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10 Ways to Improve Internal Communication (Infographic) | Inc.com

Internal communication is not something entrepreneurs are likely to find as a line item on a budget, but allocating resources to improve the way your company communicates internally has shown to have a big impact on performance.<p>For example, implementing highly effective communication practices …

Employment

Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking

Researchers have confronted us in recent years with example after example of how we humans get things wrong when it comes to making decisions. We misunderstand probability, we’re myopic, we pay attention to the wrong things, and we just generally mess up. This popular triumph of the “heuristics and …

Strategy Isn’t What You Say, It’s What You Do

You sometimes hear managers complain that their organization has no strategy. This isn’t true. Every organization has a strategy: its strategy is what it does. Think about it. Every organization competes in a particular place, in a particular way, and with a set of capabilities and management …

Your Company Is Not a Family

When CEOs describe their company as being “like family,” we think they mean well. They’re searching for a model that represents the kind of relationships they want to have with their employees—a lifetime relationship with a sense of belonging. But using the term family makes it easy for …

For Breakthrough Innovation, Focus on Possibility, Not Profitability

More than 15 years after its founding, Google remains a company that inspires profound admiration — and at times, a bit of confusion.<p>The company is currently investing in self-driving cars, a futuristic idea that some people believe will never be achieved. It’s also rolling out Google Glass, a …

To Negotiate Effectively, First Shake Hands

Negotiations − especially when they involve high stakes, complex issues, and multiple parties — require much thinking and preparation on each side of the bargaining table. Consider the recent negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. Even before the contentious talks actually started, U.S. …

Your Next Big Idea Better Be Verb-able

Who doesn’t Google or Bing? People unhesitatingly Skype, tweet and Instagram worldwide. Occasionally, they Kindle essential reading to friends and colleagues. Folks of a certain age even remember Xeroxing.<p>There’s lots to be said for naming an innovation. Clearly communicating customer value and …

What managers can learn from marriage therapists

A married couple walked into Donald Cole’s marriage counselling office with a quandary.<p>The husband liked to stop after work for a margarita at a local bar. He always drank just one, at a place where the drink was cheaper than your average pint.<p>He didn’t arrive home drunk and wasn’t spending a lot …

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How Data Can Forge a Stronger Bond with Your Board<p>Data belongs in everyone's hands<p>What's powering the growth of European Wax Center? Data.<p>Paying …

Leadership

5 Ways to Overcome the Naysayers | Inc.com

You just came up with the idea of a lifetime. You go to execute and WHAM! -- a rush of negativity comes up and slaps you in the face. Where did it come from? It might have been your boss, employee, colleague, spouse, parent or sibling. Regardless of the source, you need to get the wind back in your …

Self-help

7 Steps to Becoming an Idea Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Every so often a disruptive idea will come along that shifts the mindset of thousands of people. Where do these ideas come from? How do their creators breathe life into them, gaining followings that lead to culture-wide behavior change?<p>John Butman, author of Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself as a Leader | Inc.com

It's easy to harp on mistakes you've made in the past or to dream on about what you'll accomplish down the road. Focus on the present instead. It's the best gift you can give yourself.<p>You hear it all the time: Leaders need vision. They need to understand where the markets are going, to anticipate …

Leadership

A Question That Can Change Your Life

For years I’ve exercised every day — doing weights, cardio, yoga — but despite my continuous effort, I haven’t seen much change.<p>Until a few months ago.<p>Recently, my body has changed. My muscles are stronger, more defined, and I’ve lost five pounds along with a visible layer of fat. So what did I do …

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Amazing Sequential Photography, Courtesy of Red Bull Illume Contest

<i>Photographer: Scott Serfas Athlete: John Jackson Location: Aniak, AK, USA</i><p>The physical design of the GoPro camera changed videography, as its small, …

How to Stay Calm in a Crisis

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When a crisis hits your business, you have to put aside fear, anger, and anxiety to tackle it with level-headed leadership. That's a tall order when the stakes are high. But learning to stay calm in a crisis will inspire confidence among …

ROE’s Rising Star

Return on expectations (ROE) is rapidly sweeping the learning and development industry. The reason is quite simple: when used properly, it never …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Spectacular landscapes in HQ

Earth is a spectacularly beautiful, diverse place: filled to the brim with millions of species of plants and animals, mindblowing features that seem …

Having Courage Doesn’t Mean You Aren’t Afraid – 3 Important Tips

Personally I am afraid of a lot of things including conflict. I don’t like it, I haven’t ever liked it, and I don’t think I will ever like it.<p>Whether …

Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …

7 Signs You're in Over Your Head | Inc.com

You might not believe this, but probably the biggest problem in the business world is when leaders don't lead. When people in charge don't take charge. They have the title, the role, the responsibility, but they don't act that way.<p>It's surprisingly common, and not just among new managers and …

CEOs

Measuring Yourself on the Three Imperatives

Leadership Lessons from the World's Religions

by Dave Kerpen and Andy Cohen- Many of the world's great religions have been going strong for thousands of years. How many institutions or businesses …

Realization Strategy: The Five Safety Questions Your CEO Needs to Ask

It’s Wednesday morning and you know the question that is going to surface at your C- and VP-level leadership meeting. You are contemplating a …

Leadership

Chief Learning Officer

Get this: For men, more success = more likability. For women, more success = less likability ow.ly/mku9R

The Best and Worst of Bite-Size Learning — Chief Learning Officer

The evidence is clear: bite-size learning is cheaper and more effective. It has also been available for some time. In 1999, research published in the …

10 Reasons Leadership Development Programs Fail — Chief Learning Officer

When leadership development programs fail, it is for predictable reasons. Understanding and accounting for the simple things that can derail a …