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Why You Should Focus on Developing Yourself as a Leader -- and 5 Ways to Start

Are you spending enough time and money on your leadership development? These five questions can help you decide.<p>To be effective in today's rapidly evolving business world, leadership development is a critical investment for us to make. As leaders, we need to stay on top of marketplace changes -- …

Why Most Managers Are Lousy

Most managers are lousy, and it’s not their fault.<p>When a business leader needs to fill a management role, the natural thought is to look at top performers. We pluck them out of their role as individual contributors and put them into a management role as a team lead. We do this because they are good …

Leadership

In 1963, Jack Welch accidentally blew up a factory at GE — and it taught him a lesson about leadership that's stuck with him to this day

The first time Jack Welch met his boss' boss' boss, it wasn't to talk about promotion opportunities or about anything impressive he'd done.<p>It was 1963, and Welch was a chemical engineer at General Electric, the company where he'd eventually become CEO and chairman.<p>The issue at hand? Welch had …

Leadership

How Being a Workaholic Differs from Working Long Hours — and Why That Matters for Your Health

Hanna, a finance director at an international home care retailer, works long hours. She’s usually in the office from 9am to 5pm, but at home, when her three children go to sleep, she’ll work another four hours, not closing her laptop until midnight. She sometimes also works on weekends. But even …

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Brené Brown and the rest are featured in this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

10 Leadership Focus Areas That Build High Performing Teams

Shape the conditions that promote teamwork and results.<p>No one person is more important than the whole team.<p>The best teams win together, learn together, adapt together, lose together, and grow together. In high performing teams, their interactions and communications are fluid, relevant, and even …

The 1 Company Culture Rule 99% of People Are Afraid to Follow but Should

Company culture is created by following this simple rule.<p>I believe we are experiencing a massive shift in how companies think about company culture.<p>Go back a few years, and it was all about novelties to draw top talent: big screen televisions, open work spaces, Ping-pong tables and baristas on …

3 Strategies for CEOs to Improve Corporate Culture

Culture is essentially the glue that binds a company together, and it starts at the top with the CEO.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Company Culture<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Corporate Culture

5 Lessons From People Who Retired at 40

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people believe that retiring by 40 is something achieved only by lottery winners, celebrities, trust-fund babies and tech tycoons.<p>But there is a growing movement of young retirees who are smashing our conventional beliefs about what …

Retirement

These 40 Inspirational Quotes Picked by Richard Branson Will Move You to Achieve Your Potential

The endlessly entrepreneurial Sir Richard Branson serves as curator of words that will move you to more.<p>Elon Musk is the current media darling for having vision and achieving crazy things.<p>Jeff Bezos has more than his share of bold ideas and Mark Zuckerberg is no slouch in focusing on big things …

Motivation

Save 5 Hours a Week by Thinking Like a Designer

Regain control of much of your week and free up hours of time with these 5 design-based strategies.<p>Do you find yourself wishing you had more time to focus on building your business? If so, you're not alone. One of the most common concerns among business owners is that there just aren't enough hours …

5 Ways to Become a Leader--Fast

...and get people to follow you.<p>Have you ever imagined yourself becoming a leader? Think about it. You'd be great. But if what's holding you back is not knowing where to start or how to chart your path to leadership, I can help you.<p>Leadership is vital, and good leaders can be hard to find. A new …

Dear Entrepreneur, these are the top KEY lessons you need to learn by heart to succeed

Dear Entrepreneur, these are the top KEY lessons you need to learn by heart to succeed. I learned them the hard way; I have the scars to prove it<p>By …

4 Tips for Working Comfortably at Your Desk

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>It is important to feel comfortable at your office in order to increase your efficiency and protect your health. There are many small steps you can take to create a better work environment for yourself. You can start by implementing the below …

Ergonomics

3 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

Are you forgetting about one of your most valuable assets in life?<p>Time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Unfortunately, many …

Retirement

All Management Is Change Management

Change management is having its moment. There’s no shortage of articles, books, and talks on the subject. But many of these indicate that change management is some occult subspecialty of management, something that’s distinct from “managing” itself. This is curious given that, when you think about …

The Key to Work-Life Balance? Integration of Those 2 Concepts.

Want to change into Lycra tights and take a 5-mile bike ride at lunch? That's absolutely fine, if it helps you produce brilliant work that afternoon.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The realities of maintaining a work-life balance have always been challenging. But, <i>better</i> …

Work-life Balance

A look at various pension schemes on offer in Kenya

Given the importance of retirement benefit schemes, it is vital to know how they work. Kenya has different types of retirement schemes that one can …

10 things successful people do in their first month at a new job

The first month at a new job can be overwhelming.<p>Once you've decided to accept the offer, and survived your first day and your first week, you might think you're in the clear. But people are still watching, which means you still have an opportunity to impress.<p>Read on for 10 things successful people …

Success

11 things successful people do in the first 3 months at a new job

You landed the job. Congrats!<p>Now it's time to make your boss love you by becoming a star employee. Start with these 11 things successful people do to make the most of the first three months in a new position.

Success

What Happens When Founders Are Fired

Replacements face a daunting task.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When a founder steps down from the company following its acquisition -- as David Karp recently did at microblogging site Tumblr -- it creates an urgent need for a leader who can bridge two worlds: digital …

Entrepreneurship

How to Avoid Hiring a Psychopath

Genuine psychopaths are relatively few but one on your team is too many.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mainstream media viewers are intrigued with violent psychopathy in the form of <i>Dexter, Criminal Minds</i> and, before those, Alfred Hitchcock’s <i>Psycho</i>. We also see real …

Human Resources

Leaders of Alibaba, Google, IBM and Others Share What You Need to Do to Thrive in Today's World

At the World Economic Forum, top business and state leaders, thinkers and activists are talking about how to accelerate progress.<p>Each year, leading thinkers head to Davos, Switzerland, to have a discussion across industries and interest areas about the needs and realities of today’s global world at …

World Economic Forum

This 1 Quote Describes the Most Important Trait You Can Have as a Leader

These tips will help you be purpose-driven, and lead your company with true intention.<p>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 …

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Boss

Bad bosses aren’t just a workplace nuisance. A leader’s manipulative, passive-aggressive, credit-taking, and overly critical behavior can lead to workplace bullying, job dissatisfaction, psychological distress, and depression among employees according to a set of recent studies by the University of …

Employment

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and …

Will Standing More at Work Improve Your Health?

You may not be a couch potato at home. But what if you sit all day at work? Maybe you go from one meeting to another. Or you lose track of time …

Why Leaders Need To Embrace Employee Motivation

How do we consistently get team members who say ‘I love my job, I trust my leader and l’m ready to rock today!’?<p>According to Gallup, the purpose of performance management is to improve quality of work, productivity and other business outcomes, but traditional approaches have consistently fallen …

Employee Engagement

3 Beliefs You Must Drop To Be Successful

Success comes from within, not from without.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success …

Motivation