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Want Dramatically Improved Performance From Your Employees? Try This 1 Powerful Exercise

You don't need me to tell you that employees are your most valuable asset. But are you getting the most value out of them?<p>There are many timeless keys to success and behaviors that drive peak performance.<p>But what stunts performance?<p>There's a major, yet hidden, culprit lurking in your workplace.<p>It's …

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People

Are you someone who understands what motivates people psychologically? You may be leadership material.<p>A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same …

By Doing Something No One Expected, Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Taught a Brilliant Leadership Lesson

How do you motivate a team that doesn't have anything to prove? Warriors head coach Steve Kerr just showed us.<p>As the leader of a team, what would you do if you felt you were losing control? That your team members were no longer responding to your efforts?<p>That's the situation Golden State Warriors …

This 1 Quote Describes the Most Important Trait You Can Have as a Leader

These tips will help you be purpose-driven, and lead your company with true intention.<p>The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor that can be bestowed on an American citizen. In November 2016, legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully received the award at a star-studded event …

5 Signs That Instantly Identify Someone With Bad Leadership Skills

If you work for such a manager, it may be time to move on.<p>Whenever I speak at events across the country, I break down leadership to its most basic and practical form: It's about meeting the needs of people and developing them to their fullest potential.<p>When employees don't get the tools, training, …

Employment

5 Ways to Catapult Your Company's Success With Gen Z

Leaders who adapt and prepare their businesses and teams to work with Gen Z will thrive -- and build a strong company along the way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As Millennials are growing up and moving into the real world, the fuss about "kids these days" has shifted …

Generation Z

Self-Doubt is Sabotaging Your Leadership. Here's How to Break the Cycle and Lead With Confidence

If you can't empower yourself, how will you empower your staff?<p>You had a bad meeting. You lost your cool on a conference call. You had an employee quit.<p>When your day has gone from bad to worse, it's nearly impossible not to beat yourself up over what you should've, could've, would've. For any …

Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise?

There is a broad assumption in society and in education that the skills you need to be a leader are more or less transferable. If you can inspire and motivate people in one arena, you should be able to apply those skills to do the same in another venue.<p>But recent research is rightly challenging …

5 Cringeworthy Mistakes Managers Often Make, According to Their Employees

Where do your managers stand in response to these survey results?<p>Two years ago on LinkedIn, I conducted an informal leadership survey to get to the bottom of how employees feel about their managers. I asked them a simple question: What is the one mistake your manager makes more frequently than …

The Key Differences Between Culture, Purpose And Employee Engagement

I have several favorite chocolate bars. Crunchie is one. Toffee and chocolate. What a combination. So too is a Reese Cup. Peanut butter and chocolate? Yes please. And don’t get me started about a caramel-filled Dairy Milk bar from England.<p>As your mouth waters and the endorphins kick into high gear, …

Employee Engagement

34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills

Let your resume speak for you.<p>One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're …

Researchers warn of new botnet that could take down the internet

Security group Check Point Research claims to have discovered a rapidly growing and evolving botnet which they believe could eventually take down the …

Quiz: 'Are You a Natural-Born Leader?' Measure Your Leadership Ability in 4 Questions.

Your leadership strength boils down to these four behaviors.<p>Effective leadership is important -- it’s the vital ingredient to a company or organization’s health, reports McKinsey research.<p>What great leadership boils down to is simply a subset of behaviors. Findings show that among the organizations …

Leadership

26 of the best business books you can read, from the CEOs and execs who can't put them down

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

The New Trick Brilliant Managers Use to Provide Effective Feedback

Everyone loves feedback -- or do they? See how this strategy works with human nature to get you what you want.<p>Feedback is one of the hottest buzzwords of the new millennium. Whether it's Millennials forcing companies to become more transparent, or start-ups using agile methodology to launch, …

Richard Branson Reveals 3 Important Lessons Most Leaders Learn Too Late in Life

At Virgin Group, it's OK to encourage and even celebrate failure.<p>Sir Richard Branson has modeled an unconventional leadership approach that has attracted a cult-like following, as evidenced by some of his best-sellers -- <i>Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School</i> and, of course,</i> …

79 Percent of Employees Quit Because They're not Appreciated. Try These 4 Things Before You Say Good-Bye

How employees can have more impact than they think.<p>Feathers were ruffled. People from all around the globe reacted to a post I wrote last week about how anger can destroy your career. It wasn't a surprise. Numerous studies spotlight an increasingly ugly problem that exists in the corporate …

Settlement Could Offer Student Debt Relief To Tens Of Thousands

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement Monday that could nullify thousands of illegal lawsuits that a giant debt holder had brought over billions in private student loans.<p>Tens of thousands of people who are struggling to pay back their private student debt could enjoy …

Why Reflective Leadership Is the Key to a Successful Purpose Transformation

If the people we're leading have changed, then so must how we lead them.<p>Perhaps more than any other generation, purpose is what inspires younger generations of workers to engage and put forth their best efforts in the workplace. So whether your organization has committed to a purpose transformation …

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Roasted Dijon Potatoes — 3-Ingredient Recipes

My meal plans are rooted in simple weeknight dinners that come together as quickly as possible, so it should come as no surprise that my side dish …

Cooking

Fantasy Football 2017: Full Position-by-Position Rankings, Creative Team Names

Summer has flown by, and now the NFL season will kick off in just three weeks when the Kansas City Chiefs face the New England Patriots on September 7.<p>This means fantasy football drafts are in full swing, so here are some rankings and team names to get you going.<p>For the rankings, we'll list the top …

The 5 Lessons Jordan Spieth Can Teach Us About Leadership

Everyone Has a Bad Day<p>As the world watched Jordan Spieth, the 24-year-old golfer phenom from Texas, in the midst of a monumental collapse at the 146th British Open. It was reminiscent of his implosion at the 2016 Masters. With a five-shot lead with nine holes to play at the first Major Tournament …

Golf

How New Managers Can Send the Right Leadership Signals

One of the most exciting and — sometimes anxiety-producing transitions in a career — comes when you move from being an individual contributor to becoming a manager. At this juncture, <i>what you think, what you say, and how you show up —</i> in effect, your leadership presence — can have a direct impact on …

An analysis of the 16 best sports teams in history shows the most important person on a team isn't its coach or best athlete

<b>• An analysis of the greatest pro sports teams in history found captains are critical to a team's success.</b><p><b>• The best captains play for their teams, not their egos.</b><p><b>• This effect may be just as applicable in the military or the office.</b><p>Think of your favorite professional sports teams: What made them …

San Antonio

6 Leadership Lessons From an Ex-Starbucks Executive Who Went From Coffee to Kids

In this exclusive interview, Andrew Alfano, COO of the Learning Experience, shares lessons learned from Starbucks and a fast-growing early education franchise.<p>Andrew Alfano feels like lightning has struck twice.<p>No, he's not talking about the remake of <i>Chips.</i><p>The ex-Starbucks executive joined the …

Our 6 Must Reads for Scaling Yourself as a Leader

If you're an ambitious person, you'll inevitably hit a wall. Sounds pessimistic, but it's actually a sign you're doing something right. At points …

4 Rare (and Brilliant) Things Smart Leaders Do to Get Respect

The most unique leaders demonstrate some rather unusual behaviors not commonly seen in the corporate world. Is it any wonder they're so wildly successful?<p>Think about the great entrepreneurs who fuel success and make the business world go around. People like Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Jeff Bezos, …

This Terrible Management Trait Is the Top Reason Employees Leave

Poor leadership leads to increased employee turnover--and this one trait is especially to blame.<p>Research, exit interviews, and our own experiences tell us over and over again that the number one reason employees leave a job is their direct manager.<p>But why? What are managers doing (or not doing) …

Why “servant leaders” are so effective

<b>Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt directs her players in the second half of a basketball game against Georgia on Sunday March 2, 2008, in Athens, Ga. Tennessee won 72-63. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (AP/John Bazemore)</b><p>It’s no wonder that Lady Vols coach Pat Summit has worked with so many women who go on …