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"Get something started."<p>When you walk into a fast food restaurant, the stated, measured, delivered-on goals are to get the transaction over with as …

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Many marketers work overtime to confuse us about money. They take advantage of our misunderstanding of the time value of money, of our aversion to …

Seth's Blog

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What Makes a Truly Great Leader? | Inc.com

If you spend your career in the high-tech industry, you'll probably get to work with all sorts of brilliant and highly accomplished leaders. CEOs, entrepreneurs, VCs, executives, super-talented technogeeks--they're everywhere. That's just the way it is around here.<p>You can pick up a lot of useful …

Leadership

How to Manage: What Really Sets Leaders Apart | Inc.com

Coach and consultant Bill Treasurer has been teaching leadership development and studying leadership models for 20 years. But he says he learned a valuable lesson when his five-year-old son came home from school and announced he'd been chosen class leader for the day.<p>"What did you get to do as …

Leadership

Want Happier Employees? Send Them Home | Inc.com

Telecommuting is either the best thing since sliced bread or the cause of all problems. After all, it was telecommuting that Melissa Mayer banned at Yahoo in order to combat waste and phantom employees. Many managers feel that they if they can't actually see their employees, the employees aren't …

4 Practical Tips for Being a Better Thought Leader | Inc.com

As a marketer, thought leadership is one of the most valuable assets your brand -- or you -- can attain.<p>Prospects conduct a great deal of research leading up to the purchase. This means marketing professionals must help educate prospects in the early stages of the buying cycle; doing this well can …

Marketing

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions | Inc.com

The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of ideas. Some are your own, while others are from your team. Some are well-baked concepts …

Leadership

5 Leadership Tips for Introverts | Inc.com

Most of the time, the business world is no place for shy folk. As Jennifer Kahnweiler, author of <i>The Introverted Leader</i>, explains on LeanIn.org, "Many organizational cultures support those who talk about their accomplishments, who spend more time out and about networking instead of alone deep in …

Leadership

10 Ways To Know If You're A Social Leader [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social business leaders know that we are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we trust, respect and care for each other. Social business leaders leverage the power of culture, people, process, and technology to unlock the full potential of the organization. Achieving full …

3 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

This story appears in the July 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Welcome to the echo chamber, where everybody is working on auto-repeat. It's Groundhog Day, but nowhere near as funny -- and sticking around doesn't do a thing for your bottom line.<p>Echo chambers are stagnant. They're filled with …