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15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Leadership

You May Be Holding Your Daughter Back With This Common Practice. Here's How to Raise a Confident Leader

It may not be the easiest thing to do now, but she'll thank you for it later. So will we.<p>A while ago, I saw a little girl wearing a cheeky shirt that said <i>"Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go places."</i><p>It made me smile. I liked the thought of this little girl being a rebel (or at least being …

Body Language

How McDonald's, Costco, and IKEA Can Help You Discover the Perfect Business Model

Toss your traditional business plan and try these on for a size.<p>Sometimes we rack our brains to create the perfect business plan with an indestructible financial model topped off with lines of ideal customers. But come game day, we realize that our glorious projections were not the actual case. So, …

Small Business

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

Employee Engagement

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

12 day trips that are less than an hour’s train journey from London

Do you need more time?<p>London has a habit of making everyone feel rushed. Whether it’s commuting from Tooting to White City or travelling from your …

BBC - Food - Collections : 10 absolute classics

10 absolute classics<p>The collection<p>Chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce<p>by Deborah Reddihough<p>Mushroom stroganoff<p>by Kenny Atkinson<p>Irish beef stew<p>by Donal Skehan<p>Toad in the hole with onion gravy and garlic cabbage<p>by Galton Blackiston<p>Everyday roast chicken<p>by Nigel Slater<p>How to make fish pie<p>by Mitch …

Recipes

Review: The Glamping Orchard in the Cotswolds

Name: The Glamping Orchard<p>Related: Cotswolds<p>Location: United Kingdom<p>All the benefits of getting back to nature with none of the back to basics bits; …

Loneliness

Hiring Tip: Ask About the Candidate, Don't Talk About the Position

If someone applies to work for you, you don't have to try to sell them in the interview.<p>Co-Founder and COO of After School<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the COO and a co-founder of After School, a large part of my job is making hiring decisions. It’s one of many …

Employment

5 Key Elements Every Small Business Website Should Have

Incorporate these five important website elements into your site to build an online presence that brings customers directly to your business, no matter where they're located.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Your business may be small, but a business website …

Small Business

This part of England is like a whole other country

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>I rarely sleep on overnight trains. And the Night …

24 Easy Dinner Prep Ideas You'll Want To Try ASAP

It's a bird, it's a plane...it's your dinner on your plate!

What is a ketogenic diet?

These low-carb, high-fat diets put your body into a metabolic state of ketosis, which can help you lose weight.<p>You've heard of low-carbohydrate, …

Nutrition

How These 5 Entrepreneurs Used Their Limited Resources to Grow Their Business Into a Successful Venture

Executive Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at Utah State University<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Michael Glauser’s new book</i> <i>Main Street Entrepreneur</i><i>. Buy it now from</i> <i>Amazon</i> <i>|</i> <i>Barnes & Noble</i> <i>|</i> <i>iTunes</i><p>There are always ways to …

Entrepreneurship

You Should Consider Buying a Small Business. But When?

For the past five years, we have taught a course at Harvard Business School that prepares students to search for, purchase, and run a small business. The course is always taught in the spring term of the second year of the two-year program, and indeed, as graduation looms, our students have to …

5 Ways To Create Quality Time With Your Kids When You Have No Time

Finding quality time to bond and reconnect with your kids can be a challenge, especially if you're a busy and working parent. There are bills to take care of and you have to make sure that money keeps coming in so you can give your kids a roof over their heads and food for their little stomachs. …

Brilliant tiny house features $500 DIY elevator bed built with free plans (Video)

The ethos of doing-it-yourself in a resourceful, space-saving way is at the root of the tiny house movement. That said, one of the most amazing …

Storage Ideas

4 Ways to Grow a Personal Brand Worth Millions

Your brand is the single most valuable asset you have.<p>Entrepreneur and Penny Stock Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having a personal brand is a lot of work. When your personality and your professional life come together, the challenges of maintaining both can be a …

Entrepreneurship

These 16 Cookbooks are the Most Impressive of 2016

<b>Our annual Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks started in 2009 with a hope and a dream that cookbook reviews could be better, smarter</b>—and with a lot of hard work from three very smart women: our co-founders Amanda and Merrill, and our compatriot Charlotte Druckman. We wanted to put books in the hands of …

Man Booker Prize

17 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs in 2017

Long before you can afford a staff to help you do more you can afford apps that help freak out less.<p>Author of A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like most people in business today, there always seem to be a million …

Apps

When a preschooler’s friends aren’t playing nice, should a parent intervene?

<i>Q: My almost-4-year-old is sweet and sensitive (and crazy, of course, as they all are). She plays well with others, as long as they want to or are also playing. How do I help her deal with kids who aren’t playing well back? I intervene if there are safety issues, but what about subtler things? A</i> …

Parenting

It Only Takes 7 Words to Create the Last Work-From-Home Policy You'll Ever Need

There are great reasons for companies to embrace remote workers--but not to have multiple-page work-from-home policies.<p>A friend of mine runs a company with approximately 300 employees. Eighty percent are totally remote workers, and many of the remaining 20 percent work from home at least some …

The Workplace

Three Ways to Instantly Improve Your Parenting

Wish you could be a better parent but not sure where to start? Here are three tips that can instantly improve your role as mom or dad.<p>One day during high school, my English teacher announced that "one can never experience true guilt until becoming a parent". I cannot imagine why this statement …

Parenting

The Legal Issues You Need To Know If You’re Launching A Startup In 2017

A legal expert from the J+O Firm talks capital, patents, taxes, crowdfunding, and—oh yeah—remembering to form your company.<p>Thinking of finally launching that startup in this year? You’d be in for a ride even if the next 12 months weren’t shaping up to be as change-filled as it appears they might. …

4 Ways to Get Noticed at a Crowded Trade Show

People passing you by at the big show? Put some thought into what will attract them next time.<p>Entrepreneur, marketer and writer.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For those in B2B sales, trade shows may feel like just one more thing you have to do in an already busy month. …

Marketing

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Entrepreneur Network Contributor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way …

Business Strategy
Entrepreneurship

Tax season is here – with headaches for small businesses

NEW YORK — With the start of tax season, stress levels are rising at many small businesses.<p>Even owners who are organized, keep good books and stay in touch with their accountants can find compiling returns to be a painful process. One reason is that tax laws change often, says Rosamaria Bravo, a …

Mushroom Is the Millennial Pink for Your Home

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

Leadership