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Four Personality Styles All Leaders Need to Recognize

What exactly makes someone a good leader? It's a tough question to answer, largely because there are very few personality traits that are universal to all of them. Think of Gandhi, Napoleon, George Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr. - undeniably four of the greatest leaders of all time, yet …

5 Things That Make Innovative Companies Different - Center for Creative Leadership

Innovate or die — everyone says it, but few organizations know how to make innovation happen.<p>CCL recently compared organizations that are effective …

Innovation

What Work Cultures Around The World Can Teach Us About Leadership

What do Ikea and Volvo have in common? Aside from both companies hailing from Sweden, they share the Scandinavian tradition of <i>Janteloven</i>, or the Law of Jante: a series of rules that, in essence, command self-effacement and humility. In much of Scandinavian society, including the business culture, …

Achieve Your Leadership Aspirations

Ask most executives and managers if they are great leaders and you’ll hear, “No, but I have every intention of becoming one!” Aligning time, skills …

Leadership

6 Habits Of Aspiring Leaders

If you want to lead, you can’t only be good at the job you already do. Start brushing up on your leadership skills right now.<p>Facebook wouldn’t be Facebook had Mark Zuckerberg decided to stay a programmer. At a certain point, anyone with talent and a great idea needs to stop executing and start …

Hands Down, This Is the Best Kind of Leader!

Extraverted or introverted; serious or humorous; approachable or distant; leaders come in many different styles. Unfortunately, unlike purchasing a car, you can't pick what style best suits you, nor can you trade it in for a different model, and there is definitely not a lemon law. Reality …

3 Simple Steps To Becoming A Leader

I’m constantly amazed at the number of people who tell me, that they are not leadership material, or who believe that leaders are born rather than …

5 Traits of Successful Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you are a small business or startup, restaurateur or retailer, the difference between success and failure across industries stems from one word: leadership. Those in charge truly set the stage for success. Without the presence of …

When this happens, you know it’s time for a new job

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

What to Do When You Don’t Trust Your Team

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Do you trust the people on your team? It’s an uncomfortable question to ask, because as good leaders, we work hard to create a supportive environment and earn the trust of the people who report to us. But what if <i>you</i> don’t trust <i>them</i>? Again, as a good leader, you’d have to be able to have an …

How to Develop Your Own Leadership Skills

<b>Five Tips to Rev Up Your Mobile Job Search</b><p>In the working world, it’s part of the deal that when you rise in the hierarchy, you eventually end up …

The 11 Questions Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Ask Themselves

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a leader, you can and should expect to be questioned, not just on the decisions you are making and why you are making them, but also on your very character. If you don’t want to be blindsided by someone else’s opinions, then you must …

10 Common Leadership and Management Mistakes: Avoiding Universal Pitfalls

© iStockphoto<br>Freder<p>There'll be no need to be embarrassed if you watch out for these popular mistakes.<p>Experience is the name every one gives to their …

3 signs your job is in serious danger

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

Beautiful, Captivating Landscapes That Will Give You A Sense Of Wanderlust

<b>Rie Miyoshi</b> has a life that we all envy. Born in Malaysia and raised in Japan, she moved to Hawaii to further her education and has since moved back …

The 4 essential practices to engage employees

According to Gallup’s most recent research, in the United States, active employee disengagement costs $450 billion to $550 billion per year.<p>Globally, …

Employee Engagement

How to Motivate Your Team - One Question You Must Ask

When you think about having energized, motivated teams, if you're like most leaders, you will focus on your people, or maybe their surroundings.<p>But if you want to lead energized, motivated teams, the first place you want to put your focus is on yourself...and specifically, on your motivations.<p>You …

Planning on the Left Side and Managing on the Right

In the folklore of the Middle East, the story is told about a man named Nasrudin, who was searching for something on the ground. A friend came by and asked: “What have you lost, Nasrudin?”<p>“My key,” said Nasrudin.<p>So, the friend went down on his knees, too, and they both looked for it. After a time, …

7 Traits Every Leader Should Avoid | Inc.com

In any type of managerial role or as an entrepreneur, your leadership skills will directly impact the growth and ultimate success of your company.<p>There are certain qualities and actions that prevent individuals from being effective leaders. Below are seven characteristics that poor leaders often …

Employment

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