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4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

Do Less, Lead Better (Really!)

Find out how you can be more effective by doing less.<p>As a leader, you might constantly push yourself to do more or do better to keep up with our …

I've Spent 30 Years Studying Top Companies. The Best Workplaces Share These 7 Traits | Inc.com

In last week's post, I explained what culture is, why it's critical to be mindful of and to shape, and consequences of not being intentional about shaping a peak performance culture. This week, I'll show you the characteristics of a peak performance culture, with the hope that you will compare and …

Employee Engagement

23 Things I Wish I Had Known About Business at the Start of My Career

Your path gets clearer once you tune out the corporate jargon and the fuzzy motivational nonsense on the Internet.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For some odd reasons, I feel I’ve had a pretty good career to date.<p>I’ve had a successful business.<br>I’ve done the corporate …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

These 5 Skills Are What It Takes to Become a CEO (And Stay There) | Inc.com

I have had a few C's on my resume over the years: CFO, CEO, and even Chairman of the Board. From that perch, I have observed many capable middle and senior managers seek the "corner office" by demonstrating their management abilities, but without the understanding that most enterprises are …

Leadership

Are You the Boss From Hell? 20 Simple Questions That Reveal The Truth | Inc.com

They say if you don't know who the office jerk is, it's probably you. You know what's even worse? When you're in charge, and your employees think you're the boss from hell--yet you don't even know it.<p>Recently, I asked readers about the worst bosses they've ever had. As I read the replies, I heard …

Employment

20 Powerful Books to Win You Friends and Influence More People

Everyone knows communication is key, but every so often, we fail to communicate well on a daily basis. It could be catastrophic if we can’t …

Channel Partner Sales Depend on This One Important Factor | Inc.com

When someone enters a battle, do you give him a pat on the back and wish him luck? No -- you give him the weapons, tools, and training he needs to succeed. Now, business isn't necessarily a battle, but competition between companies today is getting stronger, and brands need more than luck to make …

Marketing

Outstanding Sales People Possess These Unique Character Traits. Do You? | Inc.com

Whether you want to grow your own sales abilities, mentor an employee, or hire the best candidate, these experts volunteered their informed opinions to help. Ranging from middle market and corporate CEOs, sales trainers, award-winning sales people, and psychologists, they agree that the following …

Leadership

LinkedIn is no longer the future of recruiting, according to a former LinkedIn executive

LinkedIn, Monster.com, and other job websites have revolutionized the way that companies look for new hires. But they’ve also made it easier for those companies to sort candidates based on factors like where they went to school and which companies they’ve worked at in the past—which can narrow the …

Human Resources

If Your Potential Managers Don't Have These 7 Skills, Don't Promote Them

An alarming 82 percent of the time, companies promote the wrong person.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a 2014 Gallup poll, companies, 82 percent of the time, appoint the wrong person to a management or leadership position. That's a staggering number.<p>And yet …

What Effective Protest Could Look Like

Perspective from the right on Trump’s political challenge for the left<p>Fourteen years ago, I found myself an unexpected micro-target of a left-liberal protest demonstration. I had visited London to watch the debate and subsequent vote in the House of Commons over the Iraq war resolution. A huge …

Donald Trump

Is Your Company Prepared for Growth? | Inc.com

Launching a business is like putting together a thousand-piece puzzle. It's a challenge to sort through each piece while balancing the main artwork.<p>I wanted to get some firsthand insight into how an organization goes from a recently-launched startup to an established company, so I reached out to …

CEOs

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

Russia Is Already Winning

If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim. But it also gives us a clear path to fight back.<p>The whirlwind of Russian spy news over the past few weeks has forced Americans to confront questions that previously would only have seemed possible in fiction: Did a foreign power …

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Political Science

6 Ways to Screen Job Candidates for Strategic Thinking

Every organization needs strategic thinkers. In a 2013 Management Research Group survey, when executives were asked to select the leadership behaviors that were most critical to their organization’s future success, 97% of the time they chose being strategic.<p>This is because people who are able to …

Here's Why Your Sales Reps Are Losing Deals | Inc.com

I've spent a good portion of my career in B2B tech sales and business development. I believe my background in sales and lead generation has made me a better marketer and entrepreneur today.<p>Throughout my years in B2B, I've seen both highly successful sales teams and ones that are failing. For this …

Business Development

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA | Inc.com

I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising agency: Finance, accounting, marketing, organizational theory, operations, business law, negotiation strategies, and …

Entrepreneurship

Millennials Managing Boomers: 10 Ways To Bridge The Age/Experience Gap

You know that awkward moment when you are telling someone how to improve in a job they’ve held longer than you’ve been in the workforce? Today a lot of newly appointed managers are finding themselves managing direct reports that are 10 or more years their senior. Many find this situation difficult …

Who To Start, Sit, And Scoop Up For Your Week 4 Fantasy Football Lineup

The first three weeks of the (fantasy) football season have been rough on us. We’ve lost a ridiculous amount of running backs, and this week, half of the top 10 in QB scoring was made up of Trevor Siemian, Brian Hoyer, Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz and Ryan Tannehill. This is costing people games, and …

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football Week 4

Fantasy Football Week 4: Matt Camp's Week 4 Preview<p>The front-runner for the 2016 NFL MVP award is off in Week 4, and so is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.<p>OK, so maybe Philadelphia Eagles signal-caller Carson Wentz isn't quite there yet, but he’s been one of the fun surprises of the …

Fantasy Football: Stock Up/Stock Down (Week 3)

Last week we saw a majority of the starters across the NFL play the most snaps they’ll play until Week 1. Some players were able to improve their …

Why Teams Fail: The C-Word

Silicon Valley is bubbling these days. Uber recently raised $3.5B (that’s right, that’s B for Billions). Almost 60% of San Francisco’s houses are now valued above $1M (fewer than 20% were just a few years ago). And the US National Basketball (featuring major Golden State Warriors players) just came …

Leadership

8 Mistakes Managers Make, According to Their Employees

This independent survey reveals the truth about workplace bosses, from the employee's 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 …

Epic Sales Fails – Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way

Learning lessons the hard way can be rough.<p>But life doesn’t have to be a video loop of mistakes. Over time, the wise among us learn how to follow …

Fantasy Football 2016: Cheatsheet for Sleepers and Busts Heading into Your Draft

The Olympics rage on, European soccer has returned and college football is right around the corner, but let's be honest: Your mind is on fantasy football.<p>Hey, I don't blame you. My mind is there, too.<p>So let's embark upon one of August's most time-honored traditions: obsessing over potential …

Fantasy Football

Predicting the Top 10 RBs of 2016 (Fantasy Football)

Can the ageless Frank Gore finish as a top 10 RB in 2016?<p><i>*Note: This is an in-depth analysis. Click here if you’d rather jump right to the Top 10 RB</i> …

Fantasy Football 2016: Mobile Cheatsheet, Mock-Draft Strategy for Top Positions

The perfect set of fantasy football rankings won't manufacture a championship on its own.<p>Rankings are nice for those who crave order and reason in a world without either. Yet any analyst who presents his or her ratings as gospel is a liar. Nobody knew Blake Bortles would finish 2015 with more …

Fantasy Football