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What Will Make You an Exceptional Leader, Exactly? It Comes Down to 1 Word | Inc.com

Poor leadership is everywhere, costing businesses millions of dollars. One of the factors behind it -- a true blind spot for most people in management roles -- is their inability to display this one strength of the most exceptional leaders:<p><i>Vulnerability.</i><p>As counter-intuitive as the rest of this …

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Employment

Three Indisputable Traits Of A True Leader

I was flying to a business meeting with an associate when he told me he didn’t think I was a very good leader. (Ouch!)<p>Sensing that God had sent a messenger to tell me that I lacked humility, I took the bait and asked him why. He explained that it was because he’d never seen me yell at anyone. In …

Gameplay

Are You Really a Good Boss? These 5 Signs May Say No | Inc.com

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Manager-Employee Communication (and How to Avoid Them) | Inc.com

For modern businesses, employee engagement is key. High engagement leads to reduced turnover, higher productivity, and increased profitability. However, the latest research from Gallup shows that less than 30% of employees are engaged at work. Management is one of the top reasons cited for lack of …

Employee Engagement

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Feeling Inadequate With Your Writing? Follow These 9 Tips.

The first step to better writing is reading.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Frustration. Angst. Embarrassment. Anxiety. Fear. Insecurity.<p>I felt all those emotions every time I had to write an email, proposal, letter or anything else in my first high-profile corporate …

Writing

Super Inspiring Leaders Have these 33 Characteristics

We tend to put great emphasis on leadership skills and ways we can learn and build them (and spend a ton of money on professional development each …

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After the most surprising presidential election in American history, millions of people worry what the future will hold. With so much uncertainty about the fate of industries, wages, markets, jobs, human rights, and race relations, people are divided and scared, and these emotions can bleed into …

Leadership

7 Ways to Improve Your Reputation as a Leader

Your leadership reputation is critical to your success and the success of your venture. Your reputation is the overall quality or character as seen …

Leadership

Five Things Most Leaders Are In Denial About

It isn’t easy to manage a team, because the relationship between managers and the people they supervise is an awkward one. It might be a friendly relationship, but it’s a business relationship, not a friendship.<p>When we start our careers, we quickly learn the unwritten rules of the workplace and …

Leadership

3 Tips for Being a Truly Great Leader

<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> …

Leadership

The Traits of Leaders Who Do Things Fast and Well

An exceptional leader we know would occasionally get a question from his direct reports in a variety of forms but with the common message, “Do you want this done fast or right?” His answer was always the same: “Yes!” He chose not to compromise on either dimension. For this leader and for most …

Management

How the Best CEOs Differ from Average Ones

We all know the stereotypes: Great CEOs are extroverted. They’re self-promoting. They’re risk takers. But are these stereotypes true? Which traits actually differentiate CEOs from other executives? And, most important, which attributes separate successful CEOs from other CEOs?<p>There is a great deal …

Leadership

Climate change in the courthouse: Milestone lawsuit awaits Donald Trump administration

A sweeping climate change lawsuit filed against the Obama Administration will move forward<p><i>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>A sweeping climate change lawsuit filed against the Obama Administration will move forward, a judged ruled on Thursday, setting up an extraordinary legal …

Clean Technology

It’s Time for Leaders to Stop Dragging Everyone to So Many Meetings

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Leadership

Team Trump is already filled with Washington insiders

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> To shape his administration, President-elect Donald Trump is drawing squarely from the "swamp" he has pledged to drain.<p>Trump's transition team is staffed with long-time Washington experts and lobbyists from K Street, think tanks and political offices.<p>It's a far cry from Trump's …

Donald Trump

A Reading Guide for Those in Despair About American Politics

Nearly three dozen book recommendations to help make sense of the state of U.S. democracy, from academics, comedians, activists, and more<p>No matter who wins the U.S. presidential election on November 8, America’s got some grappling to do. This race has been full of sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, …

Howard University

These 11 Inactions Will Kill Your Reputation as a Leader

For every action there's a reaction. But for the leader's 11 worst inactions, there's a chain reaction--of undesirable consequences.<p>As a leader, you don't want to be defined by the things you <i>didn't</i> do.<p>Unfortunately, there's plenty of Monday morning quarterbacks who will take pot shots at you for …

Leadership

10 Signs Your Boss Is a Great Manager (and You Shouldn't Leave Your Job)

For starters, how is your boss's listening skills?<p>Years ago, I was a member of a politically-charged executive team with each person pulling in different directions with opposing agendas. We were a mess.<p>While that horrendous experience was short-lived, it gave me a front-row seat to witnessing …

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The conversation about Trump can’t end at outrage and condemnation

<i>Tonglen</i> is a Tibetan meditation practice of giving and receiving, where a person can sit mindfully and imagine absorbing the fear and anger of another person, while sending that person their own love and compassion in return. While tonglen may not change the actions or behavior of the other party, …

Spirituality

These are David Bowie’s favorite albums of all-time

A list of David Bowie’s 25 favorite records has emerged from <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s archives, thanks to <i>Open Vulture</i>.<p>In the 2003 interview, the late music icon …

How to Repaint a Guitar

One of the limitations when purchasing a guitar, especially a low-budget model, is the lack of color choices available. If you are set on having a …

Epic: 7 Morning Habits to Increase Your Productivity

Having a productive morning routine can set you up for amazing success all day. These morning habits to improve your productivity are …

5 Shortcuts To Effective Leadership

In the course of my career as a business journalist and in writing this leadership blog, I’ve come across tons of information in print, on video and in-person that cuts to the core of good leadership. Surprisingly little of it has to do with getting an MBA or going through executive training …

Work-life Balance

How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders

Research shows that managers see far more leadership potential in their employees when their companies adopt a growth mindset — the belief that talent should be developed in everyone, not viewed as a fixed, innate gift that some have and others don’t. But what are those organizations doing to …

Employment

The Mindset Shift All Great Leaders Make To Turn Conflict Into Cooperation

Whose emotions are you considering? Yours, or theirs.<p>If you have ever been in a leadership position, then you know your primary challenge is keeping the team working toward the same goal, together.<p>Where so many leaders fall short is they begin to see themselves as separate. It's them, and then the …

Leadership

To Be a Leader, Start With Yourself

To learn to lead yourself, management professor and best-selling author Harry Kraemer suggests four principles that every future leader must develop in themselves.<p>Scientists anywhere will tell you the importance of trial runs. Before you launch a rocket to the moon or distribute a new medicine to …

Leadership