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I’ve Been A Manager For Over 10 Years. These Are The Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned

Managing is much more about learning than it is about knowing.<p>As an entrepreneur and founder, I’ve been building teams and companies for more than 10 years, leading everything from operations and strategy to community development and fundraising.<p>Most recently, I cofounded the shared office space …

learned

With 1 Sentence, the Founder of Priceline Just Explained the Key Difference Between Great Leaders and Mere Managers

It's about seeing the people for their human strengths--and for the choices they make every day.<p>Truly great leaders don't just attract followers. Instead, they maximize their impact by inspiring others to become leaders, too.<p>Sadly, many people in leadership positions don't understand this. They …

Leadership

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

Employment

Top 15 Python Libraries For Data Science In 2017 | Articles | Chief Data Officer

As Python has gained a lot of traction in the recent years in the Data Science industry, I wanted to outline some of its most useful libraries for …

Python Programming

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager. Technical Expertise Came in Dead Last

Is it possible to engineer the perfect boss? Google was up to the task and found data that will forever change the keys to getting promoted.<p>Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help it decode the …

What Employees Want to See Most in Their Bosses Comes Down to a Single Word, Says Research

In a recent study published in the Harvard Business Review, close to 20,000 employees around the world say there's one thing that leaders need to demonstrate. Hint: Aretha Franklin sang about it 50 years ago.<p>Lets just get right to the bottom of this: What exactly do employees want in their leaders …

Leadership

Here's How Good Managers Give Bad Employees Feedback

What manager likes to give low-performing employees feedback? Not many, but it's part of the job. Here's how the best do it with great success.<p>Raise your hand if you like to discipline an employee? I hear crickets chirping in the background.<p>Yet discipline is a cornerstone of highly-productive …

Employment

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.<p>In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So many of …

Leadership

Management is not about asking people to do stuff

“It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself” said Eleanor Roosevelt and one of the most important lessons in management. …

Why Do So Many Managers Avoid Giving Praise?

One of the most difficult parts of a manager’s job is giving feedback. In a survey of 7,631 people, we asked whether they believed that giving negative feedback was stressful or difficult, and 44% agreed. When talking with managers about giving feedback we often hear comments such as, “I did not …

Employment

As A Leader, Are You A Fighter, A Fixer Or A Friend?

Shutterstock<p>What’s your leadership style? Are you a friend, fixer or fighter?<p>When discovering your leadership style, it’s easy to slip into some bad habits. Some of the best-intentioned leaders are guilty of micromanaging, changing directions, and trying to be “just one of the gang.” We’ve all been …

Leadership

A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email

Imagine you need people to donate to a cause you care about. How do you get as many people as possible to donate? You could send an email to 200 of your friends, family members, and acquaintances. Or you could ask a few of the people you encounter in a typical day—face-to-face—to donate. Which …

Psychology

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

Management

9 Workplace Hacks to Increase Productivity and Happiness (but Most Bosses Don't Think of Them)

Here's one: Sit by a window (no joke).<p>Since people, culture, and productivity in the workplace are the little planets that revolve around my professional universe, I subscribe to and receive a ton of information, research, and product offers from companies that know what they're talking about.<p>One …

The Workplace

How Middle Managers Provide Leadership Everyday

Let’s set aside the boring debate about leaders vs. managers for a moment and take a look at daily life for most managers in organizations.<p>The …

8 Essentials for Becoming a Manager Who Motivates

I have a simple rule: manage people the way I would want to be managed.<p><i>In your experience as a manager, what practices have helped you to motivate and influence your team to be productive and fulfilled employees? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

It's Not the End of the World

Quarterly 1-1s Are a Waste of Time

In this world of rapid change, quarterly meetings aren't enough.<p>Think back over the last 90 days, and ask yourself these questions:<p>What were the highs and lows for you?<br>• What worked, and what didn’t work?<br>• Are you sure you have a complete list before you have your quarterly 1-1 conversation?<br>• And more …

Management

How to Push Your Team to Take Risks and Experiment

Most managers I know want their employees to be curious and experimental, to take the initiative and develop new products and solutions. But, as it turns out, managers also like to micromanage and control outcomes through safe, predictable processes. As a result, managers end up stifling the very …

How to Retain Employees Through 'Servant' Leadership

No, "servant" leaders aren't slaves to their employers, or even pushovers. They just aren't authoritarians who boss employees around.<p>The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. Greenleaf; and since then, the business world has slowly but surely …

Leadership

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or …

9 Simple Ways You Can Make Your Employees Happy

One of the best things you can do for the bottom line is to foster an appreciative relationship with your employees. Here's how to make it happen:<p>Most leaders agree that employee attitude is a key factor in an organization's success. Whether your employees are fulfilled and motivated or frustrated …

Employment

What Great Managers Do

Exceptional managers find and capitalize on their employees' unique strengths. Learn how they do it with this 6 minute video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

Building Rapport Shows Employees You Care – How to Get Started

If you’re a senior leader in your organization, chances are the vast majority of employees don’t view you as a real person.Research by Nathan T. …

Leadership

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

If Your Potential Managers Don't Have These 7 Skills, Don't Promote Them

An alarming 82 percent of the time, companies promote the wrong person.<p>According to a 2014 Gallup poll, companies, 82 percent of the time, appoint the wrong person to a management or leadership position. That's a staggering number.<p>And yet it's not inconsistent with either my own experience or other …

Leadership

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

Leadership

How Technical People Can Become Soft-Skill Rock Stars

Don't believe the myth about tech people. Even the geekiest engineers can be great with people if they want to.<p>There is a lot of emphasis today on STEM over soft skills. The media tells you that technical abilities, are the key to success in many professions. Many employers downplay soft skills …

Leadership

5 Tips For Providing Feedback To Creatives (Without Making Them Feel Criticized)

Have you tried these?<p>Giving feedback to creative individuals is difficult. I would know. I spent 4 years working at a creative digital marketing agency, and I played both roles: the account handler responsible for communicating with the client, and the creative individual you wanted to retain some …

Creativity

This Study Reveals The 5 Biggest Regrets People Have Before They Die

Do you have any regrets? Most people do. But it appears our regrets gain a lot of weight as we approach the end of our lives. For many years, Bronnie …

Happiness

3 Tips on Managing, When Your Manager Isn't

Three tips to transform stagnancy to productive energy.<p>If you're lazy, you might enjoy having a manager who isn't doing their job properly. It can give you an out.<p>Maybe you'd like that for a day or a week. The truth is, lacking structure to be able to do your job, means that you will quickly get …

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