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10 CEOs Share Their Leadership Goals For 2017

CEOs across industries share the leadership lessons they learned in 2016 and the leadership goals they plan to pursue in 2017.<p><i>Fast Company</i> asked CEOs across industries—social good, sexual health, beauty, tech, and more—about how they would like to bolster and improve their leadership style in 2017. …

Ten Things All Bad Managers Have In Common

Good managers come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are just stepping into their first leadership roles, and some of them have been managing teams forever. Some of them are soft-spoken and some are loud and boisterous. They all hire people they respect and treat them like adults.<p>They all lead …

How the Best Leaders Truly Connect With Their Employees

Here are eight ways to be real with your staff.<p>Leadership has been written and talked about for decades, with great authors defining it in different ways calling it different things. In the end, most of these folks have been talking about the same things.<p>The simple truth is that leadership (and …

7 Must-Read Classic Business Books

Business is always changing, but the foundations of great entrepreneurship never do. These classic business books are a must-read for every founder.<p>Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, …

Introverts: You Can Fake Being Outgoing at Work. Here’s How

Introverts: Remain calm. You are fantastic — smart, observant, focused, responsible, flexible — all-around, a joy to work with. This title does not mean we think you should change your personality, because you shouldn’t. We need you, and to be honest, an all-extrovert world sounds utterly …

You're Never Too Young To Be A Leader

The Purpose Of A Brand Framework

Think about NASA. When I say NASA you might think exploration, innovation, ingenuity. NASA means something. It’s not just what NASA does that provides associations—it’s what NASA stands for, what it means. It meant something when we put a man on the moon. It meant something for people who had no …

Customers

Questions You Should Always Ask When Interviewing For A Sales Position

When interviewing for a sales position, occasionally an interviewee becomes so interested in getting the position, they get duped by a seasoned sales …

4 Lessons from the Best Family Businesses

How Tesla, Under Armour, and Sonos Do Branding

The network effect, which describes how services and technologies become more valuable as more people use them, has driven the success of many internet companies. But it is not confined to the tech sector. One group of high-growth consumer brands, in particular, has been harnessing the power of the …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Why People Should Want To Work At Your Company Instead Of Need To Work There

Companies as we know them today were largely started from and based on two entities. The Hudson’s Bay Company was into the business of fur trading and was founded in 1602, it grew to around 1,500 employees. The Dutch East India Company was into trade and was also founded in 1602 but grew to a …

The Workplace

3 Crucial Leadership Traits You May Be Overlooking

When we characterize the most prolific business leaders of our time, we often project an image of a Jack Welch-esque persona, making sweeping, revolutionary, difficult changes across the board to help move their companies forward. Fists are pounded on tables, voices are raised, and companies’ needs …

3 Major Mistakes Companies Make With Big Data And How To Fix Them

<i>By Erik Severinghaus</i><p>Investing in big data is all the rage right now. But as with many topics that become buzz worthy, its core values often get lost in the hype. In customer conversations it has become increasingly clear that many companies are investing in the wrong places when it comes to data …

You're actually hurting your business with these five 'productive' habits

Entrepreneurs are expected to do everything and be everything at all times. It's part of business, especially when you're first starting out.<p>However, there are some seemingly productive habits that you may have formed that are actually killing your success in the long term. The candle that burns …

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

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