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I Never Met A Good Manager Who Wasn't A Good Communicator

I remember the conversations well because we had several of them. They were always very similar. They went like this.<p>A good friend of mine who knows of my longstanding interest in the practice of management would tell me how upset she was with her boss. I’d then ask, “Well, what exactly is the …

Leadership

5 Ways to Become a Leader--Fast

...and get people to follow you.<p>Have you ever imagined yourself becoming a leader? Think about it. You'd be great. But if what's holding you back is not knowing where to start or how to chart your path to leadership, I can help you.<p>Leadership is vital, and good leaders can be hard to find. A new …

Leadership

11 Ways To Be A Bad Boss, And 5 Ways To Become A Better One

Almost half of Americans say they’ve worked for a mean boss. One-fifth of Americans find their workplace hostile or threatening, and <i>more</i> than half say they work under “unpleasant” conditions.<p>And those numbers don’t include those afraid to speak up.<p>These days, more attention is being focused on “bad …

Leadership

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here's How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees

If a goal doesn't challenge you, then it won't change you.<p>It's that time of year--leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I …

Employment

Want to Be a Great Boss? Master the 4 Stages of Leadership

Understanding the 4 stages of leadership could be the difference between your business's thriving or dying.<p>Most businesses get started because someone has a great idea and leverages their own knowledge and passion to lay the groundwork for success. They bring in mentors and hire talented people so …

Employment

4 Ways To Go From Manager To Leader

Perhaps you’re in a leadership role but don’t feel like you’ve earned the respect from your team. Maybe you feel like they don’t even like you. As a career coach to millennials, I’ve had plenty of new managers come to me, desperate to win approval from their team. It’s a classic case of manager …

Leadership

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills

Here are six defining traits that keep surfacing over and over again in leadership bestsellers.<p>What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great …

Leadership

The Secret to Great Leadership? Learn to Lead Yourself First

If you want to climb the ladder as a leader, you can't miss the first rung--learning how to lead yourself. Two Indiana University experts show how.<p>Everyone and their mother has their secret to leadership and there's no shortage of articles on leadership lessons extracted from virtually …

Leadership

Why True Leadership Is Never About Listening, According To This Expert

Listening is not as important as you think.<p>Everybody says that listening is the most important thing that a great leader can do.<p>But I'm telling you, forget about listening.<p>Let me explain. Now, as the owner and CEO of my company, I definitely agree that listening to your employees is a great thing …

Leadership

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Time Management

5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.<p>Procrastination affects …

5 Unexpected But Simple Habits to Make You More Productive

Working smarter has less todo about effort and time as it does discipline, habits, and critical thinking.<p>The whole point of working "smarter, not harder," is to do more with less, to move faster than normal, to get to the end result in a more effective way than before. It's the cerebral way of …

Time Management

These 7 Leadership Styles Allow Great Executives To Tackle Any Situation

Great executives know how to adapt their style to the people and the situation. Here are 7 approaches that will expand your leadership toolkit.<p>When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The same is true for leadership. If you're great at driving your team by calling the shots, then you'll …

Leadership

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait

In 2001, this best-selling management consultant identified one leadership behavior found in the most successful CEOs. Some things just don't change over time.<p>In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and …

Leadership

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day. What gives?<p>According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of …

Employee Engagement

A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait

Cutting your employees some slack could be just the thing they need to increase their effectiveness.<p>Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally …

Emotional Intelligence

Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise?

There is a broad assumption in society and in education that the skills you need to be a leader are more or less transferable. If you can inspire and motivate people in one arena, you should be able to apply those skills to do the same in another venue.<p>But recent research is rightly challenging …

Fabrication

You'll Never Lead Your Team To High Performance Without Doing This First

Every high performing team, whether in business or sports, has an agreed upon set of "rules of the road" that everyone on the team lives by. Here's how to build them and live them every day.<p>Most of us in the business world are continuously trying to take the teams we lead to the next level, even if …

Management

The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently

Giving people credit after a job well done isn't a sign of weakness.<p>Effectively managing others is both a science and an art, just like programming or playing an instrument. Based on personality and past experiences, some people tend to naturally be stronger at leading and inspiring others. That …

workimprovement

10 traits the best leaders have in common

Everyone loves to complain about their boss, and a classic Gallup study found that 50% of current employees have left at least one job in their career to get away from a bad manager.<p>When asked for clarification, the most common reason seems to be a managers lack of clarity in setting expectations, …

10 Ways to Make Your Employees 10x More Productive

Good managers help each member of the team bring out their inner superstar.<p>7 min read<p>As a manager, one of your biggest responsibilities is to inspire other people to be the best versions of themselves. If done well, everyone on your team will not only be more productive and efficient, but also …

Want Better Self-Esteem? Immediately Stop These 7 Toxic Habits

If you are talking to yourself in a way that you would never speak to someone else, shut that down.<p><i>What are some tips for boosting self esteem? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Self-help

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers

For starters, it's a mistake to think that a high-performing employee should be promoted to management.<p>In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop …

Employee Engagement

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

3 Unmistakable Signs of True Leadership, According to an Author Who Interviewed 525 CEOs

Popular The New York Times columnist Adam Bryant of "Corner Office" fame reveals what he found to be the best qualities of top executives from a decade of interviewing them.<p><i>The New York Times</i> journalist Adam Bryant has been dazzling readers of his Corner Office column for a decade. He says the …

CEOs

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Are You Really a Leader? This Simple Test Lets You Know

How to know if you really are the leader you think you are.<p>We have all worked for really bad bosses at least once in our life. My worst boss ever was both clueless, and mean. Not only did she think she was some sort of incredible leader, but in reality, no one trusted her nor liked working for her. …

Leadership

Want Your Boss to Be a Better Leader? Persuade Them to Try Any of These Top 5 Habits of Smart Leaders

Here's the bottom line for why employees quit their managers.<p>Years ago, Gallup estimated quite shockingly that 75 percent of the reasons people quit comes down to their managers.<p>In my own research pouring over mountains of literature as well as my own client data to get to the bottom line of the …

Employee Engagement

This Is How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science

Caroline Webb, author of How to Have a Good Day, uncovers the science behind owning the room in a social situation.<p>Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, …

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