Like many of my classmates, shortly after college, I joined the ranks of a top strategy and management consulting firm. I knew I was signing up for long hours, but the reality of that didn’t really sink
It's well-documented that hanging around chronically negative people can bring you down. The opposite is also true: Spending time with positive people makes you happier. In 2013, Princeton researchers
Creative and collaborative teamwork will only take place if there is a high level of trust among team members. Trust allows members of the team to do three things that produce true collaboration. The is
I'm sure you've come across that old business axiom that says "work smarter, not harder." Whether you're a freelancer, self employed, small business owner, or working nine to five, we're constantly on
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
When you run a company, it’s obviously important to understand how profitable the business is. Many leaders look at profit margin, which measures the total amount by which revenue from sales exceeds costs.
How to appreciate your employees and earn their trust. Clients are important, but they aren't the number one priority of successful organizations -- employees are. When a company hires the right people
Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace. Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something
Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or her so great?"
Company culture is a personality. While it may start with the CEO's vision, it ends up developing a life of its own, evolving and maturing based on a unique set of tangible and intangible components. include
I was once in a meeting with Steve Jobs where he admitted his fallibility. I was involved in the design of the common dining area at the Pixar atrium at the time, and it was an awesome trust-building for
Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging.
Establishing a mentorship program can help businesses grow, employees succeed and executives lead more effectively Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A significant majority
Having this skill is like having a workplace superpower. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. How would you describe a superpower in the workplace? Words such as “inspirational,”
Recently I was talking with a new manager about the team she had inherited. While she thought that most of the team members were doing a good job, she was concerned that one or two people were not pulling
We're all familiar with the idea that habits are important, that we are what we repeatedly do. My recent conversations with some of America's top business leaders have expanded upon that idea, that what
If you follow my column, by now you're familiar with the ethos of servant leadership, which I often write about and firmly believe to be the best leadership philosophy on the planet. But don't just take
When we travel to a country that has a different culture than ours, many of us spend time learning ways to communicate and connect with the people there. We might look up the meanings of common terms access
As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere
How Can You Spot Great Leaders? This Is How They Manage Younger and Older Workers (Note the Difference)
Successful leaders recognize early on that certain challenges will emerge. How you choose to deal with each generational employee in the same office will have a critical effect on your relationship with
On a recent web enabled round table with 12 of my top business coaching clients we dived deep into the subject of developing your key staff members. What became clear that a big part of our job on our
Say you’re a lawyer, and you’re evaluating competing job offers — one from a law firm, and the other for a general counsel role in a tech company. Which one should you take? This is a complicated question,