Peter Wyngaard

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Avoid these 11 massive time wasters to build a successful startup

When you're building a startup, the last thing you have time for is wasting time; hundreds of tasks need your attention and the founder who's using time most efficiently wins.<p>We asked some seasoned entrepreneurs who all have built successful companies to share their top tips for avoiding the huge …

Mobile Payments

Why Men Cheat on Women (& What to Do About It).

This is a piece dedicated to those men who sincerely wish to fully devote themselves to their women, but are struggling with the challenge of doing …

Free Lawyers Dating Site

Welcome to the Lawyers Free Dating Site!<p>Meet single lawyers in your local area at LawyerFriendsDate.com, the Free Dating site for single Lawyers. …

Dating

Couples Need This Even More Than Love

Couples don't just drift apart for no reason.<p>I strongly believe that understanding is more important than love, especially when it comes to parenting …

3 Dumb Ways Bad Leaders Create a Mistrustful Workplace | Inc.com

Do the people who work in your company love being there? Do they feel free to share their opinions and their ideas? Are they friends as well as colleagues? Creating a workplace that's open and trusting is important to the success of any company, according to Matthew Gonnering, CEO of digital assets …

Employment

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

14 Things Phenomenally Successful People Do Differently

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure”-Bill Cosby<p>What quality do you think differentiates the …

Motivation

6 personalities in every office - and how to manage them

The best managers create productive and engaging work environments for team members. That’s why, according to Gallup’s recent State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders report, managers account for 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement. In other words, good managers …

The attitude adjustment that leads to entreprenurial success

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people don't?</i><p><i>Answer below by Quora user Oliver</i> …

5 Social Brands That Defy Best Practices

Breaking the rules make sense for Zara in this case, because its social channels are merely acting as an avenue to lead shoppers to its site, where the content has the appropriate context.<p>The enigmatic Facebook posts are sparse on purpose. The goal is to grab the user’s attention and get them to …

10 Ways Content Will Change in 2015

Content marketing is still among the most effective ways for brands to gain visibility. The right type of content has the ability to rank prominently in search results, earning shares on social media and making a name for the business behind it. As with other types of marketing, however, the type …

8 Customer Service, HR and Leadership Secrets From The 5-Star Broadmoor Hotel

Want to improve your own company’s customer service? If so, who better to learn from than Colorado Springs’ landmark Broadmoor Hotel And Resort, where the customer service is so genuine, eager and consistent that it visibly turns guests into nicer human beings when they stay there.<p>This level of …

How a Focus on the Triple Bottom Line Is Captivating Young Workers (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millennials have been called the “me” generation, accused of being a little too focused on themselves. But is that really true?<p>As a former lawyer, business leader and now president of Bentley University for the past seven years, I can say …

5 Ways to Fail Fast | Inc.com

No one--almost no one--wants to fail. Especially entrepreneurs. Our level of investment, in all forms, is extreme.<p>But some of us will fail. It's going to happen. And I have strong feelings about two parts of entrepreneurship and business failure. First, failure isn't the end but part of the …

Schadenfreude

How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% …

10 Common Leadership Mistakes--and How to Stop Making Them | Inc.com

A bad leader sticks out like a sore thumb, throbbing red from all the yelling and trying to get people to cooperate. From a distance, it looks like someone trying to herd elephants with a fly swatter. Don't be that person. These common leadership mistakes are the ones that can cause the most …

TED Talks

Why Millennials Leave Organizations (and What Senior Leaders Can Do About It)

In their 2014 Employee Engagement Trends Report, consultants at Quantum Workplace looked at survey findings from more than 400,000 employees at …

A Leadership Rule Every Boss Should Know | Inc.com

Everybody knows that good leadership is essential to business success. Until recently, though, leadership was an "I know it when I see it" concept rather than something that could be studied and understood scientifically.<p>For example, every manager (and every parent) quickly discovers that "do as I …

University of Washington

Do You Think You Could You Do A Better Job Than Your Manager?

According to an international poll recently conducted by Monster.com, an overwhelming majority of people believe that they could do a better job than their manager. When asked the question, “In your current or most recent job, do you think you could do a better job than your manager?” over 4,800 …

How to Create CSS Ghost Buttons | Step by Step with Code

Here’s the CSS to make our <a> element look like a ghost button.<p>Those are the foundational CSS properties that make the ghost button look the way it …

Web Design

The ultimate guide to metrics for business leaders

By letting data be your North Star, you'll establish a strong connection between every aspect of your business and the relevant metrics, driving your team to progress and problem solve more effectively and helping the company reach its full potential.<p>But to capture the metrics that will help your …

From Blank to Beautiful: 8 Principles to Design a Website That Sells

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>ConnorGrooms.com</i><i>.</i><p>The design of your website is extremely important. This isn’t 2004 anymore- people expect websites to look …

The Top Three Ingredients For Relationship Success

While all of those elements can contribute to a solid relationship, people in all age groups prioritized commitment, honesty, and communication (although people in newer relationships were more likely to prize a good sex life, probably because new-relationship-sex is the hottest thing ever).<p>This …

Why Your Company Keeps Killing Big Ideas

<i>…and what you can do about it</i><p>Just after speaking at a conference last week, I was approached by a gentleman who introduced himself as a “newly minted and incredibly afraid chief innovation officer.” He had started as many of us do, with big ideas about how to shake up the company but had been …

17 Small Things You Can Do Today To Have A Stronger Relationship

Grand gestures are way overrated. Sometimes it's the small, simple things that make a huge difference in your relationship.<p>Or this, either. Data from over 800,000 OkCupid users showed that people who professed that they "tweet frequently" had shorter relationships on average than those who weren't …

University of Oxford

Will You Really Be Proud Of Having Your Inbox At Zero? 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs To Put The "Life" Back Into Their Work-Life Balance

Don’t just accept losing your social life as the norm<p>Achieving a work-life balance is absolutely possible. I’ve run my business for over seven years …

Ten Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away

We met a guy named Vijay at a conference where he and I were speaking. About six months later, we heard from him.<p>"So I wanted to let you know, I'm …