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<p>Death of a Family Farm</p>

Family businesses remain one of the most popular forms of ownership in America. But when things go wrong, they go really wrong.<p>At the end of a road lined with the skeletons of old field equipment, Tony Azevedo sits in the living room of his white farmhouse and tells me not to expect much from his …

Cows

Netflix To Lose Over 90 Key Titles To Licensing Issues January First

The popular streaming service Netflix has had a very good year, with record profits, leaps in new users, and people adapting to binge-watching their favorite shows. The company’s video streaming service is even testing new lower-priced tiers aimed as individual consumers as threats from competitors …

7 tips to make your résumé stand out

I'm always trying to keep on top of the latest career trends and recently read through the mother lode: The 2012 white paper published by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium. It's full of useful tips, strategies and ideas for job seekers and I want to share my favourites with you.<p>The report …

Seven tips for recruiting top salespeople

Sales people hear it all the time: "ABC. Always be closing." But as a manager, I'd recommend that you adopt a slightly different mantra for yourself: "ABR: Always be recruiting."<p>Too often managers settle into complacency when their teams are performing well, or recruiting falls by the wayside when …

TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2017 | Time.com

101 Simple Pleasures to Boost Happiness

A couple of weeks ago, I got a lovely handwritten note in the mail from a sweet elderly acquaintance in our community. She had read in the local paper that my oldest son was named the Connecticut Student Journalist of the Year, and she had clipped the piece which she sent along with her kind …

Happiness

3 Types of Dysfunctional Teams | Inc.com

Team dynamics are complicated, and only a charlatan would claim to be able to diagnose the underlying causes of a team's dysfunction instantaneously.<p>One exception stands out, however. It's a cause of team dysfunction I've seen in practice so often that not only is it instantly recognizable, I've …

Management

Here's What Happens When You Focus Too Hard | Inc.com

Self-control is critical to productivity at work. It keeps you from zoning out, losing your cool, and giving up easily.<p>However, a large body of research suggests that exercising self-control in a broad range of situations, including resisting chocolate and choosing which household products to buy, …

Self Control

6 Actions of Great Managers | Inc.com

How would you measure yourself as a manager? There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the great? Every situation is different, but we have consistently seen six qualities--all of which must be juggled simultaneously--that great managers demonstrate.<p><b>1.</b> …

Employment

Recharge Your Batteries: 3 Steps | Inc.com

Most truly successful entrepreneurs share a common belief that no amount of success is ever enough. But even with an insatiable drive to be the best, successful entrepreneurs know that they too must take breaks and recharge their batteries to continue to grow their businesses.<p>Voluminous studies …

Flying
Employment

Should I own up to my flaws in a performance review?

<b>The Question:</b><p>We have annual performance reviews, which we are encouraged to sign off on and amend if we disagree with them. We are often asked whether there are areas we felt that we slipped up on, or what we think we could do better. Can we afford to admit our weaknesses or should we try to ensure …

Top industries to start a business in 2013

<i>Fun facts and information for small business owners and entrepreneurs from across the web, brought to you by Report on Small Business. Find us</i>@GlobeSmallBiz <i>or on our</i> LinkedIn group<i>.</i><p><b>Opportunities lie ahead</b><p>If you've toyed with the idea of owning your own business, but aren't sure where to start, …

My friends and I are in career purgatory

For a number of weeks now, I've been talking with different friends about their career aspirations, current work situations, and life-long dreams. We're all speeding up to or hovering around the 30-year-mark, and none of us are satisfied with our positions.<p>These conversations have lead me to …

10 tips to network with confidence

There's nothing innate about confidence. It's something we develop – usually via endeavour. That's a key message from my book on confidence, called <i>What's Stopping You Being More Confident?</i> But confidence requires us to discriminate. Confidence in what, exactly? After all, confidence in all things …