Motivation

Innovation Now

How to Stay Focused When Everything Needs Your Attention

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and professor Dave Lerner shares his tips for getting focused and productive.
Growth Strategies

3 Ways to Make Employee Gifts More Meaningful

How to go beyond the typical holiday bonus to reward employees.
Innovation Now

How Praising Employees Can Help Your Business Thrive

Five appreciation opportunities you can adopt today.
Innovation Now

How to Tame Your Over-Distracted Entrepreneurial Brain

Student entrepreneur Lila Wilson on how her attention-deficit-disorder tendencies help her startup grow.
Innovation Now

Need a Post-Sandy Stress Reliever? Take Small Breaks

Just breathe, take a walk and eat nurturing foods. These tips and others will help you reduce your stress load, even when you're not dealing with a natural disaster.
Growth Strategies

3 Tips for Learning From Your Business Failures

College entrepreneur Cam Jacox on how he turned his setbacks into opportunities.
Starting a Business

Fearless and Fulfilled: 7 Steps to Finding Business Success and Happiness

Success and fulfillment shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Here's how to set yourself up for both from the start.
Growth Strategies

Jack Welch on How to Manage Employees

The controversial retired GE CEO Jack Welch discussed his strategies for generous leadership and effective management at the 2012 World Business Forum.
Entrepreneurs

How Pre-Teen Entrepreneurs Cut Their Teeth in Book Publishing

From illustrated fantasy to business reality, see how these young treps learned stiff business lessons, care of their children's-book author dad.
Entrepreneurs

How To Stay Motivated in the Trenches

Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Growth Strategies

What Sports Can Teach You About Running a Business

Consistent performance, whether in sports, sales or growing your business, pays off in more ways than simply sealing a big deal.
Growth Strategies

10 Inspirational Quotes From Top Entrepreneurial Leaders

For those plugging away on their startups on days when everyone else has off, here are a few choice words of wisdom to keep you going strong.
Entrepreneurs

10 Success Secrets of Olympic Greats

Successful entrepreneurs and Olympians have more in common than you might think. As London welcomes the newest group of world-class athletes, we rounded up the best success tips from several of the most memorable gold medalists.
Leadership

How to Think Like a Gold Medalist

The same strategies Olympians use to outwit mental obstacles can work in business as well. Here are tips to overcome three of the toughest psychological challenges.
Starting a Business

Steve Blank on Being Tenacious

A frustrating early-morning airport experience reminds serial entrepreneur Steve Blank that there's almost always a path to a goal.