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Flexible Leadership: Learning to Lead and Manage

It’s time to put an end to a decades-long debate.<p>For years, leadership consultants have discussed the differences between leadership and management …

Management

What to say when the hiring manager asks 'What's your greatest weakness?' in a job interview

If you're not prepared, it can trip you up and throw you off.<p>Bernard Marr, a global enterprise performance expert and best-selling business author, writes in a LinkedIn post that the reason some interviewers like to ask about weaknesses is to gain insight into how self-aware you are.<p>"The most …

Employment

5 Essential Job Interview Questions Every CEO Must Ask

The first months of every new year is when much of the hiring is done. In order to get the best hires, always remember that it's not so much the answer, but more about the way a candidate answers the question.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout</i> …

Employment

3 Signs Of True Leadership

I’ll never forget a conversation I had with a sales rep while running my first company many years ago. It was my job to motivate and inspire her to set, reach and hopefully shatter new sales goals. It was important for our bottom line and important for her sense of professional worth. One night, we …

Team Building

Ten Things Always To Do On LinkedIn

LinkedIn is an incredible tool, even if my kids call it “Facebook for old people.” LinkedIn has over 300 million users, and it’s an amazing source for business information and advice.<p>If you’re a job-seeker, you can use LinkedIn to find open positions, research prospective employers (including your …

Employment

“Get a blender”: 10 habits to take your life into the stratosphere of greatness

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What habits have changed people’s lives?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur and writer with 10 years in technology. Founder of CEO Lifestyle.</i><p>When I was seventeen, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. …

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

Stanford University

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management