Dwaine Marfori

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Ask these 7 questions in a job interview to land the perfect candidate

How many quarters would you need to stack to reach the height of the Empire State Building? How many ping-pong balls fit in a school bus? How do you …

Employment

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>Success can become a catalyst for</i> …

Self-improvement

The One Set of Skills Every Leader Needs (but Many Lack)

No one is born a leader. You may start with a gift of leadership, but you have to work hard to develop it fully.<p>What makes a good leader?<p>The answer varies widely depending whom you ask. Whether you're talking to researchers or practitioners, there's not a lot of consensus. But there's one trait …

Chasing Dolphins in Maui

If you are lucky enough to go standup paddling in the ocean on a regular basis, encountering dolphins is the norm. Yet somehow, no matter how many …

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

4 Secrets to Improve Your Startup's Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most startup disasters are caused by a failure to connect with the customer. The commonly acknowledged startup killers -- premature scaling, running out of capital and a lack of market interest -- all have a root in broken sales …

Entrepreneurship

7 criteria for choosing a startup advisor

One of the first questions many founders ask is whether and when they should form an advisory board. Advisors can be valuable extended members of the management team. Good advisors can share their experience on a range of subjects – technology, go-to-market, personnel, etc. – and they can make …

Management

Here’s How I Launched My Startup Without Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders

Do you possess this crucial leadership quality? If not, here's how to get it.<p>Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which …

7 Tactics to Motivate Employees (Other Than Handing Out Wads of Cash)

Look for the motivational moments. Communicate often. And practice the art of explaining the why.<p>There's a big pile of cash in the break room. Guess how long it will take to motivate your employees to go grab a handful? Likely not too long<p>Then again, how often can you hand out wads of cash?<p>For most …

Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

Most leaders know what strong motivation looks like. When I ask leadership development clients to describe the type of motivation they’d like to see in their teams, they mention qualities such as persistence, being a self-starter, having a sense of accountability for and commitment to achieving …

The BEST 360 Camera Options You Can Buy RIGHT NOW

It used to be that a camera that recorded 1080p video was good enough. Then it was 4K video. Now, increasingly, people are demanding cameras that can …

Scientists Think There Are 4 Workplace Personality Types—Which Is Yours?

We love to think about how our personalities influence our love lives and friendships, but we should also be asking the same question about our jobs, according to research just published in <i>Harvard Business Review.</i><p>Researchers for Deloitte's Business Chemistry system teamed up with Rutgers University …

Leadership

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits

Who wouldn't want to work for a boss like this?<p>A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life …

Young visual artists with autism nominated for Oscar

No matter who takes home the Oscar for visual effects on Sunday, some uniquely-talented artists already feel like winners.<p>Marvel's "Doctor Strange" …

The UltraLuuv looks weird, but makes your GoPro videos look great

Germany-based Luuv is finally shipping its long-promised action camera stabilizer that was successfully funded on Indiegogo three years ago. There …

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of sleeping in versus hitting the gym, but studies show that people …

Will Power

Highly Motivated People Seldom Boost Their Motivation, They Have These Habits Instead

Do you struggle to stay motivated? Why does it seem like other people seldom need motivation? Is it an inborn trait others have and you don’t? The …

Motivation

5 Keys to Great Decision-Making

Smart leaders develop a sound process for making tough decisions<p>In business leaders constantly face dilemmas requiring a clear head and sound judgment. You cannot depend on intuition alone to make the right decisions for your company. Smart leaders develop a sound process for making tough …

7 Simple Leadership Habits that Will Raise the Bar at Your Company

Your team is always watching. Here are 7 leadership habits that will pay huge dividends in creating the execution culture you want.<p>I'm sure you've read articles about the importance of "culture" to shape the behaviors of your employees. One of my favorite descriptions of company culture was as "the …

Are You a Good Boss? 5 Signs That Will Tell You

Are you a good boss. It's not always easy to tell<p>So you're the boss. Whether you are in charge of a small department or an entire company, you take your responsibility seriously. Things are going well, but you wonder if you're a good boss. It's not always easy to tell. It's not about whether all …

A Leading Autism Organization Is No Longer Searching for a ‘Cure’

Autism Speaks, a leading autism advocacy group in the U.S., has quietly made a small but potentially meaningful change to its focus: According to a …

Are You A Good Boss? Test Yourself With These 5 Questions

Think you’re good at managing people? Most managers, when asked, provide a glowing commentary of their stellar people management skills.<p>Yet research has demonstrated the opposite. A Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults revealed that 50% had left their job to get away from their manager to improve …

Employment

9 Things You Need To Stop Doing If You Want To Be Successful

Earl Nightingale, American motivational speaker and author, once said, “We become what we think about.” Perhaps truer words have never been spoken. …

Success

5 Habits of the Most Likable People

Likability brings along some undeniable advantages. Here's how to increase yours.<p>While still children on the playground, we begin learning one of life's most beneficial skills: the ability to play well with others.<p>That trait continues to reap benefits through adulthood. For example, when you make …

My online business earned $67,000 in 5 days, and it was much simpler than you'd think

I had no idea what it would take to make that kind of money so quickly. Honestly, I didn't think it was possible. It seemed like the type of thing that would happen to someone else, not me.<p>At the very least I thought it would require:<p>After all, that's what I saw other people doing.<p>But I'm happy to …

Online Life