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The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

<b>Jay Desai</b> has FOMU. No, you read that right. As a first-time founder and CEO of health technology startup <b>PatientPing</b>, he’s got a healthy fear of …

Management

Amazon patents wristbands to track workers’ movements

In the near-future, employees will wear tracking wristbands in the office that will know where they have gone — including bathroom breaks and if you …

Will DevOps steal my job?

It's a common fear: Will DevOps be the end of my job? After all, DevOps means developers doing operations, right? DevOps is automation. What if I …

Assessing GDPR Guidelines Part I: Profiling and Automated Decision Making

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party recently issued guidelines on how to handle profiling and automated decision making under the General …

3 Ways to 'Transcend the Tech' in Your Team's Communications

An overreliance on technology can make your culture suck -- here are three ways to keep it real.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Technology has obviously opened up our ability to communicate, both on a personal and professional level, day or night.<p>And of course …

Employment

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - will Cyber Insurance cover your risks ?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most significant developments in data protection policy and regulation for years. The IT security profession is slowly starting to recognise its full extent for the processing of personal data secured ahead of GDPR coming into force in …

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Watch the Safeguarding individual privacy rights with the Microsoft Cloud webcast to learn about essential General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) …

Survey: 91 Percent of 1,000 Employees Say Their Bosses Lack This 1 Critical Skill

This recent Interact/Harris Poll tells the whole story about the current state of managers.<p>Think about it: Good communication is <i>everything</i> in the workplace. Clear direction and expectations can't happen without it. Teamwork and morale take a hit in its absence. And productivity ultimately suffers …

Employment

12 books every leader should read

Are you looking for a good book to give you a fresh perspective on business?<p>Look no further than the 12 books included below. These 12 books are …

Leadership

The Biggest Mistakes New Executives Make

Organizations invest a lot of time and money in hiring the right CEO or senior executive to set a vision and make the changes in their company. Yet within the first 18 months, there’s a 50% chance the executive will leave the organization. This failure comes with enormous costs, not only in …

Management

How to Manage Your Time Wisely, According to a Productivity Expert

Your brain makes for a crappy office.<p>Imagine a world where you are productive, and your to-do list isn't overflowing with scary tasks. That sounds dreamy, doesn't it? By rewording the way that you write out your list of things to do, you can accomplish a whole lot more in less time.<p>I bought a book …

Time Management

Applying for an MBA? Don’t Make One of These Five Resume Mistakes

<b>While attending business school can open the door to unparalleled career opportunities, the competition to gain entrance to MBA programs is fierce.</b> …

MBA application essays: the important piece of the puzzle is you

Going through the process of writing my MBA application essays was a journey of self-discovery.<p>Having spent the previous four years in fast-paced and …

Time I

How can the business-model-canvas help with MBA applications?

Maybe some of you have already heard about or even used the business-model-canvas, which was invented by Alexander Osterwalder and his fellow …

MBA

MBA application essays – A tool for strategic career planning

The MBA application essays were the most enriching part of the process. They helped me to brainstorm and fine tune my career plans and crystalise …

Call of Duty

The Right Way to Start a Meeting

We all know there’s a price to pay for a making bad first impression: A limp handshake conveys low confidence; a wrinkled suit makes you seem lazy; oversharing comes across as emotional instability. But do you ever think about the first impression your meetings make? Frequently restarting meetings …

Management

How Boards Can Set a New CEO Up for Success

<i>Few people have more experience with CEO successions than Ram Charan. For more than three decades, Charan has been involved in CEO searches in the United States, China, Japan, India, Brazil, and Europe, as a director, an adviser, or a member of the selection committee. Charan recently shared best</i> …

Leadership

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Business plans guide owners, management and investors as businesses start up and grow through stages of success. A business owner or prospective …

This 45-Minute Morning Routine Will Save You Hours Each Week

Get your most important business done before most people check their email.<p>Meetings are a notorious time suck to any entrepreneur's day. Meeting someone outside the office for dinner or drinks makes things worse. Factor in travel time, waiting for your order, and countless interruptions at a noisy …

Time Management

Five Ways to Optimize Your Workspace for Productivity

Few things affect our productivity as much as what we surround ourselves with. Yet most of us rarely take the time to step back and really analyze …

Productivity

5 Leadership Skills to Focus on When Developing Your Managers

If you need to fix your leadership problems, focus intently on these five traits first.<p>A dismal reality about the state of the American workforce remains true: According to Gallup, nearly 70 percent of U.S. workers have been either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" since 2000.<p>So who's to …

Leadership

When an Argument Gets Too Heated, Here’s What to Say

I recently stood in front of an executive team, allowing their unproductive to-ing and fro-ing to continue a little longer. It was a gold mine of examples I could use to teach them how <i>not</i> to have conflict. Within 10 minutes, they’d managed to take a routine issue and turn it into an all-out row, …

Yes, You Should Always Make Time for One-on-One Meetings With Your Employees

This old-school meeting strategy is still the best way to communicate with employees. Here's how to pull it off with success.<p>In Gallup's extensive employee engagement study, they found that not having clear goals and expectations is one of the top five reasons why employees are disengaged.<p>So ironic …

Employee Engagement

Here’s What You Need To Negotiate At Each Stage Of Your Career

Negotiation is one job skill you’ll always need. But the things you’ll want to negotiate should change with your career.<p>If you’re looking for ways to advance your career, you’ll find lots of well-informed people telling you to change, grow, and learn new things. That isn’t bad advice. It’s been …

Employment

Emotional Intelligence 101: Why 'Criminal Minds' Actor Thomas Gibson Just Got Fired

A single moment can truly change everything.<p>Some things you just can't take back.<p>Thomas Gibson, star of the long-running CBS drama <i>Criminal Minds</i>, was recently fired following reports of an altercation with one of the show's writers.<p>According to <i>The Hollywood Reporter:</i><p>The incident occurred while …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Manage Every Personality Type

That's why we turned to Paul Tieger, CEO of SpeedReading People and coauthor of "Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type," which has sold more than 1 million copies over five editions.<p>Tieger has spent 30 years advising companies and individuals …

6 Tips for Building and Maintaining Credibility as a Leader

Credibility is based on a combination of characteristics that you exhibit in your personal and professional lives that build trust in your abilities.<p>Earlier this week I wrote an article titled <i>Leadership and the 7 I's For Influencing Others</i>. One of the key points is that building and maintaining …

Leadership