Matt Sherer

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Three Signs It's Time To Fire Someone (Even If You Like The Person)

One painful aspect of leading is firing people you like. It’s hard for many reasons. The employee may love working with you and for your company. It might be someone you are friends with outside of work. And they might just be a good person who is doing their best. Firing anyone isn’t easy but …

Leadership

How Do I Fix An Employee Who Absolutely Refuses To Listen To My Feedback?

My research has found that 88% of employees say they would want to hear the truth if their job performance was poor. And yet, how many people do you know who actually embrace, and take to heart, tough, pointed, truthful feedback? Very few, I’ll bet.<p>And it’s not just employees; bosses are also very …

Leadership

'The Staircase' Is Netflix's Best Drama, and Also a True-Crime Documentary

It's a slow-TV approach to true crime, and it's astoundingly engrossing.<p>Netflix shows are almost always too long, and <i>The Staricase</i>, the streaming …

TV

A New Threat to Your Finances: Cell-Phone Account Fraud

Consumers have a new privacy threat to worry about. It’s known as cell-phone account fraud, where crooks open up a phony cell-phone account in your …

Identity Theft

How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

Body Language

Build Your Confidence In Three Months By Doing These 3 Things Now

Confidence is like a muscle, the more you build it the stronger it will be<p>Confidence, it's something we all want and yet struggle to have consistently. Why? Because building confidence is like learning a new sport, you have to work at it every day. Just like learning tennis, it requires discipline. …

Self-improvement

The 10 Obsessions You Need to Have to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

You get rich by fixating on getting rich.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a successful entrepreneur and achieving millionaire status isn’t easy -- less than 10 percent of the U.S. population ever reaches this goal. Most people give up along the way, …

Self-improvement

Our 6 Must Reads For Creating and Accelerating Trust on Teams

Over the years, we’ve dug into some complex topics, from technical infrastructure to growth equations. We’ve even covered complexity itself. But …

Leadership

What makes you happy today probably won't make you happy tomorrow, but a simple question can help you figure out what will

There is a version of me who spends her free time reading books about physics, and does yoga before bed, and bakes banana bread on Sunday afternoons.<p>There is another version of me who decides that physics is hard, as are yoga and baking, and instead spends her free time browsing social …

Time Management

How smart you are isn't nearly as important to success as how you choose to act

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and …

Self-improvement

What's Your Favorite Summer Side Dish?

Hello, and welcome back to <i>What’s Cooking?</i>, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all …

Cooking

How To Manage Upward And Succeed At Your Career

Managing upward is the skill of communicating as often as necessary in a manner that helps your boss or manager achieve their goals.<p>But why would you want your boss to achieve their goals?<p>Managing upward is kind of like long-term savings. It’s painful to get started. However, once you cultivate …

Leadership

15 No-Mess Pool Snacks Your Kids Will Jump Out of the Water For

There's nothing better than spending those long, hot Summer days by the pool to pass the time. But all that swimming can make kids <i>really</i> hungry, so what snacks should you pack to keep your little ones fed and ready for any and all pool action? Whether you're heading to the public pool or going to a …

Healthy Eating

Melanoma 'down there': Why skin cancer can develop in places not exposed to the sun

Katie Gerber wasn’t that worried when her boyfriend pointed out the especially dark mole on her left buttock. It was in a place that wasn’t exposed to the sun and besides, “it was perfectly round and it didn’t have any of the odd edges or any of the other signs that you look for,” she …

Cancer

How To Create Weird But Brilliant Food Pairings

How does flavor work, exactly? Why does our tongue like what it likes? James Briscione was the Director of Culinary Research at the Institute of …

Food

13 Horror Movie Sequels That Are Better Than The Original

Movie sequels are rarely better than the original films, and this is especially true of the horror genre. Horror thrives on sequels, prequels, reboots, and remakes--it's not unusual for a popular franchise to reach double figures, with the basic formula endlessly recycled for maximum profit--but …

Sequels

7 common cancer myths that still confuse people

Even with all the advances health-care professionals have made in cancer research, experts say there still seems to be common myths about cancer …

Cancer

12 Items You Didn’t Know You Could Clean in the Dishwasher

A spin in the dishwasher will leave these items looking spick and span—just don’t wash them with your dishes.<p>There is so much more you can wash in …

Dog Food

'Right-to-try' bill passes Congress

<b>(CNN) —</b> With a House of Representatives vote Tuesday, Congress passed legislation that could give terminally ill patients a way to independently seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.<p>The House voted 250-169 in favor of the bill, which …

FDA

Why It’s So Hard to Speak Up Against a Toxic Culture

Frustrated by the behavior of some men in their workplace, a group of women working at Nike anonymously surveyed other women colleagues a few months ago about their perceptions of sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the company. The results painted a clear picture of a workplace where …

Sexual Harassment

Feeling stuck in life? How to take your life from stuck to awesome

It sucks to feel stuck.<p>You’re in a rut, and you can’t get unstuck.<p>You’re convinced that something must change, whether in your work or personal life. …

Motivation

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice.<p>The compound — …

Cancer

Chemotherapy Timing Could Influence How Well the Treatment Works

Circadian clocks influence DNA repair processes

11 Essential Soft Skills Every Great Communicator Should Have

No matter what industry you’re in, communication is an essential skill. Whether you’re closing a business deal, giving a presentation to your executive board, leading a team meeting or simply sending an email, you need to know how to clearly and effectively express yourself in written and verbal …

Leadership

Tips for Reading the Room Before a Meeting or Presentation

In every conversation at work, there’s the explicit discussion happening — the words being spoken out loud — and the tacit one. To be successful in most organizations, it’s important to understand the underlying conversations and reactions that people in the room are having. But if you aren’t …

A Psychologist Breaks Down Top Leadership Obstacles and How to Address Them

Where should you focus to get the best ROI on leadership training? We share some ideas.<p><i>Justin M. Deonarine is an industrial-organizational psychologist with Psychometrics Canada, an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO</i><i>)</i>-<i>member</i> <i>company which provides a full spectrum of assessment consulting services to</i> …

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>? Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

Leadership

How to Create a Strong First Impression as a Leader

Lead with authenticity, and these tips will help you communicate the rest to make the best first impression as a leader.<p>5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>You’ve likely heard this saying: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And it’s true. You …

5 Powerfully Essential Questions Every Leader Should Always Ask Themselves (and Their Team Too)

The best leaders reach out to their people for clarity and positive changes. These questions are a great way to begin that conversation.<p>Anyone who owns a business is aware that there are thousands of books and opinions out there regarding how to help make your business become successful. Management …

Leadership

What does your Myers-Briggs personality type mean for your love language?

There’s a reason <i>The Five Love Languages</i> by Gary Chapman skyrocketed to the top of the best-seller list: Each person shows—and needs to be shown—love …