Why Leaders Lack Emotional Intelligence

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Why Leaders Lack Emotional Intelligence

Why Leaders Lack Emotional IntelligenceOver the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon—and a cliché—in American society. Hollywood would have us believe that the Machiavellian chief exec is still alive and well. Whether it’s the Donald from The Apprentice or Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock, these eat-the-weak-for-breakfast-types seem to be as powerful as ever.

But that’s just TV, right? How about in the real world? Do businesses still allow these inhumane relics to survive?….More

iPhone 6S Leak Reveals Radical New Camera

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iPhone 6S Leak Reveals Radical New Camera

iPhone 6S Leak Reveals Radical New CameraApple AAPL -0.42%’s iPhone camera is a massive advantage. Yes rivals can match its quality, but not with as much consistency or with such small file sizes – a key aspect in today’s photo sharing obsessed world. And now it looks set to get significantly better.

A report picked up by the ever vigilant AppleInsider says Apple will upgrade its next generation iPhone, expected to be called the ‘iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus’, to a dual-lens array. Interestingly the leak comes from the Asian supply chain, a mine for reliable Apple information in the past…….more

Great Plumbing Tips You Can Do On Your Own

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localplumbersdublinGood plumbing maintenance is relatively easy, but failing to keep up with it can mean costly repairs. Here are some good ways you can take care of your plumbing, either yourself or with the help of a licensed professional. Take care of your house now and it will benefit you in the future.

To help you repair a leaky water line, you should hire a local plumber in your area. A leaky water line can be a problem because it could lead to a flood. The best way to fix this problem is to hire a licensed plumber who is trained to repair the leak.

Periodically check your pipes for leaks and cracks. These can be forgotten, since pipes are usually hidden away, but checking for leaks and cracks can help you identify a small problem before a big problem occurs. You may have to enlist the help of a family member to turn on and off the water stream as you are checking.

If something is wrong with the disposal in your sink, avoid the temptation to stick your hand in there to fix it. Even if it is are switched off, a garbage disposal can be very dangerous. You can look online to find the diagram for the disposal that you have.

Make sure you get a good recommendation or check the references before you hire a plumber. With good recommendations, it will assure that you are hiring an experienced plumber. If the experienced plumber is professional, he will have a fully stocked truck and be able to complete most small jobs in one visit.

As mentioned above, most periodic plumbing maintenance is simple and straightforward. Most repairs resulting from serious damage to your plumbing are not. Now that you know how to deal with the plubming issues in your home, you should be more prepared to prevent or mitigate the more serious problems that can result.

Why Social Media Is Better Than a Personal Letter

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Why Social Media Is Better Than a Personal Letter

Why Social Media Is Better Than a Personal LetterI spent the holidays with highly accomplished professionals including three physicians, one attorney, and an entrepreneur. All but one took me aside to ask whether they should start using social media for career purposes, which is something none of them have done before. In each case, they were wrestling with two questions:

Why should I interact publicly with clients/patients instead of privately?

The answer to this one is easy: most of the best opportunities come from weak social connections, rather than strong ones. By interacting with your contacts online, you create opportunities for weak connections to notice your interests and skills…..more

What is a Startup CEO’s real job?

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What is a Startup CEO’s real job

What is a Startup CEO’s real job[This post is a bit long so I narrated it on the Umano platform – you can listen to it on the app here: https://umano.me/c/OLr26]

Startups are unique animals: “a startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.” This means that at its birth, a startup is in a unique position – having zero constraints. There is no product, market, revenue, employees, HR, legal issues etc. A good friend of mine who just launched his Nth start-up after finishing his vesting at a large company described it best – “I am having the time of my life. I only deal with signal: zero noise, product or people all day.” In many ways the startup journey is a downhill spiral of the CEOs quality of life by adding constraints – users, customers, investors etc. Of course, we know we need them to succeed….more

Why I Fired a Top-Performing Employee

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Why I Fired a Top-Performing Employee

Why I Fired a Top-Performing EmployeeAs an entrepreneur, you’d do anything for your company. You put in countless hours to build the business, and you’re relentlessly committed to your mission.

Unfortunately, not all of your employees are going to feel the same way. It’s inevitable that once you really start to grow, you may inadvertently invite a toxic employee into your midst.

Left unchecked, a toxic employee’s bad attitude will fester and spread to other parts of your company. I learned this lesson early in my entrepreneurial career. Shortly after I started Gravity, one of our top-performing employees began playing political games and forming alliances within the company…..More

Money Can’t Be The Only Talent Hook

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As we get ready to usher in a new year, there is optimism in the employment market. Every possible friend in the search space is confirming huge hiring demands. The new government seems to be optimistic about the ‘Make in India’ slogan taking off. The campus season has brought a lot of cheer to the outgoing batch of students. New sectors are emerging. Entrepreneurs are getting born by the day. In other words, the hunt for talent is going to reach a new high in Corporate India. What is often being less stated is the concomitant attrition woes that will also sharply climb. While stock talent will be in demand, the pressure to scalp top talent will be severe. How do we keep our flock together in the face of head hunters’ perseverance? Money may be important, very important. But there is much more that one can add to our retention arsenal, if we choose to answer some of these questions….Read more

The Importance of Being Different

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The Importance of Being Different

The Importance of Being DifferentHow can you be an impact player, the top dog in your pack of working wolves? The answer is as simple as saying your name yet more difficult than anything you can do on purpose.

Be Different.

Growing up in Florida you know much about Walt Disney World. You know when is the best time to get on Space Mountain (When the fireworks are going off), what time the Three O’Clock Parade commences (You’d be surprised how many Cast Members are asked that question) and not to mess with the Disney Ducks (They are protected and they know it).
And when you are or related to a cast member you know the history of the company. Not just how the opening of Disneyland was called Black Sunday because it didn’t go as planned, but how Walt Disney scoped the Orlando area for years when it was a swampland and persisted in ensuring the rights to the now 47 Square-mile resort. THAT WAS DIFFERENT,…….More