Cynthia Conlin

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Here’s how to stop being a jerk boss

Abusing your employees won’t pay off for too long, a new study says<p>Being an abusive boss can boost your well-being, according to a new study …

The Warrior Executive: 5 Leadership Lessons from ‘The Vikings’’ Ragnar Lothbrook

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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. …

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

Five Annual-Review Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Performance reviews shouldn’t be one awkward conversation every December. Here are the common missteps to avoid.<p>Companies like Accenture, Microsoft, and General Electric are ditching annual performance reviews for more frequent feedback sessions, but for many others the practice is a way to end the …

8 Qualities that makes you a good leaders

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share95<p>+14<p>Shares 122<p>Leadership is one of those nebulous terms — you hear it all the time but it has various definitions. The traits that …

The Importance Of Honesty And Integrity In Business

Brian Tracy shares why honesty and integrity in the workplace is one of the most important qualities of great leadership.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why is integrity important in leadership?<p>Having honesty and integrity in the workplace is one of the most important …

The Single Most Important Question You Can Ask Your Employees

As leaders, we are always looking for the right questions to ask our people. When our employees are faced with a challenge it's tempting to give them advice or to tell them what they need to do, but by doing so you impede their growth and cheat yourself from getting some potentially fresh and …

Employment

The 1 Meaningful Email You Should Write Today

Fear and doubt can permeate even the greatest organizations. Here's how leaders can take action and use language to inspire, unite, and protect.<p>After the most surprising presidential election in American history, millions of people worry what the future will hold. With so much uncertainty about the …

Seven great habits of the most successful people

Many people wonder how they can become highly successful, not realizing that they hold within them everything they need to achieve all of the success they desire.<p>Successful people are where they are today because of their habits. Habits determine 95% of a person's behavior.<p>Everything that you are …

Self-improvement

Want to Be a Stronger Leader? Listen to These 10 Podcasts

Strong leadership is about more than just telling people what to do; it's that rare but inspirational combination of enthusiasm, humility, grace, power, and wisdom.<p>Here are 10 podcast episodes that will help you stand on the shoulders of giants when it comes to developing such qualities. Taken …

Leadership

The Traits Employers Value Most in a Potential Leader

Skills, experience, and expertise are obviously important when it comes to moving forward in your career. That said, many employers look beyond those …

5 Things the Most Successful Entrepreneurs All Have in Common

What do Spanx founder Sara Blakely, AOL co-founder Steve Case, and Dell's founder Michael Dell all have in common? Besides running their own powerhouse companies, they were also all winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award--in 2002, 1994, and 1989, respectively.<p>It's an award the …

Entrepreneurship

The First Step to Becoming a Great Leader Is Becoming a Great Follower

Look up to the likes of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, but understand there is a crucial first step before reaching those heights.<p>Let's be honest, admiring the likes of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is inspiring, but it can also be intimidating. While these larger-than-life leaders show us what's possible, …

How Millionaires Plan Their Day

What are the productivity secrets of self-made millionaires? Do they think about their time differently than the rest of us?<p><b>Portraits Of Ultra Successful People</b><p>I’ve interviewed 200 entrepreneurs including over 100 self-made millionaires. Among the many highly successful entrepreneurs who gave me …

Time Management

10 Habits That Will Make You Much Happier

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to grasp. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahold of you.<p>And let’s face it, happiness and work do not always go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, …

8 Consistent Behaviors of Highly Authentic Leaders

Authentic leaders that truly walk the walk engage in these 8 behaviors every day. With intention, you too can step into your greatest authenticity.<p>In an era where virtually everyone is calling themselves a leader or entrepreneur, how can we distinguish the truly great ones from everyone else? And …

8 Mistakes Managers Make, According to Their Employees

This independent survey reveals the truth about workplace bosses, from the employees' perspective.<p>Last year, I conducted an independent workplace survey on LinkedIn and received hundreds of responses to the question: <i>"What is the ONE mistake leaders make more frequently than others?"</i><p>It obviously …

5 signs you're going to fail as a leader

Have you noticed how drastically different a Millennial needs to be led versus, say, a baby boomer?<p>I have also noticed that the best leaders have a keen sense of the things they need to avoid doing to keep leading at a high level.<p>This is the focus of my article today.<p>I'm highlighting five common …

8 Motivation Techniques Olympians Swear By

<b>Feeling motivated? Get your head in the game with these boss buys.</b>

4 Mindset Changes Successful People Adopt For Unprecedented Success

<i>You forgot to set your wake-up alarm. As you slowly come to consciousness, you begin to panic as you realize that you’re going to be extremely late</i> …

Success

Why 'Staying Silent Means I'm Happy' is Such a Poor Leadership Technique

It's more than just giving employees feedback. They need to know you are downright happy.<p>There's an email practice in business that has spilled over as a leadership technique.<p>With email, it's often true that, when we don't answer a request we mean it's a no. Our silence is the answer. I do this …

Here’s What So Many Leaders Get Wrong About Motivating Employees

<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> …

10 Time-Management Tips for Busy Executives

With a finite number of hours in the day, it makes sense to use your time as efficiently as possible.<p>Time is a nonrenewable resource, and as such, one of the most precious ones we have.<p>As a business owner, you're probably wearing multiple hats in your effort to get everything done. This makes it …

Why You Should Keep An Accomplishments List

Many of us rely on plans and to-do lists to prioritize our time and stay on track for the future, but what about after we complete those tasks and projects? Should we just check things off the list and move on?<p>It turns out there are numerous benefits to writing down and celebrating our past …

Time Management

25 Small Life Changes That Create Lasting Success

The guaranteed way to increase your luck is to increase the number of times you bet.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong on Quora:</b><p><b>Start before</b> …

Body language mistakes successful people never make

Body language plays a crucial role in our daily lives, whether we know it or not.<p>From casual interactions with strangers to more formal exchanges with colleagues; we can reveal to people what we're all about (or not about) with just a few simple gestures.<p>For confident and successful people, …

Success

Your Future Self Wants to Know What the Heck You Were Thinking!

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

How These 7 Simple Phrases Can Help You Become an Effective Leader

These simple phrases will help you motivate and inspire your team.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>The first time I had the responsibility to actually lead people, I can't remember saying a single thing that felt</i> …

Here’s What You Need to Do in Order to Be a Great Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …