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Change Efforts Can Fail Unless They’re Coordinated

We need to focus as much on <i>how</i> we drive change as what change we drive. Research we conducted at the London School of Economics suggests that resistance to change stems often from a negative experience of change leadership, rather than resistance to the change itself.<p>We know that for change to be …

Change Management Meets Social Media

While change is often in the best long-term interest of a company, it can wreak havoc on an organization’s people in the near term. Periods of change on a grand scale – crises, mergers and acquisitions, mass layoffs – can especially erode employee engagement, loyalty, and trust. In most cases, the …

Top 10 Leadership Books of 2015

Hone your management skills with the latest and greatest books on teams and leadership.<p>Over the next few weeks, I'll be revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 15th) the very best of the best.<p>So far, I've chosen the top 10 "start your …

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

There’s sometimes a disconnect between how we talk about leadership qualities (we tend to use words like <i>authority</i>, <i>power</i>, and <i>emotional intelligence</i>) and what we actually require from the people leading teams and other working groups (arguably, competence and a deep knowledge of the specific work …

Leadership

14 Things Successful People Do First Thing in the Morning

Early mornings can make people feel more optimistic and ready to tackle challenging tasks.<p>"If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>.<p>Those among us who have managed to find …

Building an Actionable GIS Change Management Plan

Change Management is a topic that leaders have been challenged with since the beginning of time. Pretty much all change faces at least some …

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The Real Way to Inspire Change is to Make Decisions

Some great leaders are charismatic orators, but others are equally effective just by assuredly making decisions that inspire change.<p>When you look at your leadership idols, you may end up feeling as if you're not as capable of inspiring change in your employees.<p>Take heart: According to an article in …

Leadership

Be Your Own Best Advocate

Romualdo Faura<p>Most seasoned managers know how to handle formal negotiations at work—with clients over contracts, with bosses over budgets, with employers over compensation. But what about all the opportunities for informal negotiations that arise? Do you know how to recognize and seize chances to …

8 Little Changes You Should Make Now For Lifelong Success

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

The End of Expertise

What if what you know didn’t matter anymore? What if knowledge became a commodity? What if everyone could be an expert?<p>Far-fetched, you think? Well, in fact, the “what if” is no longer speculative; it is here already. Talk to people in such professional service industries as private banking, …

Two Ways to Keep Your Data from Tricking You

Human beings are experts at motivated reasoning. When Chase Utley of the Dodgers broke Mets player Ruben Tejada’s leg with a hard slide into second base, Dodgers fans saw a player who was aggressively helping his team to win a playoff game, while Mets fans saw a dirty play that deserved punishment. …

9 Traits Truly Successful Leaders Should Possess

Katarina Milovanovic<p>Creative Writer Read full profile<p>Being a natural leader is a characteristic that not many people possess, though it can be …

Productivity

6 Personal Finance Lessons We Wish They Taught In School

Your children aren't going to learn what they need to know about money in school, so it's up to you.<p>Financial literacy is a big problem in the United …

Personal Finance

4 must-have skills for leaders to manage change

To survive and thrive, every organization—from for-profit to non-profit to governmental—has to know how to navigate change. But sadly, 75% of change …

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

A retired Navy SEAL commander explains 12 traits all effective leaders must have

In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win," cowritten with his former platoon commander, Leif Babin, he and Babin explain the lessons learned in combat that they've taught to corporate clients for the past four years in their leadership-consultancy firm, Echelon …

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6 Self-Help Books That -- Really! -- Help

The first month of fall makes us all want to jump-start a better, happier, healthier way of living. Here are the strategies and ideas that passed our "I tried it" test.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40<p>Like | Follow

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The 4 Leadership Traits That Translate To Business Success

New evidence that the character of a company’s leaders has an effect on a business’s financial success.<p>When leaders of large corporations step down amid controversy, their character is often called into question. Recently, Volkswagon CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down from his post when news broke …

The 4 Personality Traits Of Engaging Leaders

How well you keep your team engaged is partly a matter of your own personality.<p>Most people think of leadership as a vocation, but it’s really a psychological process–namely, the process of influencing others to put aside their self-serving agendas and cooperate for the common good of a group. …

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

Here's what happens when employees don't trust their managers

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

11 biographies to read if you want to get rich

Success is a learnable skill, self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker emphasizes in his book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." Anyone can grow to be successful and wealthy, and one of the best starting points is to read a biography about someone who's already done it.<p>"Successful people look at other …

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Buying the Dips Doesn’t Work for Everyone

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average has lurched hundreds of points up or down — mostly down — in the past few days, investors have received one constant message: Buy on the dips. If stocks go down further, buy more.<p>But that advice may not work for everyone. In fact, for some people, it could be …

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What Great Managers Do

“The best boss I ever had.” That’s a phrase most of us have said or heard at some point, but what does it mean? What sets the great boss apart from the average boss? The literature is rife with provocative writing about the qualities of managers and leaders and whether the two differ, but little …

The Explainer: Emotional Intelligence

The five components of emotional intelligence and how to improve each.

Collaborate for Real

Tom Froese<p>As business buzzwords go, “collaborate” and its derivatives are surely modern favorites. Applying for a job? Emphasize your collaboration skills. Courting customers? Promise a collaborative relationship. Wooing new hires or investors? Talk up your collaborative culture.<p>Academics, …

4 Reasons Managers Should Spend More Time on Coaching

Steven Moore for HBR<p>There are managers who coach and managers who don’t. Leaders in the latter category are not necessarily bad managers, but they are neglecting an effective tool to develop talent. We’ve been researching managers who coach and what distinguishes them. What has stood out in our …

Your Guide To Communicating With Upper Management

Getting what you want from high-level supervisors is tricky, but you can boost your odds with these tactics.<p>You walk into your boss’s office with more confidence than you’ve ever had before. You’ve never been more prepared. You know exactly what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it. …

The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF<p>Managers want employees to put in long days, respond to their emails at all hours, and willingly donate their off-hours — nights, weekends, vacation — without complaining. The underlings in this equation have little control; overwork cascades from the top of the …