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Three Signs It's Time To Fire Someone (Even If You Like Them)

One painful aspect of leading is firing people you like. It’s hard for many reasons. The employee may love working with you and for your company. It might be someone you are friends with outside of work. And they might just be a good person who is doing their best. Firing anyone isn’t easy but …

Leadership

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions To the Nine Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Startups

Infographic: Tips for creating dazzling marketing videos

In a content landscape teeming with visuals, how do you get yours to stand out?Simply shooting and posting a video to one of your platforms isn’t …

Marketing

A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works (Infographic)

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>2 min read<p>Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that …

Infographics

Bill Gates says read this book if you want to be a better manager

Billionaire — and bookworm — Bill Gates has announced his latest reading recommendation, and it's based on the principals of the man who first taught …

How to Get Every Employee on Board With Your Company Goals in 4 Simple Steps

To unify your organization around a shared vision, begin by defining and communicating your objectives companywide.<p><i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Executive Facilitator at Partners In Leadership</i><p>Nearly every metaphor for corporate success has one thing in common: teamwork. From …

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Research Shows High-Performing CEOs Boost Growth By Doing These 5 Things

Research shows that the majority of CEOs from small and midsize businesses are projecting revenue growth in 2018 -- here's how they are making that happen.<p>Is the current business environment good for revenue growth? A lot of CEOs from small and midsize businesses (SMBs) think so.<p>In the latest …

Todoist vs. Trello, Which is Better?

Todoist vs. Trello, which is better? Both offer great task management, but in radically different ways. In this article I look at the key differences …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016 | Inc.com

Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will inspire you to make 2017 the best year ever. I figure we all need a year-end boost. Enjoy!<p>The …

Motivation

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

11 Habits of Remarkably Likable Bosses | Inc.com

Are leaders born or made? That's the age-old question. Since that question is above my pay grade, why don't we ask a bonafide psychologist to rest this case?<p>Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Claremont McKenna College and the …

Leadership

Your customer’s online journey is only part of the story

For years we’ve been hearing about the promise of customer experience management, the notion that you can understand your customer at a highly detailed level and serve them the content, products, services and even ads that matter (or at least make sense) to them.<p>Today’s marketing software is …

My 8 Favorite Tools for Driving Business Growth

Supercharge your digital marketing with these 8 tools. After all, who has the time to do all those tasks without help?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve spent over a dozen years in digital marketing learning to split my attention across multiple businesses, from my …

Use This Template to Write a Simple Business Plan

Simple Business Plan Template<p>Here's a Simple Business Plan Template for Entrepreneurs<p>Updated May 05, 2018<p>Think you have a great idea for a business? …

4 Habits of Highly Profitable Entrepreneurs

Being profitable doesn't come easy, though from the outside, it may seem that way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with Hurdlr so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Being a profitable entrepreneur requires a …

8 Things the Successful Elite Do Quietly

Humility is often rewarded with loyalty while boastfulness more often generates resentment.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have the potential to be as successful as we dream of being, so what separates those who actually live out their potential from those who …

You Locked Yourself Out of Your Phone, Now What?

Other than remembering your PIN a little better next time.<p>The lock screen on your phone is designed to keep unwelcome visitors from taking a peek at your texts, social networks, or mobile gaming high scores, but the same security measures can sometimes lock you out of your own phone. Don't panic, …

Android Phones

The Perfect Cart-Abandonment Email [Infographic]

Follow-up emails sent exactly one hour after customers abandon online shopping carts/booking forms have the highest conversion rates, according to …

The Best Wi-Fi Mesh Network Systems of 2018

Have a larger home with Wi-Fi dead zones? A multi-node system might be a better solution than a traditional wireless router and extenders. Here's …

8 Elements of a Successful Business Plan

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying that failing to plan is the same as planning to fail.<p>It’s commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the 18th …

4 Ways to Improve Your Strategic Thinking Skills

If you’ve ever received feedback that you “need to be more strategic,” you know how frustrating it can feel. To add insult to injury, the feedback rarely comes with any concrete guidance on what to do about it. One of my coaching clients, Lisa, a vice president of HR, was in this situation and …

Be A Better Problem Solver in 2017 By Changing This One Thing | Inc.com

If there is one constant in the business world, it is that there will always be complex problems to solve. There are a host of different strategies, tools, and approaches for solving them. I have used everything from strategic decision trees to Pareto charts to root cause analysis. All are …

Super Inspiring Leaders Have these 33 Characteristics

We tend to put great emphasis on leadership skills and ways we can learn and build them (and spend a ton of money on professional development each …

Leadership

WIRED’s Guide to Turning Your Kids Into Masterful Makers

This should be an officially labeled time of the year. I suggest we call it Maker Time—it's that time after kids get out of school, but before all of …

Kids

3 critical habits of leaders people want to follow

It's an important skill that helps us engage better with new people, build new relationships, and perform to the best of our potential.<p>The first step in motivating people is to stop treating them just as employees, managers, CEOs, etc. — we're more than the titles on our business cards. Sounds …

Four Ways To Help Your Employees Understand How They Contribute To The Company's Bottom Line

If you’re a people manager, you might look around at the bustling activity of your team and the looks of intense determination on their faces and assume that everyone understands how their work contributes to the company’s bottom line.<p>But you would be wrong. At least based on a recent Robert Half …

Employee Engagement

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss shares the 5 books that have influenced him most

Since writing his 2007 book "The 4-Hour Workweek," Tim Ferriss has built a career around collecting the, as he puts it, "tactics, routines, and habits," of the world's top performers, from Navy SEALs to entrepreneurs.<p>His new book "Tools of Titans" is a collection of those lessons, drawn from more …

Microsoft's Visual Studio Launches on Mac

Alongside the announcement of the upcoming Visual Studio 2017 today, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio will be available for the Mac for the …