Kelly Davis

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The Best Leaders Know These 6 Tricks to Being More Approachable

Not being approachable could be your biggest leadership blind spot<p>Approachability is a trait that most people believe they have but few actually do. We know our own good intentions and believe that those shine through for other people to see. We think we're easy to talk to when, in fact, many of us …

8 Work Productivity Tips That You Can Actually Use

Whether you’re an employer or employee, productivity should be at the forefront of your mind when at work. As an employee, the feeling of …

24 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

Being the boss comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to your style of leadership? Are any of …

Employment

This is how you lead like a boss — and not a pretender

Are you playing at being a boss, or are you being a leader—as in throwing your whole self into helping bring out the best in the people around …

Want More Success and Happiness? No Joke, Science Says Avoid Pride

Research says pride comes in two different personalities. One you definitely want to avoid, if you want to live life to the fullest.<p>Do you consider yourself a proud person? Well, after this article, you may want to re-consider whether it's serving you or working against you. As it turns out, a rare …

Congratulations! You Are the Boss–So Now What?

The 16 most important qualities for becoming a great leader.<p>If you're upwardly mobile in your career and you work for an organization, or if you're an entrepreneur who plans to someday grow your business beyond what you can handle on your own, the day is going to come when you're somebody's boss.<p>If …

How to use body language to your advantage

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>I've written about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

The 5 Leadership Behaviors You Need to Boost Employee Engagement

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A good leader values employee happiness. A <i>great</i> leader values the employee engagement that results from that happiness. That is what employee engagement is, after all -- the degree to which an employee’s feelings about their job (and …

Employee Engagement

Stock Up on Pool Noodles for These Clever DIY Projects

Pool noodles make swimming fun, but that’s just the beginning of what they can do. Pick up an assortment at your local dollar or discount store, then …

Sleep

The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop …

Motivation

Time management tips: How to create meetings that work

Be chairman of the board, not chairman of the bored.<p>Meetings are a plague on modern business: bored staff can waste months of their lives nodding …

5 Rookie Leadership Mistakes You Should Absolutely Avoid

With so many lessons, here are a few signals that you are doing it all wrong.<p>Whether you are a new startup founder building out your team or that up and coming corporate manager leading a team, you undoubtedly should be thinking of ways to be an effective leader. Over the past 30 years of managing …

3 Skills All Bosses Need to Learn Today

High-achieving employees want this, and they'll get it somewhere else. Why not your company?<p>In my line of work, I will admit that not all leaders and owners have reached a visceral understanding of the potential of people. But those that do see it as their responsibility to help others grow towards …