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9 Ways to Master the Art of Intellectual Foreplay
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9 Ways to Master the Art of Intellectual Foreplay

You only get one shot at a first impression. Here are some ways to sell yourself.
What Athletics Can Teach About the Characteristics of Great Leaders
Leadership

What Athletics Can Teach About the Characteristics of Great Leaders

A coach shares his lessons from the basketball court, noting that the failure quotient is more important than IQ.
What to Do When the Big Fish You Hired Roils Your Startup's Small Pond
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What to Do When the Big Fish You Hired Roils Your Startup's Small Pond

Startups that hire well-known industry insiders sometimes find they create bigger problems with their egos than they solve with their expertise.
New Gen Y Leaders Can Carry the X Factor for Success
Leadership

New Gen Y Leaders Can Carry the X Factor for Success

Millennials who are new to management roles can follow these three tips to achieve better outcomes.
More Diverse Corporate Boards Leads to Less Risk Taking
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More Diverse Corporate Boards Leads to Less Risk Taking

Research shows that businesses of all sizes would be wise to include leadership from all walks of life.
7 Tips for Wooing Your Employees Into Loving Their Jobs, Again
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7 Tips for Wooing Your Employees Into Loving Their Jobs, Again

A huge majority of employees report being disengaged, mostly because they are ignored. Motivating them is often as simple as listening.
4 Entrepreneurial Cult Classics to Cultivate Success
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4 Entrepreneurial Cult Classics to Cultivate Success

Add these business titles to your book bag to get your thinking off the beaten path.
How Fortune 500 Leaders Spend Every Minute of the Day (Infographic)
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How Fortune 500 Leaders Spend Every Minute of the Day (Infographic)

The heads of some of America's biggest companies divulge their personal and work habits.
How to Create a Personalized Motivational Manual to Boost Productivity
Leadership

How to Create a Personalized Motivational Manual to Boost Productivity

Some careful questioning to explore when employees recall being most enthused will tell you, and them, how they can be motivated on the job.
A Day-by-Day Program for Achieving Your Leadership Aspirations
Leadership

A Day-by-Day Program for Achieving Your Leadership Aspirations

The right time to become a better leader is today, tomorrow and every day that your team relies on you.
Stop Playing So Nice With Your Competition
Leadership

Stop Playing So Nice With Your Competition

The criticism of Uber's disruption of Lyft is misplaced. We should all be so competitive.
7 Signs a Great Employee Might Be a Bad Boss
Leadership

7 Signs a Great Employee Might Be a Bad Boss

The quickest line producers might fall short in mastering the skills required of a manager. Here's a checklist of warning signs to watch out for.
5 Powerful Poker Tips That Shaped an Engineer Turned Executive
Leadership

5 Powerful Poker Tips That Shaped an Engineer Turned Executive

A tech professional was not picking up on essential people cues. Playing cards cured him.
Ask Your Employees These 4 Simple Questions to Elicit Productive Feedback
Leadership

Ask Your Employees These 4 Simple Questions to Elicit Productive Feedback

To improve employee engagement and make positive changes in the workplace, leaders should be asking employees for their honest opinion about what is working -- or not working -- in the organization.
Cultivate Team Chemistry at Your Business With 3 Elements
Leadership

Cultivate Team Chemistry at Your Business With 3 Elements

Cultivating a community of employees who enjoy working together and proactively collaborate can be tough, but worth the effort.
What I Learned From Being a Broke, Unemployed Graduate
Leadership

What I Learned From Being a Broke, Unemployed Graduate

Generous mentors pave the way for a would-be startup staffer, one with a very positive attitude.
6 Earthquake Preparedness Tips for Business Owners
Leadership

6 Earthquake Preparedness Tips for Business Owners

Everything you need to know to protect yourself, your employees and your property in the event of an earthquake.
Bring Out the Best in Your Employees, Based on Their Brain Type
Leadership

Bring Out the Best in Your Employees, Based on Their Brain Type

Understanding how your workers think and approach tasks will help you effectively adjust your management to deliver optimal results.
Trusting Your Gut Is Never More Important Than When Picking Your Team
Leadership

Trusting Your Gut Is Never More Important Than When Picking Your Team

A CEO can delegate the process of determining which job candidates are competent but leadership requires making the final call.
5 Tips on How to Avoid Losing Your Temper at Work
Leadership

5 Tips on How to Avoid Losing Your Temper at Work

Being able to stay calm during high-stress situations is one of the most important attributes of a good leader.
It Takes 3 to Run a Business
Leadership

It Takes 3 to Run a Business

It may sound mystical, but 3 is a magic number when it comes to your team.
Avoiding Headwinds on the Road to Business Success
Leadership

Avoiding Headwinds on the Road to Business Success

Lessons gleaned from the Race Across America about gathering data can be readily applied to the entrepreneur's landscape.
Ignoring Employee Morale Will Cost You. Here's the Solution.
Leadership

Ignoring Employee Morale Will Cost You. Here's the Solution.

Stay on top of issues before dissatisfaction spirals out of control, leading to a drop in productivity and revenue and exits.
When Company Culture Becomes Discrimination
Leadership

When Company Culture Becomes Discrimination

Culture can be a wonderful selling point to attract new employees and customers. But it might also be a cultural hegemony as corrosive as saying you only want a third of your workforce to be women.
Do You Need to Break Down the Cubicle Walls to Improve Performance?
Leadership

Do You Need to Break Down the Cubicle Walls to Improve Performance?

The way your office is set up not only plays a role in company culture but also how employees function. Choose carefully.
The 4 Basics for Preventing Tech Calamities No Business Can Afford
Leadership

The 4 Basics for Preventing Tech Calamities No Business Can Afford

"Unplanned downtime'' is so costly and common, there is no excuse for not having a plan to quickly be back in business.
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