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If Your Employees Act Like They Don't Care, You Might Be Doing These 11 Things Wrong

A careless leader can wreak havoc on a company and send the best people packing. To keep your employees in the fight, stop waving these red flags.<p>I came across this quote today: "People come for great vision and leave for poor leadership."<p>It made me think of all the times when I've stepped into a …

8 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming rich has more to do with restraint and tenacity than it does brilliance or luck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millionaire. It’s a title that plenty of us would love to have. But, is that actually feasible?<p>Believe it or not, becoming a millionaire is a goal …

Self-improvement

10 Money Habits That Will Help You Get Serious About Prosperity

Take your financial life to the next level through actions like seeking new income sources, making debts your priority and separating friendship from business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of habit can be quite interesting. Rather than create 2017 …

Personal Finance

Two Easy Ways To Rewire Your Brain To Be More Productive

Until technology catches up with a solution to fix our productivity problems, you can use brain science to get more done.<p>“Our brains and bodies, which functioned perfectly for us up until the 20th century, can no longer keep up,” says Harvard scientist David Bach, founder of the Platypus Institute, …

10 Dividend Growth Stocks That Simply Print Money

History has taught us that dividend growth stocks are the absolute best way to grow both your income and wealth over time.<p>One such group of dividend …

Six Warning Signs to Look for During a Job Interview

It’s easy to forget that job interviews aren’t just an evaluation of you as a candidate, they’re also a chance for you to get a sense of the company …

7 Things the Smartest Leaders Do at the Start of Every Year

Hint: It's not about you.<p>When we look at the major priorities and initiatives for growing your business in 2017, we need to take a cue from the Global Leadership Forecast study, conducted by DDI and the Conference Board.<p>Their crystal ball is clear: Leaders just aren't ready to lead. In the …

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who’ve …

15 things to tweak when setting up a new MacBook

After you have jumped through the initial screens from the Mac Setup Assistant that had you log in with your Apple ID, connect to a network and so on, your work is not done. Here are 15 settings to change or at least check on your new MacBook.<p>1. Check for updates<p>Has Apple released an update to …

How to quit sugar this year: 'It's a lifestyle change, not a diet'

Week four is when most people experience a crash, and mine is monumental. But by week six, I’ve come through the other side<p>• From getting stronger to writing that novel – how to achieve your goal<p>It’s Monday night, and I’m clutching an eight-pack of mini Kellogg’s cereals in the queue of my local …

The 9 Worst Ways To Brand Yourself

Are you getting tired of all the content-less “content marketing” that pervades the internet in order to “brand” professionals as thought leaders? I know that a lot of the HR heads and CEOs I work with are.<p>They see this explosion of self-branding “lite” as insubstantial and overly self-promotional. …

Thought Leadership

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

An example: The "one-size-fits-all" approach went away along with mobile strategies and the B-52s.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 2016, is in our rearview mirror, so it’s time to look to the trends in 2017 that will change how we do business: For instance, in …

Customers

6 habits highly organized people have in common

People often lament that despite their best efforts, they just cannot seem to get, and stay, organized. Even though they’ve been working at it diligently and have tried many strategies, nothing seems to stick. So how do organized people stay organized? Over the years, I’ve noticed they have six …

How to Use Reddit for Business Intel

If you're using Reddit only to kill time and look at memes, you're doing it wrong.<p>Reddit has been in the news nearly every week of 2016. The social news aggregation, ranking, and discussion site has this year proved itself to be a massive force online, undoubtedly playing some role in this year's …

A Single Tip That Will Make 2017 Your Best Year of Work, Ever

Instead of focusing on the easiest tasks, or even most pressing, focus on this.<p>It's a new year, and that means a fresh start.<p>Want a simple tip that will help you make this year your best year of work, ever?<p>Use every morning to focus on your Most Important Task (MIT).<p>Your MIT isn't your easiest …

5 Digital Marketing Trends Worth Acting on in 2017

These 5 things will be extremely important in 2017 for marketing anything online.<p>As the new year begins, it's crucial that you look back at 2016 and really review what worked, what didn't, and most important how you should shift your strategy to be successful in 2017.<p>We are in a fascinating time …

10 Success lessons from Mark Cuban – “Self-made Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share52<p>Tweet<p>Share137<p>+16<p>Shares 195<p>He’s the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV …

5G promises to transform the world again

We may be on the cusp of a new, simpler world.<p>From the current era of “peak complexity”, this new era will produce a step-change in society. It builds a platform for growth while empowering the developing world to leapfrog the competition.<p>At Huawei’s Mobile Broadband event last month, I saw what a …

Why Influencer Marketing Will Explode In 2017

A recent survey revealed 84% of marketers plan on executing at least one influencer marketing campaign during the next 12 months.<p>But what exactly is “influencer marketing”? Well, it’s the grey territory between an official testimonial and a subtle product mention, which is done almost in …

Public Relations

Emerging LinkedIn Profile Trends to Maximize Your Success in 2017

Impressive stats indicate that LinkedIn is the place to be in 2017. Use it well. Here's how.<p>There were 45 billion page views from LinkedIn members during Q1 alone in 2016.<p>Two new members join LinkedIn every second.<p>Each month, 106 million unique users visit LinkedIn.<p>41% of millionaires use …

iPhone 7 Plus Suffering Serious Hardware Problem

If you’ve just unwrapped a shiny new iPhone 7 Plus, then perhaps you’d better take a look at the camera, as some users are reporting a problem which can only be fixed by replacing the handset.<p>The problem seems to be related to the phone’s camera hardware. In a thread on <i>Reddit</i> entitled <i>iPhone 7 Plus</i> …

Tim Ferriss' 3 Rules of Branding

<b>1.</b> <b>Instead of fixating on the often nebulous “brand,” think of how you can “own a category”</b> in the minds of 1,000 die-hard fans who can then act as …

32 Mindblowing Documentaries On Netflix To Binge-Watch On Your Day Off

Just in time for the holidays.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Steve Case: 3 Ways to Get Rich With the Internet's 'Third Wave'

The 'Third Wave' will drive wealth for entrepreneurs who know how to disrupt obsolete paradigms. Will you be one of them?<p>We are in the middle of a revolution. The Internet of Things (IoT), which gained legitimacy in 2015, is predicted to grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020, from $655.8 billion in 2014, …

10 Leadership tricks that business books can help you understand

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share96<p>+13<p>Shares 124<p>Dwight D. Eisenhower once said,<p>The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real …

10 Effective Communication Habits of the Most Successful People

It's not rocket science, but like all good habits, it takes hard work to communicate at this level.<p>Being able to communicate effectively, I believe, is one of the best life skills you can develop. Think about it, colleagues who can masterfully communicate their thoughts, feelings, ideas, concerns …

Top 4 websites for the best flight deals

It can get stressful when trying to find the right flights. Flight costs differ between airlines, some leave you with long layovers and some charge …