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Want to Raise a Founder? Then Follow Through on Your Commitments

People who bail on their plans or don't respect others' time rarely become good leaders or good parents

When Madalyn Parker, a web developer for the software company, Olark, emailed her colleagues saying she was taking time off to attend to her mental health, she was essentially calling on her company to live up to its values.In response, rather than dissuade ...

by Jim Marggraff  | September 23, 2017 12:00:00
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Attention, bosses: Ensure your personnel’s physical, emotional and social well-being

How you can (and why you must) have work-life balance for your team, in and out of the office

In today’s workplace culture, with near-unbroken technology engagement, it’s become somewhat the expectation that employees be available throughout the day and night to answer emails, complete assignments or assuage clients.Employees are now the subject of their clients’ expectations of immediacy or their boss’ late-night messages. ...

by Gary Beckstrand  | November 16, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

This country has the happiest employees in the world

All is well for their workforce.

Are you happy at work? If you live in India, Mexico or the U.S., signs point to yes. But that does not mean happiness at work is not more widespread. In fact, a recent study shows that 71% of surveyed employees across ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 11, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to get your home running as smoothly as your business

Tip no. 1: Keep a shared to-do list with your partner.

I spend a lot of time thinking about all the ways that successful business strategies can be applied to other areas of our lives and recently—thanks to the arrival of my second son—had occasion to apply those strategies at home. Here are ...

by Matt Girvan  | May 11, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

How to manage work in an office that never sleeps

Rotate the suffering and respect the different time zones of your team.

While some companies have some remote employees, other fully virtual organizations run around the clock. With team members all over the world, there is someone online nearly every hour of the day—which is great for our customers (who live abroad). But managing ...

by David and Carrie McKeegan  | May 10, 2016 07:00:00
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5 crucial business skills I could only learn through motherhood

Fear will not hold you back, because nothing is all that scary anymore once you have had a kid.

When you become a mom, you are transformed. Your instincts are sharpened, your empathy magnified, your focus honed. Maybe these skills are the consolation prize for having a little piece of your heart ripped out, given arms and legs, and sent careening ...

by Janelle Mcglothlin  | May 08, 2016 07:00:00
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Secrets to being both an executive and a mom

For this executive and mother of two, work-life balance does not work. Instead, she goes with the flow.

There is one way in which men and women will never, ever be equal: Women can get pregnant. Men cannot.And so for ambitious, career-minded women, there is always a series of looming questions: Should I get pregnant? And if so, when? How ...

by Catherine Clifford  | May 07, 2016 11:00:00
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Moms, it's time to quit feeling guilty

Because guilt doesn't make either reality easier to deal with

This morning, as my tired 3-year-old screamed because I had to leave town and my nanny was tasked with the morning drop off at school, my insides crumbled. Upon watching this very exchange from just inside the front door, my husband smiled, commented on ...

by Carolyn Rodz  | May 07, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

How this 'bad habit' can unlock your creativity

'Procrastinating is a vice when it comes to productivity, but it can be a virtue for creativity,' says management thinker Adam Grant.

My name is Peter, and I am a procrastinator. There it is—my first step toward recovering from the disruptive condition called procrastination.For as long as I can remember, I have procrastinated on important matters. Not always because I lack the time—although that certainly has ...

by Peter Gasca  | April 29, 2016 09:00:00
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How to keep healthy relationships and still succeed in business

Because real success in business is best shared with people you love.

It is not uncommon for committed entrepreneurs to pour everything into their business. And by everything, I mean everything—because running a business becomes an obsession. Entrepreneurial fervor can dominate your daily thoughts, conversation, time and financial stability. And it can adversely affect your relationships.Related: Lifestyle Entrepreneurship Is ...

by Jacob Warwick  | April 25, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Want to be successful? Then be home for dinner

Plus, 10 more success tips to try from billionaire Ned Spieker.

Want to give your children a big advantage in life? Then give them nothing.I know it is natural for parents to want to give their children advantages they didn’t have, but Ned Spieker said the best thing you can do to help ...

by Joe De Sena  | April 24, 2016 07:00:00
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Working hard? Maybe you're burning out already

It’s not all about the money so take note of these 3 burnout signs.

Entrepreneurs, perhaps more than any other group, are always in danger of burnout. It is a constant battle to keep the proper boundaries between business, family and leisure time. Many entrepreneurs end up losing the battle. It is easy to see why.They do ...

by Garrett Gunderson  | April 24, 2016 05:00:00
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10 sleep hacks to help you live your best life

These tips can help you make the most out of your shuteye.

Nothing is good when you are tired. It is like the world is out to get you and all you can do is put your head down and wait for the day to be over. No bueno.On top of making you feel ...

by Catherine Clifford  | April 12, 2016 09:00:00