Mark Jacinto

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Why I Stopped Saying 'No' and Started Asking 'How?'

Start replacing "no" with "how" to improve effective communication in any relationship<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times a day do you say no? Why do you say no in the first place? Most people will tell you they respond with “no” because of …

Motivation

10 Important Skills All Good Leaders Share

It's not about a position or title. It's about the actions you take.<p>If you are in the position to lead, you most certainly want to be a great leader. It's an ambition that can take many forms: You may envision making an impact with your company or making change on a global scale.<p>Whatever your …

Leadership

The Most Important Trait in a Boss Is This

It can make you a likable leader and lead to breakthrough success.<p>What's integrity worth to you? Is it a value you live by in business? Work life? With spouse and kids? Does it define who you are?<p>Let me up the ante: When you reach the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or taking the …

Albert Einstein

What’s Your Story? Leadership and Storytelling

Storytelling — once the stuff of childhood nighttime rituals — has grown up and is quickly becoming a go-to tool in the very adult world of business. …

A New Way To Work: Designing Spaces That Better Support Leaders

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Leaders of today are facing very different problems than that of their predecessors. Infobesity, rapid context shifting and the need to …

Leadership

As the CEO, I Strive to Be the Dumbest Person in the Room

Being able to only rely on yourself is one of the worst places you can be in business.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may not be something you hear every day, but as the CEO of Capriotti’s, I strive to always be the dumbest person in the room.<p>Although this …

Leadership

Millennials are telling you why your company stinks but you’re not listening: A Q&A with Simon Sinek

Leadership expert and author Simon Sinek has become something of a Millennial Whisperer. With an outrageously popular TED talk and a willingness to …

19 Things Great Bosses Refuse to Say (and Terrible Bosses Say All the Time)

What leaders do is important, but what they say can be almost as important -- in both positive and negative ways.<p>Sometimes people use words incorrectly, which can make them look dumb. Sometimes they describe themselves terribly, which makes them look pretentious.<p>And sometimes they say things that …

Self-help

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Uncommon Signs

What employees with a heartbeat want from their bosses.<p>If you've ever had the privilege to work for one, have you noticed how the best of leaders have their best people's interests in mind? I mean, they genuinely care about the goals, career paths, and personal well-being of their people.<p>By …

Leadership

A Good Story Is Always Far More Persuasive Than Facts and Figures

If you think a good story can't be more persuasive than compelling and irrefutable facts and figures, check out this real situation and the persuasive impact the story had on a group of top leaders.<p>I've written about the science of persuasion, how important it is know your audience and really …

Public Speaking

3 Things Leaders With Impressive Communication Skills Always Do

As a leader, your communication skills have the potential to leave a lasting impact on others--make sure that impact is a positive one.<p>Communication is an essential life skill for anyone and everyone. It's one of the earliest survival skills we learn as growing children. (How else would we have …

Communication Skills

This 1 Word Will Make You a More Effective Leader Today

Stop being so responsive. Instead, protect your time and energy for the things that matter most.<p>Leadership is hard work, and good leaders spend countless hours learning the skills we need to (hopefully) become great.<p>That's why when I found out about this incredibly simple technique for improving my …

Leadership

Be an Example -- 3 Ways to Practice True Leadership

You don't want to be the next United Airlines; instead, take steps to empower employees to behave better by modeling true leadership for them.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Earlier this year, United Airlines became the subject of multiple controversies due to …

Leadership

5 Habits That Change Managers Into Great Leaders

Want to be a leader instead of a manager? Start with these habits.<p>The debate about the difference between a manager and leader has been settled. Without question there is a difference, in both definition and behavior.<p>Just to ensure we are on the same page, here are my favorite definitions of both …

Leadership

7 Must-Have Traits You Want in Your Future Leaders

Companies worldwide are experiencing a leadership shortage. The smart ones will identify leaders with these characteristics to move them forward.<p>Recent research has proven that we're experiencing a drastic leadership shortage on a global scale. Eight-five percent of companies have reported an …

Leadership

This is the one skill that all great leaders have

What separates good leaders from great ones?<p>In a recent <i>Inc.</i> video, author and ethnographer Simon Sinek explains how great leaders keep the learning …

7 Things You Should Promise to Never Do as a Leader

Making these seven promises to your team will make you a more effective leader.<p>Promises are essentially verbal contracts we make with each other or with ourselves. If you've broken a promise, you've broken one of these contracts (and even though that may not stand up in the court of law, it will …

workimprovement

Why Millennials Are So Entitled (Parents Are Partly Blamed)

Here are five contributors that help explain the "entitled" behaviors of Millennial employees, consumers, and students.<p><i>Entitlement</i> is perhaps the top word associated with the Millennial generation. In fact, 71 percent of American adults think of Millennials as "selfish," and 65 percent think …

Leadership

7 Things Great Leaders Do to Keep Employees Happy, Study Says

Breaking up is hard to do, and it costs employers time and money. Build your culture around these 7 facts and your employees will be committed for the long haul.<p>In my line of work, I often hear founders complain about employees' lack of engagement and dedication. It can come as a surprise to learn …

Employee Engagement

The Brutal Truth About Why Being a Leader Is So Hard

It's not about being right. It's about this instead, all right?<p>Being a great leader is so much harder than it looks.<p>What's difficult about leadership is that nobody ever sits you down and "teaches" you what being a real leader is all about. There's no class in early education that defines …

workimprovement

How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors

Identify, prevent, and get rid of the most toxic of workplace behaviors forever.<p>The old adage that <i>“People are hired for their talents and fired for their behavior”</i> is true. People often fail at work by exhibiting patterns of behavior that are toxic to the organization. The following six varieties …

Human Resources

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 …

Comic Strips

5 Things New Managers Should Focus on First

One of the most exciting — and frightening — career transitions comes when you face the prospect of a management role for the first time. Over my career of building businesses, advising CEOs, and, most recent, exploring the philosophies and beliefs of 100 of the world’s most respected leaders for …

Leadership

I've Spent 30 Years Studying Top Companies. The Best Workplaces Share These 7 Traits

In a peak performance culture, everybody advocates for certain behaviors and are intolerant when any team member acts in a manner incongruent with these behaviors.<p>In last week's post, I explained what culture is, why it's critical to be mindful of and to shape, and consequences of not being …

peakperformance

Look Before You Leap: 3 Steps to Leading Change

Thriving organizations are often blind to the changes they need to make to keep thriving.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Embarking on a new career path or job can be both exciting and daunting. Exciting because of the opportunity to leave your mark and lead a …

Leadership

CIO Career Coach: Be a good storyteller

Welcome back to “CIO Career Coach,” a video series I created with CIO.com and IDG.tv. All throughout this second season, we’ve been discussing the …

The 10 Simple Habits of Highly Effective Delegation

Your business will grow if you can learn to delegate effectively. So, why not grow?<p>Delegating responsibilities has long been shown to benefit busy leaders. In fact, studies have shown that the majority of leaders feel that they can grow their business by more than 20 percent if they just delegate …

Employment

Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

Photography by Joe Munroe<p>Paul,* the CEO of Maxreed, a global publishing company, was having trouble sleeping. Publishing is an industry that’s changing even faster than most other fast-changing industries, but Paul wasn’t awake worrying about his strategy. He had a solid plan that took advantage of …

Management

Every Great Boss Says These 4 Simple Words Each and Every Day

These powerful words pay huge dividends for your employees -- and for you.<p>You know you should praise your employees. You know you should thank your employees for their hard work. You know you should provide constructive feedback. Every boss knows those things (even if many don't actually <i>do</i> those …

simplewords

Empowerment and the Importance of Giving Back

I would not be the person I am today without the experiences and people I have come across along the way.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People often ask me how I have the time to be working with so many charitable causes. When people perceive that I am …

Nonprofits