Bob Ryan

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9 things bosses do that make great employees quit

LinkedIn Influencer Dr. Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.<p>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 …

Emotional Intelligence

5 signs you're in a toxic job without even realizing it

<i>Spoiler alert: This article alludes to a few plot points from The Circle, so if you want to remain 110% spoiler-free, best to click out now.</i><p>By now, you've probably seen the trailer for the movie, "The Circle," the new thriller based on Dave Eggers' book of the same name. For reference, it's about …

Happiness

Donald Trump’s administration after 100 days: A second-rate salesman surrounded by con men and losers

Trump has staffed the West Wing with low-grade hucksters, and his dealmaking skills are just bad poker bluffs<p>Saturday will mark the 100th year — sorry, the 100th <i>day</i> — of Donald Trump’s presidency. And what a white-knuckle ride it has been for the world.<p>The obsession with a president’s …

Donald Trump

9 Things That Will Kill Your Career

Even good, hard-working people destroy their careers with these innocent mistakes. Make certain it doesn't happen to you.<p>There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.<p>We usually only hear about the more …

Donald Trump

Supreme Court rips Trump administration attorney for suggesting someone can lose citizenship for lying

If there's something the liberal and conservative justices can agree on, it's piling on terrible arguments<p>Less than a week after casting his first vote as a Justice of the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch and his eight fellow judges listened to President Donald Trump’s assistant solicitor general make …

Donald Trump

Why Working Less is Good for Business

Will a four-day workweek boost employee productivity? There's evidence that it can.<p><i>Richard Walton is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member in Cape Town and Founder of AVirtual, a service that provides virtual personal assistants. We asked Richard about his thoughts on the traditional five-day</i> …

The Workplace

Top 3 Secrets of The World's Most Powerful Communicators

Source: Ian Schroeder/Unsplash<p>When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out …

Mindfulness

How Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Build Better Teams

Being an emotionally intelligent leader will only take you so far.<p>Most seasoned leaders know that emotional intelligence (EQ) is a necessary skill for success in the role. But research has shown that one person's EQ isn't enough for an entire team. Especially when teams are comprised of people with …

Personality

Mistakes That Make Your Employees Leave You

Bestselling author Ken Blanchard mentioned in his book, “Heart of a Leader”, that each person has different motivations for the work they do or to stay in a job they are in. Some are motivated by the financial reward, others by the work environment, still others by the relationships they have …

Leadership

How to Work Remotely Without Losing Motivation

Telecommuters might feel guilty or ungrateful admitting it, but let’s be honest: We often miss the office. Even the too-talkative, too-messy, or …

Introverts tend to be better CEOs — and other surprising traits of top-performing executives

The image most people have of a straight-from-central-casting CEO is usually something like the following: An extroverted, charismatic, confident executive who climbed a mistake-free ladder to the top with a degree from an elite school.<p>But a new 10-year study from a leadership advisory firm and …

Leadership

Pruitt allies explore hiring private lawyers to rewrite EPA rule

Industry groups with close ties to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are considering a highly unusual approach to undoing the Obama administration’s most controversial water regulation — pushing Pruitt to hand the job to private lawyers.<p>Such an approach would helpPruitt bypass the Environmental …

Government

Betsy DeVos Is Wasting No Time Screwing Over Students Who Borrow Money for College

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been sending some chilling signals lately about how she plans to deal with America's $1.3 trillion student …

Loans

Introverts are quietly and effectively taking over the world

A new study has revealed the best bosses aren’t necessarily extroverted, charismatic, confident executives with a perfect track record.<p>In fact, …

Leadership

EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court in Washington to postpone consideration of 2012 rules requiring energy companies to cut emissions …

Environment

Trump says his wall will cost $12 billion. Senate Dems: More like $70 billion.

President Donald Trump wants to build a wall on the southern border of the US. It’s going to be expensive.<p>That’s about specific as it gets with the White House’s proposal to build roughly 2,000 miles of walls and fences across the southern border.<p>An initial estimate floated by the administration …

Government

Cohen: Trump’s actions proving his campaign was a lie

In the last week or so, Donald Trump has decided not to be totally Donald Trump. He has changed his positions on many issues, often by simply …

Donald Trump

As Trump Inquiries Flood Ethics Office, Director Looks To House For Action

Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr. is calling on the chairman of House Oversight Committee to become more engaged in overseeing ethics questions in the Trump administration.<p>In an interview with NPR on Monday, Shaub said public inquiries and complaints involving Trump …

Ethics
Donald Trump

This Site Tracks How Much Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Trips Are Costing You

Then it suggests some better uses for those millions of dollars.<p>A new website is taking a dig at President Donald Trump’s frequent, costly trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort and suggesting how the money might be better spent.<p>The site IsTrumpAtMarALago.org, launched on Friday by the Center for American …

Donald Trump

DeVos' Civil Rights Office appointee opposes civil rights

Candice Jackson, Betsy DeVos' appointee to help lead the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, opposes affirmative action and claims to …

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His Secret For Amazon's Success (And Yours As Well)

This one concept captures beautifully all of the trials, tribulations, and magic of the entrepreneurial spirit.<p>Every so often you come across a concept so elegant in its simplicity that you can't help but be drawn to it because of how easily it reduces even the most complex set of ideas into …

Business Strategy

Donald Trump’s big problem is he doesn’t know what he’s talking about

At least it’s one of his problems.<p>Donald Trump doesn’t know what he’s talking about. This became clear when he said he realized dealing with North Korea was “not so easy” after 10 minutes with the Chinese president.<p>Dealing with complicated problems isan occupational hazard faced by outsiders in all …

Foreign Policy

Richard Branson wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning—here's his daily routine

How you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. As entrepreneur Tim Ferriss, who has asked hundreds of ultra-successful people …

Productivity

EPA staff ‘openly mocking’ Trump’s ‘arrogant and callous’ policies, says retiree

30-year veteran slams EPA chief for cutting funds to reduce diesel exhaust ‘inhaled by our most vulnerable population — children’<p>Mike Cox retired …

Climate
Donald Trump

6 Things Most Young Leaders Fail to Realize Before It's Too Late

Young leaders have their work cut out for them. These six recommendations will help them achieve success in business in today's fast-paced world.<p>At a recent speaking engagement, a member of the audience asked me what leadership advice I would give myself when I first began my career. While I …

Leadership

Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?

This is how to schedule your workday to get the most done.<p>A few years ago, my to-do list was an endless source of frustration. At the end of every day, it seemed like it had more items on it than when I started. I never seemed to get it all done.<p>So, in an effort to understand what was going on, I …

Time Management

Introverts aren’t voiceless—they’re quietly powerful

In many Western countries, extroversion, outgoingness, talkativeness, and charismatic salesmanship are considered requirements for success and happiness. In such cultures, introverts are not just silent, but voiceless.<p>In today’s society, to call a person or a group “voiceless” is to call them …

Philosophy