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8 Essential Qualities That Define Great Leadership

Company leaders are facing a crisis. Nearly one-third of employees don’t trust management. In addition to this, employers now have to cater to the needs of the millennial generation. On average, after graduating from college, a millennial will change jobs four times before they are 32. Most of them …

Employment

Why Do So Many Managers Forget They’re Human Beings?

In our assessments, surveys, and interviews of over a thousand leaders, many comments stood out, but one in particular was especially powerful and thought-provoking. “Leadership today,” Javier Pladevall, CEO of Volkswagen Audi Retail in Spain, told us, “is about unlearning management and relearning …

Zeroed out: Five steps toward restoring inbox sanity

Overwhelmed by the amount of email sitting in your inbox? Here’s one man’s helpful guide.<p>Welcome to 2018, filled with new newsletters, new launches, …

Productivity

How to use a Simple Checklist to Perform like a Superhero

<b>It’s a busy day…aren’t they all? There are multiple projects and tasks on the go. You don’t want to backtrack but the clock is ticking, right?</b><p>How can …

How to Get a Raise Without Asking for One

Make it clear that you’re ready for a raise in seven easy steps.<p>We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything …

Be a Better Leader in 2018 by Doing These 3 Things

Are you getting the most you can from your employees?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a look at some of the most successful leaders of large brands -- the Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos -- and you will notice one similarity: They lead and inspire through their influence. …

Leadership

5 Ways To Generate Good Gossip About Yourself

Most of us have been taught to avoid gossip. But gossip isn’t always bad, says Deborah Rosado Shaw, PepsiCo’s former senior vice president, chief global diversity and engagement officer.<p>“One of the best things you can do is generate gossip about yourself,” Shaw said. “Just make sure it’s good …

How To Heal A Dysfunctional Company Culture With Emotionally Connected Leadership

Few moments in life are more rewarding and exciting than being named CEO of a major national brand company. Moving into the corner office can represent the capstone of years of diligent service, either in the company you’re going to lead or one that you’ve known and admired for much of your life. …

Leadership

Advice Highly Successful People Would Give To Their 21-Year-Old Selves

The right advice delivered at the right moment can change your life.<p>Advice is a powerful thing. The impact of a few words said at the right moment in the right context can change your life.<p>When I was in high school, I was set on following my father's advice into becoming a doctor. As an immigrant, …

Success

3 Skills Martin Luther King, Jr. Mastered to Become a Transformational Leader

A transformational leader like Dr. King focuses more on the end-goal for the greater good, rather than her own comfort.<p>The good news for leaders around the world is that there is no shortage of examples on how to be effective. Thus leaders can study the traits of leaders of both yesterday and today …

7 Truths All Entrepreneurs Need To Hear About Coaching (and Real Self-Development)

If it's easy, you're doing it wrong.<p>I get it.<p>You're paid and admired for your ability to get results. To put out fires. To think in innovative ways and solve problems that make most people's heads spin.<p>And you're very good at it.<p>Like most successful individuals, entrepreneurs and executives are …

If you’re calling your work team family, you’re doing it wrong

It’s not uncommon to hear bosses refer to their employees as a “family.” I used to do it, too. The characterization can seem like a harmless way to generate camaraderie and community.<p>But your coworkers are not actually “like a family.” You’re born into your family; where you work and who you hire …

Having This 1 Person on Your Team Improves Results Immediately, According to Sports Psychologists

When times get tough, every team needs someone who can hold everything together.<p>No one wants to be the "glue guy." Yet every team needs one.<p>Do you have a glue guy or gal on your team? Do you know what they are? Or, more important, what they do?<p>As a senior in high school on the basketball team, I …

5 Crucial Mistakes Leaders Continue To Make

Leaders continue to be too comfortable with being comfortable. During times of tremendous change and transformation, they should make risk their best friend for their people and organizations to evolve. But they are just not committing enough to disrupt the status quo. Unfortunately they have …

The Price Of Leadership

<i>Want to lead? Here’s the price you must pay.</i><p>We just named a new president to run Maddock Douglas, the innovation consultancy I founded 27 years ago. As you can imagine, finding the right person was difficult, but the decision was made easier because Maria, our new president, understands the …

Leadership

The Leadership Model Used By Steve Jobs, Henry Ford And Thomas Edison

If you’re an individual contributor who also manages the work of other employees, you’re what is called a Player-Coach. It’s a very different kind of leadership model than what usually gets talked about, although ironically, Player-Coach is one of the most commonly employed leadership …

Henry Ford

Spain's first bondage hotel tied up by red tape

The hotel, due to include 20 S&M-themed rooms and a dungeon, was preparing to open last week in a village of 2,500 residents in Valencia, but was prevented from doing so after the mayor of “quiet” Vilafranca, complained.<p>Set to be called Roissy Castle, the hotel was the brainchild of a local …