Tej Kumar

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Ask these 7 questions in a job interview to land the perfect candidate

How many quarters would you need to stack to reach the height of the Empire State Building? How many ping-pong balls fit in a school bus? How do you …

Employment

How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide | Inc.com

Maybe you think you don't need a step by step guide to writing a great business plan. Maybe you think you don't need a template for writing a business plan. After all, some entrepreneurs succeed without writing a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a …

Small Business

Man who retired at 35: Saving money won’t make you rich—here’s what will

Saving money is a little bit of an obsession of personal finance and early retirement bloggers. We fill the digital airwaves with wickedly creative …

Personal Finance

If You Have Stubborn Belly Fat, Do These 4 Things to Finally Reveal Flat Abs

Losing belly fat and getting a flat stomach, maybe even six-pack abs for the most ambitious, is like the holy grail of fitness. It might make you feel better to know that certified personal trainer and fat-loss coach Oualid Zaim says, "Even people who seem to be able to lose weight often end up …

Fitness

7 Investment Secrets You Need To Know

Having the inside track on how to best invest your money is smart. Here are the best insider secrets from seven of the best investment advisors today.<p>Don’t be a wuss with your investments,” said Andy Smith, certified financial planner at Financial Engines. You have decades of life in front of you. …

Retirement

How to Master the 4 Types of Leadership That Will Make You Successful

You must master multiple leadership styles to be an exceptional leader.<p>It's unwise to be a one-trick pony when it comes to leadership. Rather, you need to be adaptable and have multiple leadership approaches at your disposal.<p>An adaptable leadership style is one that is flexible enough to enable you …

Leadership

27 surprising things that affect whether you get hired

There are many pieces to a job interview.<p>There’s the obvious stuff: Have you done your research on the company? Are you polite to the interviewer and …

Employment

4 Ways to Coach the Uncoachable Employee

You can't change people, but you can get them to change their behavior.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every manager encounters uncoachable employees or team members, and, unfortunately, there are usually one or a few in every company. These uncoachable …

Employee Engagement

Here's How To Handle The 3 Most Difficult Manager Conversations

I’ve yet to meet anyone who likes to have sticky conversations. They’re hard to get right, cause unintended consequences, and leave us feeling unsettled. As a manager, these conversations are part of the job – a part we’d rather avoid. Many leaders spend hours trying to prepare for a short …

Leadership

How To Pivot Up Into A Leadership Role: Five Key Steps

Terry is a really interesting entrepreneur. He’s a Stanford-educated engineer, he’s founded a tech startup and he’s struggling. From the outside, things look great — the company has grown significantly, it’s won important customers and attracted investors. But on the inside, it’s a different story. …

Team Building

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

Self-help

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

3 Ways to Overcome a Bad Procrastination Habit

The early bird gets both the worm and a pat on the back.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are certain times in your life that you will never forget: your first sale, your first customer review, and sometimes even the day you landed the client of your dreams.<p>They're just like those small moments you …

Procrastination

7 Characteristics of Remarkably Awesome Job Candidates (Make Sure Your Next Hire Has What It Takes)

Hiring great people can make your business great too. So why not hire great people?<p>When you have a job vacancy to fill and you start the recruiting process, you'll naturally want to hire people who have the skills and experience required to start working right away and without a lot of extra …

Employment

The Death of Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations. To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. However, those days may soon be behind us. New digital …

Understanding Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization

Psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization contends that individuals are motivated to fulfill their potential in life. …

Behavioral Sciences

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Signs to Immediately Recognize Someone With the Gift of Leadership

In 'Servant Leadership in Action,' best-selling author Raj Sisodia details the rare qualities of great leaders.<p>In <i>Servant Leadership in Action</i>, a collection of essays from 44 renowned servant leadership experts, Raj Sisodia, co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism movement and best-selling author, …

Leadership

Why You're Losing Weight but Not Belly Fat — and What to Do About It

You've gotten into the stride of a healthy nutrition and workout regimen, and you're seeing the results on the scale. But many women reach their target weight only to be disappointed that they've lost little to no belly fat. Although it seems logical that our belly fat will shrink as we lose …

Fitness

How Blockchain Will Help Small Businesses Challenge Even the Largest Rivals

Blockchain will democratize data.<p>4 min read<p>Businesses that embrace modern digital technologies see significantly higher growth margins than those that are slow to adopt them. But while large companies like Microsoft and IBM are already applying blockchain to their infrastructures, small businesses …

5 Things Entrepreneurs Do Mindlessly Every Day That Sabotage Their Success

Insidious habits could have you stuck in a rut. Break free by celebrating small wins and focusing on the big picture.<p>Would you sabotage your own success?<p>Not intentionally, of course. You wouldn't do obvious things, such as showing up late (or not at all), being too casual with clients, …

What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job?

Here are a few that are considered “red flag words” by interviewers. Avoid these because these words don’t do you any favors. I’ve listed …

Employment

4 Anti-Inflammatory Proteins You Should Eat To Blast Belly Fat, According To Nutritionists

By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about inflammation and the many ways it can wreak havoc on your health. Inflammation in the body is responsible …

Nutrition

Why Prebiotics Are as Important as Probiotics

Good gut health requires more than consuming enough probiotics.<p>Probiotics are living microorganisms that contribute to a healthy digestive …

Wellness

A 6-Step Skill Assessment For Hiring Rockstar Salespeople

What Is Skill Assessment?A skill assessment allows employers to test how well a job candidate can complete tasks required of them in their future …

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

This Is the Hands-Down Best Workout to Shed Those Extra Pounds

We don't have to look far for incentive to go to the gym. In addition to the mental health benefits of working out, it's rewarding to feel "in shape," even if weight loss isn't our goal. Of course, many people seek workouts that burn the most fat — and burning belly fat is a common objective. If …

Exercise

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employee Engagement

Core Leadership Competencies: Which Do You Possess?

There are a number of competency models that are used to guide leadership development efforts in businesses, in nonprofit organizations, and in …

Team Building