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The 4 Critical Things Your Team Members Need From You

Make sure you are giving your employees the tools to be as productive as possible.<p><i>By Jonathan Steiman</i>, <i>founder and CEO of Peak Support.</i><p>The most important lesson I've learned about leadership didn't come from a boss or CEO. It didn't come from a leadership guru. It came from a someone I was …

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.<p>Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you …

Leadership

16 Top Quotes to Inspire a Rare and Remarkable Type of Leadership

Be inspired by Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Sheryl Sandberg, Simon Sinek and others.<p>In an era where high-profile, sexual harassment allegations continue to roll in, and Facebook's data-privacy scandal grows steadily worse, it's evident this country is faced with a crisis -- the absence of true …

If You’ve Just Taken Over a Team, Quickly Let Underperformers Go

The best way for a manager to be successful is to build a top-notch team. But when most managers take on new positions, they hesitate to act quickly in replacing poor performing incumbents. Months later, when reflecting on what they could have done differently, almost all of these managers say that …

10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, employees value many things more than the amount of money they're being paid. If they're treated right, employees will not only work for less, they'll be happier and more productive as they do so.<p>Based upon hundreds of conversations I've had about bosses and jobs, here's …

Employment

Leading as a Servant

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in a world where the chase for power is increasing. Someone is always getting thrown under the bus so another person can get ahead. The “top of the food chain” philosophy that has infected our workforce and leadership has thrived …

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.<p>When I worked as Director of Leadership …

The Performance-Management Secret Only 1 in 5 Companies Knows

A survey of over 25,800 companies showed that fully 20 percent had dumped dreaded annual performance ratings.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years, performance ratings have plagued organizations. Managers and employees alike have dreaded the yearly meeting when …

Goldman Sachs Is Taking a $5 Billion Hit From the Republican Tax Bill

Goldman Sachs Group said the U.S. tax reform will cut profit this year by about $5 billion, mainly because of a tax targeting earnings held …

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

Starting to collect Social Security early will result in smaller checks, but that's much less of a problem than you think. Here's why you might want …

Retirement

Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing …

The Key Differences Between Culture, Purpose And Employee Engagement

I have several favorite chocolate bars. Crunchie is one. Toffee and chocolate. What a combination. So too is a Reese Cup. Peanut butter and chocolate? Yes please. And don’t get me started about a caramel-filled Dairy Milk bar from England.<p>As your mouth waters and the endorphins kick into high gear, …

Employee Engagement

Use these 3 tips to talk like a boss

When you become a boss, you not only need to know how to be a leader, you need to learn how to communicate like one, too. Language that was fine for …

34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills | Inc.com

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 aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Leadership

How to Help an Employee Who Rubs People the Wrong Way

If you’ve ever cringed in a meeting when your direct report was talking, you know how tough it can be to watch a team member undermine themselves. Maybe the person is interrupting colleagues too often. Or being condescending, or even combative. No matter the specific behavior, your employee is …

This 3-Letter Word Will Fix Even the Most Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Meeting | Inc.com

When's the last time you laughed during a meeting? I don't mean a sardonic chuckle in response to a mind-numbingly boring presentation--I'm taking about uncontrollable, eyes-watering, almost-peed-your-pants laughter.<p>Okay, if that question's too hard, how about smiling? Have you been to a meeting …

Productivity

Your Superstar Employee Doesn't Fit the Company Culture--So Fire Them | Inc.com

What if you were faced with firing one of your top performers? Not because they weren't performing. Not because they broke a law. But because they were destroying your company's culture from the inside out.<p>Would you know it was the right decision, or would you or other people question your …

Business Development

10 Traits of Managers Whose Teams Are Happy to Come to Work

Work isn't recess but it shouldn't be detention, either.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any manager wants their team members to do is dread coming to work each day. Because people spend the majority of their time at work, it is important managers do all …

Is It Really That Hard to Find Good Employees?

How to make sure your next hire is a great one.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business is growing and it’s time for you to hire an employee or two. You blanket the internet with job listings, ask your friends and family for referrals and maybe even use a recruiter.<p>…

11 Tools to Help You Keep Track of Your Remote Employees

As the workforce continues to grow and change, so does the kind and location of employees. Outsourcing and telecommuting are quickly becoming a …

Project Management

The Worst Possible Job Descriptions | Inc.com

The language used to describe something can make a huge difference in our perceptions. Writer and fitness expert James Fell posted a request to "badly explain your profession" on his Facebook Page. He described his own profession as: "I make 'eat less, move more' really complicated."<p>His followers …

Freedom of Information

9 Tips for Poaching Top Talent

The key to luring executive talent is knowing where to start searching and how to keep them engaged after the hire.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recruiting is like hunting. When ConsumerAffairs has a leadership role to fill, I poach the best talent. Why? Because …

Christmas: Embattled From the Beginning

For 2,000 years, believers and nonbelievers alike have fought over the meaning and traditions of a repeatedly reinvented holiday<p>For most of the last two millennia, people have been arguing about Christmas—struggling to adopt it, abolish it, reform it, marginalize it, appropriate it or suppress it. …

Christianity

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or …

3 Employee Performance Realities That Every Leader Needs To Know Now

The business environment is changing at a fast pace. With rapidly evolving technology and an increasingly diverse and growing workforce, our understanding of performance is being challenged as well. If you want an engaged and inspired workforce, every leader needs to understand how the traditional …

Leadership

The Trickle-Down Effect of Good (and Bad) Leadership

We know that emotions are contagious. Research by UC San Diego’s James Fowler and Harvard’s Nicholas Christakis has shown that happiness is contagious, for example. If you have a friend who is happy, the probability that you will be happier rises by 25%.<p>We also know that behaviors are contagious. …

Why Millennials Don't Want To Work For You

Millennials will represent 40% of the total workforce by 2020. Like it or not, they are critical to the success and sustainability of your business. If they don’t want to work for you, your organization will die.<p>If you want to attract and retain the best talent, you need to face reality and start …

Employee Engagement

The No. 1 Way To Spot Weak Leadership

You can spot a weak leader a mile off by simply looking at the types of decisions they make. Not surprisingly, weak leaders pander to public opinion, they manage the routine rather than the extraordinary, and they worry more about being right than achieving the right outcome. Weak leaders seek the …

Leadership

Make Your iPhone Faster With This One Simple Trick

For as long as iPhones have been around, Apple’s company line has been that its mobile operating system, iOS, does an excellent job managing the …