Michelle Alba-Chua

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Parents need a strength switch: to help them and their kids | Lea Waters

Focusing on what children do well helps them to behave better – and you to parent well, says Lea Waters<p>When will he ever learn? That was my thought as I arrived home and saw that my eight-year-old son Nick had failed to put away his new bicycle… again. The day before, I’d snapped: “I’m tired of …

4 Innovation Mistakes That You Really Need To Avoid

You need to treat innovation differently than operations<p>One of the things that startup guru Steve Blank likes to say is that no business plan survives first contact with a customer. What he means that every idea is wrong. Sometimes it's off by a little and sometimes it's off by a lot, but it's …

Innovation

Include U Challenge Day 9: Help Someone, Says Accenture CEO

Fortune’s Include U Challenge for September 9:<p><b>Ask yourself today (and every day), who have I helped?</b><p>Instructor: Julie Sweet, CEO — North America, …

What a Relationship Expert Wants You to Know About Unconditional Love

When you hear the words “unconditional love,” what comes to mind? Maybe it’s all the chick flicks that we’ve watched over the years—or cough, cough,</i> …

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you feel. It makes some parents feel guilty to give their children mundane responsibilities like taking out the garbage, and some moms follow the "if I …

Use This Six-Part Outline to Write the Perfect Speech

Writing a speech and delivering it are two separate challenges. If you’re not sure where to start with the writing process, use this six-part outline …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

10 Qualities That People With High Emotional Intelligence Have - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

What is that one quality which makes some people more successful than others? Could it be simple intelligence? Maybe. However, that doesn’t seem to …

What Leaders Actually Do to Inspire and Motivate

Lets leave intellectual theory behind. These are the nuts and bolts of great leadership, and you can apply them starting today.<p>Back when I was doing the corporate grind, Bruce was the first boss (and my favorite to this day) that exposed me to the very practice of "Servant Leadership." That's how …

High Level

How To Write A 30-60-90-Day Plan That Gets You The Job Offer

How To Write A 30-60-90-Day Plan That Gets You The Job Offer <br>CAREEREALISM30-60-90-Day Plans are like miracle workers in job interviews. They show …

The 5 Must-Use Steps to Successfully Conduct a Performance Review With Employees

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you follow this plan you will gain a lot of insights that ultimately help people put themselves in control of their work, their future and ensures the company has a talent pool that is motivated to perform at their best.<p>For …

Employee Engagement

3 Questions You Should Never, Ever Ask in a Performance Review

These leading questions reveal a lack of credibility or misplaced values.<p>Ah, the dreaded performance review. That annual ritual that causes so much stress with employees and managers, a routine we have not quite replaced yet.<p>It works like this in most cases.<p>A manager who isn't really that attuned …

Leadership

6 phrases to say during your performance review that will impress your boss

Personally, I'm not a huge proponent of the performance review as I believe feedback should be ongoing, but I understand why companies rely on them and how they're used to help employees grow within their role and department.<p>But rather than approaching this with an overblown sense of dread, I …