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What Effective Leaders Do: Weekly Tips Roundup

Start your week with these top tricks and secrets from Entrepreneur's online contributors.

Embrace Risk, If Only Because We Can't Avoid It

We exalt risk-takers as special but taking action without assurance of the outcome is part of life for everyone.

3 Ways Companies Can Encourage Smart Risk Taking

Many business leaders and organizations are predisposed to say no, thereby quashing experimentation and innovation. Here's how to welcome new ideas and tactics.

7 Risks Every Entrepreneur Must Take

To start and support your own business, you'll have to put your career, personal finances and even your mental health at stake.

4 Ways to Motivate Your Staff to Take Big Risks

Actively encourage risk taking within your company by using core values, positive pressure, hiring processes and storytelling.

5 Golden Pieces of Leadership Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

How does a new boss learn to step ahead boldly without becoming burdened by the fear of making a mistake? Read some lessons from a former general manager at age 24.

How to Invest for Equity in a Startup

Anyone interested in a stake in a new business should be aware of these 10 issues.

Mario Batali and the Power of 'Delusional Optimism'

Empire-building lessons from one of the world's most entrepreneurial chefs.

4 Questions to Ask Before Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

Starting and running your own business is one of the hardest things you can ever do. Make sure you're ready for the challenge.

Are Entrepreneurs Wired Differently?

These folks listen to their intuitive inner feelings and take risks, lacing their decisions with determination.

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.

Climbing a Mountain, Whether Real or Figurative, Requires Calculated Risks

You have to navigate potentially dangerous terrain to reach your goals and build success.

To Make It, You Have to Be Willing to Fall Flat on Your Face

Anyone who dares to call themselves an entrepreneur has to take on the big risk that comes along with it, and continue taking risks.

Our Top Innovative Franchises

Here are some companies finding new ways to do business.

How Much Risk Should First-Time Entrepreneurs Take On?

Accepting risks is a skill that can be learned. When you're ready to launch a venture, consider these five tips that have proven effective in the classroom.

Richard Branson on the Right Way to Multitask

Taking on too much too fast can lead to disaster.

Risk is the Admission Fee of Entrepreneurship

After recognizing an opportunity, you have to assess the costs, both financial and personal, to pursuing it.

Charlie Day: You Shouldn't Just 'Do What Makes You Happy'

The Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and star tells Merrimack College graduates to create their own opportunities.

The 4 Factors to Making the Best Decisions for You

Eventually, you'll have to learn to trust your gut and live with the consequences. Here's how to get started with that mentality.

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup

Beyond the glitz and hype, a new businesses may present a certain gritty reality. Steer clear if you're not prepared.

5 Quotes on Risk That Will Have You Ready to Take Action

Nothing ventured, nothing gained -- right? Get ready to face some risk with these inspiring calls to action.

Shane Smith Wants to Be the Rupert Murdoch of His Generation

Having hit a sweet spot with young audiences, the founder of Vice Media is convinced he can turn his brand into something 10 times bigger than CNN.

The Most Telling Sign That You Might Be an Entrepreneur

In this video, entrepreneur and online marketing expert John Rampton talks about the one surefire thing that could point to a person being a born entrepreneur.

10 Things I Learned While Training for the Olympics That Absolutely Apply to Business

Olympic skier Shannon Bahrke Happe has always been about risk versus reward, whether she's flying down a mountain or running her own company.

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