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9 Strategic Principles to Help You Get Unstuck

There are three types of leadership required in any organization. There’s the visionary. Someone has to cast a compelling vision for a preferred …

The secret to a higher salary is to ask for nothing at all

• Think about what you would want if you were on the other side and ask them to think about the same thing.<br>• Write down the most you are willing to give a perfect counterparty and the least you would accept.<br>• Ask them to do the same.<br>• Say something like, “If later you decide to improve your offer, then I …

How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of the lean startup, developed by entrepreneur Eric Ries, looks at how product development cycles can be shortened and businesses can run more efficiently by continuously measuring progress and feedback. This philosophy is …

Small Business

7 Common Excuses That Prevent an Employee From Being Great

It’s usually easier to come up with an excuse than it is to actually get something done. I’ve learned that many employees have the potential to be great, but they let excuses get in the way of their true potential. As a leader, it’s important to address these excuses and challenge your employees to …

How to Make a Decision When Your Team Doesn't Agree

Don't just go with the majority opinion. Here's why.<p>In light of Margaret Thatcher's death, much discussion has ensued about her leadership style. That she could--and did--carry the day cannot disguise the fact that she polarized so many. She carried the majority, so what went wrong?<p>Randall …

Startup Survival 101: It's All About Relationships That Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs, and members of any small team for that matter, naively assume that the key to their success is hard work, dedication and long hours at the business. In reality, their effectiveness is usually more related to how well …

The Six Deadly Sins of Leadership

Being a leader is perhaps the hardest challenge any of us will ever face. No matter how long we work at it, practicing the right behaviors is a …

Sunday Supper: Grilled Beef Kebabs with Yogurt-Mint Sauce and Onion Salad

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>I recently embarked on an olive oil tour in Turkey and was pleasantly surprised by what I found: liquid gold rivaling its Mediterranean counterparts. I …

The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide - 40 Delicious Recipes, 7-Day Diet Meal Plan, and 10 Tips for Success

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>“When eating well tastes like a yearlong vacation, it’s easy and exciting to do.”<b>—From Rockridge Press, the publisher of Amazon bestsellers, Paleo for Beginners and The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook</b><br>For most people, dieting and deprivation of variety and flavor go hand …

How to Build a Content Marketing Machine: Part I

Content marketing is the new darling of Internet Marketers. After years of trial and errors marketers have at last understood the value of having an …

7 Simple Steps to Reinventing You

16 years ago, I was a ballpark vendor. 12 years ago, I was a radio salesperson. 10 years ago, I was a reality TV contestant. 8 years ago, I was a …

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders in my last book, …

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company. Scared as I was, I knew that truly great leaders found ways to allow their …