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6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

Self-improvement

5 Practices That Make You a Leader People Want to Follow

Watching how leaders deal with a crisis is a great way to judge their capabilities. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has been praised after his response to the improper arrest of two African-American men in a Philadelphia store. Without deflecting the problem or making excuses, Johnson has implemented a …

Leadership

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Public Speaking

See the Top 10 Resume Red Flags That Employers Must Heed

Top 10 Resume Red Flags That Employers Must Heed<p>Employers Need to Be Aware of Unqualified History, Employment Gaps and More<p>Updated April 04, 2018<p>Do …

Employment

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Self-awareness

This Common Word Makes You Sound More Negative Than You Want To

This tiny word is nearly unavoidable but frequently overused. Everything that follows it tends to make you sound like a downer.<p>The language you use shapes others’ impressions of you, but there’s a chance that some of your most common words don’t put you in the best light. In fact, I’ve already …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

12 Questions to Ask Your Boss in 2018

Want to be a star player and crush your professional goals? Ask your boss these 12 questions next year!<p>According to 2017 Gallop research, globally 67% of the workforce is disengaged in their jobs. These individuals are difficult to spot because they generally are relatively happy but do the bare …

Leadership

31 Ways to Ruin a Great Presentation

Even the best ideas fall flat when you can't present them effectively.<p>Think you have a great presentation or a truly moving speech? Well, here are the classic mistakes that can transform your masterpiece into a huge hot mess:<p><b>Acronym salad.</b> Use them sparingly and only to avoid repeating wordy …

10 Commonly Misused Phrases That Make You Sound Unprofessional

Good communication is the key to personal and professional success.<p>Most of us have misused a word or phrase at one time or another--in a meeting, a written report, a conversation, or even in public speaking. Whether you find out about it right away or long after the fact, it's embarrassing to …

How to Reach Your Customers with These 3 Storytelling Principles

Episode Description<p>How can a professional storyteller help you grow your business?<p>Business is about persuasion. You need to convince people they need …

10 Ways to Make Your Employees 10x More Productive

Good managers help each member of the team bring out their inner superstar.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a manager, one of your biggest responsibilities is to inspire other people to be the best versions of themselves. If done well, everyone on your team will not …

Employee Engagement

9 types of people who never succeed at work

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry originally published this post on LinkedIn .</i><p>Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace.<p>Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from 1980 to the present day and found that those that emphasize social …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Ways for Leaders to Listen Harder

<b>Walk the Workplace.</b> Senior leaders often wall themselves off, sometimes literally, in their own world. They are so busy that they don’t stray off the …

7 Bad Workplace Habits Millennials Need to Stop Making

Walk away from the computer once in a while. Leave your tablet behind for meetings. And don't check your smartphone during a conversation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The millennial generation has faced a great deal of criticism, and in some cases, scorn from older …

The Workplace

Got 100 Days? Here's How to Achieve a Key Goal Before Your Time Runs Out

One hundred days is the perfect time period to achieve a big goal.<p><i>Update: Wow, great response to this article, which gives me an idea. Want to work to achieve a 100-day goal, and share your successes or failures with other Inc.com readers? Let's do it together.</i><p>There are 100 days left in the year. …

How Not to Give a Boring Presentation Anymore

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

9 Most Common Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers

Behavioral questions can be challenging for interviewers to ask and for job candidates to answer. Here's how to handle the most common.<p>If you're an interviewer and like to ask behavioral interview questions, you'll like the following list of behavioral interview questions. And if you're a job …

I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company , you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

Employment

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Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science

Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.<p>Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and …

How to Present to Senior Executives

Senior executives are one of the toughest crowds you’ll face as a presenter. They’re incredibly impatient because their schedules are jam-packed — …

Structure Your Presentation Like a Story

After studying hundreds of speeches, I’ve found that the most effective presenters use the same techniques as great storytellers: By reminding people of the status quo and then revealing the path to a better way, they set up a conflict that needs to be resolved.<p>That tension helps them persuade the …