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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: <i>For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust</i>.<p>If you agree, it's really no different in the workplace, …

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>Associate Editor, Contributed Content<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 …

Tesla

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 …

Crucial

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 …

Team Building

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, …

Leadership

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
Employee Engagement

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, …

Emotional Intelligence

Innovation: A Board Imperative

A company’s board sets the tone from the top and oversees long-term strategy. However, now more than ever, boards also must actively work to …

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 …

DeScribe

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, …

Motivation

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>Innovation is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship.<p>Peter Drucker considers it, “the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a …

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 …

Management

This May Be The Most Boring--And The Most Useful--Article You Read All Day

Why you should embrace monotony.<p>As an entrepreneur, you might be tempted to jam-pack your schedule you're doing something productive every minute of the day. But one activity you might not have considered making more room for: boredom<p>According to recent studies, boredom is a productive, regulatory …

Creativity

4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader

Leadership is simple. Don't overcomplicate it.<p>While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I …

Leadership
Sara Blakely

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say

Want a new employee to truly hit the ground running? Say these four things.<p>You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. …

DeScribe

Dispel the Myth of Work-Life Balance by Sharpening Your Work-Life Focus

Inspiration drives creativity and innovation, and it deserves your full focus.<p>One of my least favorite corporate terms is "work-life balance." Do you know anyone who has mastered this Shangri-La symmetry?<p>Technology allows us to work any time, anywhere. Although they're free from a desk and chair, …

Time Management

Robots Replaced 75 Percent of Jobs at This Warehouse but Not One Employee Was Cut

Boxed, the bulk grocery superstore in a mobile app, decided to commit to its employees displaced by robots after automating a fulfillment center.<p>Robots replaced three-quarters of the warehouse jobs at Boxed's fulfillment center in Union, N.J., the company announced Thursday. But instead of firing …

The Workplace

Public Speaking in Two Words: Be Direct

Making credible, direct statements and requests gives off the impression that you're a clear thinker.<p>Whether it's public speaking or general conversation, people tend to prattle to be polite, to warm up, and to be liked. Seventy-four percent of people suffer from a fear of public speaking, and that …

Public Speaking

How Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Build Better Teams

Being an emotionally intelligent leader will only take you so far.<p>Most seasoned leaders know that emotional intelligence (EQ) is a necessary skill for success in the role. But research has shown that one person's EQ isn't enough for an entire team. Especially when teams are comprised of people with …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Leaders Should View Themselves as Servants

Show your employees you really care about each and every one of them. Success will follow.<p>President and Partner of The Summit Group<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights</i> …

Seth Godin

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders

Do you possess this crucial leadership quality? If not, here's how to get it.<p>Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which …

Crucial

Stop Being Polite. Tackle Problems With Honesty

Reading management expert Kim Scott's work has been life-changing for me. Her push to have more open, honest communication between team members will hopefully change yours.<p>We recently had Kim Scott, a management and leadership expert hired by some of Silicon Valley's biggest tech firms, join us for …

Leadership

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 …

Leadership

If You Want to Create a World-Class Team, Research Says Focus on These 3 Things

Working effectively in a team takes different skills than working alone.<p>Everybody loves a star performer. Whether it's LeBron James, Jack Welch, or Yo-Yo Ma, individual achievement is always held in the highest regard. So it's not surprising that managers seek to stock their organization with …

Yo-Yo Ma