Anita Sanal Kumar

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Employee Empowerment Means Encouraging Your Team to Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

A number of times each game, Tom Brady calls a different play at the line of scrimmage than he did in the huddle. Even though the New England Patriots offensive coordinator called the original play, Brady has the latitude to make a different decision.<p>Brady makes those on-the-spot decisions based on …

Employment

7 Quick Ways to Boost Productivity at Work

When building a business from the ground up, your team is everything. They’re the people responsible for making your vision a reality. They’re the …

6 New CEO Mindsets from the World's Top Business Experts | Inc.com

Every leader wants that nugget of earthshattering insight that will propel themselves and their companies into the stratosphere of success. That's exactly what keeps top tier MBA and executive education programs, high-priced consultants, and big-name speakers in business.<p>If you don't have big …

Leadership

7 Things You Should Promise to Never Do as a Leader | Inc.com

Promises are essentially verbal contracts we make with each other or with ourselves. If you've broken a promise, you've broken one of these contracts (and even though that may not stand up in the court of law, it will definitely stand up in the court of friends, family and acquaintances).<p>Because I …

Leadership

The 5 Characteristics That Make a Charismatic Leader

Personality and charm, not external power or authority, are what count most for the "it factor."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Defining what makes a good leader is hard. Great leaders have certain qualities that are difficult to identify and pin down, begging the …

10 Best Boss Traits (Ranked in Order of What Makes Employees Stick Around) | Inc.com

When I wrote about the worst boss traits last month, I wasn't expecting such an intense reaction. Dozens of readers told me they felt the list revealed a lot about their own situation working for a boss who didn't quite understand their motivations or skills.<p>It hit a soft spot, and in a few cases, …

Employment

Leading Effectively When You Inherit a Mess

An executive I work with recently stepped into the biggest challenge of her career. Recruited from outside the organization, she faced multiple problems: The business was losing money, costs were bloated, customer loyalty was fading, and key talent was defecting. Her predecessor had made a failed …

Wake Up to a Higher Purpose Business Strategy

Most definitions of business strategies revolve around the theme of long term plans of action designed to achieve a particular goal or set of …

Small Business

Emotional Agility

Sixteen thousand—that’s how many words we speak, on average, each day. So imagine how many unspoken ones course through our minds. Most of them are not facts but evaluations and judgments entwined with emotions—some positive and helpful (<i>I’ve worked hard and I can ace this presentation; This issue</i> …

How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don’t Match

Why do people who consider themselves good communicators often fail to actually hear each other? Often it’s due to a mismatch of styles: To someone who prefers to vent, someone who prefers to explain seems patronizing; explainers experience venters as volatile.<p>This is why so many of us see our …

"Good Leadership Is Always Human"

“Good leadership is always human. It takes time and energy. It is hard work. Which is why good leadership is so special when we find it.” - Simon …

Leadership

Slay The Emotional Vampires That Are Holding You Back

When it comes to the negative creeps that are keeping you from achieving your goals, garlic probably won’t do the trick. But these tactics will.<p>“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”–Rabindranath Tagore<p>If you’ve ever been around …

The Secret Weapon of Team (and Family) Success

Last year I read an excellent article published in Harvard Business Review (HBR Magazine April 2012: The New Science of Building Great Teams by Prof. …

Charisma

Feelings and Leadership | Amanda Gore

Great Leadership Comes in Small Steps

Today we are going to talk about continuous improvement. This is an essential element for a leader to focus on as we strive to achieve our intentions.<p>…

How One Question Can Change Your Work Culture

<b>“What's the best thing that happened to you today?”</b><p>I challenge you to greet everyone in this way – watch their faces light up!<p>Begin your <b>staff …

Voice Mail

How to boost your ‘happiness quotient’ at work

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' new Leadership Lab series, where executives and leadership experts share their views and advice about the leadership and management issues of today. There will be a new column every weekday. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> …

Why You Should Care About Your Company’s Emotional Culture

Does your workplace feel distant? All you need is love–and these five ways to make everyone feel appreciated.<p>We’ve all heard about the importance of corporate culture. How companies like Google and Facebook create environments for their employees that make going to work feel like a day of play. But …

Public Speaking Tips: How to Capture and Hold People's Attention | Inc.com

In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the listener is riveted to the speaker: she can't help but pay attention.<p>Please note that, in our language of English, …

Public Speaking

Ask for Blessings – Believe and Receive

What do you want your life to look like at the end of the adventure of 2015? Grab a piece of paper (and maybe a glass of wine!) and make a list of …

Writing

An Example of Exceptional Customer Service

In this post we are going to talk about customer service. In this age where the consumer rules, to stay ahead of the competition we need to provide …

Customer Service

5 Ways to Make Your Workplace Fun

Joyful workplaces are buzzing with people bursting with energy, vitality and enthusiasm! They love what they do and feel they are important at work – …

Wall Street

Emotions and Types of Emotional Responses

Emotions seem to rule our daily lives. We make decisions based on whether we are happy, angry, sad, bored, or frustrated. We choose activities and …

Leaders With Authenticity Spark Company Electricity

Authentic Leadership, this week’s #TChat topic, became popular after Bill George published his book, <i>Authentic Leadership</i>, <i></i>in 2003. In his book George …

What Can Frogs Teach Us About Change?

You have probably heard that old story bandied about in management circles about two frogs. One is put into a pot of boiling water and guess what …

Divorce

Delivering Negative Feedback? How to Lessen the Blow

<b>Two-point Communication</b><p>Eye contact is referred to as two-point communication because there are two parties involved in the communication. Two-point …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Things That Could Be Stealing Your Joy

There are many things that cloud, cover, disrupt or steal your joy, but only if you let them. Our joy is a gift we are all born with -- it's there if we choose to develop it and focus on it.<p>It's also quite simple to rediscover that joy -- it just takes a little practice to develop new habits. Here …

How to Increase Your Happiness Level at Work

Disclaimer: I am not counting blatant abuse of employees in this article. If you are being treated terribly and are miserable, you need to decide …

Your success in that job interview may simply come down to emotional intelligence

Job interviews are awkward experiences regardless of which side of the table you're sitting on.<p>From the applicant's perspective, you generally have 30 minutes to present a compelling argument for your candidacy.<p>From the interviewer's side, you have 30 minutes to decide if a person is truly who they …

On The Value Of Emotional Intelligence

There’s one thing that can indicate how well you will do in life better than IQ or GPA, and that is your EQ or emotional quotient. For every point your EQ rises you can expect to earn over $1000 more per year more. While your IQ is basically set in childhood, your EQ is something you can develop …