Management

What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team

When I speak to large groups about leadership, one question I often ask is, “How many of you have ever received a compliment from your boss that actually offended you?” Without exception, more than two-thirds of the people in the room raise their hands. When I probe further on what people found …

Leadership

How to Accomplish More in 4 Days Than Most People Do in 4 Weeks

Practice and self-control are key.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that it takes hard work to achieve our goals. And in the world of business and entrepreneurship, we often hear how we must be willing to sacrifice weeks, months, even years of …

Time Management

The Secret To Great Leadership? Stop Being Fair

How can leaders truly tap the discretionary effort of their team members? How can they instill a sense of loyalty that translates into reduced turnover? What does <i>conventional</i> management get wrong?<p>Bill Erickson has studied great companies and great leaders for over 40 years. After 15 years as …

Leadership

Here's How to Tell Whether Your Coworker Is a Master Manipulator (in Less Than 5 Minutes)

They might agree to doing something and then flat out not do what you've requested. Here are the best ways to confront the passive-aggressive.<p>Tell me if this scenario hits close to home. You find yourself working with someone whose underhanded, behind-the-scenes efforts to derail, control or thwart …

Business Strategy

If You Want Power and Opportunity, Work On Your Persuasion Skills

There is a difference between those who go it alone and those who use persuasion to find opportunity.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've ever tried to persuade someone to perform a task in your favor, you know about the power of persuasion. Persuasion …

Business Strategy

Why 'Sophisticated' Leadership Matters -- Especially Now

At various points in their careers, leaders will invariably hit a point where their skills, knowledge, experience and behaviors no longer seem sufficient to perform with excellence at the next level. You may have experienced this phenomenon yourself: You’ve helped build an enterprise so big, …

Leadership

5 Ways to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by Programmers When Building Your First App

Make sure they know what they are doing. And don't just take their word for it.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Taking your idea for an app and turning it into an actual app people can use is a beautiful thing.<p>Execution isn’t only crucial to success -- as in, …

Business Strategy

Three Musts For Moving Staff Through Change

When guiding staff through change, you never hear anyone say, “I know <i>too much</i> about what’s going on.”<p>Even when everything is in place for change to happen, moving from what was to the new reality can still be a difficult transition.<p>Early in my leadership career, I faced an employee restructuring. …

Leadership

To Secure a Management Position, Learn To Manage A Team With This Simple Strategy

Learn to effectively manage a team using a Scrum approach.<p>Every job requires a different set of skills, but no matter what your industry, you need to …

News (U.S.)

The Key to Preventing Generational Tension Is Remembering That Everyone Wants to Feel Valued

I remember the first time I felt old as a manager — more than 10 years ago now. It was at a lunch with my new team when I mentioned the first “45” I bought with my own money as a kid. One of my direct reports, who was 10 years younger than me, looked at me blank-faced and asked, “What is a 45?” She …

Leadership

I'm running for Senate as a Republican. My Democrat parents are so furious they're backing my opponent

My decision to be a Democrat was never a decision. It was just expected of me. It was understood. Born into a family of Democrats, my grandfather would often spend weekends talking to me about his respect for Franklin Roosevelt and his annoyance with President Reagan. I listened and absorbed, but …

Opinion

Culture Matters: How Leadership Enables Toxicity And Makes Way for Mediocrity

We’ve all been there: We’ve either worked with, worked for or seen toxic employees in action. If you’ve ever found yourself looking for a hazmat suit to wear before meeting or interacting with toxic coworkers, you are not alone. Complaining about and avoiding these types of colleagues may seem like …

Employment

The Best Project Management Tools for Your Small Business

If you own a small business, then you know keeping track of all the tasks involved can be a crazy experience. It’s easy to lose track of things and …

Project Management

New York launches probe into allegations of Kushner Cos. harassing tenants

<b>(CNN) —</b> New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching an investigation to determine if White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's family real estate company harassed tenants at a Brooklyn waterfront property so that they would leave their rent-stabilized apartments, officials said on Monday.<p>The …

U.S. Politics

John A. Stormer, popular right-wing author, dies at 90

John A. Stormer, a religious leader and right-wing activist whose self-published Cold War tract “None Dare Call it Treason” became a grassroots sensation in 1964 and a rallying point for the emerging conservative movement, has died at 90.<p>Stormer died July 10 after an unspecified yearlong illness, …

Los Angeles

Theresa May's top EU advisor Olly Robbins stripped Brexit Ministry's of its 50 best negotiating staffest negotiating staff

THERESA May’s top EU advisor has stripped the Brexit Ministry of its 50 best negotiating staff in a new Whitehall power grab.<p>Downing Street mandarin …

Great Britain

Why Rapper-Turned-Entrepreneur T.I. Says a Hustler Needs to Be Patient

The Atlanta rap star is now into everything from TV to real estate -- and learning important lessons along the way.<p>8 min read<p>This story appears in the July 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>T.I. is hiring. On July 19, the Grammy-winning rapper behind gargantuan hits like “Live Your Life” and …

Business Strategy

Why Having 'Big Picture' Thinkers on Your Team Could Actually Be Dangerous

Visionary thinking has its pros and cons. Learn how to navigate its potential pitfalls and set your company up for future success.<p>Every successful company has visionaries--people focused on long-term goals and the big-picture path to future success.<p>There are plusses and minuses to visionary …

Money

What It Took to Craft a Dinner for More Than 18,500 Conference Guests

HOUSTON Crafting and executing a dinner for a few hundred event guests can sometimes be a daunting task. But recently, a restaurant company worked to …

Event Planning

How to build a business around your personal brand

I wanted to share highlights from past Tribe Conferences with you, including this presentation from Chris Ducker:<p>It’s never been easier to build a …

Self-improvement

"The Cannabis Industry Will Be Bigger than the NFL"

7 min read<p><b>Tell us a little bit about yourself and your companies.</b><p>I first started growing cannabis way back in 1983. I was definitely “green” back …

Entrepreneurship

5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Start in Sales

The sales team knows that closing deals is what makes the company goes. You want everyone on the team to know that, too.<p>16 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask any businessman which is more important, their product or how it’s sold, and you’re likely to get a …

Business Strategy

Private management consultant spending at Department of Health nearly tripled last year, accounts show

Spending on private management consultants at the Department of Health and Social Care nearly tripled last year, despite a push to cut running costs …

Physiology

The 6 Types of Product Teams You’ll be Working In

When I get an offer to join a product team, I spend the following days or even weeks considering many different parameters. I see it as a really …

Web Design

Colton Is Ready For His Hometown Date

As Becca whittles down her choices to the final four on <i>The Bachelorette</i>, she's gearing up to visit Colton, Blake, Garrett, and Jason's hometowns.As a …

Business Administration

Prosecutor, lawyer involved in Schuette complaint host party for Whitmer

LANSING — An East Lansing attorney who asked for a criminal investigation of Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette and the Ingham County …

Detroit

The Weinstein Company Is No More: Buyer Lantern Capital Partners Rebrands as Lantern Entertainment

A Delaware judge approved the purchase after a recent price cut of $21 million.<p>The Weinstein Company officially belongs to Lantern Capital Partners, …

Harvey Weinstein

Don't Uberise your business strategy, LEGOrise it! | GQ South Africa

<b>Business leaders today spend too much time obsessing over how to ‘Uberise’ their business. In this modern, increasingly</b> <b>digitized business world, Uber</b> …

Business Strategy

Bolt set to trial with A-League club Central Coast Mariners

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has emerged as a shock target for Australian club the Central Coast Mariners.<p>Bolt, 31, retired after …

Soccer

How to Evaluate a Startup Pitch (or Create an All-Star Pitch if You're a Startup) | Inc.com

As part of my work as an advisor and consultant to Chief Innovation Officers within the Fortune 1000, I get to work with some pretty cool people and companies. I also get to hear and see what's coming down the pipe in terms of new technology, products, business models, and innovation …

Money