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Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon has 100 million Prime members in letter to shareholders

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his latest annual shareholder letter.<p>In the letter, Bezos stressed the importance of having high standards in …

What your daily routine should look like, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether that multivitamin you pop every morning does anything? Or perhaps how long you need to workout to start to see results?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You can use their answers …

Olive Garden

6 Business Books Every Leader Needs to Read

These six books will reshape your thinking on leadership, productivity, and understanding people.<p>Benjamin Franklin once suggested we either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Some of the top writers today are CEOs and business professionals sharing experiences and …

5 interview questions that will help you hire better people

<i>Jonny Wan</i><p>Most employers are approaching job interviews all wrong, says business consultant Anthony Tjan. To identify the candidates who have …

Employment

8 Terrifying Things That Will Put Your Life Into Perspective

Hold on tight, we're in for a bumpy ride.

20 Things the Most Valued Employees Do Every Day

From buying into the leader's vision to sharing good information, here are the essential traits of the best employees.<p>Think about the best boss you've ever had. Now, think about the kind of employee that boss valued most.<p>Regardless of who that employee was, I think I can probably describe him or …

3 Reasons Millennials Don't Get Promoted

Fix these, and you'll climb fast.<p>You don't get promoted for attendance. You get promoted for impact.<p>There is a huge misconception around how promotions work in our economy. For the most part, people assume that promotions are the result of time. The more time you spend at a company, the more likely …

Why Do Employees Quit Their Managers? Here's the No. 1 Reason in a Short Sentence

Reversing this problem is so simple, and yet it's so hard to find in most managers.<p>If I were to sit down at a coffee shop with leadership gurus John C. Maxwell, Ken Blanchard, and Simon Sinek--who have collectively sold a gazillion best-selling leadership books--and ask them this question, do you …

How to be a leader at work — when you’re not the boss

You're not the boss. You know that. But guess what? That doesn't mean you can't be a leader — even to your boss. Here's the thing: "Your boss wants …

4 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do for Their Employees

These common human traits seem so logical in every day relationships. Why are they so rare to find in bosses?<p>Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or …

10 Magical J.K. Rowling Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

Her advice goes far beyond wizards and witches.<p>While she's most recognized as the writer behind the world's beloved fantasy fiction series Harry Potter, author J.K. Rowling's achievements go far beyond wizards, snitches and muggles.<p>Before becoming a successful writer, Rowling was struggling to get …

Motivation

Why Do Leaders Fail at Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Leaders who don't heed this advice from a world-renowned leadership expert may find serious challenges ahead.<p>Recently, I summed up in one sentence exactly why people quit their jobs. Well, actually, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton did, stating that the <i>real</i> reason is due to bad managers. That's based on …

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.<p>In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of …

Employee Engagement

3 Reasons Why Failure is the Best Thing for Your Career

Stepping into the working world for the first time is not easy. I remember during my final year of study, applying for any job listed on the six job …

What It Takes To Be A Globally Minded Business Leader

What does a tagline say about a business school? At Stanford GSB the mission statement is ‘<i>Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world.</i>” At Harvard Business School they claim, ‘<i>We educate leaders who make a difference in the world.’</i> And at INSEAD, with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu …

10 Literary Classics Every Business Leader Should Read

If you only stick to business books and biographies, you're not learning as much as you could.<p>Biographies of inspirational figures, leadership how-to titles, and management case studies will all give you great insights on how to be a better entrepreneur and leader, but if that's all you read, …

Leaders Say They Want Nonconformist Employees. They Sure Don’t Act Like It.

A few simple strategies can ensure that your employees know their voices are valued<p>Ask most corporate leaders what kind of employees they want, and the answers will be nearly uniform: They crave creative workers who think outside the box, who speak truth to power, and who are always looking for …

5 common leadership mistakes and how to avoid them

Being a leader doesn’t mean you’re immune to error. The key to being a good leader is to learn from your mistakes and avoid making them …

9 Actions Successful Leaders Take Daily That Speak Louder Than Words

Leadership is not a pose or a title but the willingness to take responsibility and give credit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How can you spot a leader?<p>Is it because they have a nametag that proudly displays “Manager.” Are they the founder of a startup? A …

Self-improvement

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

Want More Employee Productivity, Engagement, and Trust? Do This.

Increasing transparency makes you a stronger leader. Here's why.<p>"If only I knew then what I know now, (INSERT THE HEADACHE DU JOUR HERE) would be different."<p>I have this thought about once a week when trying to accomplish anything new or difficult. At the core of this wishful thought is the desire …

What Every Business Leader Gets Wrong About ‘the Workplace of the Future’

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

How To Become an Effective Leader

Three steps to great leadership with noted speaker and author Brian Tracy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>EXCLUSIVE: $10 Course Promo Expires June 30, 2017</b><p>Is leadership …

How A Poor Culture Can Kill Innovation

Is your company clinging to the status quo? It could be hurting your culture and your chance for future success.<p>Consider the example of Kodak: In 1998, it was nearly impossible to avoid Kodak stores on every corner and the company’s more than 170,000 employees. The company was leading the …

Innovation

10 Signs You Have an Exceptional Leader

Great leaders are hard to come by. Here are a few ways to find out if you have one.<p>After surveying thousands of organizational leaders, interviewing those that stand out on the "Follow My Lead" Podcast and being a true student of leadership for many years, it's evident great leaders are hard to …

11 Keys to Being a SuperMentor (the Kind of Mentor Every Mentee Worships)

With mentorship comes great responsibility. Here's how mentors can do it - greatly.<p>Every superhero franchise needs a trilogy.<p>In my first installment of this series (the origin story, if you will), I talked about finding and approaching a mentor. The sequel was on how to be a great mentee--what I …

10 habits of super likeable leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant …