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The One Incredible Perk of Buying Your Car Through Costco

That small Costco membership fee feels like pennies when you start comparing it to the numerous discounts available to Costco customers. <i>Especially</i> …

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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 …

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

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 …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

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15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

Golf on Ireland's top courses with a nine-day tour

Golf where you want, when you want on a custom nine-day tour through Ireland organized by Brendan Vacations.<p>Take your pick of iconic golf courses — Portmarnock, Ballybunion, Royal Dublin, Waterville, Adare and Lahinch — and have tee times booked for you.<p>Want to take a day off? You can explore …

The 3 Phrases That Will Slowly Kill Your Business (And What to Say Instead)

Business owners and employees must believe their companies can achieve anything they envision. Avoid these 3 toxic phrases if you want to grow.<p>The single most powerful tool in a business owner's toolbox, which can either harm or help their businesses, is their mindset. Especially in the hardest …

5 Tricks to Make Meetings With Your Employees Much More Efficient

The best part? Meetings take less than 15 minutes to pull off.<p>No matter how you slice it, the most effective form of communication to this day between managers and their employees involves one-on-one meetings done in person.<p>I know what you're thinking: "How am I going to find the time for this? …

5 Unique Things Good Leaders Do Daily (But Mere Managers Fear)

These habits lead to loyal workers who, in turn, work harder to get results.<p>One of the biggest mistakes managers make that leads to turnover, when done repeatedly and intentionally, is hoarding and withholding information.<p>The real reason they do it? It's about power and control. And control is one …

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

5 Lessons From a Former Navy SEAL That Will Change the Way You View Leadership Forever

These hard-won Navy SEAL leadership lessons from the height of the Iraq War can help you become a better leader, entrepreneur, and business owner.<p>During the height of the Iraq War, thousands of US Navy SEALs lead some of the toughest and most dangerous missions across insurgent-held cities in Iraq …

I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company, you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

5 Bad Leadership Habits That Will Make You Look Totally Unprofessional

Some of these unprofessional behaviors may be excusable. But three strikes, and you're out.<p>Forrest Gump famously quipped about the unpredictability of life when he said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."<p>That metaphor of life certainly applies to the …

10 Ways Leaders Think Differently

To create value for a business, you need to be able to do more than just put together a fancy presentation and come up with long, impressive words at meetings.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With so much technology and information at our hands today, we can't become …

The 4 Secrets of Remarkably Effective Leaders

The best leaders organize, plan, and execute with talent and skill, and they also practice these habits.<p>Despite what we may believe, there's more to being a leader than simply leading or telling their people what to do. In fact, good leadership involves a number of other valuable traits.<p>The best …

Here are the 9 best US housing markets for investment

Wikimedia CommonsHomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm, has named the nine best housing markets for single-family rental home investors in the first quarter of 2017.<p>The firm uses data on over 110 million homes and 200,000 neighborhoods to compile their list.<p>Here are the top …

18 Questions the Best Leaders Use to Develop, Engage, and Retain Their Staff

Your employees want to know you care about their careers.<p>One of the primary reasons employees become disengaged is that they feel undervalued and that their manager is not taking an interest in their career development. When I ask the leaders I coach why they don't do this, they say it's because …

Great Leaders Always Make Sure Employees Know the Answer to These 3 Questions

You're asking for trouble if you don't answer these questions.<p>I've been testing a very popular app called Basecamp lately.<p>You might know it if you read <i>Inc. Magazine</i> or have ever visited a startup.<p>It's a popular project manager, but it's designed with a bit more flair than most task-based tools. You …

Cheeseburger Spring Rolls

What you need<p>Ingredients<p>300g beef mince<br>• 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce<br>• 1/2 tsp garlic powder<br>• 1/2 tsp black pepper<br>• 1 tsp salt<br>• 1 small onion, finely chopped<br>• 1 …

Muffins Steak & Ale Tin Pies

• Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.<br>• In a large mixing bowl combine beef, flour and salt.<br>• Heat a tablespoon of oil in a casserole dish and brown the beef all …

Utica Greens Recipe

This is a traditional dish from Upstate New York, Utica Greens.It is a signature side dish for the Italian-Americans who live in Utica, and is …

A hidden bar or restaurant in each state

The Marble Ring opened in Birmingham, Ala. at the end of 2016. Reach the roaring '20s-inspired bar by walking through Hot Diggity Dogs and picking up the receiver in the phone booth to see if any tables are available. Inside, patrons are treated to a large crystal chandelier, a marble bar, leather …

17 Super Foods That Make Easy On-Course Snacks

We all know that feeling. You've made it to the halfway house, your gut's rumbling, you're light headed and just bogeyed the last hole. You're three hours away from the 19th hole (maybe your partners are slow players). There's something on the grill that started out as a hot dog earlier today. A …

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6 Things That Kills Employee Morale

What makes you happy at work? Maybe you have a great boss who gives you the freedom to be creative, rewards you for going the extra mile, and helps you to reach your career goals.<p>Maybe you have none of the above and are updating your résumé as we speak.<p>It's pretty incredible how often you hear …

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