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According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Self-Reflection

Want To Build Lasting Relationships With Customers? Try These 5 Things

Follow advice from these renowned sellers to build better relationships with your customers<p>There's no shortage of sales advice. And while sales can frequently be a tough profession, following random suggestions without first making sure they're legitimate can hurt you more than it'll help.<p>That …

Wall Street has a growing generation gap

There is a generation gap in finance. And I'm not talking about Millennials vs. Generation X. You can split traders into two groups:<p>I am a pre-crisis trader.<p>I remember a time when interest rates were high and currencies were strong. I remember when the Fed used to do things like drop 50bp …

This CEO Reviewed Thousands of LinkedIn Profiles -- Here Are the 5 Updates You Should Make to Yours Now | Inc.com

Think about the attention to detail you put into your resume. You know that it needs to inform and impress. It must radiate competence and respectability. The question is -- should you treat your LinkedIn profile the same way?<p>I have seen plenty of LinkedIn profiles that are either incomplete or …

Employment

The best business book I've read in 20 years taught me 4 career lessons I never forgot

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

The 5 Levels of Delegation You Need to Know to Lead Well | Inc.com

In a prior article, I talked about the power of using the 70% rule when it comes to delegating tasks to your employees. I also discussed how you need to assess the critical nature of an issue - whether it's below the waterline or not - when it comes to delegating.<p>But there's actually another …

Leadership

Starbucks' Former President Reveals 6 Leadership Traits That Led to His Wild Success | Inc.com

Howard Behar is former president of Starbucks Coffee Company International and the author of <i>It's Not About The Coffee</i> and <i>The Magic Cup.</i> During his tenure, he helped grow the company from 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. He retired in 2007.<p>He now dedicates a large part of …

Employment

Uber becomes a cautionary tale for startups

Uber's day of reckoning has arrived -- and with it perhaps a moment of truth for all technology startups.<p>Uber unveiled sweeping recommendations on Tuesday following a months-long investigation into its corporate culture. At the same time, CEO Travis Kalanick stepped aside indefinitely to grieve for …

The One System That Changes Employees' Behavior

Find out the four steps you can put in place to create a productive, effective workforce.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem’s book</i> Total Alignment<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound<p>Did you know …

7 Mistakes Leaders Make All the Time (But You Can Avoid Them) | Inc.com

Regardless of how talented or conscientious a leader you might be, it's inevitable that we all make mistakes. Yet, in a deeper analysis than what we might normally achieve, it appears that there are two kinds of mistakes.<p>The first might be what one normally thinks of as the definition of mistake: …

Editorial Posing Tips | 5 Things To Watch For For Better Group Shots

Posing is an art wherein subtle nuance speaks volumes, and the tiniest changes can make a world of difference. Even the pose of a single subject …

The Only Six Viable Approaches To Talent Management -- Invest, Support, Cherish, Move Up, Over Or Out

When managing talent most organizations fail to differentiate. Treating everyone the same produces schools of average ducks. Instead sort people by performance and role fit and invest, support, cherish, move up, over or out as appropriate. Expect to find most people effective and in the right role. …

Human Resources

5 Ways To Improve Your Small Business Marketing

Marketing is important to every business’s survival. As a small business owner, you probably have a small business marketing strategy. But, marketing is always changing with new tactics.<p>As marketing evolves, shouldn’t your small business marketing strategies change, too? Learning how to improve …

Small Business

Top 5 Tips for Making Managers into Better Leaders

Managers are usually the men and women responsible for coordinating, planning, and organizing activities and tasks within a company. These skills are certainly important, but how managers embrace and apply these skills might be even more important.<p>If you want to be the best manager you can possibly …

Leadership

3 Top Traits of Effective Agile Leaders | Inc.com

Even if you don't come from a software background, you've likely heard of "Agile." It's been around for decades, but was made popular in 2001 with the introduction of the "Agile Manifesto" and it has since spread to teams and organizations of all sizes and industries.<p>This, however, is not an …

Project Management

How This Electric Bike Startup Launched One of the Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns Ever | Inc.com

While Burtov isn't ruling out seeking out more traditional sources of financing in the future, for now, he's tapping the crowd for funding. I recently spoke with Burtov about why he prefers to rely on crowdsourced funding and how this approach fits into GeoOrbital's brand-building strategy.<p>What …

Stop growing your startup when your product still sucks

We have exactly $325,710 left in our bank account.<p>The cash is burning fast, and we’ve already wasted a big portion of our seed investment trying to market a product for which we thought we had already found a product/market fit.<p>“Four out of ten,<i>”</i> shouts Lauren, breaking the silence we’ve had for …

Make money on YouTube: How to get richer by creating and sharing videos on the internet

YouTube sure seems like a good way to make a quick buck. After all, if Ryan, a now-famous 3-year-old toy reviewer, can build an audience in the …

Want to Create a Top Workplace? Let Your Employees 'Drive the Ferrari' | Inc.com

It's a great feeling when your business is growing fast and going gangbusters. Entrepreneurs know how sweet it can be to see all your hard work coming to fruition. As a fellow startup co-founder, I want to talk about a recent milestone for my company, Terminus. We made Inc.'s Top 50 Best Workplaces …

Don't Hire Employees. Hire Peers | Inc.com

Warren Buffett has stated, "Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don't have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it's true. If you hire somebody without integrity, you really want …

Leadership

How to Invest in Venture Capital

Can ordinary investors play in the same league with big institutions? Here's how it works.<p>Venture capital is the lifeblood of new business …

Years later, Toronto woman haunted by collision | The Star

The collision occurred in a fraction of time, but almost three years later, Carolyn Skinner still relives it constantly.<p>“I think about it all the …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

US climate change officials refuse to answer questions from Donald Trump’s transition team

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has refused to answer questions issued to them by Donald Trump’s transition team.<p>The President-elect’s team asked …

Donald Trump

20 Things You Should Know About Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's Relationship

The de facto Second Couple of the United States has a fascinating past.<p>Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been together for a decade and have made three babies and lots of headlines together. What began as a buzzy socialite union has culminated in their transformation into the "de facto first …

The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the …

MORGAN STANLEY: These 7 stocks are going up soon

In a new research note, Morgan Stanley experts have listed seven stocks that are going to do better than expected in the next 15-60 days — driven up by 2Q earnings, accelerated growth, or increased efficiency.<p>Read on to find out which stocks Morgan Stanley thinks are going up in value soon, and the …

Canada creates $200-billion in housing wealth, but at what cost?

There are costs attached to what Bank of Nova Scotia calculates is the $200-billion in housing wealth created in Canada over the past year.<p>Among those costs are the fast erosion of affordability and the build-up in household debt to the point that it’s now one of the most worrisome in the world.<p>The …

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