Ray Hennessey

Ray Hennessey

Editor-at-Large

Ray Hennessey, the former editorial director of Entrepreneur, is Chief Innovation Officer at JConnelly, an integrated communications firm in New York, and a senior advisor to Alley, a coworking community in Manhattan. He writes frequently on leadership, communications, management, politics and economics.

18 Ways You Talk Like a Sailor and Don't Even Know It
Communications

18 Ways You Talk Like a Sailor and Don't Even Know It

Before you call someone a "loose cannon" check that you know what that means.
A Reminder to Business Leaders That Your Mic Is Always On
Leadership

A Reminder to Business Leaders That Your Mic Is Always On

Now more than ever, people judge you by the words you use. And the knives are out quick when you slip up.
The Problem With Polling, Surveys and Opinion Is That People Fib
Polls

The Problem With Polling, Surveys and Opinion Is That People Fib

Trump's victory should be a wakeup call for anyone who makes a living peddling research, messaging and polling.
Leave Policies Are Leaving Out Some Key Opportunities
Leave

Leave Policies Are Leaving Out Some Key Opportunities

The only expectation most companies have from employee leave policies is that the worker returns. That's short-sighted.
Why No One Wants to Hear Your Story (and How to Fix That)
Marketing Bootcamp

Why No One Wants to Hear Your Story (and How to Fix That)

Be yourself. The you that you are is far more attractive than the you people tell you you should be.
The SEC Is Itching to Stretch Its Reach Into Venture Deals
Regulations

The SEC Is Itching to Stretch Its Reach Into Venture Deals

Unicorns are a problem for the SEC, and that's a big headache for Silicon Valley and the startup world.
California's Minimum Wage Hike Puts Business Community at Risk
Minimum Wage

California's Minimum Wage Hike Puts Business Community at Risk

With a $15-an-hour wage, lawmakers in the Golden State tell business owners, 'Go east, young man.'
As Trump Rolls On, Fixing Tax Loopholes Is a Clear Priority
Tax Policy

As Trump Rolls On, Fixing Tax Loopholes Is a Clear Priority

Donald Trump used Super Tuesday to highlight his plans to repatriate overseas profits and compel American companies to stay put.
Failure of Stewardship Was at the Heart of Wounded Warrior Project Firings
Leadership

Failure of Stewardship Was at the Heart of Wounded Warrior Project Firings

The ousted charity leaders never provided the structures and controls needed to be protectors of the generosity coming their way.
Nancy Reagan Proved the Power of Partners in Leadership
Love

Nancy Reagan Proved the Power of Partners in Leadership

As President, Ronald Reagan reshaped American government and politics. He always said he could not have done it without his Nancy.
To Alexis Ohanian, Success Came After a Series of Setbacks
Accelerate Your Business

To Alexis Ohanian, Success Came After a Series of Setbacks

At the Entrepreneur Accelerate Your Business conference, the Reddit founder said entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to stumble.
How George Washington Showed Leadership by Declining Authority
Leadership

How George Washington Showed Leadership by Declining Authority

The true strength of the power leaders hold is often found when they stay their hands and don't wield it.
Leadership Requires Being Gracious in Defeat
Leadership

Leadership Requires Being Gracious in Defeat

Cam Newton gives a lesson in how leaders shouldn't behave when things don't go their way.
Did Mark Zuckerberg Really Take 'Paternity Leave?'
Make More Happen

Did Mark Zuckerberg Really Take 'Paternity Leave?'

Facebook's founder is back at work after a high-profile respite. It's worth asking if he ever truly left.
How a Rule Change by Pope Francis Gives a Lesson in Leadership to All
Leadership

How a Rule Change by Pope Francis Gives a Lesson in Leadership to All

The Pope knows what he believes, is clear about his intentions and isn't afraid to fight.
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