Max Eskell

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How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Management

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day

Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.<p>It’s nice for parents to know about their preschooler …

Parenting

Managers Are a Dying Breed. Here's What You Must Have Instead

Why managers need to become leaders of disruption in this ever-changing business environment.<p>The crisis of leadership grows as companies struggle to adapt to change. We have a rise in part-time workers, growth of the gig economy, evolution of technology, increase in virtual teams, and an epidemic …

Innovation

The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, …

Temple University

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again; "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Self-help

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can …

Self-improvement

Bill Gates is raising his children according to a 1970s ‘Love and Logic’ formula — here are his top tips for grooming successful kids

Bill Gates doesn't pretend he lives in an egalitarian household. When it comes to parenting his three children, the billionaire Microsoft mogul readily admits his wife Melinda has done more than her share of the work raising the kids.<p>"My wife does 80%," Gates told a crowd of Harvard students on …

Parenting

Three of the best ways to read books to kids, backed by science

From timeless classics like <i>Goodnight Moon</i> to contemporary favorites like <i>Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus</i>, one of the best things that parents can do for their kids is cuddle up together with a book. It’s not just the one-on-one time that matters—story time helps develop children’s reading skills …

Kids

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting? Facebook Execs and Adam Grant Tell You How | Inc.com

Given the talent wars we're engaged in and the cost of bringing new talent in, employee retention has become the Golden Goose. So advice on how to keep superstar employees from leaving and how to avoid toxic behaviors that cause turnover are gold nuggets in their own right.<p>Key human resources …

Employment

Facebook's VP of Product Says This Is the Most Important Skill Any Manager Can Have | Inc.com

For any business owner or leader, it's too easy to fall into the trap of saying "I'll do that" to anything that comes up. But it happens. And before you know it, you're juggling more than you can manage.<p>This is where the greatest skill of all comes into play: Focus.<p>Few people have mastered the art …

Product Management

Why True Leadership Is Never About Listening, According To This Expert | Inc.com

Everybody says that listening is the most important thing that a great leader can do.<p>But I'm telling you, forget about listening.<p>Let me explain. Now, as the owner and CEO of my company, I definitely agree that listening to your employees is a great thing to do. And, most leaders have good …

Public Speaking

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

“There’s no team without trust,” says Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google. He knows the results of the tech giant’s massive two-year study on team performance, which revealed that the highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be …

100 years ago, the real-life Lawrence of Arabia authored a leadership pamphlet full of insights that are still useful today

T. E. Lawrence, forever known to history as "Lawrence of Arabia" and immortalized in film, surpassed the expectations of both his superiors and allies by helping the British and Arabs defeat the Ottomans in World War I.<p>Lawrence may have been much younger and less experienced than other British …

5 Things New Managers Should Focus on First

One of the most exciting — and frightening — career transitions comes when you face the prospect of a management role for the first time. Over my career of building businesses, advising CEOs, and, most recent, exploring the philosophies and beliefs of 100 of the world’s most respected leaders for …

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager (Technical Expertise Came in Last) | Inc.com

Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help decode the secret formula to effective management.<p>After gathering and analyzing 10,000 manager observations including performance reviews, surveys, and …

Employment

This 10-Year CEO Study Reveals a Key Behavior of the Most Successful Leaders | Inc.com

Ten-year CEO studies conducted by a team of psychologists, economists, statisticians, and data scientists don't come along every day (but still more offers for a 0 percent APR credit card do--the injustice of it all).<p>Anyway, when such studies are reported, take notice--I did, and here's what I …

Management

10 Of The Hardest Product Management Question Microsoft Will Ask In A Job Interview

Microsoft is known for being one of the most innovative and interesting places to work, so it’s not surprising to learn that getting a job there is …

From saving up pocket money when they are young to the heady day they receive a student loan, it is important that they have a grasp of finance<p><b>1. Show them the money.</b> It is never too early to teach your children about finances, especially as money can seem almost invisible to them at times. …

Personal Finance

Science Says Happier People Are Raised by Parents Who Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Want your kids to be happier kids? More important, want your children to grow up to be happier and more satisfied for the rest of their lives?<p>A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing …

Psychology

Unlock honest feedback with this one word

This one little word makes all the difference…A few years ago, a CEO told me how she was struggling to get honest feedback from her board.No one …

Why the Best Leaders Never Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" Drucker simply defined them this …

Leadership

An executive coach shares 7 tips for disagreeing effectively at work

It might be with a co-worker, a customer, or a boss. You don't want to get into an argument. You don't want to appear disagreeable.<p>Yet, you can't just go along. Difficult times call for difficult conversations.<p>Here are seven ways to help you look reasonable, interested and supportive, even as you …

5 things parents can do to boost a child's self-confidence

It's a thin line to walk. Help them too much and they won't learn for themselves, but don't help them enough and they might get themselves into actual trouble.<p>Child development experts Dr. Tovah Klein and Angela Hanscom shared their advice for navigating that balancing act and raising capable, …

Self-confidence

14 things successful people do in the first week of a new job

For all those newbs hanging their coats on a new office chair, that means it's time to get to work.<p>"The first three months of any new job are an extension of the interview process," says Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for TopResume. "From the first day, you need to be on your game."<p>Here's …

Success

Leadership hack 018 – direction is more important than speed

Posted by Max on January 15, 2017 in Blog, leadership | Leave a comment<p>As a leader, you have limited resources. Your <b>time</b> and <b>energy are finite</b>, and so …

Leadership

What you could learn from ‘Team Genius’ by Rich Kalgaard and Michael Malone (2015, 250 pages)

<b>Stay as small as possible, and stick to optimum group sizes. T</b>hat is 7±2, 15±3, ~50 or a maximum of ~148 (Dunbar number)<p><b>Diversity matters.</b> If you …

Leadership hack 019 – The one thing you can do to make the most of 2017

Posted by Max on January 7, 2017 in Blog, effectiveness, leadership | Leave a comment<p>2016 was a tough year for most of us. How was it for you? More …