Bobby Green

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The Right Task vs. The Right People

If you’re the “complete the right task”-type of leader, you better be real smart. You’ll need to know how to do everything. Then you’ll have to make …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Are Socially Responsible Businesses Bad for Society?

Writing for <i>Foreign Policy</i>, <b>Daniel Altman</b> argues against socially responsible business initiatives such as the recently launched “B Team.” For-profit …

Publicity boosts cooperation more than cash rewards

People more likely to do a good deed if their name is attached to it.<p>Cooperation occurs when we act on behalf of a common benefit, often at personal …

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

The era of “regular” jobs is coming to an end. The Entrepreneurial Midset infographic from oDesk warns us of the changing mindset of workers. They …

Marissa Mayer’s 9 Principles of Innovation

Google’s VP of search products and user experience shares the rules that gives the search company its innovative edge.<p>1. INNOVATION, NOT INSTANT PERFECTION.<p>“There are two different types of programmers. Some like to code for months or even years, and hope they will have built the perfect product. …

How to Make Things Happen

You have the meetings, but nothing is actually getting done. Sound familiar? Here's how to break the cycle and get back on track.<p>Here's a common scenario: a powerful, driven, clever management team drives their new business through stages a I like to call "Early Struggle" into "Fun" with laser-like …

Focus on Improving One Leadership Competency at a Time

(By the way, it takes a year.)<p>Executive recruiting firm Egon Zehnder International learned a lot while conducting more than 25,000 management appraisals over the course of five years. The company shares its insights in the white paper "The Five Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was Promoted to the …

Culture and the Chief Executive

Illustration by Lars Leetaru<p>It is striking to see how many chief executives see their most important responsibility as being the leader of the …

The Entrepreneurial Paradox: What Got You Into Business Isn't The Best Way To Be Successful

<i>Some 30 years ago, I began work on my first book:</i> <i></i><b>Sweat Equity</b> <i>which profiled America’s best small companies.</i> <i>I thought it would be fun to go back and revisit some of the lessons that my co-author Geoffrey N. Smith and I came up with, the ones that have stood the test of time.</i> <i>Here, in the next part of</i> …

7 Mistakes of Failed Startups

A great idea ensures startup success, right? Wrong.<p>No one enjoys hearing it, but three out of four startups will fail before they ever get to market. Yes, even the greatest ideas are still susceptible to ending up in the trash. As a startup founder, mentor, Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) member, …

4 Ways To Get Your Culture Working For You

<i>The following is a guest piece by Jon Katzenbach and DeAnne Aguirre.</i><p>It is striking to see how many chief executives see their most important …

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

I’ve been working for churches for 15 years, but, as many of you know, I’m only 12 months into this journey to focus full-time on church consulting …

Developing A Leadership Pipeline That Works

One lesson that you learn reasonably early in life is that if you need to be somewhere at a specific time, and you know roughly how long it will take to make the trip to your destination, it is important to begin the trip on time. No combination of speeding or looking for shortcuts enables you to …

Here’s Who Gets Left Behind Corporate America’s Quest To Do Good | Fortune.com

If so much of corporate America is now committed to doing good, how come so many workers still have it so bad, at least with respect to long-stagnant wages, declining benefits, and poor training?<p>“Doing good” goes by all sorts of names: corporate social responsibility, conscious capitalism, shared …

5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't

The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a …

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Leadership

The Importance Of Understanding The Demographic Profiles Of Your Target Market

You have laid all the groundwork for your product, implemented penetrative marketing strategies and even reduced your price points to rope in more …

Customers

Why You Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Google Plus for Business

Despite all the hoopla that surrounded the new social site when it was first released, many businesses are ignoring Google Plus completely in …

What Google was thinking when redesigning the new Google+

When I am feeling kind, I think of Google+ (s goog) as a social network by dictat — err, Larry Page’s mandate. And when I am in my curmudgeonly mood …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Follow the money: AngelList has blown open early-stage investments

<i>This article was taken from the May 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

500 Startups Launches Founders Podcast Series

The prominent startup accelerator and early-stage investment group 500 Startups has announced that it will produce a series of podcasts that highlight founders from companies that it has incubated and invested in.<p>It’s a good idea. If you have spent even a modicum of time with startup founders, you …

The Top Five Hiring Mistakes Every Startup Makes

<i>This is a guest post from Elli Sharef, cofounder of HireArt, a jobs marketplace that uses online challenge-based interviews to vet job applicants.</i><p>Recruiting is a top challenge for startups, and because staffs tend to be small, one bad apple really can spoil the whole bunch. In my experience working …

5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas

Tina Seelig details how to combine unlike concepts to create the next big thing.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.</i><p>What happens when you cross a checkerboard with a midnight snack? You get edible checkers, sold with the motto “beat ’em and eat …

Innovation is About Behavior, Not Products

True innovators get people to do new things, not just buy new stuff.<p>Innovation is not invention. An invention is generally a product or a process and something you can see. Innovation is different. To innovate, we must ask ‘why’ someone does something rather than asking ‘what’ he or she does. We …

Innovation

Defining Your Brand: The First Step In Your Marketing Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the fourth in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

Marketing

Entrepreneurship According To Drucker: Your 12 Keys To Success

No question Peter Drucker is a legend.<p>A man with a seriously keen eye for business — his insights still apply to entrepreneurs everywhere.<p>And even though Drucker is deceased, you can hear his words of wisdom calling from the grave if you listen closely.<p>In fact, I finally had the opportunity to open</i> …