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3 Public Speaking Tips You've Probably Never Thought About

Does the thought of public speaking make you break out into a cold sweat? These tips will help you ditch the fear and connect with your audience.<p>If you Google "public speaking tips," you'll find a plethora of articles on the subject. Some are helpful, but others ... not so much. So, how do you …

Public Speaking

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Clear And Consistent Vision Rallies Employees Around A Common Purpose

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella read a book that changed his outlook on leadership and business. The book was <i>Mindset</i> by award-winning Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. In the 2006 book Dweck explores the habit of having a “growth mindset:” the belief that our potential is not stagnant. We can learn …

Leadership

Reinventing And Humanizing Management: How Agile And Beyond Budgeting Have Converged

“What is required in today’s creative economy,” wrote Gary Hamel recently, “is a radical rethink of our top-down, tradition-encrusted management principles and processes. The challenge: building organizations that are as innovative as they are efficient, as passion-filled as they are pragmatic… …

Project Management

4 Springtime Strategies to Liven up Your Company Culture

Spring into the season at your company: Spend these warming months building a world-class work environment.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From Google, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to HubSpot, Glassdoor’s annual list of the best places to work-- 2018 all …

Employee Engagement

A Free Oxford Course on Deep Learning: Cutting Edge Lessons in Artificial Intelligence

Nando de Freitas is a "machine learning professor at Oxford University, a lead research scientist at Google DeepMind, and a Fellow of the Canadian …

Artificial Intelligence

Five Great Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Here’s one thing we know is true: Leaders are readers.<p>Our research takes us inside the c-suite offices of executives across the country. Those offices almost always contain a full bookshelf. We find that top leaders are often eager learners, devouring the latest books to find new insights that will …

Framing

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

Employment

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Employment

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even, "drives people?" (maybe into the …

Leadership

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Framing

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

4 Ways To Share Your Vision and Lead a Successful Team

Do you know how to connect with your team in an impactful, goal-oriented way?<p><i>"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."</i><i>- Warren Bennis</i><p>Every leader has a vision. If you want to see success as a leader, you need to effectively share your vision and ideas.<p>A "vision" tells your …

Leadership

A Groundbreaking Study of 5,000 Top Performers Identifies 3 Tactics Used by Great Communicators

A five-year study by an influential UC Berkeley business professor reveals the communication secrets that separate great leaders from average ones.<p>In a groundbreaking study of 5,000 successful employees and managers over a five-year period, UC Berkeley management professor Morten T. Hansen found …

UC Berkeley

Improve Your Morning Routine, Improve Your Life

It was almost 4 pm on a Monday afternoon when I found myself screaming inside my car. I was on my way to an OrangeTheory Fitness class, and I really wanted to get there in time to pick my favorite treadmill. I had picked the route that, I imagined, would have the least amount of traffic but, alas, …

Time Management

7 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Extreme Productivity From the Guy Who Wrote the Book On It | Inc.com

There's a single harsh reality to be reckoned with when it comes to the number of hours in a day, but countless strategies, tips and acronyms abound for getting the most out of each one. The man who literally wrote the book on "extreme productivity" recently distilled his approach down to about …

Time Management

How This 23-Year-Old College Drop Out Built A $41M Company

One of the quickest ways to accelerate your success is to learn from those who have already accomplished what you’re working towards.<p>Top performers around the world know that just <i>how</i> successful you can be depends on how successful your coach is. That’s why CEOs pay Tony Robbins $1 million a year …

New Balance

12 Ways to Increase Your Income This Month

That feeling of being stressed about money pretty much goes away when you get a side gig going.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're living paycheck-to-paycheck or you've got some reserve in the tank, so to speak, you're likely looking for ways you can increase …

Small Business

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Creativity

9 Thorough Guides That Will Teach You the Basics of SEO | Inc.com

If you want to get discovered online, you're going to have to learn SEO basics. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available that will help you do just that.<p>Some of them are offered by the most prominent names in digital marketing. These guides are not listed in any particular order, they …

Social Media Marketing

Lose These 12 Bad Habits If You're Serious About Becoming a Millionaire

There are too many barriers on the path to success to tolerate the ones we create ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success is a mindset. In order to be successful you must commit to planning your life around that one burning goal or desire. Before making that …

Time Management

25 Dinner Ideas For People Who Are Trying To Eat Less Meat

Put these in your dinner rotation.

The 3 Mistakes I Made Learning To Manage Time

As a CEO, smart time management is critical to success. Let me tell you a dirty little secret: It doesn’t always come naturally, especially to entrepreneurs that become executives.<p>When I was just starting out as an executive, I found myself struggling with a seemingly infinite to-do list and not …

Time Management

7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2018

Regardless of whether you’re a diehard tech fanatic, always after the latest devices, or a laid-back “average” consumer, if you’re like me, you can’t help but look forward to the tech developments and trends that lie ahead. After a year with surprisingly high sales for smart speakers and virtual …

Artificial Intelligence

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Venture Capital

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

How to break a CAPTCHA system in 15 minutes with Machine Learning

Let’s hack the world’s most popular Wordpress CAPTCHA Plug-in<p>Everyone hates CAPTCHAs — those annoying images that contain text you have to type in …

Machine Learning

How a Fast-Growing Startup Built Its Sales Team for Long-Term Success

It’s common for leaders of sales teams to focus almost exclusively on short-term tactics and current operations while failing to think and act in a way that supports the longer-term needs of their businesses — and it’s hard to fault them. Sales teams must meet the immediate needs of their …

Human Resources

Pixar Shares 3 Storytelling Secrets That Take Your Pitch From "We'll Get Back To You" to "Approved!" | Inc.com

If you want your biggest dreams to come true, at some point, you'll probably have to pitch them to someone. Maybe it's pitching a pit project to your boss. Or pitching your startup's business plan to raise money. No matter what future you're convincing folks to fashion with you, how do you give …

Animation

You Can Immediately Spot Great People in Your Company by Asking This One Question

Are your employees tackling their assignments effectively? Find out by asking "The Hawaii Question."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One day, my general manager, Adam, walked in looking incredibly frazzled. I paused for a second, then I asked him "The Hawaii …

Employment