Jeff Beal

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Scrum and Projects

vait_mcright / PixabayI need to get something off my chest. It’s a personal thing, so don’t mind me. But maybe it will get you thinking also. It’s …

7 Characteristics of Remarkably Awesome Job Candidates (Make Sure Your Next Hire Has What It Takes)

Hiring great people can make your business great too. So why not hire great people?<p>When you have a job vacancy to fill and you start the recruiting process, you'll naturally want to hire people who have the skills and experience required to start working right away and without a lot of extra …

Trans Women and Cis Women Are Different, And That's OK

Trans and cis women have very different experiences of womanhood — as TERFs love to point out — but that doesn't make either experience any less …

UI Designer Shares His Top 19 Bite-Sized Design Tips From Year’s Worth Of Advice

Some of you might already be familiar with UI designer Steve Schoger. Last month, DesignTAXI featured his free-to-download poster for web developers …

What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, this was …

Leadership

The 10 Obsessions You Need to Have to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

You get rich by fixating on getting rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a successful entrepreneur and achieving millionaire status isn’t easy -- less than 10 percent of the U.S. population ever reaches this goal. Most people give up along the way, becoming …

Self-improvement

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> …

SOLID Principles-simple and easy explanation

SOLID Principles is a coding standard that all developers should have a clear concept for developing software in a proper way to avoid a bad design. …

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

What You Can Learn From Steve Jobs About Distorting the Truth to Advance Your Vision

The "reality distortion field" is how great leaders inspire.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you have one essential job -- to manifest the impossible. To bring to life that which others have said is not possible. This is what Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, …

Motivation

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

2 Books That Will Change Your Mindset And Business (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

There are lots of books out there that everyone has read. There are others which are slightly less known, but that are written by some of the best practitioners in the world.<p><i>"If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll think like everyone else thinks."</i>--Ryan Holiday<p>Like many people who read …

Self-improvement

Build Really Strong Teams Using These 5 Uncommonly Powerful Secrets

Teams are an extremely powerful tool for getting the most out of the most important resource you have: your human resource.<p>One of the biggest challenges for business leaders is getting the right group of people together on a team that will deliver the results you desire for your company. Business …

4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is, <i>by what standard</i><i>?</i> Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

I Leave The House And Everyone Thinks I’m Woman, So Who Cares What I Have In My Pants?

Many people have asked me in the past if I would have surgery to “correct” my body, but to me there is nothing to correct<p>Channel 4<p>My name is Brooke …

Transwomen

Southwest and United Airlines: This 1 Simple Quote Explains the Huge Difference

It's not really about what either of them did last month, or the month before. It's about what they've done over the years.<p>There's a big difference between United Airlines and Southwest Airlines, and it comes down to a quote from Maya Angelou:<p><i>"People may not remember exactly what you did, or what</i> …

Pansexual is not the same as bisexual. Janelle Monáe is bringing visibility to us all.

<i>Letter to the editor:</i><p>As a bisexual, queer person, I am rejoicing over singer and actress Janelle Monáe’s brave decision to come out as a pansexual, queer black woman — and I know I’m not alone. Not only is she proudly living her own truth, she is bringing visibility to others like me whose sexual …

LGBTQI

5 Signs That Instantly Identify a Leader with True Emotional Intelligence

This is what the best leaders do to gain trust and win the hearts and minds of people.<p>What do emotional intelligence and authenticity have in common? Everything. In its most stripped down form, being emotionally-intelligent means being an authentic person.<p>Yet authenticity doesn't come natural, …

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Management

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

16 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

High achievement isn't an accident.<p>High achievement in business and life involves intention. Meaning, it's not going to happen accidentally. Here are the things more than a dozen successful executives do every day because they say it's a habit that makes a difference.<p>1. Say no without saying …

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

Not Being a Lousy Manager Comes Down to Displaying These 3 Rare Behaviors

We can learn a lot from the practice of servant leadership.<p>U.S. companies will spend literally billions of dollars annually on leadership development programs to strengthen their high-potential talent. Fact is, there's a drastic leadership shortage in the pipeline across industries, and executives …

Leadership

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

Research: Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence?

You’ve probably encountered managers you admire more for their technical skills than for their actual leadership skills.<p>Perhaps it’s the familiarity of this experience that lends the Peter Principle its popular appeal. The Peter Principle, laid out in a 1969 book by Dr. Laurence J. Peter, describes …

3 Questions You Need to Ask Before Starting a Business, According to a Top Entrepreneur

This is how you build a successful business.<p>Entrepreneurs tend to get caught up in the maze of "shiny objects", and as a result, steer their business off-course. Look, I get it. For many first-time entrepreneurs, the biggest concern is running out of money. So they will try pretty much everything …

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same forces rocking businesses are also overwhelming employees, driving up their fear, and compromising their capacity.<p>It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite …

Stanford Research Explains Lack of Women in Tech: Men Make Them Unwelcome Before They Even Apply

Startups are worst of all.<p>Google engineer James Damore famously suggested that there are few women in technology jobs because we're biologically unsuited for those rules. Now research from Stanford reveals a simpler explanation: Technology recruiters on college campuses subtly make it clear from …