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How to Address Problems Directly Without Being a Jerk

Five tips to confronting problems, not people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world of entrepreneurship has no room for passive aggression or beating around the bush. As a business owner, you’ll save time, money and a whole lot of stress by being direct with other …

The First Quantum Computer You Own Could Be Powered by a Time Crystal

Understanding the Bizarre<p>Time crystals can exist — it’s already been proven. Previously, two teams of researchers created their own time crystals …

7 Core Beliefs of Great Bosses

A great boss has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too. They dream big and show us all the great …

8 Communication Habits That Only Exceptional Bosses Use Daily | Inc.com

When it comes to any type of business, effective communication is absolutely vital for success. Why? Communication creates clarity, productivity, fosters teamwork and inspires. Bad communication, on the other hand, results in the exact opposite.<p>It is the number one quality that sets exceptional …

Communication Skills

Bose’s all-in-one sound system is $150 off today

Looking to upgrade your sound system? Now’s definitely the time.<p>The Bose Solo 15 series II TV sound system is 33 percent off on Amazon today, that …

A Wealth Of Information Creates A Poverty Of Attention: A Plea For Soft Skills

Do you need more technical skills to drive success? Think again! It's wiser to build "soft skills" that target your abilities to persuade and influence.<p>Leaders are people who influence followers. Executives are leaders, so they should know how to influence people, right?<p>So here's a question. Given …

6 Phrases You'll Always Hear From Confident Leaders

The best bosses use these words and short phrases to motivate and encourage their teams.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Whether you've just started training your first hire or you've been managing scores of people for …

The 1 Reason Leaders Fail That Has Nothing to Do With 'Leadership'

After consulting for Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Spotify, and more, Chris Barz-Brown has an unconventional solution to the fundamental problem leaders face.<p>As a leadership coach, Chris Barz-Brown is an unconventional dude.<p>Even sitting next to Steve Wozniak in front of over 100,000 people at this …

Why Does Time Go Forward Instead of Backward?

It's a more complicated question than you might think.<p>Why does time go forward and not backwards? This might seem like a simple question, but it's actually really complicated. Physicist Sean Carroll explains in a new video for Minute Physics.<p>Most of the laws of physics, like gravity and quantum …

Pigeons Know When They're Getting Bad Leadership Advice

Can we learn something from bird democracies?<p>Speed wins over competence in the pigeon world: The fastest, not the smartest, pigeons become leaders of the flock. But a new study published in the Royal Society journal <i>Biology Letters</i> shows potential for a coup in the coop when the head pigeon flies …

Birds

Want to Be a Good Boss? Start by Understanding Why You Want to Lead: Research explores the pros and cons of two distinct leadership styles.

Kids on the playground and military generals both know that there are two ways to hold onto power. You either dominate everyone and demand their …

Leadership

The CEO of a company with 40,000 employees shares his top 4 leadership lessons

Ronnie Leten, CEO of Atlas Copco, a global company with more than 40,000 employees, wouldn't hesitate a minute.<p>He would tell him or her straight in the face, because he believes honesty trumps all other considerations. "I might punch you in the face, but I'll never stab you in the back," he …

4 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits …

8 Mistakes Managers Make, According to Their Employees

This independent survey reveals the truth about workplace bosses, from the employee's perspective.<p>Last year, I conducted an independent workplace survey on LinkedIn and received hundreds of responses to the question: <i>"What is the ONE mistake leaders make more frequently than others?"</i><p>It obviously …

Unleash Your Inherent Greatness: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Deepak Chopra | Official LinkedIn Blog

If you’re reading this, chances are you have the desire to be great at the things that you care about. Your career, family, personal accomplishment, …

10 Success lessons from Tim Ferriss – “The Indiana Jones of Digital Age” for entrepreneurs

Share5<p>Tweet<p>Share2<p>+11<p>Shares 8<p>Tim Ferriss is a serial entrepreneur, author and public speaker with an estimated net worth of $20 million. He runs a …

Entrepreneurship

3 Things Your Employees Desperately Wish You Knew About Workplace Trust

When you talk to 10,000 people around the world about trust in their workplaces, what do you suppose they want to talk about instead?<p>Do you wish you had a better handle on trust? Everyone's saying you've got to have a high trust workplace. That you won't be an effective leader or build an effective …

What It Means To Love Someone With Depression And Anxiety

Lasting love has no boundaries or limitations. It seeks no reward for thriving in the imperfect nature of humanity, that which makes all of our personal connections so vastly unique. Real love triumphs over the most dangerous of evils; those that exist inside each and every one of us.<p>The …

This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

Like It or Not, Egotistical Jerks Make Great Entrepreneurs

Hard to believe it’s been nine years since Stanford professor Bob Sutton ignited a national movement against bad bosses with his breakout bestseller,</i> …

How to start a business with almost no money

You're willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while.<p>But there's one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don't have much money.<p><b>Related: 7 Myths About Starting a Business That I Used to Believe</b><p>On the surface, this seems like a major problem, …

Small Business

What It Was Like Being a Test Subject in One of the Earliest LSD Experiments

Doctors and nurses in the province used to be tripping out all the time. Now years later, LSD as medicine could be back.<p>It was a pleasant summer afternoon when Kay Parley put on a blue gingham dress she had made for herself before walking to a small cottage in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, where …

10 Action Verbs That Define a Great Leader (Hint: They All Start With the Letter R) | Inc.com

Great leaders know how to act on what they know.<p>After a period of evaluation and discussion, they get out of the comfortable confines of their offices and go out into the hallways and conferences rooms, making decisions, interacting with employees, and carrying out the plans everyone discussed as a …

Leadership

Young Entrepreneurs: All Small Towns Have Multimillion-Dollar Opportunities | Inc.com

<b>This is a guest post from Jason Duff, founder and CEO of COMSTOR Outdoor.</b><p>Overpriced real estate. Insane work hours. Fierce competition against other smart people. Against huge odds, smart young people flock to Silicon Valley and other hubs to find the next billion-dollar unicorn.<p>I'm 34 years old, …

Business Strategy