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5 Tips for Making Meetings Less Unproductive

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Many of us attended so many unproductive meetings or meetings we don’t even know why we are there for. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid making meetings altogether because a successful business needs brainstorming, discussion and an open-dialog …

11 Crucial Lessons Everyone Learns In Business School

One of the main ways they learn these skills is through case studies, a teaching method borrowed from the sciences and first applied to corporate analysis by Harvard Business School.<p>Students are presented with some of the most difficult business situations in corporate history and then discuss how …

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10 Steps to Quality CEO Decision-Making

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Quality and speedy decisions elevate the productivity of an organization. CEOs must not only make good judgments themselves, but also grow the decision-making abilities of his or her team, facilitate decisions that support the corporate …

The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you have the Big Idea. You have the passion. You have the business plan. You can see your future success. All you need now is money in the bank, right?<p>Probably nine out of 10 startups are where you are, in need of operating capital. …

The Science of Collaboration

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Andrea wrote a great post about working remotely recently. There’s something implicit in her post that I’ve noticed in my own work: even when you’re working in a mostly “solo” position (e.g. as a writer), being part of a team means your job will always …

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many think that incorporating their business will help them slash the federal tax bill or avoid state income taxes completely. First-time entrepreneurs often have misconceptions about incorporation, usually resulting from an optimistic …

Wharton's Adam Grant on Tapping the Most Powerful People in Your Network | Inc.com

You're probably familiar with the networking terms "weak ties" and "strong ties," but chances are you haven't heard of "dormant ties."<p>According to Wharton business professor Adam Grant, this third category of contacts should not go overlooked. Dormant ties refer to people you used to know but have …

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4 Questions You Must Answer About Ditching Your 9 to 5 | Inc.com

I left the "security" of the 9-5 job world back in 2007. At that time, I was three years out of college and had a good job (by other people's standards), but found myself very unhappy. The people I worked with were fine. The work I was doing was fine. Everything was pretty much fine.<p>But I didn't …

Employment

8 Things You Should Stop Doing--Right Now | Inc.com

The good thing about to-do lists is that they help keep you focused.<p>But having a "<i>not</i> to do list" can actually be more effective, since if you follow it, you will free up a lot more time and energy--and be more productive.<p>Who doesn't want that?<p>Here are eight things you want to stop doing today.<p>1. …

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3 Habits That Make You a Better Salesperson (Or Boss) | Inc.com

William James--a 19th century philosopher whose advocacy of free will and turning beliefs into action would make him a rock-star entrepreneurship blogger--asserted that "all our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits." If we are all masses of habits, and none of us is …

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10 Excuses Unproductive People Always Use | Inc.com

They moan. They wail. They shuffle around the office looking for free candy. Unproductive employees have an excuse for everything. Here are a few of the phrases they use to explain away the problem. Listen for them, then correct the action to get things back on track.<p>1. I'm overworked.<p>I hear this …

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