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The 4 E's of Exceptional Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The hardest part about being an entrepreneur isn’t coming up with the next genius idea (although it does help), as many people might assume. Don’t get me wrong, creativity is important, but once your product hits the market you need a …

Entrepreneurship

Why Only Social Entrepreneurship Can End Global Poverty

<b>By Mal Warwick</b><p>At the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit '14 in Nashville, I’ll be introducing <i>The Business Solution to Poverty,</i> a book I co-authored …

Having Engaged Employees is an Essential Part of Innovation - Phil McKinney | Virtual Innovation Coach and Mentor

3 Ways To Be An Effective Self-Leader

You can’t lead others if you can’t lead yourself, and you can’t lead yourself without the right tools.<p>It’s hard to lead others if you don’t know how to lead yourself. This applies not only in business but also in your personal life.<p>I had to re-examine the concepts of self-leadership recently when I …

Leadership

The Truth about Gen Y: Why Employee Engagement is Essential for Companies | Taproot

<i>Network For Good has just released the 2014 Millennial Engagement Guide. Check it out today!</i><p>Have you heard about the Millennials? According to some, …

5 Ways to Market Your Startup on a Dime

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>Entrepreneur's Ask the Expert</i> column seeks to answer questions about everything from starting a business to growing one. To follow the column on Twitter -- and ask a question -- use hashtag #ENTexpert, or leave a comment below. Your query may be the inspiration for a future column.<p><b>Q.</b> …

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Google for Entrepreneurs

From behind bars to the boardroom<p>After serving time in federal prison, Frederick Hutson started a business to connect inmates with their friends and …

Keeping It Fresh: How to Motivate and Challenge Your Sustainability Champions

<b>By Sarah Holloway, author of Networks for Sustainability</b><p><i>Part of the DōShorts series</i><p>Most sustainability managers have a network of contacts or …

The 9 Traits That Define Great Leadership | Inc.com

Many leaders are competent, but few qualify as remarkable. If you want to join the ranks of the best of the best, make sure you embody all these qualities all the time. It isn't easy, but the rewards can be truly phenomenal.<p><b>1. Awareness</b> There is a difference between management and employees, bosses …

Employment

The missing voices of social enterprise

One of the things that makes many in our movement so proud is the sheer diversity social enterprise has throughout its workforce, within its boardrooms and at a senior or chief executive level.<p>Of course there is still much to do if we are to achieve true, representative diversity. But 38% of our …

Trends in Sustainable HR: Competencies, Frameworks and Org Charts

<b>By Shannon Houde</b><p>Every hiring manager is looking to recruit top talent. Many organizations are looking to hire sustainability professionals because …

Sustainability

12 Ways to a Great Corporate Culture

Inc. and Winning Workplaces brought together business leaders from a range of organizations to discover, share and connect. Here are a few takeaways from the event.

Employee Engagement

Zappos Goes Flat, Gets Rid of Managers | Inc.com

Zappos has long been a role model for corporate culture. Entrepreneurs regularly make the pilgrimage to the company's Las Vegas headquarters, to learn about Zappos's commitment to being "a little weird," its over-the-top customer service, and even its policy of offering new hires $2,000 to quit. …

The Workplace

Knowledge Mobilization for Social & Economic Innovation

Knowledge mobilization (KMb) is making research useful to society. As such KMb is a process that enables social innovation. Social innovation stems …

11 Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2014

Although the news often focuses on doom and gloom, there is plenty of good news around the world: we are making tremendous advances in life …

The Business Solution to Poverty

After more than six decades of intensive effort to end global poverty and an investment of $2.5 trillion by the rich nations of the world, 2.7 …

How One Company Replaced Meetings and Bureaucracy With Pairs, Ceremonies, and Storytelling

At Menlo Innovations, structure–and multiple keyboards–allows you to split the difference between chaos and bureaucracy.<p>“This year we’re at 330 tours,” says Rich Sheridan, the founder of Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He’s not humblebragging, he’s bemused–as Menlo has become a case study …

Ann Arbor

Social capitalist

SOCIAL entrepreneurship is a hot topic. In business schools students seem increasingly keen to find ways to use the skills they are learning to …

Creating Successful Social Businesses: Four Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Social Entrepreneur

<b>By Katharine Esty</b><p>In 2006, Muhammad Yunus, founder of the global microcredit movement, shifted his focus to social business. Even before this he was …

Why Non-profit Design Should Be Free

It's expensive to run a millennial non-profit. We want things to be faster, bolder, and more inclusive -- which usually means a costly emphasis on design, transparency and impact assessment. Today, non-profits rely on an army of experts outside of their organizations to bring their work to life. It …

Nonprofits