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30 Quotes on Trust That Will Make You Think | Inc.com

Trust is built and maintained by many small actions over time.<p>We are trusted because of our way of being, not because of our polished exteriors or our expertly crafted communications.<p>Here are some quotes that may be useful to consider as you think about the role of trust in your life and leadership:<p>…

How To Stop Measuring And Start Managing

When I first started taking business classes a thousand years ago, they were still teaching the old-school definition of management. Back then the conventional wisdom was that managers did five things: planning, forecasting, budgeting, controlling and something else. Who can even remember? I heard …

The Workplace

An Exercise to Get Your Team Thinking Differently About the Future

Thinking about the future is hard, mainly because we are glued to the present. Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and author of <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i>, observed that decision makers get stuck in a memory loop and can only predict the future as a reflection of the past. He labels …

Why All Managers Must Be Leaders

Anyone within an organization has the potential to become a leader, but managers must be leaders. In schools and in our organizations we have been taught and conditioned to believe that managers and leaders are two separate people which is quite a harmful assumption. As a result we have managers …

The Workplace

What Bad Managers, Good Managers and Great Managers Do

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Mark Graban, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>A key thing I've learned in my career and my own work experience:<p>"Bad managers tell employees what to do, good managers explain why they need to do it, but great …

100 Best Quotes On Leadership

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written books and raised my children. Below are my top 100 leadership quotes of all time.<p>1. A leader is best when people barely know he …

10 Harsh Realities of Leadership

I love leadership. I feel called to it. I realize the need for good leadership,but the fact is that leadership is hard.<p>I meet regularly with some …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

The Crucial Difference Between A Good Person And A Good Leader

<i>[This post is part of a series examining several common, cherished myths about management and leadership.]</i><p>We all want great leaders to admire. Many of us want to become great leaders ourselves. And all of us want better leadership for our institutions and our society.<p>Let me continue to argue in …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

The Two Most Common Mistakes New Managers Make

Becoming a new manager is one of the most difficult transitions in business. For first-time managers, moving from an employee concerned only about your own tasks to a role more broadly concerned with the accomplishments of others requires a major change of focus – and not always an easy one. With …

7 Ways Leaders Screw-Up Their Teams | Inc.com

There's a myriad of ways that exceptional leaders fall short every day. But, most rebound through hard work and perseverance. However, there are several leadership behaviors that, if allowed to go untamed, will sabotage a leader's ability to engage staff and prohibit them from building a team that …

Can Leadership Be Taught?

This is an old question, even a hackneyed one. Many might say that research and experience over the past decade or two demonstrate that leadership is far better learned than taught. On-the-job – and its first cousins action, experiential, and community learning – are held in the highest regard. The …

The 30-Second Challenge You Need to Accept | Inc.com

Connecting with others, making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure the impact lasts are at the heart of leadership.<p>But the problem is that leaders tend not to have a lot of free time on their hands. So how can you engage in meaningful and memorable leadership with zero hours …

Top 10 Qualities of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

If you really want to bring success into your life, you should cultivate yourself just as you'd cultivate a garden for the best yield.<p>The attributes here are shared by successful people everywhere, but they don't happen by accident or luck. They originate in habits, built a day at a time.<p>Remember: …

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How Data Can Forge a Stronger Bond with Your Board<p>Data belongs in everyone's hands<p>What's powering the growth of European Wax Center? Data.<p>Paying …

Leadership

Two Convenient Myths About Leadership*

Anyone following the leadership turmoil in American iconic firms like EK, HP and JC Penney in recent decades — or having observed how different divisions, departments, and teams are managed within large organizations — cannot help but reach a sober conclusion: academic credentials and technical …

To Make It, You Have to Be Willing to Fall Flat on Your Face

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men …

Bring Out the Best in Your Employees, Based on Their Brain Type

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When managing others, one size does not fit all. Tailoring your leadership style to complement different brain types and respecting the individual differences of those you’re managing will bring out the best in them.<p>Being able to identify …