Douglas Wortham

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The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Hiring is by far the biggest concern we hear from founders. Finding the right people to work at your company is high-stakes. Poor performers can take …

When It Comes To Success, EQ Trumps IQ Every Time

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Self-improvement

Top 10 Reasons Leaders Fail | Inc.com

I have had the good fortune of working with thousands of leaders since co-founding a leadership consulting and training firm in 1999.<p>Here is what we have found to be the top 10 derailers of leadership success.<p><b>Have all the answers.</b> (instead of asking all the questions)• <b><br>Not connecting with the person</b> …

Leadership

9 Easy Ways to Show Your Employees You Value Them | Inc.com

Employees who feel appreciated feel valued.<p>And when people feel valued, they're more likely to go above and beyond for the organization. They're quicker to hold themselves accountable for their part of a project. Most importantly, they're happier in their roles, which means they're less likely to …

Employee Engagement

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Successful Leaders Do Any of These 4 Things Daily | Inc.com

Whenever I deliver keynotes on leadership topics, I make sure to touch on the most important aspect that a leader needs to become truly exceptional: valuing his or her people.<p>If that has triggered your own thinking about whether your employees are truly valued, there are proven ways you can raise …

Leadership

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to …

Body Language

10 Millennial Leadership Qualities That Contribute to a Positive Office Culture

How a Millennial workforce can actually improve your day-to-day atmosphere.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are countless stories in the media complaining about how the Millennial generation is lazy, demanding, overconfident in their abilities, difficult to manage …

There Are 2 Extreme Leadership Styles. Knowing Which Way You Lean Can Propel Business | Inc.com

<i>By Craig Hickman (@HickmanCraig), Author, Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development, Partners In Leadership</i><p>When you're a leader, it's all about how others perform. Holding others accountable makes or breaks your reputation as a leader. So, your style matters.<p>Partners in …

Leadership

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Responsibility (With True Team Leadership) | Inc.com

Creating work environments that are conducive to producing good, high-quality work is trickier than it might appear at first sight. In workplaces where employees take responsibility for their actions, however, leaders can expect much higher levels of productivity--especially if team members are …

Employee Engagement

Want to Develop Your Employees? Don't Miss These 8 Teachable Moments | Inc.com

Our greatest responsibility as a leader is to help others become better versions of themselves (our second greatest is to appoint someone to run the March Madness brackets for the office pool).<p>Great leaders are always on the lookout for opportunities to ply this trade, alert for tell-tale teachable …

Leadership

Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them the 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do | Inc.com

A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is one that's extremely hard to pull off: humility.<p>But fair warning: If you're in charge of people, and you think you've arrived at the top of the humility mountain, I …

Leadership

Every Great Boss Says These 4 Simple Words Each and Every Day | Inc.com

You know you should praise your employees. You know you should thank your employees for their hard work. You know you should provide constructive feedback. Every boss knows those things (even if many don't actually <i>do</i> those things).<p>But what you may not know is how powerful an impact four simple …

Employment

The Dark Side of Resilience

Resilience, defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events, is a highly sought-after personality trait in the modern workplace. As Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant argue in their recent book, we can think of resilience as a sort of …