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Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

How Love With Food Found Success Offering a New Twist on Subscription Snack Food | Inc.com

Watching a friend's entrepreneurial dreams fade was the spark that ignited Aihui Ong's own startup passions.<p>After failing to woo retailers like Whole Foods, Ong's friend had no choice but to shut down her gourmet, all-natural stir-fry-sauce business. Seeing how much money and passion her friend had …

General Motors

5 Steps For Maximizing LinkedIn's Blogging Feature For Personal Branding

When LinkedIn added a blogging platform (a.k.a. long-form posting) as a way to keep members coming back – they changed the mindset of those who only visit LinkedIn when something major happens in their professional lives. Influencers, who were selected by LinkedIn, published thousands of posts that …

Marketing

How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence

If you are one of the unlucky people who must deal with a clueless colleague or a brutish boss, you’re not alone. Sadly, far too many people at work lack basic emotional intelligence. They simply don’t seem to have the self-awareness and the social skills that are necessary to work in our …

Visual Leadership: a tremendous advantage for your Communication

David Sibbet is a world-reknowned visualization expert and author of various books about Visual Thinking.His latest book, <i>Visual Leaders: New Tools</i> …

10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, I was busy earning my daily bread at one of the oldest and largest financial institutions in the world; commuting in and out of the city each day with my newspaper and large iced coffee, 12 hours later to return home all the …

Can You Lead - Or Do You Just Think You Can?

Have you ever met someone who convinced you they were really good at something – who seemed to know all about it, and could talk a great game — but then when they were put in a situation where they had to demonstrate their expertise…you found there was simply no “there” there.<p>It happens all the …

Self-awareness

A seven-step plan for aspiring thought leaders

Becoming a so-called 'thought leader' is all the rage; now, everybody wants to be a speaker, build an easy revenue stream, write a book and change the world. I do believe that everyone has a story worth sharing. Everyone has overcome insurmountable odds that give them the right to impact the lives …

How to Lose Those Last 5 Pounds Forever

You're THIS CLOSE to finally reaching your weight-loss goal!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>In the beginning of a weight-loss journey, pounds melt away like ice cream on a hot summer day. But as you get closer to your goal, it's not …

Nutrition

The 1-Page Financial Plan: 10 Tips for Getting What You Want From Life

Carl Richards is well-acquainted with money-mistakes — not only because of his work as a certified financial planner, but also because of his personal experience.<p>During the last housing bubble, Richards moved to a new city, was swept up by the frothy housing market and bought a $575,000 house — …

Personal Finance

Why You Should Never Start Just One Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two types of entrepreneurs: Those who start one company and those who start lots of companies.<p>Those who start lots of companies like to describe themselves as “serial entrepreneurs,” which may or may not be slightly fatuous. …

10 Success Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In order to achieve success, you need to adopt the habits that will drive you to the top. Successful people strongly believe in something and are driven to manifest it. Their path is so strong that it keeps them true to their ideas and …

'It's OK If They Copy Us': Google's HR Chief On The Upside Of Giving Away Staffing Secrets

As the head of People Operations at Google, Laszlo Bock’s name has become synonymous with all things HR. As of next month, he’ll also be able to say he wrote the book on it.<p>In <i>Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google that Will Transform How You Live and Lead,</i> due out next month, <i></i>Bock explains …

Seven Tyrannies That Creative Leaders Must Overcome

Changing the shared ways of thinking and acting that give shape, direction, and momentum to organizations is one of the great challenges leaders face. We typically use the word ‘culture’ to describe this cluster of values, beliefs and behaviors. For leaders seeking to animate greater creativity and …

Creativity

14 Things Productive People Do In The First 15 Minutes Of The Workday

The first 15 minutes of your workday sets the tone for the rest of your workday.<p>If you are already too busy at the start of your workday, imagine …

The Weight-Loss Plan That Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds

Catharine Acurso made gradual changes that added up to major weight-loss success.<p><b>Before:</b> 248 <b>After:</b> 145<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I was always a little overweight my whole life. I come from a family of heavy people, and when I was growing up, all of our family get-togethers were based on food. It didn't matter if …

Fitness

How to Deliver Bad News to Your Employees

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Delivering bad news is tough. It’s even harder when you don’t agree with the message or decision you’re communicating. Maybe you have to tell your star performer that HR turned down her request for a raise or to inform your team that the company doesn’t want them working …

4 Ways To Improve Customer Experience Using Data

<i>Sara Vera is a data scientist at</i> <i>Insightly</i><i>, a CRM and project management tool.</i><p>In marketing, data is power. Surveys of marketers across industries suggest that brands of all shapes and sizes have hopped on the big data bandwagon. The Direct Marketing Association found that 84 percent of respondents …

Customer Experience