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7 Dangerous Myths About Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is extremely powerful. But it's also easy to misunderstand.<p>The skills of emotional intelligence are powerful, to say the least.<p>The ability to identify different emotions, to understand their effect, and to use that information to guide thinking and behavior, greatly increases …

How to Get Noticed by Recruiters [INFOGRAPHIC]

How do you make sure recruiters find you for the right jobs?<p>Well there are a few tactics you can engage in, here is an infographic based on the 7 …

10 Words People Who Lack Confidence Always Use | Inc.com

Nine-hundred and seventy-two.<p>That's the total number of e-mails I received just in May, and it's about my average. That's not counting the hundreds and hundreds of messages Gmail dumped into categories for promotional mail, forum posts, and social networking updates. I've become proficient at …

Introverts' 6 Biggest Management Challenges | Inc.com

In leadership, every personality type brings something to the table. An introvert (like myself) can lead by example, focusing on the mission at hand and listening more intently to employees. Extroverts bring a different skill set: they can be the life of the party, motivating people with their …

Expert Tips on How to Negotiate a Salary with Employers

Maybe it’s time for your annual review, maybe there’s been a recent restructuring, or maybe you are interviewing for a new job. Whatever the reason, …

The Art of Micro-Mentoring | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on women2.com.</i><p>For many of us, it happens all too frequently. An uncomfortable feeling, a twinge of embarrassment, when we hear someone say, "My mentor taught me…" or "What I learned from my mentor was…" We know we should have a mentor, but we haven’t taken the plunge. …

Good Managers Look Beyond Their “Usual Suspects”

In the movie <i>Casablanca</i>, there’s a famous scene where Captain Renault, the head of the French police, avoids investigating the murder of a Nazi officer by telling his people to “round up the usual suspects.” The implication, of course, is that everyone should look busy and professional, even if the …

The Magic Equation for Retaining Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hiring employees is expensive. Once you have good ones, you don’t want to lose them.<p>However, if you truly have good people, others companies will want them. To keep your strong performers, you’ll have to focus on retaining them.<p>The first …

Are You a Leader or a Manager? Why Understanding the Difference is Important.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the owner of a small business, you’re faced with dozens of important decisions daily. With time, you’ve learned how to allocate your focus and prioritize your time. You might focus more on setting the overall vision and leave the …

The Art of Practical Wisdom

<i>“It’s insulting to imply that only a system of rewards and punishments can keep you a decent human being,”</i> Isaac Asimov told Bill Moyers in their magnificent 1988 conversation on science and religion. And yet ours is a culture that frequently turns to rigid external rules — be they of religion or …

Become More Productive Without Actually Doing More Work

It may seem counterintuitive, but research suggests taking time to recharge, be of service, helps make you more productive.<p>In an effort to out-do colleagues and stay at the top of their game, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals work crazy hours, remain plugged in and forego …

Lead at your best

Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader.<p><b>When we think of leadership,</b> we …

How to Increase Productivity, Motivation and Engagement From Your Top Employees

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p><i>“Simplifying organizations is the groundwork for competitive advantage” -</i>- Yves Morieux, senior partner and managing director in BCG’s Paris office. (He is an expert in corporate transformation)<p>Despite breathtaking advances in communication …

It's Time to Focus and Reclaim Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you sat down to do an important task, and before you knew it an hour had passed by and you hadn’t worked on what it was that you had wanted to do? What did you get done during that time?<p>Do any of these sound …

Revealing The Secret To Successful Leadership

In leadership circles, we’re constantly on the lookout for sage advice on what it takes to succeed; of what skills, competencies, and/or strategies …

Leadership

Every Leader Must Be A Change Agent Or Face Extinction

In a workplace infused with top down, hierarchical, departmental silos, change management is the new requirement for leadership success. With a market comprised of fickle consumers and workplaces brimming with employee identity crises, leadership success requires more patience, poise, and …

Your Best Recruiting Sources Are the People That You Know

<i>(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by</i> <i>our friends at SilkRoad</i><i>, a leading provider of global cloud-based talent management solutions.</i> …

Should You Tell Employees They're Part of the Succession Plan?

by Sharlyn Lauby | Posted April 1, 2014 | Career Management<p>There’s a consistent conversation happening regarding the need for retention planning. …

Bouncing Back from a Negative 360-Degree Review

Unlike traditional reviews and other types of feedback, 360-degree reviews include input from a comprehensive set of people: peers, managers, direct reports, and sometimes customers. One of the most valuable aspects of this tool is that the opinions are voiced anonymously, which encourages a higher …

3 Storytelling Styles that Work for Any Presentation

Google the word "storytelling" and you will find endless amounts of articles, posts and books on the topic. It's certainly a buzzword these days, and many proclaim good storytelling to be what makes successful content strategy. Yet very few have been able to master this powerful craft.<p>Today, I want …

How To Build Trust at Work

I believe that, during the Great Recession, the ability to trust was damaged. I recently received a note from a reader asking, “How can you hire …

4 Obvious, But Not So Obvious Ways To Always Be Inspired | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You read some awesome rag-to-riches story of somebody go overcame great odds to be the person he or she is today.<p>Typically, they got out of debt, got …

Motivation

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day | Inc.com

<i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization</i> <i>to provide their tips and tricks for maximum …

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Selling | Inc.com

There are thousands of "how to sell" books and training courses available everywhere around the world. However, everything you need to know about selling really boils down to the following simple rules:<p>1. Specialize in selling one thing.<p>The notion that a great salesperson can sell anything to …

Behind the Scenes: What Drives Successful Sales Teams (Infographic) | Inc.com

If you have trouble keeping up with the latest tools and strategies your sales team should have in its arsenal, you're not alone. On behalf of software corporation SAP, Column Five created the below infographic, a roundup of the best ways you can help your inside sales team optimize its efforts.

Why Employees Quit Jobs Right After They've Started | Inc.com

Forty percent of employees who left their jobs voluntarily in 2013 did so within six months of starting in the position, according to data recorded and processed by the work-force insights arm of credit-reporting agency Equifax.<p>And another 16 percent of all employees who left on their own choosing …

Employment

How To Listen to Negative Feedback from Employees | Inc.com

It's tough to receive negative feedback, but as a leader you must treat it as if it were a fine wine. Once the cork is out of the bottle, you need to identify its nuances and understand its valuable characteristics.<p>Roger Schwarz, an organizational psychologist and leadership consultant, says you …