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11 Company Values Entrepreneurs Take Pride In

YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about the most important values in their own companies. Here are the responses.<p>Other than the …

How to Always Reach Your Goals

Do you dream of always reaching your goals? The ability to set goals is a unique human ability. The problem isn’t with goal setting but reaching your …

Turn Ripples Into Waves

Several years ago, a sport psychologist told me to go into my room and take down my goal times. My goals had become an unhealthy obsession that had …

Ten Questions to Ask After Setting Your Goals

Lots of people set goals.<p>Far fewer achieve them.<p>There are lots of reasons that happens, not the least of which is that people treat the goal setting …

Self-improvement

Confession From a Strategic Business Coach on Hidden Goals

I cut my entrepreneurial teeth on SMART goal setting. I loved it! All my goals were lined up and neatly organized with numbers, letters, and dates. This system of organizing my goals gave me direction, clarification, focus, and a sense of purpose--a reason to get up in the pre-dawn hours and work …

Breaking Down the Five Step Goal Setting Process

Maksim Gorky<p>The higher goal a person pursues, the quicker his ability develops, and the more beneficial he will become to the society.<p><b>Is There a</b> …

14 Books to Help You Always Reach Your Goals

You want to be successful. You want to achieve great things. You want to make a difference.<p>To help you get there, you need to read these time-tested …

Get Over Yourself: 4 Ways You Might Be Self-Sabotaging

At one time or another, we have all been our own worst enemies. Who needs an adversary when you can habitually halt your own progress, right? Self-sabotaging happens when thoughts and behavior prevent you from advancing or improving at something, or life in general.<p>There are numerous ways in which …

4 Key Ways For Executives to Build And Maintain a Successful Team

<i>Author Sean Marszalek is no stranger to entrepreneurship. After owning and operating a personal fitness studio, he co-founded SDC Nutrition, Inc in 2009, where he currently serves as President and CEO. Its flagship brand, About Time, is one of the fastest growing all-natural nutrition brands in the</i> …

Don't Wish to Be Successful. Expect to Be.

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all hope to be successful, but most people don’t expect themselves to reach a level of extraordinary achievement. Rather, they hope and wish for that to be the case someday. Hoping and wishing will never be enough to get you …

Motivation

Actions vs. Outcomes: Why Setting the Wrong Goals Can Easily Prevent Your Success

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."<p>You've likely heard this saying used to emphasize the importance of setting goals. Whether fitness-related, for your career, or focused on personal pursuits, setting concrete goals is key to success. Isn't that right?<p>As a weight …

7 Rules Successful People Live By

Several years ago I left the corporate world to persue my own entrepreneurial dreams. In my quest to find success outside of the corporate world I read countless books and networked with hundreds upon hundreds of prominent business owners, business leaders, entrepreneurs and freelancers. With each …

50 Life-Impacting Books Recommended By 50 Global Entrepreneurs

From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books, and I became more cultured, intelligent, informed and dare I say better looking. Books have the power to change …

Entrepreneurship

Why Fear of Failure Is The Number One Thing Holding Back Entrepreneurs

How many Picassos, Dylans or Scorseses has the world lost because of fear of failure?<p>Failure is something every startup founder, both successful and not, has to deal with. Coping with failure can be an incredibly difficult obstacle. Since I began working with Startup Grind in 2010 I have listened …

Entrepreneurship

How I Broke Through My Own Mediocrity

I’m pretty mediocre. I’m ashamed to admit it. I’m not even being sarcastic or self-deprecating. I’ve never done anything that stands out as, “whoa! …

The Entrepreneurial Story Harvey Mackay ('Swim With The Sharks') Never Told

Yes, I got it out of him: the story Harvey Mackay, author of seven bestseller books including <i>Swim with the Sharks,</i> never told. At age 82 (by my math) and still an entrepreneur (more about that in a moment), he is one of the world’s top leadership experts, a Hall of Fame-winning speaker, and has …

This Steve Jobs quote perfectly sums up the key to success

Jobs held a staff meeting and explained the role passion would play in revitalizing the brand:<p>The simple phrase — "people with passion can change the world" — holds the secret to entrepreneurial success.<p>Nearly a decade later, in 2005, Jobs returned to the theme in his famous commencement speech at …

7 Inspiring Ways to Become a Great Leader People Want to Work For

Great leaders aren’t always found with title CEO or manager on their business card.<p>Anyone can demonstrate leadership qualities.<p>It’s not about winning …

10 Seconds to Take Your Leadership From Good to Great

All it takes is 10 seconds to grasp these points--and take your leadership from good to great.<p>These are times that call for great leaders--people who are confident and courageous, certain in their leadership--to show us the way. It's not easy, but if we can learn to follow their example, we too can …

Leadership

10 Common Mistakes in Giving Feedback - Center for Creative Leadership

Feedback can be uncomfortable to give, but with the right technique it can go more smoothly<p>Avoid these 10 common blunders when giving feedback to …

This one personality trait can make or break your career

It turns out a new study from <i>Harvard Business Review</i> says that insensitive and abrasive communication is what drags down executives and prevents effective leadership.<p><i>HBR</i> polled 1,000 U.S. employees and found that a great many reported their bosses lacked some basic communication skills, which …

12 Things You Can Do Starting Today to Be a Better Leader

VIP Contributor<p>Entrepreneur, business advisor and online-marketing professional<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some believe certain people are born leaders. Others think an individual can learn to be a leader. Regardless of how you may feel you obtained your leadership …

Employment

First-Time Managers Must Conquer These Challenges - Center for Creative Leadership

First-time managers want to do well, but often have a tough time.<p>Transitioning from individual contributor who does the work well, to a leader who …

Mentoring

Great Leaders Can Think Like Each Member of Their Team

Money wasn’t the only thing that enabled financier Cosimo de’ Medici to become <i>de facto</i> ruler of Florence for much of the Italian Renaissance. He exemplified a special leadership skill — the ability to get diverse teams of contending bankers, merchants, and traders to collaborate effectively. How? …

Leadership

69 Simple Ways to Unleash Your Full Leadership Potential

To realize your true potential as a successful leader, you must first understand how to unleash the power that's already within you.<p>Marie Curie once said, "We must believe that we are gifted for something, and this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained."<p>That something is our purpose, and our …

Self-improvement