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The Four Most Important Words in Leadership

In 1954 J.W. “Bill” Marriott Sr., the founder of the Marriott Hotel chain, invited then U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to hunt quail on his family farm in Virginia. It was a cold, rainy day, with driving winds and freezing sleet.<p>The group – which included Bill Sr.; President Eisenhower; a …

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This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

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5 Unspoken Rules That Lead to a Toxic Culture

There are enough rules to worry about at work; we shouldn't have to sweat the unwritten ones, too. But if left unaddressed, they'll tank the culture.<p>The fact that toxic workplaces are the fifth leading cause of death may not be overtly known by leaders, but many are starting to at least intuit that …

Leadership

Try These 12 Strategies If You Need To Stop Micromanaging

For new and experienced leaders alike, one of their biggest management challenges is learning how to properly delegate. Those who struggle with delegation often come off as micromanagers, leading their teams to feel over-scrutinized and distrusted.<p>Most employees don’t appreciate being micromanaged, …

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Top-Performing Leadership Teams Use This 1 Decision-Making Hack

Think about your team. Think about each person on your team. Do you trust them?<p>What makes a high performing team? It's not intelligence. It's not seniority.<p>Google recently discovered that the highest performing teams are the ones with two characteristics:<p>Individuals are able to sacrifice something …

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Is Your Emotional Intelligence Authentic, or Self-Serving?

It’s possible to fake emotional intelligence. Similar to knockoffs of luxury watches or handbags, there are emotions and actions that look like the real thing but really aren’t. With the best of intentions, I’ve seen smart leaders charge into sensitive interactions armed with what they believed was …

Emotional Intelligence

Build Really Strong Teams Using These 5 Uncommonly Powerful Secrets

Teams are an extremely powerful and important tool for getting the most out the most important resource you have: your human resource.<p>One of the most difficult challenge for business leaders is to get the right group of people together on a team that will deliver the results you desire for your …

The Most Important Leadership Skill You Probably Never Learned

Complex problem solving is an essential leadership skill. Leadership consultancy Zenger Folkman recently surveyed over 300,000 managers and found it was the second most-important competency for effective leadership (next to inspiring and motivating others). The 2016 OECD Survey of Adult Skills …

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How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

World's Greatest Leaders Are Masters of This 1 Skill

True leadership is not about having all the answers<p>Over the years I've held many leadership roles. I've been a small business owner, a founder and a CEO. And in each of these roles I believed it was my job to have all the answers.<p>I believed investors demanded a complete understanding of the market …

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills | Inc.com

What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great leadership, to an extent, can be personal and subjective to the follower, there are universal principles …

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Why This Type of Intelligence You Probably Haven't Heard of Might Be the Most Important | Inc.com

It used to be that cognitive intelligence was the king of the hill in terms of importance. Then emotional intelligence showed up. But now Cornell University's professor of human development, Robert J. Sternberg, says "successful intelligence" likely matters more than all the other intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

How to use 'purposeful venting' to get what you want at work

When Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was forced out, it was, in part, because he vented at employees, customers and drivers. We understood his behavior to be an indicator of something much worse.<p>Wouldn't you prefer a well-mannered boss, someone who takes time to understand, sympathize, perhaps …

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

“There’s no team without trust,” says Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google. He knows the results of the tech giant’s massive two-year study on team performance, which revealed that the highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be …

When your most motivated employees become quiet!

Tim McClure, Professional Speaker and Brand and Leadership Consultant, noted: “The biggest concern for any organisation should be when their most …

The Dark Side of Resilience

Resilience, defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events, is a highly sought-after personality trait in the modern workplace. As Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant argue in their recent book, we can think of resilience as a sort of …

How Cultures Across the World Approach Leadership

1 Sign to Immediately Know Someone Has the Gift of Leadership | Inc.com

When you think of the word "transparency" in business and the workplace, what immediately comes to mind? Do you cringe at the possibility of being that open? That, perhaps, coworkers, direct reports, or even customers will perceive it as a weakness, and take advantage of you or your position?<p>Heck, …

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Master the Art of Owning the Room (It Could Get You Promoted) | Inc.com

Holding power in a room requires possessing a point of view. Even if you're expanding upon and ideating live, your POV is a way to create differentiation and clarity.<p>Too often, professionals fail to express their point of view and opt to play nice and be polite instead.<p>Having and stating an opinion …

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How Managers Drive Results and Employee Engagement at the Same Time

Is it possible to be a high-standards, results-driven leader while at the same time building an engaged, fun-to-work-with team? Many people would contend that doing either of these things well makes it almost impossible to succeed at the other. And yet our examination of 360-degree assessment data …

26 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to …

5 Questions to Ask About Corporate Culture to Get Beyond the Usual Meaningless Blather

There aren’t many leaders who would disagree with the idea that a healthy, productive culture is a defining element of business success. Yet I’ve seen so many companies with lofty-sounding “mission statements” and “core values” that have the most toxic workplaces imaginable. I’ve met so many …

I spent 3 years training fighter pilots at the real Top Gun — and it taught me a lesson all elite organizations understand

It exposes Navy and Marine Corps pilots to the most demanding training scenarios in fighter aviation, led by some of the most talented pilots in the world. Top Gun instructors are the very best in naval aviation, hand-picked to teach at a legendary school and charged with preparing pilots for air …

How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of a small investment firm, I was surprised by the finding, but as I …

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much …

17 Things That Freak Out Your Employees (If You're Doing Any of Them, Stop) | Inc.com

Once you hit the leadership ranks, all eyes are on you. That's because for your employees, they use you as a barometer of how things are going. They look to you for clues on the stability of their employment.<p>For that reason, you have a greater impact on employee morale than you may realize.<p>What you …

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Neuroscience Says These Are the 8 Best Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace | Inc.com

It's the foundation behind the happiest marriages and the intangible quality that makes the best teams click. Put simply, it's the key ingredient to all successful relationships.<p>It's called trust.<p>But how do you really gain another person's trust?<p>Paul J. Zak, professor of economics, psychology, and …

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7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …