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7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading those dull …

Choose Your Own Adventure

6 Simple Steps to Start Believing in Yourself (They'll Make You a Better Leader) | Inc.com

Every successful business leader has a strong sense of self-belief.<p>It's a precursor to success, no matter how you decide to define it--it's the foundation of confidence--but let's try to define it, anyway. Here's my definition: Belief is the full acceptance and trust in something--self-belief is …

Self-improvement

15 Ways to Grow Your Business Fast

Successfully scaling a business is all about doing the fundamentals and having the stamina to see it through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let's face it. Scaling your business is hard. It takes considerable effort. In the beginning, it means wearing different hats. It …

Small Business

Good mentors do more than just motivate, they help drive results and business growth. | Inc.com

What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? In addition to being phenomenally successful tech entrepreneurs, they all relied on mentors to help grow their companies.<p>As a small business owner, it's tempting to believe that you don't have time for mentoring because you're too …

Small Business

The 80/20 Rule And How It Can Change Your Life

What is the 80/20 Rule and could it actually make 80% of your work disappear?<p>If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re well familiar with the power of the Pareto Principle.<p><b>The Man Behind The Concept</b><p>Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was born in Italy in 1848. He would go on to become an …

Time Management

Suzy Welch: 4 ways to show your boss you're ready to become a manager

It can be tough to know how to make the transition from employee to manager. Even if there's a clear path ahead within your company — which isn't a …

Leadership

First-Time Manager? Here’s What You Need to Know

Becoming a manager is one of the biggest and most stressful professional transitions you're likely to make in the course of your career. When you're …

How To Make The Most Of Your Strengths To Create Organizational Success

In the bygone corporate era, women were seen as too emotional to hold important positions in companies. Now, there is a lot of talk about the importance of emotions and the need for a high level of emotional intelligence (EQ). <b></b>My, how times have changed — and for the better. This sentiment …

Remote Working

Bill Gates Shares His Favorite Inspirational Stories of 2017

Bill Gates took to Twitter to remind the world that there really was some positivity in 2017, despite it being “a really tough year.”<p>In a string of …

Bill Gates

How Tony Hsieh Transformed Zappos With These 5 Core Values | Inc.com

Back when Zappos was just starting out, I decided to give them a try and ordered a pair of shoes. Not long after my purchase, I received an email that said my shipment was upgraded to "overnight shipping" for free. It wasn't a joke-- my new shoes were at my doorstep within 24 hours. To my surprise, …

Employee Engagement

3 Reasons You Need to Formalize an Advisory Board for Your Startup | Inc.com

Every young entrepreneur loves the phrase, "I'll need to run this by my board."<p>It makes you sound official. It sounds like you're already running a successful company.<p>But let's clarify the difference between a "board" and an "advisory board."<p>An advisory board is not an official part of the company. …

5 Secrets Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Alibaba Founder Jack Ma | Inc.com

Online shopping is so big, we've even named days after it.<p>Whether it be Black Friday or Cyber Tuesday, every day is an Alibaba shopping day. Rivalling Amazon for ubiquity and as one of the biggest online shopping conglomerates in the world with the biggest ever IPO, Alibaba founder Jack Ma …

Entrepreneurship

5 Tactics You Must Remember If You Want Your Startup to Grow Sustainably | Inc.com

I've been interested in building things for as as long as I can remember. I've founded several companies, and the last startup I co-founded, Performable, was successfully sold to HubSpot. So I know how hard it is to get a business off the ground; it's crazy, chaotic, terrifying, and exciting -- all …

Business Strategy

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

The CEO Who Made Disney an $80 Billion Company Just Listed 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner just shared his top reading recommendations for business -- and life.<p>Eisner created the reading list for Scribd, the digital reading subscription service, that cover everything from the importance of summer camp, to the power of storytelling, and the never-ending …

War

Managers, Here’s Why You Keep Promoting The Wrong People

These common misconceptions cause even the best managers to make badly timed (or just bad) promotions.<p>If you’re a manager, maybe you can remember a time when you promoted someone to a position that they really didn’t deserve. And if you can, then you already know that undeserved promotions are …

Employment

How CEOs Can Take Back Authority From A Controlling Board Of Directors

Sometimes, even the boss has to deal with a boss.<p>A CEO’s relationship with his or her board of directors can be challenging, especially if he or she built their own company from scratch and are used to having the final say. Any time you put driven, hard-working, strong-willed people in a room …

Leadership

7 Things That Trustworthy People Do Differently | Inc.com

Trust. It's a crucial element of every successful relationship -- whether professional or personal. But, as important as it is, that doesn't necessarily mean it's easily granted.<p>Indeed, for most of us, trust is something that needs to be earned. It's not haphazardly doled out like free t-shirts at …

Self-improvement

6 Unique Things You'll Find Good Leaders Doing Every Day | Inc.com

Being a good leader can be a lonely place. For those that choose to make the courageous journey, it's walking the higher road of integrity and moral authority. There are no shortcuts. That's where mere mortals realize the enormity of the role, toss in the towel, and face defeat.<p>For those …

Leadership

Billionaire Richard Branson: These are my top 10 tips for success

When it comes to success, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson knows what he's doing.<p>Not only has he has built eight billion-dollar companies in …

Top 10

Be Nice -- It's the Best Thing You Can Do for Business | Inc.com

<i>Do nice people win in the business world? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer</b> <b>by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:</b><p><b>Assuming "nice" means "good person," then it pays to be nice.</b> In general, it …

Business Strategy

A 'listening' hairbrush and emotional cars: the futuristic trends of CES 2017

Digital interactivity has top billing at the Las Vegas event. But how many people really want a toothbrush that films the inside of their mouth as they clean?<p>If this year’s CES continues to predict future tech trends, then we can soon expect to have emotional relationships with our cars, virtual …

Virtual Reality

The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

When we think of great qualities of leaders, the first things that come to mind are traits like charisma, bravado and vision.You wouldn’t expect to …

Leadership

How Ordinary People Can Become Extraordinary Leaders

<i>If you want to lead like an extraordinary leader, you first have to know how to be a leader.</i>When it comes to leadership, most people concentrate on …

Motivation

What You Need to Do to Become a Better Leader This Year | Inc.com

As I recently wrote, researchers estimate that only 3 percent of a leader's time is spent envisioning the future.<p>Adding insult to injury, this alarming research concludes that global organizations just don't have the people in the pipeline to lead well in the future.<p>We're talking about leaders from …

Leadership

11 Insulting Things Terrible Bosses Say When They Fire an Employee (That Great Bosses Never Say)

Some bosses make a bad situation for the employee even worse. Make sure you don't.<p>I know: Firing an employee is hard.<p>But getting fired is a lot harder. So forget about your feelings.<p>Certainly you must protect your business from a legal point of view, but after that, your primary goal is to treat …

Employment

7 Signs You're Focused on Stuff That Doesn't Matter

A CEO unloads on entrepreneurs who are more interested in "playing startup" than actually building a business.<p>Startups are sexy. With a Facebook movie, an HBO show, and a sitting president musing about his possible future career as a VC, there's no denying it.<p>That's both good and bad news. It's …

Startups

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

Self-help

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

Peter Thiel