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Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

How to Ask for a Promotion

Asking for a promotion can be nerve-wracking. But when you think you’re ready for the next step, it’s important to say so. How do you prepare for that conversation with your boss? What information should you have at the ready? And how exactly do you make your case?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>“Asking for a …

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

11 habits to avoid to make 2018 a more successful year for your career

The new year is a perfect time to say "hello" to workplace happiness and "good-bye" to the bad habits that make you miserable and hinder your professional success. You'll enjoy your time in the office a little more—and improve your professional reputation—if you make it your New Year's resolution …

How To Repair Your Reputation When You've Royally F'd It Up

Christian Bale: caught on tape launching an expletive-filled tirade against a crew member on the <i>Terminator Salvation</i> set.<p>Alec Baldwin: exposed …

Self-Reflection

7 Powerful Books You Need to Read Right Now That Will Change Your Life Forever

There are no short cuts when it comes to understanding, absorbing and implementing what you read and if you are reading a powerful book that could …

This Skill Can Change Your Career....You Only Need To Follow This Simple Strategy

Time is one of the most valuable human assets that is often underestimated and, thus, can be mindlessly wasted. But one should remember that proper time management could be the key to success, as life satisfaction and happiness directly correlates with the way one spends his or her time. All the …

10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young …

Time to Sell Your Business? You'll Need Metrics.

Your enthusiasm for what you've built will get buyers excited but they'll need numbers too.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“What are your numbers?” If you have ever watched an episode of <i>Shark Tank</i>, you will recall how harshly the investors treat the business owners who …

3 Simple Tools That Will Optimize Your Brainpower | Inc.com

"Which Habits Can People Build Into Their Day to Optimize Learning?" <i>originally appeared on Quora-- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Adam Lupu, VP of learning at Andela, on Quora:</b><p>I really like this question for …

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To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It) | Inc.com

Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you know someone who possesses the following qualities, share this with them -- and …

Self-improvement

4 self-development tips for tech leaders

Managing people and projects often takes precedence over developing leadership skills. Here are four ways to work on managing your own …

9 Keys to a Happy Career Making Millions

Money can't buy you happiness but happiness with your job can really help you make money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a perfect world we would all have a dream job that’s not only enjoyable but meaningful as well. A job where we’re also happy and …

33 Management Hacks Smart Bosses Should Have in Their Bag of Tricks | Inc.com

If you're a manager, I have profound respect for you. You're probably juggling several things -- recruiting, putting teams together, scheduling shifts, managing people and tasks, handling discipline issues, and, of course, keeping customers happy.<p>That doesn't even include the tricky practice of …

Hacking

To Get Along With Difficult People, Try This Research-Backed Approach

There's a real power in putting yourself in someone else's shoes.<p>Conflict at work isn’t always avoidable. But those conflicts could go more easily if you consider how your colleagues see themselves, according to a recent study from the University of Notre Dame.<p>“What matters is that we’re aware of …

The 5 Things Mediocre Managers Forget (But Inspirational Leaders Never Do) | Inc.com

Most of my career has been in leadership roles -- and I've made a lot of mistakes. I mean, a lot of mistakes. More than I can count.<p>I've learned about leadership the hard way. I've learned the most about leading by doing it the wrong way.<p>I can still remember when I first hit the management track. …

9 things the best employees do that get them promoted

Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional employees ask their boss is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>For some bosses, the answer to getting promoted is obvious: Complete a specific task, gain a certain amount of experience, or simply be the next in …

To Succeed You Must Become a Knowledge Junkie

The first step to solving most problems is figuring out what you don't know and then learning it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A junkie can be defined as anyone suffering from an addiction. I’ll be the first to admit, I exchanged one addiction for another. My drug …

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Uncommon Signs | Inc.com

If you've ever had the privilege to work for one, have you noticed how the best of leaders have their best people's interests in mind? I mean, they genuinely care about the goals, career paths, and personal well-being of their people.<p>By default, that statement may have just eliminated the majority …

Leadership

25 Time Management Hacks That Actually Work | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered why some people are uber-productive? You know the people who always respond to emails and finish projects on time. It's not because they work 80 hours a week.<p>They're so productive because they're masters of time management.<p>While time management is a skill that everyone should …

Time Management

Don't Make Your Crisis Worse

Rather than sharing positive stories companies should focus on trust building initiatives<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Crisis management is an extremely serious business, which when …

I Started My Business on a Spreadsheet -- Here's Why All Bootstrapped Companies Need to Start Lean

Start small, prove out the real business need, concentrate on learning how to sell or convert and then retain customers, and you're setting yourself up for bootstrapped business success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In late 2012, I was burned out. I basically had two …

Tools and Strategies for Effortlessly Improving Your Focus

Ever hear of Brain.fm, which uses algorithm-generated music to set a deeply focused mood? We hadn't, either.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want to be productive, right? But productivity is difficult to maintain without focus. Any day of the week, there is no …

How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team

There is a well-known story about a cleaner at NASA who, when asked by JFK what his job was, responded “I’m helping to put a man on the moon.” This anecdote is often used to show how even the most mundane job can be seen as meaningful with the right mindset and under a good leadership.<p>Today, more …

What’s the best meditation style for your personality type?

Everyone has their own fitness personality: Some people can’t get enough of SoulCycle, while others see tapping it back to a Katy Perry song as their …

4 Habits That Can Improve Your Work Performance

Do these four things to be more productive each day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs, world leaders and professional athletes all have one thing in common: They all have some quirky habits.<p>In the world of sports, strange habits like spitting on the ground …

The Dalai Lama reveals that he too gets angry, and here's what he does about it

The Dalai Lama is a man known for sharing wisdom and enlightenment. So you wouldn’t think he’s someone that gets angry.<p>This isn’t the case. In a …

How to blow your boss’s mind

We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right — you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always …