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7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is not in your DNA. There is no genetic code for becoming a chief executive or a business owner. We’re all born with a clean slate, more or less. What happens next – your childhood, your upbringing, your education, your …

Stop Being So Nice. It's Hurting Your Company | Inc.com

What's your gut reaction when an employee makes a poor suggestion during a meeting? Do you nod and try to appease him or her with a noncommittal, "Yeah, that's a good idea. We should look into that"? Or do you respond honestly by saying, "That's not the direction we want to go, but thanks for your …

5 Documentaries About Entrepreneurs You Need to Watch This Spring | Inc.com

There's no shortage of documentaries that convey what it's like to be an entrepreneur. Which is a good thing because all too often entrepreneurs feel as if they're alone in their experience, or unaware of what it takes to succeed. Here's a roundup of upcoming small business-themed documentaries …

What a CEO Really Does: 'Half the Time I'm a Psychologist' | Inc.com

Your business card says you're founder and CEO of your business. What it doesn't say is that you're also ceaseless promoter of your business, big-picture visionaire, and manager of people and their emotions.<p>For Yuriy Boykiv, CEO of the New York-based global advertising agency Gravity Media, that …

Meetings: How to Get the Most From Multiple Perspectives | Inc.com

You know how it is, most of the time, at meetings: You sit there, as a leader, and wonder about two things:<p>1. Are my colleagues refusing to tell me what they really think, because they don't want to offend others?<p>2. Are my colleagues refusing to speak, period, because they don't want to waste more …

How to Talk to Your Employees About Compensation | Inc.com

Talking with employees about their compensation can be difficult--the sentiment that you are summing up their entire value with a dollar figure can be hard to avoid. But you're hardly alone in your struggles.<p>A recent survey by compensation research firm PayScale finds that 73 percent of company …