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Delegation Will Make You a Stronger Leader

Delegation is the sure path to get your company running at optimal efficiency. Here's how to start doing it well.<p>When you're starting out as leader of a company, you may assume you should be good at everything. You're the head honcho of every department and are responsible for the outcomes of their …

Employment

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

Imagine this: You’re a general manager for a manufacturing company and orders are up. You know you should be celebrating, but instead, you feel gut punched. Your plants are facing severe capacity and material constraints and you know you can’t fill these orders. Now you have to decide which ones to …

Management

Why the Most Productive People Don’t Always Make the Best Managers

When a company needs a supervisor for a team, senior leaders often anoint the team’s most productive performer. Some of these stars succeed in their new role as manager; many others do not. And when they fail, they tend to leave the organization, costing the company double: Not only has the team …

Leadership

The Most Important Component of an Effective Team

rawpixel / Pixabay<p>What kinds of teams have you been a part of? Maybe a sports team or theatre group, a dreaded school or work project group, or an …

Leadership

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Microbiology

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

How to Train New Managers on Microfeedback

geralt / Pixabay<p>You’ve watched this employee for a while now. She consistently hits her goals, asks for more responsibility and shows you she can be …

Management

If You Want To Your Next Presentation To Lead To The Decision You Want, Do These 6 Things

How you structure your presentation is just as important as how well you present it. If you do these six things when presenting for decision, you up your odds significantly of getting the decision you want.<p>Whether you work for a start-up and are presenting to Angel investors or a big company …

Management

Conflict in the Workplace

Some people are great at avoiding conflict in the workplace. All you need to do is keep your mouth shut or yield to the strongest voice in the room. …

The Workplace
Leadership

New Research: Senior In-Fighting Undermines Engagement And It's The CEO's Fault

In December, London Business School released a new piece of research: their 2017 Business Leaders Survey. The surveyed asked 1,248 individuals in senior positions from varying sizes of organizations across 12 sectors and 98 countries for their perspective on what are the major leadership and …

Employee Engagement

Evidence Shows Students Still Learn More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

Print's not dead.<p>Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, …

Education Technology

To Be a More Compelling Leader, Build Your Executive Brand

A strong brand is not about being flashy or superficial; it's about conveying what you stand for.<p>You've worked hard to become a leader in your organization. But sometimes you worry that you're not effective enough at conveying what's important to you or influencing others to support your objectives.<p>…

Leadership

How the Exodus Really Happened, According to a New Theory by Israel Knohl – BLARB

For anyone familiar with the story of the Exodus, it’s rather disappointing to learn of the near consensus among scholars that there is no evidence …

Theology

The Sirens In 'The Odyssey' Weren't Sexy For The Reason You Think, According To The Epic's First Female Translator

The word "siren" means two things in our modern culture: a loud, wailing, warning sound, like you might find on an ambulance or firetruck, or a sexy …

Ancient History

Take 5: A Guide to Getting Started and Succeeding with Data Analytics

Everyone wants to make solid, data-driven decisions. Yet collecting and using data optimally can often feel daunting.

Big Data

Inspire Your Team by Living This One Leadership Principle From the U.S. Marines

Only an unselfish leader can earn the trust that is essential for small teams to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>JJDIDTIEBUCKLE. No I didn't just type a bunch of random letters on my keyboard. It’s the 14 leadership principles followed by the United States …

Leadership

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Self-awareness

Can Leadership Be Learned or Are You Born with It?

People are often promoted to positions of leadership and management in the workplace without having any formal training in either. While some rise to …

Leadership

Here Are 5 Questions To Ask At Your Next Meeting

Asking questions during a meeting can lead to a better outcome. The key is to know what questions to ask.<p>“It’s not about being confrontational or adversarial, and it’s not about being indecisive,” says Laura Maness, CEO of Havas New York. “It takes confidence and courage to ask tough questions and …

Leadership

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

Debate has long surrounded the topic of whether managers differ from leaders and vice versa, and if so, how. Some companies try to train employees to …

Leadership

5 Fundamental Skills for First-Time Managers

New to leadership? Hone these time-tested skills to accelerate your effectiveness and impact as a leader.<p><i>By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), Director for Partners In Leadership, an expert and author on Breakthrough Communications, Global Human Resources, and Talent Development</i>.<p>If you're like many …

Leadership

The Lynching of Leo Frank

By Steve Oney,<i>Esquire</i>, September, 1985<p>Under the cover of the lengthening shadows of a sleepy August afternoon in 1915, five Model T’s loaded with …

Crime

Alumni Leadership Development | Your gateway to leadership development resources | Managing People

Managing People<p>If you are a first-time manager (or even an experienced manager who wants to hone your skills), remember: Your employees will be …

The Move to New Manager Is One of the Toughest in Business

People not in management often think management is easy, but I think that's far from the truth.<p>In fact, I'd say the move to new manager may well be …

Leadership

How Older Widow Spiders Seduce Younger Males—And Eat Them

Aging females have evolved a trick to attract males more interested in younger mates, a new study found.<p>When it comes to wooing the ladies, male brown widow spiders don’t always make the best decisions.<p>On paper, younger females are the better option—they don’t demand a lengthy courtship and they’re …

Insects

Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists

A new study conducted by researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau, finds that in 99 percent of neighborhoods in the United States, black boys earn less in adulthood than white boys who come from similar socioeconomic backgrounds. This undermines the widely-held belief that class, not …

Income Inequality

Research Confirms These 3 Things Are What Builds World-Class Teams

Are you missing out by forgetting these 3 things?<p>What does it take to build a world-class team?<p>Not just in business, but in every aspect of our lives? New York Times Bestselling Author, Daniel Coyle, went on a multi-year journey to get to the bottom of this question. He studied the U.S Navy Seals, …

Self-improvement

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

Weird, Elongated Human Skulls Are Evidence of Ancient "Exotic" Bride Trade

These women were strangers in a strange land.<p>If <i>Game of Thrones</i> has taught us anything, it’s that we can win political allies through sex and …

Anthropology