Mark Basman

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Public Speaking Is the 1 Skill that Will Make You Stand Out. Here Are 4 Simple Ways to Master It

Sometimes, it's the small things that make the biggest difference.<p>Public speaking can feel overwhelming and maybe even terrifying, especially if you don't do it often. Whether it is a simple presentation to just a few co-workers or a huge event to a ton of people and your career depends on it, the …

Public Speaking

Warren Buffett Says If You Hire People on Intelligence but They Lack This Other Trait, Don't Bother | Inc.com

Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidate<i>s.</i> He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said<i>:</i><p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they …

High Level

4 books every good boss has read

Business leaders think differently, and that's what sets them apart.<p>Once you know how your leadership team thinks, you'll be able to unlock doors that may otherwise be inaccessible. Either your bosses will realize that you have what it takes to move up the ranks, or you will be better situated to …

Peter Thiel

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

Self-awareness

This Is the Single Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself As a Leader | Inc.com

Everyone and their mother has their secret to leadership and there's no shortage of articles on leadership lessons extracted from virtually everything.<p>I'm waiting for Omarosa's Book on Leadership--which I will promptly not buy.<p>Anyhow, it's difficult to find leadership approaches that are …

Leadership

Watch a young Steve Jobs explain why most professional managers are "bozos"

Nobody ever accused Steve Jobs of lacking strong opinions.<p>In a video posted to YouTube, a young Jobs talks candidly about his approach to management and leadership. As the founder of Apple, and the guiding force who transformed it from emerging upstart to one of the world’s most innovative and …

Recruitment

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect | Inc.com

What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like you, how can you increase the respect you get each day at work? It turns out that there are specific habits you can …

Leadership

The Most Successful People Don't Wait to Lead

<i>By Jessica Love</i><p>Ask people what they would change about their organizations, and you are likely to get an earful. The company website is clunky; it’s …

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

Management

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers | Inc.com

In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop great managers.<p>She shares five lessons that will give your organization an edge in management training and …

Employee Engagement

Use these 3 tips to talk like a boss

When you become a boss, you not only need to know how to be a leader, you need to learn how to communicate like one, too. Language that was fine for …

Leadership

Networking automation

Enforce consistency and network configuration policy<p>If you're trying to manage network configurations with one-off scripts and vendor-specific …

Network Automation: DevOps vs NetOps and the right tools

With the current interest in network automation, it’s imperative that the correct tools are chosen for the right tasks. It should be acknowledged …

DevOps, Meet NetOps and SecOps

With automation, network and security operations teams support today's application-centric world

DevOps

Enterprise architecture and business planning: now joined at the hip

Thanks to cloud, lines of business are increasingly engaging in technical activity. But without deep architectural expertise, things could get very …

Navigating in a VUCA World

“Change is the only constant”. Heraclitus was said to be the first to have uttered this. This is still valid: Digital revolution. Industry 4.0. Rapid …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Stanford University

Management and Leadership Strategy Scorecard

Communicating Strategy with the Balanced Scorecard

7 Signs That You're an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Some people are naturally inclined to be more emotionally intelligence, but it's a skill and awareness that can be developed over time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Emotional intelligence is an underrated quality for entrepreneurs, and a crucial one for employees. …

Emotional Intelligence

Great Leaders Always Make Sure Employees Know the Answer to These 3 Questions | Inc.com

I've been testing a very popular app called Basecamp lately.<p>You might know it if you read <i>Inc. Magazine</i> or have ever visited a startup.<p>It's a popular project manager, but it's designed with a bit more flair than most task-based tools. You can chat with people, share files, and...basically live, eat, …

Employment

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs | Inc.com

Sometimes the only way you'll truly know whether a leader's skills are genuine is to measure the manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, "This is too good to be true."<p>If you think your boss is some freak of nature and you're the luckiest person alive, I'll …

Employee Engagement

'It's not about the job title': A Marine explains how to lead when you're not the boss

Angie Morgan is a Marine veteran who is a coauthor, along with Courtney Lynch and Sean Lynch, of the new book "Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success." Here Morgan explains how you can lead when you are not the boss. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>So leadership is about</i> …

Leadership

9 Bad Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the …

How to Determine If Your iPhone or iPad Has a Virus, and How to Fix It

While viruses and malware are most often synonymous with Windows PCs or, to a lesser extent, Android-powered smartphones, it is possible, technically …

Apps

Ruthless Prioritization

All high functioning teams must prioritize. Not once a month, not once a week — but <i>rigorously, and ruthlessly</i>.<p>Prioritization means doing the things …

What Are Your Employees Thinking? A Ridiculously Simple Way to Find Out | Inc.com

Great managers sometimes lose their best employees. Usually it's inevitable.<p>The reason people leave isn't always black and white.<p>Sometimes employees leave because they've simply gone as far as they can within your company. Sometimes they want better pay. Or sometimes they just want to try something …

Employment

MacTrast Deals: Softorino YouTube Converter: No Wi-Fi, No Problem

The Softorino YouTube Converter for Mac allows you to download and import YouTube videos directly into iTunes, your Mac, or iOS device for viewing …

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Management