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6 Principles for Exceptional Leadership Straight From the Army

I got my hands on the Army's "leadership bible" and dug in so you can dig in on the front lines of powerful leadership.<p>There are plenty of corporate CEO's that have cut their leadership teeth in the Army. And the army is known to produce more skilled leaders than perhaps any corporation.<p>So I …

Leadership

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said to Always Ask These 3 Questions to Determine the Perfect Job Candidate to Hire

Want to build a great team? Jeff Bezos told Amazon employees to ask themselves these simple questions before making any hiring decision.<p>Jeff Bezos and Amazon are known for many things. A juggernaut of a flywheel. Drones. Amazon Web Services. Relentless expansion.<p>But while Amazon is undeniably a …

Jeff Bezos

How to manage remote employees

Making remote work an option is an investment that can pay off for employers and employees alike. Companies that embrace telecommuters can recruit the best talent without geographic constraints. Employees who have the opportunity to work from home or another remote location are, according to …

Project Management

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Management

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

Spirituality

This Negotiating Strategy Is Painfully Awkward, But It May Get You More Money

Silences may seem awkward, but you can use them to your advantage.<p><b>Awkward silences can work to your benefit in salary negotiations, according to Melissa Dahl's book "Cringeworthy."</b>• <b><br>Too many people make the mistake of talking too much -- and sabotaging their own chances of success -- when they're</b> …

Body Language

The Real Secret to Working With 'Difficult' People

Difficult people are simply people who don't feel safe.<p><i>How do I get what I want from difficult people? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nicole Gravagna, PhD Neuroscientist,</b> …

Quora

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

My Company Grew 800 Percent in a Year After I Made This Mindset Shift Grow

The surprising thing about being grateful for what you have is how much more you end up getting.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to rapid growth, there are lots of strategies you can implement. But what if I told you that the strategy responsible for …

Happiness

1 Interview Question That Reveals the Right Job Candidate, Regardless of Intelligence or Experience

You should always aim the bar high for hiring your knowledge workers. This question will tell you who they really are.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, once gave sound hiring advice:<p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

What Do Employees Want From Their Bosses, Exactly? This Study Sums It Up in 1 Simple Sentence

While you'll think this is a no-brainer, the reality is it's also a powerful motivator to get employees' commitment.<p>A piece of reality I often alert my readers in management roles to is the fact that, way too often, employees don't get the one thing so many of them want the most: <i>Being recognized</i> …

Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits

Countless studies have confirmed that trust is the one human behavior you cannot afford not to have for your business to profit.<p>Tell me if you agree with this statement: For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust.<p>If you agree, then know that it's really no different in the …

The 6 Simple Steps Elon Musk Uses to Solve Any Problem

You learned these steps in elementary school, but do you ever actually use them?<p>There were all sorts of fascinating tidbits in Neil Strauss's fantastic <i>Rolling Stone</i> feature on Elon Musk -- hints about the Tesla Truck, the man behind the genius and more.<p>But for an entrepreneur looking to emulate …

Elon Musk

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don’t compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do — only that you will be forced to respond. Even though they don’t …

3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People

No matter how smart they are, one of the keys to motivating your smartest workers is to develop them.<p>If you've been charged with managing a group of really smart and savvy employees, you have your work cut out for you. Smart people obviously know they're smart, which works to their advantage. They …

10 Simple Questions The Most Exceptional Leaders Ask Themselves (To Discover Their Values)

Values make and break leaders.<p>Each leader is unique. I've worked for and been inspired by a wide-range of leaders--some of whom were silent and led by example. Others who, through their display of confidence, put others at ease. And some who embraced their authoritarian values, ran a tight ship, …

Jeff Bezos says the technique he uses to keep from wasting time at meetings can seem 'strange' to new employees

There are lots of reasons this happens, but many times it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, you can provide all the resources your team needs for a productive meeting, but this won't do any good unless people take time to review and think things …

Jeff Bezos

7 Foolproof Ways to Communicate with Millennials (and, Surprisingly, Everyone Else)

The secret sauce is actually no secret.<p>Of course you know by now that Millennials represent the largest generation in U.S. history. That must be why the rest of us are obsessed with the generation born between 1980 and 2000:<p>We analyze who they are and what makes them tick.<br>• We worry about whether …

Infographics

7 Brilliant Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

If your work demands close contact with people you'd like to avoid, knowing how to respond to them in case of conflict will save you a lot of headaches.<p>One thing I know for sure is that there will always be drama in the workplace, it's inevitable. If human beings and communication are involved, …

Innovation: A Board Imperative

This blog is part of the 2017 NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit series.<p><i>by</i><p>, Lorrie Norrington is a Board Member and Operating Partner at Lead Edge …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

In Just 7 Seconds, You Can Sell Your Product, Your Company, Your Cause--or Yourself

The fastest way to get your point across? Take the elevator to the movies.<p>Let's pretend, for a moment, that this whole Twitter thing never happened. And while I'm at it, I'm going to vaporize Facebook posts, Instagram, and even Snapchat.<p>My reason for annihilating social media is not that I think …

These Are the 7 Things That Drive People to Get Things Done, According to Psychology

In today's rapidly changing business environment, working hard is not enough. Here are the motivators that get things done and lead to success.<p>Why do some people you know at work consistently get things done, while others never seem to finish anything? It's certainly not all about intelligence, …

Successful Leaders Cultivate Accountable Employees

Fostering ownership in the workplace leads to greater employee engagement. The first step to achieving this goal? Cultivate a culture of accountability.<p><i>By Craig Hickman (@HickmanCraig), Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development</i><p>Employee engagement is fostered, not forced, and it …

Employee Engagement

Creating a Culture of Innovation Starts With the Leader

The leader plays a critical role in creating the right environment for innovation to flourish.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innovation is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship.<p>Peter Drucker considers it, “the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit …

Innovation

Every Entrepreneur Faces the Same 5 Challenges. How You Handle Them Depends on Your Personality Type

OK. You have a great idea, but can you transform it into a great business? Here is some insight into what it takes to be a winner.<p>As an angel investor, I get approached regularly by aspiring entrepreneurs who can talk endlessly about their latest great idea, and little else.<p>While I recognize that …

Entrepreneurship

This 10-Year CEO Study Reveals a Key Behavior of the Most Successful Leaders

Exhibiting this one behavior makes you an astonishing 12 times more likely to be a high-performing CEO.<p>Ten-year CEO studies conducted by a team of psychologists, economists, statisticians, and data scientists don't come along every day (but still more offers for a 0 percent APR credit card do--the …