Jean Bernier

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Explainer: The Mysterious Dark Energy That Speeds the Universe's Rate of Expansion

The nature of dark energy is one of the most important unsolved problems in all of science. But what, exactly, is dark energy, and why do we even …

5 Incredibly Simple Steps for a More Creative Workplace - Small Business Trends

Which one would you pick: A job that inspires you to dream up some new idea every single day then work and build on them? Or one that needs you to do …

5 Tips for New Team Leaders

I’ve been a new manager five times in my career: once as a first-time manager at Google going from being a teammate to leading peers, three times as I was promoted within Google, and most recently as the new Chief Revenue Officer for UberConference, a teleconferencing startup in San Francisco. What …

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable -- but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to honestly answer this question: Do you: a) see your team members as an aggravating …

Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days

Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly, reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. …

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible …

Start with a Theory, Not a Strategy

Well-crafted strategies are road maps to places that yield competitive advantage and generate value for the firm. But once you’ve arrived, they don’t take you anyplace else. That’s a problem for companies under continual pressure from investors to find <i>new</i> sources of competitive advantage.<p>I recently …

Even Small Negotiations Require Preparation and Creativity

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you’re negotiating all the time. When you ask your boss for more resources, agree with a vendor on a price, deliver a performance evaluation, convince a business partner to join forces with your company, or even when you decide with your spouse where to go on your …

Gamification: Swapping the old worn dentures for real bite

Do your customers love your application? Not just accept, survive or struggle with your application but actively seek out and enjoy using your …

Five Steps to Enterprise Gamification

Gamification is a hot new trend in business. As with any emerging trend, the best practices are still emerging.<p>Some businesses are taking a …

How a Game Got Our Global Employees to Collaborate

VJ, an engineer in India working on a development project, is trying to resolve technical issues within a software application. Since the global consulting firm where he works employs thousands of other developers he can only assume there must be others who have faced this challenge, but doesn’t …

The True Cost of Hiring Yet Another Manager

You can have terrific people working in the right teams and still not see the financial results you’re hoping for. Why? It could be that your organization’s structure is creating obstacles that compromise your workforce’s performance.<p>One common culprit is out-of-control <i>tooth-to-tail</i> ratios. In a …

How to Sell Your Product or Service in 20 Seconds

When you run a business, sometimes the little things you do can make a big impact on your success. One of those little things you can do is to …

Don't Be Afraid to Break These 7 Content Marketing Rules

Content marketing is the way to stay in front of small business prospects to showcase expertise. There is a lot of advice on how to do this, that is …

How to Reduce Employee Turnover | Inc.com

It might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but helping employees volunteer can benefit your company on several levels. Research has shown that two hours of helping others a week results in higher satisfaction with life, and everybody knows happier employees are more productive than unhappy …

Employee Engagement

How to Be More Charismatic: 10 Tips | Inc.com

Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in.<p>We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally charismatic.<p>Unfortunately, natural charisma quickly loses its impact. Familiarity breeds, …

Self-improvement

When is Procrastination Good? (Maybe You Should Read This Later)

There’s a National Association for just about anything you can think of including The Procrastination Association. As they say on their …

Confused About How to Choose Where to Incorporate?

Starting a business this summer? After deciding to form a corporation or LLC, you also need to consider which state you plan to incorporate in: Do …

What Is Social Marketing?

<b>What is Social Marketing?</b><p><i>by Nedra Kline Weinreich</i><p>The health communications field has been rapidly changing over the past two decades. It has evolved …

If Your Brand Promises Authenticity, You Better Deliver

Your culture might be positive. Your brand messages might be powerful. But the greatest potential your organization has is the special case when culture and brand are completely aligned. The slightest divergence between them can undermine even the most brilliant (and expensive) marketing …