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10 Management Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School | Inc.com

I've been a manager in business for many years, and like most of you, I've also had my share of bad managers, as well as a few good ones.<p>As a result, I'm certainly convinced that engaging, retaining, and developing people for maximum performance is one of the toughest jobs you will ever have. I'm …

Leadership

9 Lame Excuses That Make You a Terrible Boss | Inc.com

Arguably, the toughest job you can have is being a boss. (That's even more true when you're also an owner.)<p>Leading people is stressful, demanding, often overwhelming, yet also incredibly fulfilling and rewarding--as long as you do everything possible to truly inspire, serve, and lead. And that …

Employment

5 Alternatives To Advertising On Facebook That Won’t Break Your Budget

When it comes to advertising on Facebook, small business owners may find themselves at a bit of an impasse.<p>Given the 123% increase in Facebook per ad …

Marketing

Be a Jedi Master of Time Management With These 7 Tricks | Inc.com

<i>What are the most effective and proven time management techniques? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Oliver Emberton, founder of Silktide, on Quora:</b><p><b>The secret to time management is simple:</b> <b>Jedi time tricks</b><b>.</b><p>Imagine you are a Jedi master named Bob (your parents, …

Time Management

Cultivate These 7 Attributes of Master Achievers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Master achievers are those people who have an unwavering commitment to happiness and success. They are the people who, despite the criticism and negativity thrown at them, achieve anyway. They are the people who never stop, no matter how …

Self-improvement

30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success | Inc.com

Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily habits that help them get ahead in business and life.<p>1. Try one new …

List-Worthy

5 Essentials to Dressing for Success | Inc.com

When it comes to success in business, it is important to be confident. A huge factor in confidence is self-esteem, which is inevitably linked to your appearance. To feel good, you have to look good, but for a lot of individuals finding the proper attire for their body type, skin tone, etc., is a …

Clothing

Why attitude is more important than IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains will inevitably leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, …

Self-improvement

How a Real Leader Runs a Company Meeting | Inc.com

Meetings are the most dreaded part of office life. Too often, they feel aimless and unproductive, and can quickly sap employee morale. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The best leaders can run effective meetings that empower employees to actually get things done. Here’s how.<p>Go in with goals and …

Leadership

The Daily Habits of 19 High-Achieving CEOs | Inc.com

Think about the most successful people you know. Chances are they didn't get where they are because of a lucky break, but rather possess characteristics or a state of mind that sets them apart from people leading average lives. Check out these quotes from 19 successful CEOs who credit simple daily …

Procter & Gamble

14 Signs Your Employees Hate Working for You | Inc.com

If you've been labeled a "bad boss," you'll probably be the last to know.<p>"Your staff will be very adept at making it a well-kept secret because they will do everything to keep their job security intact," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of <i>Tame Your Terrible Office</i> …

Employment

What It Takes to Be As Great As Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, or Richard Branson | Inc.com

<i>How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Justine Musk, blogger and fiction writer, on Quora:</b><p>Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things. …

Bill Gates

This brilliant pyramid outlines the 6 steps to financial success

You've probably heard of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.<p>It's the ranking of primary human needs for psychological well-being as described by American psychologist Abraham Harold Maslow, and is usually illustrated not unlike the old-school food pyramid:<p>The financial blogger known only as Mister …

Personal Finance

The Basics of How I Built a Seven-Figure Business Without Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, …

Small Business

How to Go to Bed Tonight Happier (and Feeling Richer) | Inc.com

Seeing Steve Jobs's life slip away was breathtaking, but the lessons offered can be life changing. It struck me as strange that I’d never seen him happier more often than in his last decade, which arguably was his hardest health-wise and yet his most successful professionally, as he transformed …

Happiness

Every Engineer Should Watch This Video | Inc.com

Just the other day I was giving an engineer a ride to a conference. I mentioned that I wrote about Sales. Her response: "Yuck, salespeople are slimy."<p>I shrugged it off as Asbergers (not uncommon among engineers), but it reminded me of back when I was in engineering. Just for yucks, we made a …

Engineering

7 Insanely Productive Habits of Successful Young Entrepreneurs

Co-Founder of Empact<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship isn't for the faint at heart. Founders must forge their own path, gather resources and take on huge financial risks – all in the hopes of avoiding the fate that 80 to 90 percent of startups suffer: …

Entrepreneurship

Top CEOs Reveal What It Takes to Start a Business (Infographic) | Inc.com

If you turned down venture capital, why?<p><i>No. 468:</i> "Often, [VCs] have no idea what really drives your customers and your business, but they think they do or want you to think they do. So they flex their muscles, exert pressure or push for short-term profits, and [make] bad business decisions."</i> …

CEOs

Bruce Lee grasped that practice makes perfect | Inc.com

If you like bromides about persistency, or if you savor the common-sense logic known as the 10,000-hour rule, you'll love this quote from Bruce Lee: "I don't fear the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks. I fear the man who practiced one kick 10,000 times."<p>In other words, focused repetition and …

Common Sense

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people -- at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople successful and others not?<p>It has everything to do with habits, beliefs, passion, …

Self-improvement

Welcome

42 Successful People Share The Best Advice They Ever Received

Along the way, they received some guidance that changed their views and, inevitably, got them to the top.<p>In its latest "Influencers" series, LinkedIn asked 70+ top professionals in banking, real estate, public relations, energy, technology, and media to answer the question: "What is the best advice …

Hung Up

5 Things Mentally Strong People Never Say

Sometimes deep down, we’re aware that the choice we’re about to make isn’t the best one. Rather than change course, however, we offer excuses to …

Self-help