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The Best Books of 2016 for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Inc.com

Finding new ways to look at the same problems can be all you need to take your business to the next level. But that means finding ideas and perspectives that don't result in incremental changes but in <i>major</i> changes.<p>The following books (in no particular order) will help you do just that.<p>I loved Cal's …

Facebook Brand Awareness Ads: What You Should Know

Since its inception, the Facebook ads platform has been seen by marketers as a direct response vehicle since the targeting can be so granular. While …

Build Your Social Media Strategy On The Age-old Principle: Less Is More

Social media campaigns are effective tool to reach out to the target audience for all marketers and brands. No matter what the size of your budget is …

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive isn't always easy -- sometimes we need repeated reminders.<p>Here …

Time Management

Why Trying To Be A People Pleaser Makes You A Bad Boss

Sure, you want everyone to get along. But trying to make everyone happy can ruin your reputation.<p>Over a decade ago, business performance consultant Ryan Estis transitioned from being a salesperson out in the field to being a manager. He moved from an environment where it was his job to make …

The Employee Engagement Hoax? What every HR professional needs to know

It’s hard to attend an HR conference or visit an HR website and not hear the term “employee engagement.” Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015 …

The 3 great boss secrets to recognizing employees

How many of you get enough praise on the job? I ask this question at nearly every keynote I deliver. The results are astounding. Less than 10% of …

Do We Even Know What Employee Engagement Is?

High employee engagement is a goal shared by most company leaders, as it’s widely viewed as an indicator of a healthy corporate culture that many believe breeds higher levels of productivity, retention and recruitment. Deloitte reports that 87% of executives rate culture and employee engagement as …

Top 6 Tactics To Improve Your Performance In The Office | Inc.com

A ton of factors can collude to impair our mental capabilities at work. From stress to sleep deprivation, overwhelm, seasonal changes, personal challenges outside of work, and plain old boredom, there's seemingly no end to the list of things that can derail our mind's performance on the job. …

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7 Ways Employees Demonstrate They’re Ready for a Leadership Role

To determine what leaders expect to see from a potential leader, and to help you demonstrate that you are ready for a leadership role, we asked …

6 Reasons Why Projects Fail and How to Avoid Them

Everyone has their own interpretation of project failure. For some, a project is a failed endeavor if it fails to meet the deadline or exceed the …

Why addressing productivity should be the focus for IT

In IT, we are consistently challenged by the struggle to get the most productivity out of our teams. At a time when our work week is longer than …

Are You a Decisive or Divisive Decision Maker?

Categories: Communication<p>By Lynda Bourne<p>The way decisions are made can lead to division and discord—or to understanding and commitment. What’s your …

The Unusual Path This Entrepreneur Took to Career Success and a Happy Life | Inc.com

After graduating college, most people have no idea what to do next. So they seek the advice of their parents, college advisors, and friends. The advice they typically get is to decide on a career path, get a job in that field and start to get experience so they can begin to climb the corporate …

Social Media, Content Strategy, and Digital Advertising Become Social Media Marketing

According to the 2016 State of Social Business, a new study by Altimeter, presented by Ed Terpening, with Aubrey Littleton, Social Media has evolved …

The state of influencer marketing in 5 charts

“Influencer” marketing — essentially hiring people with large social media followings to tout a given brand — remains top of mind for marketers, in …

10 Bad Habits You Must Break to Succeed

Have you wondered what’s holding you back from becoming more successful? It could be because you have the following 10 bad habits.<p>1. Neglecting your …

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9 Secrets That Will Help You Achieve Your Success | Inc.com

There really is no secret to success, it all comes down to wanting it enough to do the things that are necessary for success. There are many reasons, (what I really mean is excuses, but I wanted to be polite), for not doing some of these things.<p>They can be fear of failure, a fear of success and …

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No, Successful People Aren't Superhuman. They Just Do These 10 Things | Inc.com

Does it sometimes seem like people all around you are getting promoted, or leaving to start their own business, while all your hard work and experience are getting you nowhere?<p>Maybe it's time to take a hard look at your habits and the perceptions they convey, compared to some of the other people on …

Project management is like serving tables?

Quite an unusual analogy you might say. But, trust me these two things are not too far-off. Both need you to be adept at handling your resources; and …

Starting A Company To Make An Impact? Your Time May Be Spent Elsewhere, Study Says

You’ve just had your business idea and you want to make a change in your community or industry. As an entrepreneur, that’s an invigorating feeling. But what if you knew that your time would be spent elsewhere? Many young entrepreneurs often waste time on tasks outside of their role as a leader, but …

Entrepreneurship