Jamie Harris

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The 4 Secrets of Remarkably Effective Leaders

The best leaders organize, plan, and execute with talent and skill, and they also practice these habits.<p>Despite what we may believe, there's more to being a leader than simply leading or telling their people what to do. In fact, good leadership involves a number of other valuable traits.<p>The best …

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for This 1 Rare Sign

Chip Bergh, chief executive of Levi Strauss & Co., shares some great insights on his leadership style. But one trait really stands out.<p>Ever been in an important meeting where a topic on the agenda causes tension that you can cut with a knife? Instead of colleagues speaking up to solve an issue, you …

Stop Wasting Your Time in Meetings by Asking This 1 Question

Make meetings come alive and a place where you and your squad can make significant contributions.<p>I was sitting at the long conference table listening to a fascinating discussion. Actually, <i>discussions,</i> as the participants in the meeting seemed to be covering a lot of ground. As a consultant I have …

9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be a Better Leader

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that achieving success requires the right mindset.<p>Admittedly, it took me years to realize that success is achieved not over long periods of time, but instantaneously in life's brief, honest moments.<p>I can remember each instance when a thought or belief …

The 1 Thing Arianna Huffington Always Does in Job Interviews

The HuffPost co-founder recently launched her second startup, called Thrive Global, where she interviews every new hire personally. Here's what she really wants to know.<p>Arianna Huffington, the famed HuffPost co-founder, says there's one thing that can kill young companies very quickly: Toxic …

Never Eat Alone: Why Your Success Requires The Success of Others

Creative collisions and chance encounters can help future proof your business.<p>Building win-win relationships is a primary skill for any entrepreneur. Simon Sinek, author of <i>Why Leaders Eat Last</i>, advocates that relationships are not just necessary to our survival as humans but are key for learning …

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

How Resilience Works

When I began my career in journalism—I was a reporter at a national magazine in those days—there was a man I’ll call Claus Schmidt. He was in his mid-fifties, and to my impressionable eyes, he was the quintessential newsman: cynical at times, but unrelentingly curious and full of life, and often …

What’s the big deal with Growth Mindset, anyway?

What is growth mindset?<p>Growth mindset is a term coined by Professor Carol Dweck at Stanford University. She distinguishes between growth mindset and …

How ‘Intellectual Humility’ Can Make You a Better Person

There’s a well-known Indian parable about six blind men who argue at length about what an elephant feels like. Each has a different idea, and each …

13 Signs That Someone Is About to Quit, According to Research

Despite a century of speculation by managers and scholars, we know very little about whether certain cues or signs exhibited by employees can predict whether they’re about to quit.<p>To help managers and companies identify employees at risk of quitting, we investigated this very question and uncovered …

3 Strategies for Projecting Success and Confidence as a Leader

Develop the heart of a servant but the confidence of the well-prepared.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An old friend called me yesterday. We hadn't spoken in a while, and when I asked him about his job, he said, “I can’t believe the idiots I have to put up with at the …

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People

And four things they do to make themselves even tougher.<p><i>"How do I become mentally strong?" 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 Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on</b> …

How to Retain Employees Through 'Servant' Leadership

No, "servant" leaders aren't slaves to their employers, or even pushovers. They just aren't authoritarians who boss employees around.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. Greenleaf; …

Why micromanaging isn’t such a dirty word

A fear of intrusive over-management hurts the worker-boss relationship and neglects the important need for feedback. But a micromanaging boss may actually make you better at your job<p>Dan Ruch knows a thing or two about micromanaging, because he finds himself doing it all the time.<p>One of his junior …

Great Teams Are About Personalities, Not Just Skills

At the start of 2016 Google announced that it had discovered the secret ingredients for the perfect team. After years of analyzing interviews and data from more than 100 teams, it found that the drivers of effective team performance are the group’s average level of emotional intelligence and a high …

Psychology

52 Quotes about Trust and Leadership

The very first job of a leader is to inspire trust. Trust is the single most essential element to our ability to deliver extraordinary results in an …

Make Learning a Lifelong Habit

I recently worked my way through Edmund Morris’s first two Teddy Roosevelt biographies, <i>The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt</i> and <i>Theodore Rex</i>. Roosevelt wasn’t without flaws, but he was by nearly all accounts fascinating and intellectually voracious. He published his first book, <i>The Naval War of 1812</i>, at 23 …

Learning

What to Do About Mediocrity on Your Team

The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity.<p>I’ve been struck over the years watching executives opine in public about the need for “accountability” and “high performance,” then complain helplessly in private about one or two middling …

How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of a small investment firm, I was surprised by the finding, but as I …

I asked Navy SEALs what to do when things get chaotic at work, and they said the same advice works on the battlefield and in business

I recently had the chance to get up before dawn and spend a day learning about leadership from two former US Navy SEAL commanders, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.<p>Willink led SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War, and Babin was his second in …

A productivity expert says the 'do it now' rule will make you more organized immediately

It makes sense — when you get into work in the morning, you don't want to spend an hour trying to figure out what to do first.<p>And yet, sometimes, all that planning and scheduling can work to your detriment. Which is why they're best used in conjunction with the "do it now" rule.<p>The rule is the …

True Leaders Don't Win You Over. They Earn Your Trust With 4 Principles

Authentic leaders don't convince you with power. They inspire you with trust.<p>If you're leading a startup or starting a new project, you're at the helm of a ship that's just started its journey in unknown waters. You have a compass and know your direction, but you have no idea about the conditions …

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.<p>In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of …

3 Habits of Remarkably Likable Leaders

When these three forces of nature happen, it's like catching lightning in a bottle: legacies are made, careers advance, and companies flourish.<p>Ever been placed in a situation where you were really put to the test? Perhaps it was a defining moment for your personal life or professional career?<p>Many …

10 Time Management Secrets of Highly Productive People

Have you ever felt as if there is just too much going on? Not enough hours in the day? Can't seem to find the time between the kids, work and other commitments? Trying to accomplish everything can be difficult and even overwhelming.<p>How do the most successful people -- those who have even more on …

Learning Charisma

Jana stands at the podium, palms sweaty, looking out at hundreds of colleagues who are waiting to hear about her new initiative. Bill walks into a meeting after a failed product launch to greet an exhausted and demotivated team that desperately needs his direction. Robin gets ready to confront a …

If Your Potential Managers Don't Have These 7 Skills, Don't Promote Them

An alarming 82 percent of the time, companies promote the wrong person.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a 2014 Gallup poll, companies, 82 percent of the time, appoint the wrong person to a management or leadership position. That's a staggering number.<p>And yet …