Matthew Budd-Kenny

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Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

8 paradoxical habits of wildly successful people

You know what they say about opinions — everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google “characteristics of successful …

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | Inc.com

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their …

Employee Engagement

When I Hired the Wrong Employees, I Took Too Long to Fire Them

Use these three lessons so you don't make the same mistake.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the startup world, the common advice is "hire slow, fire fast." I've been guilty of hiring fast, firing slow. And I've seen the error of my ways.<p>A bad hire is usually not the …

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait | Inc.com

In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and discovered 11 unique companies from that bunch that transformed themselves into "great" companies, outperforming, at the time, the S&P 500.<p>Their secret formula? …

Leadership

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams | Inc.com

It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company often turns its eye inward, analyzing information …

InterAct

'The Right Time' Is a Myth. Here's How to Make Every Time Work for You.

Life is too uncertain to wait around for 'the right time.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"It's not yet the right time."<p>By telling yourself this, you kill your dreams from coming to fruition. Life is too uncertain to wait around for the "right time."<p>Time means different …

These 9 Things Are Draining Your Passion At Work (Here's How to Counter Them) | Inc.com

Remember when you didn't even have to try to feel inspired at work? Inspiration was everywhere. Everything was exciting, interesting, challenging. Personal growth was around every corner.<p>What happened?<p>You're not alone in feeling The Great Drain--70 percent of us have lost that lovin' feeling. But …

Self-confidence

If You Want to Build a 7-Figure Business, You Must Do These 3 Things Well | Inc.com

Many entrepreneurs start their journey looking for freedom, however that might look to them, and financial success. And financial success to many entrepreneurs starts with building a million dollar company.<p>We all know having a great product or service is essential along with patience for the …

Entrepreneurship

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit back in awe.<p>"How can they …

Self-improvement

Why Do the Best Employees Truly Quit Their Jobs? The Entire Reason Can Be Summed Up in 1 Word | Inc.com

Rarely do we ever think of the word <i>love</i> in the workplace. While we may talk about "loving our job," or hear someone say, "I love my boss," it's blasphemous to talk about love as a business strategy or management philosophy. In fact, it's downright cringeworthy.<p>But here's the hard reality we all …

Relationships

LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner Just Shared Some Brilliant Career Advice | Inc.com

With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper level:<p>"Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one …

Leadership

3 TED Talk Lessons Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Watch

From dealing with failure to knowing how to price my services, I've found these gems worth a listen for running my business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are currently over 46,700,000 results on Google for “advice on entrepreneurship.”<p>Yes, it seems as though the …

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately | Inc.com

"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire."  -- <i>Jim Rohn</i><p>Most people wish their circumstances would magically change for them. They don't have the desire to become better …

Self-improvement

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Sociology

How to Increase Your Sales Using These 8 Google Analytics Reports

Google Analytics provides hundreds of different metrics.But that’s also part of the problem: There’s too many!You’d need days or weeks to completely …

Analytics

TED talks for every mood

At GLAMOUR, we love an inspirational TED talk. For those of you that don’t know, TED is a nonprofit organisation that is dedicated to spreading ideas …

5 Unusual Facts About Google's Odd (and Wildly Successful) Management Practices | Inc.com

One of the things I truly admire about Google's management approach is that, like the rest of Google, its HR leaders look at real-world data to engineer the company's people practices and guide their decisions.<p>Is it any wonder, as odd and counterintuitive as some of Google's practices may be to the …

Employment

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions | Inc.com

For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts of great leadership.<p>Stripped down to its basic and most practical form, leadership has always been and …

Employee Engagement

Take this set of courses to become a certified project manager

If you’re obsessively organized, a natural planner, and the person who seems to keep everyone around you on track, you may just be born to be a …

Project Management

10 Must-See TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Some of the most valuable online resources in recent years have been TED talks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The internet’s accessibility makes it a great resource for learning. In the past, those in search of knowledge had to wade through long blocks of texts. These …

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …