, things get "lost in translation."<p>If you're …

An Emotional Connection Matters More than Customer Satisfaction

In the search for profitable organic growth, more and more companies are making major investments in optimizing the end-to-end customer experience – every aspect of how customers interact with the company’s brand, products, promotions, and service offerings, on and offline. But most companies lack …

Customer Experience

How to Make Feedback Feel Normal

I’ve spent much of my career teaching people how to have “crucial conversations.” In the work place, most crucial conversations are about feedback – the process of helping others improve by pointing out deficiencies in their behavior or work. I’ve realized lately that a lot of my work could have …

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Startups

How to Stop People Who Bog Things Down with Bureaucracy

Companies are filled with energy vampires. We all know who these people are: When their names come up on your phone, you automatically stop and think, “Do I have the energy to take this call?” They’re the people in the company who have demonstrated repeatedly that they will suck the life out of you …

3 Reasons Why Talent Management Isn’t Working Anymore

Every CEO claims to struggle with the challenge of getting the right “talent,” but what does this really mean? Their real concern is: Do I have the people who will understand my agenda and be able to really change how work gets done, at pace? This is the wrong question.<p>Individuals can make a …

Negotiating with Clients You Can’t Afford to Lose

Every supplier knows the drill: You identify your most valuable customers and classify them as “strategic accounts.” You can’t afford to lose them. Whatever they ask for, you deliver with your best team and best turnaround — even if it’s unreasonable or unprofitable. The customers know they are a …

I Asked HBR Readers How They Negotiate — Here’s What I Found

Vincent Tsui FOR HBR<p>What’s your go-to negotiation style, and what are the consequences of your tactical choices? That’s what more than 14,000 HBR readers from around the world, at various stages in their careers, set out to learn about themselves when they completed this self-assessment, which I …