Ruan Rossouw

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The 4 Types of Project Manager

Few issues garner more attention among top executives than how best to grow their organizations. However, few executives work systematically with the types of employees they need to realize various growth opportunities. Your organization’s growth opportunities fall into four different categories, …

Management

B2B Content Needs Thought Leaders: Marketing Morsels 99

96% of B2B buyers want content with more input from industry thought leaders<p>— Demand Gen Report<p>Marketing Morsels are bite sized micrographics …

10 Social-Media Marketing Strategies for Companies

Businesses worldwide have shifted focus to gathering customers on their social media platforms rather than their websites.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media is crucial to the success of any company's digital marketing strategy. Despite this, brands …

Marketing

Want More Readers for Your LinkedIn Articles? Stop Making These 8 Simple Mistakes

These common errors could be sabotaging your LinkedIn articles.<p>Three years ago, I hit publish on my first LinkedIn post. Since then, I've written more than 125 articles on LinkedIn, and I've edited another 200-plus articles. So I've had the chance to observe what works--and what doesn't--on this …

sales

4 Things That Set Successful CEOs Apart

The chief executive role is a tough one to fill. From 2000 to 2013, about a quarter of the CEO departures in the Fortune 500 were involuntary, according to the Conference Board. The fallout from these dismissals can be staggering: Forced turnover at the top costs shareholders an estimated $112 …

Leadership

Linear Thinking in a Nonlinear World

Test yourself with this word problem: Imagine you’re responsible for your company’s car fleet. You manage two models, an SUV that gets 10 miles to the gallon and a sedan that gets 20. The fleet has equal numbers of each, and all the cars travel 10,000 miles a year. You have enough capital to …

Management

Geometric and Colorful 2D Illustrations of Cities

Scott Uminga, Canadian 2D illustrator and visual artist, creates artworks that represent cities and landscapes. Layers of geometric forms give life …

13 great tools for pitching to clients

Giving the perfect pitch is never easy. You have to know your subject inside-out. You have to grab people’s attention and know the answer to all …

To Succeed as an Entrepreneur Integrate These 5 Habits Into Your Routine

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a successful business, despite what some get-rich-quick schemes might tell you, doesn't happen overnight. It takes years of hard work, dedication and passion to start reaping the benefits of your labor. However, it's …

Entrepreneurship

Swap Your To-Do List for a "Break List" to Get More Done

To-do lists keep track of tasks we have to do, but they hardly ever provide actual motivation. A small tweak to your productivity method can solve …

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

There’s sometimes a disconnect between how we talk about leadership qualities (we tend to use words like <i>authority</i>, <i>power</i>, and <i>emotional intelligence</i>) and what we actually require from the people leading teams and other working groups (arguably, competence and a deep knowledge of the specific work …

Leadership

7 Online Marketing Tools That Are Totally Worth the Investment

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To do online marketing right, you’ve got to buy the right tools. But what tools are the “right tools”?<p>After all, some tools are free. Some tools are really complicated. Some are insanely expensive. The point being that with …

Marketing

Why You Can't Ignore LinkedIn for Thought Leadership

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>LinkedIn launched into our world in 2003 to organize and simplify professional networking. Now with over 400 million current users, you can’t ignore this platform for thought leadership.<p>The social network has become a place …

Thought Leadership

Take Advantage of These 6 Hidden Gems to Instantly Hijack More Leads

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lead generation is a pillar of a profitable business. What your business needs are clear sources that will generate more leads in activities you already engage in. You need to leverage channels greater than your own and find …

Marketing

5 Habits to Ensure Success at Work

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As with many things, success in your career won’t just fall in your lap -- you have to work for it. When professionals enter the workforce, they often expect some type of counseling or training on company procedures, job duties …

Leadership

The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice I Got While Building a $100 Million Company

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to know the number-one way to attract unsolicited advice? Tell people you’re launching a business.<p>It’s not that all the advice is bad, but often times because of the sheer volume of the advice you get as an entrepreneur, …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways to Communicate Confidence Even if You're Nervous

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Communication is everything in life and business. In each interaction it is not <i>what</i> you communicate but <i>how</i> you communicate that makes all the difference. Business interactions range from big egos and hot-headed temperaments to …

Corporate Culture

How to Accomplish Your No. 1 Goal in Just 100 Days

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have big goals we want to accomplish. From travelling the world, to starting a business, to learning another language, setting goals is easy.<p>Actually accomplishing them, though? That’s where it gets hard. We may start the …

Time Management

6 Keys to Develop a Successful Small Business

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Steve Jobs dropped out of college to start a little computer company in his garage. Mark Zuckerberg launched the first iteration of Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard. While every successful entrepreneur’s career path looks …

Small Business

If CEOs Care About the Long Term, Why Don’t They Talk About It?

CEOs are increasingly frustrated by the short-term orientation of investors. They say markets underappreciate long-term investments and ignore issues like employee and customer welfare, while pressuring companies to make decisions that maximize short-term earnings and stock prices. CEOs are perhaps …

CEOs

We Like Leaders Who Underrate Themselves

The Stanford Graduate School of Business asked the members of its Advisory Council which skills were most important for their MBA students to learn. The most frequent answer was self-awareness — possessing an accurate view of your skills, abilities, and shortcomings, as well as understanding how …

Emotional Intelligence

Be Your Own Best Advocate

Romualdo Faura<p>Most seasoned managers know how to handle formal negotiations at work—with clients over contracts, with bosses over budgets, with employers over compensation. But what about all the opportunities for informal negotiations that arise? Do you know how to recognize and seize chances to …

Management

The Dos and Don'ts of giving a killer presentation

One of the most valuable skills an entrepreneur or a company executive can have is the ability to talk about their product in an effective and …

The 10 Slides Every Killer Pitch Deck Needs

Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis have raised more than $50 million from investors for various startups. In their new book, they spill their fundraising formula to founders. Step 1 is a masterful pitch deck.<p>Longtime friends Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis are the kind of entrepreneurs who learn lessons not …

Peter Thiel

What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself

After sending out hundreds of copies of my résumé to dozens of companies over the last year, I realized that I was getting nowhere because my approach was wrong.<p>I did everything I was taught to do: I created a list of the top 20 companies I wanted to work for, I customized my résumé for each …

Employment