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The 7 Things Great Listeners Do Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Listening is a bit like intelligence—most everyone thinks they’re above average, even though that’s impossible.<p>And listening is a skill you want to be great at. A recent study conducted at George Washington University showed that …

11 Ways to Become a Better Communicator

Knowing how to communicate effectively is the key to any relationship. Whether you’re giving a presentation at work, working out a disagreement with …

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10 Habits of Ultra-Likeable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

5 Signs Your Employees Are About to Turn Against You | Inc.com

Craig Groeschel is a really smart guy. He happens to be a pastor of a very large church, but he's also a leadership expert. He's written several books and speaks at conferences (I heard him recently at one called Catalyst One Day in Minneapolis and met him afterward for an interview; more to come …

13 Unprofessional Behaviors Real Leaders Should Eliminate | Inc.com

With the stress of running a business while simultaneously keeping up with your clients and team, you may fall victim to some less-than-professional behaviors in response to the constant demands on your time. But luckily, there is a way to bounce back.<p>Thirteen entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur …

11 Skills You Need To Master To Land A $100,000 Engineering Job At Google

Engineers are the rock stars there — and they're paid accordingly.<p>Interns start at $70,000 to $90,000 salaries, while software engineers pull in $118,000 and senior software engineers make an average of $152,985.<p>But one does not simply walk into the Googleplex.<p>The company receives upwards of 2.5 …

A Business Owner's Guide to Taking Calculated Risks | Inc.com

Can you distinguish one from the other? Learning how to balance the pros and cons and make well thought-out decisions for your company requires honing your risk calculation skills.<p><b>Good risk vs. bad risk</b><p>Understanding the fine line between the two can mean the difference between wise business …

How to Create Your Own PR Program, Part 2: Introduce the World to Your Business | Inc.com

There are few experiences in the life of an entrepreneur as exciting as telling the world that your nascent firm is open and ready to rock-and-roll.<p>So after you've determined who you are (as I explained in part one of this series), the next step is making the big announcement. Here are four …

6 Ways to Make Your Small Business Look Big | Inc.com

Who doesn't want to be The Wizard of Oz? Sure, it's fun to lollygag down the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her crew--but the Wizard? Total boss. He isn't even in that much of the movie, but everyone is always talking about him. By the time they get to the Emerald City, it's just kind of …

How to End Office Drama | Inc.com

Whether you're the boss, the manager, or an employee, we've all dealt with office drama. Office dramatics may range from mildly childish to the sort which threatens to sabotage careers. All office drama reduces productivity by diverting energy from projects and deadlines, and breeds resentment …

Public Speaking: 8 Bad Habits That Ruin Good Presentations | Inc.com

I recently came across a fantastic article by the sales consultant and trainer Colleen Francis about common presentation mistakes that salespeople make in front of customers. As I read it, I realized that much of her advice applied to ALL presentations.<p>In particular, she identified in the article a …

3 Problems That Became Opportunities to Change the World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may be tempted to think that when you reach a certain level, whether that’s in wealth, enlightenment or power, that your problems go away. If only you could get through this round of venture capital. If only you were wealthy enough to …

3 Secrets Behind Turning a Great Idea Into a Big Business | Inc.com

How do you take a great idea and turn it into a big company? The answer to that question is likely on the minds of most early-stage entrepreneurs.<p>One person with the experience to provide useful insights is South Africa native Barry Morris -- an Oxford graduate who has "over 25 years of experience …

How to Choose the Best Social Media Site for Your Business | Inc.com

Social media can be a lot like social life: fun, demanding, confusing, awkward ... and rewarding. As a rule, though--once we're out of high school--social doesn't dominate our lives. By the same token, most people believe there is value in social media, but need to manage the amount of time they …

How to Truly Shut Down After Work: 5 Tips | Inc.com

You've got a problem at work, and you can't stop thinking about it once you get home. It fouls your mood, distracts you from paying good attention to the important people in your life, and possibly even keeps you up at night.<p>If this is a habit of yours, be encouraged--you can stop, no matter how …

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Can Beautiful Design Make Your Resume Stand Out?

The amount of time a recruiter spends looking at your resume is roughly six seconds — the length of a Vine video.<p>For people who are unemployed or …

10 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Say

Don't say these things to other people... but more importantly don't say them to yourself.

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17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really long time ago: "We are what we repeatedly …