Jason LeDuc

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31 Daily Habits for Success in Business and Life

You might be surprised at the little things that make a big difference when it comes to getting ahead in business and life.<p>While connections, intellect, and drive all can help a person succeed, consistency is key as well. Just as high-achieving athletes use discipline to win, business people who do …

Have you mastered this commonly overlooked career skill?

Chances are you’ve heard a friend complain about having to "manage up." The act of managing up is often cast in a negative light — an inappropriate …

How to Manage a Team of B Players

In 2004, Greece surprised the world by winning the European Championship, the toughest tournament in international soccer. Despite not even being a dark horse in the competition, and with a team of mostly peripheral and unremarkable players, they overcame France and hosts Portugal (twice) to lift …

Steve Jobs on the Power of Asking for Help

It’s easy to think that great leaders like Steve Jobs got that way by telling people what to do, bossing them around, or instilling fear in those who …

How To Nurture “Dark Social” Employees Into Expert Thought Leaders

<i>How much of that content is related to your industry or your job? Do you ever share branded content? Do you curate industry news? Do you invest in</i> …

8 Lessons Learned Studying World-Class Achievers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As someone who has aspirations but, admittedly, is not world-class at anything, I’m always curious about the origins of those who are the very best at what they do. I've learned eight lessons from studying the elite in professions from …

Motivation

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner describes 3 qualities that make a great leader

Weiner's leadership style has earned him the trust of founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, his team, and LinkedIn investors. Glassdoor named him the highest-rated CEO of 2014.<p>Earlier this year, Weiner spoke at the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco, where he explained how he understands his role …

Leadership

How to survive losing your star employee or partner

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Jayson Demers, Entrepreneur<p>New …

The 21 Types Of Content We All Crave

What’s wrong with the lean startup methodology?

For the uninitiated, the Lean Startup methodology is a practice for developing products and businesses based on ‘validated learning’, getting customer feedback quickly and often. The process was proposed by Eric Ries in 2011. The objective is to eliminate uncertainty in the product development …

Social Media Makes Every Member of Your Company a Marketing Manager

All companies -- and all their employees -- are active on social media, which is putting their staff members front and center.<p>Actor and director Kevin Smith was once thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight for being overweight.<p>If this happened in the 1990s, he would've yelled at the gate agent, …

3 Top Myths about How to Become an Outstanding Leader

Don't be fooled by these myths to improve your leadership skills.<p>How do you know what advice to pay attention to and what to ignore as you seek to improve how you lead your team and company? Don't let these three common myths distract you from improving your skills as a leader.<p><b>Leadership Myth 1:</b></b> …

The Key Steps to Managing a Heavy Workload

Adapting to a fast pace workload and maximizing your effectiveness is a constant process of triage and balance.<p>As CEO of a rapidly growing company it can feel like I'm running from fire-to-fire, dealing with the pressing needs of the company while trying to address longer-term needs. There are …

Time Management

5 Reasons Why 'Asking' Is an Essential Skill for Every Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do you feel about asking for what you want or need? If words like <i>shy</i>, <i>nervous</i>, <i>anxious</i> or even <i>apathetic</i> describe you in this context, you could be missing out on a good many opportunities.<p>Whether it’s favors, negotiations, or routine …

Framing

The Business Skill That Will Give You a 100x Advantage

Millionaire entrepreneurs, innovators, and learning experts share how to improve at the most important skill in business.<p>Sometimes I wonder, "How would my life as an entrepreneur be different if I had learned sales at 16 years old instead of at 26?"<p>Before learning how to do a proper sales call, I …

Entrepreneurship

7 Keys To Entrepreneur Success

Successful entrepreneurs exhibit a series of traits and behaviors that set their businesses apart from their competition. Striving for perfection in …

10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, I was busy earning my daily bread at one of the oldest and largest financial institutions in the world; commuting in and out of the city each day with my newspaper and large iced coffee, 12 hours later to return home all the …

Entrepreneurship

Building Tomorrow's Leaders Needs A Fresh Approach To Leadership

Today’s leaders are facing challenges their forebears never had. Not only are they confronted with ongoing economic uncertainty and geo-political instability, they must also navigate an increasingly complex global marketplace with a growing millennial workforce that demands a whole new style of …

It's Inevitable -- How To Have Tough Conversations With Your Employees

While popular media likes to portray entrepreneurs as fearless conquerors willing to storm the beach single-handedly, the reality is that entrepreneurs are quite a diverse population. Sure, it takes courage to be an entrepreneur, and there are many who don’t back away from a challenge, but there …

7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers

You'd never know it, but Simon Sinek is naturally shy and doesn't like speaking to crowds. At parties, he says he hides alone in the corner or doesn't even show up in the first place. He prefers the latter. Yet,with some 22 million video views under his belt, the optimistic ethnographer also …

Public Speaking