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Strategies To Develop Your Leadership Skills

Some people are born leaders, but everyone can develop the necessary skill set with some practice, let's explore how<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The possibility of reaching the top in …

Leadership

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Employment

7 Gmail Secrets From a Former Google Employee

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything …

Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

“The consequences of not identifying and addressing conflicts and corrosive team dynamics are always dire,” says <b>Laura Gates</b>, whose work as an …

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says

(credit: Getty)A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers …

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 …

We finally know the purpose of the mysterious Seychelles meeting between Russians and Trump associates

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here.</i><p>Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly gathered enough evidence to conclude that the January 2017 meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump, a Russian banker, and a representative of the United Arab Emirates in the …

Donald Trump

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Here's Why Tony Robbins Starts Every Day With 'Priming' (and You Should Too)

Tony Robbins kick-starts every day with a routine he calls "priming."<p>Tony Robbins starts each day with the same routine-- he calls it priming. It's a cool mixture of breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation that gets you primed for your day. It reminds me very much of the self-fulfilling …

Most Doctors Have Little or No Management Training, and That’s a Problem

Rising pressure to achieve better medical outcomes with increasingly limited financial resources has created an acute need for more physician leaders. Several studies (including this one) have shown that doctors want to be led by other doctors; they trust physician leaders to make the right …

How a 'zero-based calendar' can boost your productivity and protect your personal time

Wasted time may be a thing of the past.<p>Consultant and professional speaker Melanie Deziel is always busy, but she has a clever way to make time work in her favor. She puts everything — no matter how small or seemingly trivial — on her calendar.<p>This ‘zero-based calendar’ concept, created by Cathryn …

5 common email subject lines you need to stop using

I sent my first email when I was in middle school. So, needless to say, I have a lot of experience with the concept.<p>But even with all of that experience, I don't always send clear messages that make people say, "I know exactly what Rich wants!"<p>And that problem typically starts with my subject …

Middle School

It's Not Magic: You Can Have Amazing Executive Presence

If you don't, it could be holding you back in your career<p>You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>As an executive coach, I often hear similar frustrations from many of my clients around the world. These leaders are ready to move up …

The Emotionally Intelligent Manager’s Guide To Leading Remote Teams

There’s no videoconferencing platform more powerful than a dose of empathy.<p>Earlier this year IBM followed other big companies like Aetna in turning back to more traditional work arrangements. The tech giant drew criticism for telling thousands of remote employees to re-acclimate to office life or …

How To Spot The One Employee Who Should Never Work At Your Company

We’ve been honored to pick the brains of numerous leaders throughout our careers. In fact, we often discuss how lucky we both are to get a glimpse into how many of these leaders think. However, during a recent interview, we were more than surprised when David Novak, the former CEO of one of the …

3 common email mistakes that kill productivity at work

<b>• Business Insider reached out to three productivity experts to figure out what everyday tasks are a huge drain on our productivity.</b><p><b>• They all said</b> …

Time Management

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers

For starters, it's a mistake to think that a high-performing employee should be promoted to management.<p>In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop …

Ace Your First Impression: Then Follow These 7 Steps to Keep Impressing

OK, you got them to like you, at first. This successful CEO shares how to keep the party going.<p>Most people focus on making a good first impression, but neglect to plan how they will continue the relationship in the future. Of course, making a good first impression is important. But sometimes what …

The Key Differences Between Culture, Purpose And Employee Engagement

I have several favorite chocolate bars. Crunchie is one. Toffee and chocolate. What a combination. So too is a Reese Cup. Peanut butter and chocolate? Yes please. And don’t get me started about a caramel-filled Dairy Milk bar from England.<p>As your mouth waters and the endorphins kick into high gear, …

Employee Engagement

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned …

50 writing productivity ideas

Writing for a living is a grind.<p>Every day you must summon the will to scratch out words in a pleasing, productive manner. Writers are locked in an …

Emotional intelligence: why it matters and how to teach it

Teaching young people skills such as active listening, self-awareness and empathy can equip them to succeed both academically and socially<p>In our work with schools, it’s now commonplace for us to hear those in education talking about helping students (and staff) develop their emotional intelligence. …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Over the last decade, I’ve conducted thousands of 360-degree feedback interviews with the colleagues of the leaders I coach. My goal with these sessions is to get a better sense of my clients’ strengths and weaknesses, but more often than not, the feedback isn’t particularly useful.<p>How do you give …

Columbus Day has been controversial since it was established, and its history is even more gruesome than you realize

<b>• Some locales around the US have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.</b><p><b>• Observance of the holiday in North America dates back to colonial times.</b><p>• <b>The general public has become increasingly aware of the dark side of Christopher Columbus's legacy, causing controversy.</b><p>Columbus Day has …

World History

12 Apps That Help You Stay Connected to Remote Teams

As more companies build remote teams, finding the right software to keep your team in sync is critical to production and growth. We asked 12 founders …

3 Simple Ways to Sharpen Your Mental Focus

Corporate coach Chris Majer explains how a simple breathing technique can improve your daily routine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is nothing easy about being an entrepreneur. When you own a business, all of the weight is on your shoulders. You are responsible …

Entrepreneurship

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …