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Ask Better Questions

<b>Leslie K. John</b> and <b>Alison Wood Brooks,</b> professors at Harvard Business School, say people in business can be more successful by asking more and better questions. They talk through what makes for a great question, whether you’re looking to get information or get someone to like you. They’re the …

Harvard Business School

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Leadership

The Ultimate Guide to Project Closeout: How to Simplify Handoff in 7 Steps

The final days of a project have a huge impact on your project’s overall profitability and success—projects are remembered not by how they start, but …

Project Management

Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive

Publication Date: <b>June 05, 2018</b><p>Keep learning, or risk becoming irrelevant. It's a truism in today's economy: the only constant is change. Technological automation is making jobs less routine and more cognitively challenging. Globalization means you're competing with workers around the world. …

Learning

45 Motivational Quotes For Every Millennial Still Trying To Figure Life Out

There are many things I wish someone would’ve told me before I started my career and emerged into adulthood. I wish someone who have told me that it’s impossible to separate your life from your career, no matter how much you try.<p>I wish someone would have told me that there will be soul-crushing …

Motivation

7 Mindsets Necessary For Successful Leadership Development

I was recently having a conversation with the CEO of a client organization about the current state of engagement and performance in the company. They were undergoing a significant organizational transformation. As we talked, he seemed to become gradually more frustrated – emotions were starting to …

Employee Engagement

10 Signs You Aren't As Clear As You Think You Are

Increased clarity is the best option for improving profits, performance, and engagement. The reason more leaders aren’t pursuing greater clarity is they don’t recognize the lack of clarity that permeates their organizations and consumes their profit. A good part of that problem starts with the …

Management

Conflict Resolution: How to Have Tough Conversations

Today’s organizations strive to enhance competitiveness by encouraging collaboration between individuals, departments, and teams. Although this can …

Management

How I Processed a Backlog of 1,061 Emails to Reclaim My Inbox

Stay on top of your inbox -- without devoting your whole day to email -- with these tips.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few weeks ago on a Monday morning, I opened my inbox with a tense tightening in my stomach. My inbox a few weeks prior was around 20 …

Productivity

Great Leaders Are Made, Not Born: Six Strategies For Becoming A Better Leader

When you hear the phrase “born leader,” do you feel good about yourself? Or do you feel that you’ll never be in a position to lead others? If you don’t feel like a born leader, take heart. Research suggests that only about 30% of leadership is genetic, while 70% is a result of life lessons and …

Leadership

Kanban: What is the Kanban system and how to get started with a Kanban board

We explain the basic principles of Kanban, introduce the Kanban board and look at Kanban vs Scrum<p>Managers may breathily whisper the word ‘Kanban’ to …

Project Management

Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work

President Emmanuel Macron together with many Silicon Valley CEOs will kick off the VivaTech conference in Paris this week with the aim of showcasing the “good” side of technology. Our research highlights some of those benefits, especially the productivity growth and performance gains that …

Emmanuel Macron

Use These 3 Questions To Keep Your Team High Performing

In the SEAL Teams, whenever we were patrolling to a target, each operator in the patrol would ask himself three questions. These three questions helped us ascertain our relevance as individuals which, in turn, determined our relevance as a team. Those three questions were:<p>Is my gun up (ready)?<br>• Where …

Team Building

How Great Leaders Model, Enable And Encourage Emotional Agility

Globalization, technological innovations and demographic shifts make work unpredictable. Job descriptions are constantly evolving, and goals from last quarter may become irrelevant; consolidations and organizational transformations are common. Companies need to be agile to stay profitable. For …

Leadership

How to take control of your reputation at work

The most important career capital you have isn’t your technical skills or academic pedigree. It’s not your high-flying title. It’s not even your …

7 Ways Business Leaders Get Stuck (And How To Get Back On Track)

In a rut? Unable to scale? Communications breakdown? Time to make a change.<p><i>Andy Bailey, CEO and head coach of business coaching firm Petra Coach, serves in an advisory role on the Gazelles Council, leaders of the Scale Up movement. We asked Andy for insight about how business leaders get stuck and</i> …

The definitive guide to working with the Millennial species

Millennials are a humanoid form presently perplexing the professional world. Never before has such an incomprehensible and downright mysterious breed …

Negotiation and Leadership: Dealing with Difficult People and Problems BR

<i>Negotiation and Leadership</i>Dealing With Difficult People and ProblemsSpring sessions: <br>April 16–18 | May 14–16 | June 18–20 2018Fall sessions: …

How to Fill Yourself With Real Confidence (Instead of Just Pretending)

Real confidence means going beyond just standing straight and repeating positive mantras.<p>You know the standards like great body language and questioning the inner critic yammering in your head. Yet, your confidence still isn't as strong as you'd like it. What else can you do to feel capable of …

3 Unique Advantages of Introverted Leaders (Backed Up by Science)

Being the best talker doesn't always mean having the best ideas.<p>Some reports say that up to 40 percent of executives self-describe as introverts. This list includes Marissa Mayer, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Andrea Jung (former CEO of Avon), just to name a few.<p>Yet introverts often get a bad rap …

5 Ways To Tell You're Being A Lousy Manager, And Turn That Around In One Day

<b>Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership”</b><p>We all know that there are many different kinds of managers and leaders. Some are empowering and thrilling to work for and grow under, and some are terrible despots who make our lives miserable. And others are somewhere in between.<p>I’ve been a manager and …

Leadership

6 Trust-Building Actions That Work

Having a solid foundation of trust strengthens business results and positively impacts the bottom line.The stats speak for themselves. Harvard …

7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Someone who gets a huge amount done — without working longer hours?<p>Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to …

Time Management

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.<p>Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you …

Leadership

How to Lose Your Best Employees

You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door.<p>She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her …

Why You Should Choose Conflict, Over Complacency

Embrace the ones who "just don't get it." Your next big idea may depend on it!<p>We've all been there. Your blood pressure rises, words trip out of your mouth, you are blinking in disbelief. You're asking yourself: How can this person not "get" what I'm saying?!<p><b>Truth is they are probably asking</b> …

Don't Assume Employees Can't Handle Tough Decisions

Too often, managers become paternalistic toward employees, falling into the wrongheaded belief that they know what's best for them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Managers often make tough decisions that affect the careers of their direct reports. It just goes with the …

The Challenge of Taking Over Leadership of an Existing Team

As the outsider, you’ve got to figure out who’s who on the team. Meanwhile, you’re going to be hot on the trail of figuring out what’s what. If you …

Superbosses

Superbosses: How Great Leaders Build Top Performers<p><b>Nano Tools for Leaders®</b> are fast, effective leadership tools that you can learn and start using in …