Mariam Athman

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4 Simple Questions Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Always Ask Their Employees

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

How to hack your memory and remember almost anything

When Dr. Julia Shaw talks about hacking memory - she’s not talking about stealing our information. In fact, the scientist, psychologist and senior …

Stop Trying to Sound Smart When You’re Writing

When I read a piece of business writing, whether it’s a proposal, a report, or a simple email, I’m turned off by people who have invested more energy trying to <i>sound</i> smart than in trying to <i>be</i> smart. Ideally, I’d like to read communications where I don’t notice the writing at all. The best writing is …

How to Lead Difficult People (Especially When They Work for You)

Sometimes you have no choice but to lead people you never would have chosen for your team. Here's how to do it.<p>Great leadership is hard. Even harder: poor management.<p>So, imagine you're manager, trying to lead a team whose members you haven't chosen. Now, imagine that some of your employees are …

Best Exercises for Your Brain

Most people are probably familiar with how to exercise your body effectively but are you aware of exercises for your brain? Often a little …

Humanity

HR Trends 2016: infographic

Trends in HR series:• Trends in capabilities for HR<br>• Current HR Trends: a summary<br>• Trends in HR jobs<br>• Trends in Traineeships<br>• “HR Trends 2016: The list of …

Human Resources

All Great Leaders Master These 6 Skills

Only a few are natural born leaders. For the rest that have to work at it, here is the best methodology.<p>Everyone wants to be a strong leader. And while the potential is undeniably there for most people, some simply do not know what skills they should focus on to be a top-end leader. They can …

Albert Einstein

Want to Increase You Company's Productivity? Here's How Ford Did It and You Can Too

Sometimes employee reward, recognition, and training is not the path to higher productivity. Here's what works instead.<p>Originally published by <b>Marshall Goldsmith</b> on LinkedIn: Employee Engagement Isn't Working. Now What?<p>Every company and leader wants the answer to this "Now what?" question. Engaged …

4 Traits of Exceptional Leaders That Appeal to Every Generation

Yes, Boomers and Gen Xers love these as much as Millennials.<p>Somebody asked me the difference between management and leadership. In a rush to a meeting, I said, "You <i>manage</i> the work, and you <i>l</i><i>ead</i> your followers."<p>Sure, in the context of the day-to-day corporate grind, you cannot have one without the …

5 Tips for Managing a Negative Employee

Understanding how to manage negative employees will help make the experience as painless as possible,<p>For those in management and leadership positions, it's not a matter of if, but a matter of when you will come across a negative employee that requires your attention. Understanding how to manage …

3 Well-Established Management Tactics Great Leaders Avoid (One Will Surprise You)

Some of these management concepts need to be sent out to pasture.<p>What does it take to lead in the modern workplace? On word: Courage.<p>The more I've met with company founders and observed good management principles, the more I've noticed that the workforce is widely dispersed. They come and go as …

3 Traits of the Most Successful Leaders

Have you ever worked for someone who's overly blunt, direct, and/or rude? Certainly, they can be difficult to work with. You never know what to expect. They're often singularly focused on the task at hand without considering the people working for them.<p>On the other hand, have you ever worked for …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

9 Super Effective Ways to Motivate Your Team

Don't make the kinds of mistakes that drain the energy from the members of your team. Instead, fire them up!<p>Teams are the way that most companies get important work done. When you combine the energy, knowledge, and skills of a motivated group of people, then you and your team can accomplish …

10 Action Verbs That Define a Great Leader (Hint: They All Start With the Letter R)

These power words are always in the toolkit of great leaders.<p>Great leaders know how to act on what they know.<p>After a period of evaluation and discussion, they get out of the comfortable confines of their offices and go out into the hallways and conferences rooms, making decisions, interacting with …

How Does Anxiety Short Circuit the Decision-Making Process?

Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh have pinpointed a specific neuronal mechanism that helps explain how anxiety can disrupt the …

Neuroscience

6 Leadership Traits Seldom Mentioned

Quick -- tick off the leadership traits that you often hear from conference speakers, read in leadership books or blogs, or study in training programs. I'm guessing your list includes these: inspiring, visionary, passionate, focused, disciplined, decisive, ethical.<p>The lesser known qualities of …

Leadership

Five Bad Habits That Make Meetings Miserable And Unproductive

In 2015 organizations held more than 25 million meetings per day in the United States. This translates to more than $37 billion in lost productivity, according to a study by Fuze. One Harvard Business Review report found that 67% of meetings are considered unproductive by executives and they take …

14 Daily Habits of Successful and Likable Leaders

If any organization, business, venture, or team is going to succeed, it needs a leader who knows the way, and can show the way.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by</i> …

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.<p><i>Maybe I should order them all . . .</i><p>Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then …

Management

How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic

Simple tweaks in communication and role-modeling based on the latest behavioral research can nudge employees into top form and create a more …

8 Easy Ways to Level Up Your Leadership Skills

Commit to becoming a better leader in 2016. Use these tips to get started.<p>You may not be consciously aware of it, but your employees are acutely aware of you and they're silently judging your competency as a leader with every decision you make. This is true of the employees who are vested and care …

Employment

How To Motivate Your Employees To Do More Each Week

Want to keep your employees loyal? Motivate them to do their best work.<p>"You can catch more flies with honey..." Yeah, I know. The same clich gets old when trying to motivate employees. While there are many tried-and-true methods of motivating employees to work harder, I like to think outside the …

Recruiting Trends for 2016 and Their Supporting Best Practices, Part 2 of 2

© Pete Saloutos - Fotolia.com<p>Tracking upcoming recruiting trends is a professional obligation, but it can also help you identify and adopt powerful …

Recruiting Trends for 2016 and Their Supporting Best Practices, Part 1 of 2

© Pete Saloutos - Fotolia.com<p>What could be more important in a fast-moving world than keeping up with developing trends? Unfortunately, many in …

Senior Managers Don’t Trust Their Colleagues To Get Things Done

A new survey finds very few senior managers think they can trust colleagues in different departments. Here’s how to change that.<p>The good news: People generally trust the people they work with every day. The bad news, if you’re running a large organization: According to a new survey done by …

Management

This Body Language Makes You Look Like a Leader

It’s important to balance the appearance of power and warmth.<p>Via The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead:<p><b>When</b> …

How Age and Gender Affect Self-Improvement

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Why do some people react so defensively to critical feedback, while others take it on the chin?<p>To help us answer this question, over the last year we’ve gathered data on how people react to feedback. We called the defensive tendency “proving” (as in, having something to prove) and the …

How Managers Become Leaders

Artwork: Adam Ekbergs Country Roads 2005, ink-jet print<p>Harald (not his real name) is a high-potential leader with 15 years of experience at a leading European chemical company. He started as an assistant product manager in the plastics unit and was quickly transferred to Hong Kong to help set up …