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Everything I Needed to Know About Negotiating I Learned Watching My Dad Make a Huge Buck on Some Old Furniture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My father, Bernie, passed away a couple of years ago, and yet he lives on in so many practical life lessons that he taught me over the years.<p>While he couldn’t spell "banana" (he always spelled it “banna” on his grocery lists), he could …

Selling

What makes a good leader great?

Whether we like it or not, we’re born into a world where climbing the ranks in business ultimately becomes our top priority—especially earlier on in our careers.<p>We compete to get into the best universities, and we clamor for open positions at the top firms. Once we get our leg in the door, we …

How to Increase Productivity, Motivation and Engagement From Your Top Employees

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p><i>“Simplifying organizations is the groundwork for competitive advantage” -</i>- Yves Morieux, senior partner and managing director in BCG’s Paris office. (He is an expert in corporate transformation)<p>Despite breathtaking advances in communication …

Employee Engagement

If You Want to Lead, You Also Need to Manage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I had a conversation recently with a highly successful professional who, by traditional measures, has proven he knows what it takes to lead an enterprise to victory. But it wasn’t long before I was taken aback by something he said. As we …

Leadership

What Separates a Great Leader From a Good One?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The odds of success are against you, the efforts required to keep your head above water are massive (as is the stress) and at the end of the day, your competition may come out with a better product that sinks your entrepreneurial …

Leadership

The Fastest Way to Sabotage Your Marketing Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Pay-Per-Click Advertising<i>, internet marketing expert Richard Stokes helps you master advanced search engine strategies from top search engine marketers to increase your sales. In this edited excerpt, the</i> …

Marketing

10 Signs You're Using Social Media Wrong

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a vast difference between running social media profiles because that’s the de facto expectation of businesses these days and actually building a substantive social following that contributes to your business goals.<p>Any of the …

Marketing