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50 Shades of Red: Quotes That Will Inspire You to Lead From the Heart | Inc.com

In our business culture, and society in general, the image or metaphor of the heart is often associated with yielding, kindness--or perhaps weakness. Yet, the heart is also strong and powerful, as well as the driving force of life.<p>Your ability to lead well is hindered when there is an unbalanced …

Motivation

The CEO Of The Future Is A “Designer-In-Chief”

A trends report from Wolff Olins says CEOs are starting to harness the good ideas of others rather than cracking a whip.<p>A century ago, the CEO was a fearsome whip-cracker. Fifty years ago, he was motivator dangling corporate incentives. And now, according to the 2015 Wolff Olins Leadership Report, …

Leadership

You Have to Be Fast to Be Seen as a Great Leader

It’s obvious that business is moving faster and faster and that to keep up, leaders at all levels need to know how to pick up the pace.<p>That’s easy to say. But is it so? Is there a correlation between speed and perceived leadership effectiveness?<p>In a word, “yes.”<p>We recently analyzed 360 feedback …

Leadership

The 12 Best Ways to Reward Employees on a Budget | Inc.com

"It' is not how much we give, but what we put into the giving." --Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize winner<p>Your staff is terrific! Each one works hard to exceed goals and make the company a success. You want to let them know how much you appreciate all that they do every day. Good for you! Employee …

Employee Engagement

11 Tough Truths About Leadership That No One Talks About

The truth is, these highly successful people do stumble, worry, and doubt themselves, but they've also mastered reputation management and the way they're perceived.<p>"Great leaders know that every step they take, every decision they make, matters in the end," says author and public speaker Deirdre …

Self-improvement
Investing

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

5 Ways To Lead Your Team More Effectively

We expect to lead and be led. In the absence of orders I will take charge, lead my teammates and accomplish the mission. I lead by example in all situations. – Navy SEAL Creed<p>Most great leaders have a passion for building and leading an elite team. Who wants to lead a team based on mediocrity and …

Military

How to answer “what was your last salary?”

You’re ready for the job interview or the phone screening call. You’re excited to learn more about the job opportunity. Then the dreaded question …

World Economic Forum

33 Tricks That Make Presentations Memorable | Inc.com

• Build your presentation around the decision you want made.<br>• Structure the presentation as a journey through a series of emotions.<br>• Keep it simple. Your audience doesn't want or need more complexity.<br>• Cut your intro down to a maximum of two sentences.<br>• Cut your presentations to half as long as you …

Public Speaking

HSBC whistle-blower: You have to know how banks work to understand the size of this scandal

In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Falciani said that what he revealed about HSBC was only just the tip of the iceberg.<p>"If you dig down a little bit in how offshore banks and intermediate banking work, you would understand that these things cannot involve just one single bank," …

HSBC

Wal-Mart's raise underscores the poor condition of most low-wage workers

Before we all jump for joy at Wal-Mart's announcement Thursday that it's raising the pay of 500,000 employees, let's place it in perspective.<p>Wages for Wal-Mart's lowest-paid employees have long been a national scandal. In 2009, Ohio officials disclosed that more than 15,200 Wal-Mart employees in …

Is Your Employee Coachable?

As a manager, you provide some level of coaching to all your direct reports, helping some attain higher levels of professional achievement, and helping others improve their performance to fulfill their current roles. But while every manager should have the capability to coach, you also need to have …

Leadership

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

The transition to a global digital economy in 2014 was sporadic – brisk in some countries, choppy in others. By year’s end, the seven biggest emerging markets were larger than the G7, in purchasing power parity terms. Plus, consumers in the Asia-Pacific region were expected to spend more online …

Innovation

Everybody Hates a Micromanager

The belief that the world would be a better place if only we could control more of it is deeply human (“if I were king …”), but when that urge creeps into the office as a management style, you might end up dragging everyone else down.<p>"Bosses micromanage because they like the feeling of control," …

Leadership

5 steps for Italy to boost growth

Two interesting institutional documents were released over the past 10 days: the Going for Growth 2015 of the OECD and the Winter Economic Forecast …

Economics

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. The Daily Telegraph's top political commentator has quit.</b> In a blistering attack on his former employer written on the Open Democracy website, Peter Oborne accused the paper of refusing to publish negative stories about HSBC because it is a key advertiser.<p><b>2. There's an unlikely candidate for the</b> …

Customers

15 secrets of really persuasive people

Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to use the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that’s instrumental to your …

How To Save Your Struggling Business With Personal Leadership Practices | Inc.com

The mark of an adaptable company include leaders who lead the business, lead others, and most importantly lead themselves. Leaders perform best when aligned to a vision that inspires and motivates them to act.<p>Successful companies that maximize the talents of their leaders build personal leadership …

Mentoring

How does real estate affect market cycles?

Real estate has historically been involved in, but hasn’t been the primary cause of, major market cycles.<p>To search for ways to manage or mitigate …

Canadian Real Estate

In another brilliant move, IBM just budgeted $1 billion to take down EMC

This is important and interesting for a whole bunch of reasons — and shows that CEO Ginni Rometty has her competitive game on.<p>She's got a plan to move her massive 400,000-ish strong workforce from shrinking businesses and towards growth areas, even though it's painful, with a number of quiet …

EMC

At 27, this guy quit a $500,000 job at BlackBerry to launch a cool startup

SpeakUp is a cool concept, born out the frustration he had at BlackBerry.<p>SpeakUp is a way for employees to share their insight and ideas with managers and allow other employees to weigh in. Employees can post a solution to a problem and other employees can vote it up, comment, vote it down, or ask …

Employment

Is Your Valentine’s Day Chocolate Contaminated With Toxic Metal?

That shiny Valentine’s Day box of chocolates might come with a toxic dose of heavy metals, according to consumer group As You Sow, which on Wednesday …

Pollution

The most important skills in each major European city

One of the most fascinating aspects of understanding a city's economy is seeing what skills are most important in that city.<p>Business Insider featured a map made by LinkedIn showing the most important skills in each major city. We focused on the US, and LinkedIn also has a similar map for European …

North Sea

Bristol named sixth 'greenest city' in Europe

Bristol has been named Europe’s sixth greenest city, based on analyses of European cities’ green initiatives, cleanliness and emissions.<p>The city is …

What does it mean to be a global citizen?

For many professionals, global citizenship – the idea of embracing an international perspective and lifestyle – is a fact of life if you want to be …