Gareth Cuddy

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6 Ways To Be A Kick-Ass Mentor

There are mentors, and then there are kick-ass mentors. And if you’re going to take on the mantle of giving someone else career guidance, insight, and advice, you might as well aspire to greatness.<p>After Kristin Mosher signed up for Pathbuilders, an Atlanta, Georgia, leadership and mentoring …


5 Easy Ways to Work Smarter, Not Longer

Working insanely long hours is doing you more harm than good. It's time to distance yourself from the cult of overwork--here's how.<p>You know what they call a Wall Street banker with an hour free from work? Unemployed. The assumption has been that if you're not at the grindstone all the time, you're …

Time Management

Give Your Company a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal

Author and speaker Jim Collins tells leaders of fast-growth companies to be visionaries.<p>What's your BHAG? That stands for Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal.<p>And that was a question author and speaker Jim Collins posed to the audience Friday to kick off the 2013 <i>Inc.</i> 500/5000 conference in Washington, …

Walt Disney Company

The little VC that could: How Crosscut Ventures turned a measly $5.1M into a killer early stage portfolio

Size matters. But to dispel a commonly repeated myth, bigger isn’t always better – in terms of VC fund size, that is. Many mega-firms have learned as …

5 Secrets of Public Speaking From the Best TED Presenters

How can you borrow a bit of the magic that garners some TED Talks millions upon millions of views? The author of a book on the subject shares some secrets.<p>Ask just about anyone these days for great examples of public speaking and you'll hear a variation on a single thing--"Did you see that TED talk …

Public Speaking

5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity

Interruptions destroy many entrepreneurs' productivity. Follow these five strategies to end the unnecessary interruptions and increase the amount of work you get done on a regular basis.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for …

Time Management

Help Your People Become Great Managers

It's always good when you can promote an amazing employee to a management position--but don't forget to help your new manager excel at leadership. Here's how.<p>No one ever said that it's easy to be a manager. This is especially true when you have employees who are making the transition--whether due …

Team Building

Want Loyal Customers? Do This.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone in your company, from the summer intern to the CEO, has opportunities to communicate with individual customers. But few companies understand how to leverage these one-to-one marketing opportunities.<p>Twenty years ago, Don Peppers …

Business Strategy