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12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

Emotional Intelligence

Success Lessons From The World's Biggest Rejects: Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Meryl Streep and 10 More

People dismissed them for lacking talent, intelligence, imagination, and even good looks--but they succeeded anyway. Here's why.<p>The road to success can be long, winding, lonely, and difficult.<p>But sometimes we forget. And when we run into obstacles, we think it's a sign that we're on the wrong path, …


Good managers give constructive criticism—but truly masterful leaders offer constructive praise

Getting feedback from your coworkers is scary. A leader at one of my previous jobs once said that my emotional stability fell somewhere between that of a squalling infant and pubescent teen. (Cool, cool.) Now research shows that not only are most managers bad at giving constructive …

How to Embrace Your Shortcomings and Be an Authentic Leader

<b>Vulnerability Is Your Ticket Out of the Leadership Fishbowl</b><p><i>Business leaders who embrace their own shortcomings can avoid imposter syndrome while</i> …

Howard Schultz

How to be a better leader and live to tell the story

<b>*This content is brought to you by</b> <b>Carrick Wealth</b><b>, leaders in wealth and capital management</b><p><b>By Craig Featherby*</b><p>An editor was once asked why he would …

Try Making Someone Else's Day. This 1 Sentence Will Show You How

Be a force of positivity and growth for your employees with 1 powerful sentence and 13 tips.<p>We might not realize it, but our self-esteem and self-confidence are under assault every single day.<p>I recently conducted research that revealed a shocking 93 percent of employees have experienced some sort …


6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read

Becoming a better leader takes continual skill development. These books will help you acquire and refine skills necessary to become a leader people want to follow.<p>Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership …


The 4 Secrets of Remarkably Effective Leaders

The best leaders organize, plan, and execute with talent and skill, and they also practice these habits.<p>Despite what we may believe, there's more to being a leader than simply leading or telling their people what to do. In fact, good leadership involves a number of other valuable traits.<p>The best …


Why Do Leaders Fail at Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Leaders who don't heed this advice from a world-renowned leadership expert may find serious challenges ahead.<p>Recently, I summed up in one sentence exactly why people quit their jobs. Well, actually, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton did, stating that the <i>real</i> reason is due to bad managers. That's based on …


5 Ways to Give Feedback That Inspires People to Grow, Not Shrink.

Feedback done wrong is worse than saying nothing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the best businesses, everyone knows where they stand. Holding someone accountable is strictly between his or her performance and the expected standard. It’s not about you and that …


7 Leadership Habits That Are Demoralizing Your Team Without You Realizing It

How well do you know your own leadership style? Don't wait for a team mutiny to tell you that it's time to focus on motivation.<p>Every business leader realizes their primary objective is to motivate people to do what is required, yet all of us with any experience in business tend to remember most …

Team Building

26 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to …

The Workplace

6 Things Great Mentors Do Differently

Good mentors are like Yoda -- and other lessons from the mentorship sphere.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mentor-mentee relationships come in all shapes and sizes. There are company-driven programs that pair new hires with experienced employees, as well as personally …


Don’t Coach, Lead

<b>Perhaps a third option to coaching vs mentoring?</b><p>One of the biggest challenges I face as a manager is to decide when to coach and when to mentor. On …

5 Ways Being Pushy Is Good For You

If you don't push back, you're seen as a push over. Here are 5 strategies to change push back into push forward, and create relationship wins.<p>What if you've gone too far in your comments about someone? What if you've been called out for being excessive in challenging others in a meeting? What if …

Isaac Newton

Follow-up Is the Secret to Effective Delegation

A key leadership skill is walking that fine line between checking back and micromanaging.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This morning, my daughter was upset. She had a package that should have been mailed five days ago. She brought it to the office and emphasized how …


These 3 Emails--From the CEOs of Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon--Teach Extraordinary Lessons in Leadership

3 top CEOs. 3 extraordinary emails. 3 brilliant lessons in leadership.<p>How would you describe an effective leader?<p>There are many ways to answer that question, but most would agree that true leadership involves the ability to practice what one preaches, to set the example, and to inspire others.<p>Over …


5 Top Books Every Leader Should Read

Leaders are not born, they are made. They make themselvesThe post 5 Top Books Every Leader Should Read appeared first on iamwire.


Here's How Good Managers Give Bad Employees Feedback

What manager likes to give low-performing employees feedback? Not many, but it's part of the job. Here's how the best do it with great success.<p>Raise your hand--who likes to discipline an employee? I hear crickets chirping in the background.<p>Yet discipline is a cornerstone of highly productive …


60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader

Inspiring, motivational quotes to help you become a better leader, a better boss...and maybe even a better person.<p>Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to …


25 Ways to Create a Lasting Leadership Legacy

What stands between you and a business built on people before profit?<p>A great leader is someone who is not solely focused on showing a profit for the businesses they manage. Instead, exceptional leaders recognize that "people proceeds" -- the building and solidifying of relationships with the ones …


Myth vs. Reality: Four Behaviors That Define Successful Leaders

Four traits characterize high-performing CEOs, according to an extensive 10-year study called the CEO Genome Project.


Why leaders need term limits

Normally, successful people are highly committed to their work. Here is the problem: the more committed we are to a given path the harder it is for …

5 Ways to Make It Safe for Employees to Speak Up

It's not easy, but the results will be very well worth your effort.<p>Creating an environment dedicated to open and honest communication is a very difficult task, especially if you're approaching it as a leader outside of the office's circle of tight-knit employees.<p>But while creating a safe office …

Project Management