Jean Laporte

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The Massive Personal Branding Mistake I Discovered From Studying 16,000 LinkedIn Profiles

Discover the 1 line of your LinkedIn profile that must be pitch perfect in order to ensure your chances of success on the platform.<p>I had no idea I was connected to such virtual greatness over on LinkedIn.<p>Having recently spent a few days sorting through and organizing my 16,753 LinkedIn connections, …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

How 3 Years at Salesforce Changed the Way I Run My Company

It's where I discovered the one strategic planning framework that works for teams of 20 or 20,000.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Salesforce acquired my company in 2012, much of my world was turned upside-down. I went from being a young entrepreneur who had never …

5 Ways to Avoid Small Talk and Make a Memorable Impression

To make a fascinating first impression, start with understanding the people around you.<p>How many business cards do you typically bring home from a conference? Five? ...Ten? ... More?<p>And of those business cards, how many actually led to follow-up and ongoing connection?<p>Yeah. Pretty dismal, huh?<p>As a …

4 CEO Exercises to Prepare for Success in 2018 | Inc.com

"Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning," Winston Churchill once said. That's a great mantra for CEOs, particularly this time of year. How nice would it be to spend the holidays reassured that you've got a playbook in place for 2018?<p>Here are four high-priorities areas to …

The Buck Stops Here: How Exceptional Leaders Replace Blame with Responsibility

Ask yourself these five invaluable questions.<p>Some years ago, my consulting company facilitated a retreat for senior-level executives from a well-known corporation experiencing some internal conflict. Throughout our discussions, we were baffled to hear them say things like, "They won't allow "us" to …

How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Over the last decade, I’ve conducted thousands of 360-degree feedback interviews with the colleagues of the leaders I coach. My goal with these sessions is to get a better sense of my clients’ strengths and weaknesses, but more often than not, the feedback isn’t particularly useful.<p>How do you give …

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

23 Amazing Quotes That Inspire You To Think Differently

When everyone looks and thinks the same, only stagnation is achieved. These people will help you rise above the norm.<p>I just returned from a month traveling in South Africa. I was fascinated in many ways how it resembled the USA. In fact, the food, culture, and attitudes are so similar, if you …

Need to Deliver Bad News to Employees? Science Says Do This

A new study shows the best approach for sharing bad news.<p>It's every leader's or manager's least favorite task: delivering bad news. Maybe your company is closing a facility. Or letting people go. Or you have an employee who isn't getting that coveted promotion, or has been denied an overseas …

Want Your Employees to Trust You? Show You Trust Them

Executives and managers invest a lot of effort and time building trust in their teams: both establishing trust in their employees and ensuring that their employees trust them in return. But many employees say they do not feel trusted by their managers. And when employees don’t feel trusted, …

Yes, There Are Rules to Leadership Excellence. Here's the Short List

While outstanding leadership ability is defined by standards unique to each individual, there are guidelines. Here's the short list.<p>A couple of years ago I wrote this list of 51 rules to leadership excellence. Yet today, I receive the occasional email from readers wishing to express their …

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

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Sheryl Sandberg Shares 7 Ways to Build Resilience Into Your Company Culture As You Scale

Managing a team of four to overseeing 17,000 employees, the COO of Facebook knows what it takes to maintain a strong culture as a company grows.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> <i>Masters of Scale</i><i>,</i> <i>LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman</i> <i>explores his philosophy on how to scale a business</i> …

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

On top of the world in Venice's Silver Triangle area

A multi-dimensional stone entry sets the stage at this newly built contemporary home. Inside, designer Bruce Tucker has used walls of glass and skylights to flood the clean-lined house with abundant light and views. Floating stairs rise to an upper-level master suite.<p><b>Address:</b> 2413 Wilson Ave., …

The business network: making payables awesome - The Global Treasurer

What happens to accounts payable (AP) when invoices process themselves? Long consumed with the processes of capturing, sorting, routing, validating, …

5 Things I Learned When I Quit My Six-Figure Life and Moved to Mexico

I had my mid-life crisis during a sales meeting. Or more specifically, during one of those cliché icebreaker games in a room of a hundred real-estate …

Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research

How much should people earn? Even if resources were unlimited, it would be difficult to stipulate your ideal salary. Intuitively, one would think that higher pay should produce better results, but scientific evidence indicates that the link between compensation, motivation and performance is much …