Robert Bruce

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8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and …

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Recruiters Will Ignore Your LinkedIn Profile If It's Missing These 2 Things

Invest the time to stand out early on and success will follow.<p>If I delivered a commencement speech to 2018 college graduates, I'd tell them that nobody will ever care as much about their career as they do.<p>They'll always need to do a little public relations for themselves--and they should probably …

To master a language, start learning it early

THOSE who want to learn a foreign language, or want their children to, often feel they are racing against the clock. People seem to get worse at …

How Sales Reps Can Succeed in the Social Era

Social media is clearly a disruptive force for business. Although many companies started with social media monitoring and customer service, it’s exciting now to see a growing number go beyond the reactive and harness Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for sales and customer engagement and service.<p>In …

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The Science of What We Do (and Don’t) Know About Data Visualization

Visualization is easy, right? After all, it’s just some colorful shapes and a few text labels. But things are more complex than they seem, largely due to the the ways we see and digest charts, graphs, and other data-driven images. While scientifically-backed studies do exist, there are actually …

What Ron Johnson Got Right

Ron Johnson’s 17-month tenure as J.C. Penney’s CEO was a catastrophe — an assessment captured in the coverage of his ouster this week: “Former Apple Retail Guru Dumped;” “How Ron Johnson Made JCPenney Even Worse;” and my favorite: “I Am Become Ron Johnson, Destroyer of Worlds.” It’s true. Under …

How To Pick And Stick To Career Goals

Nadine Katz, senior associate dean, professor and director of medical education in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City, teaches a course on leadership. One of the themes she covers: how to pick and stick to career …

Get Noticed! Four Easy Steps to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

As a board member on dozens of companies, the CEO of several firms, and an executive on many more, I have spent countless hours behind closed doors with fellow leaders discussing what employee should be promoted within the company. Have you ever walked by a conference room and wished you were a fly …

10 Surprising Assertions From Elite Entrepreneurs

Most people agree that entrepreneurs have to think differently and take risks to have much chance of building a successful business. Yet I have found that serious entrepreneurs usually go way beyond these platitudes in their actions and thinking, and often won’t volunteer their real views, for fear …

Two Presentation Lessons from Leah Garchik

Leah Garchik, a columnist for the <i>San Francisco Chronicle,</i> writes mostly about social events, but this week’s column provided two important lessons for presenters. See if you can find them in the text of her column below; and while we’re posing questions, see if you can identify the three authors …

How To Save J.C. Penney: Shut Hundreds Of Stores, Say Business Professors

Since J.C. Penney ousted CEO Ron Johnson on Monday, there’s been no shortage of commentary on ways the struggling retailer might save itself, from going private to revitalizing its merchandise.<p>There’s one possible solution, though, that’s been largely missing from these diagnoses: shutter some of …