Dr. Antonio Clarke

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Want Your Business to Run More Efficiently? Start By Improving 1 Meeting Each Week. Here's How

Grow your business by nailing the most important meeting of the week: the leadership team scrum.<p>Did you know that on average, every single one of us wastes 31 hours per month in unproductive meetings? I'm going to show you how to prevent that.<p>Very early on at Stride Consulting, I searched for a …

Why Doing What You Say Matters

When it comes to commitments, there are two kinds of people in the marketplace: Those who keep commitments as if their life depended on it—and those who break them as easily as crystal.<p>By definition, integrity means soundness, sincerity, truthfulness, coherence, honesty, of good moral character. If …

Communicate

Here are 5 ways to be a leader instead of a manager

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a <i>manager</i> and a <b>leader</b>?<p>Jennifer Hill has. Having held senior leadership positions with some top …

Leadership

9 Words To Stop Negative People From Sucking The Energy Out Of The Room

We’ve all been in those meetings where most people are trying to do something positive and constructive, but there’s one person who keeps sniping and oozing negativity over every good idea.<p>Someone says, “I think this new software will really help our productivity.” But the negative person …

Emerging Technology

Want Your Employees to Rave About Your Leadership Skills? Make Sure Any of These 6 Things Happen Daily

It's been found that you can achieve great results and have meaningful relationships at the same time.<p>Whether your company is a startup or an established firm, I want to share a compelling leadership model that will get the best out of employees.<p>It's based on the seminal research of Jim Laub, …

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Most Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant-leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

Corporate Culture

Surprising Harvard Research Says Giving Negative Feedback to Peers Won't Work (Unless You Do 1 Simple Thing)

Harvard researchers say we've got it all wrong on giving negative feedback to peers. It's useless if you don't do this too.<p>Giving negative feedback to peers can be as stressful and confounding as figuring out how to give feedback to your boss or how to give feedback to a difficult employee.<p>And now …

3 Conversations Bosses Should Have With Their Best People Now to Inspire and Motivate Them in 2018

The key for effectiveness in these conversations is not in the speaking.<p>If you're looking to get off to a fast start leading your troops heading into 2018, three crucial conversations must take place. But first, some context.<p>Good listening skills in any conversation is the foundation for superb …

Instant hot cocoa is awful, and it's starch's fault. Here's how to make your own.

Swiss Miss is a miss.<p>There is a time and a place for instant hot cocoa. It’s called “when you want it right this second and have nothing better on hand.” Hot chocolate mix is fine in a pinch, but the reality is that the homemade variety is far tastier, and surprisingly easy to make. Plus, you can …

Dessert

Want to Be a Great Leader? Follow Satya Nadella's 3 Rules for Extraordinary Success

The best leaders know that they must start the new game before the old game has finished.<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is one of the most transformative leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. Rather, you must think long-term, plant seeds for the future and start …

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 …

The 20/80 Rule, Integrity, and the Opposite of the 80/20 Rule

In a leader's relationships, the 20/80 rule counts, not the 80/20 rule.<p>Leadership means people watch you--not to what you <i>want</i> to say or do, or <i>mean</i> to, but what you <i>actually</i> say and do.<p>Attention to detail counts.<p>Not sometimes, but always. What Vince Lombardi said about winning applies to …

How to Coach People Into Leadership Roles

This post was first published on CoderHood as How to Coach People Into Leadership Roles. CoderHood is a blog dedicated to the human dimension of …

1 Brilliant Yet Often Ignored Communication Trick Will Help You Lead Your Team

Being a leader has nothing to do with charisma and everything to do with this one ability.<p>The team was present, but definitely not listening. I was floundering in my effort to help them understand why we needed to change our entire sales process. I thought I could handle it. I thought my leadership …

Why You Should Never Promote an Employee Based on Seniority

Not even if two employees are otherwise equal. (Because they never are.)<p>How do you decide which employee deserves a promotion? If you make promotion decisions using seniority as the sole criterion, you're making a major mistake. (If you run a union shop, maybe you have to -- but otherwise promoting …

Employment

Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Know Tools Can't Fix Collaboration--Here's What They Do Instead

Tools won't solve your collaboration problems. But culture will.<p>When I see high-performing teams working well together, I can attribute their success to three things every time: their people, tools, and practices. When I see dysfunctional teams, they almost always have the same tools as their …

New Free Work Tools From Google Help You Think Like the Leader of a Billion-Dollar Company

The search engine shared its internal tools for running a business and leading a team.<p>From free gourmet lunches to on-campus rock climbing, it’s no wonder everyone wants to work at Google. However, behind all of these fancy work perks is a company that focuses on and sets protocols for employee …

This Quick and Easy Quiz Will Instantly Reveal Your Emotional Intelligence

It was developed by bestselling author Annie McKee, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. So, how would you describe yourself in these scenarios?<p>I've written extensively about a critical work skill that, I feel, every person (not just managers) will need now and in the future to succeed: …

6 Ways Great Bosses Thank Their Employees

When their employees put in the hard work, here are some simple ways the best bosses show gratitude for a job well done.<p>Think about a great leader you genuinely respect, and chances are one of the things that boss does particularly well is thank his or her employees. You can too, since recognizing …

7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees

Help them. Coach them. Thank them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Encouragement is not praise. Done well, encouragement can lead to success for an employee -- at which time praise is appropriate. You see, encouragement is the act of providing positive feedback that …

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they …

How To Have A Confrontational Conversation With An Employee

The ability to effectively confront a staff member is a skill that no leader really wants to develop. But in order to be a great leader and employer, it’s a critical talent for you to master.<p>When these tough conversations are handled well, it can lead to positive change, newfound direction and …

The reason you don't get along with all of your coworkers comes down to 4 different office personalities

But if the reason you can't stand your teammate is because she's always brusque in meetings, whereas you'd rather take an extra few minutes to make sure you understand everything, we've got some potential solutions.<p>An article in The Harvard Business Review, by Suzanne M. Johnson Vickberg and Kim …

3 Popular Goal-Setting Techniques Managers Should Avoid

In 2002, professors Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham, two of the best known academic researchers on goal-setting, wrote an article in <i>American Psychologist</i> summarizing their 35 years of research. Among their findings:<p>Setting specific, difficult goals consistently leads to higher performance than …

Leadership vs. Management: Two different governance systems?

<b>LEADERSHIP VS MANAGEMENT</b><p><b>The Specific Art of Leadership</b><p>Vision, change, disruption: the calling card of a great leader is their ability to exert …

Study Shows Most Millennials Not Interested In Leadership Roles

A human resource consulting firm based in Milwaukee recently revealed that one in five millennials ranks leadership as a top career goal; they value …

The Single Most Important Question You Can Ask Your Employees

As leaders, we are always looking for the right questions to ask our people. When our employees are faced with a challenge it's tempting to give them advice or to tell them what they need to do, but by doing so you impede their growth and cheat yourself from getting some potentially fresh and …

Employment

How to Make Leadership and Professional Development Programs More Effective

Investing time and resources in leadership and professional development programs is critical. Here's how to get the most from that investment.<p>In my recent Inc. post about why many aspects of existing leadership and team development programs are no longer as effective as they could be, I focused on …