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Inspired by Trump, the world could be heading back to the 1930s | Jonathan Freedland

You’ll remember Godwin’s law, which holds that the longer an online debate goes on, the likelier it is that someone will mention Hitler or the Nazis. It was an amusing observation and one that served a useful purpose, guarding against hyperbole and fatuous comparison. Except last August, as the …

Donald Trump

Ten Signs Your Boss Is A Manager -- But Not A Leader

A simple way to answer the question “What’s the difference between managing and leading?” is this:<p>Managing people means watching them to make sure they do what they’re supposed to do.<p>The concept of traditional supervision is rooted in the fear that working people will misbehave or make mistakes if …

Leadership

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work For

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Profit

The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently

Giving people credit after a job well done isn't a sign of weakness.<p>Effectively managing others is both a science and an art, just like programming or playing an instrument. Based on personality and past experiences, some people tend to naturally be stronger at leading and inspiring others. That …

workimprovement

How Leaders Can Build or Destroy Your Startup Company Culture

Building a great startup culture starts with the founder.<p>I have a 2-year-old boy. It's incredibly exciting experience being part of his journey - teaching him new things and trying to be the best role model I can be as he grows.<p>I also have an 8-year-old "child"--the company I founded in 2008, …

Team Building

5 Incredibly Simple Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Empower Their People

How less work--not more--will help you become a better leader.<p>As a parent, one thing I've learned is the importance of empowerment. Unless you want your kids to rely on you forever--and worse yet, never move out--you have to give them the tools they need to survive and then let go. In my …

Bill Gates

7 Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Motivate Millennials

You don't have to reinvent the wheel on good management.<p>It wasn't long ago that the basketball world was resigned to the idea that Stephen Curry would never be any more than a talented shooter whose weaknesses (his small size and oddly turning ankles) would define him. And yet here we are in 2016: …

Leadership

7 Signs You Are an Authentic Leader

You have most likely heard the word <i>authentic</i> used in conjunction with leadership. Is authentic leadership just a buzz phrase, or is it something you should actually care about as you continue to develop yourself as a leader? It is definitely something you should care about, and here's why: …

11 Things Really Great Leaders Say Every Day

Your people want your support and encouragement. Make sure you give it to them.<p>Most businesses are busier than ever, and as the boss, it's easy to forget to regularly take some time out to inspire or lift up your employees. Your people will really appreciate it, and they'll be happier and more …

Employment

What Qualities Are Today’s Leaders Missing?

Leadership is about who we are and what we're becoming or have become.<p><i>What is lacking in leadership today? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Aaron Webber, CEO, investor, and learner of</b> …

Leadership

The Most Powerful Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Business

How to lead by first principles when everything is at stake<p>One morning in the depths of the 2001/2002 recession, a decision was looming large at a …

10 Phrases Leaders With High Moral Character Always Use

They won't avoid tough topics. They will say what needs to be said.<p>Leaders with character tend to be more successful. Why is that?<p>In my experience, it's because we tend to trust people who are trustworthy, who exhibit traits we want to model, and who have an interest in topics beyond basic …

Morality

What I Mean When I Say 'I Have Anxiety'

<i>Trigger warning</i><p>For most people I talk to, when I tell them I have an anxiety disorder, they nod their head and tell me it'll be okay. When I tell them, "I'm sorry, I'm having a bad anxiety day, can we reschedule?" They smile and tell me there's nothing to worry about and if I just get out of bed, …

5 No-Tears Ways to Win an Argument

Before you lock horns with a loved one, stop for a moment and take these steps.<p>There's no denying it. The people you treasure above all others are also the ones with the greatest ability to get under your skin. They say something stupid or thoughtless or mean; you come back with an achingly clever …

Leadership

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Self-improvement