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Four Common Mistakes That Can Derail Any Negotiation

Whether you're haggling for a deal on a car or trying to get your desired salary, there are variety of situations in which you find yourself …

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Why Managers Should Handle Employee Stress During A Financial Crisis

Robert Weisz, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Organizational Development at the IAE Aix-en-Provence and at The Berlin School of Creative Leadership, spoke in a Tent Talk at the Berlin School on emotional intelligence and the need for managers to be aware of their employees’ stress levels, …

What to Do If a Conversation Is Turning Loud and Aggressive

HBR STAFF<p>“Come on, folks — act like investors. What questions do you have?” chided Mel, the CEO of a financial services firm, in a meeting with 50 of his fellow senior managers. The firm was contemplating a management buyout from their parent company, and the stakes were huge, as each of the …

What Separates Great HR Leaders from the Rest

HR seems to have become every manager and employee’s favorite corporate punching bag, vying with IT for the dubious title of most-irritating function. We have seen a parade of articles recently calling for HR to be blown up, split in two, or at the very least, redesigned.<p>Perhaps this is a good …

Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There

Genius, as Thomas A. Edison famously declared, may be 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. But building a company employees truly love reverses the equation: it’s almost all inspiration, and sweat has only a little to do with it. This is the unexpected conclusion of new research from Bain & …

Motivating Millennials Takes More than Flexible Work Policies

A 2015 Gallup Poll found that Millennials are the least engaged cohort in the workplace, with only 28.9% saying that they are engaged at work. This, combined with high turnover rates and greater freelance and entrepreneurial opportunities, means that if companies want to retain these valued …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Firing Someone

Years ago I heard the statement, “Discharge is the capital punishment of organizational life.” What nonsense! If our metaphor for termination is capital punishment, no wonder organizations and their managers are so hesitant to fire a poor performer.<p>The appropriate metaphor? A no-fault divorce. As …

The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Praise at Work

In <i>The Happiness Advantage</i>, I describe an experience with a leader at a Fortune 100 company who told me, “We don’t need a happiness program, we <i>pay</i> people to be engaged.” This is a surprisingly common refrain from unenlightened leaders, an assumption based upon the belief that pay equals engagement. …

Workers blaming weight gain on job stress

Perhaps it’s time to step up workplace wellness efforts: The majority of workers say they’ve gained weight because of their job.<p>According to a recent …

Why Entrepreneurship Should Be Taught Starting in Junior High School

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Education and entrepreneurship leaders have been buzzing about the major investments universities are making in entrepreneurship and startup programs. That excitement isn’t hurt by the fact that the <i>New York Times</i> wrote about these …

4 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Donald Trump

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“If I don’t win, I’ll consider this a total and complete waste of time”</i> -- Donald Trump<p>Love him or hate him, the Republican candidate and New Hampshire GOP victor Donald Trump can sometimes say something extremely powerful.<p>The above quote …

The 5 Most Successful Work Environments (and the 5 Worst)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are hundreds of different work-environment characteristics: Some can be easily measured and quantified -- examples being the amount of office space available and the color of the walls. And some are more qualitative -- such as …

The 5 Most Common Excuses of Wannabe Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be an entrepreneur, but you aren’t already, what’s stopping you?<p>Personally, like many in the entrepreneurial community, I’m of a mind that anyone can be an entrepreneur. With free resources available from government …

'Perspective-Taking' and How to Close an Investor in 3 Minutes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Now that you have your big idea, how do you launch the venture of your dreams? This question is a tough one to answer. Your friends, family or colleagues will advise you that the next step to launching a venture is raising money. But …

How I Went From $40,000 in Debt to a Millionaire by Age 30

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I came from a family where money was always an issue. My father was a union electrician who brought in a nice, but not exceptional, living. My mom was a stay at-home mom turned jobbie-entrepreneur (as I talked about here). But, money was …

Are You Technical Enough? Here's How It Affects Your Leadership Skills

Fifty years ago management theorists had an expansive view of the role of general managers. The mantra was, “A manager is a manager and they can manage anything.” They believed a good general manager could move from managing a retail shoe company to functioning as the general manager in a precision …

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