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Hardest Leadership Skill You'll Ever Learn

Here's a lesson you won't learn on the fly. It takes practice and a real control of your ego. Check it out.<p>Any great leader faces a multitude of challenges every day. Whether it's communicating strategy, helping people through change, holding on to excellence in the face of compromise, or just …

Leadership

5 Ways to Train Yourself to Be a Great Leader

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There aren't many natural born leaders. Most leaders take responsibility for training themselves to be effective. Whether you learn from the wisdom of others or get insights from personal experience, becoming a more effective …

Leadership

Are You a Leader or Just Bossy?

The word “boss” conjures up an idea that with this title, every manager can now magically get employees to do whatever they need. The simple image is that when they tell someone to do something, they immediately go do it. This may work in the movies, but unfortunately in a small business, this is …

Great Leaders Know When to Forgive

Leaders must be firm and foster accountability, but they also must know when to forgive past wrongs in the service of building a brighter future. One of the most courageous acts of leadership is to forgo the temptation to take revenge on those on the other side of an issue or those who opposed the …

For Women Leaders, Likability and Success Hardly Go Hand-in-Hand

In their blog post, “New Research Shows Success Doesn’t Make Women Less Likable,” Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman conclude from their analysis of assessments of men and women leaders who have come through their leadership program that “likeability and success actually go together remarkably well for …

I’m the Boss! Why Should I Care If You Like Me?

Many people assume that it’s possible for a person to be an effective leader without being likable. That is technically true, but you may not like the odds. In a study of 51,836 leaders, we found just 27 who were rated at the bottom quartile in terms of likability but in the top quartile in terms …

5 Ways To Build A Future Leader

Philly is a great town – it’s filled with interesting people and awesome food (oh yes, with a little history thrown in). I was there last week for the HR Conference for senior level executives. The energy at the conference was amazing – there are so many exciting developments in the new world of …

Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills

Most of the 89,000 leadership books offered on Amazon.com focus on traditional interpersonal leadership: the relationships between leaders and followers. Interpersonal leadership sets up an expectation that leaders must be in dialog or at least in view of their followers. Yet this style of …

Start By Being a Leader of One

Before you strive to be the next Steve Jobs or Richard Branson, start with being a leader to yourself.<p>The topic of leadership can get pompous pretty quickly as names like Steve Jobs and Abraham Lincoln are bandied about. But if you're just starting out, this sort of inspiration can seem more than a …

Leadership

If You Want To Be Successful, Don't Spend Too Much Time Planning: A Case Study

We said last time a successful entrepreneur is the person who makes an idea happen, even if there are a lot of unexpected problems, and even if it’s not a very good idea in the first place.<p>And then we added that they don’t do it with one roll of the dice. The most successful entrepreneurs we know …

9 Leadership Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Very few people know their own leadership style -- or strengths and weaknesses, for that matter. But that's a mistake.<p>From leading a company to hiring workers, you necessarily must know what you're good at and what, if anything, …

Leadership

7 Foods That Boost Your Brainpower

Making big decisions for your company? Add these foods to your regular diet to keep your mind sharp.<p>Most entrepreneurs are accustomed to long days and hectic schedules. But if you want to make smart decisions for your company, what you put in your body matters almost as much as how many hours you …

Nutrition

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

Inside the Brain of a Leader

Can neurological rewiring boost leadership skills?<p>Do great leaders have distinctive brains? Yes, says David A. Waldman, a management professor at Arizona State University. Since 2005, Waldman and his colleagues have been studying the neurological patterns of successful entrepreneurs and senior …

The Brain

Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology Careers

Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is concerned with the study of workplace behavior. People who work in this areas apply psychological …

The Basics of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Industrial-organizational psychology is the branch of psychology that applies psychological theories and principles to organizations. Often referred …

World's top 100 universities 2014: their reputations ranked by Times Higher Education

Harvard university has retained its number one spot on the Times Higher Education’s world reputation ranking of universities, with US institutions taking eight of the top 10 positions.<p>Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford follow to make up the top three. Cambridge and Oxford are …