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Managing Two People Who Hate Each Other

Managing people is never easy, but when the animosity between two of your direct reports escalates to the level of hatred, how do you minimize the drama and keep your team on track? Before you call for a professional mediator, remember that this is a fundamental part of your job as a manager. If …

Change leader, change thyself

Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward.<p><b>Leo Tolstoy,</b> the Russian novelist, famously wrote, “Everyone …

Stop Using Your Inbox as a To-Do List

Do you leave emails in your inbox so that you remember to read or tackle them? If so, you’re using your email to manage your tasks—and those are actually two very different things. Using a separate task manager, one that ties in closely with your email, can help you spend less time sifting through …

Are You Too Afraid to Succeed?

Tim had been on the fast track. An Ivy League graduate, he had joined one of the premier consulting firms as an associate. He went on to take an MBA at INSEAD, graduating at the top of his class. Recruited by a pharmaceutical firm he rose quickly through the ranks, joining the executive team in …

Expose Yourself: The Importance Of Being Transparent

Transparency has always been a critical component of leadership. When you’re transparent, you invite trust by revealing that you have nothing to …

How to Be More Charismatic: 10 Tips | Inc.com

Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in.<p>We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally charismatic.<p>Unfortunately, natural charisma quickly loses its impact. Familiarity breeds, …

Self-improvement

The Best Management Advice From 'The Art of War' | Inc.com

"The Art Of War" is one of the most famous books of all time, said to be written by the legendary Chinese general Sun Tzu around the fifth century B.C.<p>Some of the advice is pretty narrowly focused and dated (for instance, what generals should do when confronted with different types of terrain). But …

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Leadership That Gets Results

Ask any group of businesspeople the question “What do effective leaders do?” and you’ll hear a sweep of answers. Leaders set strategy; they motivate; they create a mission; they build a culture. Then ask “What <i>should</i> leaders do?” If the group is seasoned, you’ll likely hear one response: the …

Doing Less, Leading More

Our first accomplishments as professionals are usually rooted in our skill as individual contributors. In most fields we add value in the early stages of our careers by getting things done. We’re fast, we’re efficient, and we do high-quality work. In a word, we’re <i>doers.</i> But when we carry this …

How To Inspire Your Team on a Daily Basis

The best managers are always those who have the ability to lead their team by personal example. It is one of the hardest skills to master - but get …

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. …

What Amazing Leaders Do Differently

In my work as a startup founder over the last few years, I've been fortunate enough to find myself surrounded by some incredible young leaders, be …

A Short Story on Self Confidence

86 comments<p>There was a business executive who was deep in debt and could see no way out.<p>Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding …

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How To Be A Really Really Good Listener

I’m sure you’ve heard it said that to be a good listener you should "walk a mile in the other person’s shoes." Okay. But exactly how do you do that? …

15 Things Successful People Do

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”<p>Whether in business or …

The Delicate Art of Giving Feedback

To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need to improve. …