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4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills

Working in online learning, I’ve found that every year around this time there’s a burst of sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Perhaps it’s a matter of New Year’s resolutions, or a reaction to seeing their friends and colleagues make big career changes each January.<p>Unfortunately, the initial …

Learning

Better Brainstorming

About 20 years ago I was leading a brainstorming session in one of my MBA classes, and it was like wading through oatmeal. We were talking about something that many organizations struggle with: how to build a culture of equality in a male-dominated environment. Though it was an issue the students …

Millennials are breaking the one big salary taboo — here are 6 reasons why

A survey conducted by The Cashlorette, a personal-finance site run by Bankrate, found that people 18 to 36 were far more comfortable than older workers discussing their salaries with coworkers, friends, and family members.<p>Thirty percent of millennials surveyed said they felt comfortable discussing …

The 8 Types of Company Culture

10 Reasons Magnetic Personalities Add Growth to Businesses

Being the person everyone wants to work with drives success far more pleasantly than being a jerk somebody has to work with.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that one person who is obnoxious, loud, impolite, attention-seeking and yet, extremely successful. …

6 Keys to Increasing Your Revenue in a Declining Market

King's Hawaiian isn't the cheapest bread, but it's crazy popular. There's a lesson in there for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2014, King’s Hawaiian overtook Bimbo as the leading U.S. vendor in “all other fresh rolls/buns/croissants.” In 2016, the bakery …

How Artists, Scientists and Entrepreneurs Get Their Creative Juices Flowing | Inc.com

Simply put, it takes imagination to be creative, and it takes creativity to innovate. Here are some easy and fun ways to activate your imagination. Start experimenting today!<p>1. Take time to be idle and tap into your intuitive imagination<p>Pentagram's legendary graphic designer Paula Scher gets her …

10 Ways Leaders Think Differently

To create value for a business, you need to be able to do more than just put together a fancy presentation and come up with long, impressive words at meetings.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With so much technology and information at our hands today, we can't become …

4 Behaviors of Top-Performing CEOs

<b>Elena Botelho,</b> partner at leadership advisory firm ghSmart, talks about the disconnect between the stereotype of the CEO and what research shows actually leads to high performance at that level. She says the image of the charismatic, tall male with a top university degree who’s a strategic …

Business Books to Watch in June

There's a great blend of books coming out in June, from the eminently practical to the psychologically fascinating. I usually put these books in …

4 Ways to Improve Your Marketing Agency

How to deploy resources to effectively help clients and grow your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the founder of Group8A, a boutique marketing consultancy, my two biggest challenges are:<p>Implementing and optimizing successful marketing strategies for our …

Here's How Steve Jobs Drove Apple's Phenomenal Growth | Inc.com

"Innovate or die," declared management philosopher Peter Drucker. But innovation is easier said than done. Established players like Procter & Gamble have departments full of people devoted to continuously launching "new-and-improved" products, while investor-funded newcomers like Airbnb can afford …

Innovation

How to Become a Coach or Consultant After You Retire

The vast majority of senior professionals don’t want to “retire.” They have interesting, fulfilling work that they’d like to continue — just not at the frenetic pace of top corporate jobs. That’s why so many, lured by the promise of flexible hours, higher rates, and location independence, are …

The Biggest Mistakes New Executives Make

Organizations invest a lot of time and money in hiring the right CEO or senior executive to set a vision and make the changes in their company. Yet within the first 18 months, there’s a 50% chance the executive will leave the organization. This failure comes with enormous costs, not only in …

How to Nourish Your Team’s Creativity

CEOs in a recent poll agreed that creativity is the most important skill a leader can have. What seems less clear is how to actually cultivate it. Every leader is hoping for that next great idea, yet many executives still treat creative thinking as antithetical to productivity and control. Indeed, …

The 4 Types of Organizational Politics

The first 100 days are usually the honeymoon period for any new CEO to make their mark and get others on board. However, for Airbus CEO Christian Streiff, it was just a brief window before his abrupt departure from the European aircraft company that’s part of the EADS consortium, along with …

Why shopping should be a last resort

<b>Toronto illustrator Sarah Lazarovic's Buyerarchy of Needs urges people to consider other options before hitting the mall.</b><p>Sarah Lazarovic does a …

These pared-down cabins were built to inspire classical musicians

Marlboro Music Cottages are found on the campus of Marlboro College in Vermont<p>The Minnesota-founded firm HGA Architects and Engineers, best known for educational, healthcare, cultural, and corporate buildings, has designed a collection of five cabins for VIP guests attending the Marlboro Music …

Architecture

How To Train Your Brain To Be More Innovative

It turns out that you can teach yourself to be more innovative after all.<p>When we think about an innovative person, our focus is often on their achievements: How they’ve changed their industry, how their big idea is disrupting the landscape that they’re operating in, or the scale and impact of their …

Say No To The Tablet: 'Monocle' Chose Radio Station, Paywall, Instead

Picture this: an independent print magazine that survived the digital disruption of the media industry, has a paywall for its online content and a …

25 Albums For 25 Years Of World Cafe

While preparing for my departure from <i>World Cafe</i> as full-time host, I've been looking back on the last 25 years of the show. Flip back through the calendar pages with Talia Schlanger and me as we explore some of the greatest albums I've spun since the show's beginning, going all the way back to …

7 Steps to Winning New Customers

Every business needs a sustainable influx of customers if it wants to be successful.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>All entrepreneurs need to master the ability to win new customers. How well you can introduce new clients to your business, irrespective of its sector and …

5 Tips for Building a Strong Brand Identity

What's in a name? Everything: A vibrant brand is what keeps a prospective customer interested long enough to view your offerings.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Know thyself.” It’s an old saying, but one more business owners would do well to heed. There are many …

7 apps that will help you cut down on paper clutter

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Incipio There many worthwhile benefits to going paperless: It is good for the environment. It will also help you declutter your workspace and …

8 Financial Tips for Entrepreneurs Launching a Startup

How to lay the foundation for a sustainable business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m not a legal or financial professional . . . I’ve just started and bootstrapped a lot of businesses. Building a company from the ground up is one of the most difficult things I have …

5 Questions to Improve Your Digital Marketing

Are you using every available resource to make your digital marketing a success?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every online company needs to use marketing effectively to generate traffic and leads. With so many platforms available to publish the content, though, it can …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

8 Movies That Increase Your IQ - #5 Will Test How Smart You Are

We enjoy movies so much that we can underestimate how much value they offer.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re looking to boost your intelligence you can always read a book, surround yourself with educated people, learn a new skill and take care of your health by …

Building a Hard-Working Team Starts With You

For better or worse, the cornerstone of a startup's culture is going to be the founder.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups require a lot of hard work, with no rest for the weary. Since you need to be moving at light speed to gain first-mover advantage, it often …

The New Science of Team Chemistry

Organizations aren’t getting the performance they need from their teams. That’s the message we hear from many of our clients, who wrestle with complex challenges ranging from strategic planning to change management. But often, the fault doesn’t lie with the team members, our research suggests. …