Daphne Wells

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The Bride Doesn’t Always Wear White—and Other New Wedding Rules

WEDDING PROTOCOL USED TO BE so much simpler. Take the dress, for instance. According to 46% of Americans polled by Harris, white is on its way out.1<p>And then there’s the all-important matter of who pays. A generation ago, the answer was obvious—the bride’s parents got the bill. But demographic and …

How to Ask Purposeful Questions to Engage Your Team | Inc.com

Plenty of books are filled with lists of questions, but asking questions without a clear objective is like playing the question lotto. Very occasionally you might get lucky and win, but most of the time you will come up empty-handed. That's a loss for you and for your team member. There is rarely a …

Employee Engagement

How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

Any team leader knows that it’s what happens between project meetings that makes or breaks a project. And yet it’s often challenging to keep a team motivated and focused on getting agreed upon tasks done. Ideally you’ve checked that everyone is aligned and agreed on next steps but assigning tasks …

An entrepreneur shares 5 behaviors that make you a bad boss without realizing it

But all of leadership is easier if you know how to manage.<p>From department supervisors to the C-suite, we've all dealt with terrible bosses in our own careers, and we all want to believe we can do better when we're finally in charge.<p>But are you really as good of a boss as you think? You can be, if …

Leadership

6 Creative Ways to Decorate Bride and Groom Chairs for Your Wedding Reception

When it comes to decorations, it's the little details that personalize your celebration and make your wedding truly memorable. Once cocktail hour comes to an end, you and your guests will make your way to the reception, so make your reception seats stand out by decorating those bride and groom …

Want to Be a Fearless Leader? Follow These 5 Steps | Inc.com

There is a balancing act that comes with the territory of being an entrepreneur, and I've found this especially true as a mom and Running a business and leading a team takes confidence, authority and ambition. Toss in managing a busy household or other family obligations, and your day is busy …

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

14 Wedding Trends That Are Going to Be BIG in 2017

Out goes the old and in comes the new! Each year that passes by, weddings are getting more creative and more design-focused than ever before, and with that, we are majorly excited for all of the wedding trends to come in 2017. If you’re a fashion, design and pop culture fanatic like we are, then …

Weddings

5 Easy Ways to Relieve Your Overworked Employees

Are your staffers working overlong hours? Disabuse them of the notion that that's the way to get ahead.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everybody wants a crew of hard-working employees, people who come in every day focused and ready to tackle whatever is thrown at …

10 Points you can't afford to miss while preparing a business plan

Share5<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>+1<p>Shares 5<p>A business plan is a formal statement of business goals, reasons they are attainable, and plans for reaching them. It might …

8 Critical Questions for Managers to Ask Themselves | Inc.com

Part of any manager's evolution is being aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. Honest self-evaluation will help supervisors get the most out of themselves and the team they lead.<p><b>Managers should start by asking themselves these 8 questions:</b><p>1. What kind of environment are you creating for …

Employee Engagement

4 Creative Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Dessert You Haven’t Thought Of

Weddings are all about showing off your personal style these days and a great place to let your creativity run wild is with your wedding dessert—especially because there are so many opportunities to break outside the box (er, traditional tiered cake).<p>Here are some new ideas for your dessert table …

Your 2017 Money Guide: 3 big moves to earn more, pay less, cut debt and grow wealth

You're a grown-up and you know what you should be doing, but there's a reason saving more and spending less money is among the most popular New …

Personal Finance

Stacked Stone Fireplace Designs And The Decors Around Them

It’s close to impossible to go wrong with a stone fireplace if the goal is to make a space feel cozy or to give it a rustic look. Stacked stone …

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Home Decorating

50 Christmas Mantles For Some Serious Decorating Inspiration

Everyone dreams of having a fireplace at Christmas. There’s just something about the Christmas morning daydream, with the sparkling tree and the …

How To Shop for a Modern, Minimalist & Earthy Look

Erin and Tobin's condo in Rhode Island is a perfect blend of minimal decor and bright, bold colors. The bright yellow backsplash and colorful poster …

8 Things Exceptional Bosses Constantly Tell Their Employees | Inc.com

Whether you're managing an intern or running an entire business, your employees' success (and your own skin) depends on your leadership.<p>Thankfully, the solution for motivating your team and squashing any issues is right at the tip of your tongue. It all starts with communication -- the skill …

Employment

20 Interior Design Terms Defined By The Pros

Is this room clean, tailored or edited? Whatever it is, it must be chic... right?<p>Interior designers weigh in on what designer jargon actually means, so you can make sure you're using the right terms in the right ways.

The Monday Through Friday Routine That Sets These Bosses Apart

Putting these on your to-do list will ensure rock solid relationships.<p>In a previous post, I told my readers about one leadership habit -- transparency -- that is not only the foundation of successful relationships, it costs zero dollars!<p>For skeptics who view things like transparency and …

6 common décor mistakes you should always avoid

We're not pointing the finger as we think we've all made at least one of these mistakes, but if we can help you not make them again, we will!<p>Looking …

How To Brand Yourself -- Without Bragging

We all remember the kid in third or fourth grade who broadcast his or her insecurity by saying things like “I’m a better basketball player than you are — you stink!” or “My family is richer than yours is!”<p>Now that we are adults, we can look back and see that these kids didn’t feel good about …

Employment

30 ideas to create a fabulous entrance for your home

Your home entrance is about to get a whole lot more impressive, as we know you won't be able to resist adding a little extra style and flair once …

How To Get From Manager to Leader

The terms “leader” and “manager” are often used interchangeably, but they shouldn’t be. Both apply to executives, but they don’t mean the same thing. An entrepreneur heading a company could easily be a one-man-show, manager or leader (depending on the stage of the company), but should always aim to …

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

One way they do this is by asking seemingly simple questions that get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal; queries that …

Scared to Ask for What You Need at Work?

As corporate employees with an eye toward the executive office, we tend to encounter moments in our career that require us to ask for what we want. Whether what you want is a raise, a promotion, or simply to leave work early on Tuesdays to pick up the kids, these conversations often feel …

10 Signs Your Boss Is a Great Manager (and You Shouldn't Leave Your Job)

For starters, how is your boss's listening skills?<p>Years ago, I was a member of a politically-charged executive team with each person pulling in different directions with opposing agendas. We were a mess.<p>While that horrendous experience was short-lived, it gave me a front-row seat to witnessing …

7 Habits of Happily Married Couples

I was on the phone with my wife Ashley and we were sharing details about each other’s mornings like we do almost every morning. When I said, “I love …

Exceptional Leaders Never Do These 20 Things (but Always Do This Instead)

Your business is a reflection of yourself--it's time to take self-development seriously.<p>The best leaders have a unique opportunity to create an environment that reflects their own values while maximizing individual strengths.<p>Unfortunately, many individuals in leadership positions lack the …

13 interior design mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Nobody's perfect, but we all want our home furnishing to be, so how can we avoid making silly interior design mistakes that will ruin the aesthetics …