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5 Sure Ways to Know Your New Hire Should Be Fired on the First Day | Inc.com

You've interviewed 10 people for a key position and finally offered the job to someone with good experience and a "can do" attitude. She accepts the offer and shows up for her first day of orientation. All set, you think.<p>Not so fast. For so many employers, what seems to be the ideal candidate and …

Sexual Harassment

Emotionally Intelligent Advice From an 80-Year-Old Man

Number 32: Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.<p>From time to time, I come across a list of life lessons "as described by an 80-year-old man." They've been widely shared online, and maybe you've seen them pop up in your social feeds.<p>As I read them again recently, I …

Self-help

Is Your Company's Culture Toxic? Eight Warning Signs To Watch For

When employees feel discouraged — quietly or otherwise — with the organization they work for, there can be a significant impact on how well a company does, long term.<p>If you think your company culture could use some work, it is likely already teetering on turning toxic. This isn’t something to …

Employment

How to Respond Effectively When Buyers Resort to These 5 Obnoxious Negotiating Tactics

Get over the shock, figure out what's really going on and respond calmly.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve been working with a buyer for months. You’ve had multiple meetings, developed a great relationship, answered their objections and now, you’re hoping …

Whiteboards

9 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be Extremely Successful

Are you headed in the right direction?<p>"Is working at the grocery store a good job?" my 13-year-old daughter recently asked. "Don't give me the long answer, dad. Please just say yes or no."<p>We all could argue over the definition of success. It means something to different to everyone. Some of you …

Motivation

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Reveal the 1 Trait That Made Them Both Rich

The key to both Bill Gates's and Warren Buffet's success can be summed up in one unexpected word.<p>The documentary <i>Becoming Warren Buffett</i> is must-watch TV. It's the story of a man who pinched pennies his whole life only to amass a fortune of over $80 billion, most of which he has pledged to the Bill …

Bill Gates

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Motivation

How to Retain What You Read

Think about a book you read last year. How much of it do you remember? Could you list ten things you learned from it? Can you even remember what …

Writing

This is how to overcome social anxiety: 5 powerful tips backed by research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

What Separates Millionaire Entrepreneurs From The Rest Of Us? Hint: It's Not What You Think

Knowing the "what" is not enough to thrive in business.<p>If you are an entrepreneur fighting your way to the top, one great approach to rapidly growing your business is to learn from multimillion-dollar business owners who've been there, done that.<p>At the end of the day, who doesn't love a …

Entrepreneurship

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with …

Productivity

Bill Gates Always Turns to Warren Buffett for Advice. Here Are 4 Great Tips He's Received Over 25 Years

And the most important thing here's learned from Buffett over 25 years? It might surprise you.<p>Billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have been close friends for more than 25 years. Whenever they hang out together, Gates says, "I feel like a kid in a candy store. And not just because of his …

Bill Gates

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

Al Gore

These 4 Magic Words Can Turn "No" Into "Yes", According to the World's Smartest Salespeople

Your challenge is to keep the conversation going while learning more about the prospect.<p>Many people foolishly believe that selling consists of pitching. Under this way of thinking, if you work hard to create a compelling sales pitch or elevator pitch, you'll get plenty of customers.<p>Maybe that's …

Selling

Ten Signs Your Boss Is A Manager -- But Not A Leader

A simple way to answer the question “What’s the difference between managing and leading?” is this:<p>Managing people means watching them to make sure they do what they’re supposed to do.<p>The concept of traditional supervision is rooted in the fear that working people will misbehave or make mistakes if …

Profit

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

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7 Cutting-Edge Tips to Achieve What You Really Want in Life

Here's how to stop feeling stuck.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people have no clue what they want to do with their lives, even into their 50s. Even after finishing college, mapping out a career, starting a business, and making money, they still feel …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be Happy and Successful at Work? Stop Doing These 10 Things

Often we're so focused on doing more, when we should be focused on doing less.<p>With a world of advice on how to improve our working lives at our fingertips, it may seem ironic that the most simple things can often derail our productivity and our happiness--both as an employee, and as a leader. And, …

Self-improvement

Think Hoodies Are the Uniform of Entrepreneurs? According to This Yale Study, Your Wardrobe Needs an Upgrade

Think hoodies and suits are interchangeable? According to a Yale University study, dressing well can have tangible impacts on your business.<p>As an entrepreneur, chances are high that you've got a lot on your plate, and adding to that laundry list with dressing well may seem like yet another …

Entrepreneurship

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work

We each have 96 energy blocks each day to spend however we’d like. Using this energy blocking system will ensure you’re spending each block wisely to …

Time Management

Research Shows The Quickest Way To Build Trust With Your Employees

One of my studies, called “How To Build Trust In The Workplace,” surveyed more than 7,000 people all about why people do, or don’t, trust their leaders. The first thing we discovered was that approximately 32% of a worker’s loyalty is the result of feeling trust towards their boss. So it’s …

Employment

How To Use The 4 Ds Of Effective Time Management

Do you sometimes struggle with time management?<p>Or does the day lack enough hours to attend to your projects, habits, commitments and more?<p>When half past five rolls around, do you look at your to do list and feel you didn’t accomplish much of anything?<p>If you’re struggling to take charge of the day, …

Time Management

Ten Things Never, Ever To Do -- Unless You're Getting Paid

Dear Liz,<p>I read your columns, but I still struggle to take your advice.<p>I left my job in December because they cut my hours.<p>My boss’s boss reached out to me in January and asked me if I wanted him to introduce me to a guy he knows who has a company here in town.<p>I said, sure! I was flattered. I got a …

Employment

7 Proven Strategies For Supercharging Your Productivity

When I was in my twenties, I used to lie awake at night thinking about my ever-growing To Do list. I wondered how I’d get through it all the next day without getting fired.<p>I’m far from alone.<p>According to the Health and Safety Executive in the UK, 526,000 UK workers reported they had experienced …

Productivity

I've spent thousands of hours studying successful people — and they all approach life with the same mindset

<i>The following is an adaptation from Alex Banayan's "The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Career":</i><p>For the past seven years, I've been studying success obsessively.<p>I've spent thousands of hours researching, poring over hundreds of …

11 behaviors that indicate you're a 'problem employee'

Problem employees aren't just irritating, they can also be financially draining for a business. Research shows that these employees can cost an …

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Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

Seven Steps To Make Your Business Instagram Account Successful

Instagram is a platform that allows for a lot of creativity and different ways to put your brand forth. It is known that Instagram gets a younger audience, with 59% of users in the 18-29 age range. If you are looking to renew your client base or create brand awareness for a new market, it could be …

Marketing