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If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking

Andrew Nguyen<p>George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader.<p>It wasn’t his title — he often swayed colleagues at the same hierarchical …

Leadership

3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a small-business owner, it can be hard to find the time to do the sorts of activities that help tone the brain's innovation muscles -- activities like committing to a six-month course of study; making it to weekly networking meetings …

Creativity
Business Strategy

Life Isn't Fair-- So Be Optimistic | Inc.com

Life isn't fair.<p>Everyone hears that statement from the time they're in diapers but even so, many people pretend it isn't so. Rather than accept that simple reality, they go on and on about "equality of opportunity," "equality of outcome," and "meritocracies."<p>But life <i>isn't</i> fair.<p>Some people are born …

Diapers

3 Rules You Must Follow If You Want Your Company to Be Exceptional

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want your company to be the best, there are three rules:<p>1. Be better.<p>2. Don't be cheap.<p>And 3. There are no other rules.<p>That's according to a recently released book co-authored by Deloitte director Michael Raynor and strategist …

Profit

6 Tips for Managing Millennials (Whether You Find Them to be Entitled or Not)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millennials have a reputation for being entitled, lazy and – worst of all in the workplace – difficult to manage. While these Gen Y stereotypes are getting tired, a lack of understanding between employees of certain age groups can turn …

The Workplace

The Powerful Trait Shared by Gates, Jobs, Buffett, Zuckerberg... | Inc.com

Recently I conversed with a friend who runs a large company. He was struggling with communications challenges typical for groups of 200 or larger. He was trying to figure out how to get his people to make decisions the same way and to say consistent messages regarding the company both internally …

Self-improvement