Gareth Desmond

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The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

What This Business Owner Did to Get His Team Out of a Sales Rut

This story appears in the May 2015 issue of . Subscribe »<p>Brian Brady was doing everything he could to motivate the 30 salespeople he employs at his six Wireless Zone franchises in Virginia. Every few months he’d run sales contests and put up prizes like cruise vacations, iPads and gift cards. But …

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The 8 Simple Habits of Incredible Bosses

Being a great boss is a lot of work for most people. Developing habits like these can make it easier.<p>Being a boss is hard. It doesn't always come naturally. Many who want to move up the ladder don't really consider whether they have what it takes to consistently motivate people to do good …

Why China’s economy is slowing and what it means for everything

It’s really happening.<p>China, an increasingly important engine of global economic growth, is slowing fast.<p>Just last week, China’s National Bureau of Statistics reported that growth in the world’s second-largest economy had slowed to 7%, the slowest clip in six years.<p>Skeptics would note the …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

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A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients

Checking into a hospital can boost your chances of infection. That's a disturbing paradox of modern medical care.<p>And it doesn't matter where in the world you're hospitalized. From the finest to the most rudimentary medical facilities, patients are vulnerable to new infections that have nothing to …

This Is the Single Greatest Cause of Employee Disengagement

We all lead "double lives." We have our personal lives where we can: control the technologies and devices we want to use, build and shape communities, share and collaborate with who we want where we want, easily access information, take out loans on a house and make purchases, and have the freedom …

The 7 rules parents must not break in the school drop-off line

If you have kids in school, you’ve witnessed it. The fighting, the brawling, the all-out chaos that makes “Lord of the Flies” look orderly.<p>And, no, it’s not the kids in the schoolyard. It’s the parents in the car drop-off or pick-up line. Or, as I call it, “the Thunderdome,” a Mad Max-style …

Ex-SEAL says he fired final bin Laden shot

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011.<p>The 38-year-old Montanan also said that other SEAL team members were involved in the raid, including Matt Bissonnette, who detailed the group's …

Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just about every business preaches the benefits of building a culture of accountability.<p>“Leaders need to be accountable,” managers say. “Employees need to be accountable. We must do everything possible to ensure accountability at all …

5 Employees You Should Give a Raise to Immediately

You need to keep the great talent you have, and the best way to do that is by offering regular raises.<p>Paying out more funds can be tough for anyone--especially if you're an entrepreneur or owner of a small-business or startup making your way post-Recession. However, you have to remember that you're …