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Only 1 in 10 People Has the Right Skills to Manage. Here Are 5 Things That Person Does to Succeed (the Other 9 Rarely Will)

Research by Gallup has determined that managers with these skills frequently realize 48 percent greater profitability and 22 percent greater productivity.<p>According to extensive Gallup studies over two decades, one of the most important decisions any organization will ever make is whom to hire or to …

Employee Engagement

10 Habits Of Super Likeable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

Leadership

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively …

Employee Engagement

Employee Burnout Is a Problem with the Company, Not the Person

Employee burnout is a common phenomenon, but it is one that companies tend to treat as a talent management or personal issue rather than a broader organizational challenge. That’s a mistake.<p>The psychological and physical problems of burned-out employees, which cost an estimated $125 billion to $190 …

Stop Being Polite. Tackle Problems With Honesty

Reading management expert Kim Scott's work has been life-changing for me. Her push to have more open, honest communication between team members will hopefully change yours.<p>We recently had Kim Scott, a management and leadership expert hired by some of Silicon Valley's biggest tech firms, join us for …

Leadership

This Seven-Step Guide For Dishing Out Feedback Is Totally Idiot-Proof

Keep this in your back pocket, first-time managers.<p>Giving critical feedback isn’t easy, especially if you’re new at it. But it doesn’t need to be half as hard as many managers think. The main thing is to keep it short and specific. Every good feedback conversation has to accomplish three goals:<p>Draw …

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work

“People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses,” according to an old saw. Our research suggests there’s truth behind this saying: bosses matter far more for employee job satisfaction than any other factor we measured. But what makes someone a great boss?<p>Studies of leaders often focus on their …

7 Habits You Need to Give Up to Fulfill Your Potential in 2017

We are the limits to our own achievements.<p>As a coach, the start of the new year is always a great time because it's the time that clients are full of optimism. Ready to set bold new goals, or create inspiring visions for their futures. And while I love to help them set these bold new goals, it's …

Motivation

How to Own the Room: 6 Steps for Boosting Your Executive Presence

You're ready to move up, but people keep telling you that you don't look the part of a leader. You need executive presence - and here's how to get it.<p>You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>My coaching clients and the people who …

Public Speaking

Why Trying To Be A People Pleaser Makes You A Bad Boss

Sure, you want everyone to get along. But trying to make everyone happy can ruin your reputation.<p>Over a decade ago, business performance consultant Ryan Estis transitioned from being a salesperson out in the field to being a manager. He moved from an environment where it was his job to make …

The Single Most Important Question You Can Ask Your Employees

As leaders, we are always looking for the right questions to ask our people. When our employees are faced with a challenge it's tempting to give them advice or to tell them what they need to do, but by doing so you impede their growth and cheat yourself from getting some potentially fresh and …

3 Personality Traits That Reveal Whether You're a Leader or a Tyrant

Know the difference.<p>Being an effective leader is not inherent in every person. Sure, some people are born with "leadership tendencies," but leadership is a skill as much as anything else--and to be an effective leader, you need to put in the time and practice to effectively inspire and guide those …

Leadership

4 Traits of Exceptional Leaders That Appeal to Every Generation

Yes, Boomers and Gen Xers love these as much as Millennials.<p>Somebody asked me the difference between management and leadership. In a rush to a meeting, I said, "You <i>manage</i> the work, and you <i>l</i><i>ead</i> your followers."<p>Sure, in the context of the day-to-day corporate grind, you cannot have one without the …

The On-Demand Economy Hits The Reset Button

The “Uber for X” playbook is dead. How companies are going beyond the hype to try to create real businesses.<p>“What do you think about ‘Lyft for food’?”<p>In 2013, Gagan Biyani was working as what techies like to call a “growth hacker” at the ride-hailing company Lyft—his job was to help launch its …

6 Essential Phrases Used By Top Leaders

Great leadership is a habit. It is something you embody every day, and that means adopting more leadership-oriented language<p>Leadership: it is one of the most important skills to have in the job market. In a world where companies are increasingly flat and where great work relies heavily on solid …

When Your Boss Is Terrible at Leading Meetings

If you think that your boss is ineffective at leading meetings, you are not alone.<p>Few managers or supervisors have mastered the art of meetings and even fewer organizations have made it a priority. Add to that the fact that leaders are busy — and often don’t have the time to prepare adequately — …

7 Data Visualization Types You Should be Using More (and How to Start)

Unique data visualizations are more memorable, and add variety for the audience — even the most clear and straightforward visualization types lose …

The Simple Trick That Amazon, Apple, and Lego Know

Too many leaders think about what's going to change in the next 10 years, instead of what's not.<p>Position yourself for the future by looking at what stays constant.<p>That's how star companies like Amazon, Apple, and Lego consistently leap ahead of competitors, say strategy experts Paul Leinwand and …

Business Strategy

The Truth About Wasting Time At Work

If you look at the standard organizational model, the first thing you notice is that it’s a pyramid. It is narrower at the top than at the bottom. There are a lot of worker bees at the bottom of the pyramid — that’s why the base of the pyramid is broader than the top of the pyramid is. There are …

The Workplace

The One Question You Should Be Asking Yourself at Work

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

6 Signs That You're a Bad Manager

Like any relationship, managing a team is a two-way street.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>If you’ve managed teams, then statistically speaking, you’ve managed underperformers. Having someone on your team not pull his …

Leadership

Beware This Evil-Genius Airbnb Scam

You could lose thousands of dollars. Here's what to look out for.<p>Last week, I fell for a scam on Airbnb. This is the type of thing you never think will happen to you -- until it does.<p>Online con artists can create websites that look almost identical to the popular home-renting website Airbnb.com and …

10 Mistakes Smart People Never Make Twice

Smart people embrace mistakes for what they are -- great opportunities to learn.<p>Everybody makes mistakes -- that's a given -- but not everyone learns from them. Some people make the same mistakes over and over again, fail to make any real progress, and can't figure out why.<p>"Mistakes are always …

The Best Startup CEOs All Have These 13 Characteristics in Common

You have to do more than just be ambitious.<p>Running a startup is hard.<p>But the ones that do well usually have a great CEO.<p>We went through Quora to find out what the best startup CEOs do to stand out from the rest.<p>They are good at both hiring AND firing.<p>"Whenever you find a really great CEO you find …

Leadership

There Is Real Fraud In The Underground Market For In-Game Virtual Goods

The recent announcement that Activision Blizzard acquired King Digital Entertainment, maker of the hit game Candy Crush, for a staggering $5.9 billion is an acknowledgement of the promising (and profitable) future of mobile games.<p>The global gaming market is projected to reach $91.5 billion in 2015. …

30 Websites That Will Make You Unbelievably Smarter

Discover a wealth of websites where you can expand your mind and grow your business.<p>Most of us spend some amount of time--sometimes a lot!--online. Instead of chasing after provocative headlines and weird old tricks, why not spend time on sites that will make you smarter in life, shrewder in …

TED Talks

How Toxic Leaders Destroy People as Well as Organisations

Theo Veldsman, <i>University of Johannesburg</i><p>There is a growing incidence of toxic leadership in organisations across the world. This is clear from anecdotal evidence as well as research which suggests that one out of every five leaders is toxic. My own research shows that closer to three out of every …

Silicon Valley's Soft Landing

Something weird happened in Silicon Valley during the tail end of 2015. People came to grips with reality.<p>In the prior 18 months or so, unproven …

Venture Capital