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Lead From the Top: 5 Core Responsibilities of a CEO

Knowing exactly what the chief executive's role entails is critical for steering a company to success.

Richard Branson on Developing a Vision for Your Company

While your goals may change, a key element should connect all your enterprises.

The North Star to Guide Your Startup: Core Values

A set of beliefs can guide a young company as it chooses new staff and lays a strong foundation for the future.

The 7 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read When They're Discouraged

As a founder, you are going to see your fair share of twists and turns, with some making you want to throw in the towel. Here are seven books to read when you are feeling discouraged and need to feel inspired.

How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

The root of behavior change and building better habits is your identity. If you change the type of person that you believe that you are, then it’s easier to change your actions.

When SMART Goals Don't Work, Here's What to Do Instead

For tackling a lofty aspiration, such as embarking on a business area that's a passion, try a more intrinsic method to set objectives, forging an emotional connection.

My Mentor Is 30 Years Younger Than Me (and Taught Me 5 Incredible Lessons)

Valuable lessons sometimes come from unexpected sources. Learn to listen to those around you and take a break from technology addiction.

Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

An insider's look at the kinds of problems you may encounter--and how to overcome them--on your quest to operate a successful bar

Prestige Aside, Is a Board Seat Worth Your While?

Busy entrepreneurs are often tempted to take on yet another corporate commitment. Here's how to handle this decision.

How to Curb the Stress Factor at Your Startup

Five strategies that managers can employ to reduce workplace stress and foster a more productive work environment.

A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, and Heaps of Passion

An organization meeting altruistic as well financial goals needs committed leadership and direction. Here are four critical lessons for their chiefs.

How the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Stereotype Is Killing Entrepreneurship

If you're not a gregarious tech entrepreneur, are you an entrepreneur at all?

8 Lessons This Record-Breaking Girl Scout Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Katie Francis sold 21,477 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year. Here's what she can teach you about entrepreneurship.

How Better Habits Can Make You Better at Business -- and Life

In this Google Hangout, we'll chat with behavior science expert James Clear about how you can form good habits and kick the bad ones.

19 Steps to a Successful Direct Mail Campaign Timeline

Find out exactly what steps to take and in what order so that your campaign will go off without a hitch.

Are You Actually Setting Goals? Probably Not. Here's How in 3 Steps.

If you want to see the magic of achieving your big vision, you’ll need to devote time to mastering the creation of goals.

7 Steps to Find Meaning in Your Work

Be honest about your goals, and you'll be happier on the path to success.

Effective Employee Management? Look to the Golden Rule.

It should go without saying: treating your employees with respect is the mark of a great manager.

How to Hire Someone Aligned With the Company's Mission

Follow these steps to ensure you'll find the right candidate and keep them on course for the entire journey.

Your Mission Statement May Be Utterly Useless or a Gold Mine

Make yours meaningful by defining goals and specific strategies for customers, the enterprise and owners. Or skip one if there's no business purpose for it.

Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember

The key is for you to set goals like it's really your business; then use them as a yardstick for to measure everything your startup does.

Good Results Are Worth the Wait. Self-Control Will Get You There.

Here are three ways to strengthen your self-control, a cornerstone of emotional intelligence.

7 Ways to Get Moving Again After a Failure

Don't let a professional setback set you back. Get back up, brush yourself off, and have a plan to attain success.

No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.

Simplifying Work-Life Balance With These 4 Steps

Entrepreneurs often struggle with the work-life balance conundrum and feel guilt when they don't meet every obligation. While these steps aren't the end-all, be-all, they do provide a great starting point.

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