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Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always

Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always

During her commencement speech at City Colleges of Chicago, Facebook's COO told graduates to lean in even on days when they feel like hanging back and remaining quiet.
The Best Professional Development Advice Ever

The Best Professional Development Advice Ever

No doubt you are looking for inspiration. Chances are, you are looking in the wrong place.
Stop Fixing Women to Act Like Men

Stop Fixing Women to Act Like Men

The authors of 'Gender Intelligence,' out this month, argue companies should recognize the value of thinking differently and blend the talents of men and women -- at all levels of leadership.
Successful Entrepreneurs Do These 5 Things Daily

Successful Entrepreneurs Do These 5 Things Daily

Try out these activities and you may just find that you'll lead better and your business will thrive.
Want to Change the World? Maybe Try Being an Intrapraneur.

Want to Change the World? Maybe Try Being an Intrapraneur.

Working as an innovator inside a company, especially in the environmental field, can yield satisfying results, says an insider.
5 Ways to Avoid Miscommunication With Your Employees

5 Ways to Avoid Miscommunication With Your Employees

Sometimes we set ourselves up for defeat when trying to effectively communicate with other people. Here's some advice.
 Smart Leaders Keep Their Ego in Check and Listen In

Smart Leaders Keep Their Ego in Check and Listen In

The more successful you become, the more your confidence may swell. Practice these tips to take full advantage of the wealth of ideas from your team.
Why People Don't Follow Their Dreams

Why People Don't Follow Their Dreams

My father's example taught me a lot about stepping out of your comfort zone. Here is what I've learned.
Smiling Is Contagious. Customers (and Your Business) Thrive on It.

Smiling Is Contagious. Customers (and Your Business) Thrive on It.

This simple act helps creates a jovial base of clients who will continue using a service and feeling good about it.
How Entrepreneurs Can Read to Lead

How Entrepreneurs Can Read to Lead

Sometime in the last 5,000 years somebody may have experienced a similar problem. The tips you need might be in books. Here's how to peruse and use them.
 Don't Let Your Big Personality Stand in the Way of the Startup's Success

Don't Let Your Big Personality Stand in the Way of the Startup's Success

Instead of delegating tasks and mentoring staff, some entrepreneurs forget to train. Innovation and success are stifled.
Determining Your Entrepreneur Style and Getting Past Your Business Blind Spots

Determining Your Entrepreneur Style and Getting Past Your Business Blind Spots

Are you a controller, innovator, nurturer, or 'systemizer?' Determining your brain type can help you recognize and address the blind spots holding you back from your true potential.
The 3 Qualities of Likable People

The 3 Qualities of Likable People

Business leaders and entrepreneurs with these skills have a competitive edge over others.
Learning to Say No to Interruptions to Foster Creativity in Business

Learning to Say No to Interruptions to Foster Creativity in Business

What if Galileo or other great thinkers had tried to develop their ideas amid a barrage of email and calls? Set boundaries to inspire innovation at work.
What to Do When You Hire the Right Person for the Wrong Position

What to Do When You Hire the Right Person for the Wrong Position

Not every hire is meant to stay in a position. To avoid turnover, have a conversation about how he or she can succeed at your company.
The Untouchable Asset That Everybody Strives For

The Untouchable Asset That Everybody Strives For

It takes a certain something to run a business where making money is your top priority.
Jack Dorsey to Employees: Name-Dropping Makes You Look Dumb

Jack Dorsey to Employees: Name-Dropping Makes You Look Dumb

Trying to push an idea 'because the boss wants it' strips you of authority and diminishes the idea's merit, Dorsey writes.
Here's How to Foster Leadership on All Levels

Here's How to Foster Leadership on All Levels

While some entrepreneurs may be reluctant to expand leadership positions, if done correctly, it can be beneficial to employees and the company as a whole.
7 Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously

7 Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously

If you're going to get anything done in business, you need people to respect you. Here are some tips.
Leading Your Team Down the Path of Change in 4 Steps

Leading Your Team Down the Path of Change in 4 Steps

While change can be stressful, it is inevitable. How you handle it will determine if you sink or float.
What Lessons You Should Learn When You Fire Someone

What Lessons You Should Learn When You Fire Someone

No one likes to let someone go. But, when you do, make sure you are using it as a learning experience for leadership.
Why You Should Take Your Work Outdoors

Why You Should Take Your Work Outdoors

Spring is in the air. Time to reap the health benefits of taking your work outside.
Hungry Entrepreneurs Need True Grit to Get Their Next Meal

Hungry Entrepreneurs Need True Grit to Get Their Next Meal

Three essential qualities are the hallmarks of business owners who prevail.
Mindfulness and the Startup CEO

Mindfulness and the Startup CEO

Uncertainty is the fog through which the CEO navigates a startup. Life skills are as important as what you learned in business school.
 Negotiate With Finesse, Style and Success

Negotiate With Finesse, Style and Success

A guide to practicing the art of give-and-take while boldly asking for what you truly want in four steps.
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