Simon Heathfield

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5 Leadership Rules From the Past That Don't Work Now (If You're Doing Any Of These, Stop)

Don't fall prey to these untruths<p>I think it's pretty fair to say that most of us want to be considered a successful leader. However, what worked in the past won't work now. Rapid change requires agile leaders who think differently and can adapt to the changing times. Leadership is also personal - …

Warren Buffett Says If You Hire People on Intelligence but They Lack This Other Trait, Don't Bother

Hiring people on this trait will make leaders sleep well at night.<p>Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidate<i>s.</i> He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said<i>:</i><p>You're looking for three things, …

The Three Biggest Leadership Mistakes I Made In 2017, And How I'll Fix Them In 2018

For years, I’ve preached the value of self-awareness to anyone who will listen. Whether in your personal or professional life, the ability to confront your strengths and weaknesses head-on is essential for personal growth.<p>Now that we’re starting a new year, it’s a perfect time to take a moment and …

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Entrepreneurship

The Most Effective Way to Lead Generation Z

Here is the leadership style that resonates best with Generation Z and three steps to execute it effectively.<p>Generation Z fact-checking their teachers and parents in real-time on their smartphone represents a clear shift in authority.<p>Because information is disseminated so widely in today's age of …

This 1 Thing Is at The Root of Effective Leadership

Relationships are the key to successful leadership. And there are two things required to building meaningful relationships.<p>Leadership can mean many different things to different people. And throughout our lifetimes, we'll have many different people whom we'll deem leaders in our own eyes. In the …

This Thousand-Year-Old Piece of Advice Is All You Need If You Want To Learn To Adapt. Maybe.

A tale as old as time is the perfect reminder for leaders in today's uncertain environment.<p>There are certain stories that stand the test of time because they represent themes that continue to prove wise to heed. One such parable is said to be hundreds, if not a thousand, years old. It's a story …

21 Distinctive Qualities of an Outstanding Boss

Develop your emotional intelligence and win the loyalty and respect of your employees.<p>If I asked you to describe the best boss you have ever worked for, what would you say? Would you mention things like he or she "was a great planner" or "she really knew how to positively affect the bottom …

Richard Branson Reveals 3 Important Lessons Most Leaders Learn Too Late in Life

At Virgin Group, it's OK to encourage and even celebrate failure.<p>Sir Richard Branson has modeled an unconventional leadership approach that has attracted a cult-like following, as evidenced by some of his best-sellers -- <i>Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School</i> and, of course,</i> …

This 1 Book Unlocks a Secret Shared by Google's Founders, Navy SEALs, and Ancient Greeks

How to put you and your business in flow with your true north.<p>Whether you are an executive at a Fortune 100 company or an entrepreneur just starting your business, your core questions likely center around growth potential: for yourself as an individual and for the organization to which you are …

15 Ways to Lead With Effective Communication

Don't let communication be the handicap in your life and in your business. Good communication is a lifetime pursuit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many entrepreneurs become estranged from their teams, turn off partners, and lose deals, all because they lack basic …

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Self-improvement often comes from the penned wisdom of others.<p>Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take …

The Corporate Challenge: Cultivating Leadership Potential Internally

<i>“It’s not like there’s this overwhelming abundance of great leadership talent, and every company gets who they need.”</i>—Bernard Banks, Associate Dean …

The enormously popular CEO of LinkedIn shares the leadership advice he says could 'change the game'

With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper level:<p>"Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one …

Employment

Here's The Top Emotional Need of Employees (And Why You Should You Really Care)

Keep your work culture successful by knowing how to handle the top emotional need of employees.<p>No helicopter leaders need read this (unless you want to change your tactics).<p>I'll get right to the bottom line.<p>An employee's primary emotional need is..... acceptance.<p>Now you know.<p>The big question is …

John Le Carre: Storytelling Lessons For Managers

“It’s a principle of mine to come to a story as late as possible, and to tell it as fast as you can.”<p>That’s the advice that David Cornwell aka John Le Carre gives writers who want to give their stories impetus and hook readers from the get-go. Cornwell knows this well since he has published over 25 …

9 Timeless Habits You'll Find in the Happiest People

To make these things happen, there's a hard prerequisite: choice and intention.<p>When we experience some sort of trauma from a failed business, marriage, or other personal tragedy, the most resilient people recover by reinventing themselves.<p>Recovery takes a lot of courageous work, but after your …

17 Married Couples That Sent Each Other Some Seriously Funny Texts

Love means never having to say, "Did you get my text?"

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We're at the end of white Christian America. What will that mean?

After accounting for eight out of 10 Americans in 1976, white Christians are now a minority, a study has found. The political implications could be profound<p>America is a Christian nation: this much has always been a political axiom, especially for conservatives. Even someone as godless and immoral …

Steve Bannon

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

How to Be an Effective Mentor

Even though Rodger and Lynne Schmidt were planning to go to Africa as missionaries, they found themselves asking, "Is this really something we should …

Pornhub, not Android, was the biggest loser from the iPhone launch | Trusted Reviews

<b>Apple’s latest iPhone launch got people more excited by handsets than getting handsy, according to Pornhub traffic insights.</b><p>The internet’s favourite …

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The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

'Silent Start': The Brilliant (and Surprising) Meeting Method I Learned From Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Why giving your meetings a "silent start" can help brilliant ideas emerge.<p>We've all been there: wasting precious time in a meeting that is headed nowhere fast.<p>There are lots of reasons this happens, but often it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, …

Can we tolerate Bible Belts?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “You have a blessed day.”<p>That’s how the African-American cleaning woman took her leave in the vast hotel complex where I was …

Whites Only? A Birmingham Letter for Wittenburg’s Door

<i>Great, another art project.</i>My restless peers fought over the red, purple, and green crayons to color in Joseph’s coat, and the yellow crayon to …

Being Kind Makes You More Influential, Increases Productivity, and Builds Trust (According to Science)

3 compelling reasons to work and play well with others<p>We live in a rough, rude times. From anger in the oval office, to road rage, to pundits shouting on TV, to companies where a toxic culture is not only condoned but promoted, it seems that meanness has become the nasty norm.<p>That's why I'd like to …

Church of England 'lost £8bn' in rush to sell off historic parsonages

England's vicarages and parsonages are almost as iconic as its churches. But campaigners say they may be all but gone after a 70-year process of selling-off which began after the Second World War and has seen thousands of vicars ejected from the historic buildings and moved into private …

7 Foolproof Ways to Communicate with Millennials (and, Surprisingly, Everyone Else)

The secret sauce is actually no secret.<p>Of course you know by now that Millennials represent the largest generation in U.S. history. That must be why the rest of us are obsessed with the generation born between 1980 and 2000:<p>We analyze who they are and what makes them tick.<br>• We worry about whether …

Most Church of England Christians never read the Bible, survey finds

The majority of Church of England Christians don't read the Bible, the church's own polling has revealed.<p>Figures show that 60 per cent of self-declared followers of the Church admit they never read the Bible, and 36 per cent say they never attend church. One in three said they never pray.<p>The …