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5 Ways to Become a Better Manager

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ineffective managers do a lot of damage in today’s business world. Their actions and attitudes can lead to decreased engagement and productivity along with increased turnover and even lawsuits. The number-one reason people leave a company …

Employee Engagement

Missed Alarms and 40 Million Stolen Credit Card Numbers: How Target Blew It

The biggest retail hack in U.S. history wasn’t particularly inventive, nor did it appear destined for success. In the days prior to Thanksgiving …

Why Agile Isn't Working: Bringing Common Sense to Agile Principles

Much of agile's success is due to the fact that it "sells" so well by promising solutions to perennial IT concerns: projects that run over budget and …

Best Advice: Pay Attention to Detail

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share the best advice they've ever received. Read all the posts here.</i><p>I've been in the …

Steve Jobs

The Myth of the Bell Curve

There is a long standing belief in business that people performance follows the <b>Bell Curve</b> (also called the Normal Distribution). This belief has been …

Human Resources

Are You an Overwhelmed Employee? New Research Says Yes.

We just completed one of the largest-ever studies of corporate talent and HR needs around the world — the Deloitte 2014 Human Capital Trends Study. …

Employee Engagement

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Had His Top Execs Read These Three Books

At the beginning of the week I flew up to Seattle for a rare on-camera interview with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for CNBC. (You can view the full …

Jeff Bezos

The 5 Traits Of A Company's 'Top Talent'

Let's start with GPA's and test scores since most of us have always worried about how we "stack up". Laszlo Bock, The SVP of People Operations at Google said in a recent interview with New York Times' Adam Bryant that GPA's and test scores don't predict anything about who is going to be a …

Employment