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10 Essential Habits for Working at Home

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …


You are not Lucky to be an Entrepreneur |

I was at a networking event this past week and ran into an entrepreneur whose company had made the Inc 500/5000 list.<p>When I congratulated him on his success, he replied that he had "just been lucky". When I pressed him on this point, he insisted that the success of his rapidly growing company--a …


How Bill Gates Thinks

Author Steven Johnson talks to the engineer turned philanthropist about the future, technology, ice, capitalism, and optimism.<p>When interesting people hang out, interesting things tend to happen. So when we found out that Steven Johnson, author of <i>Where Good Ideas Come From</i> and <i>The Ghost Map</i> was going …

Stop Multitasking! The Secret to Improving Your Team's Productivity |

Companies still romanticize the idea of multitasking. Phrases like "jack of all trades," "juggling act" and "Renaissance man" all imply that the ability to multitask is something to be relished or achieved.<p>In sales we are expected to be unbelievably good multitaskers. In fact, I once spoke to a …

Time Management

4 Habits of People Who Follow Their Dreams

Inspiration from famous people who followed their childhood dreams and the habits that kept them going.<p>As kids we all had dreams. Some of us wanted to be firefighters while others planned to become teachers, veterinarians, or even President. I wanted to be Nancy Drew. Along the way, however, most …

Steven Spielberg

Lots of People Are Happy and Rich. Here's How to Be One of Them |

Do you want to be happy? Truly happy? And what about rich? If you want to be happy and rich, stop looking at what you don't have and start looking at what you do have.<p>Last week, my Inc colleague, Jeff Haden, wrote an article titled: It Seems No One Is Actually Rich. Or Happy. I Looked. His …


Do Something Common, Uncommonly Well.

There is a phenomenon happening around New Zealand at the moment – Lewis Road Chocolate Milk. It appears to have sprung up from nowhere, with people …

7 Things Successful Innovators Never Accept

It is not the strongest of the species that <i>survives</i>, nor the most intelligent that<i>survives</i>. It is the <i>one</i> that is the most adaptable to change. This …


Best Way to Give Job Candidates the Scoop on Your Company

Yes, prospective employees want a balanced view of your company. But they also want to hear your pitch on how great working there can be--so don't blow it.<p>Of course job candidates want the uncensored scoop on the company they're applying to work for. But that doesn't mean they're only interested in …


You'll Never Hear Successful People Say These 15 Phrases

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to become more successful as an entrepreneur or in your career, you can start by making a habit of talking and thinking more like the people you know or read about who are already successful.<p>Here are some phrases you’ll never …

Photo Manipulation
Photo Manipulation

Leaders Must Identify the Place, Clear the Path, and Set the Pace

If you think you’re leading and no one is following,<br>then you’re only taking a walk.<p>Leadership is about going somewhere. It’s about getting a group of …

Why You Shouldn't Treat All Employees the Same |

I've been asked the question many times: Is treating all employees the same the best way to lead your team?<p>One would think so--after all, isn't the most fair practice one of equal treatment? The question typically comes from very caring managers who genuinely want to accommodate the individuals on …

The Workplace
Hair Care

A Power-Packed Guide to Motivation: How to Motivate Yourself to Take Positive Action