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4 ways to increase your level of influence in the workplace

Leading by example is the best way to influence others at work. courtneyk/Getty Images There are several ways you can grow your influence as a leader at work, says career coach Melody Wilding. Expressing trust and understanding is key to inspire passion in your employees and team members. By earning loyalty and leading by example, you can steadily increase your level of influence at work. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Influence - especially in the workplace - is a...
Tags: Work, Leadership, Advice, Trends, Strategy, Influence, Nordic, Brene Brown, Contributor, Melody Wilding, Contributor 2019


3 steps to pivot your professional reputation and explore a new career path

A reputation pivot is the shift someone makes when their current career is no longer serving them. Westend61/Getty Images Lida Citroën is an personal branding and reputation management specialist. If you feel unsatisfied with your current job or career path, Citroën says it's never too late to consider a professional change. To pivot your professional reputation, assess your new target employers or clients to determine what skills they're looking for.  Visit the Business section of Insider...
Tags: Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Career Change, Pivot, Reputation, Nordic, Citro, Bruce, Contributor, Pandemic, Lida Citroën, COVID, Contributor 2019, Lida Citro


4 techniques to control your emotions and remain calm during stressful moments at work

If you find yourself getting upset at work, use grounding techniques to keep calm. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images During high-stress situations at work, we often don't have time to go for a run or write in a journal. Career coach Melody Wilding says there are other techniques you can use instead to calm down in the moment. Cooling down with a drink of water, clenching and relaxing your fists, and box breathing can help you relax. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Strong ...
Tags: Career, Trends, Strategy, Confidence, Perfectionism, Nordic, Imposter Syndrome, Contributor, Melody Wilding, Overachiever, Contributor 2019, Thomas Barwick Getty, Workplace Confidence, Navy SEAL Navy


5 ways to use video marketing to strengthen your small business branding

Producing quality video is one of the first steps to maximizing brand voice. Getty/Ivan Pantic Most businesses and solo entrepreneurs use video as a marketing tool. Brands often get better results when they're able to use video to tell a compelling story. Video marketing can help to engage, educate, and energize consumers and strengthen ROI. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Consumers and marketers alike have noticed a significant upward trend in video content over th...
Tags: Small Business, Marketing, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Brand Marketing, HubSpot, Video Marketing, Hootsuite, Nordic, Brand Strategy, Contributor, University of West Alabama, Contributor 2019, Getty Ivan Pantic, YouTube Tik Tok Snapchat Hulu


Why you need a personal mission statement and 4 tips for writing one

A personal mission statement is like a compass that helps you stay on track. Kathrin Ziegler/Getty Images Every business leader needs a personal mission statement, says executive career coach Melody Wilding. A mission statement is your personal definition of success that embodies your values and goals. If you're struggling with imposter syndrome or self-doubt, reminding yourself of your personal mission statement can help.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Companies ...
Tags: Google, Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Zappos, Nordic, Mission Statement, Contributor, Personal Mission Statement, Melody Wilding, Contributor 2019, Kathrin Ziegler Getty


7 key strategies for scaling from a solo entrepreneur to a successful business leader

Teams thrive when they have a higher purpose and long-term goal. Getty Images Entrepreneurs should adjust the mindset of doing everything solo to building a team to grow their business. A culture of learning from failure is key to becoming a successful business leader when scaling a startup. Fine-tuning the business' purpose is important for entrepreneurs becoming team leaders. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As an adviser to many startups today, I still see that mo...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Business, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Strategy, Nepal, Honduras, Jeff Bezos, TOMS Shoes, Nordic, Don, Inc, Blake Mycoskie, Contributor


5 practices to improve your financial health, according to an elite business coach

Mental strength is key for escaping complacency when it comes to finances. Guido Mieth/Getty Images Derek Moneyberg is an entrepreneur and wealth coach who helps people improve their financial health. He says financial goals are more about security than freedom, and many Americans are financially insecure. To achieve security, he suggests cultivating an abundance mindset by practicing mental clarity and stamina.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As we step into 2021,...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Finances, Nordic, Derek, WSFS Bank, Contributor, Business Coach, Contributor 2019, Guido Mieth Getty, Luis Jorge Rios, Derek Moneyberg, Moneyberg


10 ways to manage stress and stay calm under pressure as a business leader

Overloading your mind with too many to-dos can lead to burnout and emotional outbursts. Maskot/Getty Images Business leaders can use certain techniques to minimize stress and burnout at work. Managing your daily workload, practicing delegation, and scheduling downtime can help reduce anxiety. Building supportive professional relationships can also help leaders avoid being short-tempered and prone to outbursts. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. One of the most valuable...
Tags: Leadership, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Stress, Stress Management, Business Leaders, Nordic, Don, Inc, Contributor, Inc.com, Martin Zwilling, Contributor 2019


Not everyone wants to return to the office - here's how the hybrid workforce may expand post-pandemic

Working in an office can help employees to explore collective creativity and team-build. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images Stav Vaisman is a marketing expert, startup founder, and writer on business and entrepreneurship. He says the pandemic shows workers can be just as productive working from home as they are in the office. With a hybrid work model, WFH productivity can be combined with team-building interaction.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The end to our global hea...
Tags: Productivity, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, McKinsey Co, Contributor, Pandemic, WFH, COVID, Contributor 2019, Hybrid Work, Thomas Barwick Getty Images Stav Vaisman, Stav Vaisman


3 must-read books for budding entrepreneurs, according to a fintech founder

Reading can make a big difference in your entrepreneurial journey. Stephen Zeigler/Getty Brian Hamilton is the cofounder of Sageworks, one of the first fintech companies in the US. He credits his mentors and education from reading for his success as a founder.  Here are three books Hamilton says have been invaluable to him throughout his career.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Learning how to become an entrepreneur is a matter of experience and education. I've ofte...
Tags: Books, Entrepreneurship, US, Entrepreneur, Success, Trends, Strategy, Reading, Mentors, Hamilton, Nordic, John D Rockefeller, Napoleon Hill, Hill, Dale Carnegie, Carnegie


How to avoid burnout and enjoy being your own boss again as a business founder

Business owners should strive to scale effectively without sacrificing their family or social life. Getty Images David Finkel is a founder, business coach, and author of 12 business books including new release, "The Freedom Formula." To avoid burnout as a self-employed business owner, he says it's crucial to hire a hardworking team.  Design a smooth onboarding process and focus on creating a consistent lead generation system. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. I talk t...
Tags: Work, Small Business, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Burnout, Nordic, Don, Inc, Business Owner, Contributor, David Finkel, Contributor 2019


3 leadership qualities all business owners should have to be successful during a tumultuous economy

Leaders should set clear goals and be flexible to change during the pandemic. Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images Being a business leader during tumultuous times like the COVID-19 pandemic is no small feat. During uncertainty, leaders should be purpose-driven and able to pivot easily to accommodate change.  Leaders should also practice decisiveness, authenticity, and compassion to guide their employees successfully.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Before the COVID-...
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Despite trillions in coronavirus aid, many US families are still struggling to pay for basic necessities like food and rent

Research show that the first round of pandemic aid barely helped many families in need. Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images) Americans are still financially struggling during the pandemic despite aid from the government. A new study suggests further government aid is needed on a larger scale to help tens of millions of families. Low-income Black and Latino households may need more than others. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As Congress prepares another inject...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, US, Trends, Strategy, Joe Biden, Economy, Gop, Nordic, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Robert J Blendon, Contributor, The Conversation US, Harvard University Read, The Conversation, Owen Humphreys


5 lessons business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos' handoff to incoming Amazon CEO Andy Jassy

Andy Jassy is set to succeed Jeff Bezos as Amazon CEO later this year. Mike Blake/Reuters; Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Peter Cohan is an author, strategy consultant, and startup investor. He says company leaders can learn a lot from Jeff Bezos' succession planning with incoming CEO Andy Jassy. To find the best successor, plan ahead, set clear criteria, and time the announcement carefully. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Earlier this month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos an...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Texas, Leadership, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walmart, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Nordic, Bezos, Inc, Andy Jassy, Sam Walton


One in 3 COVID survivors may suffer from symptoms even after recovery. Researchers don't yet know how long it could last.

People with lingering symptoms may experience brain fog, pain, or debilitating fatigue. JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images About one in three people retain symptoms after recovering from COVID-19, says scientist Stephanie LaVergne. Patients with both severe and mild cases are susceptible to lingering symptoms. Researchers are still trying to determine why some symptoms remain and how long they will persist. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A few months ago, a young athleti...
Tags: Health, Colorado, Trends, Healthcare, Recovery, Symptoms, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Nordic, Colorado State University, Wuhan China, Contributor, The Conversation US, The Conversation, JGI Jamie Grill Getty, COVID


Your 'best' employee could become the most toxic - here are 3 ways to get them back on track

Sometimes good employees can be toxic because they hold a strong sense of entitlement. Vladimir Vladimirov/Getty Images Joel Carnevale is an assistant professor at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management. He explains that over-performing employees might also be engaging in destructive work behavior. Employers should reconsider how to reward good behavior and emphasize reputation and team connection. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Do you want employees wh...
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A cofounder who sold his company for nearly $20 million on how to make investors feel like their input matters so they take a chance on you

Ask for feedback and demonstrate how this feedback has been incorporated into the development process. Filadendron/Getty Images Suneel Gupta is a Harvard faculty member and the cofounder of mobile health company Rise, which was acquired for nearly $20 million dollars two years after its launch. The following is an excerpt from his new book, Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Chance On You. In it, he says showing VCs who previously said no to Rise that he used th...
Tags: Books, Trends, Strategy, Harvard, Harvard University, New York Times, Pentagon, New York Stock Exchange, Google Ventures, Dorothy, Wood, Suneel Gupta, Excerpt, Greylock, Us Department Of Defense, Investors


Foursquare cofounder Dennis Crowley on his decision to step down as CEO and what it taught him about success

Foursquare Cofounder and former CEO Dennis Crowley. Steve Jennings / Stringer Dennis Crowley says stepping down after being CEO of Foursquare for seven years wasn't an easy decision. He says he realized the job was his draining energy and keeping him from working on what he loved. If you're not energized, find a job that brings you joy and keep working until you find success, Crowley advises.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In December 2013, Foursquare founder and ...
Tags: Google, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Wenger, Ben Horowitz, Ev Williams, Foursquare, Dodgeball, Dennis Crowley, Nordic, Crowley, HOROWITZ, Nick Bilton, Bleecker Street, Job Satisfaction


5 phrases to use to improve your emotional intelligence and relationships at work

Many of us overuse "I'm sorry" when we should be using the phrase "Thanks for your understanding." Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images Having strong emotional intelligence is a self-improvement goal for many professionals. Author Bill Murphy Jr. says emotional intelligence starts with listening and being considerate of others. Use phrases like "tell me more" and "thanks for understanding" to shift the focus from yourself to others. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories...
Tags: Opinion, Relationships, Trends, Strategy, Conversations, Listening, Emotional Intelligence, Nordic, Don, Inc, Contributor, Bill Murphy Jr, Contributor 2019


4 strategies to use when negotiating a new job offer in 2021

Negotiating a job offer is all about business, so don't shy away from asking for what you want. Pekic/Getty Images If you've been given a new job offer during the pandemic, take time to consider the overall compensation package. Be ready to prove your value to an employer when negotiating for higher pay or additional benefits. Understand that negotiation is a compromise, so don't take low offers personally and stand up for what you're worth. Visit the Business section of Insider for mo...
Tags: Work, Jobs, Trends, Strategy, Compensation, Negotiation, Nordic, Don, Contributor, Job Offer, WFH, Lindsay Tigar, Christine Cruzvergara, Contributor 2019, Pekic Getty, HerMoney


4 things to consider before allowing your employees to work abroad

Allowing employees to work overseas is doable but may be complicated. FG Trade/Getty Images Post COVID, more professionals may want to combine remote work with international travel. While this can be doable and beneficial for both employee and employer, there are legal details to consider. Research whether or not healthcare and benefits can continue overseas and how local employment laws may differ. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Traditionally, the term digital nom...
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How to convince people to comply with COVID safety guidelines, according to new research from the Kellogg School

Data collected from across the world showed differences in criteria regarding who should get a ventilator. Kevin Fogarty/Reuters Kellogg professor Angela Lee led consumer research on various cultural and national reactions to COVID-19. The findings suggest that humanizing the virus can help people take it more seriously, Lee says. Certain people may also be more likely to comply with safety rules if they see it as protecting themselves, rather than others. Visit the Business section of Ins...
Tags: Cdc, US, Trends, Strategy, Canada, Nordic, Lee, Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, Vanderbilt, Kellogg School, Kellogg, Consumer Research, Contributor, Angela Lee, Stanford Harvard, Emily Stone


Why setting high expectations is key to success as an entrepreneur, according to an investor and management expert

Successful entrepreneurs focus on the big picture and long-term goals. DragonImages/Getty Richard Koch is an author, investor, and former management consultant and entrepreneur. He says the key to success is to set very high expectations that are tied to a specific mission. These expectations are self-fulfilling and will lead you to accomplish more than you thought possible.    Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Eighteen classes of schoolchildren were tested for their ...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Goals, America, Entrepreneur, Success, Trends, Strategy, Winston Churchill, Expectations, Intuit, Nordic, Boston Consulting Group, Leonardo da Vinci, Richard Koch, Bruce Henderson, Contributor


3 questions to ask yourself before deciding to join a board of directors

Before joining a board of directors, business leaders should consider how they'll fit into the existing structure. Yoshiyoshi Hirokawa/Getty Images Joining the board of directors of a company is a investment that requires serious time and mental energy. Just like looking for a job, any board you join should be the right fit for you as a business leader. Consider the commitment required, who you know on the board, and what you can contribute before accepting a board member offer. Visit ...
Tags: Business, Leadership, US, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Canada, Nordic, Inc, Executives, NACD, Contributor, Inc.com, Board of Advisors, National Association of Corporate Directors NACD, Contributor 2019


Why income inequality is the key predictor of COVID-19 death rates, according to 3 Kellogg School professors

Researchers found a staggering difference in death rates between low- and high-income people. Blake Nissen/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Kellogg School professors conducted research on why COVID death rates are higher in certain countries and US states.  Considering factors like population age, share of doctors, and climate conditions didn't reveal a correlation.  Instead, they found that higher death rates tended to occur in places with higher pre-COVID income inequality. Visit the Busine...
Tags: South Korea, Australia, Opinion, US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Healthcare, Portugal, Income Inequality, Inequality, Nordic, Mckinsey, Kellogg School, Kellogg


Consumers are looking for exciting products and new experiences in 2021 - here's how brands can innovate to meet the demand

Brands should prepare for an increased demand for wider selections of foods and products. Vyzr Technologies Innovation expert Paul Earle predicts consumers will have an appetite for new experiences and products this year.  Brands can level up with offerings that exude warmth and kindness to make people feel happy and connected. Earle says being conscious of customers' habits and lifestyle needs is key going forward. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When the pandemic ...
Tags: Amazon, Shopping, US, Trends, Strategy, Brands, Chicago, Retail, Wrigley, Costco, Kraft, Cvs, Consumer Behavior, Bud Light, Nordic, Scott


Customer experience needs have changed during the pandemic - here are 4 ways companies can adapt

Businesses should carefully design both their online and in-person customer experiences. Thomas Barwick The pandemic has forced many companies to change how they do business. Marketing professor Timothy Calkins says companies should develop COVID-friendly customer experience strategy. Companies should embrace the online experience and adapt offerings to meet their customer's needs. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The first days and weeks of the pandemic forced compa...
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The most successful kids have parents who do these 9 things, according to science

Be honest with your kids teaches them to trust you. MoMo Productions/Getty Images To set children up for success, parents should practice honesty and let kids make their own mistakes. Setting limits on screen time and demonstrating a healthy work-life balance can help form good habits. Reading to kids and eating dinner as a family can also teach your child to be more open and outgoing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   Much has been written about the attributes of high-...
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How college 'promise' programs can help boost diversity in community college

College promise programs have been found to increase the number of first-time and full-time students. Peter Cade/Getty Images New analysis shows that programs covering tuition and fees help increase community college enrollment. Partial or full tuition coverage programs can increase the number of Black, Latino, and white students. With the Biden administration's push for debt-free community college, these programs will likely expand. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories....
Tags: Education, Opinion, Trends, Strategy, Higher Education, Biden, Nordic, Florida International University, Community College, GRE, Contributor, The Conversation US, The Conversation, Amy Li, Contributor 2019, Peter Cade Getty


How policies aimed to restrict short-term trading could backfire, according to Kellogg School professors

Some of these policies could hurt both short- and long-term traders in the stock market. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images Many big investors argue that short-term traders increase market crashes and volatility. Three Kellogg professors set out to determine what impacts anti-short term investing policies could have. They found that these policies could actually cause more market interference and hurt long-term traders. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Short-term i...
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