Monthly Archives: April 2015

Think Like a Teenager

Mattie J.T. Stepanek wasn’t exactly a typical leader. A poet, peacemaker, five-time New York Times bestselling author, hailed by Oprah, Mattie was only 13 years old when he -- like his three younger siblings -- died from a rare form of muscular dystrophy. Few entrepreneurs achieve the impact Mattie did in his short life. And yet Mattie’s…
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Behaviors of Smart People

They make smart decisions. Smart people know their actions have consequences. They also know that they have to earn business results one decision at a time. In other words, a few smart calls won’t make you omnipotent. Consistently making good decisions takes discipline and focus. They learn from their mistakes. From our first steps to…
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3 Questions to Ask in Every Interview

1. Why should we hire you? Sure, it’s a cliché, but the question’s strength is in the follow-up. “The phrase ‘Tell me’ is a powerful one,” Lust says. “Tell me more about that. Give me some specific examples.” 2. How would you train someone to do this job? “It gives them an opportunity to share their technical expertise,”…
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Secrets of Happy Entrepreneurs

1. Create your ideal environment. This is your chance to forge your own position within the company. You’re the boss. You make the rules. You set the hours. Take care to construct an environment that’s going to make you happy, and if you find that environment isn’t cutting it, don’t be afraid to change it.…
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