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The 9 Best Free Online Big Data And Data Science Courses

Demand for skilled data scientists continues to be sky-high, with IBM recently predicting that there will be a 28% increase in the number of employed data scientists in the next two years.<p>Businesses in all industries are beginning to capitalize on the vast increase in data and the new big data …

5 Things New Managers Should Focus on First

One of the most exciting — and frightening — career transitions comes when you face the prospect of a management role for the first time. Over my career of building businesses, advising CEOs, and, most recent, exploring the philosophies and beliefs of 100 of the world’s most respected leaders for …

4 Kinds of Workplaces, and How to Know Which Is Best for You

We all want to be part of a great organization and a high-performance workplace. We want to be at our best, surrounded by colleagues who help us and challenge us, doing work that is financially rewarding and personally meaningful. But there’s more than one kind of successful organization, and there …

Financial Services

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

Happiness

How to Deal with Every Type of Asshole in Your Office

The Suspicious, the Lost, the Distracted—which one are you?<p>We've all encountered difficult people in our workplace that we've been forced to deal with whether we like it or not. These bad apples come in all shapes and sizes and tend to throw the office into disarray with their contrived outbursts, …

3 Ways You Are Pissing Off Your Employees (And What to Do About It)

According to this study of 482 executives, professionals, and managers, they are working an average day of 13.5 hours and blaming YOU! Here's why...<p>An international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On, Never Done?</i>, which surveyed professionals, executives and managers in …

Employment

Quit Working 40 Hours a Week (and Do This Instead)

It's time to retire the concept of the set workweek, claims this founder.<p>What's the ideal number of hours a person should work each week?<p>Back in the machine age, when a great many workers spent their days on assembly lines, unions fought for a 40-hour week--and researchers backed them up. After …

40hours

10 Simple Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Children

Leaders are made, they are not born.<p>Every child has the potential to be a leader. Some may have more traits associated with leadership, but any child's leadership ability, at whatever level, can be groomed and nurtured.<p>Here are some simple things parents (and grandparents, teachers, coaches, aunts, …

Team Building

These 10 Leadership Habits Have Been Found in the World's Best Leaders

Where are you, in your own journey as a leader, in relation to these characteristics?<p>If you're not familiar with the leadership movement known as servant leadership, you might want to grab a cup of java and pull up a chair. This may just transform how you lead your tribe moving forward.<p>What we are …

Leadership

5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader

There's a right way and a wrong way to lead. Why not try the right way?<p>No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably …

Leadership

10 Things Employees Want From Leaders (But Won't Tell Them)

What keeps employees happy isn't always as obvious as it may seem.<p>It's no secret. Employee satisfaction has everything to do with business success. An employee who jumps ship costs your business around 20 percent of his or her salary -- and that's just part of the impact. Workplace productivity, …

Employee Engagement

If Your Potential Managers Don't Have These 7 Skills, Don't Promote Them

An alarming 82 percent of the time, companies promote the wrong person.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a 2014 Gallup poll, companies, 82 percent of the time, appoint the wrong person to a management or leadership position. That's a staggering …

Leadership

HTML & CSS Is Hard

The purpose of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the difference between frameworks and languages, and finding your way around a basic website project with …

The Most Desirable Employee Benefits

In today’s hiring market, a generous benefits package is essential for attracting and retaining top talent. According to Glassdoor’s 2015 Employment Confidence Survey, about 60% of people report that benefits and perks are a major factor in considering whether to accept a job offer. The survey also …

The Workplace

8 Tech Tools To Communicate Your Ideas More Effectively

Love it or hate it, presentation matters. To quote the poet William Carlos Williams, sometimes “It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it.” Here are eight tech tools to help you communicate your ideas more effectively (and, dare I say, beautifully).<p><b>1. Lucidchart</b><p>The tool …

Infographics

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

Management

How Aligned Is Your Organization?

Most executives today know their enterprises should be aligned. They know their strategies, organizational capabilities, resources, and management systems should all be arranged to support the enterprise’s purpose. The challenge is that executives tend to focus on one of these areas to the …

Management

The Best Ways Your Organization Can Support Working Parents

Unlimited leave. Executive coaches for new mothers. Food takeout vouchers. “Flying nannies” who join their executive employers on business trips. In their efforts to do the right thing and woo talent, organizations of all kinds are reaching for headline-grabbing solutions. But what if your …

Management

7 Bad Office Habits Destroying Your Career (And Your Life)

<b>Zoning Out In Meetings</b> <br>Ignoring your coworkers is rude … especially when you ask them to repeat everything they laid out so painstakingly! But it’s so hard not to let your mind wander … 73% of professionals admit to doing unrelated work in meetings, and 39% to dozing off, according to one</b> …

Zoning

Seven Business Leadership Lessons From Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower never worked in the business sector. But his leadership principles, cultivated in war and then expressed in the Oval Office, provide a road map for every manager, entrepreneur, and chief executive today. Often we hear of presidents looking to business leaders for wisdom—Eisenhower …

If Your Team Agrees on Everything, Working Together Is Pointless

Collaboration is crumpling under the weight of our expectations. What should be a messy back-and-forth process far too often falls victim to our desire to keep things harmonious and efficient. Collaboration’s promise of greater innovation and better risk mitigation can go unfulfilled because of …

Management

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

All Work, No Play? Say No Way With 10 Free eBooks.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with TradePub so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Just because work is an important part of life, it shouldn't monopolize your entire existence. Give yourself the well-deserved …

Hacking

Is There a Link Between Negative Emotions and Disease?

You're reading Is There a Link Between Negative Emotions and Disease?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

7 Quotes of a Lifetime

Quotes that make a difference cause us to think. They become our mantra.<p>Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when …

Leadership

Great Teams Are About Personalities, Not Just Skills

At the start of 2016 Google announced that it had discovered the secret ingredients for the perfect team. After years of analyzing interviews and data from more than 100 teams, it found that the drivers of effective team performance are the group’s average level of emotional intelligence and a high …

Management

Jocko Willink: Career Advice From A Former Navy SEAL

I spoke to Jocko Willink, the bestselling author of <i>Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win</i> and former Navy SEAL officer, about the lessons he learned from his time in the military, the most important leadership qualities, how he transitioned from being a Navy SEAL to the business world, …

Military

To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are …

Psychology