Start by understanding your strengths. The business world seems to be dominated by extroverts. They speak up in meetings, they network well, and people admire them for their charismatic and outgoing personalities.
Pay-for-performance is prevalent in the United States. In fact, the majority of companies depend on the incentive, either through bonuses, commissions, or profit sharing. But how does it affect employees?
This CEO keeps an open mind when deciding how best to serve her clients. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District
Great quotes can be inspirational and motivational. They can guide your life, love and career. Here are 50 of the best. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Great quotes can inspirational
You are only as good as your team. It is your job as a leader to set the bar, inspire, and motivate your team to reach greatness. Sitting back and focusing only on your personal goals will not benefit
Leadership is bestowed on whoever is willing to make decisions and take responsibility for the consequences. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Close your eyes for a second
If you’ve ever been involved with sales, then you know that it’s not for the faint of heart. Whether it’s selling a pair of sneakers at a store, a new heating system to homeowners or pitching a startup
In 1980, a young Harvard Business School professor named Michael Porter published Competitive Strategy, which drove thinking on the subject for the next 30 years. In essence, he argued that you build competitive
How do you respond under pressure? If you tend to have an emotional reaction to challenging situations, you'll find that it overrides your objectivity. It's difficult to think reasonably and to problem-solve
Leadership is about setting direction and managing change. Leaders determine the goal that needs to be achieved (i.e., setting direction) and navigates the path to get there, defining ways to overcome
Imagine reporting to someone in a leadership role and suddenly it dawns on you: This person just isn't cut out to be a leader. This is a thought that runs through the minds of employees every day--perhaps
Based on my own business experience of many years on both sides of the owner-employee role, I believe that one of the quickest ways to improve your employee career is to think like an owner. Conversely,
With computers being the way of the world, the odds are pretty high that a lot of what you try to shove into your brain will come at you through a screen. To make sure more of the information really sticks
Great leaders give their employees the training, the resources, and tools to excel at their jobs. Naturally you want to provide the tech tools that keep your employees productive and happy. But spending
Many entrepreneurs have taken to wearing the same thing day in and day out, to reduce decision fatigue and free up their time to focus on more important matters. Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and the Steve
What makes a good leader? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Luis Elizondo, Director
This past week news broke of a serious higher education scandal where 800 families were involved in lying and bribing to get their kids into targeted universities. This hit me viscerally because what are
When you hear someone ask, “Can I give you some feedback?” at work, how do you react? If you’re like most professionals, stress will start to course through your system as you instantly brace yourself
When it comes to Big Data, these computer science terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. While it may sound confusing, it is actually simple to differentiate the terms you
Supply chain disruptions are a growing challenge for businesses large and small. Trade wars, hurricanes, cyber threats, Brexit, border tensions, tainted food – what isn’t there to worry about these days?
“I wish I had understood how different the job was before I started.” – Paul Foster CEO, Sellafield As an executive onboarding into a new role, do not trust your first impressions and instincts. This what
Employee engagement is a hot commodity that has launched a million blog posts and continues to keep CEOs awake at night. There are many things you can buy, and a lot of changes your company can make, the
Quite a few startups start randomly and organically. And the teams of those startups can also be assembled or chosen in an unorganized manner. The startup team might be the result of friends, fellow workers,
Many senior male managers are reportedly responding to the #MeToo movement with a better-safe-than-sorry attitude and are pulling back from mentoring women. This backlash has little basis in reality. accusations
If you’re a corporate leader and you don’t remember William Powers and Jeffrey Skilling, you should. For they were the Alpha and Omega of arguably the most consequential corporate scandal in American history.
Another day, another change. Such is a day in the life of every CEO and senior executive I encounter. Consider one client, a senior vice president of sales at a global payments company experiencing her
As a manager it’s tempting to want to spend time on lofty strategic issues, but the reality is it’s often the small stuff that makes a big difference in your employees’ day-to-day experience of work. engagement
I recently interviewed Pete Hayes, a Principal with a CMO placement firm that has unusually high NPS scores. What that means is that they’ve found a way to defy the gravitational pull that is short CMO