Jessica Roman

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Want To Become A Great Leader? Here's The Key

A few years ago, several groups of executives went through our company’s program, The Extraordinary Leader, at a large bank. A few months later we asked them to participate in a follow-up survey. We found that 88% of the participants indicated they were focused on building strengths. We then …

The Real Ticket To Work-Life Balance

This week, BlogHer, the Center for American Progress and The Huffington Post announced the launch of “Make Life Work,” a campaign to raise awareness of the problems families are having in achieving work-life balance–and offer solutions.<p>Given that only 30% of children now have a stay-at-home parent, …

Comic Con Fans Are Ready For Some Female Superheroes

Dear Hollywood studios: It’s time to stop messing around. Get a female superhero movie into production.<p>The notion that men won’t go to see a female superhero movie or that women aren’t a big enough audience for the comic-book blockbusters that now dominate the movie landscape is just out dated. …

The Innovation Turbo-Charge: How To Train The Brain To Be More Creative

The data is overwhelming: creativity is far and away the most important skill needed to “thrive” (and this word is being used in opposition to “survive” here) in today’s world.<p>IBM, for example, conducted a global survey of 1500 business leaders in 60 countries, asking them what quality is most …

6 Meal-Planning Hacks That Can Recalibrate Your Grocery Budget

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Are you routinely bowled over by your grocery bill? Do you often find yourself tossing a garbage bag’s worth of spoiled ingredients? Are you on a first-name basis with the pizza delivery guy?<p>All of these could be signs that your food-shopping—and …

Google's app store in a race to close gap with Apple

Google Inc. has long been considered a dominant player in the device market thanks to its Android software. But the company is now making surprising inroads in another area: app sales.<p>The Google Play Store, where users of Android devices can download apps, games and movies, has closed the gap in …

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8 Roth IRA Mistakes To Avoid

Perhaps the sexiest and most desirable thing in the world of finance is the phrase <i>tax-free</i>. No other finance term conjures up feelings of total control and freedom. Since Roth IRAs are one of the most tax-efficient retirement strategies, because they grow tax-free and are passed tax-free to …

Finding Stocks That Can Double

My favorite question to ask of a CEO is what are you working on that has the potential to double your stock price over the next 3 to 5 years? If the CEO cannot provide a good answer to this question, there is no reason to believe the stock can do any better than an index fund so I’ll pass. It’s …

Want to Be a Better Manager? Get a Dog.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you think about the way we talk about dogs, you’d think they have horrible lives: “It’s a dog’s life,” “I’ve been working like a dog,” “It’s a dog-eat-dog world,” and “They treat me like a dog,” to name a few.<p>Funny thing is, if they’re …

6 Powerful Psychological Effects That Explain How Our Brains Tick

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Understanding the psychology behind the way we tick might help us to tick even better.<p>Many studies and much research has been invested into the how and why behind our everyday actions and interactions. The results are revealing. If you are looking for a way …

Why You Should Use Blogs and Podcasts to Market Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days, marketing expert Al Lautenslager offers a dynamic marketing blueprint to help business owners attract more customers and maximize profits. In this edited excerpt, the author describes the benefits your</i> …

A Strong Balance of Confidence and Paranoia is the Best Offense

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leaders of companies of any size, at any stage of development spend a lot of time focused on growing the business. We develop our game plan and ensure that we are optimally executing on our objectives. We concentrate on looking …

Public Speaking Secrets From the Top Stars of TED

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>You’re in the middle of a room with 5,000 people staring at you waiting for you to speak.<p>What’s coming up for you?<p>Are you shaky, nervous and unsure of yourself?<p>Are you prepared, alive and ready to leave the audience inspired?<p>Everyone starts out in life …

10 Stories of Unforgettable Customer Service

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why are we as consumers so captivated by stories of great customer service? Perhaps it is because they serve as a much needed reminder that there are companies (and amazing support reps) who still care about their customers.<p>Every company …

It's Good to Feel Stupid: 5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was lifting with the owner of my gym. She was doing clean and jerks. I was squatting.<p>In between sets, I asked if she had ever competed in an Olympic weightlifting meet. “You should do one. They are a lot of fun and you’re definitely …

How to Psych Yourself Up to Make That Call

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Does anyone really like making sales calls? Well, yes, actually. Some people do. But many don't.<p>I fall into the latter category, although I have learned to leverage my discomfort into success. And, as they say, if I can do it, so can …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …