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How This Executive's First Job At Gap Led Her To Be President Of Its Most Fashion-Forward Brand

When Jyothi Rao was finishing her senior year at The University of Texas Austin she signed up for an on-campus interview with the Gap. Whereas her past interviews were conducted by serious men in suits, the Gap team member was dressed in the traditional company uniform – jeans, a chambray shirt and …

Profit

Two Powerful Types Of Checklists You Must Use

Have you ever spent hours preparing a big presentation only to find your laptop battery out of charge moments before speaking?<p>Or perhaps you’ve tried to outsource time-consuming tasks in your business, like setting up an ad campaign, only to find the person responsible “forgets” several vital steps.<p>…

Productivity

Want to Hire a Good Leader? Just Ask These Three Questions

This is a simple method to quickly identify people with strong leadership qualities.<p>In order to build a leadership team for your organization, you need to be able to identify the qualities of a good leader. Recently, at the Wharton People Analytics Conference in Philadelphia, General Motors CEO and …

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

Leadership

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

Self-awareness

5 interview tips for seasoned leaders

When you’ve been in the workforce for a long time, the idea of starting from Square One by going through the hiring process again can be daunting. …

Building a Strong Team in a Multigenerational Workplace

Most offices today feature a multigenerational workforce, with employees ranging from Baby Boomers approaching retirement to Generation Z’ers, the …

Five Lessons For Succeeding At Succession

Having a well-thought-out succession plan is a lot like many New Year’s resolutions: We know we should do something that will create better future outcomes, but committing to the execution of those well-intentioned plans is the tricky part. It also seems that most organizations that do succession …

Leadership

Think your workplace is toxic? 6 signs you’re the problem

Working alongside a co-worker with a bad attitude can have a profound effect on the workplace, making the environment a toxic one to be in day in and …

9 bad manager mistakes that make good people quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain …

The Stats on the Work-Life Balance of Your Employees (INFOGRAPHIC) - Small Business Trends

Finding a work-life balance, no pun intended, is a work in progress. And in a world where your work can follow you anywhere, finding this balance is …

Work-life Balance

IBM sues former HR boss hired by Microsoft

International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) sued its former executive Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, who was named Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) new chief …

Employees Are More Likely to Stay If They Like Their Health Plan

Employer-provided health coverage is important for recruiting, but even more important for retention, a new survey shows. But employer-sponsored …

Health Care

This Office Design Trend Is Causing a Privacy Crisis. Here's What It Means for You

From tiny startups to large corporations to co-working models, this office design plan is sacrificing privacy for the sake of trendiness.<p>The appeal of an open office design originally seemed harmless. Imagine: open offices with lines of clean and minimalist modular workstations with modest privacy …

OpenOffice

When You Follow a Legend, You Can't Be Meek

Bosses such as Tim Cook and Steve Ballmer, who take charge after a founder departs, have a particularly difficult challenge. But there's a trick to successful succeeding: once you solve the people issues, everything else gets easier.<p>Taking the leadership job is tough enough. But there's an even …

5 Career Decisions That Can Backfire And Crush Your Success

<b>Part of the series “Finding Brave to Build Your Best Life and Career”</b><p>Before I mustered the bravery to reinvent my career from unhappy corporate VP, to success coach, writer and speaker, I was stuck in a corporate marketing career that was just plain wrong on so many levels. While it was …

The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

To build the strongest teams from the get-go, PatientPing Co-founder and CEO Jay Desai has written the definitive user guide — on himself. Read on to …

Management

6 Ways Truly Effective Leaders Deliver Feedback

Stay focused. Listen carefully. Be compassionate.<p>I'll never forget one of the first courses I took at Wharton, where I was studying for my MBA many years ago. It was a course on leadership taught by Professor Stewart Friedman, founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program, and author of …

The Simple Mental Trick To Get You Through Any Challenge

When I think back to the hardest times of my life, I remember wondering, <i>How am I going to get through this? When will things get better?</i> In those …

The Characteristics of High Functioning Anxiety

High functioning anxiety is not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Rather, it's evolved as a catch-all term that refers to people who live with …

Self-help

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

What you say about yourself has much to do with how you will succeed.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Leadership

Here's How to Create a Feedback-Friendly Culture (Hint: It Starts at the Top)

Building a feedback-rich work environment isn't always easy, but it's worth the effort.<p>Many successful companies have corporate cultures that share some of the same traits: People are honest about what's working (and what's not), they are receptive to fresh ideas, and tend not to be resistant to …

10 things smart people never say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: They have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even …

These Hospitals Are Sick of High Drug Prices. So They're Starting Their Own Nonprofit Drug Company

Drug makers have largely ignored the public firestorm surrounding high drug prices. Now, a coalition of major U.S. hospitals is taking the matter …

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills

Here are six defining traits that keep surfacing over and over again in leadership bestsellers.<p>What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great …

Chevron's CEO Just Wrote an Extraordinary LinkedIn Message That Is a Master Class in Leadership

John Watson, who is retiring next month, reflects back on his 37-year journey at Chevron.<p>After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his …

11 things organized and productive people do every day

We often confuse being productive with working as fast as we can, every second of the day. We fear that slowing down to get organized will kill our …

4 Tips to Building High-Performing Teams (Because Traditional Methods Just Don't Work)

To have a team that thrives in the midst of change, you've got to be open to finding new ways to lead them, so you can reach your goals.<p>Following best-practices is a smart way to get predictable results. That is until those best-practices are no longer relevant. Then continuing to use those …

The 33 Traits Of Inspirational Leaders [Infographic]

The power of a company with leaders who inspire at every level in the organization is hard to overstate. These are the companies that consistently pull off innovative or heroic feats in business because so many of the people who work there are motivated to make them happen.<p>But what makes an …

Infographics