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"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of any workday, as well — particularly busy ones," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker
When asked recently to name the one attribute CEOs will need most to succeed in the turbulent times ahead, Michael Dell, the chief executive of Dell, Inc., replied, “I would place my bet on curiosity.”
"I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." ~ Steve Jobs You might have guessed by now that I'm a huge advocate for coding — and not
Designs with a human touch just feel right. It might be intangible, but it’s undeniably powerful. Think of interactions between people. Most communication happens using common languages, such as speech
A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations. In this
There's a difference between leadership and management. Understanding these 10 key differences can improve your abilities to lead and to manage. Last week's article The Leadership Checklist: 10 Principles
Many entrepreneurs are self-taught, so it's no surprise they take a wrong turn from time to time. While you can't predict every error you'll make, there are some errors that happen more often than others.
What does your personality type have to do with being an entrepreneur? Quite a bit, according to a recent study. Truity Psychometrics, a personality test developer, surveyed more than 25,000 volunteers
But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible. Today,
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Both salaried workers and entrepreneurs need to know what tools to use to become more productive at work. This is especially important for
The concept of “authenticity” means many different things to different people: not putting on a show, being true to one’s values, being transparent, feeling aligned with one’s integrity, etc. For many,
I've learned a lot about social media since I started being more intentional about my activities. Way back in 2011, I had only 400 followers on Twitter, a small handful on Facebook, and a paltry 200 contacts
If you’re looking for the next generation of leaders, seek out these seven types. One of the most difficult things a leader has to do is identify and develop other leaders in their midst. Too often, organizations
Negotiations--real ones, at least--are always between two parties with more or less equal power. When there's a big power differential, negotiation is impossible. The stronger party simply dictates terms.
In today's hyper growth business environment, most leaders are seeking out the "game changers", "paradigm shifts", and "strategic inflection points" that will put their companies on a more aggressive trajectory.
When asked about his management philosophy, Robb Fujioka doesn't hold back: It's a "democratic dictatorship," he says with a chuckle. After all, how else would Fuhu, the tablet maker that topped the Inc.
From Netflix to Facebook, we learned a lot from some heavy hitters in 2014. Here’s the Best of the Best. This year, we got down to the tough questions. Where can personal lives, family, and career intersect?
It takes a lot of smarts to run a small business, but not just any smarts. Four specific mental skills, or "intelligences" will help make any entrepreneur more successful, according to Valeh Nazemoff,
There are literally millions of leaders, in all sorts of organizations, all around the globe. While some run businesses, others lead nonprofits and government offices and agencies. Regardless of the type
For busy entrepreneurs, task overload is the new norm. With a barrage of emails, texts, calls, clients and employees constantly bombarding you, it’s near impossible to stay focused and productive. To and
“All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership. Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes
Gender still matters in leadership in 2014. Women work twice as hard to secure VC funding, and often end up not taking on a male co-owner. Merit is supposed to cut across everything, determining who reaps
Leaders have some common traits when it comes to how they approach problems, information, and other people. While there are no definitive brain scans that show differences in the way leaders’ grey matter
Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is
Do you dread attending office parties? You're not alone. A lot of people would rather have their teeth drilled than have to spend an hour making small talk with a room full of strangers. Unfortunately,