Frank Singleton

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10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When …

Self-improvement

Leadership is Like Mortar

<b>Leadership is Like Mortar</b><p>When you look at a brick wall, what do you see? You probably see the bricks first and the mortar second. In fact, you might …

26 habits of highly successful leaders

The idea of being “successful” is ultimately a matter of personal judgment. But regardless of personality, industry, or point in history, there are …

Five False Beliefs That Keep Managers From Becoming Leaders

You don’t turn an ordinary workplace into a Human Workplace by putting a sign on the door. It doesn’t happen because you install a lactation room (although I highly recommend that you do!) or start an employee suggestion program.<p>The path to a Human Workplace is mental. It’s a shift in perspective. …

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Each year CEO's are ousted, educational leaders fall to no-confidence vote and political figures are booted at the ballot box. Most always it is because they have unwittingly compromised their leadership integrity. And while high profiled firings catch the attention of media outlets, leaders on all …

Harvard says these 8 leadership traits are critical for success

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

Strength and Weakness: What Type of Leader Are You?

Dreams — Mysterious, bewildering, eye-opening and sometimes a nightmarish living hell. Dreams are all that and much more.<p>Here are 20 amazing facts …

Sleep

How Much Has Our Perception Of Great Leadership Shifted Over The Past Decade And What Has Changed?

So much has been written in countless books, articles and research studies about “great leadership” today – what it is and what’s required for individuals to become stand-out leaders who catalyze positive change within people and organizations.<p>One question I’ve wondered about in reviewing today’s …

3 Situations Where Leaders Should Keep Their Mouths Shut

The toughest part of leadership is learning when to speak up, and when you to delegate to someone else.<p>Being a leader can be a daunting task. Everyone on the team expects you to know the answer, and rarely can you go an entire day without having to make a critical decision. The toughest part is …

Investing

Forward Thinking Leadership Creates a Results Driven Workplace Culture

Workplace culture continues to grow in awareness by mid-size to small business leaders.Those in forward thinking leadership roles have channeled …

Employee Engagement

The single worst mistake that a manager can make

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

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

Leadership Is Freakin' Hard

Congratulations! You've become a leader! At last, your ideas will be listened to, valued and heeded. People will finally take you seriously. Now your impact, influence, and income will grow.<p>Ah, the life of leader. Issuing orders. Imparting wisdom. Developing underlings. Effecting results. Reaping …

9 Cheap Whiskeys That Taste Expensive

Rumor has it Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln all enjoyed a glass of whiskey at the end of a hard day. But the amber-colored spirit …

Tending The Leadership Pipeline: It's All About Engagement

Workplace lore has it that a manager who hires a millennial is facing a number of challenges. Among them: how to engage and retain a generation marked as me-centric, fickle, not versed in social or business etiquette and prone to jumping ship six months after utilizing an expensive bout of …

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The Most Dangerous Leadership Traps — and the 15-Minute Daily Practice That Will Save You

Every day, <b>Chris Holmberg</b> tries to put himself out of business. As an executive coach for nearly two decades, he’s worked with leaders of tiny …

Best Practices for Identifying and Developing Future Leaders

Companies with top-tier leadership teams <b>outperform others by nearly 19 percent</b>, according to CEB.<p>Unfortunately, as OnPoint has discovered through our …

Human Resources

9 Tips For Creating A Positive Change In Your Culture - Lead Change

Many of the organizations that I have worked in this year are involved in dramatic change. They are doing more to meet the increasing demands of …

Employee Engagement

Great Leaders Don't Have Followers: They Collaborate

I was asked recently about my leadership style and what makes a great leader. As Peter Drucker said years ago, stable times require excellence and good management. As we transition to a new age, our organizations need more; they need leadership. So managers shouldn't just manage. Today they need to …

8 Personality Types And How To Manage Them

Getting the most out of everyone on your team can be a challenge. This can help.<p>Every team is made up of different personality types, and some demand more time and attention from the leaders who manage them than others. As every team leader knows, there’s no hard and fast management strategy that …

3 Leadership Lessons Learned From Jon Stewart

As the world celebrates Jon Stewart's contributions to comedy, news and politics and mourns his departure from <i>The Daily Show</i>, many people are forgetting that Stewart is more than just a talented satirist. He's an outstanding leader.<p>Here are three leadership lessons we can learn from Stewart from …

Ten Ways Employers Drive Talent Away

Nearly every organization has a mission statement on the wall or a paragraph in its employee handbook that says “We value talent. Our employees are our greatest asset.”<p>People write these words and they don’t realize that they don’t mean them. They don’t live by the words they wrote!<p>The lofty …

11 Differences Between Busy People And Productive People

Are you productive or are you just busy? Here are 12 ways in which productive people stand out from those that are just busy.

11 Ways Ultra-Productive People Do Things Differently

Do you feel that you aren’t as productive as you would like to be? Take the advice of these tips which make you just like these super productive …

Are You Paying Too Much for Common Repairs?

Congratulations on buying your first house. Now, you have to learn how to keep it in good repair.<p>Most repairs are simple, inexpensive, and …

These 5 Phrases Will Make You a Better Leader

These small phrases can have big impacts on your leadership skills.<p>Carpenters work with wood. Composers' medium is sound. Business leaders like you, however, work in words.<p>Think about it--whether it's persuading a prospective client, laying out your vision for your company, or motivating your …

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Happiness