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Want to Be an Entrepreneurial Icon? Try These 5 Steps.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to grow your brand and establish yourself as an icon in your field, you’re going to have to get to work. Look at successful entrepreneurs such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Ali Brown and Pat Flynn. These are just a few examples of …

Welcoming New Team Players (After Their Startup Joined Yours)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do veteran players feel about new draft pick? Along with the initial excitement there may be a considerable amount of upset. Much the same thing happens when a new rock-star employee or a coveted hire joins a company and is celebrated …

4 Signs Your Business Needs A New Leader

An entrepreneur should know when it is time to move on for the sake of his or her business.<p>Entrepreneurs who have built a business from the ground up often have strong emotional ties to their companies. Too often though, emotions can get in the way of sound business decisions, and a leadership …

How to Create an Autism-Friendly Workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While one in 68 children in America ranks somewhere on the autism spectrum (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), only 53 percent of autistic young adults are gainfully employed. Washington, D.C.-based mom Patti …

The 10 Most Shockingly Untrue Entrepreneurial Myths, Exposed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A central theme in the entrepreneurial world is challenging the status quo and questioning conventional wisdom in search of new and better ways of doing things. After all, if you’re just going to follow the pack, you may as well just get …

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6 Tips for Reluctant Negotiators

I had been hired to do 1-on-1 speed-coaching sessions at the Summit Series at Powder Mountain, and I was confident I could help one person, in particular, to take his career to the next level. Once back in the office, I pinged him: “I would love to coach you. Any interest in exploring?” He …

How to Reward Your Stellar Team

You’ve been told that getting the most from your team depends on rewarding and recognizing them collectively. But it’s tough to do that, especially when most management systems are so focused on individual performance, undermining the very teamwork you’re hoping to encourage. Luckily, you don’t …

Create a Culture of Engagement With These 7 Measures

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most important thing for success is having a great and talented team. But it’s not enough to hire your team and leave them to their job -- if you want their best work, you have to continuously engage.<p>Figuring out how to do that …

50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Not only do they think differently; they act differently. They draw on personality traits, habits and mind-sets to come up with ideas that straddle the line between insanity and genius. But just …

Three Imperatives for Good Project Managers

We all have good ideas. The hard part is making them happen.<p>HR departments love handing out worksheets on how to plan your time. Management gurus have written hundreds of pages of advice on how to better manage your week, your day, and your hour.<p>But what happens when you try and apply that advice …

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

Job-offer negotiations are rarely easy. Consider three typical scenarios:<p>You’re in a third-round interview for a job at a company you like, but a firm you admire even more just invited you in. Suddenly the first hiring manager cuts to the chase: “As you know, we’re considering many candidates. We …

Want To Be A Strong Leader? Act Like A 4-Year-Old

I love being around little kids. I loved hanging out with my kids when they were little, and I love hanging out with my grandkids, to an extraordinary degree. But I enjoy spending time with little kids to whom I’m not related, as well.<p>Partly, it’s just fun. But mostly, I see qualities in little …

8 Apps That Can Do Wonders For Your Career

<i>by Jessica Henderson</i><p>No one said that it was easy out there.<p>We’re talking about the job market, of course. And in this competitive environment, even small advantages can have a big impact on whether you land the gig.<p>Small advantages like these eight low-cost (and, in many cases, free) apps, which …

Peter Thiel's Advice To Entrepreneurs: Tell Me Something That's True But Nobody Agrees With

Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist best known for his early and very profitable investment in Facebook, tends to stay away from giving general advice to entrepreneurs. “Generic advice is quite bad,” he said at a conference today in Silicon Valley. “Bromides are probably wrong.”<p>Instead, the general …

Why Blogs (Still) Matter For Social Entrepreneurs

When social entrepreneurs ask me about a digital media strategy, the first words out of my mouth are often these: “start a blog, today, right now.” They sometimes look at me like I teleported in from the mists of 2006, but I always stick to that advice. Blogs are still a vital part of a strong …

To Motivate Employees, Apply This Scientific Rule Of Leadership

Coaxing a great performance from your employees requires you to get quite a few things right. Here are five:<p>1. Proper hiring (the better term is “selection”)<br>2. Great training and a well thought out program of reinforcement throughout the year<br>3. A sense of organizational purpose that is made clear …