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3 Leadership Traits That Transcend Skills and Experience

Being a great leader does not require you to be the best at your job. Understanding these three attributes can help you manage your teams more effectively.

More Startups Are Cashing in on the Growing Worker Skills Gap

Opportunity: The growing divide between prospering American workers and those falling further behind.

3 Hard Choices That Can Boost Your Odds of Startup Success

When juggling all the risks, some entrepreneurs manage to come up winners. But it's not an easy game.

How to Prepare for the Future of Work

Employers can ready their companies and employees for the changes ahead in five critical ways.

How to Increase Your Impact While Reducing Your Effort

Do a skills inventory. Ask others for feedback. Why wait to realize your hidden potential when you can uncover your hidden talents now?

The 4 E's of Exceptional Entrepreneurship

The hardest part about being an entrepreneur isn’t coming up with the next genius idea, it's getting it out there.

3 Entrepreneurial Skills Inmates Perfect

The experiences of prisoners serve as an extreme, stark example of those of startup founders.

Businesses Bet Big on Teaching People to Code

New companies are cropping up to meet the demand for software developers and programmers.

Teach Yourself Coding on Your Own Time With These Resources

Learning the language of computers is an incredibly useful skill for entrepreneurs to have.

Whether You're Starting a Business or Not, It Pays to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Applying these eight skills will differentiate you from a crowded and competitive workforce and prepare you if you do start a venture.

5 Skills Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Master

Whether you’re already great at the following practices or could use a few pointers, these are the areas you should focus on.

Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup

If you have business savvy but lack technical skills, bring in a technologist to strengthen your leadership.

The 4 Surprisingly Simple Words That Could Guarantee Your Success

Instead of trying to do too much, people should focus on only fostering a few skill sets.

10 Habits of Highly Successful Future Franchisees

Just because you own a franchise, a business with proven systems and tested procedures, doesn’t mean you can kick back and chillax.

New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule

The principle that 10,000 hours of 'deliberate practice' are needed to become world-class in any field may not be what it seems.

How the 'Digital Skills Gap' Bleeds $1.3 Trillion a Year From US Businesses

Many American workers, young and old, admit they often are not proficient with technology. Employers seem slower to grasp the problem.

Use Entrepreneurship to Reinvent Yourself

A serial entrepreneur discusses how to use a startup as a vehicle for breaking into new fields.

What Entrepreneurs Can Take Away From the Tour de France

Beyond confronting grueling physical challenges, cyclists rely on a strategy and a large amount of teamwork. This is also true of business owners.

Looking to Hire a Manager? Read These 4 Tips First.

Hiring a manager is about finding someone who can lead and set the tone for your employees. These tips can help your search.

The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires

Companies have a hard time finding candidates with communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work on a team.

3 Key Players to Help Your Launch Team Soar

Because a founder can't possibly possess every skill, recruiting these individuals can help make your business hum.

Modern Marketers Need to Speak 'Engineer'

Creativity is still necessary, but the skills to access data and track campaigns are now a must.

Could GE's Winning 4-Point People Strategy Work for Your Venture?

Your startup is not a conglomerate (yet), but this manufacturing firm can teach you how to manage your talent.

The Case for Updating the Hiring Process

Hiring platform Smarterer wants employers to ditch the resumes and evaluate job candidates through assessment tests.

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