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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: …

Leadership

5 Behaviors of Leaders Who Embrace Change

At best, mergers and acquisitions (M&A’s) have a 50/50 chance of reaching their intended results. Study after study puts the failure rate closer to 70-90%. Why is the failure rate so high? Repeatedly, research cites the human factor as the leading reason why mergers and acquisitions fail.<p>Part of …

Management

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Leadership

Self-Awareness is Essential in Business Leadership

Of all the skills an executive needs to successfully lead a business, self-awareness ranks near the top of the list. Leaders who have an …

Leadership

How to Create Executive Team Norms — and Make Them Stick

Have you ever been on an executive team where things just clicked? You had a common goal, communication flowed easily, and everyone was willing to put in the long hours for a final push. Looking back, you wish you could replicate and carry forward that same secret sauce on every team, especially …

The 9 questions that uncover the most surprising insights from employees

When’s the last time you had a one-on-one or performance review with an employee… and you learned something completely <i>new</i>?<p>Don’t think too hard :-) If …

Employee Engagement

Doubting Yourself Can Stifle Your Career. Overcome Your Anxiety With These 2 Simple Words

Don't let your mistakes define you.<p>We've all made mistakes that have haunted us. If the misstep wasn't bad enough, the subsequent feelings of self-doubt cause us to second-guess ourselves from that point on and stymies our progress. We chastise and criticize ourselves until our confidence is …

Self-confidence

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Incompetent People Think They Are Superior

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

Why Many Leaders Don't Understand That Employee Engagement Drives Revenue Growth

It’s a three-part “chicken or egg” question: which stakeholder group should leaders focus on first: customers, employees or investors?<p>A few weeks ago, I listened to two accomplished CEOs make a compelling case that employee engagement comes first. Both spoke to Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches …

Employee Engagement

The Power of Leaders Who Focus on Solving Problems

In front of a packed room of MIT students and alumni, Vivienne Ming is holding forth in a style all her own. “Embrace cyborgs,” she calls out, as she clicks to a slide that raises eyebrows even in this tech-smitten crowd. “<i>Really</i>. Fifteen to 25 years from now, cognitive neuroprosthetics will …

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives his Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

Immune System

The Toxic Effects of Negative Self-Talk

We all have an inner critic. At times this little voice can actually be helpful and keep us motivated toward goals—like when this critic reminds us …

Self-help

This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

A little structure goes a long way in making the mind more effective.<p><i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of</b> …

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

5 Questions to Help You Find Your Sense of Purpose

Finding meaning makes us healthier and more fulfilled. Here's how to look.<p>Sometimes it feels that our culture has nearly reached a saturation point …

Happiness

I've been coaching execs for 25 years, and the same 6 habits keep coming up in the best leaders

Over the past 25 years, I've coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg's, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City Government, The United Way, IBM, and AT&T. I've been in board rooms with people fretting about decreases in market share, swirling about regulatory …

Leadership

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same forces rocking businesses are also overwhelming employees, driving up their fear, and compromising their capacity.<p>It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite …

Management

The Best Way to Master Any Subject: Don't Look for Shortcuts

We live in a shortcut society, and it's not necessarily a good thing for the way we learn.<p><i>What can I learn in one minute that will be useful for the rest of my life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

Journaling Clears Out the Bad, Builds Up the Good

Serena Williams does it. So does Oprah. Tyler Perry says journaling helped him launch his career and former Black Eyed Peas songstress Fergie, a …

4 Steps to Shift Perspective and Change Everything

When facing potential stressors, the way we view what we're experiencing can exacerbate our stress — or minimize it! Cognitive reframing is a …

Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

The 'Curse Of Competence': Why Top Performers Quit Their Jobs

Dear Liz,<p>I recently left the organization I worked for for ten years.<p>It was a great place to work for a long time but it got worse the longer I stayed. As you always say, fear replaced trust and it became impossible for me to manage my team.<p>It took me five months of under-the-radar job hunting to …

Employment

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Boats

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

18 Thought-Provoking Questions that Will Free Your Mind in 2018

The New Year means nothing if your mind is still boxed up in its comfort zone. You know this is true. Don’t live the same year 89 times and call it a …

San Diego

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

8 Daily Rituals That Dramatically Improve Your Prospects of Becoming Rich

Working daily to becoming healthier and smarter leads to success by every measure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obtaining wealth and success is a journey. We can look at those who have made it and tell ourselves that they were born special or have been incredibly …

Writing In A Journal Has Helped Me Create My Future And Achieve My Goals . | Inc.com

Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation.<p>Writing in my journal <i>every single day</i> is the glue that holds everything else together.<p>My journal is the context for my dreams. It's my favorite place to be.<p>It's where …

Productivity