Sean Bailey

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4 Steps That Will Take You From Apathetic To Favorite Boss

How leaders can create employee engagement through empathy, one question at a time.<p>Two workplace news stories that recently went viral and have entered the national debate about income equality say something else that leaders may be missing.<p>The first is of Microsoft CEO Satya Nedella, who told …

Another Reason To Live In A Diverse Neighborhood: It Could Make Your Kids Smarter

Babies who hear different languages around town may be more open-minded about who they learn from.<p>Babies who hear a variety of different languages outside their home may be more willing to learn from people who don’t speak their native language, a new study in the journal <i>Cognition</i> finds.<p>The study …

Leadership Qualities: How To Lead Well Across Cultures

<i>Whether you feel the best boss is more of a facilitator among equals or a director who leads from the front, to succeed in international business you need the flexibility to adapt your style to your cultural context.</i><p>This lesson was brought home to me when I taught a group of Heineken executives. …

7 Tips for Investing in Your First Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Investing in your very first company can be exhilirating. It’s a new challenge, a new learning opportunity and a new experience that’s unlike any other. However, successful investing isn't easy. If you’re not careful, a poor investment …

How to get important people to respond to your emails

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>Two years ago, I made a commitment to do something that made me profoundly uncomfortable. I had just finished writing my first book, and I promised my publisher that I would reach out to bestselling authors and senior leaders, …

Self-improvement

Take This Final Exam to See If You Are Ready to Launch Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I teach entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at Villanova University. We make the entrepreneurial learning experience as real life as possible but, at the end of each semester, the “real world” illusion ends with a final …

Entrepreneurship

30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life

Life is short. This advice will help you make the most of it.<p>What does it take to be successful in life? There's no simple answer, but history has shown that there are practices that can maximize your chances of a productive, happy life.<p>Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the …

How full-stack entrepreneurs should build their skill set

Recent years have seen the rise of full-stack startups. Like Apple, these companies build an end-to-end offering, owning much of the hardware, software, design, distribution, sales, customer service, and supply chain. Examples include Uber, Tesla, and Nest.<p>I’ve been thinking that some of the most …

4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

This story appears in the March 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>For Ash Kumra, winning a pitch competition yielded much more than the $30,000 in cash and professional services he received. "Contests offer instant validation," Kumra says. "That tells an investor or a sponsor that this business …

Entrepreneurship

The Savvy Startup's Guide to Recruiting Interns

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When your new company is short on cash and in need of workers, an internship program is a great way to bring in smart and hungry people who are eager to learn and help your business grow.<p>While some might consider interns a minor role, but …

Employment

5 Essential Traits of a Great Internship Program

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s almost summer internship season, and internship programs are on the rise. A recent survey by Internships.com found that 56 percent of respondents planned to hire more interns in 2014, up from the 48 percent that hired more interns in …

Employment

Be a leader

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

7 Bad Habits That Made Me a Terrible Boss

It took me years to realize that this is no way to manage people--let alone lead them to success.<p>It's no secret. I've written many times about the mistakes of my youth. No, not the perm I had when I was a teenager or the time I jumped off a bridge into carp-infested waters. I'm talking about my …

Magazine | On the Commons

Vibrant public spaces increase our physical activity. (Photo by Dan Burden/Blue Zones)<p>July 25, 2017 | By Jay Walljasper<p>Good health means more than …

Great Leaders Are Committed to the Insignificant

As leaders, we live for the moment—the big moments that are memory makers, the home runs, the winning “touchdown,” the deal that launches our …

11 Qualities Google Looks For In Job Candidates

It only hires about 4,000 people.<p>Senior vice president of People Operations, Laszlo Bock presides over the ultra-selective process.<p>In interviews with The New York Times, the Economist, and students on Google+, the hiring boss sheds light on how the search giant evaluates candidates.<p>We sifted …

Employment

4 Ways To Make The Most Of Your First Real Job

He offers tips for making your first real job count. Here are a few of our favorites:<p><b>1. Be a "heat-seeking missile" for problems.</b> "If you can become obsessive about identifying and preemptively solving problems, you'll soon find yourself being picked for key assignments," Peterson explains. "Your …

Employment

12 Step Trade Conference Survival Guide

Brace yourself. Spring is here and with flowers that bloom come a dizzying array of industry meetings to attend, exhibit halls to walk, booths to …

14 Surprising Things That Affect Your Willpower And Decision Making

As he tells Vanity Fair, it's a way of managing his willpower.<p>"I'm trying to pare down decisions," he says. "I don't want to make decisions about what I'm eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make."<p>Obama's focus on routine is backed up by research. Social psychologist Roy …

Will Power

8 Things Truly Outstanding Leaders Do Without Thinking

Here's what outstanding leaders do almost instinctively. Do you share those instincts?<p>Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out--even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She isn't just remarkably charismatic. He isn't just remarkably likeable.<p>You can tell, in an …

The Cold Calling Flow To Keep Them On The Hook

One of the topics I end up speaking most about probably is cold calling and how do you make your cold calls? And I think the first thing about cold …

Keep Prospecting Calls Short and Sweet in the Sales Process

When my clients tell me about a 30 minute call they had that they think went really well because it ended up going 45 minutes, I usually burst their …

5 Ways to Turn TGIF into TGIM

The way you start next week has everything to do with how you end this week. To really rock your Mondays, be smarter about the way you spend your Fridays.<p>You know the feeling: The weekend flew by and suddenly it's Monday morning, the most groan-inducing time of the week. It doesn't have to be that …

Tenacity

How CEOs Waste 70% of Their Time Each Day

First Round Capital Partner Bill Trenchard says that CEOs spend the majority of their workdays inefficiently. These nifty tips can help.<p>More than half of your workday could be spent more effectively. While that's hard a hard pill to swallow, you're not the only one who can stand to gain from a …

4 Ways To Avoid Getting Blindsided By An Unhappy Employee

When you’re launching a startup, the last thing you need is for a key person to bail out unexpectedly. Here’s how to avoid having that happen–or at least be prepared if it does.<p>You’ve started building your product and have raised a seed round of funding. You feel great about your progress and are …

Avoid Costly Churn. Provide Candidates a Realistic Job Preview.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As organizations struggle to fill vital roles with qualified candidates, some of the greatest frustrations experienced by managers come from failed recruitments. Whether your organization has 10 or 10,000 members, the ability to select …

Employment