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The 5 Traits That Define Great Leadership | Inc.com

Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead. These are the 5 most important traits leaders have--if you're a leader, they will transform the way you lead for mind-blowingly rewarding results.<p><b>1. Empathy</b><p>One of the …

Leadership

If Your Potential Managers Don't Have These 7 Skills, Don't Promote Them

An alarming 82 percent of the time, companies promote the wrong person.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a 2014 Gallup poll, companies, 82 percent of the time, appoint the wrong person to a management or leadership position. That's a staggering number.<p>And yet …

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style | Inc.com

In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It was a big mess.<p>Enter current CEO Cheryl Bachelder.<p>From 2008 through 2015, …

Leadership

What Makes a Good Boss? Follow This Flowchart to Find Out [Infographic]

"You never stop learning how to be a great boss," according to a flowchart infographic from Headway Capital. But having the responsibility of a boss …

Infographics

This Seven-Step Guide For Dishing Out Feedback Is Totally Idiot-Proof

Keep this in your back pocket, first-time managers.<p>Giving critical feedback isn’t easy, especially if you’re new at it. But it doesn’t need to be half as hard as many managers think. The main thing is to keep it short and specific. Every good feedback conversation has to accomplish three goals:<p>Draw …

How to Stay Positive at Work

In order to behave professionally and keep doing your work, you need to learn how to bring up your mood.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>It is important to stay positive at work in order to maintain your productivity. Sometimes it may be very hard to stay positive and see the …

13 Habits Of Super Persuasive People

Whether you're convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to put his shoes on, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.<p>Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get …

Learn the email etiquette rules every professional should know from this course

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Rawpixel.com/ShutterStock<p>If you work in a corporate setting, you probably spend a good chunk of your day sending and answering emails.<p>But has …

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

How to Get an Employee to Work Faster

There is no doubt that the pace of work everywhere has increased. We’re all expected to do more in less time. So what do you do if you have a tortoise on your team? How do you diagnose why he takes so long to get his work done? And how do you then help him understand the importance of picking up …

The Benefits of Meditation: 10 Minutes to Peace, Clarity & Focus

<b>“Meditation teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~Unknown</b><p>Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Or slightly lost? …

A 7-Step Plan for Generating Leads With Facebook Ads

Do you want to generate more leads from Facebook? Interested in using Facebook ads to promote a lead magnet? Facebook ads are a great way to build a …

Facebook Ads

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 …

Neuroscience

The 36 best ways to burn the most calories in an hour

There's a lot that goes into developing an exercise regimen — meeting your body's needs, finding something you enjoy, and figuring out what will have enough impact to make a difference to your health.<p>If you're crunched for time, one of the ways to measure that is to figure out how much energy a …

The Military-Tested Planning Tool All Business Leaders Need to Try | Inc.com

The United States military is a highly proficient machine that can execute a mission in any corner of the globe. If you were to analyze each successful implementation of this impressive organization you would find at its core a simple planning process, regardless of mission type.<p>And guess what?<p>This …

Business Development

Sometimes Money Isn't The Best Employee Motivation

It’s that time of year again, when many managers work through the ritual of company-required employee performance appraisals and then will meet individually with each employee in January to discuss their 2016 accomplishments.<p>But if your budget hasn’t been increased for 2017, what can you do to …

Employee Engagement

7 Marketing Tips To Create A Demand For Your New Product

Creating a new product is an exciting venture, especially if market and consumer research has revealed a need, but comprehensive solutions aren’t available yet. Customers want solutions for their problems, but they can’t quite identify what they need. This is where you come in.<p>If you launch a …

Marketing

What workers crave more than money

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>For older workers, a pay raise is great. But what many really, really want, in the words …

7 Tips to Increase Employee Happiness and Productivity

The benefits of a happy staff are obvious and self-evident. Aside from the numerous studies that link employee happiness to greater productivity in the workplace -- a fact that any disgruntled employee could have told you for free -- an unhappy workforce simply makes for a miserable …

20 Free Must-have Tools for your Zero-budget Content Marketing Campaign

According to the <b>Digiday Content Marketing Summit</b> in early 2016, one of the biggest challenges most content marketers have been facing is the shortage …

Most people go about networking all wrong. Here’s how to do it right.

People starting a business or looking for a job are often told to “network.” They dutifully follow that advice, attending countless networking events and drinking many coffees — and yet accomplish nothing.<p>Sadly, the advice is flawed, because it doesn’t distinguish between networking and building a …

Entrepreneurship

The Fierce Yoga Flow That Feels Amazing After A Big Night Out

<i>We're pumped to present our favorite story of the week from our pals at POPSUGAR Fitness!</i><p>While plenty of people swear by Bikram yoga, but I believe …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

8 Reasons Why Your Sales Reps Hate Their Job

Is your company pushing top sales professionals out the door?<p>When it comes to sales, I've just about seen it all. I spent a 13-year career in B2B technology sales and account management before making the leap to starting my company. In those roles, I worked with startups all the way up to Fortune …

Deutsche Bank CEO memo to staff: Sometimes you should just ignore all the hierarchy

The CEO of Deutsche Bank, John Cryan, sent a memo to employees, telling them to "be more daring" and make decisions without waiting for their bosses to tell them what to do.<p>According to a memo seen by Business Insider, he said employees should stop doubling up on work and come up with …

The retail industry is panicking over Sports Authority's bankruptcy

The collapse could spell trouble for retailers.<p>Bloomberg reports that Sports Authority's collapse has made retailers concerned about the way they have been operating.<p>"You could make the argument that given the state of retail, everyone's going to be analyzing — whether or not it's retailers or …

Sleep Like This To Ward Off Back Pain At Night

Plus, how to fix 8 other common sleep complaints.<p>If you’re among the nearly 20 percent of people estimated to have chronic back pain, you know it’s not fun.<p>One thing that might help relieve the tension? A good night’s sleep, experts say. But there’s a catch. An aching back, neck or shoulders makes …

Sleep

Top 10 Networking Party Icebreakers

So often networking happens at cocktail parties and so often it ends up being boring and unproductive. Here is how to throw a gathering that is both fun and useful.<p>So many organizations set up cocktail parties in hopes that their members will connect and get to know one another. Unfortunately these …