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What is a blockchain? GeekWire’s guide to this game-changing technology and its vast potential

Most technologies touted as “game-changing” are just somewhat modified versions of something already in use. Blockchains are different, and while it …

Blockchain

A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait

Cutting your employees some slack could be just the thing they need to increase their effectiveness.<p>Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Join a Corporate Board? 7 Tips to Make It Happen

Want a seat at the boardroom table? You’re not alone.<p>Many senior businesspeople have considered joining a corporate board of directors—but often, …

Having a high IQ has nothing to do with how good you'll be as a leader

Highly intelligent people tend to make good progress in the workplace and are seen as fit for leadership roles: overall, smarter is usually associated with success. But if you examine the situation more closely, as does new research in the "Journal of Applied Psychology," you find evidence that too …

5 Reasons Why You Must Have a Side Hustle (Unless You're Happy Living Paycheck to Paycheck)

You're employer doesn't love you. If you want a more interesting and financially secure life, you'll have to build it after work.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tony Robbins is famous for saying, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve …

Entrepreneurship

7 Things Most First-Time Founders Get Wrong

Every business is different but the mistakes people make are often the same.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a company is hard. There's a reason that over 80 percent of all companies fail within 18 months. Luck certainly plays a part, but there are …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently

Giving people credit after a job well done isn't a sign of weakness.<p>Effectively managing others is both a science and an art, just like programming or playing an instrument. Based on personality and past experiences, some people tend to naturally be stronger at leading and inspiring others. That …

workimprovement

The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch

Leadership is best taught by example. Follow these eight indisputable rules directly from the playbook of the former head of GE.<p>Leadership is all about growing others. It's about your team and its welfare. It's about your direct reports and their performance.<p>Leadership is a tough act. It's a daily …

Leadership

The Most Valuable Lessons These 6 Top Entrepreneurs Have Learned

Hard-won wisdom that created wildly successful companies.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneur’s journey is full of challenging and enlightening lessons. If paid attention to, these lessons can take your business to the next level.<p>These top …

Entrepreneurship

Mark Cuban Told 'Shark Tank' Entrepreneurs to 'Shut Up' (and It Turned Out to Be Great Advice)

Knowing when to keep quiet can actually help you land a better deal.<p>Mark Cuban doesn't sugarcoat his advice to entrepreneurs, or even his fellow investors, on <i>Shark Tank</i>. But there's wisdom in his harsh words.<p>On Sunday's episode, co-founders Steven Markley and James Arcaro charmed the judges with …

Entrepreneurship

3 Lessons You Will Probably Have to Learn the Hard Way Before You Succeed

You can have 12 mentors and read a thousand books but there is rarely a painless path to success.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask any leading entrepreneur about the secrets to their success and you'll more than likely find that it's often the valuable …

It's All About Me! What Happens When A Leader Takes All The Credit?

You may know a leader who has a habit of taking credit for others’ accomplishments. Their motive typically is to make themselves look more effective, hardworking, or intelligent than others. The reality is that in most situations at work it’s difficult to accurately assign who deserves credit. Even …

Leadership

How Coca-Cola, Netflix, and Amazon Learn from Failure

Why, all of a sudden, are so many successful business leaders urging their companies and colleagues to make more mistakes and embrace more failures?<p>In May, right after he became CEO of Coca-Cola Co., James Quincey called upon rank-and-file managers to get beyond the fear of failure that had dogged …

Jeff Bezos

The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do Is Be Yourself

The Collective (of Us) founder Cyndie Spiegel says you should never invite comparison. Instead, focus on your strengths.<p>9 min read<p><i>In this series,</i> <i></i><i>Open Every Door</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Don't Struggle Always to Be the 'Smartest Person in the Room.' Instead, Rely on a Mentor.

Also: Don't always look "up" when creating your mentor network. Look around: Previous colleagues have great insights, too.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mentorship is one of the most effective business tools out there. Right now, in Miami, a program called …

Entrepreneurship

To Write Well, You Don't Have to Be a Genius (but You Do Have to Do This)

One of the most gifted legal writers on the Supreme Court shared his advice for becoming a great writer.<p>In August 2008, Scribes, an organization that "seeks to create an interest in writing about the law and to promote a clear, succinct, and forceful style in legal writing," honored the late …

Antonin Scalia

This 5-Minute Rule Is Proven to Make Your Meetings More Productive

A new meeting trend promises to increase efficiency and productivity.<p>Imagine you're tasked with updating the team on an important work issue that needs their buy-in. You've prepped and now you start delivering on all the points they need to hear. Sixty seconds into your polished presentation, your …

Digital Marketing

4 Leadership Mistakes to Avoid When Running a Small Business

Avoid these four mistakes when leading your small business.<p>We are creatures of habit. Once we have a way of doing something, we tend to stick with it because we know it works and we like that predictability. For example, I have been taking my sons to school via the same route for three years. I …

Small Business