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3 Reasons CEOs Should Lose Sleep Over The State Of Their Human Resources Departments

Years ago, in response to widespread parent complaints that their kids were not getting to play at all, Little League baseball required coaches to play every kid on their rosters for a minimum of six consecutive outs in the field and one at bat. The rule was effective, but it had a perhaps …

Human Resources

How Leaders Inspire Change In The 21st Century | Inc.com

Successfully leading lasting change in any organization is more complicated than ever before. And mastering the art of organizational transformation is a necessity in today's more volatile, uncertain and complex global business landscape. The workplace has become more digital, more diverse and more …

Employee Engagement

This 150 Year-Old Letter Shows Exactly How Exceptional Bosses Make Their Employees Feel | Inc.com

In late 1864 Union General William T. Sherman marched into Atlanta, crippling the southern war economy. The practical effect was massive but so was the psychological impact, and not just on southerners: Abraham Lincoln would ride the resulting wave of public confidence into his second term as …

Leadership

9 Ways to Start a Company in 48 Hours | Inc.com

<i>By Kasey Kaplan, co-founder and president of Urban FT.</i><p>Can you start a company in 48 hours? You bet. You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry. Keep in mind, this advice is only on how to get started. As you go, you will need to productize, optimize, upgrade and possibly fund …

Marketing
Entrepreneurship

Top 5 Podcasts For Entrepreneurs, From a Podcast Entrepreneur

Could a podcast be the source of your next great idea? You'll never know if you don't listen.<p>This being the case, I refuse to leave the house without my headphones; that's because for me, podcasts are the best way to get that information while I'm on the go. Sure, I might be partial (being the …

Entrepreneurship

How to Make Money in Real Estate, Even If You're Not in the Real Estate Business

You can prosper in property regardless of what business you're in.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I founded a financial services company 24 years ago, I was focused on my core business -- hiring the right people, navigating arcane regulations and recruiting clients.<p>…

Real Estate

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much …

Public Speaking

This Entrepreneur Is Building a Billion-Dollar Media Empire, And It All Started From His Dorm Room

Located less than 10 miles from the University of Texas at Austin, the headquarters of DigitalMarketer pays homage to the pursuit and commitment of a deep and intuitive understanding of both simple and complex marketing interactions, working to illuminate powerful website visibility strategies and …

Entrepreneurship

8 Business Books Entrepreneurs Must Read to Dominate Their Industry

Whether you're a rising executive or someone just starting out, these great books can help you reach your goal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every time you pick up a book -- or download one to a device -- opportunity knocks at your door. A good book represents a …

Self-improvement

7 Complaints Employees Will Keep Saying to a Bad Leader | Inc.com

Leadership is an ongoing evolution in thought and process, not a mere title or role.<p>To be a great leader, you have to constantly adjust your ears and stay attuned to your employees, listening carefully to what they say. Thankfully, they always tell you what they think one way or another. If you …

Employment

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs | Inc.com

If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at work.<p>If your company is part of this dismal predicament and …

Employee Engagement