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Lesson From Apple and Microsoft: Give Your Culture the Leadership It Needs

When the world changes, your company must as well in some fundamental ways.<p>Talk to many Apple investors and watchers and you'll hear some moans and groans about the company under CEO Tim Cook. "Apple has lost its way," you might hear, "its advantage of innovation is gone." Such people long for the …

8 Ways To Avoid An Unhappy Retirement

But there are things you can control, from small to big: everything from the kind of car you drive to the amount of money you put into savings each month.<p>Why not start now?<p>Let's recap eight things you can do to sidestep the unhappy bin:<p><b>1. Ditch the BMW and stick to the Asian brands.</b> The ultimate …

Retirement

Whole Foods' John Mackey: How to Become a Conscious Leader | Inc.com

Lewis Schiff interviews the co-founder of Whole Foods about 'conscious capitalism' and how businesses can serve all their shareholders: customers, employees, suppliers, investors, communities and the environment.

3 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is your workplace environment lifeless and dreary or engaging and inspiring?<p>Your workplace might fall somewhere in between those extremes. And, if your workplace isn't consistently engaging and inspiring for employees, you're leaving …

Employee Engagement

Forget Free Pizza: 5 Perks That Will Actually Make A Difference To Your Employees

Most small businesses can’t go head-to-head with companies like Google in terms of lavish perks, but there are other ways to compete.<p>There’s a moment in <i>The Internship</i>, the 2013 comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, when the two middle-aged, out-of-work sales guys arrive at Google’s …

4 Things Remarkable Startups Have In Common

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do some startups succeed and others don't? Here's a hint: It doesn't have to do with if an idea is good or bad. Indeed, the successful entrepreneurs are able to run with amazing concepts and pivot otherw when needing. There are a few …

Startups

How To Become A Better Manager By Focusing On 5 Basic Skills

People say many things about management, but one thing they seldom say is that the job is easy. If it were, we wouldn’t have chronically dismal employee engagement rates hovering nationally around the 30 percent mark. Accordingly, here are five basic skills to focus on – attributes, actually – five …

3 Big Money To-Dos For Your 20s, 30s, 40s And 50s

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You know the saying, “Life is a marathon, not a sprint”? Well, it’s actually a good money mantra too.<p>Translation: All too often, we race through the nitty-gritty details of our finances and neglect to focus on crucial to-dos in the process—like saving for …

These Test Questions Show How Math Has Totally Changed Since You Were In School

Schools have adopted new ways of teaching subtraction and multiplication, and parents have been speaking out about how they can no longer help their children with their homework because they don't understand the methods.<p>Last week, The New York Times' Motoko Rich wrote about a Louisiana mother who …