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3 simple changes that will improve your leadership style

<i>Mel Robbins is a motivational speaker and CEO of The Confidence Project, a media and digital learning company working with Fortune 500 brands, and</i> …

Personality

Wegmans, Virgin and Southwest Airlines Know the Secret to a Winning Culture | Inc.com

When the new head of sales for a large, publicly-traded firm delivered his first all-company presentation, his 33-minute presentation was interrupted by applause thirty-five times.<p>We used one of oldest psychological tools in the leadership basket--praise. We chose about thirty individuals to praise …

Team Building

Ask This 1 Simple Question to Instantly Improve Your Leadership (Which Most Bosses Are Probably Overlooking)

Depending on how you answer this question, it may forever change how you lead others.<p>Over the years I've been documenting evidence that suggests the best leaders motivate, engage, and inspire companies and cultures with (wait for it)...love. There, I said it.<p>Sounds fluffy and off-putting; to …

Green Bay Packers

New Jersey high school principal builds laundry room for students to combat bullying

A New Jersey high school principal is making headlines for his unique approach to combatting bullying and absences simultaneously.<p><b>The strategy? A laundry room.</b><p>Akbar Cook, who reportedly started the job two weeks ago, said some West Side High School students in Newark were missing as many as five …

What Is a SWOT Analysis and When Are They Done?

Whether you're starting a business or have been at one for a while, it's always good to be self-aware. And, it might just help you revitalize your …

If You Want to Build Successful Teams, Use These 12 Tips

People in every workplace talk about building the team, but few understand how to create the experience of teamwork or how to develop an effective …

3 Simple Yet Effective Ways To Teach Team Resilience

Resilience isn’t just a trait that some individuals possess. It’s a collective skill leaders can teach their teams.<p>We tend to think about resilience as something individuals learn through experience: Get knocked down and figure out how to brush yourself off, and chances are, you’ll be back on your …

Four ways managers subconsciously sabotage their own teams

Your role as a manager is to empower your employees to do their jobs well, but a few well-meaning habits can get in the way.<p>Mean, self-interested, and toxic bosses aren’t the only obstacles employees face on the job. Even the best-intentioned managers can unwittingly get in their team members’ way …

Forget building trust, focus on psychological safety

Imagine this, you are at the weekly company meeting in a room of 60 people. All of them are co-workers who you have been working with for several …

6 Highly Effective Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated

Are you starting to see some shoulders and eyes droop around the office? Do you think your team needs a little extra motivation? Well you’re …

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how …

Five Ways Students Can Use Their Cell Phones in the Classroom

Want to do something that will shock your students? Ask them to take out their cell phones in class! Usually, teachers are fighting the good fight …

The Writing Journey

One district's quest to boost the quality and quantity of student writing across the curriculum.

Teaching

Organizations Can’t Change If Leaders Can’t Change with Them

When it comes to organizational change, failure continues to be more common than success. In a survey of nearly 3,000 executives about the success of their enterprise transformation efforts, McKinsey discovered the failure rate to be higher than 60%, while Harvard Business Review conducted a study …

10 Signs Your Boss Is a Great Manager (and You Shouldn't Leave Your Job)

For starters, how is your boss's listening skills?<p>Years ago, I was a member of a politically-charged executive team with each person pulling in different directions with opposing agendas. We were a mess.<p>While that horrendous experience was short-lived, it gave me a front-row seat to witnessing …

Leadership Lessons from CEO Coach Bill Campbell

Bill Campbell, a legendary mentor and executive coach to many of Silicon Valley’s luminaries, died in April. On stage at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech …

5 Irreplaceable Traits Of Successful Teams -- Where Do You Fit?

What is the best predictor of team success? Some experts say there’s nothing more important than strong, smart leadership. A team with a great leader will always succeed, they claim…But experience probably tells you that’s not quite true. Others will claim that a fantastic culture is what sets the …

5 Life Skills Schools Don't Teach

I love what I teach, and I can’t imagine doing anything else. There is definitely something to be said for scholarly endeavor, and for instilling in …

Pedagogy

10 Things that Kill your Creativity

by Yann Girard<p>Look. I also don’t like these kinds of list posts. But I’ve done most of the things on this list recently. So I didn’t feel very …

5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math

Want to show your students the math behind online dating? Or share the equation behind Michael Jordan's legendary hang time? Or explain why honeybees …

Lead Now

12 Habits of Horrible Leaders and How to Break Them

Leadership isn't a dictatorship. If you want your employees to go the distance for you, avoid these 12 destructive behaviors at all costs.<p>In leadership, everything you do counts. All eyes are on you, even when you aren't there. Employees feel your presence throughout the day because you set the …

10 Things Your Team Needs From Your Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As leaders our most valuable assets are our employees, not our customers. We must take care of our employees so they will be inspired to take care of our customers. Yet, so often out of our own needs and desires, we forget the people who …

3 Pieces of Leadership Advice Worth Following

<i>By David Vollmer Jr.</i><p>When it comes to running a business, my best advice to any new owner, founder or executive of a company is to listen to as much advice as you can and use apply what is most relevant to your scenario. When I first started Isolator Fitness Inc., I made mistakes like ignoring my …