Shirley Boey

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The Monty Burns Guide to Managing Your Staff

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ah, your employees. For many budding entrepreneurs, managing that anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes is the hardest part about running a business. But never fear, good fellow! There is one man out there who transcends simple terms …

4 Ways to Cultivate a Better Attitude About Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges" Pat Riley.<p>Our attitude is a product of how we come to …

Happiness

9 Traits of a Highly Sensitive Person

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15-20% of people who qualify as “highly sensitive.” Psychologist Elain Aron has studied this phenomenon extensively, and using MRI scans of highly …

'Starbucks Rewards' and the Failure of Today's Loyalty Programs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starbucks’ recent announcement concerning the upcoming changes to its loyalty program unleashed a Twitter storm of extremely annoyed customers. A general sentiment of being cheated abounds, loyal customers are turning in their reward …

Finding Employee Brand Evangelists

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brand evangelists are people who speak consistently, frequently, passionately and positively about your business. They aren’t paid spokespeople. The best evangelists are people with a personal connection to your company and nothing to …

Schooled: 3 Lessons from Undergraduate Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I had the privilege of serving again as a judge for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), this time for the U.S. National Competition, in which the winner received $10,000 and round trip airfare to …

Leaders Need These 8 Guardrails for Dealing With Workplace Political Discussions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years, we have witnessed a stark partisan divide. Some families have rules: no politics at dinner. For employers, it is neither practical nor desirable to prohibit all conversations in the workplace. Indeed, to do so is legally …

3 Sharp Business Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Cats, Care of the Host of 'My Cat From Hell'

Jackson Galaxy has dealt with more than a few difficult personalities. And we’re not talking the human kind. Think cats, our furry, finicky feline friends.<p>You might recognize Galaxy, a self-described “cat daddy” and cat expert from <i>My Cat From Hell</i><i>,</i> his popular show on Animal Planet. He’s trained …

How to Get Everyone on Your Team 'Up to Speed' Really Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some might say I have a thing for speed. Yes, I like fast cars, flying, and riding a mountain bike in a downhill race.<p>When it comes to the corporate environment, I leveraged that need by pioneering speed interviews, a twist on group …

Beat the Odds: How To Lead A Final Four Quality Business Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How’s your NCAA bracket doing? If you’ve made it this far, you’re way ahead of the game. The odds of picking a perfect college basketball bracket are at least 1 in 128 billion. You’re much more likely to be struck by lightning (a 1 in …

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Invest in Themselves

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup entrepreneurs often go it alone or almost alone, serving every function in their new companies. They are the idea people, the passionate leaders, the team builders, engineers, marketing experts, logistics officers, bookkeepers and …

Americans Are Most Confident in Their Work, But Are They the Most Productive in the World?

Americans are often considered to be a pretty confident bunch -- and that isn’t always a compliment. But that stereotype proved itself to have a fair amount of truth to it in the findings of a recent global poll about work/life balance and job satisfaction.<p>Of the countries surveyed in the 2016 …

Play On: Why Play Time Will Help Your Business

This story appears in the March 2016 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>It seems every year, the physical and psychological advantages of uninhibited and unscripted play become more evident. Consider, for example, that playing around is the easiest way to turn strangers into trustworthy friends. This …

Are Millennials the Most Generous Generation?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millennials frequently get berated for supposedly being selfish and not generous. Despite being the largest U.S. demographic by age, the generation of 18-to-34 year-olds donates less and volunteers less for charitable causes than any …

Want to Defeat Stress, Anxiety and Worry? Exercise, Say 'Thank You' a Lot and Use The Calm App.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Stress, anxiety and worry are three things that drastically interfere with millions of people unleashing their best work and tapping into their full potential. Some are better than others at minimizing the negative effects that stress, …

3 Ways to Help Your Employees With Goal-Setting

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Vince Lombardi famously said, “Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." Indeed, every team is made up of a group of individuals striving to do their …

5 Life Hacks Everybody Can Benefit From

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the night of the dress rehearsal, the old violinist was the only one there, ready and on time. The orchestra conductor said, "I want you to know how much I appreciate you being here." The old man replied, "Well, I thought it was <i>the</i> …

6 Quick and Easy Steps to Connect With Anyone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Early in my career, I struggled to find new clients. I wondered why some people seemed to always have a steady stream of new prospects. I wondered what they did that I didn’t do or what they knew that I didn’t know.<p>After studying some of …

How to Change Your Poor Personal Reputation at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Changing the way others see us is difficult -- very difficult. Here’s why: People form opinions about us, fairly or unfairly. As an example, say that others believe that you’re overly harsh or critical. Humans like to be right, …

Giving Confidence Creates a Happy Family at Home and a Successful Team at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So many of my colleagues at work are having babies, starting their families and raising young kids. It reminds me of when my now adult kids were that age. It is so much work!<p>Sleepless nights, homework, soccer games, school lunches... the …

Don't Fear the Fear -- Let It Drive You

This story appears in the March 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Angela Mader still feels the fear. It follows her silently, waiting to strike. It tags along at meetings, wanting nothing more than to cover her ears and eyes, so that the Very Important Thing someone’s telling her is blocked by …

5 Steps You Can Use to Find Your Niche

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You want to start a business, but the thing that's holding you back is the market niche you know you need to choose. And, honestly, this can be tricky: You could list all of your interests and passions and still come away feeling as if …

3 Ways to Raise Your Referral Rate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> No B.S. Guide to Maximum Referrals & Customer Retention<i>, business coach and consultant Dan S. Kennedy and customer retention expert Shaun Buck present a systematic approach to help you keep, cultivate, and multiply customers so you</i> …

Politics and Work: 7 Guardrails for Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years, we have witnessed a stark partisan divide. Some families have rules -- no politics at dinner.<p>For employers, it is neither practical nor desirable to prohibit all conversations in the workplace. Indeed, to do so is legally …

17 Quotes to Instantly Inspire Teamwork When Unity Is Lost

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your employees are tired. They look down and overworked. They've even started operating on their own and have lost focus on the company mission. But you are so close to reaching your next goal.<p>You just need motivation, and you need it …

12 Tips for Fostering Teamwork

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although teamwork is frequently the most efficient way to complete a big project, many managers struggle to lead a cohesive team. Managing individual employees along with the broader group dynamic brings confusion to team projects, …

Employment

3 Cultural Considerations Before an Acquisition

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A company founder or chief executive officer (CEO) has a number of considerations to make when faced with a purchase offer and potential exit. Beyond both sides of the table needing to match up on dollars and valuations, it’s important to …

How Getting up at 5 a.m. Has Improved My Health and Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve always been a "morning" person: I never had a problem waking up early in high school, and college was no different: I could party all night and still wake up like a champ, making it on time to my classes while my roommates remained …

5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About One of America's Most Successful Movie Moguls

Movie mogul Louis B. Mayer worshipped his mother, and this came out time and again in his Metro Goldwyn Mayer films.<p>As impoverished Russian-Jewish immigrants in New Brunswick, Canada, it was Mayer’s mother who kept his family together and put food on the table for Mayer and his four other siblings, …

7 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Peyton Manning

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I grew up in Colorado, where my brother played for both the Colorado Buffalos and later the Broncos. I am a huge fan of the team, but this article is about a person, not the game of football or the Denver franchise. I was a fully …