Chris Beck

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2 Steps to Building Trust as a Manager

One of the most common questions I get from managers and leaders is about building trust.<p>In most cases, they understand the importance of trust to a …

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>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> …

6 Leadership Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way

Learning lessons the hard way is often the only way most people learn. When it comes to leadership that approach can have horrid consequences.<p>Everybody loves to focus on the things you must do to be a great leader. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this approach, it's often our …

6 Mistakes Managers Make That Cause Good Employees To Quit

Even honest managers with good intentions can do things that unintentionally drive their best people searching for another place to work. Here's what to avoid.<p>Why do good people quit?<p>There are a lot of answers, but most speak to the huge impact that your supervisor has on how engaged you are at …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

Why So Many Leadership Programs Ultimately Fail

The topic in the Executive Committee meeting turned to Europe. The technology company, Alentix*, was doing well and growing annually at the rate of about 15%. But its European division was struggling. It had been five years since the region turned a profit.<p>Yet no one had addressed that issue. Jean, …

9 skills to master to become a great boss

<b>• An increase in responsibility requires a strong mastery of these hard and soft skills.</b><p><b>• If you want that promotion, or to run a team, being prepared for future tough spots is crucial.</b><p>There's no doubt that being a manager has its perks — increased prestige, recognition from upper management, and a …

Survey: 91 Percent of 1,000 Employees Say Their Bosses Lack This 1 Critical Skill

This recent Interact/Harris Poll tells the whole story about the current state of managers.<p>Think about it: Good communication is <i>everything</i> in the workplace. Clear direction and expectations can't happen without it. Teamwork and morale take a hit in its absence. And productivity ultimately suffers …

Employment

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Uncommon Signs

What employees with a heartbeat want from their bosses.<p>If you've ever had the privilege to work for one, have you noticed how the best of leaders have their best people's interests in mind? I mean, they genuinely care about the goals, career paths, and personal well-being of their people.<p>By …

11 Qualities That Are The Mark Of A Great Leader

Whether it’s in on the field, in an office, in battle, in the classroom or at home, a great leader has something that sets them apart from others.<p>The pressure can be immense, but rather than back down from it, they revel in it. They live for the big moments and have no problem rolling up their …

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.<p>The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, …

19 Things Great Bosses Refuse to Say (and Terrible Bosses Say All the Time)

What leaders do is important, but what they say can be almost as important -- in both positive and negative ways.<p>Sometimes people use words incorrectly, which can make them look dumb. Sometimes they describe themselves terribly, which makes them look pretentious.<p>And sometimes they say things that …

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

Good managers give constructive criticism—but truly masterful leaders offer constructive praise

Getting feedback from your coworkers is scary. A leader at one of my previous jobs once said that my emotional stability fell somewhere between that of a squalling infant and pubescent teen. (Cool, cool.) Now research shows that not only are most managers bad at giving constructive …

Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits!

Great leadership works everywhere and with teams of all sizes<p>Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should …

Defusing an Emotionally Charged Conversation with a Colleague

Work with anyone long enough and you’re bound to encounter a difference of opinion. Most of the time, these disagreements are resolved amicably. But …

8 Mistakes Managers Make, According to Their Employees

This independent survey reveals the truth about workplace bosses, from the employees' perspective.<p>Last year, I conducted an independent workplace survey on LinkedIn and received hundreds of responses to the question: <i>"What is the ONE mistake leaders make more frequently than others?"</i><p>It obviously …

5 Ways to Expand Leadership Consciousness for Great Workplace Cultures

<i>by Dawna Jones, Connecting Decisions to Creating Prosperity</i><p>Monday, August 8th, 2016 we used up all the resources generated by Earth in a year. Humanity's annual demand for what nature can generate for our existence has been exceeded. Out of what Earth generates, according to the "World Resources …

What Motivates Your Leadership?

Today is the <b>27th edition</b> of <b>GIVEAWAY Fridays!</b><p>When you answer the featured question at the bottom of the article, you'll be entered in to win a copy of</b> …

Sheryl Sandberg

5 Secrets of Great Leadership

Here's what it takes.<p>Great leaders are not born into the role. They exhibit traits that have been learned, refined, honed, and improved over many years. There's no single trait that makes someone a great leader. It is a collection of refined attributes.<p>To find out more about the secret to …

The 4 Secret Motivation Killers that the Top 1% Know About

Most people have motivation all wrong.We often get generic advice telling us to think about ‘<i>what motivates us</i>?’ or ‘<i>what gets us up in the morning?</i>’ …

20 habits of unsuccessful and ineffective leaders

However, it's also worthwhile taking the time to understand what bad leaders do so that we can learn what to avoid which can be just as helpful.<p>Over my 25 years in leadership, here are some of the habits of unsuccessful and ineffectual leaders that I have seen, and in some cases, their …

Handy

It's Time to Redefine What a Manager Really Is

Our concept of 'manager' is outdated. Here's how it needs to change.<p>When you heard the word 'manager,' what typically comes to mind? If you're like most people words like: command and control, delegate, outdated, or hierarchy come to mind. What about when you hear the word 'leader?' Again, if …

The Magical Combination Of Today's Successful Leaders

Humility is freedom from arrogance and pride<p>I have come to observe and admire a rare and powerful quality found in highly successful leaders - the ability to have both confidence and humility. Often, I find that leaders who are confident are not humble and those with humility are not confident, …

Employee Motivation Has to Be More Than 'a Pat on the Back'

Accountability leads to ownership, which improves the connection between employees and their work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the years, Pavel Vosk noticed something about employee motivation. The Puyallup, Washington-based business and management consultant …

Top 5 Tips for Making Managers into Better Leaders

MSNBC's Your Business<p>Managers are usually the men and women responsible for coordinating, planning, and organizing activities and tasks within a company. These skills are certainly important, but how managers embrace and apply these skills might be even more important.<p>If you want to be the best …

Customer Service

To Be a Great Boss, Show These 4 Traits to Your Employees Every Day (Most Never Do)

You will find the founders and CEOs of some of the best companies in the world, including The Container Store, Nordstrom, and Zappos, displaying these unconventional traits.<p>I've done my fair share of researching what true leadership looks like over the years. What I've found is that all great …

True Leaders Don't Win You Over. They Earn Your Trust With 4 Principles

Authentic leaders don't convince you with power. They inspire you with trust.<p>If you're leading a startup or starting a new project, you're at the helm of a ship that's just started its journey in unknown waters. You have a compass and know your direction, but you have no idea about the conditions …

Yes, Smart Bosses Frequently Give Negative Feedback

Telling people what they're doing wrong is an excellent way to get them to do things right.<p>I really hate the word "feedback." It's biz-blab of the worst sort, a weasel-wordy way of saying "criticism" without offending the "let's all be positive" snowflakes of the working world.<p>In addition, the term …

6 Noteworthy Tricks Every Successful Manager Should Know

How to Manage Well to Manage Less<p>Managing is hard--not only because it requires directing others, but more importantly, because it requires controlling yourself. As I sat down to write this article at a local restaurant, I watched a manager take all the wrong steps in coaching his employee and it …