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Management Vs. Leadership: Five Ways They Are Different

For years we were taught that management has to do with forecasting, budgeting, planning and controlling. Managers were taught to manage, not to lead.<p>New supervisors and grizzled management veterans were taught how to assign work to subordinates, how to evaluate their teammates’ work, how to …

Leadership

The 15 Crucial Steps Needed To Achieve Financial Independence

Just about everybody wants to become financially independent – so why do so few people get there?<p>One of the secrets to attaining financial independence is that it doesn’t usually “just happen”.<p>It starts with a detailed plan, and a willingness to commit to that plan.<p>To help you get going in the …

The Fabulous Life Of Bill Gates, The Richest Man In The World

Gates has been a public fixture ever since he and Paul Allen started a computer revolution in the 1980s. He has all of the toys you would expect from the world's richest man, from a private jet to a 66,000-square-foot home he nicknamed Xanadu 2.0.<p>Yet as his wealth has grown, Gates has done more and …

How To Increase Your Profitability

When will your business become profitable? Next month? Next year? Mike Michalowicz, author of Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine, says it should be today. “I always thought that I could run my business on the idea that I …

How to Get the Best Out of the Worst Performer on the Team

Think about the teams you’ve worked on throughout your career. Was every member of the team strong? Or were some, well, weaker than others?<p>Intuit’s</i> …

University of British Columbia

Three Advantages Successful People Have That You Can Cultivate Too

Successful people have obvious advantages over the rest of us. These range from being born into a wealthy family to education, gender, race and even having nurturing parents.<p>But if we were to put those aside, which ones are advantages they weren’t necessarily born with? What if we controlled for …

4 Common Money Philosophies (And What They Say About You)

Struggling with your finances? Your deepest held beliefs about money might be to blame. Which "script" do you follow?<p>Keeping your business and personal finances in order can seem like it's all about the math--how much income comes in versus what expenses go out. But, while addition and subtraction …

5 Things Successful Leaders Do in a Crisis

Running your own business can be difficult, and sooner or later it's going to test you. Here are the traits you'll need to remain a successful leader during those challenging times.<p>A lot of people believe that the true leadership capacity of a person is tested during times of crisis. Performance …

17 Things Every Successful Leader Says Every Day

Great leaders know that their words have a powerful effect on their employees. You can go from good to great by using these phrases regularly.<p>Successful leaders get that way because they have a positive attitude, and they know how to build strong and enduring relationships with their employees. …

Inc. 500 2014 Survey Results: How the Top CEOs Really Think (Infographic) | Inc.com

<i>Inc.'s</i> annual check-in with the nation's top private-company CEOs shows how owners got their start and how their views on innovation and social media have changed.

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What Leadership Will Look Like In 20 Years

Let’s face it, most of us are addicted technology futurists. Who doesn’t enjoy speculating about what technology marvels will be commonplace in the coming decades? Will it be 3D printing? Artificial intelligence? “Singularity”? All are buzzwords of the emerging technology future.<p><i>But what about</i> …

20 Ways to Become a Better Leader Right Now

Good leaders don't just happen overnight. I should know. I spent a decade trying to be one.<p>It all started in 2001.<p>My role as a leader in business had reached a pivotal point. I was managing about 50 people in three large teams, just a couple of positions away from the CEO of a major retailer, …

10 Traits Of Great Business Leaders

Whether you’re a freelancer, small-business owner, or full-timer, to climb the ladder, you must know how to lead the pack. Are you destined to be the big boss or be bossed around? To find out, take a look at these 10 characteristics shared by great business leaders:<p><b>1. Persistence, Persistence,</b> …

7 Ways to Become a Better Leader

Do the following 7 things regularly to develop yourself as a leader and earn the respect of your employees, followers, and mentees.<p>Becoming a great leader doesn't have to be a soul-searching journey, nor is it dependent on your natural charisma. Instead, through a series of relatively simple …

15 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation

Banish public speaking nerves and present with confidence.<p>I’ve been doing a lot of presenting recently, and I have no problem admitting that it’s tough. For those not born with natural eloquence, public speaking can be remarkably nerve-racking.<p>We can’t all deliver the next Gettysburg Address, but …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Everyone needs some inspiration, and these motivational quotes will give you the edge you need to create your success. So read on and let them inspire you.<p>As entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think actually matters. If we are seeking success, we must …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we've found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day

People judge you by what you do--and by what you say. Here are nine phrases that should roll off your lips every single day.<p>Your words are among your greatest tools. They're a window into your vision, your values and your abilities. So, whether you're running a giant organization or just trying to …

20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip

Trust what these leaders say about good leadership. They are experts on the topic.<p>Good leaders all have one thing in common: They know how to seek advice. It's a bit like parenting. No one who raises a child for the first time understands the job perfectly. You have to keep learning and growing. …

11 Things Successful People Do On Sunday Night

In fact, a 2013 poll conducted by Monster.com found that a whopping 78% of surveyed adults worldwide experience the "Sunday-night blues" on a regular basis.<p>Sundays are the dreaded conclusion to a relaxing reprieve from our chaotic workweeks — and many of us get a twinge of melancholy just thinking …

Success

The Roots of Becoming a More Effective Leader

If I had my way, any face-to-face leadership development program on the planet would first start with the facilitator showing a picture of General Sherman.<p>No, not General William Tecumseh Sherman – military strategist and General of the Union Army during the United States Civil War in 1861 through …

Leadership

6 Tips for Writing a Persuasive Speech (On Any Topic)

By far, the best way to learn how to write speeches is to read the great ones, from Pericles’ Funeral Oration, to Dr. King’s Mountaintop speech, to …

8 Skills Every Great Leader Must Master

No one said that leadership is easy--it's not. But by mastering the skills of great leadership, you can be much more successful.<p>No one said that being a leader is easy. In fact, it can be quite a challenge--even for the smartest and most-accomplished among us. While some make leadership look easy, …

7 Things Every Great Boss Should Do

Your company's success depends on your employees' performance. And that performance depends in large part on your commitment to modeling these seven virtues.<p>Management fads come and go, but some things just don't change. The fundamental values of good leadership and management determine just how …

Employee Engagement

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58 percent of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?<p>When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health …

Happiness

10 Amazing Secrets of Happy and Successful Leaders

Too many of us are missing a critical element when it comes to our lives--happiness. Read on for the amazing secrets of the happiest leaders.<p>We talk about happiness as if it were a thing to be discovered and acquired.<p>But happiness can never be found externally. It is not a possession to be acquired …

8 Things Great Leaders Say in Times of Tumultuous Change

The more you tailor your communication to the different ways people receive information, the more it will resonate.<p>Change is one of the few certainties an entrepreneur can count on in business. It comes in many different forms--whether hiring a new employee or moving to a new office or merging with …

Are you prepared for the leadership gap?

Millions of Baby Boomers are getting ready to retire, many of them from high-level corporate leadership positions, leaving plenty of C-suite …

Employee Engagement

5 Leadership Skills You Must Have to Succeed

You may think of leadership skills as something that belongs to corporate culture, but they're just as critical to any entrepreneurial business.<p>Starting a business is a concentrated experience. Everything you do is more immediate, more definitive, more tied to your eventual success.<p>It's critical …

Leadership