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The 8 Secrets to Get Your Team to "Own" Their Jobs (Which of these principles of effective leadership are you ignoring?)

Do you feel like your staff comes to you to solve problems and put out fires they should be able to handle themselves? Here are 8 simple steps to get them to actually "own" their own job and free up your time...<p>Wouldn't it be nice if your staff could handle things by themselves without asking you …

Leadership

How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Employment

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

How to Establish Values on a Small Team

When Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, was asked what he’d do differently if he could restart his company from scratch, he responded with this: “If I could go back and do Zappos all over again I would actually come up with our values from day one.”<p>Developing your corporate values early in your …

Management

Leaders, Stop Avoiding Hard Decisions

Too many leaders avoid making tough calls. In an effort not to upset others or lose status in the eyes of their followers, they concoct sophisticated justifications for putting off difficult decisions, and the delay often does far more damage than whatever fallout they were trying to avoid. In …

Management

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Emotional Intelligence

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Management

Inspire Your Team by Living This One Leadership Principle From the U.S. Marines

Only an unselfish leader can earn the trust that is essential for small teams to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>JJDIDTIEBUCKLE. No I didn't just type a bunch of random letters on my keyboard. It’s the 14 leadership principles followed by the United States …

Leadership

10 Ways Successful Leaders Think Differently

Thinking differently begets behaving differently.<p>To be an effective leader, you need to think like a leader. But what does that even mean?<p>Successful leaders tend to share habits of thought that set them apart. While these patterns have many elements, they're grounded in an understanding of the …

Self-improvement

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Leadership

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Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results | Inc.com

20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's giving you a glimpse inside its …

Leadership

Brand Archetypes Help Manufacturers Connect With Ideal Customers

Whether it’s running shoes, lawn mowers, cosmetics, accounting services, or bulletproof glass — B2C and B2B brands must inspire their target …

Marketing

Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2

For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five …

Diabetes

Being a great boss comes down to knowing when to use two distinct skills

Leadership and management are fundamentally different things.<p>Which one you should practice depends not on you, but on your business.<p>Businesses go through phases in their lives, just as people do. What you need to grow today is different from what you needed to grow this time last year. Some days …

Leadership

This 1 Thing Can Make or Break Your First Week In a New Job

81 percent of people surveyed say this one thing is the biggest thing new leaders fail to do.<p>A few weeks ago, I was called in by the president of a mid-cap company to do some executive coaching with one of his most promising leaders -- someone who had just been promoted to a big-dog position and …

Leadership

6 Lessons to Improve Your Leadership Skills, From Olympic Coaches

You too can transform your employees into champions.<p>Good managers, in a lot of ways, are like coaches. They teach, they correct, and they support their players (a.k.a., their employees) as they move from one level to the next.<p>So, what better way to learn how to be the right kind of boss than from …

Employment

Netflix Culture Deck Co-Creator Says Leaders Need To Explain Context

What happens when you eliminate rules, policies, and procedures?<p>When the Netflix culture deck was first released, it created a phenomenon. Never before had work culture, recruiting, and compensation been approached with such innovative thinking. Companies everywhere began adopting these …

The Workplace

22 Presidential Quotes That Inspire Us to Be the Best Leaders We Can Be

In honor of Presidents Day, here are the most inspiring words of wisdom from our nation's leaders on how to best lead others and ourselves.<p>Universal principles apply to anyone that steps into the position of leading others. Whether we lead a company, a team, or a household, we can all benefit from …

Motivation

10 Unique Free Tools and Resources for Entrepreneurs You Probably Don't Know About

Save money, save time and don't settle for canned, one-size-fits-all counsel.<p>One-size-fits-all advice only takes a business so far, but there are plenty of ways to get a leg up with personalized direction -- without hiring a consultant or subscribing to an expensive program.<p>A number of free online …

Project Management

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles's Post-Game Interview Is a Powerful Lesson in Leadership | Inc.com

Last night, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles delivered one of the most spectacular Super Bowl performances of all time. And he did it while facing the NFL's version of Goliath: the New England Patriots.<p>Foles wasn't even supposed to be in this position. He took over as the Eagles' …

NFL

6 Simple Things Executives Do Each Day to Grow Their Business | Inc.com

Each new year is all about growth and development. Executives tend to focus more on the growth of their companies than themselves, but personal growth can often turn into a professional advantage.<p>The daily challenges of running a business make it difficult to dedicate time to individual betterment. …

Thought Leadership

This 1 Quote Describes the Most Important Trait You Can Have as a Leader | Inc.com

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor that can be bestowed on an American citizen. In November 2016, legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully received the award at a star-studded event in the East Room of the White House.<p>As his award was presented by President Obama, …

Employment

13 Ways to Use String Lights You (Maybe) Haven't Thought of

(Image credit: Livet Hemma)<p>Twinkle lights, or string lights, or fairy lights, or Christmas lights, or whatever you like to call them, are one of the …

Decorations

HLE Calculator

9 Set-It-and-Forget-It Tools for Inundated Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, in business and life, automation means true freedom.<p>CEO of Sourcify<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a busy entrepreneur, you lead a hectic life. You spend countless hours in back-to-back meetings, marketing your company and managing your team. …

Entrepreneurship

The Secret to a Happy Marriage, According to a Clinical Psychologist | Inc.com

You already know that a strong marriage can be an important boost to your career. But are you wondering if your own union is as solid as it could be? Is there something you can do to make a new marriage last or an already-pretty-good marriage even stronger?<p>It turns out the answer is yes, according …

Self-help

The Alabama GOP’s Senate Primary Lives on the Theocratic Fringe

One of the hardest things for observers (especially secular Yankee observers) of Alabama’s GOP special Senate primary to grasp is that the things …

Improving WordPress with These Newly Released Plugins — SitePoint

Whether you’re a plugin geek or not, you’ve got to admit there is almost nothing as fascinating as WordPress plugins. From setting up a full featured …

15 Best Tutorials to Master WordPress Navigation Menus

Are you looking for the best tutorials to work with WordPress navigation menus? WordPress navigation menus allow you to easily customize and manage …

Visual Design