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Leadership Is About Emotion

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet …

If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material

Skilled managers have never been more critical to the success of firms than they are today. Not because employees can’t function without direction, but because managers play a vital role in talent management. Gone are the comprehensive career management systems and expectations of long-term …

What Most Failed Leaders Have in Common | Inc.com

On my radio show I recently interviewed Dave Brookmire from Corporate Performance Strategies. Near the end of the interview, he offhandedly uttered one of those profound and notably tweetable statements: <i>"Most leaders that fail, fail to get feedback."</i><p>Those words reminded me that as much as I would …

Leadership

7 Ways to Become a Better Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to first be a successful leader. After all, motivating and inspiring your team to come in every day and do their best work is arguably the single most important aspect of the …

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Leadership Is Not a Solitary Task

An inspiring historical story is once again making the rounds at least partially because of its inclusion in Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, <i>David and Goliath</i>. In it, Gladwell tells the story of the French town of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, which became a safe haven for Jews in Nazi-occupied France during …

Expect Excellence – Aspire-CS

There are some leaders who expect perfection. With their personal ideal of what perfect means, they drive others to do things in exactly the way they …

Planning For People Who Hate To Plan

Here it is late February, and lots of folks haven’t yet gotten around to doing their personal planning for 2014 – despite all good intentions. The start of a new year is our trigger to consider new goals, and to take into consideration the wealth of advice out there for how to keep them. If you …

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …

You'll Never Go Wrong Leading By Example

I always like it when I get article ideas from readers because chances are if something is of significant interest and concern to one person, it likely will be to many others as well.<p>Thus I took notice when @MahalHudson, responding to one of my recent Forbes posts, New Study Shows How …

Coping Techniques for Lonely Change Leaders

Leading change in large organizations is hard work and offers little instant gratification. To sustain the energy to lead that change, innovators must take proactive steps to protect their psyches. Many commentators on innovation focus on the substance and approach to work; however, they abstract …

Not Born With It? You Can Still Become A Great Leader | Inc.com

No one ever said being a leader was easy. It's not. Not only do you have to make smart decisions about products and services, marketing, financing, and other operational issues, but you also have to maximize the full potential of your employees. The good news is that you don't have to be a born …

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How the Oscar-Nominated Movies Can Make You a Better Boss | Inc.com

So, I have a confession to make. I am an entrepreneur and a mother, and my time is precious. I have very little free time-- but what free time I do have in the first two months of the year is spent watching every Oscar nominated film. I've seen every one this year, and it occurred to me that weaved …

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The Four Keys to Being a Trusted Leader

Self-aggrandizement and even plain old greed has become standard fare in the executive cafeteria. And yet CEOs wonder why their employees and the public exhibit such a high degree of mistrust toward business and business leaders. The truth lies in the way many CEOs talk and behave.<p>Real leadership – …

Traditional Leadership Hierarchies Are Dead, or Should Be | Inc.com

<i>Growth and innovation doesn't necessarily come from the people with lofty titles, but from the people who develop new ideas and execute them on a daily basis. And that's why, increasingly, traditional hierarchies don't work--and neither do traditional promotion and recognition systems.</i><p><i>Here's</i> …

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20 Online Resources for Free E-Books

If you're a voracious bibliophile looking for new material and you have an e-reader, check out these links where you can download free e-books.

Feeling Productive? 3 Ways to Get Even More Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Understanding the rhythms of your business and creating routines that help rather than hinder your productivity will give you a significant competitive advantage. I worked with a company founder who realized the three daily meetings he …

Time Management

How to Stop Snoring at Night

Snoring may not seem like a very big deal other than as an annoyance to anyone who might share a bed with you, but the majority of people who snore …

31 Thought Provoking Life Questions to Answer If You Feel Stuck in Life

Who said that there had to be an absolute answer for each and every question? Sometimes the ability to ask yourself questions’ an act to challenge …

How to Get Rich and Achieve Financial Independence

If you’re coming here for another get-rich-quick scheme, this is not the article for you. I’m not about to sell you on a pie-in-the-sky fairytale …

8 Habits You'd Be Better Off Without

11 Things Overachievers Do Differently

We all know them: supermoms who manage to get online degrees between cleaning, cooking, and taking kids to practice; students who write 10-page …

Impostor Syndrome

I didn’t know who The Beatles were until high school. Right now you might be wondering if I grew up in a cave or in a bomb shelter, and, if so, my …

How To Ask People for Things Via Email: An 8-Step Program

One of the golden rules of writing is: Respect the reader’s intelligence. This rule gets magnified by a factor of 10 when it comes to composing …

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What Is the Exactly Perfect Time to Drink Your Coffee?

Most people drink coffee first thing in the morning. But is that the right way to do it? If you’ve ever had coffee and felt like it didn’t work, …

25 Office Hacks You Need To Know

If you’re like me, you’re always on the search for the best way to simultaneously boost your productivity, stay organized, and expertly manage your …

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