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6 Actions of Great Managers

There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the great? Consider these qualities when assessing your own leadership skills.<p>How would you measure yourself as a manager? There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the …

Employment

Is Your Company Going Into Innovation Debt?

Innovation debt may not show up in Excel, but it will kill your company. Here’s how to recognize it and fix it before it’s too late.<p>“Innovation debt is the cost that companies incur when they don’t invest in their developers,” Peter Bell writes in his personal blog. “It happens when the team is too …

The 3 Pillars Of The Innovation Economy

Key leadership concepts for creating sustainable innovation include emotional intelligence, cross-collaborative culture, and repeatable processes. Here’s how to foster them in your company.<p>In his 1942 book, <i>Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy</i>, economist Joseph Schumpeter introduced the notion of an …

Innovation

10 Steps to a Remarkable Company Culture

Sure, you want your company to be a great place to work. Here's how to do it, starting today.<p>Paul Spiegelman, the founder and CEO of BerylHealth, a hospital call-center business, talks and writes often about the importance of building a strong company culture--not just because it's a nice thing to …

Employee Engagement

11 Inspiring Quotes From Sir Richard Branson

The iconic Virgin Group founder seems to have done it all. Now he explains to Inc. how to start a company from pennies, when to "snoop around," and his trouble saying "no."<p>Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group--an empire of more than 400 companies that includes an airline, a mobile phone …

Space Travel

Amazon's Letter To Shareholders Should Inspire Every Company In America

Late last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published his latest letter to shareholders.<p>This year's letter, like most of Bezos' letters, should inspire most companies to change the way they do business.<p>Specifically, it should inspire companies to do business the way Amazon does business — sacrificing <i>this</i> …