Nigel Sarmiento

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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 …

Self-improvement

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 …

Employee Engagement

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 …

Employment

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 …

Employee Engagement

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 …

Goal Setting

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 …

Leadership

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 …

Leadership

5 Tricks to Make Meetings With Your Employees Much More Efficient | Inc.com

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? That's what email, Slack, and texting are for!"<p>I hear you. The …

Employment
Employee Engagement

The 1 Thing Every Great Leader Does, Each and Every Day | Inc.com

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 community, etc. -- is, depending on your point of view, …

Startups

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 …

Leadership

You're In Sales Too (Whether You Like It or Not) | Inc.com

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 color screen!).<p>It was early in my previous career in the wireless industry, and I …

Small Business

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like | Inc.com

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 to Tesla employees a few years ago. Sent with the subject line "Communication Within Tesla," it …

Tesla

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 …

The Workplace

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

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 morning gym session).<p>After hitting the snooze button a couple of times, you finally get up and aimlessly wander …

Toxins
Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement

​How This Man Lost 60 Pounds, Dropped to 10% Body Fat, and Finally Found His Six Pack​ | Men’s Health

In about a month and a half, he was down to 9 minutes, so he added in another mile. The new goal? Run 2 miles in 20 minutes. Today, the 45-year-old father of three still runs 2 miles in about 15 minutes nearly every day.<p>But he wasn’t always so dedicated to fitness. In fact, he used to weigh about …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

9 things bosses do that make great employees quit

It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the …

The Workplace

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time | Inc.com

As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire the right people they generate returns that significantly exceed the costs …

Human Resources

9 Ways to Show Your Employees You Love Them | Inc.com

A loving workplace is a happy, productive workplace, and it all starts at the top. But it isn't enough to simply want to be loving--it requires strategy, planning and deliberate effort.<p>The idea of showing love and affection to your employees can be intimidating. It's a lot easier to play the stern, …

Employment

Tony Robbins explains what anyone can do every day, month, and year to be more successful

Performance coach Tony Robbins has seven clients he works with on an individual basis, and each pay him $1 million annually. Tickets to his intensive seminars can run for a few thousand dollars, and participants get jam-packed days of group and personal training.<p>There are some aspects of Robbins' …

Self-improvement

10 Ways Leaders Think Differently

To create value for a business, you need to be able to do more than just put together a fancy presentation and come up with long, impressive words at meetings.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With so much technology and information at our hands today, we can't become …

Leadership

10X Your Results, One Tiny Action at a Time (The Power of Incremental Progress)

<b>Peter Drucker</b> once said “People often overestimate what they can accomplish in one year. But they greatly underestimate what they could accomplish in …

Self-improvement

The Leadership Skill Everybody Needs -- And 90% Of Managers Lack

There are good reasons it’s easy to find lousy managers in virtually every industry and function.<p>It is no surprise that nearly every working person has one Bad Boss story ready to share, if not a collection of them.<p>New managers typically receive little to no training in “people management,” …

Leadership

7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees

Help them. Coach them. Thank them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Encouragement is not praise. Done well, encouragement can lead to success for an employee -- at which time praise is appropriate. You see, encouragement is the act of providing positive feedback that …

Employment

I purposely spend every Sunday alone without my phone — and it makes all the difference in my work

I've come to accept that being a blogger means giving all my secrets away.<p>Today I'm going to tell you my biggest secret for coming up with new ideas, getting and staying inspired, and maintaining my creative productivity while still working a full-time job.<p>It's pretty simple. At least once a month, …

Productivity

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions | Inc.com

For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts of great leadership.<p>Stripped down to its basic and most practical form, leadership has always been and …

Employee Engagement