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Tactics for Asking Good Follow-Up Questions

Whether you are looking to hire someone, decide whether to trust someone, or enter a business partnership, the better you are at judging people, the better off you will be. Unfortunately, most people are just plain bad at reading others. Several decades of research among psychologists has indicated …

The Remedy for Unproductive Busyness

Raise your hand if you feel busy. Keep it up, still, if you think the busyness is hurting your productivity. If your hand is still up, then you should keep on reading.<p>It’s very easy to succumb to the temptation of staying busy even when it is counterproductive: It is the way our brains are wired. …

Time Management

A Story from Google Shows You Don’t Need Power to Drive Strategy

Brian Fitzpatrick joined Google as a senior software engineer in 2005, shortly after the company’s IPO. Brian specialized in open-source software development and he quickly became a champion within the company for various initiatives focused on end users.<p>One such project addressed a user’s control …

Management

The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company

Can you think of any business topic that’s been hotter for longer than innovation? Trouble is, it’s hard to think of any business challenge where real pro­gress has been harder to come by. By now, your company probably has a new busi­ness incubator, an idea wiki, a disciplined process for mining …

Innovation

Retirement Planning Needs a Better UX

President Obama recently called for a new fiduciary standard for retirement plan advisors, saying, “the rules governing retirement investments were written 40 years ago … I am calling on the DOL to update the rules.” You might have missed this story — or at least assumed that designing a fiduciary …

Retirement

NATO Special Forces Probably Aren't What You'd Expect

When it comes to special forces, turns out NATO is less about covert ops and more about computers.<p>Around 150 miles from the Russian border, a dozen tan tents surrounded by razor wire covered the tarmac of a nondescript airfield in southern Estonia — a frontline for the military alliance as …

Special Forces

Berlin still detonating live WWII bombs buried deep underground

Unexploded World War II bombs haunt Germany, 70 years after the war ended.<p>Every year, more than 2,000 tonnes of live bombs are found and stockpiled.<p>Police explosive expert Detlef Jaab has defused or detonated thousands of them over the years in a high-security Berlin forest.<p>“Last year there were 56 …

This dangerous practice allows police to injure suspects without ever laying a hand on them

An investigation is under way to determine exactly how 25-year-old Freddie Gray sustained his fatal injuries while in the back of a Baltimore PD police van last month.<p>Gray was arrested in April on suspicion of possessing a switchblade and died a week later after suffering a severe spinal cord …

Justice

Boko Haram 'captives' arrive at Nigeria refugee camp

A group of nearly 300 women and girls, which the Nigerian army says were freed from Boko Haram militants earlier this week, have been taken to a refugee camp in north-eastern Nigeria.<p>They had travelled for three days from the vast Sambisa forest where they were rescued, according to the army.<p>The …

Africa

Don’t Expect the Cities to Get Better

Freddie Gray is dead and Baltimore is enraged—but don’t expect Washington to make any meaningful progress on how we handle our blighted cities.<p>So …

10 travel destinations trending this summer

The results are based on the most-searched places, with major music events, art festivals, and sporting competitions driving demand.<p>From Reykjavik, Iceland, to Hyderabad, India, here's where everyone wants to travel this summer.

Festivals

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Replay: Detailing Biggest Moments of Explosive Fight

Floyd Mayweather looks to have finally ended the years-long debate about whether he or Manny Pacquiao is the superior fighter. The 38-year-old moved to a perfect 48-0 in the ring with a unanimous-decision victory over Pacquiao.<p>According to HBO Boxing, the judges scored it 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 …

Boxing

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

<b>60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.It may …

Education Technology

Floyd Mayweather wants to fight me after Pacquiao - Amir Khan

<b>Britain's Amir Khan says Floyd Mayweather's manager told him "let's get that fight on" after the American beat Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.</b><p>Mayweather, 38, took his unbeaten record to 48 fights with a one-sided points victory over Pacquiao.<p>Khan, 28, who takes on former light-welterweight world …

Boxing

My Struggle With the Last Great Taboo: Admitting My Salary

I was 21 and they wanted to pay me $21,000 a year to be a full time staff writer. A thousand bucks for every year of life. That sounded decent. How …

Kim Jong-un vows to launch more satellites into space

North Korea leader has urged country's scientists to work harder to 'further glorify the (North) as a space power'<p><b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to launch more "satellites" in order to become a space power, state media said Sunday, despite global condemnation on past launches, dubbed …

ADHD and Adults: 3 Myths About Getting Organized

There are many misconceptions about getting organized for adults with ADHD. Believing these misconceptions can quickly stall and sabotage your …

Australian federal police to break silence over role in Bali Nine executions

Pressure mounts on AFP to explain tip-off to Indonesia about Bali Nine drug smugglers as Labor says Australia needs to push for global end to death penalty<p>The Australian federal police (AFP) leadership team will break their silence on Monday over the force’s role in the Bali Nine’s arrest in …

Asia

Three Generous Perks That Cost Almost Nothing And Keep Employees Happy

These benefits seem overly generous but won’t cost your company much at all.<p><b>Unlimited vacation.</b> Netflix, Zynga, Groupon and software developer VMWare impose no limits on employee vacation time. Mass staff exodus to Tahiti? Hardly. A 2014 Glassdoor survey found that more than half of U.S. workers …

The Workplace

Find the 15-Minute Competitive Advantage

Just because this is a time of transformation doesn’t mean that it’s easy to sell transformational ideas. Economic uncertainty has reduced the audience for bold, grand rhetoric. Besides, even in boom times innovation is risky. Innovators often have to ease anxieties by sounding conservative while …

How Social Media Made Me Better... At Almost Anything

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>It started with coffee. The local coffeehouse I frequent every morning is literally alive with conversation- a vibrant exchange of ideas that never …

Public Relations

5 Simple Steps Toward More Mindful Meetings

If your employees are tuning out or making to-do lists during meetings, they might not be the issue. Help them stay present with these tips.<p>In dinner conversations and corporate conference rooms around the world, mindfulness and meditation are becoming increasingly common discussion topics.<p>At the …

Mindfulness

Seth's Blog

When you ask someone if they would use your new product, buy your new widget or participate in your new service once it's ready, you will get a lie …

Professional Business Coaching: Understanding the Pros and Cons

5/21/2014 | Dorie Clark<p>We all know that you can't keep doing the same thing and expect to get different results. One of the best ways to shake up …

The Art of Communicating Employee Expectations

Photo illustration by Dreamstime.<p>“<i>The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.</i>” — <b>George Bernard Shaw, Irish</b> …

Beyond Repeat Customers: Building Brand Attachment

For many organizations, repeat customers are the sign of brand loyalty. However, at Disney Institute, we believe that true brand loyalty is something entirely different and far more meaningful.<p>For many organizations, repeat customers are the sign of brand loyalty. However, at <i>Disney Institute</i>, we …

Customer Experience

To Make Tomorrow Great, Start It Today | Inc.com

Mornings are the most productive time for people--especially highly successful people. The best way to maximize your mornings is to spend an hour at the end of each day prepping for the start of the next. Here are the 7 steps that will help you do just that.<p>1. <b>Write down the most important things</b> …

Time Management

Work From Home? 8 Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity | Inc.com

When it comes to setting up your home office, you probably have the basics down. Your chair is comfy, your computer setup ergonomically correct, and your iPad dock all ready to play your favorite tunes. You've probably even warned away the kids and made sure all your tech needs are taken care …

Productivity

15 Ways to Find More Time to Think | Inc.com

One of the smartest entrepreneurs I know, a man who is generally positive and upbeat, was complaining.<p>He had just offered one of his senior people a substantial promotion--and raise--but it would mean the employee would have to move to the other side of the country, uprooting his wife and their …

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