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22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader

Want to be a laudable leader? Study these characteristics -- and the wise words of leaders who strive to embody them.<p>This story appears in the March 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from</i> …

Leadership

‘Failure and innovation are inseparable twins’: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos offers 7 leadership principles

You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you. Be stubborn on your vision, but flexible on details. Failure is necessary for invention. …

Space Travel

20 Simple Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use

This article was originally published at Inc.com and appeared on Time.<p>Even though we all want to be more productive, it’s hard to make major changes. …

Productivity

How to use your calendar to maximize your effectiveness

This simple practice will help you accomplish your goals.<p>I’ve combined knowledge from several amazing books (<i>The Effective Executive</i>, <i>The 7 Habits of</i> …

Time Management

4 Lessons Every Leader Needs To Learn

Great leaders do not merely plan action, they inspire belief. Related posts: The Myth Of The Heroic Leader 5 Business Lessons From The Debacle At The …

Management

These 11 Inactions Will Kill Your Reputation as a Leader

For every action there's a reaction. But for the leader's 11 worst inactions, there's a chain reaction--of undesirable consequences.<p>As a leader, you don't want to be defined by the things you <i>didn't</i> do.<p>Unfortunately, there's plenty of Monday morning quarterbacks who will take pot shots at you for …

Leadership

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Note-Taking

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions | Inc.com

The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of ideas. Some are your own, while others are from your team. Some are well-baked concepts …

Leadership

Twelve things successful people do before breakfast

iStock<p>“If it has to happen, then it has to happen first,” writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.”<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must …

Time Management

5 Simple Things That Will Make Your Life Better

<b>1) Want to be happy?</b><p>It’s more about perspective than anything else. Write down three good things that happen to you every day.<p>Via Flourish: A …

Intensive Care

22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

Landscape Photography
Living Rooms

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a …

Management

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

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10 Signs You're A Follower Instead Of A Leader

While the term leadership is often applied in the world of business, it is in fact a far broader concept that can be applied throughout everyday …

10 Things Successful Leaders Remember When Things Go Wrong | Inc.com

We tend to think of good leadership in conjunction with smooth sailing. If you're smart and resourceful, and you build and nurture a good team and generate good ideas, what can go wrong? A lot.<p>Whether it's a failure of planning, a bad judgment call, or an accident of fate, trouble eventually comes …

Motivation

Steve Jobs Knew How to Run a Meeting: Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Brilliant. Passionate. Overbearing. Impatient.<p>Steve Jobs's management style has been described in many ways, both positive and negative. Love him or hate him, there's no denying what he accomplished: Within a short time, he built the most successful company on the planet.<p>Before that, though, Jobs …

Entrepreneurship

30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back

According to the American Society of Training and Development, U.S. businesses spend more than $170 Billion dollars annually on leadership-based curriculum. My question is this; to what end? Are we producing better leaders or just more people who hold positions of leadership? What makes a leader …

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees | Inc.com

Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional bosses do all of the above--and more. Sure, they care about their company and customers, their vendors and suppliers. But most important, they care to an …

Employment

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Six Tips on Disciplining Children from an Experienced Teacher

Have you noticed how kids behave differently at school than at home? As an early education teacher, one of the most common questions I get from …

Parenting

Do These 3 Things and Be a Better Leader | Inc.com

The best leaders can lead from anywhere--the top, bottom, or middle. It may be counterintuitive, but any leader who doesn't dig in and get their hands dirty won't last long.<p>In the Navy SEAL teams, this philosophy is ingrained in each candidate from Day One of training, but especially for the …

Leadership

10 Practical Ways to Enhance Team Dynamics

Listen for the sucking sound of money going down the drain when lousy teams take on projects.<p>Stop wasting time on teams that waste time.<p>Successful …

Are You a Boss or a Leader? | Inc.com

Being the boss does not necessarily mean you are leading. Here is a list of 10 characteristics that will help you determine if you are having a positive impact on your employees.<p>1. A boss knows it all; a leader is always learning.<p>2. A boss gives answers; a leader seeks solutions.<p>3. A boss talks …

Leadership

Leading as a Servant

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in a world where the chase for power is increasing. Someone is always getting thrown under the bus so another person can get ahead. The “top of the food chain” philosophy that has infected our workforce and leadership has thrived …

Leadership

6 Things Really Compelling Leaders Do | Inc.com

Every day you encounter leadership: Some are trying to master it; others are simply trying to be good followers. Examples of leadership both good and bad are all around whether you actually recognize which is which. But every once in a while, an amazing leader surfaces, one capable of moving people …

Self-improvement