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10 Motivational Books You Must Read To Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Leadership skills aren’t learnt in a day; it takes time and experience to understand and develop those skills and project them in your professional …

What To Learn From Eli Manning's Leadership Eyes

The Denver Broncos and their quarterback Peyton Manning had just scored the clinching touchdown in the Super Bowl. The camera turned from the field to the Manning family, where Peyton’s brother had a look of consternation instead of celebration. The internet lit up with people scolding him for not …

NFL

4 Ways to Impress Your Boss (and Elevate Your Career) in 2016

The Things Exceptional Employees do that Make Them Irreplaceable<p>Every boss has favorites. And usually with good reason. Exceptional employees make life much easier, and I've found those type of employees have a few things in common you can emulate to impress your boss and improve your career in …

Master The Art Of Social Storytelling With These 3 Lessons From StyleHaul’s CEO

StyleHaul CEO Stephanie Horbaczewski has made social storytelling a pillar of her business. Here’s how you can, too.<p>When we talked to her nearly three years ago, StyleHaul CEO Stephanie Horbaczewski was banking on a big investment: her own shoppable video player.<p>StyleHaul, the digital fashion and …

The 7 Million Dollar Habits

Do you remember the first time self development became important to you?<p>I do. I was 7 years old and I was in love with basketball. My mother had …

Motivation

Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.<p><i>Maybe I should order them all . . .</i><p>Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then …

Management

These 9 behaviors separate star employees from everyone else

Last year, leadership development consultancy Zenger/Folkman collected upward of 50,000 360-degree evaluations conducted over five years on more than 4,000 individual employees.<p>They looked specifically at the leadership behaviors that distinguished "good" performers (those rated at the 40th to 70th …

Famifi

5 ways to win over your new boss

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

These are the types of people who grow their careers the fastest

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

9 Ways to Think Like a Leader

Leaders think differently.<p>Many years ago, I had the opportunity to shadow the CEO of a major technology company for one day. That one day changed my life forever. Walking through the hallways of his company, hearing him interact on phone calls and watching him tackle projects and challenges was …

A management consultant reveals the 5 business strategies every leader should understand

In fact, we will, on average, live longer than the corporations we work for.<p>Such is the complexity and pace of today's business environment.<p>Furthermore, the spread of results between winners and losers among today's corporations has never been wider.<p>If businesses want to survive and win, they had …

10 Quotes You Should Memorize If You're a Salesperson | Inc.com

For about a decade, I've been keeping a notebook of quotes about selling, partly for use in articles and blog posts but also to inspire me.<p>Since I've now gathered more than a hundred quotes, I decided to comb through them and select the best nuggets of wisdom. Here they are:<p>"Begin by always …

Why Introverts Make Great Leaders | Inc.com

There's a paradox at the heart of how we think about leaders. Ask someone to picture a stereotypical leader and most people will think of someone confident, brash, and outgoing--the classic extrovert. But ask a person to think of real-life business visionaries and many of the people they're likely …

20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip | Inc.com

Good leaders all have one thing in common: They know how to seek advice. It's a bit like parenting. No one who raises a child for the first time understands the job perfectly. You have to keep learning and growing. These experts know the drill. They've written about their experiences in leadership, …

Leadership

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>Time is really the only capital …

Why people with agreeable personalities are less likely to become top managers

Yet recent data from Truity Psychometrics suggests there's another important factor that helps determine your leadership potential: your personality.<p>According to Truity's findings, "Thinkers," or those who are more analytic and logical, tend to manage bigger teams than "Feelers," or those are more …

20 Things You Need To Give Up If You Want To Be Truly Happy

The only thing standing in your way towards happiness is you; no one else is allowed to set up limits for you but you, nor there should be. No matter …

Seven Signs Your Boss Is A Weak Manager

Dear Liz,<p>I’m a big fan of yours and a student of human behavior, like you! I am interested in your opinion on the question ‘What makes a strong leader?’ At my job, I see managers who are very on top of things and have everything under control, and others who seem to be flying by the seat of their …

Top 10 Difficult Decisions You'll Make in Life (and How to Make Them)

Life is full of big moments and big decisions. But fret not, from deciding where to live to finding your true calling, here's some advice to help you …

Five Questions To Stop Asking Job-Seekers -- And Five To Start Asking

The business world is all about process. We are obsessed with process improvement, but paradoxically we are surrounded by horrible processes that go completely unremarked. We use stupid processes at work every day.<p>Smart, nimble processes are a gift to humanity. The 911 system for emergency …

Mental Models: Solve Problems by Approaching Them from New Perspectives

As the saying goes, if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem will look like a nail. The same logic applies when you're approaching more …

The Complete Guide To How Every Organization Must Evolve To The Future Of Work

Below you will find an infographic that I have shared over the past few days in two separate parts. Part 1 on the evolution of the organization can be read here and part 2 on the evolution of the organization can be read here. Here is the combined version of both of those parts in one giant …

The Workplace

5 Ways To Position Yourself For A Bigger Job

When my kids were young, they spent a tremendous amount of time and effort trying to get me to let them to do more things, with less supervision. (I suspect this is the core effort of all kids, everywhere, throughout history.) When they were very little, their go-to tactics included begging, …

Humility: The Secret To Confident Leadership

Successful entrepreneurs must consistently focus on improving and promoting themselves and their companies. Personal motivation, individual sacrifice, and self-promotion are necessary and important components to moving a business forward. But once the herculean task of creating a business has been …

Entrepreneurship

What Hiring Managers Actually Want to Know About You

When an interviewer asks you about yourself, of course they want to learn about your previous experience and qualifications, but that's only part of …

Employment

7 Simple Things We Should All Say Every Day

These phrases are underrated, underused, and so worth saying.<p>There are some things that just don’t get said that should. You don’t have to be the most successful or extraordinary person to say these things, but you’d undoubtedly be better off if you did.<p>To improve your day and maybe brighten …

Positive Thinking