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Why you should NEVER link to your singles on Spotify

Yes, you should be releasing singles on Spotify, but don’t ever link to them!This might sound like crazy talk, and maybe I’ve sensationalized the …

New Singles

How to split your Instagram pics into grids to build suspense

Split your images into grids on Instagram to get more mileage out of your cover art, concert posters, festival announcements, and video …

Social Media

18 Hard Things to Do If You Want to Be a Successful Leader | Inc.com

Nobody ever said that being a leader would be easy. If you've taken more than a couple of steps down the path, you know that leadership comes with challenges and complications at every stage.<p>Becoming a successful leader is synonymous with becoming the best version of yourself--it's that simple and …

Leadership
Leadership

18 Questions the Best Leaders Use to Develop, Engage, and Retain Their Staff | Inc.com

One of the primary reasons employees become disengaged is that they feel undervalued and that their manager is not taking an interest in their career development. When I ask the leaders I coach why they don't do this, they say it's because they lack the time, or there aren't that many opportunities …

Employee Engagement

When Can You Fire an Employee Without a Performance Improvement Plan?

When Can You Fire an Employee Without a Performance Improvement Plan?<p>Employers Need to Understand When a PIP Is Not Recommended<p>Updated May 11, …

The Workplace

10 Real-Life Habits of the Coolest Bosses | Inc.com

I remember it like it was yesterday. Fourteen years ago, a former CEO I reported to stuck this little dagger into me: "Marcel, I hate to say it, but you're just not a culture fit for this company."<p>Ouch. But looking back, she was absolutely right. A few months after I left, I reflected back on my …

Employment

The 5 Essentials to Effective Coaching

There are all sorts of management styles, but none of them will work without the right foundation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leading and coaching a single person, let alone an entire organization, can be a daunting endeavor. People and teams are complex. In any …

Leadership

How to Have Happy Employees Without Increasing the Bottom Line | Inc.com

If you want a happier family, do you begin by paying each relative? To have a successful dinner party, do you need to greet your guests with envelopes of cash? In these scenarios, the key factors to warm and productive relationships do not lie in financial rewards. We all have various techniques to …

Employee Engagement

Why So Many Businesses Mess Up Employee Development

Too often, businesses fail to identify their employees' strengths and toss money into training that won't take.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Employers who want to invest in employee development through a talent mobility program need to know each employee’s strengths …

Employee Engagement
Leadership

5 Simple Things the Most Incredibly Respected Bosses Do (Every. Single. Day.) | Inc.com

We can all rattle off qualities we absolutely hated in our old bosses quicker than we can the good ones. Like it or not, those awful bosses brought us where we are now.<p>Whether you have three employees or 300 doesn't matter. You should always strive to be the most incredible boss you can be every …

Employment

This Is the No. 1 Soft Skill You Need to Develop | Inc.com

It's been heartening to see heightened interest in soft skills in response to rising automation and the shrinking half-life of hard or technical skills. I'm among those who believe soft skills and continuous learning will be what lift some careers while others stagnate.<p>I'll go one step further and …

Hung Up
Project Management

How to Lead Versus Manage, to Improve Your Team's Success

To engage workers, step back from the day to day and focus on proactive, inspiring leadership rather than reactive, putting-out-fires management.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book</i> …

Leadership

How To Build Systems To Improve Your Company's Culture

In the start-up years of my company, Vanderbloemen Search Group, we had a great staff culture, and it was easy to maintain. Our team was small, we were aligned, and we collaborated on everything. Our culture happened spontaneously, and we all loved coming to work every day. But, as every …

Team Building

Those with the Leadership Fractal Get Ahead Faster | Inc.com

http://budurl.com/newpbhThe way I see it, leadership has four parts:<p>The ability to visualize a course of action<br>• Figuring out the best way to get where you're going<br>• Putting a plan together to actually get there<br>• Getting there.<p>Most of us are familiar with fractals. These are geometric or mathematical …

Leadership

Manage the business. Lead the people.

Why the Best Leaders Never Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" Drucker simply defined them this …

Leadership

These 10 Leadership Habits Have Been Found in the World's Best Leaders | Inc.com

If you're not familiar with the leadership movement known as servant leadership, you might want to grab a cup of java and pull up a chair. This may just transform how you lead your tribe moving forward.<p>What we are finding is that organizations around the world are changing their attitudes toward …

Leadership
Employee Engagement

What Makes a Good Boss? Follow This Flowchart to Find Out [Infographic]

"You never stop learning how to be a great boss," according to a flowchart infographic from Headway Capital. But having the responsibility of a boss …

Infographics

American Apparel Post-Mortem: A Lesson In Visionary Leadership

The beginning of 2017 came with disappointing news from American Apparel. As a crusader for domestic-made products, the retailer's weakness came not from its altruistic model, but from errant leadership and a reluctance to grow with market changes. A brand that had a strong identity and morals lost …

Leadership

Is Your Employee Development Broken? Here's How to Fix It.

Every few months, business leaders cross their fingers and wish for good news about the latest employee-engagement survey. This January, they were still disappointed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every few months, business leaders cross their fingers and wish for good …

Employee Engagement

How to Give Your Boss Feedback

Working closely with anyone gives you useful insight into her performance. This is especially true of your boss, who you likely see in a variety of settings: client meetings, presentations, one-on-ones, negotiations, etc. But even if that insight could be helpful to your boss, is it your place to …

Are Free Online Courses Worth the Time and Effort?

The high cost of college is intimidating, but for many the cost of online courses is suspiciously cheap.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Udemy, an online course company, has recently come under fire for peddling pirated content. In an ironic twist, one of these pirated …

Online Education

40 Awesome Ways to Be an (Even) Better Leader | Inc.com

You're a good leader. You run a good organization. You have a good product and a good brand. You have good customer service. Your sales are good. You have good people on your team and a good culture. So if everything is so good, why are you unsatisfied?<p>My bet is that you have finally arrived at the …

Leadership

5 Leadership Lessons From the GOAT Tom Brady | Inc.com

In what will probably go down as the greatest Superbowl in the history of the American Football, Tom Brady showed outstanding leadership and just why he is the best of all time. Coming back from a 25 point deficit in the final quarter, Tom Brady showed outstanding leadership, as he has done …

Tom Brady

This Seven-Step Guide For Dishing Out Feedback Is Totally Idiot-Proof

Keep this in your back pocket, first-time managers.<p>Giving critical feedback isn’t easy, especially if you’re new at it. But it doesn’t need to be half as hard as many managers think. The main thing is to keep it short and specific. Every good feedback conversation has to accomplish three goals:<p>Draw …

Dining Rooms

12 Books in 12 Months — Creativity, Inc.

For some time now, “Read More” has been at the top of my New Year’s resolutions. Life has managed to always get in the way and I don’t finish the …