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Simon (Sinek) Says: If You Want to Be a Good Leader, Make People Feel Safe

<b>The Lesson</b>: What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests that it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws …

6 Simple Steps to Start Believing in Yourself (They'll Make You a Better Leader)

Self-belief is important, and when you increase it, your business will thank you.<p>Every successful business leader has a strong sense of self-belief.<p>It's a precursor to success, no matter how you decide to define it--it's the foundation of confidence--but let's try to define it, anyway. Here's my …

The Most Effective Coaches Share These 5 Traits. Does Yours?

There are 55,000 business coaches, making up a $2 billion global industry. How do you select the coach that's right for you?<p>One of the most effective strategies for personal and professional growth is to hire a coach. Studies have proven that the return on investment (ROI) in coaching is 7 times …

Leadership

6 Simple Things Executives Do Each Day to Grow Their Business

When you grow as person, your company benefits, too.<p>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 …

Leadership

1 in 5 Highly Engaged Employees Is at Risk of Burnout

Dorothea loved her new workplace and was highly motivated to perform. Her managers were delighted with her high engagement, professionalism, and dedication. She worked long hours to ensure that her staff was properly managed, that her deadlines were met, and that her team’s work was nothing short …

Employee Engagement

If You’re So Successful, Why Are You Still Working 70 Hours a Week?

“I really became a robot,” a manager at an accounting firm explained. She and her colleagues worked extraordinarily long hours, but, she said, “I thought it was normal. It’s like brainwashing. You are in a kind of mental system where you are under increasing demands, and you say to yourself that it …

21 tough interview questions you may have to answer if you want to work at Amazon

Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.<p>"I'd rather interview 50 people and not hire anyone than hire the wrong person," CEO Jeff Bezos once said.<p>In fact, Bezos used to interview every single applicant to ensure that the right people were tasked with moving his …

Employment

This 1 Sentence Will Teach You How to Become a Better Leader

Behavioral psychologist Russ Riendeau recalls a conversation he had with Quincy Jones that changed his leadership style.<p>I was struggling with a career decision. I explored every option but couldn't choose one. Either option would have a big impact on my life and my family's life.<p>Every book and …

These Are the Most Important Soft Skills for Employees to Have, According to Hiring Managers

Hiring for these soft skills can signal a more adaptable and versatile team player.<p>We all know that hiring is hard. Sure, any intelligent individual can pass your tests, psychological interview questions, and social media checks. But, how do you know who is going to be the best fit in the long …

Why Do So Many Managers Forget They’re Human Beings?

In our assessments, surveys, and interviews of over a thousand leaders, many comments stood out, but one in particular was especially powerful and thought-provoking. “Leadership today,” Javier Pladevall, CEO of Volkswagen Audi Retail in Spain, told us, “is about unlearning management and relearning …

7 Benefits Of Having A Career Mentor, Even If You Love Your Job

Whether you have a job you love or don't love, there's plenty of reasons to get a mentor. Even though you may think you do not need one, at some …

Leadership: Total Commitment To The Purpose Of The Business

Whichever level of commitment you choose to enact as a leader can distinguish you from others whether it be in a positive or negative way.

Take Control Of Your Leadership Development With Five Simple Steps

Who is responsible for ensuring that you develop as a leader in your workplace? If you believe the answer is “My company or my boss,” you’re only partially right. Of course, your employer should play a key role, but their ability to be effective on your behalf really depends on their development …

Leadership

How to Lead Employees Through Times of Change at Work

Change is the only constant at work, but that doesn't make it an easy experience for employees.<p>I can remember everything about the moment I got laid off from my job at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: "Unfortunately, your job has been eliminated," the person delivering the news told me.<p>What I can't …

Starbucks Founder Says This Is the Most Undervalued Characteristic of Leadership (Most Struggle With It)

There are a lot of lessons to learn from Howard Schultz, but none more important than this.<p>There are many entrepreneurial and leadership success stories in the world--but there may be none better than Starbucks and Howard Schultz.<p>The company's original founders created a coffee company in the …

The Leadership Model Used By Steve Jobs, Henry Ford And Thomas Edison

If you’re an individual contributor who also manages the work of other employees, you’re what is called a Player-Coach. It’s a very different kind of leadership model than what usually gets talked about, although ironically, Player-Coach is one of the most commonly employed leadership …

Henry Ford

We Studied 100 Mentor-Mentee Matches — Here’s What Makes Mentorship Work

When First Round launched its Mentorship Program in 2016, we didn’t know what to expect. We’d heard from a number of people in our community that …

How To Heal A Dysfunctional Company Culture With Emotionally Connected Leadership

Few moments in life are more rewarding and exciting than being named CEO of a major national brand company. Moving into the corner office can represent the capstone of years of diligent service, either in the company you’re going to lead or one that you’ve known and admired for much of your life. …

Leadership

The best way to answer 'Why are you leaving your job?' without making your interviewer worry

There are many reasons why you might have left your last job, and not all of them are rosy. Perhaps you worked for a toxic boss, or you met obstacles on your way up the ladder. Or, maybe you were just plain bored with your work.<p>When an interviewer asks why you want to leave your current job, he or …

Employment

Oprah's Speech At The Golden Globes Was a Master Class In Leadership. Here's What You Should Learn From It

She gave a speech so powerful that it left rumors that she is planning on running for president.<p>This past Sunday, at the Golden Globes Oprah, gave a phenomenal speech. If you didn't see it, you've definitely heard about it. While speaking she made all of us feel heard.<p>It's no news that Oprah knows …

10 Soft Skills Hiring Managers Are Looking For

Want to land a great job or excel at your current one? Here are some key interpersonal skills to focus on.<p>Whether you're in the market for a new job …

Trust and Its Impact on the Financial Health of Your Company in 2018

I learned about organizational trust as a Navy SEAL, then as an entrepreneur. How important is trust to your team?<p>In March of 2001, the class leader of our BUD/S class passed away during Hell Week. BUD/S, or Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL is the initial six months of the Navy SEAL training …

Leadership Lesson: It Comes From The Heart

The Mercy Health System has roots that go back more than 185 years when Catherine McAuley wanted to help poor women and children in Dublin. In 1827, she opened the House of Mercy, and a few years later, she founded the Sisters of Mercy. In 1843, the Sisters of Mercy expanded from Ireland and …

Leadership

3 Simple Habits I'm Making in 2018 to Drive Better Results

Strict time management, fewer travel days and a commitment to disciplined simplicity are on deck for the new year.<p>In my role as CEO, I've began working with my team to lay the groundwork for a killer 2018 many months ago. We strategized, identified our biggest opportunities and crafted an operating …

Warren Buffett, Elon Musk and Tim Ferriss Are Showing Us How to Build Huge Wealth, And It Shockingly Has Nothing To Do With Money

These business titans are quietly teaching us about how to inspire a massive audience and build financial wealth.<p>Ever since I turned 30 and went through my quarter-life crisis, I've been fascinated with the definitions of success and fulfillment. In my quest, I've studied and spoken with leaders …

Here's how to answer 5 of the most difficult interview questions

You reworked your resume, perfected your cover letter and landed the big interview. But walking through the door is only the beginning — especially if the interviewer throws some hard-hitting questions your way and you don't know how to respond.<p>"The interview is an elimination process," says Dr. …

Employment

The Iceberg Illusion: What People Don’t See

Success is an iceberg. There is what people see on the surface: confidence, wealth, beauty, relationships, seniority. Then there is what people don’t …

Schadenfreude

Doing this one thing will make your employees stick with you for long

Low employee turnover and high retention - these two words sound like music to the ears of a leader. In order to achieve this target, you need to understand the underlying reason - why is it that people want to leave your team? What makes them look for other options?<p>Understanding this one thing …

6 things to do in January if you're not happy with your career

No matter where you are in your career — whether you’re just starting out in the workforce or you’re a seasoned veteran in your industry — there’s a …