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The 5 levels of leadership

As Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, once astutely noted, “Employees everywhere don’t necessarily hate the company or organization they work for as much as they do their boss. Employees—especially the stars—join a company and then quit their manager.”<p>But what makes a boss worth quitting …

Employment

15 Questions To Ask Employees If You Want Them To Be More Engaged

Measuring engagement at work is quite difficult. It’s not like managers can read employees minds, so the best way to find out how to engage employees is to ask. But what is the most effective question to ask to get a useful answer?<p>We asked members of the Forbes Coaches Council what question should …

Employee Engagement

21 Books Highly Recommended by Successful Executives

Looking for a good title to pick up? Here's where to start.<p>Whether you like to listen to audiobooks during your commute or spend your free time gaining new perspectives within the pages of hard copy, voracious readers are always looking for something good to consume. Here are nearly two dozen ideas …

Pest Control

The Most Effective Leaders 'Show Up' With These 4 Things Every Day

Every leader or aspiring leader wants to be an effective leader. They want to know what they have to do or who they have to be to lead with impact and influence in order to have the voice and provide the value they envision. Many of my coaching clients want a 60-day plan that’ll somehow get them to …

Leadership

Millennials and Modern Leadership Styles

There's no doubt that most of the conversations in the business world seem to center around the ever-changing needs, behaviors and characteristics of …

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You'll Need 1 Simple Attribute

Learn this if you're a leader today, or want to be a leader in the future.<p>Rewind through your career and analyze your past leaders. What were they like? How did you respond to them? Which ones were the worst? Which were the best? What did you learn from all of them?<p>As you recall each of your former …

How To Build A Team Of Rule-Breakers -- And Why You Should

Every organization has its rules and policies. They’re put in place for various reasons, but at times, those rules can be inconvenient and even counterproductive. They might end up actually constraining you from executing on your company’s mission and serving your customers in the best way you …

Leadership

Use This Letter to Dispute Bad Info Your Credit Report

Sample Credit Report Dispute Letter<p>Updated March 11, 2018<p>The information in your credit report has a significant impact on your life. It affects your …

What Makes a Leader?

Leaders are the ones who are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed and get better at whatever they do<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>When asked to define the ideal leader, different …

Emotional Intelligence

Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

<b>What’s the difference between leading and managing a team?</b><p>It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best …

What You're Willing To Tolerate Sets The Tone For Your Company Culture

I’m obsessing lately about a presentation Harvey Goldberg gave on leadership. He asked a simple question: “What do you <i>expect</i> from your people?” Then he asked, “Now, what do you <i>tolerate</i> from them?” He then drew the two squares above and said, “What you tolerate is what you will get, and that becomes …

Team Building

5 Behaviors Of Smart Leaders I've Noticed As A Leadership Coach

Some of the best experiences in my life have come from perceived failure. I use the term “perceived failure” because where others see failure as a roadblock to success, I tend to see it as a pathway to get there.<p>Failing is about putting in your time and learning hard lessons along the way–lessons …

Self-awareness

The Different Words We Use to Describe Male and Female Leaders

We like to think of ourselves as unbiased and objective in our employment decisions, but with two equal candidates, who are you going to promote? Someone who is described in their performance evaluations as analytical or someone who is described as compassionate? On the other end of the employment …

Why Don't People Like You? This Could Be the Reason

Focus on yourself rather than on other people's opinion of you.<p><i>How do I handle people who have a bad opinion of me? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Mira Zaslove, Start up and</b> …

This Photo Of 10 WOC Harvard Grads Has The Internet Collectively Shouting 'Yes!'

"Don't touch our crowns."<p>Graduation season is upon us, and students everywhere are celebrating their many accomplishments as well as closing one …

How To Be Highly Successful And Unstoppable

To get ahead in your career or seek out a new job, you need a high level of self-confidence.<p>You have a couple of options, including dedicating months to absorbing dozens of self-help books, spending a small fortune on a career and life coach, giving up because it’s too hard or simply following this …

Motivation

We Read All the New Books on Leadership So You Don’t Have To

Every year, dozens of publications are released that all claim to have an answer to the question: What makes a great leader? But if you’ve ever had …

Here's the Only Definition of Leadership That Matters

Forget the more complex definitions you've seen and heard. Use this one instead.<p><i>You're always right, and you like to let people know.</i><p><i>You get to decide how things run, and when you do, it is going to be a golden rule. Because, at the end of the day, you own the gold and you rule.</i><p><i>You're bossy by</i> …

It Is Never Too Late to Learn These Top 7 Powerful Leadership Habits

No matter what type of organization or industry you're in, it's possible to become a more effective leader, inspiring your people to give their very best every day of the week.<p>A lot of time, energy and money has been spent in the study of leadership. Even with all the studies, there is still little …

I’m Tired of Enduring the Abuse and Pain That Makes Me a ‘Strong Black Woman’

A month ago at work, a white man physically threatened me. He wanted to know my name so he could report me, so he came close to me and followed me …

Effective Leadership Depends On How Well You Carry Out These 5 Things

Everybody wants to have a positive impact. Everybody wants to matter and to belong. People also recognize a difference between effective leadership and, well, leadership wannabee’s who have no idea how to lead because they’re leaders by competence only, not by character. Effective leadership …

29 Unprofessional Habits That Make Everyone at Work Hate You

Whether you realize it or not, you could be driving your coworkers nuts.<p>Americans with full-time jobs spend about a third of their weekdays at …

8 Signs to Immediately Recognize Someone With the Gift of Leadership

In 'Servant Leadership in Action,' best-selling author Raj Sisodia details the rare qualities of great leaders.<p>In <i>Servant Leadership in Action</i>, a collection of essays from 44 renowned servant leadership experts, Raj Sisodia, co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism movement and best-selling author, …

5 Behaviors of Leaders Who Embrace Change

At best, mergers and acquisitions (M&A’s) have a 50/50 chance of reaching their intended results. Study after study puts the failure rate closer to 70-90%. Why is the failure rate so high? Repeatedly, research cites the human factor as the leading reason why mergers and acquisitions fail.<p>Part of …

Management

How Millennials Are Changing The Way We View Leadership

In less than two years, Millennials will become the largest employee demographic. They’ve already become a major influence shaping the future of work, and as 10,000 Baby Boomers reach retirement age every day, they’re quickly advancing in the leadership ranks as well.<p><b>How will leadership change with</b> …

Leadership

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

These 5 Things Will Keep You from Achieving Work-Life Balance

<i>“I</i><i>f you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.</i><i>” —</i> <i>Donald Trump</i>We all …

Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths

If you watched the Super Bowl a few months ago, you probably saw the coaches talking to each other over headsets during the game. What you didn’t know is that during the 2016 season, the NFL made major league-wide improvements to its radio frequency technology, both to prevent interference from …

Leadership

How Toxic Are Your Co-workers, Exactly? Pretty Toxic if You See Them Doing These 5 Things

If you feel judged and rejected, remember: it's not about you. You're probably working with one of these types of people.<p>Over the years, I've witnessed many toxic traits in the workplace. But I have to tell you, there's one that stands out and consistently holds people back: <i>Perfectionism.</i><p>Have you …

Self-help

‘Ride-Or-Die’ Mentality Is Killing Black Women

When I was a young girl, I fell head-first into a sexy, sometimes one-sided but always thrilling love affair with hip-hop. My love for the genre grew a lot deeper when a handsome, young rapper from Queens, New York, came on the scene: Nas.<p>The first song I listened to was “One Love” from Nas’ debut …