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Federal budget: start-ups and innovation

<b>This year’s Federal Budget is notable for its lack of focus on start-ups, innovation and entrepreneurship, according to Alex McCauley, CEO of</b> …

These Are The Top Companies For Employee Experience

15 companies stand out from all others, here's who they are!<p>For the past few years I've been studying employee experience and with the help of Cisco and Lever, embarked on a research project to study and analyze over 250 organizations around the world including the Fortune 100 and the Fortune 100 …

Employee Engagement

How Do You Handle Negative Feedback? A Business Coach and a Fitness Entrepreneur Share Their Experiences (and Solutions)

Negative feedback can be difficult to deal with. Here are some solutions.<p>Everyone can attest to experiencing some sort of negative feedback, whether it's from a random troll on the Internet commenting on your content, or someone close to you who doesn't understand your life's direction. Negative …

Self-help

How to Create World-Class Customer Experiences

Missing the mark on customer satisfaction? How employee development might be key to creating customer experiences you want the world talking about.<p><i>By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), Director at Partners In Leadership.</i><p>Customer satisfaction, or lack thereof, has been all the rage in the news the …

Employee Engagement

Six Simple Habits Of “Lucky” People

Luck might seem random, but it’s actually something that can be learned and increased.<p>Some people seem to have all the luck. They’re in the right place at the right time. They’re top of mind and chosen for the best assignments. And they just happen to make connections that end up advancing their …

personalimprovement

From Lucky Habits To Hiring For Weaknesses: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top stories explain why to hire for weaknesses, the habits behind lucky breaks, and how a Montana town became a tech hub.<p>This week, we learned why it’s important to look for job candidates’ weaknesses as well as their strengths, the habits and traits that seemingly “lucky” people tend …

3 Life Lessons From My Mom That I Use Everyday As A CEO

Every year on Mother’s Day, I struggle to put into words just how grateful I am to my mom. She passed away two years ago, and while the hole she left …

Five Ways To Demonstrate Leadership In Times of Crisis

There are going to be times in your journey as a leader when you invariably feel like every decision you take is turning out to be incorrect. Nothing seems to work the way it’s supposed to. Your competency and the belief in your own abilities – the two pillars of your success – seem to have …

7 Tips to Being a Better CEO

If you never had anyone teach you how to be an effective CEO, here are 7 tips to help you powerfully play that role...<p>Brian grew up in business. His dad, Ronnie, started the manufacturing firm, his mom, Marge, ran much of the administrative and financial aspects of the company, and family life …

Leadership

To be a better boss, act like a witch

Misty Bell Stiers is a witch. But for her, practicing Wicca isn’t just about being at one with a universal, divine energy—it’s about becoming a better manager.<p>“The backbone of Wicca, to me, is making sure I’m present in the moment,” says Stiers, the creative director at Isobar, a global digital …

Spirituality

5 Stories That Will Make You Rethink Your Leadership Style

CEOs speak candidly of times they fumbled on the job, and what they learned in the process.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When he first became a business leader, admits Krister Ungerboeck, CEO of Courageous Growth, in St. Louis, Mo., he was a bit of a jerk. …

Leadership

9 Ways to Teach Yourself to Be a More Confident Boss

Start by asking, "Do I take care of myself?"<p>Are you a leader? If so, let me offer some conventional wisdom: To take care of your followers and set them up for success, you need to take care of yourself first.<p>As the focal point of your team, others take your lead and follow your patterns. This is …

The Brain

5 Ways to Delegate Like a Pro Every Time

Learning how to properly delegate work to others is an essential skill for every leader. Here's how to do it better.<p>When you're a leader, learning how to properly delegate work to others is an essential skill--and one that you should routinely make use of. Not only does it take responsibility for …

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The 7 Skills Every Millennial Leader Needs to Succeed

The best leaders have skills that help them better manage their teams. You can too.<p>While leading is a skill that can be developed and improved, the best leaders have skills that help them better manage their teams.<p>A group of more than 330,000 bosses, peers, and employees were asked to rank the top …

Leadership

What an MBA program won't teach you about leadership

Is the MBA the most valuable degree in the world?<p>Perhaps. It's certainly the most popular. MBAs account for two-thirds of all advanced degrees in the …

7 Signs That You're an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Some people are naturally inclined to be more emotionally intelligence, but it's a skill and awareness that can be developed over time.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Emotional intelligence is an underrated quality for entrepreneurs, and a crucial one for …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Habits That Will Totally Change Your Leadership Style

Becoming a great leader isn't only for the select few. Anyone can do it as long as you adopt these seven habits.<p>Leadership wasn't something remotely close to being on the top of my priorities throughout my early adulthood.<p>But, as someone whose trying to grow and become better each day, leadership …

Thought Leadership

Confidence Will Be the Ultimate Driver of Your Success. Here's How to Make Sure It's Rock Solid

Without this trait, you will never rise above the tide.<p>Your confidence level is what will determine your success level in the workplace.<p>That's proved true again and again for the most famous entrepreneurs, the smartest business leaders, and the most talented managers.<p>If you lack confidence, you …

Self-improvement

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best …

Self-improvement

Great Leaders Always Make Sure Employees Know the Answer to These 3 Questions

You're asking for trouble if you don't answer these questions.<p>I've been testing a very popular app called Basecamp lately.<p>You might know it if you read <i>Inc. Magazine</i> or have ever visited a startup.<p>It's a popular project manager, but it's designed with a bit more flair than most task-based tools. You …

Employment

6 Ways to Take Your Business from Profit to Purpose

Here are the guiding principles that have allowed our company to be more than just another player in the industry.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that is New York, we see businesses measuring success through …

Entrepreneurship

Career Development for Women: Leadership Courses | AMA

AMA Courses for Women<p>Our Experts<p>AMA faculty are not only first-rate instructors, but also industry experts in the topics they teach. All students …

Business Administration

Sales Leadership 3.0

Leaders in the sales industry are not born with some special genetic makeup or a particular set of skills. Rather, leaders in sales are the same as …

The best leaders take calculated risks, learning from failure as they go

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Vogue’s Anna Wintour and even Sylvester Stallone can teach leaders valuable lessons about risk, failure and business success.<p>We often (and naively) associate great business leaders with perfection when, actually, success comes from making mistakes and learning along the way. …

Lolly Daskal: The Seven Archetypes Of The Most Successful Leaders

I spoke to Lolly Daskal, author of the upcoming book <i>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness</i>, about the seven archetypes of the most successful leaders, what happens when leaders rely too much on their current skills, the Millennial leadership dilemma and her best career …

4 Leadership Dilemmas and How to Manage Them Perfectly

Organizational leadership has never been more important. Here are a few real world dilemmas and some solid advice when they arise.<p>"Why do we even have Quarterly Business Reviews? No one likes them." This isn't a question you would want to hear if you were the person responsible for why every …

Leadership

How You Can Become a Morning Person

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

How to Showcase Those All-Important Leadership Skills on Your Resume

Leadership skills are one of the most important traits to showcase on your resume. Unfortunately, it's one of those skills that everyone claims to …

Why You Should Walk the Line Between Company Culture and Your Individual Leadership Style

Leaders who conform to the norm don't bring anything new to the table -- they aren't innovating.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The company culture is the heart of the organization. Goals, processes and policies should be tied to it. So when leadership styles …

Team Building

When It Comes To Business, Sometimes Nice Guys Do Finish Last

When I first started my company, BodeTree, I swore to myself that I would be a kinder, gentler sort of leader. <br>My goal was to always resort to reason, rather than force when dealing with employees, partners, and customers. I consistently tried to be nice in the hope that people would respond in …

Leadership