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The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

Leadership

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

Southwest Airlines

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

Southern Ocean

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Mono Lake, California<p>Mark Twain once wrote of California's largest natural lake: "Mono Lake lies in a lifeless, treeless, hideous desert...This solemn, …

National Parks

See What 9 Nutritionists Eat for Lunch on the Reg

Brown-bagging it just got way less boring.<p>When you’re busy, it’s easy to fall into lunch habits: to grab something from whatever place is fastest and closest, to throw together the same sandwich day after day after day, or even to skip lunch altogether. <i>No good.</i> To help your boost your healthy-lunch …

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective

Let technology radically enhance your leadership. It’s not enough for today’s leaders to focus only on getting things done. 21st century leaders must …

Apps

Here's the leadership strategy Nike's CEO uses to make employees smarter

Fortune quoted Andy Campion, Nike's chief financial officer: "What's fascinating about [Parker's] use of questions is that it leaves other leaders empowered to find the answers themselves and act on them."<p>That observation closely mirrors those that other Nike employees have made in the past.<p>A 2009 …

Leadership

A Framework of Organizational Tensions

<b>T</b>ENSIONS are objectives that seem to be in conflict. They are values that seem to be in opposition. We often treat them as either/or choices when <b>they</b> …

Leadership

5 Reasons Why You've Failed as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is hard, and as statistics show, not everyone makes it. Most of us fall somewhere along the spectrum -- at times we succeed, and at other times, we fail. Yet, we’ve all heard of entrepreneurs who experience success time …

Entrepreneurship

We Like Leaders Who Underrate Themselves

The Stanford Graduate School of Business asked the members of its Advisory Council which skills were most important for their MBA students to learn. The most frequent answer was self-awareness — possessing an accurate view of your skills, abilities, and shortcomings, as well as understanding how …

Leadership

Trevor Noah: Mizzou football team congratulated after Tim Wolfe resignation

Faced with racist taunting and other demeaning behavior and harassment, the University of Missouri football team, the Missouri Tigers, began …

Meet The Australian Family Saving 60% Of Its Income Traveling The World

Caius and Mia Bender are some of the most well-traveled young children in the world. At five and six years old, the siblings have visited 64 countries in the past three years. That is a lot of passport stamps.<p>“My husband worked 60 hours a week and barely saw the kids,” says Erin Bender when …

Family Travel

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders | Inc.com

Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of performance. Motivating leaders care about the whole person …

Employee Engagement

50 Ways Happier, Healthier and More Successful People Live on Their Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent …

Stuck on a Plane? Reading These Books Will Help Boost Your Business.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like most entrepreneurs, I spend a staggering percentage of my life on airplanes. While I’ll never enjoy the redeye from San Francisco to Boston, I do appreciate that being stuck on a plane allows me uninterrupted time to read. Reading …

San Francisco

Why You Should Always Say Yes To Adventure Travel

Adventure - what does it mean to you? Throwing yourself out of a plane, leaping off a cliff, or hiking a mountain? Or perhaps just travelling solo to a country you've never been to before? Whatever your definition of adventure travel there's one thing for sure - it's hella good for the soul and if …

Adventure Travel

Baltimore violence continues at torrid pace not seen since the 1990s

The mother let out an anguished scream as she reached the yellow tape surrounding Baltimore's latest homicide scene and crashed into the chest and …

Have A Great Weekend in Portland On $25 A Day

Want to do Portland on the cheap for a weekend? We’ll show you how.<p>In a city that caters to artists, students, and a steady supply of visitors, …

Oregon

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts In The World For 2015

Many savvy travelers will tell you that all-inclusive resorts are THE way to travel -- not only because all-inclusives handle the room, food, drinks and fun for one (typically) low price, but also because they're also located in some of the most stunning places on Earth.<p>As part of its annual …

Dominican Republic

Research Says Your 30s Are Probably Going to Suck

Research Says Your 30s Are Probably Going to SuckGetty Images/EyeEmAs one matures from adolescence into adulthood, conventional wisdom has always …

Psychology

10 Bad Work Habits to Eliminate Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have bad work habits, and most of us are content to get away with them for the foreseeable future. Sure, they may make us a little less productive, and they might not look great in a performance review, but they’re relatively …

Productivity