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Three Things To Learn From Google's Workplace Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>While it might be predictable that Google would become the king of the web and a trailblazer for technology innovations, there’s something no one …


Truth or Lies? How a Question Is Phrased Can Make a Big Difference

The way a question is phrased can determine whether one gets the truth or a deceitful answer, according to Wharton's Maurice Schweitzer.


Underestimating the power of gratitude – recipients of thank-you letters are more touched than we expect

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettWe’ve all been there: feeling so grateful to a friend or colleague that we hatch the idea of sending them a thank-you message. …


Creatures of Habit Syndrome: Are You Fighting a Losing Battle to Change Your Culture?

Have you ever noticed that every gang of pals on a television show hangs out in the same place? <i>Friends</i> drank coffee at Central Perk. <i>M.A.S.H.</i> downed …


Celebrate the Rule Breakers: Why Unsafe Thinking Leads to Innovation

Author Jonah Sachs, founder of Free Range Studios, explains why playing it safe no longer gets results -- and what to do about it.

The agile manager

Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do?<p><b>The agile workplace</b> is becoming increasingly common. In a McKinsey survey of more …


The emotionally intelligent way to resolve disagreements faster

Unpacking the counterintuitive psychology behind conflict resolution.<p>Imagine you run a tech startup. Cash is tight, but you can’t afford to enter the market with a product that doesn’t live up to its promises. And right now, it’s clear that your engineers aren’t focusing enough on the …


8 Strategies to Becoming a Badass CEO

C-Suiters share their secret sauce for exceptional leadership.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine a world where everyone woke up feeling inspired to go to work. Unfortunately, many businesses are a toxic blend of apathy, political paranoia, and self-interest.<p>Eight …


How to negotiate anything–from people who have done it

From asking for a raise to getting to a flexible work schedule or a sabbatical, we got advice from people who have successfully gotten what they asked for.<p>Part of business–no matter what type you’re in–is bargaining and asking for what you want, deserve, and need. From going after opportunities to …


The Right Way to Spend Your Innovation Budget

Innovation is famously difficult — many projects end up losing money, frustrating employees, and going nowhere. And yet corporations and governments spend billions of dollars annually pursuing innovation. This huge spending would generate more value for businesses and societies if the innovation …


How Storytelling Helps Companies Build Rapport

Storytelling can transform a company’s relationships with its customers and employees, according to a new book.

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Performing meaningless rituals boosts our self-control through making us feel more self-disciplined

From Tian et al, 2018<i>By guest blogger</i> Tomasz WitkowskiWe could say without exaggeration that the discovery of a means of achieving full control over …


7 Ways Leaders Express Their Opinion Without Being 'Opinionated'

“Men get attacked for their opinions, and women get attacked because they have opinions,” says <i>Vox</i> producer and correspondent Liz Plank. Suffice it to say: Expressing opinions is not easy. Studies show women writers receive more negative feedback, regardless of the topic. It is no wonder only 20% of …

Psychologists have looked into why “phubbing” is so harmful to our social lives

<i>By</i> Alex FraderaIf you are with someone who is ignoring you while they interact with their smartphone, you have been phone snubbed, or “phubbed”. …

4 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Time and Empower Their Teams

We know that controlling what we pay attention to is the key to living an intentional life. According to an informal poll of my clients, one of the biggest impediments to attention management is “O.P.P.” — other people’s problems. This is a particular problem for my clients in leadership who find …


Is Social Media Worth It? An Unfortunate Leadership Lesson from James Gunn

Today, I have an easy tip that, unfortunately, we are learning from the misfortunes of others. Famed director James Gunn was recently removed as the …

How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …


Unleashing the power of small, independent teams

Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of the agile organization. Top executives can unleash them by driving ambition, removing red tape, and …


Why Outcome-Based Cultures Need Engagement to Thrive

All workplaces are more productive and profitable when employees are engaged. But outcome-based cultures need this to function at their peak.

Why Emotional Courage Is So Essential To Great Leadership

<b>Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership”</b><p>In my work as a career and leadership coach with mid- to senior-level leaders each year, I’ve seen that the vast majority of the “leadership” or “career” challenges that my clients are facing are actually not career-related or professional in nature at …

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How to implement and sustain organizational change

The fundamentals of change implementation are crucial for not only top-level executives but also frontline managers who are involved in the …


Know Thyself, Know Thy Company: Microsoft CEO on Seeking Purpose at Work | Heleo

“One of the greatest powers is to be able to take one person’s idea [and] another person’s idea and make [them] more powerful by bringing them …


Can You Shake Your Social Class? Differences Between the Crown and the Commoner

Have you been watching the Netflix series, <i>The Crown</i>? This biographically-based, historically-accurate program depicts Queen Elizabeth II and …


Is Your Culture Your Brand?

Companies that integrate brand and culture are more successful than those that keep the two separate, notes a new book by Denise Lee Yohn.

How Agile Teams Can Help Turnarounds Succeed

Agile — the management approach that relies on small, entrepreneurial, close-to-the-customer teams — has a reputation that reflects its rapid adoption in software development. It’s for techies. It’s for hip Silicon Valley startups. It is most definitely not for big, old-line companies that are …

A transformative experience for leading a transformation

Giving senior leaders hands-on, digitally enhanced experience with lean management helps kick-start a transformation.<p><b>Picture a global manufacturing</b> …


How To Create Your Leadership User's Manual

I’ve long been captivated by the idea of creating a leadership “user’s manual.”<p>The basic idea is that managers should create a short guide to their personality, work style and, yes, even quirks, so that their direct reports would know how to best work with them. I also suspected that this kind of …


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How to build closer relationships

<i>iStock</i><p>Advice from 7 TED speakers on creating better connections.<p><i>“Why don’t I feel closer to my parent/sibling/friend/co-worker?”</i><p>It’s a question that …

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