Alex SanGiovanni

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Manage Stress by Knowing What You Value

Much has been written about “stress management” techniques that are primarily behavioral in nature — such as getting adequate sleep, regular exercise, and mental downtime; taking vacation; doing controlled breathing; practicing yoga or mindfulness meditation; or getting acupuncture treatments. But …

To Become a Leader, Think Beyond Your Role

The world is full of people with opinions. Television, radio, and other media are brimming over with commentators making suggestions and offering seemingly authoritative advice to government officials and corporate executives about what they ought to do. At dinners and cocktail parties — and around …

How to Manage a Team of B Players

In 2004, Greece surprised the world by winning the European Championship, the toughest tournament in international soccer. Despite not even being a dark horse in the competition, and with a team of mostly peripheral and unremarkable players, they overcame France and hosts Portugal (twice) to lift …

What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself

After sending out hundreds of copies of my résumé to dozens of companies over the last year, I realized that I was getting nowhere because my approach was wrong.<p>I did everything I was taught to do: I created a list of the top 20 companies I wanted to work for, I customized my résumé for each …

This is what 365 days without a vacation does to your health

If you live in the US, the odds are high that you haven’t taken a vacation this year (or last year, for that matter).<p>Before enduring another year without an official getaway, either because of work commitments or an otherwise hectic routine, consider the following: A growing body of literature …

What Makes Great Salespeople

What behaviors drive successful salespeople? Last year, research by my people analytics company VoloMetrix identified three things that were highly correlated with top performing reps: More time spent with customers; larger internal networks; and more time spent with managers and senior leadership. …

Management

5 Tips for Inspiring Your Most Talented Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jason Evanish, founder of the employee motivation and retention app Lighthouse, estimates that it costs $65,510 to replace a good employee. To minimize such a steep cost for employee turnover, businesses hand out generous raises, add …

Employee Engagement

5 Public Appearance Strategies Every New Entrepreneur Should Use

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the age of online marketing, it’s easy to think you can get by with marketing your business exclusively through online interactions. From the comfort of your desk, you can build a website, publish and syndicate content, host …

Entrepreneurship

5 Jobs Every Entrepreneur Should Work Before Building a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Few people venture into entrepreneurship as their first gig. Compared to traditional professional careers, entrepreneurship is risky, demanding and requires more capital at the outset. Working a steady job prior to becoming an …

Customer Service

Donald Trump Has Mastered These 5 Psychological Tactics to Get Ahead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many people, it’s surprisingly easy to dismiss “The Donald” as a moronic blowhard. From his bombastic remarks to his over-the-top lifestyle, he often comes off as little more than a rich bully pandering for attention. But is he really?<p>…

Donald Trump

5 Habits of Exceptionally Rich Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You work hard at building your business. That’s a good start, but do you have what it takes to be rich? And by "rich," I mean the ability both to generate material wealth and achieve what matters to you most. Unfortunately, the odds are …

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How I Funded My Startup by Working for Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For early-stage startups, capital is king: No business can launch without ample time and money. However, as someone who hates the idea of ceding control of my business, raising capital was a personal struggle for me.<p>So, last January, when …

Employment

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns shares the best advice she's received as an executive

In 2000, Xerox was on the brink of bankruptcy.<p>Its iconic product was slowly losing relevance as competitors began putting out more advanced offerings, and the company was hemorrhaging money. The company had also just fired its CEO. The then chairman, Paul Allaire, came in to help with the mess, …

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