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4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

Emotional Intelligence

Core Leadership Competencies: Which Do You Possess?

There are a number of competency models that are used to guide leadership development efforts in businesses, in nonprofit organizations, and in …

6 Habits That Will Help You Become a Better Leader, According to Someone Who Coaches CEOs

Start implementing these now.<p>Over the past 25 years, I’ve coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg’s, …

Leadership

Most Doctors Have Little or No Management Training, and That’s a Problem

Rising pressure to achieve better medical outcomes with increasingly limited financial resources has created an acute need for more physician leaders. Several studies (including this one) have shown that doctors want to be led by other doctors; they trust physician leaders to make the right …

Health Care

It's Not Magic: You Can Have Amazing Executive Presence

If you don't, it could be holding you back in your career<p>You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>As an executive coach, I often hear similar frustrations from many of my clients around the world. These leaders are ready to move up …

Leadership

In Just 2 Words, Sheryl Sandberg Said 1 Thing Separates Those Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

How you work matters, but what you work on matters a lot more.<p>Want to achieve more? Take a page from Sheryl Sandberg, and start ruthlessly prioritizing.<p>Here's why.<p>Many people get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing …

Sheryl Sandberg

Selfless Leaders Can Answer 'Yes' to These 5 Questions

The managers you'd do anything for are the ones that put these things first.<p>A manager's credibility rises or falls on the basis of whether or not they take care of their people. It's built up through the time they invest in their employees and the connections they form. I don't have research to …

Leadership

The Most Important Thing You Need to Do as a New Boss

Get to know your team and their issues fast<p>Does your new job come with a side (or heaping helping) of team leadership? If so, you should be prepared for a set of challenges that are very different that those you'd face if you were promoted from within.<p>There's a lot of advice for those coming in to …

Leadership

The Buck Stops Here: How Exceptional Leaders Replace Blame with Responsibility

Ask yourself these five invaluable questions.<p>Some years ago, my consulting company facilitated a retreat for senior-level executives from a well-known corporation experiencing some internal conflict. Throughout our discussions, we were baffled to hear them say things like, "They won't allow "us" to …

Leadership

Ask This One Question to Test If Your Company Has a Great Workplace

It's not enough to just have values - they need to be physically manifested in the spaces in which employees work.<p>Every organization has its own set of values, which are typically words or phrases the organization believes in or wants to represent. Values help guide the organization's culture and …

Employment

9 types of people who never succeed at work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from …

What Managers Need to Know About Slack, Yammer, and Chatter

Workplaces have adopted internal social tools—think stand-alone technologies such as Slack, Yammer, and Chatter, or embedded applications such as Microsoft Teams and JIRA—at a staggering rate. In an ambitious study of 4,200 companies, conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute, 72% reported using …

Management

Screw The Golden Rule: Managers, Do Not Treat Employees The Way You'd Like To Be Treated. Here's Why

Here's why the old adage "Treat others the way you want to be treated" doesn't work when managing a team.<p>"Treat others the way you'd like to be treated."<p>This is The Golden Rule we all learned growing up. As a manager or CEO in a company, you'd think it would make sense to follow it too. Managers …

Employment

The Importance of Surrounding Yourself With the Right People

It's nearly impossible to rise to your own personal greatness if you aren't surrounding yourself with people who are doing the same.<p>1 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>"Surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it in yourself." -- …

Motivation

It's Never Too Late: The 9 Essential Things You Must Do to Fix Your Reputation at Work

It's time to rock your role.<p>Whether you're new on the job or have been in the same role for a decade, you likely want to be seen as a reliable, resourceful and responsible member of the team.<p>The good news is that there are quick changes that can be implemented which make maximum impact and they can …

violently

Forming Stronger Bonds with People at Work

Connecting with others is at the heart of human nature. Recent research emphasizes that the power of connections can help us be creative, resilient, even live longer. But we can easily overlook the importance of these bonds. As popular writer and researcher Adam Grant has noted, the pressure of …

Empathy

6 Questions Great Leaders Ask Their Teams

It’s humbling to ask questions. After all, the moment that you ask a question is the moment you reveal what you don’t know. To some, asking questions is a death-blow to their ego, while to others, it’s a stepping stone to clarity. In fact, during research for their book The Innovator’s DNA, the …

Leadership

3 Tips for Dealing with Power Players

If you want executives to listen -- and say yes -- to your idea, know your main point and articulate it from the start.<p>Interacting with executives can be nerve-wracking. After all, why would they want to listen to you?<p>As I've learned after decades of executive coaching globally, you don't have to …

Public Speaking

What's Next For Corporate HR?

Human Resources (HR) has come a long way, since it first found its way into corporate consciousness in the early 1980s. Today, there are few companies left that do not have an explicit recruitment strategy, engage in talent management, have carefully thought-out incentive systems, and regularly run …

The Best Senior Teams Thrive on Disagreement

Most team leaders try to build cohesion on their teams. Through team-building exercises and the careful establishment of norms and processes, leaders aim to create a culture of trust, psychological safety, and good feeling.<p>But should enterprise leadership teams also pursue cohesion? To explore this …

Management

The Most Overused Negotiating Tactic Is Threatening to Walk Away

Professional negotiators and researchers alike hail the BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement, or “walk away” outcome) as a negotiator’s primary source of relative power. But relying on even the best of alternatives as leverage can be tricky business.<p>Your relative power in a negotiation …

Management

How to Motivate Employees to Go Beyond Their Jobs

Every day, employees make decisions about whether they are willing to go the extra mile in ways that contribute to their organization’s success. These are important decisions because research shows that when employees are willing to go beyond their formal roles by helping out coworkers, …

Employment

7 Foolproof Ways to Communicate with Millennials (and, Surprisingly, Everyone Else)

The secret sauce is actually no secret.<p>Of course you know by now that Millennials represent the largest generation in U.S. history. That must be why the rest of us are obsessed with the generation born between 1980 and 2000:<p>We analyze who they are and what makes them tick.<br>• We worry about whether …

Infographics

Number One Habit You Need To Develop To Become A Great Leader

It's not just about being authentic, showing integrity and humility.<p>If you want to be a great leader then you need to have great leadership qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., and you need to deliver.<p>At the end of the day, great leadership is all about getting results.<p>That …

Leadership

Breaking Down Silos Is a Myth, Do This Instead

Horizontal connections are what's important<p>Nobody likes a silo. Or a stovepipe for that matter. These insular structures restrict the flow of information, which makes it hard to coordinate action and adapt to change. In some cases, it can even lead to disastrous consequences like the General Motors …

Management

8 Common Myths About How to Coach People at Work

Should you invest more in productivity tools, or coaching and training your team? Neither is a panacea for all your challenges.<p>Business productivity is all about having the right people, even though I'm bombarded daily with online tools and mobile apps that promise to solve every problem with …

Leadership

How to use 'purposeful venting' to get what you want at work

When Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was forced out, it was, in part, because he vented at employees, customers and drivers. We understood his behavior to be an indicator of something much worse.<p>Wouldn't you prefer a well-mannered boss, someone who takes time to understand, sympathize, perhaps …

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

Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free

Put Google's insights about what makes a great manager to use without paying a penny.<p>When it comes to developing great managers, Google doesn't leave much to chance. The data-obsessed company famously spent years studying the attributes of effective managers for its Project Oxygen, determining that …

Goal Setting

Optimizing Delegation: The Advantage Of Mastering A Task Before You Hand It Off

You’re in your chair slumped over a small, blue screen. You’re dizzy from the day, but you’re even more exasperated from trying to help your indecisive boss make a clear decision. Or, maybe, you’re tired from a boss micromanaging and shouting orders like a military drill sergeant into your ears.<p>Did …

Leadership