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.

How Leaders, in Politics and Business, Use Influence Instead of Power
Leadership

How Leaders, in Politics and Business, Use Influence Instead of Power

True leaders understand the limitations inherent in power and choose to view their role as one of influence.
Entrepreneur and CultureIQ Present the Top Company Cultures List
Top Company Cultures

Entrepreneur and CultureIQ Present the Top Company Cultures List

Culture can be quantified. We ranked the best of the best in companies that are intentional about their culture.
What One Man's Fight Against the IRS Teaches Us About Entrepreneurship
Obituaries

What One Man's Fight Against the IRS Teaches Us About Entrepreneurship

Irwin Schiff's wrongheaded pursuit of fighting federal taxes left a lasting legacy for modern business owners.
Danny Meyer's Economically Nonsensical Solution to the Tipping 'Problem'
Wages

Danny Meyer's Economically Nonsensical Solution to the Tipping 'Problem'

In eliminating tipping at his restaurants, Danny Meyer just may have proven how necessary gratuities are.
Believing You're Capable Demands Doubting Yourself
Make More Happen

Believing You're Capable Demands Doubting Yourself

It's almost never a lack of faith that will sink you. It's a lack of doubt and a lack of understanding of what faith and belief really are.
Dance Your Ass Off When You Win
Success

Dance Your Ass Off When You Win

At a time when culture tends to punish success, it's important to remember the benefits of celebration.
A Failed CEO Is Better Than a Successful Politician
Election 2016

A Failed CEO Is Better Than a Successful Politician

The political class's criticism about setbacks in the work of Trump, Fiorina and Carson is wrong and misguided.
Private Aviation Company Wheels Up Raises $115M to Fuel App, Expansion
Funding

Private Aviation Company Wheels Up Raises $115M to Fuel App, Expansion

The company, founded by serial entrepreneur Kenny Dichter, is bringing a membership model to flying.
Innovation Can Happen in Small But Meaningful Ways
Make More Happen

Innovation Can Happen in Small But Meaningful Ways

When a surgeon decided to try something new four decades ago, it changed the face of a sport.
When the CEO Goes Bad, the Whole Company Needs a Fresh Look
Leadership

When the CEO Goes Bad, the Whole Company Needs a Fresh Look

Cutting off the head does nothing to fix what is likely cultural rot throughout an entire organization.
Elitism Has No Place in Entrepreneurship
Make More Happen

Elitism Has No Place in Entrepreneurship

Working on a startup, or being an entrepreneur, is no better than the labor of others. Remember that.
Business Leaders Have a Responsibility to Support Police
Law Enforcement

Business Leaders Have a Responsibility to Support Police

The trend of businesses ignoring and even disrespecting the role and sacrifice of law enforcement is a failure of leadership.
CEO Pay Isn't All That Out of Whack If You Look at Real Data
Executive Compensation

CEO Pay Isn't All That Out of Whack If You Look at Real Data

Why do CEOs get paid so much? Because they deserve it. Plain and simple.
Winning at All Costs Is Not True Leadership
Make More Happen

Winning at All Costs Is Not True Leadership

When you set out to win and don't count the costs, you end up paying far more than you expected.
Teacher Gets to Keep Job Despite Being Tardy 111 Times in Two Years
Employment Issues

Teacher Gets to Keep Job Despite Being Tardy 111 Times in Two Years

Be glad you don't have this guy working for you.