Caroline Dimitian

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Want to get rich? Here’s what 7 millionaires were doing in their 20s

At what point do you know whether you’ll be financially successful? If these seven millionaires (and billionaires) are any indication, the answer …

If Your Employee is Underperforming, Don't Delegate the Problem

As a leader, people issues will always be your most challenging. Here's how to spot true underperformers - and why you shouldn't hire someone else to boost their performance.<p>As a leader, firing someone is one of the toughest parts of the job. I've had to do it more times than I'd like, and it's …

6 ways to get feedback you can actually use

How many times have you received the same response when you have asked for feedback?<p>You ask someone whom you think will tell you the truth, “How did …

How Companies Can Make Their Workers Happier

It seems like a straightforward proposition: Treat your employees well and they’ll work hard for your company, which will lead to superior financial …

You Can't Be a Great Leader Until You're a Great Enabler

Great leaders know how to set aside their own ambitions for the sake of others.<p>I used to be the bad kind of enabler.<p>You may know what this means. I sometimes "enabled" others by letting them get away with things. Family members, friends--they knew who to hang out with and who to share their secrets …

Mentoring

Why This CEO Plans Out Every Minute of His Day -- Even Time to Think

XO Group CEO Mike Steib shares his secrets to successful leadership.<p><i>In this series, Leader Board, we speak with CEOs, managers, founders and others who lead organizations to learn what makes them tick, what they look for in new hires and even where they eat lunch.</i><p>From the moment he wakes up, Mike …

Team Building

I’ve Been A Manager For Over 10 Years. These Are The Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned

Managing is much more about learning than it is about knowing.<p>As an entrepreneur and founder, I’ve been building teams and companies for more than 10 years, leading everything from operations and strategy to community development and fundraising.<p>Most recently, I cofounded the shared office space …

Self-improvement

The Greatest Communicators Have Mastered the Power of the Pause

Are you a speed talker or a slow speaker? Either way, the most success comes when you learn the power of the pause.<p>Silence can speak louder than yelling. If you really want to be heard, if you want to enhance your leadership skills to the next level, learn the power of the pause.<p>The pause was …

Public Speaking

7 Things That Trustworthy People Do Differently

Want to prove that you're deserving of a high degree of faith and confidence? Take a cue from these habits of exceedingly trustworthy people.<p>Trust. It's a crucial element of every successful relationship -- whether professional or personal. But, as important as it is, that doesn't necessarily mean …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

A leadership expert explains why everyone should do the 'friends test' before heading into a job interview

I've fumbled the "tell me about yourself" part of at least one job interview -- it's harder than it sounds, guys!<p>So I was intrigued by the idea that …

Employment

This simple speaking trick can make you more influential at work

If you've ever been interrupted at work, you know how frustrating it can be.<p>And if you've been the culprit, it could hurt your reputation over time, …

Leadership Is A Juggler’s Act

Someone said, “leadership is a juggler’s act”. Indian corporates are constantly evolving, creating new leaders, with BW Businessworld hot on their …

How To Become A Lady Boss And Show The Glass Ceiling Who's Boss

The phrase “the glass ceiling” is now nearly 40 years old. In 1978, it was coined by Marilyn Loden to describe the barrier between women and the higher echelons of the working world.<p>While some speak of the glass ceiling as an artifact of history, women across the world are still being obstructed …

Five Dead Giveaways That You're Working For An Insecure Boss

You might think that by the time someone ascends to the ranks of the C-suite or becomes a VP of this or a Senior Director of that, said person has some measure of confidence in their own leadership abilities. You’d be wrong. Boardroom paper tigers are a dime a dozen and once you’re able to spot …

Leadership

4 Companies Share How to Instill Hope in Employees

One CEO pushed initiatives without sharing the company vision. That caused employees to doubt her. So, she changed.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The term "hope" is future-oriented: It’s defined as the belief that the future will be better than the present. …

Speak up more, brainstorm with everyone and don’t take that difficult boss personally

<i>This is part of a series of Q and As with leaders at news organizations. I asked leaders to think about the challenges they face in their news</i> …

How to Build a Next Generation Leadership Team

You never know when you might need to replace a leader, but you can be ready when the time comes.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The best leadership teams contain a healthy dose of in-house talent, where leaders have developed institutional knowledge that only …

The "Be Attitudes" of Building Trust in the Workplace

Trust is not a given. In fact, it's gained over time. Here are the most important ways to earn it.<p>Not to be confused with the biblical reference to the beatitudes shared in the Sermon on the Mount, these "be attitudes" are suggestions that you may consider adopting to help you and your colleagues …

6 Powerful Ways to Make Anyone Into A Great Leader

The function of a leader is to produce more leaders, not more followers.<p>If you work or study in the field of leadership, you already know there's a glut of information and ideas. We already have thousands of articles about leaders and leadership, and countless thoughts on what leadership is and …

3 Things Great Leaders Do That Achieve Amazing Results

How engaged, excited and empowered is your team?<p>When it comes to leadership, it's good if you have great personal qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., but at some point, you have to achieve results.<p>Results are the benchmark of success and to do that you have to be able to …