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9 Surprising Signs You're an Exceptional Boss (That Most People Never Consider)

Some traits seem to go unnoticed, but where great leadership is concerned, they can make all the difference.<p>Many people are good bosses. Some people are great bosses.<p>A handful go even further: They're phenomenal, not only because of what you see them do but also because of what you don't see them …

Want to Be a Great Leader? A Navy SEAL Commander Says You Must Adopt This 1 Key Habit

Every great leader fails sometimes. Here's the best practice to follow when you fall short, according to one of the country's most-respected military leaders.<p>If there's one thing Admiral William McRaven knows a lot about, it's failure.<p>Not that he is a failure himself, of course. McRaven is the …

100 years ago, the real-life Lawrence of Arabia authored a leadership pamphlet full of insights that are still useful today

T. E. Lawrence, forever known to history as "Lawrence of Arabia" and immortalized in film, surpassed the expectations of both his superiors and allies by helping the British and Arabs defeat the Ottomans in World War I.<p>Lawrence may have been much younger and less experienced than other British …

Foreign Policy

4 Things Elon Musk Always Does When He Runs a Meeting (and You Should, Too)

Poorly-run meetings sidetrack everyone's energy and waste valuable worker time, dissipating initiative and lowering productivity.<p><i>"How does Elon Musk run his famously efficient meetings?" originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

The 1 Communication Mistake Most Leaders Make. Here's What to Do Differently to Engage Employees.

Yes, you're knowledgeable. But that's not the point.<p>Pop quiz: As a leader in your organization, what's your primary employee communication role?<p>If you answered, "to share information," then you're making the same mistake most leaders make--based on an old assumption about internal …

Employment

How to Build a High-Performance Team

These seven components that make up a standard for excellence of performance for a world-class team.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two things required to build a high-performing team.<p>Getting the basics in place right from the outset<br>• Having and using an easy …

Management

7 Characteristics of A Highly Productive Mindset

You’re busy. You have so many things to get done for your work and your life. You spend all day “doing” things and running around. Then suddenly it’s …

7 Things Great Bosses Tell Their Employees Every Single Day

Leaders have the power to get their people super motivated--or not.<p>Ever wondered what the best bosses whisper to their employees to get them motivated and glad to be working every single day? Here's your chance to find out.<p>1. "I trust you."<p>These three words tell your employees that you believe in …

5 ways to build a powerful, persuasive speech

When you’re tasked with a business presentation, there’s more on the line than making yourself understood. Your goals are bigger: winning new …

Public Speaking

How to Lead Versus Manage, to Improve Your Team's Success

To engage workers, step back from the day to day and focus on proactive, inspiring leadership rather than reactive, putting-out-fires management.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book</i> …

Employment

7 Ways Managers Motivate And Demotivate Employees

Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale.<p>Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale.<p>Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first opportunity.<p>The scariest thing is how prevalent this lack of motivation is. Gallup …

Ten Ways Great Coaches Overcome Resistance To Change

“I just don’t know how to make this coaching stick” said a frustrated leader to me. He’s an executive coaching client and he is trying to coach a direct report to change his behavior.<p>His tone of voice reminded me of the frustration I had felt too often, when I was just not getting through to an …

Leadership

The 5 Traits That Define Great Leadership

Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead.<p>Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead. These are the 5 most important traits …

7 Life Lessons You Must Learn Before It's Too Late

It's important to cherish every moment you've been blessed with.<p><i>What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Joshua Otusanya ,</b> …

I Quit My Dream Job at LinkedIn After 4 Months. Here's What I Learned

Failing isn't about what you lose, it's about what you gain in knowledge<p>124 is the number of days that I was employed by LinkedIn before I resigned from what was my dream job.<p>Despite leaving the company on amicable terms to pursue a better career opportunity, to this day I am still asked the …

Employment

Which of These 4 Personality Types Are You?

Make sure you have these four communication styles for rock solid collaboration.<p>Dr. James Hollis, a famous clinical psychologist and author, says that "The single largest cause of conflict between two persons is that they are operating from different typological orientations."<p>If you work with a …

5 Things the Best Leaders Do Every Day

Start by recognizing your staff members for their good work. And do it in public.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and</i> …

Employment

63% Of Employees Don't Trust Their Leader -- Here's What You Can Do To Change That

Trust is toast, according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer.<p>It’s worldwide, it’s pervasive across business and government, and trust of CEOs is at an all-time low.<p>CEO Credibility plunged by 12 points this year. Sixty-three percent of survey respondents said CEOs are somewhat or not at all …

Employee Engagement

Do Effective Leaders Use Fear or Love in the Workplace?

With the right balance, leaders will become highly respected by their employees.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the age-old leadership question: Is it better to be loved or feared? And an August study published online in the "Journal of Business and Psychology" …

Employment

Five ways to build a happy and engaged team

Managers should develop their teams, not just lead them. Here's how.<p>Every CIO can help their staff make the most of their abilities. "I don't think …

7 Things the Smartest Leaders Do at the Start of Every Year

Hint: It's not about you.<p>When we look at the major priorities and initiatives for growing your business in 2017, we need to take a cue from the Global Leadership Forecast study, conducted by DDI and the Conference Board.<p>Their crystal ball is clear: Leaders just aren't ready to lead. In the …

The Traits Employers Value Most in a Potential Leader

Skills, experience, and expertise are obviously important when it comes to moving forward in your career. That said, many employers look beyond those …

Employees Spend Less Than 40 Percent of the Workday on Actual Work

For all the time Americans spend complaining about sad desk lunches, after-hours emails, and unused vacation days, our workload is surprisingly …

‘Failure and innovation are inseparable twins’: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos offers 7 leadership principles

You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you. Be stubborn on your vision, but flexible on details. Failure is necessary for invention. …

Jeff Bezos

Lady Gaga’s Isolated 'SNL' Vocals Prove Again That She Can Out-Sing Your Faves

Let's give her the applause, applause, applause.<p>By now, the whole world knows Lady Gaga can really sing ― she’s proven it time and time again.<p>But just in case you needed a little more proof that the 30-year-old singer has one of the best voices in the industry, someone has isolated the vocals from …

Music

10 Fascinating Things You Never Knew About IKEA

In one country, taking a nap on IKEA's display beds is totally normal.<p>Your favorite Swedish retailer is full of surprises.

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Amazing Sculptures That Are Purely A Work Of Great Artists Imagination

World is full of artists and sometimes, these great artist create some masterpieces. While, there are a number of sculptures in this world but few …

Sculpture

Leonardo da Vinci: The Restoration of the Century

This is an hour-long documentary on the Louvre’s recent restoration of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne.<p>The Virgin and Child …

Europe's biggest software maker SAP ditches annual reviews

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany’s SAP (SAPG.DE), maker of software used to grade the performance of millions of employees worldwide, is ditching its own annual performance reviews as too expensive, time-consuming and often demotivating.<p>Once championed by business leaders as the key to better …