Michael Braun

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5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

An example: The "one-size-fits-all" approach went away along with mobile strategies and the B-52s.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 2016, is in our rearview mirror, so it’s time to look to the trends in 2017 that will change how we do business: For instance, in …

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Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes Put a Twist on a Breakfast Classic

Relationship-ending "are you a pancake or waffle person" debates notwithstanding, it's fair to say people love a good pancake. In fact, this guy …

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What Leaders Really Do

The article reprinted here stands on its own, of course, but it can also be seen as a crucial contribution to a debate that began in 1977, when Harvard Business School professor Abraham Zaleznik published an HBR article with the deceptively mild title “Managers and Leaders: Are They Different?” The …

A Simple Yet Powerful Way to Handle a Stress Episode

I’m sitting behind a long table, flanked by a marketing manager on my right and an entrepreneur on my left. We are an admission jury at an elite French business school. The candidate seated before us has spent the last two years toiling in a high-pressure preparatory school to get ready for this …

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

How to Promote Yourself Without Promoting Yourself

Sometimes it's better to promote others than simply promoting yourself<p>The plethora of social media outlets sure makes it easy to toot your horn these days. And most of us have done it--including me.<p>You’ve seen the tweets and posts. <i>“Just got off a quick call with Richard Branson; he said he loved my</i> …

6 Things You Should Do Every Sunday

You need to enjoy some time away from your business. Fortunately, there are ways to step away from work and still have a productive day.<p>When you think about your perfect Sunday, it could involve sleeping in, going out for brunch, and then binge watching Netflix. Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Windows: Whether …

Five Best Remote Desktop Tools

Managing your own computer from afar or troubleshooting a family member's PC without being in front of it is much easier when you have a good remote …

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

Control Is for Beginners

My daughter’s voice teacher recently told another student to stop practicing. ”What?!” I almost yelled. ”What happened to the theory of 10,000 hours of practice for mastery?” But she explained that, at times, over-practicing can stifle music, just like over-training can stifle athletes and …

Feeling Conflicted? Get Out of Your Own Way

<b>Erica Ariel Fox</b>, who teaches negotiation at Harvard Law School, discusses how to resolve inner conflict to lead wisely and live well. For more, read her book, <i>Winning from Within</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green.<p>I’m talking today with Erica Ariel …

Practice, Practice, Practice

You're young, you're motivated, you're smart--but you aren't really prepared. At the most difficult moments in business, there is no substitute for experience.<p>Let's channel legendary coach Phil Jackson of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers for a second. One of the basic tenets of Jackson’s …

5 Unexpected Benefits of Opening Your Books

Jack Stack on how genuine transparency transforms employees, companies, and communities.<p>In the early 1980’s , when Jack Stack led a management buyout of his Springfield, Missouri, factory, he faced steep odds: the economy was in the tank, profits were uncertain, and the 116-employee engine …

How Should Your Leaders Behave?

Anyone with responsibility for the performance of a large organization knows the value of effective leaders. Most of us are more than happy to invest in developing them. But even a cursory review of the management literature shows that there’s no consensus on how to do that. When fast growth …

Policies Never Solve People Problems

You can't legislate good behavior from the security of your closed door office. Start solving your problems face to face.<p>Every time I hear or see an overly controlling policy change I can guarantee there is a problem employee that the boss won't confront/discipline/fire directly. Instead, a blanket …

Break Your Bad Business Habits

We asked Inc. readers to confess their worst habits ... and what they're doing to improve.<p>You need a lot of good habits to successfully build a company. But admit it: you've probably developed a bad habit or two along the way. We asked Inc. readers to spill their worst business behaviors (and how …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

5 Best Resources for Small-Business Buyers

Although buying a small business is a big step, it isn't a step that you have to take alone. Here are several resources that can help you close on the business of your dreams.<p>Buying a business is exciting. When you enter the market to buy a business, you're greeted by a stunning array of business …