Motivation

Entrepreneurs

Michael Bloomberg's 7 Steps to the Top

As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. Here are Mike Bloomberg's seven ways to the top.
Entrepreneurs

Oprah Winfrey's 3 Steps for Success

As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. See if you can spot an inspiring tip or two.
Entrepreneurs

How High is Your Entrepreneurial Pain Tolerance?

Getting through the often arduous startup period can be difficult for any entrepreneur — let alone someone who's starting up for the first time. Here's how to get equipped for the long haul.
Starting a Business

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

There are some advantages to starting a new business in a downturn. On the reality-TV show Jump Shipp, host Josh Shipp helps would-be entrepreneurs take the plunge.
Growth Strategies

10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

Not sure what to buy for your hard working employees this holiday season? Check out these suggestions.
Leadership

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO

Jim Sinegal, the CEO of the third-largest U.S. retailer is retiring next year. Here are five key lessons entrepreneurs can take away from his legacy.
Entrepreneurs

Learning to Embrace Failure

A young entrepreneur's ability to embrace failure is paramount to his or her long-term success in business.
Leadership

Motivating Gen X, Gen Y Workers

A primer on how to get the most out of younger employees
Growth Strategies

Keep Employees Motivated After Downsizing

What to do when you have fewer employees and the same amount of work
Growth Strategies

5 Employee Motivation Myths Debunked

Recognition--not money--is the real motivator in a down economy.
Growth Strategies

Cheap Ways to Motivate Your Team

In a recession, keeping morale high is essential.
Marketing

Constructive Criticism

Don't get bummed by negative feedback. Instead, get fired up and motivated to do better.
Leadership

9 Ways to Develop Team Motivation

Take a cue from the ancient Greeks to help steer your employees to success.
Growth Strategies

Ownership: The Ultimate Motivator

Encouraging employees to take ownership of their work will result in better customer service and a stronger company.