Eric Chu

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Marcus Aurelius on How to Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Bed in the Morning and Go to Work

“You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you.”<p><i>“If we design workplaces that permit people to find meaning in their work, we will be designing a human nature that values work,”</i> psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote in his inquiry into what motivates us to …

Nobel Prize

Building An Innovation Culture (When You're Stuck With A Lot Of Non-innovators On Payroll)

How do you encourage a culture of innovation at your company, when your employees seem all too comfortable going along with the status quo?<p>This is the challenge I face as a company culture consultant striving to drive culture change. And, while it’s not easy at first, there is a process.<p>Let’s say …

Innovation

The Men Who Mentor Women

While women make up 51.5% of all managers, much fewer women rise to the C-suite. A survey of 25,000 Harvard Business School graduates found that although male and female graduates had similar levels of ambition, men were significantly more likely to have positions in senior management, direct …

The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership

By focusing your attention on the "high road" of the mind, you can become the kind of leader who helps improve the world. Most leadership is …

How to Kill Your Team's Motivation Without Really Trying

You are not a team because you work together, you are a team because you respect, trust and care for each other.<p>When it comes to motivation, everyone thinks they are the expert--there are hundreds of blogs, articles and books on the subject.<p>It's a genuine problem in a lot of organizations--I have …

Leadership

How the Most Successful People Process Criticism

The no excuses mantra for achieving the impossible.<p>There's one key difference between people who consistently pull off incredible feats, and others who are always wondering how the high achievers do it.<p>While hard work, luck, tenacity and the right connections can all add to someone's ultimate …

The First Step to Becoming a Great Leader Is Becoming a Great Follower

Look up to the likes of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, but understand there is a crucial first step before reaching those heights.<p>Let's be honest, admiring the likes of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is inspiring, but it can also be intimidating. While these larger-than-life leaders show us what's possible, …

10 Communication Habits of Extraordinary Leaders

What kind of leader do you want to be?<p>Successful companies result from more than a good idea at the right time. If you look behind the best companies in the world, you'll see a great leader. This is why investors commonly say they invest in the founder more than the idea itself.<p>As a founder or CEO, …

10 Fatal Flaws That Will Derail Great Leadership

<i>Leadership is a privilege, those who have the privilege to lead, have the duty to act.</i><p>Nobody’s perfect, we all have flaws, but when you are in a …

21 Ways to Be a Better Leader

Not everyone will become a great leader, but everyone can become a better leader.<p>It doesn't matter if you are running a business, managing a team, or teaching a class--leadership skills are important. Some people seem to be born knowing what to do to inspire and lead people, but for most of us it …

The tech manager’s challenge: How to stay steeped in tech while focusing on leadership?

A workplace dynamic I’ve always found fascinating is the instinctual need for people to size up the technical depth of a technology leader upon first introduction. The technologists in the room want to determine if the manager understands what they do on a daily basis. The non-technical people want …

Emerging Technology

Forget grit, IQ, and culture fit. VCs say this is what it takes to succeed at a startup

When founders are asked what it takes to succeed at a startup, many provide this well-worn answer: “learn to be comfortable with ambiguity”—an equally frustrating and ambiguous response.<p>At a recent event in New York (“Start @ a startup“) co-hosted by Sequoia Capital and Business Today, a handful of …

Sheryl Sandberg

What Trump Got Wrong About Leadership During the Final Debate

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” As an independent—with no allegiance left or right, conservative or …

Leadership vs. Management

School leadership positions require a lot of energy. In a way, people in school leadership positions are expected to operate a lot like a battery, to …

Leadership

Successful management techniques to empower software QA teams | Zephyr

A key concept of agile software development is the release of software in short development cycles, which creates feedback loops that will become …

Project Management

Why Complaining Literally Shrinks Your Brain (and What You Need to do Instead)

The simple guide to avoid negativity and toxic people to succeed in life.<p>When things go wrong at work or in life, we vent in the hopes of releasing …

A man who spent 5 years studying millionaires found one of their most important wealth-building habits starts first thing in the morning

They also wake up really early.<p>Take Richard Branson, self-made billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group, who wakes up at 5:45 a.m. to exercise before starting his work day. Or Square CEO Jack Dorsey, who wakes up at 5:30 a.m. to meditate and go for a 6-mile jog.<p>Branson and Dorsey aren't the only …

Self-improvement

3 Ways the Best Leaders Manage Their Emotions

Leadership isn't easy. I've learned the hard way that successful leadership starts and ends with humility, self-awareness, and empathy.<p>Much has been written about what it takes to become a successful leader. There is no shortage of books, courses, and columns like this that purport to share the …

This company retains 95% of its employees — here's its secret

The beginning, that is, of a now decade-long relationship that has taken him from intern to COO. He's been with the company since it was venture-backed and deep in the red through to its victorious 2014 acquisition by online security firm AVG. During years both lean and fat, he's been a part of …

Management

7 Reasons Companies Should Never Hire an Entrepreneur

Many entrepreneurs are considered unemployable. Here are several reasons why it's best they just start their own company.<p>I started my first company at the age of 25 after every job I had frustrated me. When I made the Inc. 500 list at 35 years old, I joined the Entrepreneurs' Organization and was …

3 Qualities LinkedIn's CEO Looks for in a Great Leader

Jeff Weiner, who has the highest ratings of any CEO on Glassdoor, weighs in on what it takes to inspire employees.<p>Since becoming CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has led LinkedIn to become a network of 364 million registered users with offices in 30 countries and a market cap of $26 billion.<p>Weiner's …

Leadership

BE TERRIFIED OF WORKING ON THE WRONG THINGS

We all know that hard work and good luck are key to startups’ success. But what if that’s not true?<p>What if all startups have people who work hard? …

Startups

The coding illusion: you don’t need tech skills to work at a startup

Admit it — for the 1.85 million students who just earned a college diploma, there’s no cooler calling right now than working at a fast-growing startup. Recent graduates know that startups offer more responsibility and less paper-pushing: there’s no such thing as entry level when you’re a company’s …

Startups

Great Leaders Can Think Like Each Member of Their Team

Money wasn’t the only thing that enabled financier Cosimo de’ Medici to become <i>de facto</i> ruler of Florence for much of the Italian Renaissance. He exemplified a special leadership skill — the ability to get diverse teams of contending bankers, merchants, and traders to collaborate effectively. How? …

Here's what Richard Branson, Tony Hsieh, and 21 other successful executives ask in every job interview

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate. Here are 23 of them.<p><i>This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and</i> …

Employment

How to conduct yourself as a leader

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab.<p>As an extrovert, Karl has to learn to put on his "game face" …