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The Hidden Qualities And Tiny Tricks That Make Someone An Influential Leader

Some leaders seem only interested in themselves while others fall all over themselves apologizing. The best find a balance between the two.<p>Experts say you only have a few seconds to make a first impression. What exactly happens in those few seconds that determine whether someone likes or respects …

The Essence of Leadership in Five Letters

Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller capture, “The Secret,” of leadership in five letters, SERVE. The beauty of SERVE is inescapable simplicity and …

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10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone

How to get people to do what you want--no arm twisting, blackmail, or other slimy trick required.<p>Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire.<p>I know this from experience. When I first got involved in the American Society of …

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7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was <b>trust</b>. The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was …

The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions

Leaders that try too hard to win people over are the ones that end up losing the respect of their employees – especially when it’s not genuine. The most memorable leaders know how to naturally make a good first impression. They are mindful of what most employees do and don’t expect of them and want …

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.<p>It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem …

What Makes An Influencer? 5 Things Marketing Superstars Do Differently

Content marketers throw around terms like “influencer” and “thought leader” a lot – but what do these things really mean?<p>To me, being an influencer …

Marketing

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

23 Psychological Lifehacks To Give You An Advantage

There are more than 40 million Americans alone in poverty who struggle daily. Something that should be easy, such as cooking a meal, can be extremely …

How to Present to a Small Audience

It’s easy to associate delivering presentations with standing in front of an audience and gesturing toward projected slides. However, many meetings or pitches involve fewer than ten participants in a room, where everyone remains seated and walks through the same slide deck together. This is quite a …

7 Traits of Likable CEOs

Here are the key traits of likable CEOs that can help make you more charismatic, more respectable, and, ultimately, more successful.<p>Whether you're in charge of a multinational corporation or you're the founder of a small startup, being a CEO is stressful. You're the final decision maker and …

10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention

First you must grab your listeners' attention--then you need to hold it. Check out these simple ways to do both.<p>In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the …

How To Sell Yourself In 30 Seconds And Leave People Wanting More

Whether you're at a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or run into Warren Buffett in the elevator, quickly persuading others to think you're the most interesting person they'll meet is no easy task.<p>"Most people can't present what they've done effectively," Paul McDonald, a senior …

Public Speaking

To Build Influence, Master How You Enter a Room

An airline industry executive has been promoted regularly for more than two decades because he’s good in a crisis. He’s cool, competent, and authoritative when the rest of the team is panicking. But now he finds himself in charge of a huge swath of the company — and a large number of employees. And …

How To Win Friends And Influence People In The Digital Age

Throughout human history, the predominant way we’ve built relationships is through real-time conversation. This throne is about to be taken over if it hasn’t already been.<p>As I wrote about in Why Creating Content Trumps Face-To-Face Meetings, the new king of the land is content.<p>Beers at the bar has …

17 Things Great Leaders Always Say to Their Employees

Want to be a great leader? Say these phrases to your employees.<p>Quick, name your favorite boss of all time. I'll wait here for you to think of him or her.<p>Playing Jeopardy music.<p>OK, do you have the answer?<p>Now think about something that boss told you that stuck in your brain. Maybe it's an encouraging …

To Be a Brilliant Leader, Mindset Is Everything (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to brilliant leadership, there's no cookie-cutter mold for success. Vastly divergent styles can work equally well, which explains why many of our most respected leaders in business and tech often fall on opposite sides of a …

Leadership

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.<p>Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a salesman who traveled the countryside, peddling his wares. Everyone loved his product except the evil king, who wanted to do away with …

10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People

Charisma isn't something you have. It's something you earn. Here's how.<p>Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in.<p>We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally …

4 Mental Skills Every Business Leader Needs

Do you have the right smarts to make your company a success?<p>It takes a lot of smarts to run a small business, but not just any smarts. Four specific mental skills, or "intelligences" will help make any entrepreneur more successful, according to Valeh Nazemoff, a management consultant and author of</i> …

7 Tips for Incredibly Persuasive Presentations

Persuasion is the goal for the vast majority of presentations. Here's how to persuade with power while creating immense value for your audience.

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

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