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Big Mac, smaller effort: Uber to run McDonald's deliveries in UK

Burger giant teams up with UberEats to launch trial of McDelivery service in parts of London, Nottingham and Leeds<p>Fancy a Big Mac but just can’t be bothered to get up off the sofa? McDonald’s has finally answered your prayers– if you live in parts of London, Nottingham and Leeds at least.<p>The fast …

The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 20

In Sunday's legislative election, in which President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move party (LREM) gained a commanding majority, France elected …

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 …

Mindfulness and Happiness in the Workplace

What's the connection between mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and happiness in the workplace? Or is there a connection?<p>What's the connection between mindfulness, emotional intelligence and happiness in the workplace? Or is there a connection?<p>Let's start by defining terms.<p>Each of these relate …

Emotional Intelligence

Southwest Airlines Customer Experience Leads To Customer Loyalty

My daughter, who attends college in another city, recently flew home for a holiday visit. She checked a piece of luggage before boarding her flight on Southwest Airlines. Unfortunately, when she arrived and went to collect her suitcase from the luggage carousel, she noticed that the handle was …

Herb Kelleher Quotes

Quotations and aphorisms by Herb Kelleher:<p>Power should be reserved for weightlifting and boats, and leadership really involves responsibility.<br>~Herb …

A Lesson in Reputation Management from Southwest Airlines

I’m writing this from 24,000ft and 104 miles from Buffalo, NY.<p>I’ve said it before in my article, 5 Business Lessons I Learned During My First Visit …

Good Leadership: The Changing Role of Management

One thing we will need much more of in the future, that we need much more of now, is good leadership. Leaders who understand what people now want from work, how to get the best from their employees, how to engage, motivate and retain them. And at the same time, get out of their way. The Future will …

6 Leadership Lessons from Mark Zuckerberg

ShareEmailComments<p>We all know who Mark Zuckerberg is, he is the man behind Facebook. Zuckerberg’s goal to ‘connect people’ has changed the very …

6 Lessons For Beginners In Leadership

ShareEmailComments<p>Social movements; work places; medical facilities; governing bodies; educational institutions; charitable and international …

4 Essential Keys for Entrepreneurial Leadership

ShareEmailComments<p>The legendary pioneer of innovative research on entrepreneurship, Gregory Dees, once wisely proclaimed that, “Starting a business …

Leadership

Why Did Steve Jobs Invent Apple Products? Entrepreneurial Leadership (2011)

Six Characteristics Define 21st Century Leadership

As President for the Americas and European Union Region, Odilon Almeida is responsible for Western Union’s business across 98 countries, encompassing all the companies’ products and services in three macro regions: North America, Latin America and Caribbean and the European Union. Like many who …

Leaders Win Trust When They Show a Bit of Humanity

Trust in business leadership is at historic lows, according to surveys by Edelman and the World Economic Forum. One reason might be what INSEAD professors Gianpiero and Jennifer Petriglieri call the “dehumanization of leadership”— that is, our tendency to think of leaders as either instrumental …

5 Things Real Leaders Do Every Day, According to Henry Ford

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As we start to head toward summer, many people look forward to vacation and a pace that begins to slow down, but not entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs know that when it’s hot outside, the heat is on just as strong internally.<p>Summer is a great …

How to Earn Respect as a Leader

<i>In this adaptation from his new book, the CEO of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst, shares advice for how to build credibility in an organization — especially if you are new to it, have a different background than others on your team, or are not in a position of authority.</i><p>How would you be perceived in your …

The Best CMOs Combine 4 Leadership Styles

I’ve known the Timberland brand from a tender age. My father, who was more or less raised in his family’s shoe factory in Lynn, Massachusetts, became a shoe designer. His claim to fame? He was one of the lead designers to work on that famous boot. The Timberland work boot and the now iconic logo …

The 4 Simple Leadership Secrets I Learned From Richard Branson

Takeaways from the day Richard Branson morphed into Ferris Bueller.<p>The Virgin Hotels Grand Opening Party was quite the spectacle. Comely models dressed in Virgin red were posted in every elevator to spare guests the chore of pressing their desired floor button themselves. A Father Guido Sarducci …

5 Aspects of Emotional Intelligence Required for Effective Leadership

"The ability to control my emotions and actions sets me apart from other men." -- Navy SEAL Creed<p>Emotional intelligence is widely known to be a key component of effective leadership. The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational …

Be a Leader Who Can Admit Mistakes

This might sound obvious, but if you want to build a more engaged workforce you need to, well, engage. That means, whether you are a CEO or a frontline manager, you need to be working hard to connect, face-to-face, with your people. That can mean anything from walking around and making pit stops in …

7 Things the Best Leaders Never Fail to Do

How does a seemingly ordinary woman become a super-successful business leader? What qualities do you need to reach and then effectively fill a top leadership position? And what qualities or actions are likely to hold you back?<p>To find out, Kathy Hurley and Priscilla Shumway, who are themselves …

Leadership

How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn’t

Let’s face it: some bosses are not inspiring. They don’t motivate us to perform at our best — let alone improve our skills. What should you do if your boss is too hands-off, ambivalent, or downright demotivating? How can you keep your engagement up and your own professional goals on track? Is it …

Developing Employees Who Think for Themselves

When we talk to managers about what their workers are lacking, we hear a common refrain: “We need employees who can think, not just follow orders.” The complaint is usually followed by an observation about how the world is changing too quickly to predict customers’ demands, or that competitors are …

30 Signs You Are On A Successful Path.

Why do you look for tips, tricks and ideas to hack your life? Why do you test new and exciting products and theories so that you can produce at more …

5 leadership lessons you should learn as early as possible

There are leadership courses and leadership seminars which can improve your abilities to delegate and manage strategies and teams on a high level, but there's no real substitute for experience.<p>Some professionals go their entire lives without grasping the most important fundamentals of excellent …

Everyday, Successful Leadership Starts With a “Hello”

Gallup estimates the cost of America's disengagement problem at a whopping $300 billion in lost productivity each year<p>"Hello." "Good morning." "How was your weekend?"<p>These are some of the ways co-workers greet each other. It's how the day starts and signifies pleasant acknowledgement of other team …

44 Inspiring John C. Maxwell Quotes for Leadership Success

Being a great leader is all about having a genuine willingness and a true commitment to lead others to achieve a common vision and goals through positive influence. No leader can ever achieve anything great or long-lasting all alone. Teamwork goes hand in hand with leadership. Leadership is <i>about</i> …

Motivation

Leading An Employee Who Isn’t A Team Player

You’re committed to building a work environment of collaboration and teamwork—a work environment in which all your employees work together to reach …

5 Tell-Tale Signs That You Are A True Leader

<i>Leadership is practiced no so much in words as in attitude and in actions – Harold S. Geneen</i>Back in 2009 I wrote a short article about leadership, …

8 Ways to Become Charismatic

Master the room by developing these qualities, and the world will become your oyster.<p>I have a confession to make. Years ago, when I began my career at NBC TV, I was tasked with the planning and organization of many star-studded events. It was a fun job, until the event actually began.<p>With so many …