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Institute on Teaching and Mentoring: Faculty Diversity (full version)

Paving the Way: Leaders on Coaching Other Leaders

April 14, 2015<p><i>[ikon images/corbis]</i><p>Agency leaders often reach a point in their careers where they pivot from working with employees and teams and …

Leadership

8 Strategies That Successful Leaders Apply to Get Good Results

In my life as a journalist I had the chance to interview all kinds of leaders. Presidents, ministers, celebrities, community leaders, scientists and specialists in all sorts of subjects, mothers, Olympic athletes, bomb attack survivors, project managers, creators and artists. I interviewed some in …

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

How to Learn Any New Skill Fast – in 20 Hours or Less

When I moved to New York, a friend of mine took me out for lunch to welcome me to the city. While we were eating, he made an offhand comment that …

10 Simple Qualities That Can Help You Achieve Professional Success and Satisfaction in Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The two biggest things people search for are simple: the desire to be happy and the desire to feel satisfied with life. To attain these goals and to achieve great satisfaction and personal satisfaction in your life and career, consider …

7 Positive Psychology Happy Habits for Work and Life

As a positive psychology coach and educator, people share with me all the time, <i>"I just want to be happier."</i> Whether we are looking for greater harmony in our family relationships, more meaningful friendships, greater purpose and satisfaction at work, or more engagement in our community, the end …

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work | Inc.com

Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us consider ourselves to be "happily engaged at work."<p>Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36 percent more motivated, six …

Happiness

7 Ways to Bounce Back from Life’s Inevitable Setbacks

<i>It’s your choice… To be positive and free or to be imprisoned by your own negativity. To live in the past or to be hopeful about the present.</i><p>Full …

6 Surprisingly Simple Strategies To Turn Fear Of Failure Into Business Success

Has it ever happened to you?<p>You’re about to do something important, and suddenly you’re struck with this sickening, pounding feeling just above your …