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A Leadership Blog: The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership

The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership<p>Michael Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas have reviewed the writings of the Classical philosophers and selected ten …

10 Proven Ways to Build and Manage Great Teams | Inc.com

No one does anything worthwhile alone, and that's why we all want--scratch that--why we all <i>need</i>--to build great teams.<p>But is team-building an art or a science?<p>Great question--one I asked Gregory Ciotti, a Customer Champion at HelpScout, a company that provides email support software for SaaS and …

What You Need To Know About Training Your Employees So They’ll Stick Around

Your employees are growing and changing. Here’s how to make sure it’s in positive ways.<p>Employee development is a critical issue for any business: People don’t just stay as they were when you found them–they change and develop over time. So you want them to grow in a direction that suits you, to …

Why the Coach Approach Beats the Manager Mentality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While the terms “coaches” and “managers” are sometimes used interchangeably, we know that they are in fact entirely different from one another. A manager shows someone how to do something, such as the day-to-day tasks for his job and a …

3 Ways To Be An Effective Self-Leader

You can’t lead others if you can’t lead yourself, and you can’t lead yourself without the right tools.<p>It’s hard to lead others if you don’t know how to lead yourself. This applies not only in business but also in your personal life.<p>I had to re-examine the concepts of self-leadership recently when I …

Setting Boundaries To Be a Better Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It takes less than two seconds to send a tweet and just a few quick minutes to send an email. Our digital world has not only caused our output at work to increase and become easier, with so many mobile-device options, but it’s also caused …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the first in a series, "Talk Like TED," in which communications coach/author Carmine Gallo applies tips, techniques and insights to help entrepreneurs and business professionals sell their ideas more persuasively. These</i> …

30 Powerful Quotes on Failure

It seems that failure tends to be more public than success. Or at least that’s what we perceive it to be. We fret it, we try to avoid it, and we question ourselves every time we have unconventional ideas. But the simple truth is – no great success was ever achieved without failure. It may be one …

The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership

Your grandma really did have some great advice. Science proves what she knew all along about the positive habits of good leaders.<p>What do you get when you cross your grandmother’s advice with the latest research in neuroscience?<p>According to Eric J. McNulty, this unlikely intersection holds the key …

50 Heavyweight Leadership Quotes

Some say leadership is an art. Some say leadership is a science. There were a lot of books written on the topic and a lot of approaches discussed. But there are also simple, yet powerful quotes that pack a punch and make us think about the true meaning of leadership. Here are some that resonated …

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Team Every Week

<i>David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post was originally published on the15Five blog.</i><p>I am not a mind reader, but I’ve tried playing one at work. I think we all have. I used to imagine that I could peer into the silent void of a discussion with an employee and their thoughts and feelings would …

8 Tasks You Should Delegate Today

This story appears in the January 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>When Matthew Levey launched his all-natural beef-jerky company in 2010, he and his two co-founders rode their bikes to as many New York City grocery stores as they could to conduct in-store demos and sign up new accounts. After …

25 Warning Signs That You Might Be An Entrepreneur

The line between insanity and entrepreneurship is razor thin (and at times, non-existent). Envisioning a world that no one else sees can accurately …

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Being a successful entrepreneur frequently involves a series of missteps and mistakes before finally nailing the right idea or business. The difference, for many, between giving up and persisting through the toughest times can be getting advice from …

5 Ways To Transform Your Team Into Rock Stars

In the average workplace, “professional development” is often a yawn-inducing waste of time. Don’t be average.<p>Everyone thinks training is a great idea. But in the workplace, professional development often takes the form of pointless webinars or workshops that have much in common with our …

5 Must Reads For Entrepreneurs

Most MBA students want to become entrepreneurs, and some of them eventually do it. Yet, in order to run successful businesses, excellent skills are …

Insights From Marathon Training For Creating Great Performances At Work

If you master the taper, you’ll be fresh for whatever comes next–whether it’s running 20 miles or giving a presentation.<p>I’ll be running the half-marathon component of the Philadelphia Marathon this weekend. I’ve run half a dozen of these things now, and every time I go through the training cycle, I …

16 Motivational Life Lessons from Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was an artist at simpiflying motivational life lessons down into a short statement you could use immediately. Here are 16 of his best life …

50 Inspirational Quotes On Leadership

Quotes are incredibly inspirational. Granted, we are taking a one liner out of the context of the greater conversation, but the motivation is there …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

5 Excuses that Stop You From Reaching Your Dream

The moment you set your mind to pursue a big dream is magical. It energizes you and excites you.<p>But as you start to make plans, things fall apart. …

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A Leadership Blog: 7 Metaphors for Leadership Transformation

7 Metaphors for Leadership Transformation<p>Peter Fuda introduces in <i>Leadership Transformed</i>, seven interdependent metaphors to explain and accelerate …

Navy SEAL Lessons For Operating Successfully As A Team

Every person counts. And four other important rules to work by.<p>In the military, there are shared beliefs, consistent values, and deep traditions across all military units. In comparison, it’s often unclear in businesses what values a company operates with. In the military, certain protocols exist …

The Real Cost of Unhappy Employees (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because you love your business doesn't mean your employees do. According to data compiled by Bolt Insurance, a whopping 80 percent of employees are dissatisfied with their jobs in some way. And when that dissatisfaction gets so high …

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Measuring Your Management Strengths

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Managers often have no problem evaluating their employees' strengths and weaknesses, but taking stock of their own skills is just as important. After all, one of the keys to success in business is knowing what you're good at and what you …

The 18-Minute Ritual That Will Boost Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever start your day with the best intentions to get things done only to reach mid-afternoon wondering what happened to your productivity? Solving small and persistent issues as they come up and dealing with emails and phone calls as they …

Before Working with a Coach, Challenge Your Self-Assumptions

Working with an executive coach can be a large investment of time and money; it seems a shame to waste either. If you’re considering coaching (or have, ahem, been asked to consider it), make sure you get the most out of the experience.<p>People sign up for coaching for all sorts of reasons — perhaps …

Jim Collins: Good to Great in 10 Steps | Inc.com

Researcher and management guru Jim Collins has authored or co-authored six books, including <i>Good to Great</i> and <i>Built to Last</i>. On his web site there are 48 articles written or co-written by him. But speaking at the Womens Presidents Organization’s annual conference last week in Atlanta, Collins boiled …