Nigel Sarmiento

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How Do You Make Your Weaknesses Your Strengths? Building High-Performance Teams

<b>A Wealth of Weaknesses</b><p>Imagine having your best people come up with a list of your strengths and weaknesses. Maybe a little threatening? Now imagine their list of your weaknesses is three times longer than their list of your strengths. Humbling! But it was just what I was hoping for.<p>In my early days …

Make Sure Everyone on Your Team Sees Learning as Part of Their Job

As an executive coach, I speak regularly at corporate leadership development programs. During discussions, participants often confess the real reason they’re in the room, and it’s rarely “to grow and learn.” Time and again, the reasons include: they are checking a box on their development plan, …

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This Is How Good Leaders Build Trust With Their Teams Every Time They Communicate

Your relationship with your employees translates to their relationship with your customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In case you’re wondering why having a healthy relationship with your employees is important, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Your relationship …

Say These 7 Words When Employees Bring You Their Problems

Imagine that one of your employees walks into your office and says “Boss, we’ve got a huge problem with the ACME account; they’re angry and I think we might lose their business!” This is one of those situations that rightly spikes a leader’s blood pressure. But as much as the wrong response risks …

Leadership

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Forget science (for now); living longer is in your hands

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever wonder how much of your longevity is determined by your genes vs. your lifestyle? It has been a scientific debate for years that has even set off an arms race among genetic testing kits and fitness monitors.<p>Since I finished medical school 25 years ago, the scientific view of which best …

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9 Foods Thyroid Experts Avoid—and You Should Too

Some foods touted as nutritional superstars—like kale and millet—might not be the best choices for the health of your thyroid gland.<p>The main job of …

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What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

How to Manage an Employee Who’s Having a Personal Crisis

We all have life events that distract us from work from time to time — an ailing family member, a divorce, the death of a friend. You can’t expect someone to be at their best at such times. But as a manager what <i>can</i> you expect? How can you support the person to take care of themselves emotionally …

How Do Successful CEOs Spend Their Time? Here's What You Should (And Shouldn't) Emulate

Researchers at Harvard made in-depth discoveries about a CEO's day, including how much time they spent sleeping, in meetings, working and well, not working.<p>In a company, you have people selected for very specific roles in specific departments, but what exactly does a CEO fall under? They're kind of …

What does running do to your brain?

Neuroscientists have studied treadmill runners, ultramarathon athletes – and a number of lab animals – to investigate the effects of running on grey matter<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge …

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I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 P.M. And It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Stress Test Your Company’s Competitive Edge with These 4 Questions

As uncertainty is increasing and competition is becoming more fierce, executives need to have a broader understanding of competition itself in order to sustain an edge. Executives should be thinking about four different types of competition to maintain relevance in a changing environment, which …

How A Cleaning Lady Inspired Awesome Leadership

In an interview with Adam Bryant of the <i>New York Times</i>, Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger shared a lesson he learned in college during a business strategy final exam. Bettinger needed to ace the test so he could graduate with a 4.0. He spent hours reviewing formulas and case studies. On the day of …

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Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

“We have a great culture.” We have all heard it. We have all said it. But what does that mean?<p>Ping-Pong tables, free meals, and beer on tap? No.<p>Yoga, CrossFit classes, and massage chairs? I so need that, but no.<p>The promise of being part of a hip, equity-incentivized, fast growing team? Closer, but …

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

How to Welcome an Employee Back from Medical Leave

Employees take leaves of absence for all sorts of reasons, from dealing with a cancer diagnosis to caring for a sick child. In one survey, 13% of U.S. employees reported taking time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act in the past 12 months.<p>When the employee comes back to the office, of …

How Can You Tell Someone Is Truly a Bad Boss? Look for 1 Sign That Makes Most Employees Cringe

Research has found that these bad bosses fly below the radar undetected. That also makes them very dangerous.<p>If you keep up with my column, you know that I've covered the topic of bad bosses' impact on organizations for years. Most of what I've found and documented centers around toxic management …

Why Founders Are Promoting Sports, Health and Fitness to Employees

1 positive is that it subconsciously instills the importance of goal setting, commitment and follow-through.<p>More companies are beginning to understand the importance, as well as the benefit, of offering health and fitness perks to their employees. This new trend is being spearheaded by innovative …

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the <i>people</i> holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched.<p>Knowledge workers will not escape. Recently, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted that half of its 97,000 employees could be replaced by robots. One …

Emerging Technology

You Don’t Just Need One Leadership Voice — You Need Many

We often equate developing a leadership voice with finding ways to appear more confident. We assume that our success depends upon mimicking someone else, increasing our self-promotion, or saying things louder than others. But rather than living with imposter’s syndrome, or feeling exhausted by …

How to build your dynasty: Hire for passion, train for skill, coach for performance

Building the right team is hard. What’s more challenging is hiring for several roles at once and trying to determine how all the pieces will come together in the end. You’re trying to assess individual performance, how the team will gel, and where the gaps will be. It’s like drafting a full …

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>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 usually thank me …

5 Tricks to Make Meetings With Your Employees Much More Efficient

The best part? Meetings take less than 15 minutes to pull off.<p>No matter how you slice it, the most effective form of communication to this day between managers and their employees involves one-on-one meetings done in person.<p>I know what you're thinking: "How am I going to find the time for this? …

Why Are Your Employees Quitting? A Study Says It Comes Down to Any of These 6 Reasons

According to Gallup, 75 percent of the reasons people quit come down to their managers.<p>If your company is looking for some guidance on how to keep employees from jumping ship, according to Gallup research, most employees quit for a few explainable reasons. But the reasons your best people leave …

The 1 Thing Every Great Leader Does, Each and Every Day

Because when you do this one thing, everything else follows.<p>Granted, every CEO is ultimately measured by his or her ability to increase compass earnings, profits, and stock values. Everything else -- crafting bold visions, building a vibrant corporate culture, striving to make a difference in the …

How to Help Someone Discover Work That Excites Them

Much has been written on a leader’s role in motivating, engaging, and bringing out the best in others. Yet research suggests there is still much more that could be done. Frequently cited is the 2014 Deloitte study that found that “up to 87% of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their …

You're In Sales Too (Whether You Like It or Not)

Companies cannot exist without sales and it's everyone's job to attract customers.<p>I bravely walked in through the front door right past their "No Soliciting" sign and up to the front desk. It was a cold call. I felt so cool standing there with my BlackBerry 8700 in hand (later versions even had a …

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This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like

A newly acquired email from Musk outlines a brilliant philosophy. But it's easier said than done.<p>Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent …

7 Skills Managers Will Need In 2025

As you plan your management career years from now, here are the skills you’ll need to succeed.<p>We all know that the work landscape is changing. The jobs that will be in demand are shifting as more are automated by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robots. Teams are becoming more …

4 Simple Morning Habits That Will Improve Your Day (and Each Takes Only 5 Minutes)

If you're tired of feeling groggy and lethargic in the mornings, this simple routine will dramatically change that.<p>The alarm clock is ringing and the next course of action is to hit the snooze button for an extra few minutes of sleep that often times turn into 30 minutes or more (there goes that …