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How the Entrepreneurial Spirit Reduces Turnover

Millennials with entrepreneurial spirit

Are you worried about turnover? If not, you should be. Do you think poor employee engagement is the reason? This isn’t the case.

4 Leadership Styles of America’s Favorite Bosses

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Glassdoor recently announced the winners of its annual Employees’ Choice Awards for the “Highest Rated CEOs of 2015.” The top 50 list includes some of today’s largest company CEOs, like Larry Page, Mark Zuckerburg, Jeff Weiner, Howard Schultz, Tim Cook, and John Legere. The top eight notables received a 95 percent or higher employee approval rating. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be recognized on one of these lists? Glassdoor CEO, Robert Hohman, said that “Gaining the trust and approval of an entire workforce is one of the most difficult yet rewarding responsibilities for any leader.” Earning trust and approval are very difficult to gain, especially from an entire roster of employees, but there are other ingredients these CEOs rely on that attribute to their success.

Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Game Changer: “The LeBron Effect”

Hiring a game changer like LeBron James

The 2015 NBA finals are well underway. After only one season back with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James’ effect on ROI for the Cavaliers and the city of Cleveland has proven to be well worth the paycheck he receives. In a recent TLNT article, Dr. John Sullivan shared the amazing impacts since “hiring” LeBron, a term coined “The LeBron Effect” by Time Magazine.

5 Hiring Tips to Retain Top Talent Today

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Employee turnover is more than just the emotional loss of saying goodbye to a familiar face. Recruiting and replacing an employee is an expensive process. There are the immediate costs of interviewing and training a new employee, as well as the long-term harm and loss of morale from losing a top performer.

4 Ways to Keep June Gloom Out and Productivity In

Man at desk dreaming of vacation

I’m no weather woman, but it appears that Texas has finally overcome its gloomy weather, with clear skies and scorching sunny temps in the forecast for the rest of the week. Keep in mind that just because it’s not wet and dreary outside anymore, doesn’t mean that “June Gloom” can’t move through your office. It’s summertime and the livin’s easy… unless your workplace is populated with unmotivated daydreamers who seem to be “doing time” instead of work. Unfortunately, this description is common to many companies; luckily for you, we have done the research and have come up with a few solutions.

The Psychology of Productivity and Postponing Procrastination


A recent article in The Atlantic offered psychological advice about how to increase productivity. “Instead of delaying gratification, [people] act as if they prefer their current self’s needs and desires to those of their future self,” said psychologists Neil Lewis of the University of Michigan and Daphna Oyserman of the University of Southern California. 

5 Questions a Successful Entrepreneur Can Answer

wordcloud entrepreneurship

If you’ve ever watched Shark Tank, you know there’s a lot more to being successful in business than just having an ingenious new product or offering. Evaluating whether to become an entrepreneur can be daunting, as it involves not only generating customer demand but also strategizing how you will outshine your competition on an ongoing basis, and how you will fund your business. A demonstration of entrepreneurship being no easy feat, statistics show that about half of new start-ups in the U.S. fail in the first five years. So how do the successful entrepreneurs do it?

3 Signs it’s Time to Reevaluate Your Company Culture

Board room meeting.

With all the media attention surrounding Fifa’s recent scandal, it’s hard not to cringe at the panoptic repercussions of its leadership’s actions. The adverse circumstances imposed on innocent employees of the organization, the sponsors, and the internationally celebrated sport, are a direct ripple effect of a company culture gone wrong.

The State of Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Today


Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you know what it takes to break into messy world of entrepreneurship? This infographic provides insight into the current state of entrepreneurship in the U.S. today, as well as the top ten industries for entrepreneurs based on sales growth.

The eBook below offers advice to equip you with the latest facts about entrepreneurship, as well as offer guidance to help you along your journey of being in business for yourself, at whatever stage you may be.

Watch the video and learn how Jen evaluated whether or not to go into business for herself!

Five Steps to Transform Bad Leadership

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Do you think you’re a horrible boss? Probably not. But your employees might. According to a survey, 38 percent of employees ranked their management at the lowest possible level on a scale of 1-5 (17 percent ranked their boss at five). According to another study, employees typically leave their job for one of four reasons:

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