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4 Toxic Leadership Phrases You Probably Say Daily

They might seem harmless, but these words and phrases tell employees that you're not a people-focused leader.<p>As leaders, our language defines us. Literally.<p>In a new report, the behavioral analytics platform Mattersight analyzed at least 10 minutes of public speaking engagements from well-known …

Leadership

3 Ways a 35-Hour Workweek Made Me a Better CEO

Building a business on a shorter workweek made me a better leader.<p>Sixteen months ago, I announced to my staff we were going to give a 35-hour workweek a trial run. For 90 days, we'd see if working seven hours per day (without a reduction in pay) had positive outcomes. I told the team I would not do …

Time Management

7 Ways to Incent Employees to Feel and Act as Owners

Building accountability into your business culture is a leadership process. It can't be driven by edict, and there is no magic potion.<p>One of the lessons I have learned over the years as a business executive, and now as a mentor to entrepreneurs, is that if you really want employees who …

Employment

3 Ways to Encourage an Ownership Mindset in Your Employees

Your company grows by leaps when you get buy-in from team members and help them see their potential to lead from within.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nothing will grow your business exponentially like team leaders who take ownership of the mission.<p>Nine years …

Business Strategy

Marriott turns to prefabricated rooms for quicker hotel construction

To speed hotel construction, Marriott International is increasingly using prefabricated rooms that can be stacked like shoe boxes with a crane.<p>The Maryland-based hotel company — the world's largest lodging business — plans to sign deals for 50 hotel construction projects in 2017 that will use …

Hospitality

It's Not Magic: You Can Have Amazing Executive Presence

If you don't, it could be holding you back in your career<p>You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>As an executive coach, I often hear similar frustrations from many of my clients around the world. These leaders are ready to move up …

Leadership

Top 8 of the Most Popular Engineers in History

Throughout history, there have been engineers that have achieved groundbreaking things in a stride to further knowledge. Certain thinkers stand out …

What's a Bullet Journal and Why You Need It in Your Life

Privacy

Are the Most Famous Firms in Architecture Dueling?

A new design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro strongly resembles a 2007 proposal by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.<p>The new design for the David M. Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago fits the campus hand in glove. The project, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will include a tower …

3 Ways For-Profit Colleges Can Use Social Media to Change their Narrative

For-profit colleges have faced insurmountable obstacles the past several years. They've been criticized for being profit driven instead of education focused resulting in political scrutiny from the federal government and lawsuits from disgruntled students and alumni. When you Google "for-profit …

14 Brutal Truths Every Entrepreneur Needs To Hear

Step one: Quit now. You're not going to make it.<p>Nine out of ten startups will fail.<p>50% of new businesses will not make it past 4 years.<p>You should just stop now. Here's why:<p><b>1. You don't have what it takes.</b> Honestly, you just don't. You don't have the work ethic. You won't be able to handle the …

Motivation

8 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Night

Your happy and productive tomorrow starts tonight.<p>The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off. How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it's …

Success

5 Free Ways to Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

Do you want to build your visibility on LinkedIn? Wondering which LinkedIn features can help? LinkedIn can help you build a professional presence …

6 Simple Time Management Strategies That Will Transform the Way You Work

In a business where time is literally money (as many freelancers and agencies bill by the hour), having tight control over how you manage your time …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

7 Books Most Millionaires Read Before They Turn 30

Books are how we learn from people we admire but are unlikely to ever meet.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading is one of the best ways to open our minds to different ideas and perspectives. There is so much knowledge that exists in the world. People have …

Self-improvement

A Quick Guide to the Different Facebook Ad Objectives

As of this writing, there's no more cost-effective way to reach a targeted group of consumers than Facebook Advertising. Facebook has a great, …

5 Killer Facebook Sales Funnels All Companies Can Learn From

Learn from these 5 brands how to use Facebook ads to build relationships that pay off.<p>In the world of social media, Facebook is the juggernaut. It is the king of all digital social interactions, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Today, Facebook has an average of 1.23 billion daily active users …

Marketing

Russian Scientists Create New System Of Concrete Building Structures

Professor of the Institute of Civil Engineering of Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) Andrey Ponomarev and a graduate …

When small stores go out of business, owners ask: Now what?

NEW YORK (AP) — When small or independent retailers post "Going Out of Business" signs, many ask themselves, now what? That may mean trying again — …

Want to Build The Best Teams? Science Says You Need These 2 Types of Diversity

Diversity is no longer limited to age, gender, or race. The best-performing teams also represent diversity in non-visible ways too.<p>When we think of diversity, the first aspects that come to mind are age, gender, race, and other visible characteristics. Over the years, many people have believed that …

perceive

This Coworking Space Will Let You Work There In Exchange For Content

At the Berlin-based Blogfabrik, freelancers write two articles a month in exchange for a desk and can score paid projects separately.<p>The promise of “exposure” in lieu of payment is a well-known cautionary tale in freelancer circles. Your effort should come with tangible compensation, preferably …

The Innovative Coworking Spaces of 15th-Century Italy

Coworking spaces are on the rise, from Google’s “Campus” in London to NextSpace in California. Much has been made of these shared workspaces as a brand-new idea, one that barely existed 10 years ago. But the way they function reminds me of a very old idea: the Renaissance “bottega” (workshop) of …

The Arts

What Mark Zuckerberg and Mark Cuban Know That You Don't

Here are 5 ways to leverage differentiation to drive disruption.<p>Say what you will about the Trump Administration, but they're positively obsessed with creating more jobs, lowering corporate tax rates and making it easier than ever for first-time entrepreneurs to take the big plunge.<p>Ah, but …

Business Strategy

I’m the Founder of a Multimillion-Dollar Business: Here’s Why I Owe It All to a Decision I Made at 25.

In a legendary moment during the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth pointed to the stands to show exactly where he was going to hit a homerun — and then …

8 Common Pitfalls of Influencer Marketing (and How to Avoid Them)

Influencer marketing is nothing new. In fact, the practice of recruiting celebrities to promote products can be traced back to the 1800s.<p>But the …

Marketing

Influencer marketing: With 960% ROI, how can you ignore it? (VB Live)

<b>With an extraordinary 960% ROI, influencer marketing should be a top priority. But who should you connect with, how do you develop the relationship, and how can you leverage it effectively? Join this interactive VB Live event for insight into getting the best results.</b><p><b>Register here for free.</b><p>Who are …

This Belgian Villa Is The Ultimate Bachelor Pad

This new villa near the Belgian city of Gent is without any doubt one of the most tasteful modern bachelor pads that we have come across in a long …

HomeUnion Review: A New Way to Be a Landlord | Investopedia

With homeownership rates at a 50-year low and more than 2,600 new renters entering the rental market every day, now is a good time to be a landlord. …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Time Management