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8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate

The more leaders micromanage, the more their teams push for independence. Here’s how to break the cycle.<p>Many leaders would say they already delegate a lot, yet plenty of employees would say their bosses are micromanagers who don’t delegate enough.<p>[Delegating] isn’t about managers losing control and …

9 Things Good Leaders Never Say

Think before you speak. <i>Duh</i>. We all know that. But, be real, do you actually <i>do</i> it?<p>No? Then shhh! There are some things you should never be caught …

5 ways you’re killing your productivity and how to fix it

How diligently do you work each weekday?<p>Americans waste a supposed $1.8 trillion in lost workplace productivity, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. …

Time Management

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Managing Health and Wellness

In my Forbes series <i>The Insiders</i>, I share the ins and outs of launching and scaling a small business, all through the chronological lens of our own experiences building VerbalizeIt.<p>Through my own experiences and in learning from other entrepreneurs and investors, I’ve harnessed several strategies …

Entrepreneurship

The Weekend's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs

Today’s news and insights for business owners: <b> <br>Social Entrepreneurship</b><p>This startup pays kids in Africa to learn how to code, then gives them high-paying jobs at Fortune 500 companies: “Johnson’s solution is Andela, a program that finds the best and brightest students or programmers in Africa, …

Startups

Top 10: Over the Top Luxury Features

Bang & Olufsen motorized tweeters<p><b>Car:</b> Audi A8<p><b>Feature:</b> Bang & Olufsen motorized tweeters<p><b>Why:</b> Start up the A8, and the navigation screen sprouts out in …

8 Business Name Mistakes That Investors Hate to See

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every new baby gets a name before it is introduced to the world, and yet some entrepreneurs continue to send me business plans with TBD (to be determined) in place of a business name on the front page. They don’t realize that the name …

Billionaire Sam Adams founder says 3 Harvard degrees didn't prepare him to be an entrepreneur

He spent eight years at Harvard University and got not one, not two, but <i>three</i> degrees — a BA, JD, and MBA.<p>"I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur," Koch told Business Insider. "This was the '70s. Going to Harvard Law School or Harvard Business School was a pretty established path."<p>The next …

This $11 million log cabin has all the amenities of a luxury resort

Personal vacation home or resort? You decide.estately.com<p>You've never seen a ranch like this before.<p>Though it neighbors Idaho travel spots like Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Lake Pend Oreille, Buck Quarter Ranch is a vacation destination in itself. In fact, if you're not in the market for another …

12 Things Successful Leaders Know About Setbacks

20 Inspirational Quotes That Will Inspire You To Succeed

Inspiration