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The Best Leaders See Things That Others Don’t. Art Can Help.

I don’t often start essays about leadership with insights from French novelists, but in this case it seems appropriate. “The real act of discovery,” Marcel Proust wrote, “consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” Today the most successful companies don’t just outcompete their …

Entrepreneur - Start, run and grow your business.

Latest<p>If you really, really love hot dogs, then odds are you'll really, really love these franchises.<p>As of February 2018, 46 percent of the previous year's ICOs had already failed -- despite the fact that they had raised more than $104 million.<p>Raquel Tavares had just finished raising a round of …

Jurassic Park

Formarse y prepararse para Emprender

Montar un negocio, emprender una nueva empresa, ya sea como autónomo o como sociedad, en solitario o con socios, no es sólo cuestión de dinero.<p>La …

¿Qué es un diagnóstico empresarial?

Si lo que queremos es conocer la actual situación de una empresa y cuáles están siendo los principales obstáculos que le impiden seguir creciendo, el</b> …

10 Top Impediments To Creative Business Thinking

Successful entrepreneurs are the ones who think the most creatively, not only in their initial product or service, but more importantly all through the stages of growth from startup to maturity. But even the best of them can easily slip into some bad decision habits that limit or hurt their …

What Inspires The World's Top Leaders

“All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.”―Chuck Palahniuk, <i>Diary</i><p>How inspired are you? What motivates you to be a better person, or to do better work? Maybe it’s a memorable phrase or moving piece of art. Perhaps it’s an individual, or an enlightening experience.<p>LinkedIn …

The World's Youngest Billionaires: 29 Under 40

There are 1,426 billionaires in the world this year. They are the wealthiest of the wealthy. But only 29 members of this elite list are under 40 years old, with that exciting combination of money and youth.<p>Those 29 have a total of $119 billion between them. Ten come from the technology sector, …

The First Step To Building Your Personal Brand

Sure, everyone knows what a brand is. Coke, Pepsi, McDonald’s. But that buzzword is getting thrown around a whole lot in career and job search conversations these days, too. And you might be thinking to yourself, “why do <i>I</i> really have to care about this?”<p>Here’s why: Whether you’re on the job hunt, a …

14 Bad Habits That Can Cost You Your Job

We all have bad habits. Perhaps you procrastinate, gossip, or lack punctuality. These negative behaviors don’t necessarily make you a terrible person—but as an employee they can reflect poorly upon you, and even cost you your job.<p>“A single bad habit is not likely to get you fired immediately, but …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …

10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done<b>.</b>” – Dwight D. Eisenhower<p>Tasteful humor is a key to success at work, but there’s a good chance your co-workers aren’t cracking jokes or packaging information with wit on a regular basis–and your …

How To Innovate In An Uncertain World

In <i>The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World</i>, Frans Johansson offers an explanation. The 10,000 hour rule works well, he says, only in environments in which “the rules don’t change and you can figure out what you need to do and do it better than anyone else.” If you want to …

Ten Young African Millionaires To Watch In 2013

Nothing beats being young and rich.<p>While most people attain multi-million dollar and billion dollar fortunes in their 40s and 50s, a few savvy entrepreneurs hit the big time while in their 20s and 30s.<p>There are a handful of young African entrepreneurs who’ve legitimately built multi-million dollar …

The Neuroscience of Leadership and Trust

Most people would agree that today’s leaders need to be experts at developing and building trust with their team members. This requirement has become …

Carl Icahn

Net worth: $20 billion<br>At 77, Icahn enjoyed another strong run in 2012, beating the U.S. stock market and most hedge fund managers. The investment pool he manages for himself and his employees returned more than 20% in 2012, thanks to bets on Hain Celestial Group and CVR Energy. Icahn, who was born …

Leadership: The Issue of Acceptance

<b> <br>One of the essential steps to increased leadership effectiveness and more productive interactions is “acceptance” (both of ourselves and others)</b>. …

First Study To Show Brain Measurement of Effective Leadership — myscienceacademy.org

Scientists trying to understand why some people excel — whether as world-class athletes, virtuoso musicians, or top CEOs — have discovered that these …

The Secret To Startup Success: Your People

After starting several companies — like Network Solutions, MusicMaker.com and most recently Speek – I understand what it takes to make a business thrive. While hard work, dedication and countless hours hustling will feed your startup company the proverbial nutrients it needs to survive, there’s …

Some risks impossible to insure.

In today’s globally interdependent market place, risks to businesses are no longer isolated by industry or location. They are becoming more complex and harder to predict. Even the most seasoned risk managers find it a challenge to anticipate and respond effectively to the increasingly expansive and …

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you can change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …

Forget Business School: Why An Emotional Education Is Indispensible

Most people still equate intelligence to academia, the power your brain has to process and remember information and your ability to draw conclusions from fact and data. But it is painfully obvious that there is much more to intelligence than just raw IQ.<p>How many people do you know who are …

6 Ways Thought Leadership Will Take Your Marketing To New Levels

<i>This article was co-authored by Don Broekelmann, the Executive VP of Brand Management at Influence & Co.</i><p>There are a lot of definitions of thought leadership floating around these days. People declare themselves thought leaders because they wrote a book or because they have an occasional speaking …

Big Opportunities In Small-Cap Companies

<b>William FitzGerald, CFA, Partner and Co-Portfolio Manager, Windcrest Partners Investment Management, LLC</b><p><b>William FitzGerald:</b> At Windcrest Partners I co-manage an equity fund that both buys and shorts small public company stocks. We do something that has proven to be a good investment strategy for …

At Work: One size doesn't fit all on leadership

A good leader has to adapt to changing situations, staff capabilities.<p>Good leaders are hard to come by.<p>Just ask most people who have bosses or who look to someone to lead their organization.<p>Some of the complaints I hear:<p>• He's cold as ice.<p>• She doesn't delegate.<p>• He only cares about short-term …

6 Steps To Influence Others With Your Business Writing

Business writing used to be simply about communicating — getting information across to others. Not anymore. Now you have to <i>influence</i>, not just communicate, with your writing.<p>And it’s not just ad copy, sales material or proposals that need to influence. Whether you are competing for business or …

Why Storytelling Can Make The Difference Between Successful And Failed Leadership

Everyone seems to get these days that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all. But we do remember stories.<p>They’re even more important than that. <i>They are how our brains work.</i> For example, they are why we all feel that it’s safer to drive than …

5 Secrets Entrepreneurs Will Never Reveal

When I started my career over 30 years ago, I never set out to be an entrepreneur. I wanted to work at a big corporation and become the CEO. But, in 1988, the entrepreneur bug got me after I read “Growing a Business” by Paul Hawken. He describes having your own business as a magical dream. While I …

Great Leaders Use The Power Of Dreams

Buying a lottery ticket has an extremely low chance of paying off. Yet many people, at least in countries where it’s legal, do it anyway. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that almost half the population plays the lottery; and last year Americans spent an estimated $1.46 billion buying …