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Boost Your Emotional Intelligence with These 3 Questions

As the concept of emotional intelligence has gone global, we’ve watched professionals founder as they try to improve their emotional intelligence (or EI) because they either don’t know where to focus their efforts or they haven’t understood how to improve these skills on a practical level.<p>In our …

Emotional Intelligence

Roundup ingredient found in Cheerios, Quaker Oats, and other cereals

Days after a California jury awarded a school groundskeeper more than $289 million in damages after he claimed Monsanto’s best-selling weedkiller Roundup gave him cancer, the controversial ingredient – glyphosate — has been detected in popular kids’ breakfast cereals, including Cheerios, Lucky …

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7 Steps to Becoming a Thought Leader in Your Industry

When it comes to thought leadership, you can blow smoke or be the real deal. Doing it right takes work, but the payoff can be huge.<p>Thought leadership sometimes gets a reputation as just another buzzword. Honestly, when it's thrown around to describe anyone with more than a few thousand followers on …

Thought Leadership

Aging Parents Helping Adult Children Financially: Unhealthy Results

Most of us have heard about kids coming home from college and moving back in with Mom and Dad. That may go on for awhile until Junior gets a job. Motivation to work is not necessarily conferred by one’s college education that parents have paid for, is it? Now that the job market is better than it …

Sales Enablement Tools Are the Keys to Making More Money

Technology has made it easier than ever to optimize the performance of your sales team to drive revenues faster.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last several years, many technologies have been developed to help accelerate and automate the sales and marketing …

Customers

3 Key Concepts That Will Make You A Better Person And Entrepreneur

Always make your future bigger than your past<p>Dan Sullivan is the founder of Strategic Coach, which is arguably the #1 coaching program for entrepreneurs in the world. He wrote a really great book called, THE LAWS OF LIFETIME GROWTH.<p>In this article, I'm going to focus on three of those laws. But …

70 Israeli Startups You Need to Follow

Israel is known as "Startup Nation." In honor of its birthday, follow these 70.<p>Seventy years ago today the State of Israel was founded. While Israel is always full of political controversy, especially with President Trump's decision to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it has …

Digital Health

The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch

Leadership is best taught by example. Follow these eight indisputable rules directly from the playbook of the former head of GE.<p>Leadership is all about growing others. It's about your team and its welfare. It's about your direct reports and their performance.<p>Leadership is a tough act. It's a daily …

Leadership

Chevron's CEO Just Wrote an Extraordinary LinkedIn Message That Is a Master Class in Leadership

John Watson, who is retiring next month, reflects back on his 37-year journey at Chevron.<p>After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his …

10 Leadership Focus Areas That Build High Performing Teams

Shape the conditions that promote teamwork and results.<p>No one person is more important than the whole team.<p>The best teams win together, learn together, adapt together, lose together, and grow together. In high performing teams, their interactions and communications are fluid, relevant, and even …

Five Ways To Attract Recruiters To Your LinkedIn Profile

Dear Liz,<p>I hate my LinkedIn profile. It’s boring, and it’s not helping me. I’m job hunting, but so far I haven’t heard from one recruiter. What am I doing wrong? Go ahead and be blunt. I haven’t been able to get anybody to give me honest feedback on my LinkedIn profile, so I welcome your …

Employment

Why Technical Experts Make Great Leaders

<b>Amanda Goodall,</b> a senior lecturer at Cass Business School in London, argues that the best leaders are technical experts, not general managers. She discusses her research findings about doctors who head up hospitals, scholars who lead universities, and all-star basketball players who go on to manage …

Leadership

A Better, Fairer Approach to Layoffs

Two great forces are transforming the very nature of work: automation and ever fiercer global competition. To keep up, many organizations have had to rethink their workforce strategies, often making changes that are disruptive and painful. Typically, they turn to episodic restructuring and routine …

Want Happier Employees? Do This 1 Thing to Create a Stronger Sense of Purpose

Engagement declines when employees feel disconnected. Here's what to do.<p>Many elements contribute to morale. So it's often difficult to know what to focus on to improve employee engagement.<p>That's why the results of two recent studies caught my attention. Both demonstrate that there's one factor that …

The Single Most Important Attribute of Leadership According to this Famous CEO

They might call him "Neutron Jack," but his answer to the most important attribute of leadership will surprise you.<p>There are many successful CEOs we can learn from. Take Eric Schmidt growing Google, Howard Schultz scaling Starbucks, Bill McDermott taking SAP to the Cloud, and Jeff Bezos changing …

Ten Leadership Lies 90% Of Managers Believe

I started my first full-time, non-temp job when I was 19. I was promoted to supervisor of my department when I was 20. The bar was not very high.<p>One of the other supervisors told me, “Don’t be too friendly with your employees.”<p>“Why not?” I asked. “We’re friends already. They’re still my coworkers. …

Great Performance Isn't Just About Intelligence or Skills, But Adopting The Right Mindset

In an age of disruption, we need to learn to adapt<p>In <i>Mindset</i>, psychologist Carol Dweck argues, based on decades of research, that how we see ourselves is a major factor in what we can achieve. Whether it is children in school or executives in a boardroom, the mindset people adopt has a significant …

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Management Tip: Get To Know Your People

The conversation occurred about three decades ago, but I still remember it well.<p>I was a young manager attending an in-house management seminar, and during a break I was discussing some of the challenges of management with an HR executive I knew and respected.<p>“Well, you don’t have to worry too …

What the Data Says About Women in Management Between 1980 and 2010

Advancement toward gender equality at work has slowed since the 1990s for three major reasons: people’s attitudes stopped becoming more gender egalitarian, occupations stopped gender integrating, and the gender wage gap began decreasing at slower rates. Sociologist Paula England has called this …

How to Ask for That Well-Deserved Raise: Four Things You Should Know

For most people, asking for a raise is a pit-in-your-stomach endeavor. You feel a little clammy, a little worried, and you sometimes find yourself in full-on flight or fight mode. For me? It happened at my first major job out of college. At the time I am working for a well-known non-profit and I …

How To Tell Your Boss You Need A Pay Raise

Dear Liz,<p>I like my job, but it doesn’t pay enough. It’s really starting to bother me.<p>I already knew my pay was low relative to the market, but in December I went to lunch with two of my teammates and we talked about our pay.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>One of them asked “What do you guys get paid, if you don’t …

7 Must Have Tools For Startup Fundraising

As explained in my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, when you are in fundraising mode you ultimately want to reduce the amount of time to close investors, and be as effective and productive as possible with every single minute that you are investing in the process.<p>There are plenty of websites …

4 Ways to Make Your Mission and Values Statements Actually Matter

The real work begins after you write them.<p>When you're building your business, defining your mission statement and core values may feel unnecessary. After all, these are nothing more than feel-good platitudes destined for a slide deck or a brochure someday, right?<p>In some cases, they may be. Some …

Employment

10 Sales Experts Share Their Best Business Proposal Tips

Be strategic with your proposals to close more deals.<p>When sales professionals are tasked with putting together a proposal, many want to run the other way. But with the right knowledge, preparation and skills, proposals should be nothing to fear.<p>Writing a proposal and taking the time to ensure it's …

How To Leverage The Power of Blogging & Vlogging | Start a Business - | Startup Business

Posted 27 Sep 2017 In part one of a two-part series, Dorie Clark gives us the inside track<p>No matter where you are on your entrepreneurial path, …

How to Land Your First Paid Speaking Gig as an Entrepreneur

Think you need to be a bestselling author or own a million dollar company to get paid to speak? This simple framework will make you reconsider.<p>Public speaking is underrated. It's one of the most effective ways to network with individuals in your industry, to brand yourself as an authority in your …

NFL protests: Stars should get off their knees and lead a constructive conversation on race

As more than 100 NFL players protested during the singing of America’s national anthem across the country Sunday, what had been a small protest of the way police treat African-Americans turned into a much larger protest directed at President Trump.<p>The flare-up started on Friday with the president’s …

These 20 Influencers will Lead the Internet of Things

These 20 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, CTOs, and influencers are driving the Internet of Things industry forward.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) industry has quickly transformed from a futuristic idea to the next massive evolution of the internet. It's disrupting a variety of industries; savvy …