There's a big difference between United Airlines and Southwest Airlines, and it comes down to a quote from Maya Angelou: "People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will remember
Want to Be a Successful Leader? Stop Reading About What They Do and Start Applying These 5 Success Habits Instead
Are you a sucker for articles or books enticing you with the latest lists of behaviors that successful leaders supposedly share? You've probably picked up a few themes by now, including: Successful leaders
Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk. These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy
Back in the spring of 1992, Steve Jobs was invited to speak to a group of students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. (According to MIT, the lecture was a bit of a surprise, the result of the efforts
Many are criticizing Starbucks for the way it handled a recent incident in which two African American men ended up getting arrested at a Philadelphia store. The story, according to The New York Times:
Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)
Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand not to elicit
I think it's pretty fair to say that most of us want to be considered a successful leader. However, what worked in the past won't work now. Rapid change requires agile leaders who think differently and
Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not do
Steve Jobs was famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for his "reality distortion field," his ability to make other people believe the seemingly impossible was actually possible. But the
20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google? But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity
When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't
For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time.
What's social media good for? That might be a hotly debated topic at the moment, but one thing's for sure -- your online friends and followers are certainly a great place to turn if you need book recommendations.
Trying to run a business is all consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things: staff, suppliers, finance, production -- the list goes on. But, above all, meetings seem to take up so much time
In Robert K. Greenleaf's classic 1970 essay, "The Servant as Leader," he recorded his personal observations over the course of 38 years (while employed at AT&T) and confidently determined that the best
This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018. The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil.
"How am I doing as your dad?" It's a question I didn't ask often enough. Yet, it's an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their feedback.
The year 2017 was all about mentoring for me. I've written about it multiple times, and I'll write about it again. Every Friday since January, I visited a college campus and met with several students try
Elon Musk is one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI -- not to mention helping to found PayPal -- he tackles some of the biggest challenges.
The single most powerful tool in a business owner's toolbox, which can either harm or help their businesses, is their mindset. Especially in the hardest times, leaders must firmly hold onto their belief
Sheryl Sandberg Just Used Emotional Intelligence to Show How Every Company Can Fight Sexual Harassment
Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg took to the platform yesterday to share her thoughts concerning recent events of sexual harassment and assault. In a 1300-word post, Sandberg speaks about various topics,
The power of focus. Without it, you're doomed to a life of distraction. A life in which others' priorities dictate on what you spend your time. As you move from one shiny object to another, you may get
All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them. (Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how to sell
When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The same is true for leadership. If you're great at driving your team by calling the shots, then you'll seek out situations--and even create ones--where
Do you have prepared phrases for when things get tricky at work? Whether it’s telling an employee they need to improve their hygiene, pushing back on someone taking credit for your ideas, or bringing serious
Regardless of how many Nike ads you may have absorbed thus far in your life, "Greatness" does not have to be reserved for the athletic elite. You may not be able to break a world record in a major sport,
Now that 2018 is just around the corner, it may be time to ask that one glaring question to move you forward: What is your single biggest leadership challenge right now? This is not a hard exercise, but
Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason
According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers
How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait
In Jim Collins' landmark book Good to Great (published in 2001), his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and discovered 11 unique companies from that bunch that transformed