David Carter

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Why Managing Up Is A Skill Set You Need

You’ve heard it said and you know it’s true: People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.<p>For many people, the primary ingredient in job satisfaction is not the quality of food in the lunchroom. It’s not the office layout or equipment. It’s not even the workload, salary, or benefits. It’s the …

Leadership

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Emotional Intelligence

Insights on LinkedIn: “Try this icebreaker during your…

Nine Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind [Infographic]

Picture this: You're slouched in a meeting, supposedly paying attention, but your mind has wandered off, churning out various to-do lists, thinking …

Mindfulness

Coaching Is Not About Getting Good

It’s about getting better.<p>I spend a lot of time with sales leaders and sales organizations talking about improvement. One of the more common, and I’d say inherent, things that make sales a killer profession is the commitment and desire to get better and improve.<p>Unfortunately, in spite of the …

Adam Grant on LinkedIn: “The best places to work…

The best places to work don't need ping-pong and foosball tables; playing games is shallow fun. You want deep fun: working with people who stretch …

Adam Grant

If Selling Makes You Feel Sleazy, You're Doing It Wrong

You despise sales and wish you could just do good work without feeling icky. Yet, if you <i>don’t</i> sell your stuff, you won’t be in business for long.<p>How can you possibly build a successful business without hating your life?<p>When someone says they hate sales, usually what they really mean is they don’t …

Selling

If You Only Take One Management Concept From 2017, Make It Empathy

If 2017 taught us anything, it’s that first, empathy is essential to the smooth functioning of businesses and society, and that second, empathy was in shockingly short supply this year.<p>Even setting aside political and social problems, think about all of the empathic failures that occurred in the …

Seven Excel Tricks You Need To Start Using

Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional …

Software

34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills

Let your resume speak for you.<p>One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're …

Leadership

Emotional Vampires: How To Handle Negative People Who Drain The Life From You

It’s Halloween – that one night of the year when the streets come alive with an array of ghosts, goblins and strange looking creatures in creative costumes, including the odd vampire.<p>Let’s face it, most of us have to deal with vampires more than once a year. Not the real kind of course, but those …

Self-help

This Superfood Cheatsheet is Your Guide to Health

This Superfood Glossary is the Ultimate Cheatsheet to Health<p>Save this link on your phone and you'll never be confused at a juice bar again.<p>October …

Why Is It So Difficult For Leaders To Give Positive Feedback?

At a recent event I asked the audience, “Which is easier, giving positive feedback or negative?” The majority indicated that it was much easier to deliver positive feedback. One participant commented, “It’s not difficult to tell someone they are doing a good job but it’s much harder to say, ‘You …

Databases

How to Succeed as an Introverted Leader, According to Science: Just Believe in Yourself

A new study suggests misplaced fears hold too many introverts back from striving for the top.<p>From a wealth of real-world examples such as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to a ton of science and expert opinion, there's no shortage of evidence that introverts can make great leaders.<p>But, of course, …

Personality

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

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 …

A Common Management Temptation: Settling For Mediocrity

One of the most common but problematic temptations of management is the tendency to settle for mediocrity.<p>This long-held belief of mine was recently reaffirmed when I read one of Harvard Business Review’s (excellent) daily management tips, “When Your Team’s Performance Is Mediocre, Address It …

3 Simple Ways To Make Your Workplace More Truthful

It’s an unfortunate feature of humanity that people, even smart, ostensibly-rational people, don’t always like to hear the truth. That’s why the study The Risks Of Ignoring Employee Feedback found that only 23% of people say that when they share their work problems with their leader, he/she Always …

9 Foods You Should Be Eating For Better Sleep

How to Eat Your Way to a Better Night's Sleep<p>The answer to insomnia could be on your plate.<p>October 01, 2017<p>Sleep is one of those activities that …

Nutrition

26 of the best business books you can read, from the CEOs and execs who can't put them down

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--if You Want to Be Successful

Don't tolerate anything that stresses you or gets in the way of your success.<p>There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories.<p>Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we …

Self-improvement

PECAN PIE MUFFINS (Quick and Easy)

• 1 cup chopped pecans<br>• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 1 cup packed brown sugar<br>• 2/3 cup butter, melted<br>• 2 eggs<p>Directions<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees.<p>Combine all …

25 Genius Meal-Prep Recipes That Will Last You All Week

To the uninitiated, preparing meals ahead of time—commonly just called “meal prep” among the fit crowd—can be a little daunting. But trust us: It can …

Food

This Delicious Smoothie Will Help Fight Dangerous Inflammation In Your Body

Sip your way to better health.<p>Inflammation is part of the body's immune response. White blood cells release chemicals into the blood to protect your body from harmful substances. This chemical release increases the bloodflow to the injured or infected area and causes warmth and redness. When fluid …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Chili and Brown Sugar Rubbed Filet Mignon

This is a fast, easy way to grill a tender, tasty filet mignon. The simple rub enhances the steak's flavor, giving it a rich beefiness with a hint of …

BBQ

Save Time In The Morning With These Freezer-Prep Breakfast Muffins

Freezer-prep is the way to go!<p>Makes: 12 muffins<p>1 pound breakfast sausage<p>2 cups flour<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>⅓ cup butter, melted<p>6 eggs, beaten<p>¾ cup milk<p>8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese<p>½ cup green onions, chopped<p>PREPARATION<p>1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (175˚C).<p>2. Heat a skillet over high …

HARD Goals, Not SMART Goals, Are The Key To Career Development

Good employees want the opportunity to grow and develop on the job. And here’s the great news, a simple, 15-minute conversation, that focuses on HARD Goals, will encourage your people to take a more active and self-sufficient role in planning for and reaching their desired career growth.<p><i>Watch on</i> …

Employee Engagement

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10 Traits of Managers Whose Teams Are Happy to Come to Work

Work isn't recess but it shouldn't be detention, either.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any manager wants their team members to do is dread coming to work each day. Because people spend the majority of their time at work, it is important …

Happiness