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WATCH: How To Start A Business By Lying To Yourself

Posted 07.24.2013 | Small Business

America's small business climate is tough, but author AJ Jacobs says there's one simple way for entrepreneurs to give themselves a leg up -- self-delu...

Turning Lessons 'Listed' Into Lessons 'Learned'

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Clearly failure is a universal experience. Yet the stories illustrated that how a person responds to failure says much more about him or her than the failure itself.

How to Escape From Bad Decisions

Adam Grant | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Think about the last time you waited for 45 minutes at a restaurant, and there was no sign that your table would be ready in the near future. You should have probably headed to another restaurant, but you'd already waited 45 minutes, so how could you leave?

Why LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Makes Time To Do Nothing

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.03.2013 | GPS for the Soul

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner finds time every day to do nothing. And as one of the most powerful executives in the tech world, it's certainly not because ...

Business Should Always Be Personal

Matthew Ricketts | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business
Matthew Ricketts

If you are CEO or a new entry-level employee, be a real human being at work. What do I mean? Be authentic, be yourself (as long as your genuine self is a nice person who cares about others, this will work; iyou are a genuine jerk, please disregard).

In U.S. Opens and Business, Consistency Fuels Victory

Kai Sato | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Kai Sato

The U.S. Open offers the business world a valuable reminder: facing tremendous competition and extreme pressure, consistency fuels victory.

Gestures to Avoid in Cross-Cultural Business: In Other Words, 'Keep Your Fingers to Yourself!'

Gayle Cotton | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Gayle Cotton

People from every culture, including various country leaders and several U.S. presidents, have been guilty of unintentionally offending people from different cultures through the use of inappropriate gestures.

The Top 10 Tips for Women in Business Series: Tip Two

K. Day | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
K. Day

Here is the second in my series of Top Ten Tips. Tip Two: Be aware of your Head Tapes (what you say when you talk to yourself) Every morning when yo...

The 5 Rules to Not Suck at Social Media If You Are in Sales

Katie Lance | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Katie Lance

That type of posting in social media -- whether it is Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn doesn't work. So what's a sales person to do who wants to expand their network, reach the decision makers, and at the ends of the day -- close more sales?

Job Search Power Games

Roger Wright | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

You might be hiring. You might be part of a larger system that hires. Or you might be looking for work. Is there a way that the sharing of power could work for you? Is that even possible?

How To Write A Thank You Letter

Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.17.2013 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

You hold in your hands a letter. Not an email, not a Facebook message, not a DM. An actual, physical missive. It is an epistle, of the ilk our fathers and their fathers once wrote. In short, this is a real "brick and mortar" affair you are looking at.

Your Voice Is Your Business

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Your language is a huge part of your branding, and it is one of the areas where you can be most transparent and authentic with your audience. So, why are you playing safe and holding back?

Pricing Pressure Is More Common Than Catching Fire

Ian Altman | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

Avoid the urge to Stop, Drop, and Roll. Instead focus your team on the notion of Stop, Swap, and Trade. What tools have you found to be effective in dealing with pricing pressure?

5 Reasons Why You Should Seek Rejection

Robert D. Smith | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Robert D. Smith

By making rejection my goal, I got to the point where "No"s meant absolutely nothing to me. I was eating them for breakfast. Worrying about rejection became a thing of the past. And when that happened, the "Yes"s started rolling in, one after the other. Sounds crazy, right?

Five Hidden Company Killers

Jack Garson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Jack Garson

Some company killers are obvious. Competition. Obsolescence. Too much debt. They're sexy problems. They make the headlines and you're already aware of them. But there are hidden threats that you don't even know exist.

How to Become Indispensable at Work

Felix Tarcomnicu | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Felix Tarcomnicu

Do the best you can to come up with excellent outputs on time and within the budget allotted for you. Illustrate your rapport with your team and make an effort to bring the best in them. Through this, you are not just building a good reputation for yourself but also for those of your teammates.

7 Steps To Starting Your Own Business Over 50

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The New Retirement Thinking of starting a business? You’re not alone. According to The Kauffman Foundation, an o...

It's Not Who You Know, It's How They Feel About You

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Success in most fields is built on deep relationships -- think of them as your human capital. The truth is, your relationships at work are key to your success, as much as or more so than your knowledge or experience.

You're Building a Business -- But Can You Sell It?

Jack Garson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Small Business
Jack Garson

You can build a business that people will clamor to buy. It takes know-how and discipline. Here's the info -- you supply the willpower.

Positioning: Why Argo Didn't Need a Fat Guy in a Bikini to Win an Oscar

Peter Sheahan | Posted 05.27.2013 | Small Business
Peter Sheahan

In distilling the value of what you bring into a single simple phrase, you force yourself to be razor sharp in communicating your offer. And the sharper you are in refining that value, the easier it is to engage your target market.

What I Learned About Image From Miss America Ericka Dunlap, Part One: Preparing for the Big Event

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In my quest to reinvent myself as I turn 60, Ericka had become my image and confidence coach and I was dying to learn the secrets of poise and style so that I could be a better leader and teacher by changing my image. As an image coach, Ericka's skill set was perfect for what I needed.

Why You Shouldn't Tell Your Boss Everything

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

There aren't enough hours in the day to brief the boss on everything. You have to figure out what's important and what's not. Get it wrong and you may have a war on your hands.

Packaging -- How to Land Yourself on Time Magazine's World's 100 Most Influential People List

Peter Sheahan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Small Business
Peter Sheahan

We've all heard the notion that a single great idea has the capacity to change the world. But in truth, ideas don't manifest change. People do, specifically people who can elevate those ideas by clearly articulating how they can be put into practice in the real world.

10 Top YouTube Channels for Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.05.2013 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

What is your favorite YouTube channel for business building tips and why?

How To Use Your Personality To Succeed In Business

Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty

What can you do to make your business as successful as possible? The key might not be logging more work hours, but instead logging more relaxed face t...