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How the Best Managers Respond to Employees Who Ask for a Raise | Inc.com

Review season can be stressful no matter what side of the table you're sitting on.<p>If you're a manager, you've got a lot of work to do preparing performance feedback on top of your regular workload. And you probably have to deliver that feedback face-to-face. Sure, it's not easy hearing constructive …

Management

The 5 levels of leadership

As Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, once astutely noted, “Employees everywhere don’t necessarily hate the company or organization they work for as much as they do their boss. Employees—especially the stars—join a company and then quit their manager.”<p>But what makes a boss worth quitting …

Leadership

An 8-Year Study Reveals the Key to a High-Performing Culture--and 8 Ways to Build It

Build trust and fuel organizational performance by focusing on these 8 components.<p>You can invest in the latest technology, lean out processes, and add as many extra employee incentives as you want. However, if you're going to motivate your workforce and create a high-performing organization, then …

Employee Engagement

Three Breakthroughs That Will Disrupt The Tech World In 2019

We may have never before been in an era of such rapid technological change. Of course, much more is coming. Last fall, Gartner research predicted some of the big tech trends of 2018 and beyond, and it was quite a bounty: The continued rise of artificial intelligence and cloud-based computing, new …

Artificial Intelligence

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Self-improvement

Here's What You Really Need to Know About Blockchain

Eliminating information bottlenecks is how blockchain will truly make an impact<p>In 1970, a scientist at IBM Research named Edgar F. Codd make a remarkable discovery that would truly change the world. Though few realized it at the time, including at IBM, which neglected to commercialize it. It was …

Databases

How To Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often leaders are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.<p>And when they’re suffering, they’re in their Critter State versus their Smart State. Why? Most likely because safety, belonging or mattering are missing. But how do you know who needs …

Employee Engagement

How To Use Python To Automate Almost Anything

Testers of all kinds can benefit from learning approaches to automating daily tasks. In this three-part series, you’ll be walked through a task that …

Python Programming

This Team Increased Its Trust By 6% In An Hour Using A Simple Technique

I recently gave a speech about removing mental roadblocks which was followed by a leadership workshop. At the beginning of the workshop, I asked the participants to rate the level of trust they sensed in the room. An hour later I asked them to rate it again. What they found was that trust had …

Leadership

New website format is so revolutionary its creator doesn't know its potential

<b>A new web tool has made it possible to format an entire website as a URL string, but it’s such a different way of making websites that even its</b> …

Dropbox

How To Create Your Leadership User's Manual

I’ve long been captivated by the idea of creating a leadership “user’s manual.”<p>The basic idea is that managers should create a short guide to their personality, work style and, yes, even quirks, so that their direct reports would know how to best work with them. I also suspected that this kind of …

Self-awareness

What Type of Learner Are You? (Infographic)

From 'visual learners' to 'kinesthetic learners,' figure out what learning style best suits you.<p>2 min read<p>Everyone has their own way of doing things, especially when it comes to absorbing new information. What might work for you won't for the person next to you. That’s why it’s important to …

Learning

Nice boss, tough boss: A fairytale

Fairytale mindsets create a powerful lens through which we view leadership. Do you let them affect how you act as a leader? If so, you may be leaving …

Beauty and the Beast

200 User Story Examples - A Free PDF from Mike Cohn

<b>Over 200 User Story Examples - A Free PDF</b><p>Get over 200 user stories from three complete product backlogs created by Mike Cohn.<p>Sometimes we need a …

Project Management

In-depth Analysis: Data Mining vs Artificial Intelligence vs Machine Learning vs Statistics

Data Mining is a level of insight Discovery from Data. A few people see Data Mining as a level of Machine Learning, others approach Machine Learning …

Machine Learning

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

5 Signs of a Toxic Workplace That Should Be Stopped Immediately

If these things are happening at work, try these coping strategies to keep your sanity.<p>Much has been written about hiring and developing top performers in the workplace, but less attention has been paid to the effects of toxic workers on their organizations.<p>The term "toxic workers" is in vogue. The …

The Workplace

How to Give Employees Structure Without Stifling Them

Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. It’s been said so often that it’s a cliché. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational …

Management

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Leadership

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and …

Management

The youngest self-made billionaire on Earth says his success is less about his own brilliance and more about his employees — and luck

John Collison is the youngest self-made billionaire on Earth.<p>The 27-year-old entrepreneur and his brother, Patrick, 29, are the cofounders of Stripe, a payments company that has been valued in fundraising at $9.2 billion.<p>According to John, who was recently named to Business Insider's list of rising …

Startups

This 'I'm on Vacation' Auto-Reply Email Is Freaking Brilliant

Why should you be burdened with digging through two weeks of emails the moment you get back?<p>It's hard or even impossible to relax on vacation when you constantly have to answer emails. (Is that a vacation, really?) That's why most people set an "out of office" email response, promising that you'll …

Productivity

Before Automating Your Company’s Processes, Find Ways to Improve Them

One of the most recent automation technologies to emerge is robotic process automation, or RPA. RPA is a category of software tools that enable complex digital processes to be automated by performing them in the same way a human user might perform them, using the user interface and following a set …

Business Rules

Answering These 10 Questions Yes Will Instantly Prove You Are Meant to Lead People

This self-diagnosis will help determine employees' commitment to their boss, and to their work.<p>Conventional thinking demands that we throw more perks, bonuses, and pay raises at employees to increase their work satisfaction or "boost their morale."<p>But carrot-and-stick methods of motivation don't …

Employee Engagement

Our 6 Must Reads For Creating and Accelerating Trust on Teams

Over the years, we’ve dug into some complex topics, from technical infrastructure to growth equations. We’ve even covered complexity itself. But …

These 5 Mindful Habits Will Keep You From Burning Out

Say no, except to playing. Always say yes to play time.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are easily distracted. Smartphones, gossip, social media, substance abuse, endless email, mindless web browsing, too much TV, video games, unnecessary meetings, …

How You Can Improve UX with Microinteractions. Part II

In the first part of the article, I talked about the definitions and types of microinteractions and why they work for your product UX. Here, I will …

UI Design

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

6 Smart Ways People With Emotional Intelligence Respond When Their Buttons Are Pushed

hen conflicts flare at your workplace, how do you respond?<p>Everyone has a "drama" story at work. What's yours?<p>In a previous company, I vividly recall a senior executive marching down the hall spewing expletives on his way to wage war with a middle manager. An ongoing issue boiled over, and this VP …

Emotional Intelligence

Price’s Law: Why only a few people generate half of the results

At my first sales job, I had about 25 colleagues who did the same work. After the first month, I noticed something peculiar.<p>Only 4 of my co-workers …