Josh Hardwick

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Make Yourself or Your Team More Creative in Just 15 Minutes | Inc.com

Manicures, groceries, lunch. On-demand services have shrunk our expectation for delivery of the things we desire to 15 minutes or less. Any longer and we're checking our watches and grousing about the service these days.<p>But what if you could get something more abstract--a quick hit of creative …

Design

The Simple Email Trick That Makes Following Up Effective

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"Should I follow up with that prospect again? I haven't heard back from them since my last email to them..."</i><p>So goes one of the most vexing questions in prospecting. How often do I follow up, to stay "top of mind" relevant for the products …

3 Tools You Need to Spur Explosive Growth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the <i>2015 State of Small Business Report</i>, nearly half of the 1,088 business owners and executives surveyed said their confidence in the economy had increased since the same time last year. Furthermore, 57 percent anticipated …

We Need To Talk: Mastering the Conversations You Don't Want To Have

In the workplace, the ability to connect with people, understand their needs and then deliver on them is a critical skill. Broadly labeled “emotional intelligence,” it’s now routinely measured as an important indicator of future success. Part of that involves knowing how to handle difficult …

What Great Managers Do to Engage Employees

Less than one-third of Americans are engaged in their jobs in any given year. This finding has remained consistent since 2000, when Gallup first began measuring and reporting on U.S. workplace engagement.<p>Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in and enthusiastic about their work …

The 10 Commandments of Leadership

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7 Reasons You Should Care About Your Personal Branding | Inc.com

Personal branding is especially crucial for the current generation of young workers, who are more likely to move around professionally. Over the course of their careers, many professionals will change industries, transition between completely different careers, and be hired by companies as …

Personal Branding

When Stress Rises, Empathy Suffers

Humans—and mice—are much more likely to feel empathy toward friends than strangers. New research finds that stress hormones are to blame, writes Robert M. Sapolsky<p>Among the many contradictions of humans, some of the more striking ones concern empathy. Our hearts break at a disaster on another …

Psychology

How To Budget Next Year’s 2,000 Working Hours

Thinking differently about the time you have could put your work into perspective.<p>There are 8,760 hours in a year.<p>If you work full time, you’ll spend about 2,000 of those focused on your job. Sure, you may spend more than 40 hours at the office most weeks, but you likely take breaks. You take major …

What It Really Takes to Be an Artist: MacArthur Genius Teresita Fernández’s Magnificent Commencement Address

In 2005, artist <b>Teresita Fernández</b> — one of the most original and visionary sculptors of our time, whose work appears in the bewitching monograph <b>Blind Landscape</b> (<i>public library</i>) — received one of those legendary phone calls from the MacArthur Foundation. The mysterious caller informed her that the …

A Scaling Playbook for Entrepreneurs: Hiring for Growth

<i>Henry Kim is the president and co-founder at Symphony Commerce.</i><p>Generally speaking, entrepreneurs are great at creating something from nothing. We are ideas people, and good at getting them off the ground through laser focus on product concept and development as well as early cultivation of a …

5 Fears You'll Need to Conquer Before Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is treacherous ground. You’ll face great risks, from the inception of your company through the growth stage, and even as you stabilize and gain momentum. If you’re going to be successful as a business owner, you need to …

Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free

<b>(CNN) —</b> People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources.<p>One complains of a nagging wife or hysterical husband. Another finds fault with the demands of work or the exploitation of management. Someone else grumbles at summer being too hot or winter being too cold.<p>Everyone thus …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

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How To Work Much Faster

Working quickly is one of the most important characteristics of the high performing business person.<p>You can be highly intelligent, motivated and experienced, but if your output is slow then you’ll never reach your potential.<p>Speedy working is a craft well worth learning, but few executives spend any …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Big Ideas Gets a Bit Bigger

Inside Flipboard / June 23, 2014<p>We’ve got a special place for people aspiring to make the world better: it’s called Big Ideas. This category, which …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness