Drew Carson

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What is heaven?

When a family member or a friend passes away, we often find ourselves reflecting on the question “where are they now?” As mortal beings, it is a …

How To Engage Any Audience, Anywhere, Anytime

Today, everyone is a publisher, author, speaker, entrepreneur, or thought leader… so much so that almost no one can cut through the clutter.<p>No worries.<p>Four simple principles will enable you to find and engage others. They are:<p><b>Tell stories that matter</b>: Last year, I wrote a short post on LinkedIn …

Retirement Planning

10 business classes you can take online for free

In 2018, the average salary for a recent business school graduate will be roughly $150,000, according to The Financial Times.<p>While the payoffs for …

I took nootropics every day for a week—here’s what happened

Just like how subsisting on Soylent instead of actual food became a habit among Silicon Valley bros years before you could buy a bottle at 7-Eleven, …

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Customers

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

3 Must-Do's You Should Complete Beyond the Interview to Vet That Potential New Hire

Background checks, online searches and tests for candidates can be key practices when you're hiring.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Earlier this year, retail giant Target settled a $3.7 million discrimination lawsuit, as reported by <i>USA Today</i>. The suit alleged that …

The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

Cristina Daura<p>Kundapur Vaman Kamath was a teacher. But he didn’t work at a school or stand in front of a class. Instead, he delivered his lessons at the office—to the employees who served under him during his four decades as a senior executive at, and then CEO of, India’s ICICI Bank. Whether he was …

If You Want To Be A Great Mentor Do These 5 Things

While having a mentor can make a significant difference in your career, being one can also be a valuable experience—that comes with a lot of responsibility. A great mentor doesn’t just provide guidance and answers during career transitions or sticky situations; she also provides motivation and …

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

I'm a Trainer, and This Is What My Clients Do to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

In order to burn fat and build muscle, you're going to need to be very diligent with your training routine and nutrition. While you won't need to do any extreme diets like the keto diet, you will need to pay attention to what you're putting into your body and when. If you're consistent with these …

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

5 Essential Colognes That'll Always Be in Style

You need a good scent—and you can't go wrong with any of these.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>Style is more than the clothes on your back or the watch on your wrist—it's how you present yourself. …

Cologne

9 signs you’re dealing with an emotional manipulator

We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

A Necessary Checklist to Finding and Fixing Your Weakest Link

Most entrepreneurs are familiar with the expression, <i>“a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”</i> In business, the weakest link can mean the …

10 Personality Quizzes That Can Actually Help Change Your Life

It seems like it should be pretty easy to understand yourself, but it's not. In order to truly see who you are, you probably rely on your confidantes …

The Best Planning Methods for Strategic Growth

<i>By Jennifer Toomey, Senior Director, Cloud Business Group, Oracle</i><p>Technology has made it possible for companies in virtually every industry to operate …

There’s a Dark Side to Emotional Intelligence. Here’s How to Protect Yourself

When Daniel Goleman published the book <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> in 1995, few had heard of the term. In academic circles, it was a new concept — a theory …

3 Tips for Public Speaking with Confidence, Even if You Don't Have Any

Channel your inner Sasha Fierce.<p>Find yourself in a cold sweat when standing in front of an audience? You're not alone. According to a Chapman University survey, public speaking remains one of America's top fears. Public speaking is a difficult process and skill for many to master.<p>Even the most …

The Stanford Prison Experiment

In 1971, psychologist Philip Zimbardo and his colleagues set out to create an experiment that looked at the impact of becoming a prisoner or prison …

Top-Performing Leadership Teams Use This 1 Decision-Making Hack

Think about your team. Think about each person on your team. Do you trust them?<p>What makes a high-performing team? It's not intelligence. It's not seniority.<p>Google recently discovered that the highest performing teams are the ones with two characteristics:<p>Individuals are able to sacrifice something …

Should You Form An LLC Or An S-Corp, And What's The Difference?

Limited liability company (LLC) or S corporation (S-corp)? What do these business structures mean? As a business attorney, I always get the age-old question as to which one is best for you as a budding entrepreneur, balancing issues such as liability and taxation? Simply put, an LLC is a business …

Small Business

I'm a CEO, and This Is How I Really Spend My Time Every Day

The role does have its perks, but it's not what most people imagine.<p><i>What does a CEO of a start-up do? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Heidi Zak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ThirdLove,</b> …

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can understand …

Business Strategy

What Happens When You Open Your Financials To Employees

Transparency can do wonders, but it can also bring challenges.<p>Open book management (OBM), the practice of providing visibility of financials to the entire company, has been lauded as a tool to empower, engage, and inform employees at all levels to drive higher productivity and alignment. OBM …

6 Email Management Apps and Programs ‘Inbox Zero’ People Swear By

I had no idea email management apps were even a <i>thing</i> until April, when I set out to write an email organization guide. For my story, I spoke to tons …

10 Tips to Help You Stop Ruminating

Once you get stuck in a ruminating thought cycle, it can be hard to get out of it. If you do enter a cycle of such thoughts, it’s important to stop …

Want to Become Successful at Anything? Start With These 6 Words

There are many tips and strategies to help you become world class. But none of that matters without understanding these six words.<p>Much has changed between 1956 and 2018. However, while everything has changed on the surface, at the core, we're still very much like the people who lived in 1956.<p>One …

Bill Gates Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring the Best People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Traditional brick-and-mortar companies will cringe, but the research doesn't lie. And Bill Gates agrees.<p>Traditional brick-and-mortar companies prefer everyone "in the office," where people can work together, bounce from meeting to meeting, and slog in <i>Dilbert</i>-style cubicles.<p>While there's nothing …

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …