Stephanie Farlow

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What Does the Color of Your Logo Say About Your Business? (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Close your eyes and picture McDonald's famous golden arches. Now, imagine if they had been gray. Would the burger chain be the international success it is today?<p>The color of some logos is more powerful than the logos themselves -- think …

How Great Leaders Multiply Themselves | Inc.com

We recently read a <i>USA Today</i> article about some leadership-turnover opportunities facing the NFL Players Association, and it got us thinking about a concern facing many of today’s organizations: succession planning.<p>Given the huge number of Baby Boomers now entering or nearing retirement, this is …

Leadership

Forget Best Practices. Focus on Your People | Inc.com

You want productivity and a smoothly-running company. So when things go wrong, changes are in order to fix things, right?<p>Maybe--the problem is, often those changes don't work. And when they don't, it's usually because you're too far removed from how things actually function, according to Yves …

Customer Service

Do You Have To Be Ruthless To Be Unbelievably Successful?

I had a discussion a couple of weeks ago with a group of friends, where the question of “<i>Do you have to be ruthless to be successful?</i>” was …

Self-improvement

3 Ways Owning Your Mistakes Will Make You Powerful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You already know that failure is a crucial and almost always necessary part of the path to success. However, there’s more to failure than just learning from your mistakes -- there’s owning up to them, too. Sometimes failure will come …

I Removed Every Inessential Thing From My Website. Here's What Happened (to My Life).

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I built my first website a little over 3 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing.<p>Naturally, I figured that looking at what other websites and blogs had on their pages would be a good place to start. I started seeing sites with …

How to Think Differently to Succeed in a Complex World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Perhaps the biggest problem I see with a lot of young entrepreneurs I meet is a tendency to think in black-and-white terms when the real world is almost entirely made up of shades of gray.<p>Virtually all the successful people I’ve known …

3 Ways to Spark Employee Passion | Inc.com

The key to passionate performance is found within the hearts and minds of employees where their basic human needs are fulfilled. It’s a simple but powerful formula: When their needs are fulfilled, they are engaged and perform at their peak ability. When their needs are not met, they are frustrated, …

Employee Engagement

10 Ways to Become the Most Productive Person Around

Speaker and Maximum Performance Strategist. CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever come across someone who just seemed to get so much done and was by far the most productive person you knew? Why can't you be that person?<p>Here are 10 …

The Signature File that got me Chewed Out

The story in your head always finds expression in your life. But, it’s dangerous when behaviors and attitudes are based on fabrications.<p>He doesn’t …

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8 Common Tax Mistakes That Startups Make

In the flurry of launching a new business or first startup, filing your taxes can be a real learning curve. You won’t want to wait until the last …

Why Business Leaders With a Higher Purpose Have 
More Engaged Employees

How many employees roll their eyes during meetings to discuss new initiatives? How often do they scramble to complete a task not because they love …

Employee Engagement

New Study: Treadmill Desks Boost Productivity

If you use a treadmill desk, will it make you better at your job? Sales of the $4,500 set-ups are on the rise, but until now there has been scant evidence that they increase productivity. Avner Ben-Ner, a professor at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, has published a …

Top 20 Best-Paying Jobs For Women 2014

Careers in business, tech, and healthcare continue to dominate Forbes’ annual ranking of the 20 Best-Paying Jobs For Women —but even roles in these powerhouse industries haven’t overcome the gender wage gap.<p>To find out which professions are paying women the most, Forbes analyzed data from the U.S. …

Ways You're Sabotaging Your Mornings

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed or been frustrated in rush hour traffic, you know that mornings can set the tone for the rest of the day. While the morning is comprised of several hours, Hillary Rettig, a productivity …

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Emotions: Basic, Primal, Immature, Unevolved?

Recently, a close friend of mine made the remark that our emotions for the most part are basic, primal, immature and unevolved.<p>Ever since then, I have been ruminating on the veracity of this statement. Like most "truths," this seems to be equally true and untrue -- and therefore, possibly a half …

A Better Way to Think About Your Body

We desperately need a new model of the human body. Compliance with the standard model of prevention (moderate exercise, abstinence from alcohol and …

Consciousness

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Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

The Ramen Noodle Startup Menu

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we think of what it means to be a CEO, we often think of the big corner office, glitzy company dinners and a sky’s-the-limit corporate credit card. In reality, that’s not the case for most CEOs in America, especially for startup …