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5 Underrated Leadership Qualities That Will Serve You Well In 2016

They’re not the classic high-octane leadership qualities we most often hear about: charisma, authority, the ability to inspire, and so on. But the following 5 underrated qualities can be of real long-term value in the day-to-day trenches of running an effective operation.<p><b>Calmness when making hard</b> …

10 Leadership Traits That Predict Higher Engagement And Lower Burnout

As a leader, are you driving burnout or engagement in your organization? How would your employees rate you if asked that same question? Burnout is a work-related process of chronic stress and disengagement caused by too many job demands, too few job resources, and not enough recovery or time to …

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Jeffrey Pfeffer calls out Leadership BS in his new book

<b>Leadership BS</b><p><i>By Jeffrey Pfeffer</i><p><i>Harper Business, 259 pages, $36.99</i><p>Leadership experts routinely call on executives to be authentic. But Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor of organizational behaviour at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, considers the advice BS. So, too, the calls for leaders to be …

The Value of an End of the Week "Brain Dump"

One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Friday afternoon (when I <i>should</i> be working, but I have a few posts already done in advance and my mind is …

Seven Leadership Mistakes That Deplete The Energy Of Teams

Discover the secret energy sources of high performing teams plus the traps to avoid with these leadership tips distilled from respected industry …

Getting the laundry done

Three kinds of work<p>There are three kinds of work in any organization. There’s the primary work of the organization. There are projects and …

Your body language may shape who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — …

How to Think About The Huge Expenses of Events and Tradeshows

Events and trade shows. They’re expensive. You don’t get enough booth traffic. The folks that do come by are too junior. It sucks up days at a time. …

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

While a lot of the entrepreneurs I’ve met and mentored in the past decade have been successful, I’ve probably met as many, if not more, unsuccessful …

How to use screens at night without ruining your sleep

Experts have spoken, studies have been conducted, the results are in: screen time at night is bad for our sleep. The blue wavelengths of light from …

The road to resilience

Introduction<p>How do people deal with difficult events that change their lives? The death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist …

Being an Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Maybe you've never thought about the difference between being an employee and being an independent contractor (also called a "consultant"). In many …

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What's Your Capacity Gap?<p>Fatigue<p>Only 56% of employees feel physically energized at work.*<p>Organizations are becoming more aware of the high cost of …

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

<b>Now updated with new research, the book that has changed millions of lives with its insights into the growth mindset—an ideal graduation gift.</b><p>After …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of us are working longer, trying to fit it all in.<p>That's the wrong approach. There's plenty of …

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Going to work sleepy: As bad as showing up drunk?

Many companies encourage workers to put in long hours or even pull all-nighters — but they might as well promote showing up to work inebriated, …

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Best practices for Outlook 2010

Applies To: Outlook 2010 More... Less<p>This article was written by the product team that created Microsoft Outlook 2010 for the best possible reason — …

Why Business is a Force for Good, Yes Really

Cut to the evil businessman cackling as he counts his coins while his workers slave away in the salt mines, giving their lifeblood for his riches.<p>We all know the story. It's the common narrative of pop culture movies and TV shows.<p>But what if this old story isn't true?<p>Consider this:<p>Prior to the …

10 Steps to a Successful Crisis Management Plan

<b>Plan for the best and worst possible scenarios:</b> In the planning stage of your business, plan for the absolute worst crisis you can think of. …

Career advice for millennials (and really, anyone) from Margaret Heffernan

In her career, Margaret Heffernan has been the CEO of five businesses. What advice does she have for people just starting their careers? First: Get …

Why Time Management Totally Backfires | Inc.com

You probably don't need research to tell you that people are feeling more and more overwhelmed and overscheduled, but if anecdotal evidence isn't enough to make this clear, studies do exist. Americans tell pollsters they struggle to find work-life balance and generally feel like they spend their …

35 habits that will make you irreplaceable at work

Amazing employees stand out from the crowd in many other ways. Simply put, their contribution far outweighs their cost, regardless of their expense.<p>Many employers today are willing to pay top dollar for the right people, but often they wouldn't recognize those "A" players, because they aren't …

8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate

The more leaders micromanage, the more their teams push for independence. Here’s how to break the cycle.<p>Many leaders would say they already delegate a lot, yet plenty of employees would say their bosses are micromanagers who don’t delegate enough.<p>[Delegating] isn’t about managers losing control and …

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …