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Management

12 Essential Habits of Exceptional Leaders

One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down …

Self-awareness

14 CEOs on the Most Valuable Job Skill Right Now

Advice for standing out at your current gig or getting a new one<p>There’s no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self …

Leadership

4 Rare (and Brilliant) Things Smart Leaders Do to Get Respect | Inc.com

Think about the great entrepreneurs who fuel success and make the business world go around. People like Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, are certainly celebrated for their success, but not always necessarily well-liked for the decisions …

Leadership

Your Company's Success Depends on Its Culture: Here Are 3 Ways to Shape It | Inc.com

For decades, business leaders looked to the latest methodology or technology to solve every type of organizational issue--like Six Sigma, Agile, or enterprise resource planning. Mergers and acquisitions were justified by promises of synergy and growth. By implementing these tools or …

Mergers & Acquisitions

6 Ways Great Bosses Thank Their Employees | Inc.com

Think about a great leader you genuinely respect, and chances are one of the things that boss does particularly well is thank his or her employees. You can too, since recognizing and praising hard work and achievement is one of the easiest -- and most effective -- rewards you can provide.<p>And if …

Employment
Management

I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company, you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

Self-awareness
Management