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Mindfulness Can Improve Strategy, Too

FERIDUN AKGÜNGÖR<p>Over the course of a couple of decades, meditation has migrated from Himalayan hilltops and Japanese Zendos to corporate boardrooms and corridors of power, including Google, Apple, Aetna, the Pentagon, and the U.S. House of Representatives.<p>On a personal level, leaders are taking …

The More People We Connect with on LinkedIn, the Less Valuable It Becomes

When it comes to social networking, is bigger always better?<p>Many internet users have taken Tim O’Reilly’s definition of a Web 2.0 application — “one that gets better the more people use it” — as a personal axiom. A big network, goes the argument, gives you reach and, potentially, that holy grail of …

For Delegation to Work, It Has to Come with Coaching

Senior leaders want to believe that delegating a task is as easy as flipping a switch. Simply provide clear instructions and you are instantly relieved of responsibility, giving you more time in your schedule.<p>That’s the dream. In reality, we all know it almost never works that way. You’re often …

'Perspective-Taking' and How to Close an Investor in 3 Minutes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Now that you have your big idea, how do you launch the venture of your dreams? This question is a tough one to answer. Your friends, family or colleagues will advise you that the next step to launching a venture is raising money. But …

Fundraising

3 Reasons Your Strategy Meetings Irritate Your Team

Used well, strategy meetings provide clarity and momentum. They align a team around key decisions and create positive energy.<p>Used poorly, strategy meetings irritate people. They waste time and energy, or worse, strengthen entrenched points of view creating frustration and resignation.<p>In my work …

10 Interesting Startups to Watch Out For This Year

Nabin Paudyal<p>Co-Founder, Siplikan Media Group Read full profile<p>Startups have amassed huge popularity in the past decade. Everyone dreams of launching …

Corporate Culture

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Why You Should Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone Right Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve probably been told to start thinking outside of the box at some point in your life. You’ve also likely been encouraged to get outside of your …

Study reveals how many times you should be checking email daily to reduce stress

Checking email may be an addictive habit, but not surprisingly, researchers say the more you refresh your inbox, the more stressed you'll …