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‘Right to be forgotten’ by Google may extend beyond Europe following court ruling

Europe’s controversial ‘right to be forgotten‘ ruling, giving individuals the right to have sensitive information about them removed from search engines if it is deemed to be ‘out-dated or irrelevant,’ could extend beyond Europe following a recent court ruling.<p>Google has so far been removing links …

Warren Buffett Shares His Best Career Advice — And It's Ridiculously Simple

The proof is in the profits. His Berkshire Hathaway holding company has amassed a market cap over $300 billion. His personal fortune is upwards of $68 billion.<p>So when he starts doling out career advice, we listen.<p>In a series on Fortune in which CEOs offer their best advice, the Sage of Omaha …

Why the First and Most Important Person You Need to Lead Is Yourself

To successfully lead others, sharpen your skills so you can set yourself apart as a leader.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social</i> …

Creating a Culture Where Employees Speak Up

All of us aspire to work for leaders who truly value our input. We’re looking for a “speak-up culture”—the kind of workplace where we feel welcome and included, free to express our views and opinions, and confident that our ideas will be heard and recognized. But it’s not just employees who benefit …

10 Personal Skills That Set the Very Best Leaders Apart

Leadership skills that worked in the past won't carry you into the future.<p>Do you have the personal qualities you need to be an effective leader in the coming decades? Even if you've been successful so far, the answer may be no. The aggressive personality and hard-driving skill set that got so many …

4 Reasons You're Not Too Old to Switch Careers

Older people don't have to play it safe and stay in a job rut.<p>My husband has been working in construction since he was 15 and by the time he was 20 was running his own company. It was a pretty good gig, until his joints began wearing out and the financial crisis of 2008 sent most of the contractors …

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

It’s Better to Avoid a Toxic Employee than Hire a Superstar

Superstar employees are the obsession of the corporate world. They’re highly sought after, given the most attention and the best opportunities, generously rewarded, and expressly reassured after setbacks. And while some question whether such special treatment is appropriate, it’s clear that this …

10 Ways to Spot an Exceptional Employee

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; …

Pro Tip: How to sign PDFs on your iPhone

There are times when you need to sign a contract or other document that comes over via email. You could print it out, sign with a pen, and then scan it back to the recipient, of course, but that takes forever. Might as well fax it.<p>If you get a PDF form via the Mail app on your iPhone, however, you …

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Here Are Some Surprising Benefits Of Gratitude At Work

<i>Fast Company</i> senior editor Kate Davis and associate editor Rich Bellis sit down to talk about the surprising benefits of showing gratitude at work. A gratitude journal can help you set and meet goals, and graciousness and generosity may even make you appear more successful to your coworkers. Read …

How to Boost Your Company's Creativity and Bottom Line at the Same Time

Boosting a company's creative output is a difficult task for any manager, but these techniques will yield results.<p>Driving your employees' creativity while keeping them productive is an ongoing battle.<p>Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and …

4 must-have skills for leaders to manage change

To survive and thrive, every organization—from for-profit to non-profit to governmental—has to know how to navigate change. But sadly, 75% of change …

How To Create The Job You Want At Your Company

Climbing a career ladder or hoping to get promoted is the way of the past. Here are the new rules for getting ahead.<p>Conventional wisdom tells us that the way to foster career growth within a company is to look for the paths to growth and then take steps that have been defined. But Teri Carstensen, …

7 Reasons Why Your Hourly Employees Hate Working For You

Want to reduce employee churn and boost retention and happiness among your employees? Don't make these mistakes.<p>Managing hourly employees, especially part-time ones, can be a big challenge. As of 2012, the 59% of American workers were paid on an hourly basis, with all signs pointing to an increase …

How to Transform Difficult Employees Into Team Players

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You spend countless hours recruiting the perfect team. You train them and give them the tools they’ll need to be a successful workforce. You have your excellent customer service expert, Sherry, your human resource genius, Mike, and Bill …

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6 Tips to Learn on How to Have Meetings Like Steve Jobs

The same old motivational secrets don’t really motivate you after you’ve read them for the tenth time, do they?<p>How about a unique spin on …

How to Encourage Your Employees' Curiosity

A recent study finds that while companies say they value curiosity, most actually have a culture that stifles it.<p>Valuing curiosity in your business and actually supporting it are two totally different things. If your employees are not able to ask questions and challenge your strategies and …

3 signs you're working for a company that truly values its employees

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer</i> …

17 Things Truly Happy People Always Do

Happy people don't get that way by accident. They make a concerted effort every day with these positive activities.<p>Most people want to be happy, but they often set themselves up for discontent. It's not that they wake up and decide to do things that will make them unhappy. They simply don't have …

10 Core Beliefs of Extraordinarily Resilient People

These beliefs create the resilience that allows you to succeed when others would have long since given up.<p>Nothing is more important to success in business than resilience. Resilience is the mental toughness to face and overcome adversity. It keeps you up and running long after others have given …

8 Habits of People Who Always Have Great Ideas

Aha moments aren’t magic, they come to people who have cultivated daily habits of approaching life differently.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Eureka moments are rare. The backstory behind great ideas is often …

4 ways to make millennials care more about work

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Ray Gillenwater, Entrepreneur<p>I’m 30, …

Why Do Employers Expect More Of Entry-Level Employees Than Ever Before?

College graduates are expected to come prepared to entry-level positions and internships with more knowledge than in generations past.<p>When Grinnell College senior Ham Serunjogi began his first internship at an environmental technology accelerator in 2013, he was shocked by how much was expected of …

8 Ways You Can Prevent Millenials From Totally Bailing On Their Jobs

The fastest way to scare away an independent-minded millennial is to micromanage him.<p><i>What are ways to prevent millenials from quitting their jobs? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Elijah Medge, millennial entrepreneur and manager, on Quora:</b><p>Here's the short …

8 Indispensable Ways to Be Respected at Your Job

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

5 surprising, research-based facts to help you get your next raise

No matter how much you make or what kind of work you do, at some point in your career you have probably asked yourself: “Am I getting paid what I …

30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success

Getting to the top involves doing the right things, day after day.<p>Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily …

Six Hard and Six Soft Skills to Look for When Hiring Your Next Marketing Employee

The number of B2B organizations struggling to find trained content marketing talent has grown 220% (from 10% that said so in 2013 to 32% in 2014), …

Six bad habits that are ruining your career

We all have our own list of little bad habits — some longer than others. Maybe you talk with your mouth full or cut people off when they're speaking. …

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