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10 Things Employers Do That Make Their Best People Quit | Inc.com

Companies spend billions of dollars every year on the recruiting and interviewing process. Why? Because they want to make sure they're hiring the best.<p>What many employers forget, though, is they need to work just as hard to keep their people around.<p>Think about it: The better someone is at their …

Employment

It Started As a Joke and Turned Into a Startup That Raised $1 Million in Funding

Is your startup struggling to gain traction? Imagine generating interest in a toilet paper company...<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Everyone wipes, right? Besides, who wouldn’t want to get free toilet paper while saving our planet?”<p>That’s what founder and CEO Scott …

Mobile Devices

“Let others succeed”: Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s simple but effective leadership style

Sundar Pichai doesn’t exactly seem part of the brash, big-ego club of Silicon Valley’s top leaders, but few can doubt the soft-spoken engineer’s talent and temerity.<p>When, only a decade after joining Google, the low-profile executive was appointed CEO in August 2015, the analysis of Pichai’s …

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

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 …

How to Write a Blog Post that Sells: The 5-Step Blueprint

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Here's What Introverts Find So Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from you.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning these …

4 Piercing Interview Questions That Expose the Heart of a Job Candidate

I want to hear what it'll be like to work with them while they're grappling with a new problem.<p><i>What is the best interview question you have ever used or heard? 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>…

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read

The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who highly recommend these …

Customer Service

Do We Prefer Leaders Who Are More Like Dictators?

Most leadership books will tell you a democratic, all-inclusive leadership style is best -- here's why they could be wrong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew have in common? If …

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead

It doesn't matter how compelling your presentation is if you haven't grabbed your audience's attention in the first few seconds.<p>Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your …

CEOs have strikingly similar résumés — here's how to make yours look more like theirs

<b>• CEOs tend to have certain things in common when it comes to their résumés.</b><p><b>• Job site Zippia recently looked through 7 million résumés to get a sense of the top skills CEOs tend to emphasize.</b><p><b>• Many CEOs major in some business-related field, among other findings.</b><p>Want to give your résumé a boost?<p>Try …

CEOs

How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge …

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

3 Rules for Becoming an Operationally Excellent Leader

Unless you've mastered these operational fundamentals, your organization will always be vulnerable to the competition.<p>Imagine you have a brilliant friend. He's always full of great ideas. Unfortunately, this friend rarely brushes his teeth, never flosses, and showers only occasionally. So when he …

Why This Ancient Leadership Practice Is Suddenly All the Rage

Welcome to the renewed ranks of the Stoics.<p>The Founding Fathers of the American Revolution are commonly thought of as Stoics, in the sense that they were uncomplaining, long-suffering--and effective at achieving their goal.<p>George Washington, for example, did not relish his position as head of the …

How I Turned My Side Hustle Into a Career That Earns 10x the Salary of My Day Job

One article changed everything.<p>Ever since I was a kid I've always worked more than one job at a time. Some of my extra jobs were fun little ways to earn a few dollars--like mystery shopping. Others were a way to gain valuable experience that I wasn't getting in my day job--like teaching college …

How to Build a Profitable Side Hustle While Working Full Time

Follow these four steps to make your side hustle a success.<p>Dreaming of becoming your own boss? You're not alone. Tons of people wish they could quit their job and work for themselves, and some are even making it happen.<p>Today more than ever, working from home and starting your own business is a …

Seven Guiding Principles For True Leadership Success

Taking a true measure of our leadership success is no easy task. Do we measure net profit? Gross revenue? Customer satisfaction and loyalty? EBITDA? Quarterly results? Stock price? Social responsibility? While all these yardsticks are crucial, do they really get to the essence of what sustains …

Millennials Perceive 'Good Leadership' Differently Than Everyone Else--and They're Right

Millennials get a bad rap. Here's what leaders should really know about the U.S.'s largest workforce.<p>I was recently working with the CEO of a large technology firm in Boston who, over dinner, began venting about his employees. He told me that many of them felt entitled, were lazy, and expected …

I ate lunch away from my desk for a week and was shocked by how it affected my productivity

It goes a little something like this: More time spent working equals more to-dos taken care of.<p>Seems pretty obvious, right?<p>Well, I'm about to challenge everything you think you know about getting stuff done.<p>For years, I was never someone who took a lunch break. I work from home, and my lunch hour …

The One Question Missing From Job Interviews

It's often said that employees don't leave bad companies, they leave bad managers.<p>And on the flip side, the teams that accomplish the most are those led by managers who know how to best support and develop their direct reports.<p>Yet it's striking that in job interviews the topic of managing people is …

Ten Sticky Topics Every Healthy Team Talks About

If you want a healthy team you have to step out of the bubble and talk about human topics. Too many teams run on a fake energy fueled by politeness and our lifelong training to hit whatever goals are put in front of us. That energy can only take your team so far.<p>If you want to go to a higher level …

The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF<p>Managers want employees to put in long days, respond to their emails at all hours, and willingly donate their off-hours — nights, weekends, vacation — without complaining. The underlings in this equation have little control; overwork cascades from the top of the …

Employment

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

10 Signs You Really Are a Leader (and Might Not Know It)

Usually, the people who influence us the most aren't even aware of it.<p>We often feel that to be a leader you need to be born a leader, or be drawn to leadership, or have a leader-ly position.<p>We think of leadership as a title that has to be deserved or earned.<p>But leaders are rarely, if ever, born. If …

What’s Worse than a Difficult Conversation? Avoiding One.

As a leader, how can you confront the truth about a situation without fearing rejection, or disagree with someone clearly and cleanly without obsessing about causing offense?<p>I have been an executive with major corporations, including PepsiCo, Shell, and BBC Worldwide, as well as a change …

5 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do Every Day

Controlling micro-managers will fear these the most.<p>Before founding my company, I got to witness firsthand the leadership styles of many former executives at previous companies. You name it, I saw it -- bravado and swagger, power and prestige, bullyism and micro-management.<p>Looking back, none of …

One Promise You Should Never Believe

The week before I was fired for the first and only time, I read an article on the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> blog (HBR.org) called “Promises You Should …