Gary Thiakos

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Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Leadership

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Why Elon Musk Hates Meetings

He called them a 'blight' on effective company operations.<p>Whether a meeting is a dramatic negotiation or a time suck, they are an aspect of business that are tough to avoid. One business leader who really isn’t a fan? Elon Musk, whose days have recently consisted of sleeping on his factory floor …

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

This Brand Is Thriving Because of the Power of a Truly Great T-Shirt

While other companies falter, Goodlife is going strong with its stylish, stripped-down basics.<p>Chris Molnar was born into the fashion industry. His father, a Hungarian immigrant, was the man who launched Hugo Boss in the United States in the ‘70s and took it to national prominence. So it’s not …

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

New York City

This is why your job is becoming impossible to do

As the old saying goes, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Consider the onslaught of cognitive overload that so many of us contend …

A 7-Step Plan for Generating Leads With Facebook Ads

Do you want to generate more leads from Facebook? Interested in using Facebook ads to promote a lead magnet? Facebook ads are a great way to build a …

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

These 5 movies on Netflix will open your eyes about how food is really made

Where does your food come from? What's in it?<p>It'll take more than a glance at the label to see what's actually in your food. And that's the problem. As we've made certain foods cheaper and more readily available, we've distanced ourselves from its production, letting the fast food and sugar …

Most Recommended Marketing Tools By Pro Bloggers [Part 1]

<i>This is the Part 1 of the "Recommended Marketing Tools" series - where successful bloggers share the marketing tools they couldn't live without. Co-authored by James Richman.</i><p>Most successful bloggers are not only great storytellers. They know the best and most effective tools of the trade too.<p>In …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

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Killer Tips to Master Social Selling: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Your Blog

<b>79% of salespeople who use Social Media as a selling tool outperform those who don’t.</b><p>Imagine all the business you could be enjoying if front-line …

The Most Important 30 Minutes Your Team Will Ever Spend Together

At some point, you can't lead a team until you fix the personal conflicts between them. Here's how to do it in one session.<p>History often prevents us from doing great things together.<p>Here comes Sofia, for example, taking her seat at your weekly managers' meeting. You know she's good at what she …

How to Delegate Effectively

<i>Ilya Pozin is the founder of Ciplex, and a writer on entrepreneurship and marketing.</i><p>Don’t look now, but your micromanagement habits might be stunting your company’s growth. If you’re improperly, inefficiently, or just plain avoiding the delegation of tasks, you may be harming your company more than …