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Powerful Leadership: Do Unto Others As They (Not You) Would Want Done | Inc.com

"‹This past week, I pissed off a major business partner. I can't get into all the details, but, in essence, I added my own sales force to my product his team had been selling. I truly thought he would be thrilled to have more support selling the product. After all, I reasoned, if one of my partners …

10 Not So Obvious Barriers to Effective Leadership - Switch & Shift

Leadership is not an accomplishment you check off your daily to-dos. At the heart of effective leadership is the omnipresent, bold belief that …

David vs. Goliath: How Small Companies Make It Big | Inc.com

Everyone loves a David versus Goliath story. When we see the little guy win against all odds, we know that anything is possible. When it comes to business, that's absolutely true. History is full of upstarts who slugged it out with industry giants and won.<p>Remember that Apple was once a little …

30 Famous Quotes That Will Inspire Success In You

The definition of success is different for everyone, whether it’s personal or professional we are always looking at improving in some area of our …

6 career-killing phrases to quit using now

Whether making an important presentation to potential clients or trying to motivate a room full of entry-level employees, your words carry weight at …

How to influence other people

Dr. Robert Cialdini is <i>the</i> authority on the study of persuasion. His classic book, “ Influence ” has sold millions of copies and is widely regarded at the go-to text on the subject.<p>What makes the book so special is it’s not just a collection of academic studies on college students.<p>Bob went …

5 Negotiation Tips From Steve Jobs | Inc.com

A series of emails about ebook prices between Apple and HarperCollins, including ones written by Steve Jobs, were recently released as part of the Department of Justice price-fixing suit against Apple and a number of major publishers. As the site Quartz pointed out, these offer some great insight …

Five Clauses Every Partnership Agreement Needs

There are some parts of starting up that can be fun: coming up with a name and logo; refining the product offering; planning the amazing expansion that will happen once everyone realizes how awesome your business is.<p>And there are some things that are not really very much fun at all. Writing an …

How Happiness Directly Impacts Your Success

<b>Part of a new series on The Happiness – Success Connection</b><p>One of the things I love most about my work is that my fascinating, knowledgeable clients teach me things I’m excited to learn. Recently a client shared with me the riveting TED Talk by the world’s leading positive psychology expert and …

Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid?

If you want to empower, engage, or motivate others, don’t just focus on increasing your positive behaviors. Pay attention to what you need to <i>stop</i> doing as well. Why? Because people remember the bad more than the good. To quote from a previous HBR article, How to Play to Your Strengths, “Multiple …

Influence Customers With Earned Media | Inc.com

The competition for customer attention online is more intense than ever before. Organizations are creating content at a pace and frequency that can make your head spin! However, many of these organizations lack a real strategy around content creation and promotion that will genuinely attract and …

Public Relations

10 Worries That May Influence Your Positive Thinking

Discover these 10 everyday worries that influence your positive thinking, and find out how to get rid of them today.

The People You Need Working for Your Start-Up

Almost nowhere else in the world is the tech entrepreneur glamorized as much as in Silicon Valley.<p>The Valley is rife with smart, incredibly energetic, tremendously talented new entrepreneurs — instead of stars in their eyes, they have successful exits and Zuckerberg-like acclaim in their sights.<p>Yet …

10 Reasons You Should Follow Formula One

I’ve got the perfect semi-obscure, Euro-centric sport for you to embrace now that soccer has been co-opted by every mom in America and cycling has become the <i>de rigor</i> fitness regimen for financiers nationwide.<p>Formula One. Sure it’s watched by 530 million people on any given Sunday and can generate …

Did I Offend You? The Science Behind Being Polite

A short time ago my daughter came to observe me facilitating a workshop for a group of executives. At the time she was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Music Dance Theater. During the workshop I told a story of an innovative mayor who hires a bunch of actors to help him solve the foot traffic …

8 Things Really Successful People Do | Inc.com

Most people claim to want success. But not everyone is willing to do the hard work and the smart work to get there. Often opportunities present themselves and because people are distracted, they miss them or give up on them before things fully develop.<p>Truly successful people don't leave much to …

Self-improvement

22 Habits of Unhappy People

Previous Happiness isn't something that you are born with. Happiness is something that happens through a series of experiences, habits and …

Google must obey FBI's warrantless requests for user data for now, judge rules

Google's attempts to fight FBI National Security Letters, controversial requests to hand over users' data without telling them and without getting a search warrant, aren't going so well. A US District Court Judge in California recently rejected Google's petition to have 19 letters requesting user …

The “Conclusion” May Be at the End, But that Doesn’t Mean it Isn’t Important.

The most useless words ever written in an appeal brief may be some form of the following:<p>For all the foregoing reasons, the ruling of the [lower …

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FORTUNE — For all the talk of new executive blood, some big, but flailing, companies like J.C. Penney (JCP) and Procter & Gamble (PG) are looking to former top executives for their rescue. Turning to the tried-and-true can seem like a failure of vision or lack of a talent net, but corporate history …