Leadership

By Duri Chitayat | leadership strategy and tactics

8 Ways to Build a Culture of Trust Based on Harvard's Neuroscience Research

A culture of trust yields higher engagement, happier employees, greater productivity, and higher profits. And it all starts in the brain.<p>PWC's 2016 Global CEO Survey revealed that 50% of CEOs worldwide consider lack of trust to be a major threat to their organizational growth.<p>Paul J. Zak, Harvard …

Leadership

The High Price of Overly Prescriptive HR Policies

Recently, one of my colleagues left our firm to make significantly more money at another company. We wanted to keep her, but the commission-based salary offered by the other company was more than we could match. She hadn’t realized how long her new commute would be during rush hour, however, and …

Management

How to Motivate Employees to Go Beyond Their Jobs

Marion Barraud for HBR<p>Every day, employees make decisions about whether they are willing to go the extra mile in ways that contribute to their organization’s success. These are important decisions because research shows that when employees are willing to go beyond their formal roles by helping out …

Harvard Business Review

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

Emotional Intelligence

Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well

Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world to use, from internet search to email. Management tools may not seem that different. And it also follows Google’s many …

Management

Inside GE’s Transformation

A CEO has different tasks in different cycles. Some CEOs are founders and builders. Others have the luxury of managing momentum through a stable economy or a period when business models aren’t being disrupted. My task was different: remaking a historic and iconic company during an extremely …

Innovation

6 Crucial Things to Do in Your First 100 Days in a New Leadership Role

You've signed the offer, now what?<p>The rate of change in technology is unmatched. Companies are constantly being funded, getting acquired and, unfortunately, going out of business. These dynamic conditions create both challenges and opportunities for leaders. Changing roles is becoming more frequent …

Leadership

How to Act and Look Like a Professional at All Times

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines professionalism as, <i>"the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional</i> …

There Are 3 Skills That Will Get You Promoted and 1 That Won't, According to a Study

Hit all your metrics but still didn't get promoted? Research suggests that the key to progression will require a different skill set.<p>We've all heard it before, "Nice guys finish last." Although no curriculum (that I'm aware of) has ever suggested the theory, many still operate under the …

Leadership

How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team

There is a well-known story about a cleaner at NASA who, when asked by JFK what his job was, responded “I’m helping to put a man on the moon.” This anecdote is often used to show how even the most mundane job can be seen as meaningful with the right mindset and under a good leadership.<p>Today, more …

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Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them The 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do

This is a signature trait of the best leaders. It's also a rare commodity and extremely hard to pull off in a business setting.<p>A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is also extremely hard to pull off:</i> …

Leadership

5 Things New Managers Should Focus on First

One of the most exciting — and frightening — career transitions comes when you face the prospect of a management role for the first time. Over my career of building businesses, advising CEOs, and, most recent, exploring the philosophies and beliefs of 100 of the world’s most respected leaders for …

Leadership

I Screwed Up. Now What? 3 Ways to Control the Damage After Your Huge Mistake

Entrepreneurs make mistakes, and that's okay. Here are the strategies you'll need to recover and move forward.<p>A topic that is often, if not altogether, missed in my entrepreneurship reading is <b>what to do when things go wrong</b>, particularly when you are the one who made the big mistake.<p>Those who know …

Entrepreneurship

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

Leadership

Your Mighty New Mindful Habit: Learn to Respond, Not React

Whether you're talking with friends, family, romantic partners or even coworkers or employees, how you communicate means a lot, especially when it …

The "Be Attitudes" of Building Trust in the Workplace

Trust is not a given. In fact, it's gained over time. Here are the most important ways to earn it.<p>Not to be confused with the biblical reference to the beatitudes shared in the Sermon on the Mount, these "be attitudes" are suggestions that you may consider adopting to help you and your colleagues …

Leadership

Why Those 'Hallway Meetings' (After the Big Meeting) Are Annoying Your Co-Workers

If you regularly find yourself in informal hallway meetings after big decision making meetings, that might be a red flag that there are some challenges in your leadership culture that need to be fixed right away.<p>Whether you love meetings or hate them, they aren't going anywhere soon. Because they …

Management

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible

To achieve greatness, you need to be able to inspire excellence.<p>It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain …

Self-improvement

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 …

Employment

Five building blocks of a data-driven culture

How can organizations leverage data as a strategic asset? Data comes at a high price. Businesses must pay for data collection and cleansing, hosting and maintenance, salaries of data engineers, data scientists and analysts, risk of breach and so on.<p>The line items add up. However, if done well, a …

Big Data

The Art of Mentorship: 3 Steps for Building Business Leaders

Establishing a mentorship program can help businesses grow, employees succeed and executives lead more effectively<p>A significant majority of women -- 63 percent -- have never had a formal mentor in their career. It goes (almost) without saying that everyone in the global-business community can …

Leadership

Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate

Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. When it is blowing against you, everything is more difficult.<p>For organizations seeking to become more adaptive and innovative, culture change is often …

Harvard Business Review

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager (Technical Expertise Came in Last)

Is it possible to engineer the perfect boss? Google was up to the task, and found data that will forever change the keys to getting promoted.<p>Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help decode the secret …

Leadership

Building a technical career path at Spotify

Spotify launched a career path framework for individuals last year. Since then, I’ve spoken to leaders at several other companies about it. This …

The Top 6 Priorities for Building High-Performance Organizations of Tomorrow

The global business landscape is changing faster than ever before. Don't get left behind. Prioritize and execute.<p>As a former Navy SEAL, we were always operating in VUCA (volatile-uncertain-complex-ambiguous) environments. That acronym is now widely used in the global business environment, and it's …

Leadership

Don’t Coach, Lead

<b>Perhaps a third option to coaching vs mentoring?</b><p>One of the biggest challenges I face as a manager is to decide when to coach and when to mentor. On …

Leadership

5 Top Books Every Leader Should Read

Leaders are not born, they are made. They make themselvesThe post 5 Top Books Every Leader Should Read appeared first on iamwire.

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Don't Hire Employees. Hire Peers

Here's how to creating a company of equals.<p>Warren Buffett has stated, "Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don't have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it's true. If you hire …

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