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44 Favorite Books of High Achievers

Want to accomplish more? Try reaching for a good book.<p>The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by …

Leadership

Workplace Conflict Resolution Strategies: Conflict Management Styles

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace: How to Use the Interest-Based Relational Approach

No CEO: The Swedish company where nobody is in charge

<b>Do you really need someone to tell you what to do at work?</b><p>Three years ago, Swedish software consultancy Crisp decided that the answer was no.<p>The firm, which has about 40 staff, had already trialled various organisational structures, including the more common practice of having a single leader …

Leadership

Six Female Execs On The Early Career Advice They Wish They’d Gotten

Here’s what leaders at GM, PayPal, SoulCycle, and Twitter wish they had known much sooner.<p>It’s easy to assume that the most successful people are expert planners who knew exactly where they wanted to be at each point in their career.<p>That’s rarely the case. Much more often, those folks were simply …

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style

How she turned her company around is reason alone to call this debate over.<p>In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It …

Leadership

8 traits Harvard says true leaders need to navigate today's 'volatile, uncertain' business world

Ray Carvey, executive vice president of corporate learning at Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of the Harvard Business School, says management structures today are very different than 20 years ago, namely because of the middle manager.<p>Carvey describes today's business world as "volatile, …

Leadership

Hospitality + Service: Leadership Toolkit, Hospitality by Design

HotelIntel.co Hospitality Leadership Roundtable - Part 1

5-Star Hyatt Corporate Director - "Leadership"

5 Character Traits Of Great Hospitality Leaders

With the hospitality industry continuing to grow and being a major contributor to global GDP there will always be a place for good leaders; which is …

Servant Leadership

Ken Blanchard - Servant Leadership

Want to Vastly Improve Employee Morale? Try This Leadership Style

It may be counter-intuitive to pull off for top-down bosses, but when mastered, your morale and engagement will soar to new heights.<p>Eleven years ago, I reported to a highly emotionally-intelligent and very successful executive -- still my favorite boss to this day.<p>The greatest lessons Bruce taught …

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

How to Give Millennials the Employee Development They Want

The future of your company could depend on how well you understand young workers' need for mobility and provide training to help them achieve agreed-upon goals.<p>Co-founder and head of product at RolePoint<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Young professionals pose a threat …

Employee Engagement

How to Earn Employees’ Trust—Even if You’ll Have to Let Some Go

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Without Management Standards Your Company Doesn't Know What It's Doing

Businesses need a concrete set of expectations to which every manager is held accountable.<p>Cofounder & CEO<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an old saying in business: If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. When it comes to improving the effectiveness of an …

Management

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

'Dys-connected': cell phones are overriding creativity, according to UBC author

By 2017 the number of mobile phone users worldwide is forecast to reach 4.77 billion<p>Cell phones are a huge part of modern culture — according to …

Humans are going to have the edge over robots where work demands creativity

Jobs will be lost in the age of automation but the creative industries will grow and the ability to work with ambiguity, diversity and empathy will be valued<p>Tell us how Australia can prepare for the fourth industrial revolution – open thread<p>How likely is it that a robot will take your job?<p>It is a …

5 Boneheaded Ways Smart People Fail

Most businesses are run by highly intelligent people. Yet, when things fall apart it’s usually due to these highly intelligent leaders’ stupid mistakes. Tragedies happen when smart leaders, who are otherwise great, sabotage themselves, day after day, with mistakes that they can’t see but are …

Leadership

What Trump doesn’t seem to understand about leadership ‘temperament’

According to the fact-checkers, Donald Trump kept them especially busy during Monday night's first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton. The Republican nominee said he did not support the war in Iraq despite his supportive comments in the past. He denied saying climate change is a Chinese hoax. …

Donald Trump

Embracing the Future of Work: How To Communicate Remotely

What does “the Future of Work” mean to you? To us, it describes how we approach life at Scrapinghub. We don’t work in a traditional office (we’re …

Project Management

Facebook's go-to management guide dispels a common myth about leaders and managers

According to the management philosophy that Facebook runs on, however, managers and leaders are indeed profoundly different — but both are necessary.<p>Facebook's VP of People, Lori Goler, told Business Insider that since joining the company in 2008 to head up its HR department, she began using it to …

Mark Zuckerberg

You Can’t Delegate Talent Management to the HR Department

Successfully identifying, developing, and retaining leadership talent is critical for any organization’s long-term success. That’s why many of them, particularly the largest ones, rely on full-time “talent management” professionals, who work in coordination with other parts of HR.<p>These talent …

Big Changes in Performance Management! Are You Keeping Up?

Over the past decade, we have seen big changes in performance management. The trend continues. Out is the philosophy of “up or out,” take out the …

Human Resources

Don't lip service coaching and mentoring

There are a few managers here and there who are good at coaching and mentoring, but by and large I’d say most are <i>not</i>. (Definitely not most I’ve …

Leadership

Working as a team: The No-BS secret sauce

Working as a team is pretty important in the modern workplace. Bosses are always trying to shove teams — and “cross-functional teams” — down our …