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Five Interview Questions To Stop Asking -- And Five To Ask Instead

If your job description includes interviewing job candidates, here are five questions to scratch off your interview script immediately:<p>1. What’s your greatest weakness?<p>2. Where do you see yourself in five years?<p>3. What’s your greatest failure so far?<p>4. With all the talented candidates, why should …

Odds Are, Your Culture Will Look Like This in 2020

The business landscape is changing. This is what the work force will demand in the next three years.<p>A recent study by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that Millennials will comprise 50 percent of the workforce by 2020. Based on the law of averages, within three years, your …

3 Key Habits Great Leaders Share

Many of the most renowned leaders in history are said to have been born with an uncanny ability to rally others around them and inspire greatness. Their stories and leadership qualities have been mythologized and they serve as beacons for today’s hopeful entrepreneurs. But there’s danger in putting …

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The 1 Thing Good Leaders Never Do

Get ready to eat some humble pie.<p>Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" …

Get to the Core of Your Organization’s Values

Your company’s <b>core values</b> define it—what your organization stands for, what its employees value and how it contributes to the community. Described in …

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

<i>“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as</i> …

Eight Inspiring Traits of a Leader

Techniques that will be inspirational and get a devoted following in challenging times.<p>Leaders are rare. It is easier to be a follower. Here are techniques that will guide you to lead your team to new heights. In a recent Leadership column, "13 Leadership Tips That Lead to Fast Growth," we explored …

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Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader: How to Change the Course of Your Career

Turning into a leader doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and strategy to develop leadership skills and put them into practice.<p>Want to be a leader? You'll have to walk the walk before you talk the talk.<p>That's the claim of Herminia Ibarra, a professor of leadership at the INSEAD School of …

5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader

There's a right way and a wrong way to lead. Why not try the right way?<p>No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably …

10 Attributes of Visionary Leaders

Visionary leadership is a <i>style</i> of leading others.There are other leadership styles, but this one is arguably the most vital for today’s business …

“Poor Communication” Is Often a Symptom of a Different Problem

Do employees complain that your company suffers from a lack of communication? That the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing? Maybe the one doing the complaining is you. Or perhaps, as many companies do, you conducted an employee engagement survey and “lack of communication” emerged …

3 Strategies for Managing Employee Relationships As Your Company Grows

A shared vision is an excellent place to start. Open communication and a stable culture are other considerations.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Alex Tonelli started Funding Circle, a platform to match investors with small business owners, in August 2010. With a small …

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

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3 Deeply Personal Things Every Young Entrepreneur Needs To Learn About Themselves (In Order To Become Successful)

Late nights, early mornings, and no excuses.<p>When people discuss entrepreneurship, most tend to forget that it is as much a journey of personal growth as it is "success." What often fails to get mentioned is that in order to actually obtain some level of success, there must be a focus on self …

14 Brilliant Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously

If your presence doesn't make an impact, then your absence won't make a difference.<p>Are you having trouble with people not taking you seriously? There are lots of irrational reasons people may have for being dismissive--your age (too young or too old), race, sex, voice, height. It may even be that …

The One Quality That Separates Great Leaders From Good Ones

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

40 Awesome Ways to Be an (Even) Better Leader

There is no better time than right now to question your current standards of leadership and set new, extraordinary ones for yourself.<p>You're a good leader. You run a good organization. You have a good product and a good brand. You have good customer service. Your sales are good. You have good people …

5 Leadership Habits of Tom Brady You Would Benefit From

Great leadership is often the difference between success and failure.<p>In what will probably go down as the greatest Superbowl in the history of the American Football, Tom Brady showed outstanding leadership and just why he is the best of all time. Coming back from a 25 point deficit in the final …

5 Reasons Most Leaders Are Not Qualified To Lead

I was selected for a leadership fast-track program at my first job after college. Entry to the program, similar to many corporate academy programs, was based on performance – meaning sales. But I expected the program to have different measurements for promotion to leadership positions. It didn’t. …

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Bill Gates's and Warren Buffett's Top Advice for College Students

In a candid conversation, the Oracle of Omaha along with Bill Gates shared top advice for young people.<p>It's not every day you get treated to a master class in life and business from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.<p>Excited chatter filled the halls of Columbia University's Lerner Auditorium this past …

6 Characteristics of an Innovative Leader

Are you sometimes confused about what type of leader you are or what type of leader you should be? You're not alone -- but you can discover how to be a better leader by following this expert's advice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Glenn</i> …

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Want to Be a Great Leader? Adopt These 5 Easy Habits

Research has identified the five most important competencies for leadership.<p>Conventional wisdom says leaders drive companies. And without strong leadership, companies have a hard time moving forward during explosive growth.<p>As we look at the current leadership landscape, however, it's rather bleak. …

After watching over 50 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think about education, business, psychology, and human behavior.<p>Here are some of …

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What You Need to Do to Become a Better Leader This Year

Let's simplify. It comes down to these 6 key behaviors.<p>As I recently wrote, researchers estimate that only 3 percent of a leader's time is spent envisioning the future.<p>Adding insult to injury, this alarming research concludes that global organizations just don't have the people in the pipeline to …

10 Powerful Ways You Can Be a Successful Leader

Great Leaders have certain traits that make them stand out from the rest. If we want to achieve what they've achieved, we have to learn to do as they do.<p>These are times that call for great leaders--people who are confident and courageous, certain in their leadership--to show us the way.<p>It's not …

An Innovative Start To 2017: 10 Leadership Steps For An Innovation Culture

If you sense that your company is losing its edge, it’s time to demonstrate your leadership by creating a culture of innovation. Here are ten ways to get started, drawn from my workshops and keynote speeches on innovation and entrepreneurship.<p>These fall loosely into three categories: making it …

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Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite)

Great leaders know the secret to motivating, inspiring, and leading their employees. And here it is.<p>The audience was polite but definitely not captivated. I was struggling to engage them. OK, to be honest, I was kinda dying onstage.<p>Maybe I was having an off day. Maybe they were having an off day.<p>Or …

10 Success lessons from Michael Jordan – “Billionaire NBA Star” for entrepreneurs

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share118<p>+12<p>Shares 132<p>Michael Jordan is definitely one of the most popular athletes of the world. He is one of the greatest basketball …