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When Your Boss Criticizes Your Direct Report, Don’t Protect Them

It might be tempting to try to protect your employee from negative feedback that comes from above. Maybe you allow behaviors or work styles that bother a senior executive because you know they’re not standing in the way of performance. But if your boss has complained to you about something your …

Leadership

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Self-help

Managers Are a Dying Breed. Here's What You Must Have Instead

Why managers need to become leaders of disruption in this ever-changing business environment.<p>The crisis of leadership grows, as companies struggle to adapt to change. We have a rise in part-time workers, the growth of the gig economy, evolution of technology, an increase in virtual teams, and an …

Innovation

In a Stunningly Aggressive Email, Elon Musk Gave 5 Brilliant Lessons That Everyone Should Adopt

This wasn't an email suffused with charm. But you can learn a lot from it<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>He's so funny, that Elon Musk.<p>He's so cool, too.<p>He dresses like a '90s rock star and seems to find the time to have a lot …

Elon Musk

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employee Engagement

Good Mentors Help You Work Through Strong Emotions

When I was 25, during my annual review my (male) boss confirmed lots of positive things, such as how I exceeded my $26 million goal in sales. But he ended the meeting with his one big negative: “You need to smile more.” I was stunned. He explained that all the senior executives perceived my lack of …

To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen

Samar Minallah Khan, the feminist Pakistani anthropologist and filmmaker, was enraged. Local tribal leaders were trading little girls as compensation for their male family members’ crimes.<p>These leaders, responsible for settling legal disputes in their villages, act as local judges. A longstanding …

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read

Just got promoted to your first leadership role? Here's what you need to read now.<p>What's social media good for? That might be a hotly debated topic at the moment, but one thing's for sure -- your online friends and followers are certainly a great place to turn if you need book recommendations.<p>Just …

15books

Facebook's HR Team Discovered the Surprising Reason Why People Quit Their Jobs (and It's Not Because of Bad Bosses)

People leave managers, not companies. Right? Not so fast. Facebook research shows a different reason.<p>Raise your hand if you've heard the saying, "People leave managers, not companies." That should be the majority of us, as the research over the years keeps telling us this is a big reason for …

Employment

Want to Be a Better Leader? The Best Ones Firmly Follow Through With These 5 Habits

They're not what you think.<p>January is a magical time. We've all got our resolutions on the brain, and hopefully, we're still honoring them. I really enjoy the tradition of making resolutions, but I like to treat them less as big, overarching goals, and more as habits that I can actively work toward …

Typography

3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable

Great leaders and managers know these 3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable<p>There is a common theme that many leaders struggle with: they don't know how to hold their people accountable. Even if they are great at hiring A players, many leaders still are left with that feeling that their people …

Team Building

6 Things Great Bosses Do to Empower Employees

Most business owners believe they are focused on their people above all else. Yet many employees and customers don't see it that way.<p>As a business advisor, one of the things I see most often as a drag to productivity and growth is employees who, despite their best efforts, can't change things that …

Employee Engagement

Here’s how to find out what your coworkers really think about you

Too many of us are operating under the illusion that our coworkers see us as we see ourselves. “We’re open books,” we tell ourselves. “Ask us …

La La Land

1 Resolution Every Manager Should Make for 2018

It's time for managers to make their greatest victory of the year the success of their employees.<p>I normally don't like the idea of New Year's resolutions because setting or modifying goals shouldn't be something that happens once a year -- it should be an ongoing, iterative effort. In fact, …

Employee Engagement

Why does India want to buy the world’s emptiest airport?

Geopolitical rivalry between big powers sometimes yields odd results. The latest development in growing strategic competition across the Indian Ocean region is India’s purchase of what has become known as the “world’s emptiest international airport” in Sri Lanka, maybe just to keep it …

5 Simple and Compelling Behaviors of Mindful Leaders

How mindfulness can transform your leadership<p><i>Rob Dube is an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i><i>member in Detroit, speaker, author and</i> proponent of mindful leadership<i>.</i> <i>He is president</i> <i>and co-founder of</i> imageOne<i>, a document lifecycle management provider and a</i> 2017 Forbes Small Giant<i>. Rob is passionate</i> …

Mindfulness

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait

In 2001, this best-selling management consultant identified one leadership behavior found in the most successful CEOs. Some things just don't change over time.<p>In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and …

Leadership

A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait

Cutting your employees some slack could be just the thing they need to increase their effectiveness.<p>Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally …

Emotional Intelligence

The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently

Giving people credit after a job well done isn't a sign of weakness.<p>Effectively managing others is both a science and an art, just like programming or playing an instrument. Based on personality and past experiences, some people tend to naturally be stronger at leading and inspiring others. That …

workimprovement

One of the best tips I've learned for being a good boss is the one managers tend to skip

There's so much to learn and master when managing a team: how to give feedback effectively, how to run an effective 1:1, how to delegate, how to develop your team, and more.<p>One of the secrets I've found in managing effectively is also one of the steps that managers skip most often. It's making sure …

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers

For starters, it's a mistake to think that a high-performing employee should be promoted to management.<p>In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop …

Employee Engagement

The 1 Thing Good Bosses Never Do When Giving Negative Feedback

They always separate the person from the action.<p>Dale Carnegie begins chapter two of his masterpiece, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, with an anecdote about steel magnate Charles M. Schwab.<p>Schwab happened to be strolling through his steel mills one lunchtime when he noticed some of his …

Employment

Want to Boost Employee Engagement? Forget Surveys. Do This 1 Simple Thing Instead

Employee engagement surveys might be the most popular way to measure engagement but might also be the least effective. Here is one surprisingly simple and highly effective thing to do instead.<p>We all know how important it is to have employees who are highly engaged in what they are doing for the …

Employee Engagement

Turning High-Potentials into Successful Leaders

Organizations around the world are failing on one key metric of success: leadership development. According to research from the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), 66% of companies invest in programs that aim to identify high-potential employees and help them advance, but only 24% of senior executives …

Human Resources

6 Tips for Making Negative Feedback Productive

Be direct, but keep the focus on future growth.<p>As a manager, perhaps one of the most dreaded parts of your job is giving critical feedback to team members. No one wants to hear that they're doing a bad job, and no one really enjoys being the one to tell it. But, if you want your team to grow and …

Self-help

The 1 Mistake New Leaders Always Make (And How To Avoid It)

Elizabeth Lindsey explains how her nonprofit Byte Back thrives with open communication.<p>Is it time for business leaders and owners to finally embrace radical transparency?<p>As first time managers, leaders, or CEOs, the presumption is that you will always know more about the finer details than those …

Leadership

What Makes Employees Feel Happiest at Work (It Isn't Salary)

Research shows that happiness among employees fuels performance and achievement, resulting in a competitive edge many companies crave.<p>In the book <i>The Happiness Advantage</i>, author Shawn Achor laid out an abundance of scientific evidence proving that "happiness is the precursor to success, not merely …

Employee Engagement

6 Ways You Can Cultivate a Healthy and High-Performing Culture

A companies success lies in the vitality of their workforce.<p>Companies want to be profitable and maximize their performance and impact both in the world and within their industry.<p>With that said, accomplishing those feats starts with cultivating a culture to allow those things to happen which starts …

The Workplace

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Reveals the 1 Question That Taught Him Empathy--and Made Him a Better Leader

A company that combines passion and purpose gets noticed and gets results.<p>In his new book, <i>Hit Refresh</i>, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his highest priority is renewing the company culture with "a growing sense of empathy." The word "empathy" appears 53 times in the book, but Nadella admits he …

Satya Nadella