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How to Design Meetings Your Team Will Want to Attend

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to make meetings more efficient and productive. And while it’s true that leading focused, deliberate conversations is critical to organizational performance, meetings aren’t <i>just</i> about delivering results. There’s another outcome that leaders should be …

Public Speaking

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 …

Project Management

10 Surprising Ways You Can Sleep a Lot Better

Chronic lack of sleep is a performance, productivity, and creativity killer. Here's how to change that.<p>If you feel you don't get enough sleep--or enough quality sleep--you're not alone. Somewhere between 50 million and 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders that decrease daily …

fundamentalprinciples

Stop Being the Hero If You Want Your Startup to Succeed

At some point, a founder needs to scale the team and concentrate on long-term strategy.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Early founders understand what it means to perform heroic acts. Re-architecting the product, swooping in to close large deals and being the …

Time Management

Sorry, But Your Brain Only Knows One Way To Multitask Effectively

Your brain can multitask really well when one of the tasks is a habit you’ve developed in that particular context.<p>The news that multitasking is bad isn’t even news anymore. In recent years, people have begun to recognize what psychologists have known for decades: If you try to do two things at the …

Humanity

10 Reasons Why People Quit

There are times in every entrepreneur's life when he or she feels like giving up -- here's how to stay in the game.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is no walk in the park, and every entrepreneur will experience times when he or she feels like …

Business Strategy

4 steps to Trump-proof your small business

On January 20, Donald J. Trump takes up residence in the White House. What does this new Administration potentially mean for small business?<p>There’s an old saying: Politicians campaign in poetry and govern in prose. Now, the last campaign didn’t offer poetry from any side, but the grand promises and …

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Management

Basic Focus Training

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To Make Your Employees Happier, Lose This HR Policy

Turns out, employees are more likely to cry after a performance review than improve.<p>2 min read<p>Employee reviews are meant to be helpful and constructive, but many workers say that they have the opposite effect.<p>In fact, a recent study commissioned by Adobe found that 80 percent of office workers …

The Workplace

What If an Employee Refuses to Answer Emails in the Evening?

Are evening emails critical to your business' success?<p>Nick Corcodilos, who writes at <i>Ask the Headhunter</i>, tackled a question from a reader who wanted to know if he was unreasonable for expecting to only work during business hours. Corcodilos comes down firmly on the side of the employee who wants to …

hardline

13 things you're doing wrong from the moment you wake up

If your daily routine were a college assignment and you submitted it to your professor the scientist, chances are it would come back with a whole lot of red ink.<p>That is to say, you're probably making a <i>ton</i> of mistakes every single day that can sabotage your productivity and happiness. Think drinking …

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

10 must-read biographies of brightest entrepreneurs

Share26<p>Tweet<p>Share34<p>+11<p>Shares 61<p>Books are a terrific source of inspiration, a distillation of years of wisdom, a constant friend, a flight of the …

The 1 Question That Gets Every Single Millennial in Trouble

How ironic.<p>In the past two weeks, I have seen Simon Sinek's viral video explaining all-that-is-wrong-with-Millennials in my Facebook feed an unnecessary number of times. And it has been interesting seeing my peers, fellow Millennials, agree and disagree, feel understood and feel misunderstood. …

Leadership

The 20 best business books of 2016

We've got your back. Below, we've rounded up the best reads out there focusing on entrepreneurship, negotiation, and more. There's everything from the story of two psychologists who rocked economists' world to a guide to making a career change from a former Googler.<p>It's the perfect list to choose …