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5 Mental Biases That Are Keeping You Poor

Keys to overcoming these roadblocks to wealth.<p>Our brains are not naturally wired to make the kinds of decisions that lead to long-term financial …

5 Things the Best Leaders Do Every Day

Start by recognizing your staff members for their good work. And do it in public.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and</i> …

Psychology explains why so many leaders pass the buck—and who is really to blame

Leaders know all too well that with great power comes great responsibility. This mantra has been echoed by luminaries including Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and even Spiderman.<p>It is the great charge of a leader to shoulder responsibility for making decisions that …

Leadership

Neuroscience Says Listening to the Noise of Nothing Is Best for Productivity | Inc.com

Olga Khazan's day-to-day might sound a lot like yours. She's a journalist who works in an open office, so the din around her includes a mixture of colleagues conducting interviews and the usual chit chat. She's even lucky enough to be surrounded by "the pounding and drilling of seemingly endless …

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The Military-Tested Planning Tool All Business Leaders Need to Try | Inc.com

The United States military is a highly proficient machine that can execute a mission in any corner of the globe. If you were to analyze each successful implementation of this impressive organization you would find at its core a simple planning process, regardless of mission type.<p>And guess what?<p>This …

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Is Your Employee Ready to Be a Manager?

You have an ambitious team member who’s asking to be promoted to manager. He’s great at his job, but is he really ready to lead? How do you judge his skills and experience? What’s the best way to measure his potential?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>As a manager, you’re always on the lookout for the next …

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Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, where Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta pay a late night visit to Pesci’s mom. …

This is what people eat in the 5 healthiest countries in the world

In September, a study published by <i>The Lancet</i> compared the health of people in countries around the world.<p>Using data from the Global Burden of …

This Is How To Make Good Decisions: 4 Secrets Backed By Research

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones.With careers:More than half of …

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Just Promoted To Manager? Here Are 5 Strategies For Success

It's a quiet afternoon at work when you get a phone call from your boss, asking you to come up to her office for a quick chat.<p><i>Could it be?</i> You ask yourself... <i>Am I finally getting a promotion??</i><p>You've been waiting for this. You've put in hours of work, smiled through thousands of late nights, and …

How This $5 Million Home Cleaning Startup Is Sweeping the Competition

Giving employees the tools to excel helped Two Maids & a Mop clean up.<p>Ron Holt got into residential cleaning in the early 2000s, when he saw a surge in demand that the mom-and-pop shops dominating the industry couldn't meet. The result was Two Maids & a Mop, his Birmingham, Alabama, startup. By …

5 Mental Habits That Can Limit Your Ability to Think

Our brain is like a computer processor: It has a finite amount of processing power, or intellectual resources, that can be used in a given moment. …

Rebranding: Change is good, but beware of the backlash

One of the most frequently quoted lines from Shakespeare is that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."<p>In the marketing world, a modern translation may be that "an app with any other logo would work just as well?"<p>We've all seen the recent headlines condemning Instagram and Uber for …

Don't Read This! (It's Only the Most Valuable Psychology Hack You Can Learn.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Don’t touch: wet paint.”</i><p>How many times have you seen that and wanted to touch the wet paint? How many times have you seen that sign, ignored it, and done the thing you’ve been explicitly told not to do?<p>If you’re anything like me, I’m …

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Marketing

Marketers have seen trends and theories come and go over the years. Neuromarketing—or the use of neuroscience tools and theories to better understand …

Keeping Meetings on Track When You’re Not in Charge

Meetings frustrate everyone. There are too many of them, they take too much time, and not enough gets done during and after.<p>It’s easy to blame this on others – the higher-ups who invite us, arrange the agendas, and chair the meetings. We just show up, make our presentations, and try to sound …

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

How To Freeze Blueberries The Smart Way

Now it can be blueberry season all day, every day.<p>Blueberry season is fleeting, and it's a true crime when the season's end prevents us from eating the antioxidant powerhouse all year long. We want blueberry muffins in the dead of winter, blueberry pies at our Thanksgiving table, and blueberry …

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