Improve Your Communication Skills at Work With These Tips and Watch Your Productivity Soar

Improve Your Communication Skills at Work With These Tips and Watch Your Productivity Soar Clarity in communication is key to everything. Photo: Getty Images As an entrepreneur, you know how important communication at work is. And in order to successfully work with others, you need to clearly communicate your ideas, thoughts, and goals to others in a way that’s … Continued

1 Thing Smart People Do to Boost Their Willpower, Determination, and Odds of Success

1 Thing Smart People Do to Boost Their Willpower, Determination, and Odds of Success Not sleep. Not nutrition. And certainly not self-talk. When you need to stay the course, make sure you don’t do this. Photo: Getty Images Achieving any challenging long-term goal requires perseverance. Determination. Staying the course. Obvious? Absolutely. But no less true. So what makes … Continued

3 Hard Questions No One Is Asking About A.I., but Everyone Should

3 Hard Questions No One Is Asking About A.I., but Everyone Should At recent high-profile tech event, VCs, entrepreneurs, and big-tech executives discussed A.I.’s potential–and its drawbacks. Photo: Getty Images A.I. is a powerful tool, but it can also bring negative consequences for those who work alongside it or are affected by it. It has already cost some … Continued

How to Make Better Decisions, Faster

How to Make Better Decisions, Faster Daniel Kahneman, John Smoltz, and A.J. Pierzynski on why data and analysis are important, as long as you also develop a feel for whatever game you play. Photo: Getty Images Contemplation and reflection are important, but nothing ever gets done until you actually get started. In business (and in life), a bias … Continued

3 Habits for Effective Coaching and Building High-Performing Teams

  3 Habits for Effective Coaching and Building High-Performing Teams How coaching can unlock performance and growth. Photo: Getty Images No one person has every leadership attribute because different seasons call for different skills. One of the most overlooked leadership skills is coaching. Early in my career, I sought advice and mentorship to help learn the ropes and gain … Continued

How to Build an Advisory Board to Protect and Grow Your Company

  How to Build an Advisory Board to Protect and Grow Your Company Harness expertise, gain accountability, and unlock strategic wisdom from board members who have already been where you aim to go. Photo: Getty Images Kent Lewis, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Portland, Oregon, is the founder of pdxMindShare, an online career community focused on Portland … Continued

Harvard Research Shows Using 1 Word Dramatically Increases Your Ability to Build Consensus and Buy-In

  Harvard Research Shows Using 1 Word Dramatically Increases Your Ability to Build Consensus and Buy-In Swapping one word for another changes the nature of the conversation, and its outcome. Photo: Getty Images Some people are unusually persuasive. They influence — in a good way — the people around them. They make people feel a part of … Continued

How to Unlock Your Business’s Growth Potential

  How to Unlock Your Business’s Growth Potential Ten sources for continuous business growth. Photo: Getty Images The pursuit of business growth is a fundamental goal for every business. However, for investor-backed companies, particularly those supported by venture capital (VC) or private equity (PE) investors, this pursuit becomes even more critical. With investors seeking substantial returns … Continued