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5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

Management

17 Bizarre Productivity Hacks From the World's Greatest Achievers | Inc.com

Being more productive means having more time to be an innovative problem solver; that's a key element in becoming great at whatever you are doing. For some, increasing productivity means utilizing a great new time-management app, for others, it’s setting daily goals. But if you’re looking for more …

Time Management

Business Wisdom From 10 Classic Children's Books | Inc.com

Over the past few months, I've provided the recommended reading lists from Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and Richard Branson.<p>Most of those books, however, are what might be called "heavy" in the sense that they take a few hours to …

Kids

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

Leadership

Six Things Real Leaders Don't Do (Like Boss People Around)

People get hired or promoted into leadership roles every day. Sadly, when they get the job they may get little or no training on how to lead a team.<p>Because no one tells them how to lead, how to communicate with their team members or how to inspire people, they are left with the mistaken idea that …

Leadership

A former Google exec on how to make tough decisions quickly

I’ve long believed that speed is the ultimate weapon in business. All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win. Speed is a defining characteristic—if not <i>the</i> defining characteristic—of the leader in virtually every industry you look at.<p>In tech, speed is seen primarily as an asset …

Management

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of us are working longer, trying to fit it all in.<p>That's the wrong approach. There's plenty of …

Time Management

Three Pillars of Leadership Confidence (by Marissa Levin) | Business LockerRoom

Shares 0<p><b>by Marissa Levin</b><p>I’m working with a very brave CEO who stepped into a global non-profit to turn it around after a very tumultuous three years …

Leadership

The Foresight Of Leadership Without Vision

Tom Peters recently offered a provocative tweet, indicating that he would like to banish the words “charismatic” and “vision” from our concepts of leadership. “Thinking ahead is great,” he maintains, “but it becomes more than it is when you sprinkle Holy Water and enshrine it as Vision.” So what is …

Leadership

An Employee Engagement Strategy That Guarantees Success

So what's the right employee engagement strategy to dramatically increase engagement in <i>your</i> organization?<p>Well let's first talk about the <i>wrong</i> strategy...<p>Usually, someone from HR has to convince the CEO to spend money on an employee survey. And when the results come back, the data is hoarded by the …

Employee Engagement

How Can You Build Your Emotional Intelligence?

<i>Are you failing to connect with your employees to motivate and inspire them? Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., is a renowned expert on emotional intelligence</i> …

Emotional Intelligence