Rusty Gordon

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A Navy SEAL's Guide To Aligning Leadership, Strategy And Culture With Desired Results

One of the primary questions I am asked during Q&A after a keynote presentation is: <i>“What is the most impactful thing you learned as a Navy SEAL and how do you apply that to leading your own organizations?”</i><p>And while there are many takeaways from my experience as a SEAL in combat, the one that ranks …

What Even The Experts Miss When Building A Company's Culture

You have a very clear mission and a set of values that your employees know by heart. The vision of your company is on point, and everyone believes in the big impact you’re making and is happy to be part of it. Yet there is a lot of noise in the workplace about unfairness and inequality. There is a …

Employee Engagement

Four Free Hacks to Make Your Travel More Comfortable

Although travel can be frustrating and uncomfortable, sometimes the best ideas for improving your trips are free.<p>I am on the road nearly 200 days a year. With over 30 years of travel under my belt, I've discovered many simple and free ways to make your travel more enjoyable. Here are my four …

Cleaning

4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility

<i>Mengxin Li</i><p>Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we …

Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

“We have a great culture.” We have all heard it. We have all said it. But what does that mean?<p>Ping-Pong tables, free meals, and beer on tap? No.<p>Yoga, CrossFit classes, and massage chairs? I so need that, but no.<p>The promise of being part of a hip, equity-incentivized, fast growing team? Closer, but …

Employee Engagement

Bill Gates says read this book if you want to be a better manager

Billionaire — and bookworm — Bill Gates has announced his latest reading recommendation, and it's based on the principals of the man who first taught …

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

5 Communication Barriers That Great Leaders Avoid

It's nearly impossible to create a great connection with these communication barriers in the way. Break them down and get the results you need.<p>Last week I went on a blind date. I know, I know, but I did it anyway. He was a nice enough man, but I quickly noticed a tendency to rest his gaze on …

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Stop Reading About What They Do and Start Applying These 5 Success Habits Instead

Dr. John Stahl-Wert, best-selling author of 'The Serving Leader,' reveals what leaders worldwide do to succeed.<p>Are you a sucker for articles or books enticing you with the latest lists of behaviors that successful leaders supposedly share? You've probably picked up a few themes by now, …

Leading Your Company Forward in These Tumultuous Times

A shifting power base in a polarizing political climate is changing the landscape of leadership. How do you garner trust, create a culture of accountability and ensure a healthy and productive workplace?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Old business models are …

Leadership

Why Many Leaders Don't Understand That Employee Engagement Drives Revenue Growth

It’s a three-part “chicken or egg” question: which stakeholder group should leaders focus on first: customers, employees or investors?<p>A few weeks ago, I listened to two accomplished CEOs make a compelling case that employee engagement comes first. Both spoke to Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches …

Employee Engagement

Want Happier Employees? Do This 1 Thing to Create a Stronger Sense of Purpose

Engagement declines when employees feel disconnected. Here's what to do.<p>Many elements contribute to morale. So it's often difficult to know what to focus on to improve employee engagement.<p>That's why the results of two recent studies caught my attention. Both demonstrate that there's one factor that …

Even Though My Team Works Remotely We Still Have a Strong Company Culture -- Here's How We Do It

I found having a virtual workplace was better for both employees and employers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a strong culture without four walls has a lot in common with raising children. You've taught them well. You've nurtured them. And now the time has …

The Workplace

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 …

Ben Horowitz

My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2017

With the New Year now well under way, many of us are understandably creating goals and developing plans for what we’d like to achieve over the course …

Leadership

5 conditional formatting top tips – Excel basics

Time for another round of unconditional love. Today, let’s <b>learn about conditional formatting top tips</b>. It is one of the most useful and powerful …

Seven Excel Tricks You Need To Start Using

Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional …

Gmail Labs: the most awesome Gmail features you don’t know about

There is a part of Gmail that you may not be familiar with. It’s hiding in your settings, in a tab you may not have noticed called “Labs”. Gmail Labs are basically add-ons that you can use in Gmail which give the very popular email client a bit of extra functionality. There are Labs for a great …

Google

Google Inbox will let you unsubscribe from mailing lists you’ve been ignoring

Like most people, our Gmail accounts are full of promotions we don’t remember signing up for, but luckily, Google now has a fix for that. …

11 Computer Tips and Tricks You Should Really Know About

There's bound to be at least one trick you didn't know about. Become a PC or Mac power user with our help!<p>Even though you use your computer every single day, that doesn't mean you know how to use it to its full potential. We wanted to share some tips so you can take full advantage of your Mac or PC.<p>…

9 Lessons from Three Decades of Working with CEOs

What separates the good CEOs from the great ones?<p>More than 30 years ago, I started working with executives and CEOs, anchored by the belief that "the future belongs to people who can see possibilities before they become obvious." This quote from one-time HBR editor Ted Levitt was about encouraging …

Stop Trying To Make Your Employees Happier

It's personal resilience that managers need to develop in their teams to get the sort of engagement they seek.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that workplaces are dealing with what Gallup calls a ‘worldwide employee engagement crisis,' with four of every …

Employee Engagement

10 traits the best leaders have in common

Everyone loves to complain about their boss, and a classic Gallup study found that 50% of current employees have left at least one job in their career to get away from a bad manager.<p>When asked for clarification, the most common reason seems to be a managers lack of clarity in setting expectations, …

Employment

What Encourages Employees To Go The Extra Mile?

<b>What Encourages Employees To Go The Extra Mile?</b>To develop a company while encouraging team effort and individuality through engagement, energy can be …

Employee Engagement

The 9 Characteristics Of People Who Get Promoted

When I talk to my personal branding clients about their career goals, one regular topic of enthusiastic discussion is getting promoted to a more senior role. Being promoted is one of the most important milestones in an upwardly mobile career path, yet promotions aren’t guaranteed. In fact, they …

Self-improvement

Scheduling Just 15 Minutes of “Personal Development Time” Into Your Calendar Can Change Your Life

Successful people don’t grow by accident, they grow by design.<p>When you schedule personal development time on purpose, you are making time to design …

How 5 Minutes at Starbucks Showed Me Where It's All Gone Wrong

Why do people do this?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>The staff were excited.<p>A few months ago, they'd heard that my local Starbucks in Marin City, California was moving to a new location in the same shopping mall.<p>It would be …

How to deal with toxic project team members

Project teams are bound to encounter at least one difficult personality. Here are some strategies to help identify toxic behaviors and keep projects …

How to create the perfect work-from-home environment

Over the past nine years I’ve realized that there is no ideal setup that is equally useful for thousands of people working remotely. It varies a lot …

11 Expert Tips to Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

While we wouldn’t go as far as to call ourselves workaholics, we’re definitely guilty of letting our work life creep into our personal life (AKA we’re *always* checking our work emails in bed). But with more and more millennials picking up freelance work and pursuing their side hustles, it’s really …