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5 Reasons Most Leaders Are Not Qualified To Lead

I was selected for a leadership fast-track program at my first job after college. Entry to the program, similar to many corporate academy programs, was based on performance – meaning sales. But I expected the program to have different measurements for promotion to leadership positions. It didn’t. …

Leadership

5 Reasons Diversity And Inclusion Fails

One of my favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes is: “There is nothing more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” And I am just going to come out and say it: Most diversity and inclusion initiatives fall into the former category: sincere ignorance. They look and sound …

Leadership

12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You | Inc.com

From the moment you walk into a room or meet someone one on one, you're being sized up and judged.<p>Some researchers speculate that the human brain is hardwired to judge so it can evaluate and interpret important information.<p>We often form complete opinions about people based on quick impressions of …

Self-help

How to Cold Email a Stranger for Advice

The cold email is a tough email to write, but the right nugget of wisdom can save an entrepreneur years of headache and thousands of dollars.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The cold email is a tough email to write, but the right nugget of wisdom can save an entrepreneur …

How I Got Out of a Funk (and Saved My Business)

He realized he was standing in the way of his own progress.<p>This story appears in the January 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>When I was 19 years old, I delivered bread to grocery stores. But I dreamed of entrepreneurship -- writing, speaking, coaching and traveling the world while building a …

Successful people think differently than the rest of us — here's how you can, too

They always find a way to come out on top regardless of the curveballs life throws at them. They seem to live by the motto, "When life gives you lemons, make organic artisanal lemonade."<p>Meanwhile other people, even with the bigger advantages, somehow lack the ability to plan and execute… and end up …

The Year In Social Enterprise And Impact Investing: 5 Happenings Of Note In 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to look back at some of the year’s most noteworthy events and trends in the world of social enterprise and impact investing:<p><b>Social enterprises embrace the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.</b> 2016 saw a spate of social enterprises and impact investors adopting the …

8 Paradoxical Habits Of Wildly Successful People

You know what they say about opinions -- everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google "characteristics of successful people." Some of the results will undoubtedly point to the famous Marshmallow Study at Stanford, which demonstrated that the ability to delay gratification …

10 Communication Habits of Extraordinary Leaders

What kind of leader do you want to be?<p>Successful companies result from more than a good idea at the right time. If you look behind the best companies in the world, you'll see a great leader. This is why investors commonly say they invest in the founder more than the idea itself.<p>As a founder or CEO, …

12 things successful people do in the last 10 minutes of the workday

If either of the above scenarios sounds familiar, it may be time to reassess your end-of-day routine.<p>"How you finish the workday is very important," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage." "It can set your mood for the rest of your day; it may …

The Death of Thought Leadership: RIP

We’re going to make you a thought leader. That was the plan, according to the PR folks. That, they said, is how we’re going to grow your media presence, improve your company’s credibility, build recognition for the brand and attract new customers. That was sometime in the mid-90s. And you know …

5 Habits of Insanely Successful Leaders (They're the Opposite of What You Think)

It's no wonder so few leaders practice these principles--they're so often misunderstood.<p>If you've been following my column for a while, you've noticed humility is one of my favorite leadership traits to write about.<p>But because this word has different effects on different people, it's often …

77 Motivational Quotes That Will Give You Courage

It takes courage to live your life the way you want, especially when you're changing the world.<p>Every entrepreneur needs courage. It takes courage to quit your day job. It takes courage to start a business. It takes courage to remain flexible. It takes courage to pivot. It's fair to say that without …

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do

What differentiates those who are successful from those who are not? There are lots of ways to approach that question, but one of the most powerful …

5 Habits of the Most Likable People

Likability brings along some undeniable advantages. Here's how to increase yours.<p>While still children on the playground, we begin learning one of life's most beneficial skills: the ability to play well with others.<p>That trait continues to reap benefits through adulthood. For example, when you make …

11 Questions to Ask Every Day to Help Improve Your Life

Benjamin Franklin began and ended each day with a question: “What good shall I do this day?” in the morning, and “What good have I done this day?” in …

Want to Be a Leader? Then Speak Out About Gender Equity

Being a leader requires taking a stand on important issues--even when it might make other people angry.<p>Let's face it: Gender equity and sexism are subjects that are driving a lot of dialogue right now.<p>As a father of two daughters, I have some very strong opinions on how I want my daughters to be …

A Brief History Of Antigay Politicians Caught Doing Very Gay Things In Public Restrooms

It’s no secret that Republicans have issues with many things, but there are two things in particular that really seem to keep them up at night: Gay …

5 Shortcuts To Effective Leadership

In the course of my career as a business journalist and in writing this leadership blog, I’ve come across tons of information in print, on video and in-person that cuts to the core of good leadership. Surprisingly little of it has to do with getting an MBA or going through executive training …

TED Talks

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Here Is a List of the Top 12 Soft Skills That Employers Typically Seek

The Top 12 Soft Skills Employers Seek<p>Updated March 15, 2018<p>Depending on the organization or business, employers are seeking key skills and experience …

Why anyone who claims to be an expert in leadership 'is a liar,' according to a bestselling author and TED legend

Have you ever noticed how we throw around the phrase "born leader" as if a handful of mythical chosen ones were specifically put on this Earth to lead?<p>According to TED speaker and "Leaders Eat Last" and "Together is Better" author Simon Sinek, leaders are definitely not born.<p>He argues that the …

The Leadership Blind Spots at Wells Fargo

The post-scandal scrutiny of Wells Fargo’s culture has so far focused on the high-pressure sales environment that drove employees to create as many as two million fake accounts. Former employees have alleged a “soul-crushing” culture of fear and daily intimidation by managers, where they were …

Top Evangelical College Group to Dismiss Employees Who Support Gay Marriage

One of the largest evangelical organizations on college campuses nationwide has told its 1,300 staff members they will be fired if they personally …

3 Powerful Acts Leaders Drastically Underestimate

No matter what kind of leader you are, there's a good chance you should be doing more of these three things.<p>In working around the globe, the one common thread I've noticed in organizations is their different values and approaches to hierarchy.<p>By that, I mean, organizations are led by those who …

The 5 Essential Skills Everyone--Especially Leaders and Entrepreneurs--Should Cultivate ASAP

Before management or leadership skills, before marketing, financial, or operational skills, there are five more essential, more foundational skills that drive success.<p>Five essential skills are needed to create and build a great business.<p>Leaders need these skills if their business is to have the …

Three Ways To Unlock The Leader's Mindset

What defines the leader’s mindset? Do you want a master key to win in the age of disruption?<p>Terence Mauri is an Entrepreneur Mentor in Residence (EMiR) at top ranked London Business School. In his new book, <i>The Leader’s Mindset: How To Win In The Age of Disruption</i>, Mauri takes his readers on a deep …

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Simon Sinek: Why Leadership is Better 'Together'

The author and noted TED speaker answers your questions about achieving goals and team culture.<p>You can’t do it alone. So don’t pretend you can.<p>When starting up, entrepreneurs can sometimes think they are superhuman and try to handle every detail, no matter how large or small, by themselves. The …