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You Can’t Be CEO and COO at the Same Time

In the words of Stroll Founder Dan Roitman, “If you’re going to grow revenue, you also need to be able to tame chaos.”<p>Dan runs a consulting company, …

Leadership

Leadership Takes Self-Control. Here’s What We Know About It

Philosophers and psychologists have been discussing the importance of self-control for ages. Plato, for example, argued that the human experience is a constant struggle between our desire and rationality, and that self-control is needed to achieve our ideal form. Likewise, Freud suggested that …

Self Control

Why are so many women dropping out of the workforce?

Mari Villaluna never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. The 36-year-old spent a decade building up a resume as a career counselor and tutor in San Francisco schools after serving in the U.S. Army.<p>She made about $42,000 at an employment agency, and was regularly sought out by potential employers. …

His name will always be synonymous with the horror of America’s juvenile-justice system

On the day Kalief Browder would’ve turned 24, a street corner in New York City’s Bronx was renamed in his honor, highlighting the multiple injustices that led to his suicide in 2015.<p>Browder’s story made him the face of the way America treats its juvenile offenders, and sparked several important …

Mental Health

What Every Business Leader Gets Wrong About ‘the Workplace of the Future’

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

A former Navy SEAL commander explains the surprising way he trained his troops to respond to failure

During his deployment in Iraq in 2006, Jocko Willink oversaw about 100 people as the commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser.<p>In an episode of his podcast, Willink explained that he developed a habit that could annoy his troops but also serve as a real motivator.<p>From the podcast:<p>"One of …

Barack Obama Shares His Lessons Learned on Leadership and Power

The power and responsibilities of the U.S. presidency are unique and unmatched—only 44 people have ever had the job. On Tuesday, former President …

Don't Put Shareholders First, Wells Fargo CEO Warns

These three firms own corporate America

A fundamental change is underway in stock market investing, and the spin-off effects are poised to dramatically impact corporate America.<p>In the past, …

Investing

How to Manage a Narcissist

George, a senior executive of a large internet provider, was a participant in one of my leadership development programs. Although a very talented individual, he was seen as a nuisance within the group. He tended to monopolize the conversation, whatever the topic. All agreed that he was not a good …

Leadership

This Filmmaker Shows How to Keep People Truly Engaged

Want to keep people's attention? Do what the movie makers do. Here's an expert that shares his secrets.<p>Most have had the experience of trying to have a conversation in a noisy environment, like a bar or restaurant, where elaborate hand gestures seem like the only alternative to shouting. …

Woody Harrelson

6 Ways to Fix Your Organizational Culture (and Attract Millennials)

Every business thinks they put their people first, but do they?<p>You start a business with an idea, a product or a service. But you can't grow it without people. Creating a great culture--that puts people first and gives them opportunities--is paramount.<p>What 1981 can teach you about 2017<p>And this …

Satya Nadella

eBay: Big Data Can Humble A CEO And Change The Future Of Retail

eBay's head of analytics in Europe says big data will change both online and offline retail forever - if you have the right technology and culture

Online Life

Why the CEO of Coca-Cola never dines alone

<i>Fortune 500 Insider is our newest online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with Fortune’s</i> …

How The CEO Of The Newman’s Own Foundation Carries On An Unconventional Legacy

Keeping a promise to his friend Paul Newman, Bob Forrester is expanding the nonprofit food company–while staying true to its founder’s ethos.<p>In 1982, Paul Newman added a second job to his storied acting career when he launched his own food company Newman’s Own. What made the company unique was its …

Leadership

Johnson & Johnson just launched a $100,000 burnout prevention bootcamp for CEOs

"In my present role, I'm the guy who catches it all," one executive told HBR in 1981. "I can't seem to get people to stand still and listen ... I don't know how much longer I can last in this job."<p>Now, 36 years later, Johnson & Johnson is finally tackling the problem in full with what it's calling …

Can the Country Survive Without a Strong Middle Class?

In a powerful new book, the legal scholar Ganesh Sitaraman argues that America’s government will fall apart as inequality deepens.<p>The U.S. Constitution, it is fair to say, is normally thought of as a political document. It lays out the American system of government and the relationships among the …

US Navy SEALs develop mental toughness by reinforcing one behavior

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can the average person learn the skill of mental toughness without joining the military?</i> <i>Answer by Ronald Fry, author of Hammerhead Six.</i><p>Mental toughness is a state of mind. Anyone can develop the mental toughness of a solider without being part of the …

Special Forces

Sesame Street Isn’t Just for Affluent Kids

Trump’s proposed budget would eliminate funding for public broadcasting, which has a proven record of helping kids in poor families.<p>When the Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney suggested that parents in struggling rural and urban areas might not consider funding public television …

Why Black Families Struggle to Build Wealth

It’s harder for African Americans to climb the economic ladder, and to sustain their progress.<p>There’s little disagreement about the fact that economic inequality is problematic. But arguments persist over its origins, solutions, and which economic gaps are ultimately the most pernicious.<p>In his new …

STARBUCKS CEO: Not every decision in business is an economic one

"Not every decision in business is an economic one... because leadership and moral courage is not a passive act," CEO Howard Schultz said at the company's annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday.<p>Schultz, who is stepping down from his position on April 3, cited a number of social initiatives the …

Management experts break down Trump's leadership style during his first 100 days as president

Donald Trump has effectively gone from managing his family-owned real estate company— and his own career in show business — to running the executive branch of the United States.<p>That's a pretty big leap.<p>Business Insider asked four management experts to weigh in on Trump's management style.<p>They …

Donald Trump

Can A Leader Without Credibility Lead?

How would you feel if the CEOs of, say, Rolex, Lego and Walt Disney (who happen to be the top three of Forbes’ 2017 Most Reputable Companies) made consistently false, inaccurate or misleading statements to their investors?<p>What kind of management would that be? How long could it continue without …

How to Lead Versus Manage, to Improve Your Team's Success

To engage workers, step back from the day to day and focus on proactive, inspiring leadership rather than reactive, putting-out-fires management.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book</i> …

Leadership

3M’s CEO makes it his business to diversify leadership, even if it means bigfooting his own managers

To increase diversity in their workplaces, it stands to reason that businesses need a diverse slate of job candidates.<p>Still, companies often struggle to create pools of candidates that include women and under-represented minorities, particularly for senior or specialized roles. At 3M, the massive …

Human Resources

MANAGEMENT STYLE: Campaigning is One Thing; Leading is Another, CEOs Say

Of all the things mid-market company chiefs would like to see President Trump do, their biggest wish for the “CEO-in-Chief” might be the most …

These Leadership Lessons From The SEAL Teams Are Universal For Any Industry

I’m a big believer in sharing lessons learned. Leadership lessons, lessons in teamwork, lessons in effective thinking are all “things” that are ultimately the dividing line between success and failure, life and death.<p>Last week I gave a speech on leadership lessons from complex environments, and …

Leadership

Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't)

To develop high performers, praising effort achieves way more than praising results.<p>Praise can be incredibly motivating. Praise can be extremely encouraging. Praise can be hugely inspiring.<p>If you do it the right way. Take the wrong approach, and praising an employee can actually have the opposite …

Self-improvement

How to Retain Employees Through 'Servant' Leadership

No, "servant" leaders aren't slaves to their employers, or even pushovers. They just aren't authoritarians who boss employees around.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. …

Leadership

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or …

Siblings