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Are You Capable of Leading Leaders?

It's one thing to lead a team. But leading a team of leaders presents all sorts of unique challenges. See if you are capable of exponential leadership with this assessment.<p>Some of the most difficult people to lead are leaders themselves. Leaders are strong-willed, passionate, and opinionated, and …

Leadership

What’s the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016?

<i>One of the most commonly asked questions when delivering training on OneNote is 'which version should I use?' The aim of this blog post is to dispel</i> …

How to Go From a Good Idea to a Great Execution | Inc.com

1. Define your telos.<p>Telos, from Greek, is an ultimate aim or core function. A knife's telos is cutting, a writer's telos is writing or telling stories. Marshall's telos is giving.<p>What is yours? Knowing your telos helps you be precise about your purpose.<p>2. Prototype your idea.<p>Goldsmith didn't go …

Exponential Finance Conference

Bosses need our empathy and help

Everyone likes to moan about their manager, but unhappiness at work often goes beyond venting to colleagues over sandwiches or a pint. A 2015 US …

Leadership

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

<b>Somebody once told me the definition of hell:</b><p>'On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.' — …

Motivation

Building Critical Thinking Skills to Solve Problems at Work

One of the leading challenges that companies face in the coming decade is the use of critical thinking skills in the workplace. The ability to use …

Management

Vlog | 4 Tips for a Smooth Employee Termination

Employee Termination.<p>Today I want to talk to you about smooth employee termination. It is never a fun topic but a critical one. Here are some tips on …

Online Privacy

Bold Leadership: Your Voice Matters

Bold leadership is nothing new, but it is “an imperative for companies across all industries both to successfully navigate digital transformation and …

Leadership

How Taking Risks Evokes Leadership Success

As a leader, I've always done what I believe in, I've always followed my heart.<p>In business, I've learned that while answers may need to be in black-and-white, there's also my answer. And, though my answer may be different, maybe even a bit risky, it's my risk to take and it's my outcome to …

Self-improvement

Leaders Treat Goals Like A Company [INFOGRAPHIC]

Infographics

Ten Signs You're Leadership Material -- And Ten Signs You're Not

Dear Liz,<p>There is a supervisor job becoming available at my company in December.<p>Part of me wants to apply for it. The supervisors here have a lot more visibility into the company’s plans and a lot more input than the rest of us have. The job is in my own department, where I’m already very familiar …

Employment

Here's 1 Leadership Trait that Only the Smartest Bosses Will Understand | Inc.com

Those on the path to good leadership should raise the bar high -- very high. I say this because walking the higher road of integrity with eyes watching your every move in the 8-5 fish bowl can be a very lonely place.<p>But here's the hard truth of leadership: When leaders display the rarefied strength …

Employee Engagement
Leadership

The 5 C's of Great Leaders | Inc.com

<i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Consultant at Partners In Leadership</i><p>Upward movement is a challenge, especially for women competing to ascend the ranks in a male-dominated company. Instead of fighting so hard to get to the top, there's another approach to becoming a great …

Leadership

The Extraordinary Reason Exceptional People Avoid Mediocre Friends (They Rewire Your Brain) | Inc.com

You're told entrepreneurs are loners, and that visionaries go it alone. To be successful, you've heard you must leave naysayers behind and surround yourself with others who think like you. Is there really any truth to this? What's the science behind why the right crowd can propel us ahead, while …

Entrepreneurship

Here's the Kind of Person You Should Always Be Hiring--No Matter the Job | Inc.com

Company culture is a personality. While it may start with the CEO's vision, it ends up developing a life of its own, evolving and maturing based on a unique set of tangible and intangible components. These include the people, values and behaviors in the workplace, your company's purpose, and even …

Team Building

5 Brutal Truths Every Entrepreneur Must Accept In Order to Succeed | Inc.com

Whether we're rebranding after 20 years in business or still working on the paperwork for our LLC, there are a few undeniable truths we must all keep in the forefront of our minds if we want to achieve our highest level of success.<p>The way we speak to ourselves and others, the pressure we place on …

Motivation

4 Things to Remember When You're Recruiting Goal-Oriented Talent

Think that work-life balance, remote work opportunities and unlimited PTO are primarily what candidates are looking for? You're wrong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Work-life balance, remote work opportunities and unlimited PTO: When any of us picture young talent and …

Recruitment

Strengthen Your Team by Getting on Your Employees' Level

Work isn't a vacation or a playground. So, de-emphasize the perks. Perks can attract employees, but they won't keep them around.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Contrary to what some employers think, it doesn't always take office perks such as Google's nap pods or …

Employment
Employment

What to say and do when conducting your first performance review

"On the other hand, if you leverage the performance review to celebrate successes, communicate improvement, and coach the employee to embrace higher …

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You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next

We’ve all been there: the fluorescent light flickering above, your stomach in knots, voices at the table becoming raised, including your own. Nearly everyone experiences difficult conversations at work, whether with peers, managers, clients, or direct reports. We know they are difficult …

Employment

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do) | Inc.com

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.<p>Yet culture doesn't just happen. It takes …

Leadership

5 Incredible Things That Happen When You Focus On Results And People | Inc.com

People often debate what makes a better leader: the no-nonsense, results-focused type or the motivational, people-focused type. New research has provided the answer--neither.<p>James Zenger surveyed over 60,000 employees to see which leadership characteristics made leaders "great" in the eyes of their …

Employment

3 Ways to Be a Transformative Leader, Regardless of Your Job Title | Inc.com

It's hard to open your web browser, check social media, or read the news these days without being bombarded by negativity. From politics to business, it can seem like organizational culture is overwhelmingly driven by fear.<p>The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. Instead of motivating …

Employment

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say | Inc.com

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. Knowing how to do a job is certainly important, but approaching a job with …

Employment

Putting the Success in Your Succession Plan

5 steps to ensure that the transfer or sale of your business is right for you, your business and your family.<p>Succeeding in business requires sound decision making guided by logic and objective analysis of the facts. That said, many business owners say their best decisions are the ones made on …

Manage Your Emotional Culture

Before leaving work each day, employees at Ubiquity Retirement + Savings press a button in the lobby. They’re not punching out—not in the traditional sense, anyway. They’re actually registering their emotions. They have five buttons to choose from: a smiley face if they felt happy at work that day, …

Employee Engagement

How to Make Everyone On Your Team Feel Like They Belong | Inc.com

As much as we would all like to think assembling a diverse team will magically bring exponential results, it often doesn't work that way.<p>Having a team with differing backgrounds, experiences, and ways of thinking can help you produce superior results as you serve your customers better. But it takes …

Leadership

3 Habits of Exceptionally Productive Leaders

How to lead without being a boss and how to be productive without getting everything done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity isn't about getting <i>more</i> done, but about getting <i>what matters most</i> done. With this in mind, here are three habits productive leaders do …

Time Management