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The 12-Step Process For Improving Your People Management Skills

People aren’t easy to quantify and control. We all have our individual hopes and dreams, as well as our own opinions and weaknesses. We’re imperfect, …

7 Phrases You Will Never Hear a Great Leader Say | Inc.com

Great leaders know that how they communicate is almost as important as what they communicate. They're constantly aware that everything they say will be taken to heart by their team, and that they'll be measured against their own words.<p>That's why you'll never hear them say these common phrases.<p>1. …

Leadership

Why You Should Never Ask for One-on-One Advice

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

9 Opportunities You Have Every Day to Grow as a Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are responsible for inspiring and motivating your employees to fulfill your shared mission. Doing so requires constant learning and self-improvement.<p>While your business matures and its headcount grows, your best team members …

Leadership

3 essential roles in any business: Finders, minders, and grinders

When a startup is successful beyond anyone’s imagination, a question naturally arises: <i>Why did it take off?</i> Ask 10 people involved with the company and you’ll get 10 different stories: for one, it was the founder; for another, early access to its target audience; for a third, it was pricing that set …

12 Things You Can Do Starting Today to Be a Better Leader

Entrepreneur, business advisor and online-marketing professional<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some believe certain people are born leaders. Others think an individual can learn to be a leader. Regardless of how you may feel you obtained your leadership skills, there …

Employment

7 communication skills all successful leaders have mastered

Communication in a business starts at the top and works its way down through every employee.<p>Skip Weisman, a leadership and workplace communication …

A personality test used by major companies screens leaders for these 18 traits

The report, which includes clients' ratings in 18 key areas such as decisiveness and the ability to handle sensitive problems, is based on years of research on the factors that go into effective management. The CPI 260 and the reports that come with the results are used by major companies including …

Leadership

5 Reasons People May Not Be Following Your Leadership

There are times throughout a leader's tenure that he/she must look behind them and see if anyone is following. Are the goals that have been set being accomplished? Is the organization moving in a positive direction? Are people working together to achieve the desired outcomes?<p>Losing your influence …

Team Building

10 Books You Must Read to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

<b>Bold – Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis</b><p>Exponential technologies are technologies that have the ability to generate change and improve lives in ways …

Peter Thiel

Miami's 11 Essential Restaurant Bars

Miami certainly isn't short on watering holes. (And we've rounded up 12 great, long-standing ones right here.) But the Magic City also has plenty of restaurants that also boast a notable bar program that rival — and sometimes even top — their stand alone counterparts. So without further adieu, here …

Miami

8 Questions to Ask Before You Start a Business With a Friend | Inc.com

You decide to start a business. You're excited. You're motivated. You're dreaming big dreams. And you're also really nervous -- so you decide uncertainty loves company and ask a friend to be your partner.<p>Good idea?<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches …

Small Business

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs. "Once we …

Self-improvement

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

Self-improvement

Common Web Design Mistakes Few People Recognize

Web designers are wonderfully creative people. We love what we do; we love to experiment; we love to put our artistic “thumbprint” on all that we do. …

18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

Including some disturbing news for America.<p>BuzzFeed is attempting to track down and embed all the original creators featured in this article. Please contact tom.chivers@buzzfeed.com.

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

The Agile Enterprise Is A Thing But Not THE Thing

The Agile Enterprise Is A Thing But Not THE ThingA ThingMany proponents of Agile in the field of software development suggest that the whole …

Project Management

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

Yelp Announces Top 50 Places to Eat in Miami

The community has spoken, and Yelp has listened. The business review site currently showcases over 83 million unique reviews.<p>Based on a combination of the number of reviews and star ratings, Yelp compiled a list of the top 50 local, non-chain Miami eateries for 2015, giving more weight to the …

Kayaking

The Most Anticipated Miami New Restaurants, Fall 2015

While it may not feel like "Fall" here in always hot South Florida, the seasons are changing. (Or so we hear.) And with the change comes a whole slew of nbeakew restaurants we have to look forward to in the upcoming months. Check out our top picks below.<p>MIAMI BEACH<p>NAIYARA<p><b>Location:</b> 1854 Bay Road, …

Texas

An Iterative Waterfall Isn’t Agile

I’ve noticed something disturbing over the past two years. And it’s occurred uniformly with teams I’ve worked with all across the world. It’s the …

Project Management

Lessons From A Leader: How To Encourage Straight Talk In The Workplace

<i>Jo Eisenhart is the senior vice president of Human Resources, Facilities and Philanthropy at Northwestern Mutual.</i><p>If a co-worker asked your opinion about her new outfit—and you didn’t really care for it—how would you answer? Truthfully? Or, would you tell a little white lie to keep from hurting her …

Leadership

These 5 Phrases Will Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Carpenters work with wood. Composers' medium is sound. Business leaders like you, however, work in words.<p>Think about it--whether it's persuading a prospective client, laying out your vision for your company, or motivating your staff, the primary tool at your disposal is language. Which means the …

Self-help

10 things successful leaders remember when things go wrong

Whether it's a failure of planning, a bad judgment call, or an accident of fate, trouble eventually comes to every leader. And that's when leadership really matters.<p>Here are the principles that can guide you through the next storm:<p>Our reactions and moods are like a steering wheel that can move us …

Motivation

8 Effective Meetings for Agile Marketing Teams

I love meetings. Yeah, I said it, I love meetings. Why you might ask? Because I truly value the input and insights of the roles I am not in. I love …

Meet the GoPro Hero4 Session: a tiny camera with big shoes to fill

That camera you see above is the GoPro Hero4 Session, the fifth and newest member to the company's current line-up. You can't have avoided noticing that the Hero4 Session is a small black square, and not the traditional silver matchbox, or gray lump we're used to. It's the most striking update in …

7 Ted Talks Every Leader Should Watch

Looking for a crash course in leadership? These brilliant presentations can help.<p>When I started my first company at the age of 25, I did not consider myself a leader. I was just a guy who needed to serve my clients. But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out how to be a good boss and …

Leadership

What it takes to become an Agile Careerist - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

A friend I have come to know from the SOBCON events, Marti Konstant, asked me to talk with her for a book she is writing on being an Agile …

Project Management

New study confirms every female boss' fear that she just can't win

There is no shortage of advice for professional women on how to succeed and lead in the workplace.<p>Women are constantly told to lean in, take charge …