Robin Faraci

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Top 5 Tips for Making Managers into Better Leaders

Managers are usually the men and women responsible for coordinating, planning, and organizing activities and tasks within a company. These skills are certainly important, but how managers embrace and apply these skills might be even more important.<p>If you want to be the best manager you can possibly …

Leadership

The 12 Words All Successful People Understand

What do these words mean to you?<p>If you want to be successful, there are some words you’ll need to know.<p>Words are powerful. They can tell a story. Think of the following words: boom, penny, jump, doctor, slip, October, Shakespeare, and corn. All of these words paint a picture in your mind. Words …

The Daily Habits of 21 Highly Successful People | Inc.com

The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know the value of a good night's sleep, a restorative vacation, and a …

Success

How to Be a Leader, Not a Manager | Inc.com

Let's get something straight: Manager and leader are <i>not</i> synonymous terms.<p>Manage implies maintaining the status quo. It's a manager's job to ensure that things go as planned and that the team meets expectations. Leading, on the other hand, has an inherent forward progression. Leaders encourage …

Employment

The Question You Should Ask Yourself When You're Losing Motivation

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4 Steps Entrepreneurs Need to Take to Get Comfortable Selling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Of all the things an entrepreneur can be afraid of, there aren’t many that rank higher than the fear of selling. It’s a fear I know all too well.<p>While some believe the fear of failure is the biggest barrier to success, I’m not afraid to …

Why Everything You Were Told About Leadership Is Wrong

For decades, the mainstream paradigm has been that leaders and managers think and behave so differently that, in most cases, there is a conflict of interest between them. On the one hand, we are told that leaders are visionary, creative, empathetic and disruptive. On the other hand, we are told …

Leadership

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Ten entrepreneurial must-read books to kick off your summer reading list

An entrepreneur's work never ends, so many of you might not be taking summer vacations this year. But if you <i>do</i> have a chance to escape to the beach, pool or campground this summer, you're in luck. With input from Erik Gordon and Josh Botkin (also professors affiliated with the University of …

Getting Out Of Your Own Way, In Order To Be Successful | Inc.com

You know Occam's Razor, of course, even if you don't know it by that name. It's the theory that argues that the simplest explanation is usually the best one.<p>Occam's Razor explains why most businesses--and people--fail.<p>When we conduct post-mortems on why a business went Chapter 11, or someone was …

5 Ways To Transform Yourself Into A Leader

After months of effort, you finally land the promotion you’ve had your eyes on. On paper, it’s your dream job: You have a bigger team under you, more exciting responsibilities, a direct line of communication to the big boss, a salary that’s<i>actually</i> competitive, and of course, the highly anticipated …

Leadership

5 Steps to Effectively Leading Your Company

In the last three years, I’ve transitioned from being an auditor at a public accounting firm to a successful franchise owner of a million-dollar business. The company operates seven days a week in New York City. Running a business in the concrete jungle requires learning some fundamental lessons, …

How To Overcome The Circumstances Preventing You From Success

It’s no secret we all have circumstances we believe are stopping us from reaching the level of success we deserve. Those circumstances are different …

Motivation