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Does Your Business Leadership Style Rely on Fear?

Trying to be a business leader by instilling fear in your employees and partners is never a good approach, but it is particularly devastating in a startup. Yet I see this approach used all too often by new entrepreneurs, most of whom are not natural tyrants, but who are fighting to mask their own …

Telling vs. Teaching: Great Leaders Know the Difference | Inc.com

Think about a leader and chances are your first image is of someone giving orders -- maybe it’s the quarterback in a huddle outlining the next play for his teammates, maybe it’s an army officer coolly barking commands in the heat of combat. But chances are, when many of us think of leadership, we …

Teaching

How CEOs Stay So Productive

Even the bigwigs get tempted by the latest cat video. They just figured out how to kick the habit with some simple mind hacks and easy-to-use apps.<p><i>“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”</i>-–Paul J. …

Opinion

Evidence is mounting that it might be so. The latest is the portrait of a man who many consider to be the best CEO today in America—if not the …

Leadership

How CEOs Can Use Quiet Influence to Get Results

There are many ways one can be effective as a leader. Smart CEOs know that they are most transparent and trustworthy when they lead from their own …

Is Marissa Mayer’s Year-Old Employee Review System at Yahoo Finally Taking Aim at Underperformers?

A little over a year ago, only a few months into her tenure, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sent out an internal “goals” memo to employees that outlined a …

Leadership Is Like Basketball, The CEO Of Converse Says

Converse sneakers, now owned by Nike, have been around since 1908. But Jim Calhoun, 46, only stepped up to head the brand two years ago. It was a kind of homecoming for him. Early in his career he had worked in Nike’s basketball division before taking executive jobs at the Walt Disney Company and …

Why Barilla's CEO Has Demographics Working Against Him

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a marketer, the comments last week from the Barilla Group Chairman Guido Barilla have left me scratching my head. In an Italian radio interview, he allegedly said he didn’t agree with homosexuality, nor would he feature gay people in …

AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While much of the startup community is fretting over a new rule requiring that accredited investors have their status verified by a third party, AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant says that what is more important to him is that his investors …

Yelp CEO Shares His Single Most Important Management Tip

Stoppelman responded pretty forcefully, combating accusations that the company will delete negative reviews if businesses advertise them, or highlight them if they won't, and pointing out that multiple lawsuits alleging just that have been thrown out.<p>It wasn't all contentious though. Stoppelman …

WHOLE FOODS CEO: We're Facing More Competition Than Ever Before

And future outlook isn't great for the grocer.<p>Whole Foods CEO John Mackey blamed the slowdown on other retailers wisening up and offering healthier, organic food in record numbers.<p>"Food retailing is more competitive than ever and with the growing demand for fresh healthy foods, it seems like …

Have to be a learning CEO to run PepsiCo: Indra Nooyi

In today's world where volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity go hand in hand, it is not enough to be just any other leader. As a CEO of a …

These Wooden Accents For The iPhone 5 Are Gorgeously Mid-Century

Everyone at Cult of Mac knows I’m a sucker for wood-paneling all of my gadgets. I wood-paneled my iPhone 4s, my iPhone 5, my iPad, my iPad mini, and even my MacBook Air.<p>I have to say, though, that as understated as they are, I love Richard Clarkson’s wood-panels for the iPhone 5 most of all. They …

iPhone 5

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Inside Flipboard / March 14, 2014<p>We know the excitement of seeing an article that’s so interesting or funny or cool that you feel compelled to share …

The Fourth Screen: How Smartwatches Could Be Used for Ads

Will your wrist be the next billboard?<p>With new entries from Sony, Samsung and Motorola hitting the market, plus rumored interest from Apple, …