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7 Invaluable Leadership Tips That Boost Accountability in the Workplace

If you want to raise your employees' performance, consider these wise tips.<p>Accountability is one of those buzzwords that was quickly recognized in management and leadership circles as an important concept. The unfortunate outcome of a buzzword is it minimizes the importance of the buzz-worthy …

33 Wedding Hacks That Save Money And Add Charm To Your Big Day

Ebonye Gussine Wilkins and her husband, Andre, were 3,000 miles from their New York home, so their Santa Cruz, Calif., wedding would be an intimate affair, with just 25 family members and friends. Having a small wedding made for significant savings, but their cost-cutting hacks didn’t stop there. …

Weddings

Legendary hedge fund manager Jim Simons made $1.7 billion last year ― here's how he went from the NSA to Wall Street

Jim Simons, the investor who founded the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, made $1.7 billion last year, according to Institutional Investor.<p>Simons ranked second on the publication's annual hedge fund rich list, behind Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin.<p>Simons is the only manager to make the list all 15 …

The 6 Toughest Employee Personalities and How to Manage Them | Inc.com

Being the boss is never easy, but some employees make it particularly difficult. How do you cope with those who do their jobs well but are equally skilled at annoying both you and their colleagues? Tim Eisenhauer, co-founder of Axero Solutions, which makes the workplace intranet Communifire, has …

Employment

10 rules for being an exceptional leader from 'philosopher king' Marcus Aurelius

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled from 161 to 180 A.D. and has maintained the reputation for being the ideal wise leader whom Plato called a "philosopher king."<p>His book "Meditations" has inspired leaders for centuries because of its timeless wisdom about human behavior.<p>It's a collection of …

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

3 Ways to Scale Your Business When You Don't Have a Ton of Resources

Turning an idea into a startup and a startup into a thriving business aren’t linear processes. There are twists and turns, challenges and risks. But …