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The 5 levels of leadership

As Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, once astutely noted, “Employees everywhere don’t necessarily hate the company or organization they work for as much as they do their boss. Employees—especially the stars—join a company and then quit their manager.”<p>But what makes a boss worth quitting …

Leadership

The Most Effective Leaders 'Show Up' With These 4 Things Every Day

Every leader or aspiring leader wants to be an effective leader. They want to know what they have to do or who they have to be to lead with impact and influence in order to have the voice and provide the value they envision. Many of my coaching clients want a 60-day plan that’ll somehow get them to …

Leadership

Why Emotional Courage Is So Essential To Great Leadership

<b>Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership”</b><p>In my work as a career and leadership coach with mid- to senior-level leaders each year, I’ve seen that the vast majority of the “leadership” or “career” challenges that my clients are facing are actually not career-related or professional in nature at …

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7 Mini-Moves for a Flatter Stomach

Important news: Toning your middle doesn’t <i>have</i> to involve daily abs-focused classes or a thousand crunches before bed every night. Of course, you …

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Nine Questions Every Leader Must Ask Before Letting Someone Go

If you have worked in the professional world as a leader for any length of time you have undoubtedly found yourself managing a team member who was failing to live up to expectations. While it might be tempting to cut someone loose if their performance is sub-par, the turnover may cost more than you …

Leadership

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Core Leadership Competencies: Which Do You Possess?

There are a number of competency models that are used to guide leadership development efforts in businesses, in nonprofit organizations, and in …

Exercises to Beat Your Back Pain

Did you know that aside from coughs and respiratory infections, back pain is the most common reason for seeing a doctor in the United States? More …

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Basic and Advanced Seated Yoga Poses

Looking for seated yoga postures to add to your practice? This list includes all the seated poses we have featured, arranged in order from basic to …

Lunar showstopper: Super blue blood moon awes and wows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.<p>It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.<p>Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, …

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I Interviewed More Than 40 Managers About Delivering Bad News Well. Here's What I Found

Few people like to deliver bad news. But the ability to do so with grace and compassion is an essential skill for any leader or manager.<p>Few people like to deliver bad news. But the ability to do so with grace and compassion is an essential skill for any leader or manager. Here are some essential …

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

Self-improvement

Toxic Employees Can Be Ignored By Co-Workers, But Not By You

Letting bad behavior slide is going to lead to a hostile work environment where no one is successful.<p>Everyone has had that one co-worker who makes everyone's lives harder. They never meet deadlines, or they talk down to their teammates. The work environment becomes so toxic that all employees can …

28 Phrases the Most Likable Employees Use at Work

Research suggests that certain phrases will increase morale and employee engagement.<p>You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50 percent of employees believe turnover would go down if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. …

How to Make a Great First Impression: 9 Powerful Tips

Authentic, genuine... and easy for anyone to do. Even introverts like me.<p>Want to make the people you meet instantly feel more comfortable? Want to make the people you meet instantly feel immediately valued and respected? In short, want to make a great first impression?<p>The key, according to Amy …

Science Says Doing This During Your Lunch Break Will Help You Feel Less Stressed and More Energized All Day

Invest 15 minutes of your time and you'll reap the rewards throughout the entire day.<p>It's tempting to grab lunch and return to your desk to finish up a project while you eat. After all, won't you get more done if you keep trudging along?<p>Well, according to most researchers the answer is no. Cramming …

Why It Matters That You Are Likable

I know that there are still voices suggesting that sales has changed, that relationships don’t matter, that you are being measured only by the value …

Self-improvement

Our best-ever Christmas dinner menus: traditional

There’s a reason the classic Christmas dinner has stood the test of time all these years – it’s damn tasty. Make this year’s feast the best yet with …

3 Simple Questions to Help You Stand in Your Own Power

Handling stress with dignity is all a matter of perspective.<p>Stress is a subjective thing. If two people are stressed the same way, one may collapse and the other may thrive on the challenge. So, if you want to be someone who's strong and resilient, you need to be intentional with your thoughts and …

The 20/80 Rule, Integrity, and the Opposite of the 80/20 Rule

In a leader's relationships, the 20/80 rule counts, not the 80/20 rule.<p>Leadership means people watch you--not to what you <i>want</i> to say or do, or <i>mean</i> to, but what you <i>actually</i> say and do.<p>Attention to detail counts.<p>Not sometimes, but always. What Vince Lombardi said about winning applies to …

34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills

Let your resume speak for you.<p>One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

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Are You Really a Leader? This Simple Test Lets You Know

How to know if you really are the leader you think you are.<p>We have all worked for really bad bosses at least once in our life. My worst boss ever was both clueless, and mean. Not only did she think she was some sort of incredible leader, but in reality, no one trusted her nor liked working for her. …

A space rock from another star is spotted in our solar system — a cosmic first

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>For the first time, a space rock from another solar system has been spotted cruising through our corner of the universe.<p>The asteroid is about 400 meters across and moving at a clip of nearly 27 miles a second, according to NASA. For months, this interstellar interloper — a …

Astronomy

The 9 Characteristics Of People Who Get Promoted

When I talk to my personal branding clients about their career goals, one regular topic of enthusiastic discussion is getting promoted to a more senior role. Being promoted is one of the most important milestones in an upwardly mobile career path, yet promotions aren’t guaranteed. In fact, they …

Self-improvement

Scientists awarded Nobel prize in chemistry for work to visualize biomolecules

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their pioneering work developing new methods of visualising biomolecules, such as those in the Zika virus.<p>Jacques Dubochet of Switzerland, Joachim Frank of the US and Richard Henderson of the UK were awarded the …

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