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The Single Most Important Attribute of Leadership According to this Famous CEO

They might call him "Neutron Jack," but his answer to the most important attribute of leadership will surprise you.<p>There are many successful CEOs we can learn from. Take Eric Schmidt growing Google, Howard Schultz scaling Starbucks, Bill McDermott taking SAP to the Cloud, and Jeff Bezos changing …

How To Manage The Four Strong Personalities You See In Meetings

We’ve all got our quirks, and most of us bring strengths and some weaknesses to the teams to which we belong. But there are four strong personalities that stand out for their ability, both positively and negatively, to impact team dynamics, especially when it comes to meetings.<p>There are the</b> …

Leadership

The 8 Keys to High-Performing Office Culture: The Best Employees Take Cues From Great Managers

There's no linear equation to follow when creating a high-performing culture. Rather, organizational success is a byproduct of the right conditions.<p>Nearly 70 percent of CEOs now recognize culture as one of the greatest sources of competitive advantage. Whereas company processes, technology, and …

5 Mistakes That Make Teams Really Dysfunctional

Building a strong team is essential to working well together and getting good things done.<p>While we all know that building a strong team is essential to working well together, we all make mistakes in the process that ultimately set us up for failure rather than success.<p>When trying to put together …

20 Habits of Highly Successful and Effective Leaders

Effective leadership is the difference between mediocrity and greatness.<p>About six months ago I wrote and article on the 20 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Leaders which proved to be very popular, over half a million views and shares. Which got me wondering what do people want to know most. What to …

Ten Signs Your Boss Is Failing At Their Job

New managers are typically tossed into the deep end of the pool and told to swim. Most organizations do not prepare managers well for their first supervisory roles.<p>The time-management aspect of a management job alone is a challenge for most people.<p>When you step into your first management job, there …

Why Trying To Be A People Pleaser Makes You A Bad Boss

Sure, you want everyone to get along. But trying to make everyone happy can ruin your reputation.<p>Over a decade ago, business performance consultant Ryan Estis transitioned from being a salesperson out in the field to being a manager. He moved from an environment where it was his job to make …

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5 Ways to Impress Your New Boss

<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> …

6 Daily Habits of CEOs You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Easy actions any leader can adopt to better connect with the team.<p><i>By Liz Valentine, CEO, Swift (a POSSIBLE agency)</i><p>Being a competent CEO is one thing. Being a likable CEO is something else entirely--and it can seem like an impossibly abstract task.<p>Studies have shown that it's a special challenge for …

10 Unique Perspectives on What Makes a Great Leader

Great leaders adapt to their surrounding environments and empower the team to succeed together.<p>All business owners and executives have varying experiences and perspectives on the approach and qualities necessary for effective leadership. And not all situations require the same type of leadership …

The Surprising Character Trait That Managers Say Will Guarantee You a Promotion

It beats decisiveness and competitiveness.<p>Your career path is filled with important moments. Like when you decide to quit a job. Or when you take a …

How to Lead So Others Follow

Getting promoted or starting a venture so people get paid to do what you say doesn't make them followers. Here's what does.<p>Most people think to become a leader, you just get promoted or start a venture until you have a team below you: the bigger the team, the more people reporting to you, the more …

What Does Leadership Mean? Ask a Fifth Grader, Not Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo exploited their community of customers, and even a fifth grader can tell you that's not leadership.<p>I used to be kind of cynical about what I thought of as the "leadership industry." In my graduate education, I think I had to take at least three different courses on various aspects of …