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Developing These 5 Habits Will Make You a Once-in-a-Career Leader to Employees

Practicing these five powerful tenets of leadership will make you unforgettable to employees and irreplaceable to employers.<p>The thing I wanted more than anything "growing up" as a leader was to be unforgettable to employees--for my impact on their performance, growth, happiness, and life. Did I …

Employment

How to stop being so busy and get more done

“Busy!”<p>It’s the response Darius Foroux always got whenever he asked coworkers how they were doing.<p>The Dutch businessman and blogger said the word “busy” first began to puzzle him when he briefly worked for an IT research company in London.<p>“I thought to myself, ‘That’s not the answer to my …

Time Management

If You Want to Win Over Customers, Appeal to Their Emotions

Shopping data often looks at website visitors through hard numbers, but humans are more driven by irrationality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to the way we shop, it seems fair to say that none of us are fundamentally rational in our decision-making. …

3 Ways to Get People to Buy Your Product (Especially if They're On the Fence) | Inc.com

Without paying customers, a business cannot grow revenue and succeed over the long run. And without enough leads, a business won't have prospects to convert into those valuable customers.<p>In a poll of small business owners, my company found that growing customers base and cash flows were the top …

Marketing

20 Ceiling Fans That Actually Look Good

These designs will serve as a striking accent while keeping you cool<p>Why do ceiling fans get such a bad rap? Maybe the first thing that comes to mind is the faux-wood unit with slow-moving blades and a hanging pull chain typically found in low-ceiling office buildings or schoolrooms. But they …

15 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately

Generally speaking, you've only got a few seconds to make someone want to spend more time with you.<p>And in those precious few seconds, everything matters — from your last name to the smell of your sweat (unfair and gross, we know).<p>Below, Business Insider rounded up various scientific findings on the …

Bookmark This: Common Household Items that Could Poison Your Pet

Sometimes we forget our pets aren’t people and can’t safely enjoy the same things as us.<p>National Animal Poison Prevention Week is a reminder to pet …

Why You Should Wake Up at 5 A.M. Every Day | Inc.com

I used to wake up before dawn. My roommate and I would stumble down the streets of NYC at 5 in the morning and talk about anything and everything our brains could handle. (As for why we decided to wake up at dawn, it was because our third roommate didn't think we could do it. Our competitive side …

Time Management

How to design kitchen lighting

<i>This article was first published in April, 2013. It has been updated for the current season.</i><p>From reworking your downlight strategy to learning how to light glass cabinet, design director of John Cullen, Sally Storey, reveals how to get the right light for preparing food and setting the mood in your …

5 Crushing Mistakes to Avoid When Meeting New Customers | Inc.com

You only have one chance to make a first impression on a new customer. Even the smallest mistake can paint you as "just another salesperson" who doesn't understand what the customer wants or needs. But if you can master your approach to those initial conversations with customers, you can quickly …

10 ways smart people handle negative people

Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress.<p><b>Related: 10 Habits of Unlikable</b> …

Learn all the tricks of the SEO trade — and earn search engine certification

Literate tech users probably know how vital Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is to getting content discovered on the web. But there’s a world of difference between understanding SEO’s importance and being able to manipulate it. You can harness the power of SEO yourself with the Expert Lecture …

11 Ways Successful People Deal With People They Don't Like

Everyone has to interact with someone they don't get along with every once in a while, so be prepared the next time it happens to you.<p>Author of A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s inevitable that you’ll encounter people …

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before 7 a.m.

Success always takes time, which is why the most successful people start early.<p>Equal Rights Advocate, Promoting Amazing Companies Across the Globe<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. We like to do things our way and are known for …

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done | Inc.com

For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about it: How many times were you interrupted …

Jeff Bezos

3 Social Media Tools Entrepreneurs Should Be Using Every Day

Social media is evolving at an incredible rate. The most important thing you can do is to equip yourself with the best tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One hundred years from now, when historians are asked what they labeled as the biggest breakthrough in human …

The 5 Paint Colors That Will Make You Happiest

Just in time for spring!<p>The colors in your home can have a <i>huge</i> impact on your mood — particularly paint colors. The shade of your walls has been shown to affect emotions: There are certain shades that will bring you down, ones that will help you relax, ones that will suppress your appetite and a …

Happiness

Dogscamper adventure van treats puppies like royalty

The Type B motorhome lets Fido come along<p>Adventure vans come in all different styles and sizes, from burly campers ready to go off-the-grid to bespoke Mercedes vans with “jet-set swagger.” We’ve never before seen, however, a van dedicated to dogs.<p>The Dogscamper is a German-designed Type B motorhome …

A photo of a dog wearing pants just settled the internet’s greatest debate

At the end of 2015, a simple question was posed to the internet: If a dog wore pants, how would the dog do it?<p>The meme originated on Yik Yak and …

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

How to Generate 2281 Social Shares When No Ones Following You

A few weeks ago, I published an article about Instagram.Within a week of publication, the article had been shared on social media over 2,000 …

23 Must-Have Alexa Skills for Your Small Business

Amazon's Alexa and other digital assistants are changing the way we get information and control our smart homes. They are fundamentally altering the way in which we interact with our computing devices. We've only scratched the surface of what voice-activated intelligence can do and, thanks to the …

The 5 Step Influencer Formula (and its money making secrets)

Do you have “like” anxiety?<p>The ever present Facebook app that sits on your smartphone is an addiction for many of us. You post a cute photo of your …

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

Leadership

10 Ridiculous Sales Mistakes You Need to Stop Making | Inc.com

I'm an investor and advisor in a New York-based Ad Tech company. Recently I worked with their sales team to help improve some processes.<p>We identified a few mistakes the team was making. I'm going to share 10 sales mistakes you may be making too:<p>1. Stop apologizing for contacting them.<p>Many sales …

Voice Mail

You Can Now Buy A Cargo Bike At Ikea

With the Sladda bike and accessories–now available stateside–Ikea is on a mission to change how we travel though cities.<p>If Ikea’s prophecies hold true, the future of living in cities involves squeezing into tiny apartments, devouring vat-grown meatballs, and growing our own produce. (More likely …

Brisket, Latkes, Rugelach And More: 10 Delicious Haukkah Recipes

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with family, friends, and lots of delicious food. Happy Hanukkah!<p><b>1. Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes</b><p>Spiced with an aromatic blend of curry, cumin, ginger, and cayenne pepper, these exotic latkes double as a fabulous winter side dish. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Onion Braised Beef</b> …

#Adulting: 36 Modern Christmas Songs for Grown Women

No, "Here Comes Santa Claus" does not make the cut.<p>Now that we've eaten our body weight in stuffing, it's time to heat up the cocoa and enjoy holiday tunes 24/7. But if you're looking for something a little more grown-up than the Christmas songs of yore (you know, kids singing/aggressive jingle …

This USB Keyboard Will Bring Back The Nostalgic Clicks Of A Vintage Typewriter

Many of us have only a vague recollection, if any, of what it’s like to type with a real mechanical typewriter: the tactile clicky sounds, the …

Vintage

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