SMART Business & Entrepreneurship

7 Ways to Make the Rest of 2013 Amazing

ROARING OR BORING | Kevin Daum The year is halfway done. Are you on track to meet your year end goals? Here are some ways to make sure you blow through the finish line by December 31st. The older I get, the faster time flies. A month seems to go by like a day. It’s hard to […]
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Secrets to Lasting Success as an Entrepreneur

BY NADIA GOODMAN Successful people will often tell you that luck and hard work got them where they are. But under the surface, there’s much more going on. People who rise to top of their fields have a lot in common. Learning what sets them apart can help you find lasting success in your own business.   Jeff […]
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How to Work with Someone You Hate

Working with someone you hate can be distracting and draining. Pompous jerk, annoying nudge, or incessant complainer, an insufferable colleague can negatively affect your attitude and performance. Instead of focusing on the work you have to do together, you may end up wasting time and energy trying to keep your emotions in check and attempting […]
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Don’t Aim to Be Popular, Be Effective

Janine Popick Managing your employees is not a popularity contest. When you remain focused on real goals so will they. As the leader of my online marketing companyVerticalResponse, I wear a lot of hats and do many things. The one thing I’m not down with is being in a popularity contest because this isn’t high […]
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Core Leadership Skills That Are Mandatory

Creating and building a business is not a one-man show. It requires a team effort, or at least the ability to build trust and confidence among key players, and effectively communicate with partners, team members, investors, vendors, and customers. These actions are the hallmark of an effective leader. Accept Responsibility Accept responsibility for all actions. Everyone […]
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8 Ways to Be Smarter

Jessica Stillman Intelligence isn’t simply a fixed quantity, a learning expert explained in a talk recently. How smart we are is powerfully affected by our situation, and that’s something we can control. Somewhere along the way in life you’ve probably taken an IQ test and were give some number as an answer. That figure — […]
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Three Ways To Make Personal Growth Your Top Priority

Ram Charan There is no more important question for knowledge workers and leaders right now than this: “Is my personal growth in tune with the changing external landscape?” You must see personal growth as an urgent necessity to prevent your personal obsolescence. We are living in the most competitive business environment the world has ever […]
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5 Traits of Bad Bosses

Face it, we all have had bad bosses or seen what a bad boss looks like. Nothing can destroy company morale and culture as a bad boss, it’s contagious. For those of you that have watched the cult-classic Office Space, a bad boss can be a micromanager that only cares about pointless tasks, or a […]
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Advice Worth $20,000 A Minute

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab (not the financial guru Charles Schwab), Andrew Carnegie’s right-hand man and president of Bethlehem Steel, wanted to increase his efficiency and that of his management team. John D. Rockefeller Sr. suggested Schwab meet with Ivy Lee, a well-known efficiency expert and his personal consultant. Schwab was extremely busy, […]
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