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How to Lead Versus Manage, to Improve Your Team's Success

To engage workers, step back from the day to day and focus on proactive, inspiring leadership rather than reactive, putting-out-fires management.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book</i> …

Employment

How Mature Is Your Organization? Use This Model to Find Out.

This model describes the maturity of a business, based on how effectively its CEO fulfills five key responsibilities.<p>How mature is your organization? Does it operate with intention and predictability--or is it immature, chaotic, and reactive?<p>There are many signs that you're at one end of the …

Ocho errores que hacen que los mejores trabajadores dejen su puesto

<b>"Si veinte personas concretas dejaran Microsoft, la empresa quebraría" (Bill Gates)</b><p>Es difícil mantener a los buenos empleados, pero no debería ser …

When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.

To become a leader, we have to go through a transition. Some go through it quickly. Some go through it slowly. And, unfortunately, some never go …

5 Habits of Insanely Successful Leaders (They're the Opposite of What You Think)

It's no wonder so few leaders practice these principles--they're so often misunderstood.<p>If you've been following my column for a while, you've noticed humility is one of my favorite leadership traits to write about.<p>But because this word has different effects on different people, it's often …

The One Principle That Will Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting

Watch company morale soar with this approach to employee engagement.<p>Losing employees can be a pretty expensive habit. If your company is in a turnover phase, you're not alone. According to data from <i>Harvard Business Review</i> and the CEB:<p>25% of top performers plan to leave their company within 12 …

3 CEOs that saved their companies by making unpopular decisions

I have to make those kinds of decisions myself every single day. It's never easy, and a part of me always wonders whether I made the right choice.<p>That being said, I truly believe brilliant leaders should always take action, even if they're not 100% sure of the outcome. Inaction can often lead to …

CEOs

The CEO of a company with 40,000 employees shares his top 4 leadership lessons

Ronnie Leten, CEO of Atlas Copco, a global company with more than 40,000 employees, wouldn't hesitate a minute.<p>He would tell him or her straight in the face, because he believes honesty trumps all other considerations. "I might punch you in the face, but I'll never stab you in the back," he …

Leadership

Exceptional Leaders Never Do These 20 Things (but Always Do This Instead)

Your business is a reflection of yourself--it's time to take self-development seriously.<p>The best leaders have a unique opportunity to create an environment that reflects their own values while maximizing individual strengths.<p>Unfortunately, many individuals in leadership positions lack the …

Employment

Productivity Problems? Fix These 6 Workplace Issues

If productivity is suffering, it might not be your staff's fault. Learn the six workplace issues that could be impacting employee productivity.<p>You hired your staff for a reason. If there had been red flags on their resume, the recruiter never would have called. If their interview had been a …

Employment

10 global destinations that are on the rise, according to TripAdvisor

There's a certain appeal to visiting a city before it's a global destination that's constantly packed with tourists.<p>TripAdvisor recently released the winners of its Travelers' Choice Awards in several different categories, including the global destinations that are on the rise.<p>To create the list, …

National Parks