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

Science Says the Best Managers Do These 6 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 …

Leadership

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

• <b>One major mistake managers often make is forgetting to explain to their teams why they made a certain decision.</b>• <b><br>By explaining decisions, employees better understand top priorities.</b>• <b><br>It also helps them make better decisions themselves.</b>• <b><br>When they're informed about the larger picture, they feel more</b> …

Management

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets on 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 …

Employment

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 …

Employment

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 …

Happiness

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 …

Leadership

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 …

Microsoft

3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People

No matter how smart they are, one of the keys to motivating your smartest workers is to develop them.<p>If you've been charged with managing a group of really smart and savvy employees, you have your work cut out for you. Smart people obviously know they're smart, which works to their advantage. They …

Leadership

Need to Deliver Bad News to Employees? Science Says Do This

A new study shows the best approach for sharing bad news<p>It's every leader's or manager's least favorite task: delivering bad news. Maybe your company is closing a facility. Or letting people go. Or you have an employee who isn't getting that coveted promotion, or has been denied an overseas …

Emotions

To Build Connection on Your Team, Skip Icebreakers and Talk About Photography

Imagine looking at a photo of a single shoe on the sidewalk, or two people embracing, or a person walking alone into a cemetery. All these images instantly ignite emotions and associations — without a written or spoken word. And because the reaction is physiological, it happens in seconds.<p>As a …

Leadership

Practical Machine Learning With Python - Part 3

BLOG - SAVAN VISALPARA <br>[ Posts on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, NLP and Programming ] <br>Posted on 18 June, 2017<p>K-nearest …

Deep Learning

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

5 Little Words That Will Make You a Much Better Leader

Author Simon Sinek offers a dead simple mantra to instantly level up your leadership.<p>We all know great leaders excel at articulating their vision. What's less often appreciated is that listening is an equally valuable leadership skill.<p>Why? First, because feeling truly heard is deeply empowering for …

Leadership

Why Do the Best Employees Truly Quit Their Jobs? The Entire Reason Can Be Summed Up in 1 Word

While conventional business wisdom says this will never work, employees under such leaders rarely quit their jobs. It's what makes companies like Whole Foods Market so successful.<p>Rarely do we ever think of the word <i>love</i> in the workplace. While we may talk about "loving our job," or hear someone say, …

Leadership

How To Accelerate Trust Building Within Your Team

Trust is the foundation for an effective, productive, and creative teamwork. Trust develops over time. But, you can accelerate it.<p>Trust only develops on the foundation of mutual respect for shared values and a perception of competence. If you don't believe that your team members share your values, …

Google Says These 5 Characteristics Can Make or Break a Successful Team

How you can apply them today to make your team more successful<p>Google studied 180 teams through its Project Aristotle over two years. They were on a quest to find the common traits among the most successful ones. Going in, they assumed the best teams were comprised of the most skilled people. But …

33 Management Hacks Smart Bosses Should Have in Their Bag of Tricks

Are any of these in your bag of management tricks?<p>If you're a manager, I have profound respect for you. You're probably juggling several things -- recruiting, putting teams together, scheduling shifts, managing people and tasks, handling discipline issues and, of course, keeping customers …

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

“There’s no team without trust,” says Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google. He knows the results of the tech giant’s massive two-year study on team performance, which revealed that the highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be …

How winning the lottery affects happiness, according to psychology research

• <b>On Wednesday, August 23, Mavis L. Wanczyk won the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot.</b>• <b><br>Most people assume winning would make them happier, but some research indicates lottery winners struggle to enjoy everyday pleasures.</b>• <b><br>Some researchers think people have a set point for happiness and big changes don't</b> …

Happiness

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Management

Whiteboard Session: Clashing with a Coworker? Here's What to Do

These 4 steps will help you resolve conflicts, whether you're a seeker or an avoider.

How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team

There is a well-known story about a cleaner at NASA who, when asked by JFK what his job was, responded “I’m helping to put a man on the moon.” This anecdote is often used to show how even the most mundane job can be seen as meaningful with the right mindset and under a good leadership.<p>Today, more …

Leadership

How New Managers Can Send the Right Leadership Signals

One of the most exciting and — sometimes anxiety-producing transitions in a career — comes when you move from being an individual contributor to becoming a manager. At this juncture, <i>what you think, what you say, and how you show up —</i> in effect, your leadership presence — can have a direct impact on …

Leadership

Why Google's Managers Are So Wildly Successful Comes Down to These 8 Behaviors

Google found that their most successful managers consistently displayed these qualities, in order of importance.<p>Becoming a good manager is no cake walk. Nailing down behaviors that lead to high employee engagement, trust, and loyalty requires continuous development.<p>But first, companies need to …