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Join Us! Become a Brazil 2014 Curator

Hello fans!<p>The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil begins on June 12, 2014, and you’re invited to help curate a very special Flipboard magazine about your favorite team.<p>When the matches begin, Flipboard will publish a dedicated magazine for each of the 32 participating World Cup nations — from Team Algeria …

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Leader? Take The Test

Most everyone, regardless of their current role, wonders if they’ve got the right stuff to become a strong leader. Today is your chance to find out.<p>I became aware this week of an interesting platform and philosophy of character-based leadership created by Aprille Trupiano, an International Business …

3 Types of Dysfunctional Teams | Inc.com

Team dynamics are complicated, and only a charlatan would claim to be able to diagnose the underlying causes of a team's dysfunction instantaneously.<p>One exception stands out, however. It's a cause of team dysfunction I've seen in practice so often that not only is it instantly recognizable, I've …

Why So Many People Resist Networking and Miss Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every year, more evidence comes out on the success people have using networking to grow and promote their businesses. But I still see so many people who, for one reason or another, continue to resist networking. I began to wonder why so …

Are You Still a Great Leader? | Inc.com

One of the challenges every leader faces is knowing when it is time to move on. This is relatively straightforward for leaders who fail, or leaders who aren't held in high esteem. They tend to get pushed out. They get hints. It is, however, a problem for leaders who are successful, loved, and …

7 Characteristics of Highly Creative People | Inc.com

Sure, it's possible for everyone to nurture his or her creative side, but honest observation shows that fresh ideas come more easily to some people than to others. If you're in the market for individuals to drive innovation at your business, how can you hire these naturally creative folks?<p>A new …

5 Things Leaders Are Thinking, But Not Talking About

It amazes me just how many leaders don’t act like leaders. They define themselves more by their job title and job description, rather than the required courage, resiliency and determination to continually renew and reinvent themselves – while at the same time having their team’s best interests at …

Change Management Needs to Change

As a recognized discipline, change management has been in existence for over half a century. Yet despite the huge investment that companies have made in tools, training, and thousands of books (over 83,000 on Amazon), most studies still show a 60-70% failure rate for organizational change projects …

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company. Scared as I was, I knew that truly great leaders found ways to allow their …

Want to Be More Creative? Conflict Is the Answer | Inc.com

Brainstorming sessions often begin with the assertion that there's no such thing as a bad idea.<p>That sounds lovely in theory, but research has shown that it's lousy for productivity. Teams produce many more ideas when team members are encouraged to challenge one another in a debate setting, …

Wall Street

Overwhelmed? Here are 3 Strategies to Multiply Your Time.

Stressed? These strategies will multiply your time and free you to focus on your mission. (Image by Renjith Krishnan.)<p>It’s been more than three years …

The Magic Question: "What do you think?"

Yes, someone needs to eventually make a decision. But, if you want to fully engage the people on your team, you have to routinely ask the magic …

Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works

Recently we caught up with Roger Martin to talk about his new book Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works. Roger is Dean of the University of …

Decision-Making: How to Make a Decision When Your Team Doesn't Agree | Inc.com

In light of Margaret Thatcher's death, much discussion has ensued about her leadership style. That she could--and did--carry the day cannot disguise the fact that she polarized so many. She carried the majority, so what went wrong?<p>Randall Peterson, professor of organization behavior at the London …

The Danger of Positive Thinking | Inc.com

Positive thinking is a wonderful thing, but it can get you into deep trouble. If you're not careful, positive thinking can turn into "magical thinking" where your desire to win overwhelms your ability to perceive what's actually going on.<p>Nowhere is this more obvious than in sales. Salespeople tend …

How to Find New Customers | Inc.com

A few years ago I interviewed one of the greatest sales gurus of all time: Brian Tracy. You might remember that I named Tracy's <i>Psychology of Selling</i> as one of the Top 10 Sales Books of All Time.<p>To my vast frustration, I somehow managed <i>to lose my notes of that conversation.</i> Argh!!! But this morning …

Business Strategy

Will You Leave Your Comfort Zone? Ask Yourself This Question | Inc.com

I live in Basel, Switzerland, which might have the best public transportation system in the world. It is clean, fast, on time, and can get you where you want to be. In fact, it's so fabulous that I've lived here for four years and still don't own a car.<p>So, I was somewhat amused to look out the …

The Truth About How Much Workaholics Actually Work

Most people grandly exaggerate the number of hours they work–and in doing so, undermine their own productivity. Here’s how to track your real work time and make the most of every hour.<p>I first came to the topic of time not because I was interested in time management but because I was fascinated by …

Define Your Personal Core Values: 5 Steps | Inc.com

Most concede the power of core values in business. Jim Collins made a great case in <i>Built to Last</i>. But it's difficult to accurately create or accept core values for your company if your own personal core values are unclear.<p>Many claim to understand their own values, but I maintain you don't really …

Want to Be a Better Leader? Put Yourself First | Inc.com

When my husband, Dave Kerpen, told me at the end of 2012 that he was ready to leave the CEO position at the social media company we co-founded my stomach immediately tied into 1,000 knots.<p>It wasn't because I wasn't capable. When we founded Likeable Media, I was the COO--which meant that I …

Why Older Minds Make Better Decisions

The decisions we make throughout our lives about money, work, health and relationships have a tremendous influence on how we age. And as the number of older people increases, not only in the United States but around the world, the decisions seniors make and how they make them will have a …

Make Your Office a Fun Place to Work | Inc.com

Creating one of the best places to work takes a lot of creativity and a small dose of arcade fun.<p>When we installed our game room at Rise, I thought it would be filled with people daily. (Who could resist the temptation to play Atari video games and foosball?) I peeked inside one day and found it …

Turn a Good Worker Into a Great Manager: 6 Steps | Inc.com

I'm sure this is familiar. You have a great employee, who does strong work, and is ready for more responsibility. So you make him or her a supervisor, manager, or leader of others, and you're happy you did. "Congratulations, you're now a manager," you say, with all sincerity.<p>But then, you live to …

How Do You Know You Do Not Have a Strategy?

Organizations that have no relevant strategy for the online world are in love with technology and content for its own sake.<p>Many organizations want a …

Finding Small Ways to Solve Big Problems – How Leaders Can Get Unstuck

Whether you’re working at a startup, a mid-sized company, or an enterprise organization, leaders at all levels typically find themselves stuck at one …

Business Strategy

How to Influence People with Your Ideas

One of my young clients, let’s call her Julie, is on a mission. Julie has an idea, one that has been gestating in her mind for quite some time, but now she realizes that for her idea to have any impact at all she will have to “go public” with it. Julie believes there are countless intelligent, …