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Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Leadership

The One Thing Nobody Ever Tells You About Innovation | Inc.com

One of the most often told stories about innovation is that of Alexander Fleming and his discovery of penicillin. Returning after a summer holiday in 1928, the solitary Scottish scientist noticed that a strange mold had contaminated the bacteria cultures he was growing. That single observation …

Innovation

Executives Fail to Execute Strategy Because They’re Too Internally Focused

Experts have opined for decades on the reasons behind the spectacular failure rates of strategy execution. In 2016, it was estimated that 67% of well-formulated strategies failed due to poor execution. There are many explanations for this abysmal failure rate, but a 10-year longitudinal study on …

Management

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing.<p>The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their …

Management

Closing the Strategy-Execution Gap Means Focusing on What Employees Think, Not What They Do

When you embark on a new strategic journey to sustain and grow your organization in an uncertain world, what do you prioritize? If you’re like most of the leaders we know, you start with organizational structure and processes.<p>This would be a mistake.<p>In 2016 we asked 80 senior executives from 20 …

Management
Marketing

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

Guitar Lessons

Jalapeño Biscuit and Chorizo Queso Gravy Skillet

Go ahead and have all the fun you want on Saturday night. This spicy, cheesy, one-skillet version of everyone’s favorite biscuits and gravy will have …

7 Easy High-Protein, Low-Carb Dinners

There are endless ways to get crafty with low-carb dinners—veggie-crust pizzas, riced cauliflower, zucchini noodles, you name it. But while these …

Healthy Eating

You don’t need to caramelize onions in the skillet—there’s a better way

Earlier this week Gizmodo editor Tom Scocca resurfaced his heroic effort to expose the truth that caramelizing onions takes a hell of a lot longer than most recipes (and Google) would have you believe. While many recipes cite an absurd five or 10 minutes for getting the soft, golden, sweet onions …

2 Essential Rules for Running a Business

The key takeaway here is this: Sales cures all.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Sales cures all.</i> We’ve all heard this before. It means that if you can hire a great sales staff, you'll be ahead of the game.<p>The phrase, however, never really had meaning for me until I …

Profit

I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever

“Do Hot Pockets count as hygge?” I ask my husband on our first night of practicing the Danish way-of-life-turned-phenomenon pronounced <i>HOO-gah</i>, and …

Happiness

Honey Garlic Butter Salmon In Foil Recipe

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 375°F | 190°C.<p>2<p>Done<p>Line a baking tray / sheet with a large piece of foil, big …

Try this quick and easy oven-steamed salmon recipe for dinner tonight

If you're a salmon fan, this recipe from former Food columnist Russ Parsons is one of the easiest dishes you can make: Heat the oven to 250 degrees. Place the salmon on a baking sheet and slide it in the oven over a pan of boiling water. That's it. The salmon will be ready in about 20 minutes, when …

Paleo Dinner: French Style Chicken Stew

Paleo Dinner Recipes:<p>French Style Chicken Stew<p><i>PREP/COOK TIME: 2 hours</i><p>Chicken is one of the most versatile meats and it goes with all kinds of flavors …

Spices

How To Cook A Turkey: Easy 5-Step Thanksgiving 2016 Recipe Perfect For Beginners; Cook Times, Tips & More

Having a perfectly cooked turkey for Thanksgiving is a must for most celebrating the holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24, but it’s not as difficult as some …

17 Unique Hummus Recipes That You *Won’t* Believe

Everyone has a go-to afternoon snack, and for most of us, it’s probably hummus. Thankfully, hummus recipes have come a long way from the standard chickpea-and-tahini preparation (hello, peanut butter funfetti dessert hummus!). Now, you can pretty much use any bean or vegetable you like, and the …

Cooking

Blackened Shrimp Pasta

I have such a weird relationship with shrimp. Most of the time I don’t like it, then suddenly, out of the blue, I get this really intense craving for …

Seafood

An Illustrated Guide To Charcoal Grilling

<i>For Bon Appétit, by Rick Martinez.</i><p>Credit: Illustration by Hisashi Okawa<p>There's something so satisfying about cooking an outdoor feast on a charcoal grill. But knowing what to grill--and when to grill it--can be a little intimidating, especially while you're entertaining a horde of hangry guests. So …

BBQ

Cocoa-Chile-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe - Chowhound

1<p>Trim the pork of any silver skin and pat it dry with paper towels. Using your hands, rub the tenderloins all over with the oil, sprinkle them with …

Brown Butter Spicy Garlic Shrimp

<i>Brown Butter Spicy Garlic Shrimp is an incredibly easy meal that is ready in just 15 minutes! The brown butter flavor is so luxurious over the spicy</i> …

Seafood

Loaded Potato Soup

Bacon, ham and potatoes come together to form a cheesy soup made using Progresso® chicken broth and Gold Medal® all-purpose flour – a tasty lunch. …

A 12-Step Guide to Picking a Name for Your Startup

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name …

Small Business

Beef Stew Recipes

Hearty, tasty, and full of protein, these beef stew recipes are comforting, warming, and guaranteed to leave no empty bellies.

Cooking

Crispy Turmeric Roasted Potatoes

It’s raining right now – a steady, cool, mountain rain. I’m getting used to these afternoon storms. They take the edge off the heat and beg us to …

Food

winter squash pancakes with crispy sage and brown butter

In a large bowl, whisk squash, yogurt, eggs, cheese, salt, pepper and baking powder until smooth. Add flour and stir until just combined. Batter will …

Robert Herjavec's 5 Tips for Small Business Success

"Shark Tank" entrepreneur and investor Robert Herjavec and Deluxe Corporation's Amanda Brinkman talk small business strategy and their new series, …