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A Five-Minute Tutorial On How To Value Your Startup

As an entrepreneur looking for professional investors, one of the quickest ways to lose credibility and get rejected is to start with a ridiculously …

The Top 9 Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make-and How To Avoid Them

Have you made any of these mistakes? What steps are you taking to prevent these from happening?<p>For many, it’s the dream: Leaving your career and …

Five Definitive Rules For Vetting Your First Business Partner

Looking for a partner starts with being honest with yourself about where you see your venture heading.<p>Plenty of companies are born when one person with one set of skills has one idea. But entrepreneurship doesn’t often stay a solo affair forever. At some point, you may want to bring in a partner to …

The One Skill Too Many CEOs Lack

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

'Fake It Till You Make It' Turns Out to Be a Good Strategy

Who emerges as a leader? Why do some people have greater influence over others, such as between friends or co-workers of equal standing?<p>According to …

Here's how to apologize the next time you're late

Over the last few months, Friedman, the founder of Ignite80 and author of "The Best Place to Work," has been organizing an online summit on peak work performance, featuring his discussions with 26 of the world's top productivity experts, including Daniel Pink, Gretchen Rubin, Adam Grant, Susan …

A Powerful 7-Part Outline to Create Your Business Plan | Inc.com

Executive Summary<p>Big Picture View<p>Business you are trying to build (What do you want your business to look like in three to five years?)<br>• Exit strategy (What do you imagine you will want to do once you've built this successful business? Will you sell it? Scale it? Own it passively?)<br>• Mission, vision, …

6 Ways to Communicate Confidence Even if You're Nervous

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Communication is everything in life and business. In each interaction it is not <i>what</i> you communicate but <i>how</i> you communicate that makes all the difference. Business interactions range from big egos and hot-headed temperaments to people who …

Five Bad Habits That Make Meetings Miserable And Unproductive

In 2015 organizations held more than 25 million meetings per day in the United States. This translates to more than $37 billion in lost productivity, according to a study by Fuze. One Harvard Business Review report found that 67% of meetings are considered unproductive by executives and they take …

7 Questions Only the Smartest Job Candidates Ask | Inc.com

You've interviewed potential employees. I have too: Over the years I interviewed well over a thousand candidates for job openings. (Don't ask.)<p>And I'm willing to bet the part of thejob interview when you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" almost always seemed like a waste of …

Employment

16 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us.<p>To help you get into your interviewer's head and learn what they want to see in a candidate, we rounded up a list of science-backed strategies to make yourself seem more likable, …

ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS

<i>Learning point:</i><p>It is worth reflecting on how you engage with other people and to what extent you set out to develop a strong rapport by linking into …

Self-improvement

The surprising rise of Google's new CEO

If you know Sundar Pichai at all, it's probably because you've suffered through one of the three-hour long Google I/O keynotes he has anchored in …

Sundar Pichai

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

This One Habit Holds Top Leaders Back

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hit a wall? So many ambitious and talented leaders plateau and even regress once they “reach the top” of the ladder, mountain or organizational structure they’ve been climbing. There’s a simple reason this can happen, and it sometimes …

Thinking Like a Leader: Three Big Shifts

Leadership development often focuses on <i>doing</i> — the mastering and use of certain desirable skills and behaviors that concretely show someone to be</i> …

The Two Types of High-Potential Talent

What is a high-potential employee? Most companies have a clear picture of the characteristics that indicate a top performer: intelligence, charisma, …

How to Get Employees Excited to Do Their Work

What keeps you up at night as a manager? Are you worried about hitting your numbers? How to boost the results of lower performers? What about how to keep top performers motivated?<p>We often believe that the most effective way to respond to these concerns is to directly tell our employees what to do. …

8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate

The more leaders micromanage, the more their teams push for independence. Here’s how to break the cycle.<p>Many leaders would say they already delegate a lot, yet plenty of employees would say their bosses are micromanagers who don’t delegate enough.<p>[Delegating] isn’t about managers losing control and …

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The Most Powerful Leadership Question - Lead Change

Nothing can animate the future quite like a question. For leaders, living in questions instead of giving answers or having something to say is a …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

Creating ‘Brand You’ and why it matters

Yet we can all learn from these global companies and branding is also something that can be applied in the workplace to help people accelerate their …

Forget the Strategy PowerPoint

I have for decades watched CEOs and other executives try to explain a corporate strategy to a small group of senior managers or to a much larger group of staff. For the most part, it has not been a pretty sight. In the case of senior managers, I usually hear 3 or 4 different interpretations of what …

How to Break into Your CEO’s Inner Circle

There is a widely held belief that strategic decisions are made collectively by an organization’s executive team, the senior executives who report directly to the CEO. In many organizations, though, nothing could be further from the truth. Decision-making power resides with a much smaller group, …