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Work Life Balance: How to Take Control | Inc.com

Somewhere in between dreaming about a 4-hour workweek and the reality that you're becoming a 24×7 workaholic is an illusive notion called work-life balance.<p>Contrary to popular belief, achieving some sort of balance between work and play is achievable. You actually have more control over it than you …

3 Leadership Lessons From Tumblr's David Karp

In its early days in 2007, blogging platform Tumblr was a two-person operation: founder David Karp and lead developer Marco Arment. Now that Tumblr is being acquired by media giant Yahoo Inc. for $1.1 billion in cash, Arment has written a post on his personal blog recalling his memories of working …

4 Tips for Marketing to Millennials

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millennials, the coveted under-30 market, are highly discerning and tough to attract, unless you know how to reach them.<p>"[Millennials] are extremely impatient with irrelevant information, and they have no tolerance for unwieldy …

Why Your Team Matters More Than You

Contrary to popular belief, the success of a business isn’t ensured by an amazing CEO or even the work of a few all-star employees — it’s all about the team. Even without your key players, your business should function without change.<p>In light of the recent news regarding the health of Google CEO …

Are You Ready To Call It Quits?

<i>By Erika Morphy</i><p>You religiously watch the clock. You’re annoyed by every single one of your co-workers. Your job has lost its thrill.<p>It’s obvious that it’s time for a change, but how exactly should you go about leaving a job—especially when the unemployment rate is hovering at 7.5%?<p>Guess what? …

5 Technological Breakthroughs Your Website Redesign Must Have - Small Business Trends

Advancement in design and programming technology makes for a perfect storm: Now is the best time to redo your website.<p>Technology breakthroughs are …

5 Ways to Keep Your Eye On the Goal | Inc.com

I'm goal oriented. Professionally I am happiest when I have a number to hit, a timeline to make, or a task to complete. Personally, I am at my best when I have a big trip or event in the not too distant future that I am working toward.<p>That's true of a lot of the successful entrepreneurs I know. …

Entrepreneurship

Senior Leadership Team: 7 Roles that Can't be Delegated

A couple of days ago, I introduced this series on senior leadership teams. Today I want to take a look at the roles of this team. Again, I’m assuming …

The Progression of Company Culture Within an Organization

What does every single business ever created have in common? The answer is they all started out as an idea; one person’s fantasy as to how their …

10 Ways To Help Others That Will Lead You To Success

Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as you would think. As leaders, we often get too caught up in operations or our own problems to give people the help they need. However, in the last year, I’ve realized …

How To See What Others Don't (In Order To Increase Your Chances of Success)

Seeing What Others Don’t is not only the title of new book by Gary Klein, it is also a mantra that can make you successful.<p>Let’s deal with the book first and then my assertion.<p>Although I have never met him, I have been a fan of Klein for years. He is a very smart guy who is a senior scientist at …

How To Be A Real Leader - Even When You're In A Fake Environment

I just read a post here on Forbes, Is Authentic Executive Presence an Oxymoron? The author, Kristi Hedges, says, in effect, <i>“I hope not, and I don’t think so – but it’s tough.”</i><p>I agree. It <i>is</i> hard to be authentic as an executive: there are many forces pushing you to be guarded, even deceptive; to …

Twitter’s Ev Williams: Startup Advice Is (Mostly) Wrong

Williams says doing, observing, and studying success is far more valuable than reading about it. Is he right?<p>Ev Williams, founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium, has recently written a nonchalantly polemic post that, if entirely true, may put me out of a job.<p>It’s title: All the Startup Advice You …

6 Ways Effective Listening Can Make You A Better Leader

When employees say they want their voices to be heard, they are really saying they want leaders who will not just hear them, but really listen to them. As employees seek more attention, feedback and support, leaders must become more mindful of individual needs in order to more effectively inspire …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

How To Resolve Conflict Like A Pro

Conflict is inevitable whether you are running your own business or working for someone else. However, how you handle the conflict could be the difference between running a successful organization or getting run down by bad blood. I recently had the opportunity to ask an expert a few questions and …

Inside the Brain of a Leader | Inc.com

Do great leaders have distinctive brains? Yes, says David A. Waldman, a management professor at Arizona State University. Since 2005, Waldman and his colleagues have been studying the neurological patterns of successful entrepreneurs and senior managers in an attempt to learn what they have in …

The Brain

The Importance Of Understanding The Demographic Profiles Of Your Target Market

You have laid all the groundwork for your product, implemented penetrative marketing strategies and even reduced your price points to rope in more …

Why You Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Google Plus for Business

Despite all the hoopla that surrounded the new social site when it was first released, many businesses are ignoring Google Plus completely in …

Does this picture make you laugh?

I love the reactions we get from this picture that hangs in our living room. This is my family about 17 years ago. If you can’t figure it out, that’s …

Seven Strategies for Simplifying Your Organization

<i>This post is co-authored with Lisa Bodell.</i><p>Over the past several years we have heard hundreds of managers talk about the negative impact of complexity on both productivity and workplace morale. This message has been reinforced by the findings of major CEO surveys conducted by IBM and KPMG [PDF], …

Stuck? 3 Ways to Move Yourself Forward | Inc.com

Do you find yourself turning an idea or a business problem over and over in your head, and no matter the number of Google searches you perform or the number of walks you take, you just can't figure out a way to move forward?<p>We all go through it. The key is knowing how to emerge. Here are three …

Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid?

If you want to empower, engage, or motivate others, don’t just focus on increasing your positive behaviors. Pay attention to what you need to <i>stop</i> doing as well. Why? Because people remember the bad more than the good. To quote from a previous HBR article, How to Play to Your Strengths, “Multiple …

5 Tips to Keep Your Brand Relevant | Inc.com

All brand managers would love to have a brand that is hot, relevant and shows the kind of retail velocity that we all dream about. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen. Like musicians, brands get stale and irrelevant unless they reinvent themselves to be current as consumers' likes and …

3 Fundamental Shifts You Need To Make To Scale Your Business | Inc.com

It's one thing to grow your business (and a lovely thing it is, too)--but it's another entirely to scale it.<p>Scaling--the ability to grow rapidly and at a compound rate, compared to the arithmetical, two-plus-two-equals-four rate of growth that non-scaling businesses achieve--requires new skills …

Management

Why Servant Leadership Is Slightly Off -- And What to Do Instead

What constitutes a great leader?<p>Is it charisma? Someone with a great vision who fearlessly leads the team up the hill?<p>Or perhaps it's servant leadership, a humble leader who patiently and selflessly puts him or herself into the service of others?<p>Leadership is the most over analyzed, thoroughly …

If You Do These 3 Things, You’re Probably A Hateable Boss

To avoid being a gigantic jerk, you need to understand what gigantic jerks do. Luckily, leadership experts Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins have done research on this.<p>“If you realize you’re going to sound like an asshole at least three times a week, you’re apt to catch yourself at it now and …

Behind The United State Of Pop: An Amazing Mashup Of The 25 Biggest Songs of 2012

DJ Earworm talks about how he creates his annual “United State of Pop” mashup of the 25 biggest songs of the year, and why 2012 ruled.<p>Every December since 2007, anyone wondering what the preceding 12 months of music sounded like needed look in only one place: DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop” …

10 Small Ways to Combat Big Employee Conflicts

It doesn’t matter how robust the company wellness program is or how relaxing the nap room feels – when two or more employees are stuck in a negative …