Melissa Sweeney

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7 Traits Every Leader Should Avoid

How can you become a better leader? Don't make these mistakes.<p>In any type of managerial role or as an entrepreneur, your leadership skills will directly impact the growth and ultimate success of your company.<p>There are certain qualities and actions that prevent individuals from being effective …

20 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent (And Why It Matters for Your Career)

The CEO of Microsoft has an 8-hour meeting with his leadership team every month

But that doesn't mean he spares his top execs from long meetings.<p>In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Nadella said they convene one Friday a month for a whopping eight hours. The other three weeks, they meet for four hours.<p>"The senior leadership team of any company [has] got to stay …

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

Warby Parker

8 Dangerous Leadership Traits—These Will Wreck Your Ability to Lead

<b>Allowing friendship to derail progress</b><p>The best leaders I know value relationships and recognize friendships with others as an important part of their …

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Leader Values

Described as a Human Capital Expert by The Harvard Business Press, Kevin Berchelmann helps private equity, Fortune 500 and medium mom and pop …

Making the Transition from Co-Worker to Team Leader

Summary<p>It is seldom easy to assume a position of authority over those who have previously been your colleagues and peers. This workshop will help you …

I’m The Boss: How To Transition From Co-Worker To Leader

In his most recent article for <i>The Harvard Business Review</i>, <b>Ron Ashkenas</b>, managing partner of Schaffer Consulting and a co-author of <i>The GE Work-Out</i> and</i> …

How to Manage Your Former Peers

Becoming the boss is an exciting transition, but it can also be a nerve-wracking one. This is especially true if you are now managing people who used to be your peers. You need to establish your credibility and authority, without acting like the promotion’s gone to your head. How you walk this line …

7 Things for New Supervisors Free Report

ATTENTION NEW SUPERVISORS: <br>7 Things You Need to Be Doing NOW to Ensure Your Success<p>Download the <i>First 7 Things to Do When You Get Promoted</i> Special …

5 TED Talks That Will Mold You Into A Competent Leader

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. …

What to Do First When Managing Former Peers

<i>STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR</i><p>You just learned that you’ve been promoted and will now be managing a team of your former peers — exciting news! That is, until the moment you realize that your good fortune means disappointment for your coworkers who didn’t get the job. When you’re promoted over people who have …

10 Days to Become a Better Leader

This ten-day plan is designed to help you develop your leadership skills in a practical way.<p>Real change in leadership only happens when we make a focused effort. We have to be intentional and determined to make changes. Too often, we nod in agreement with those who say we need to become better at …