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If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

Your words have the power to either inspire or discourage your employees<p>When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things …

Leadership

Ten Leadership Lies 90% Of Managers Believe

I started my first full-time, non-temp job when I was 19. I was promoted to supervisor of my department when I was 20. The bar was not very high.<p>One of the other supervisors told me, “Don’t be too friendly with your employees.”<p>“Why not?” I asked. “We’re friends already. They’re still my coworkers. …

Leadership

This 1 Productivity Hack Can Bring Out an Employee's Full Potential In Just 5 Minutes

Checklists might be boring... but they are effective as hell.<p>When was the last time you had a wow experience that you just wanted to tell all your friends and family about?<p>Just imagine this. You arrive at your hotel after a long drive or flight. You walk into the room, and the first thing you see …

Productivity

Long-Term Success Depends on Learning These 6 Lessons Early in Your Career

From doing what you love to seeking out mentors to continuous learning, the path to success has left many clues for you to follow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my career when I was 18 years old. I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. So, I went out and tried …

Self-improvement

Want Your Employees to Rave About Your Leadership Skills? Make Sure Any of These 6 Things Happen Daily

It's been found that you can achieve great results and have meaningful relationships at the same time.<p>Whether your company is a startup or an established firm, I want to share about a compelling leadership model that will get the best out of employees.<p>It's based on the seminal research of Dr. Jim …

Southwest Airlines

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

Image via Vladyslav Tulinovskyi<br>Competition in the employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, …

Graphic Design

How I Stumbled Upon the World’s Greatest Interview | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Imagine a job interview that achieves the following:<p>Accurately predicts on-the-job performance, motivation, cultural fit and potential.<br>• Minimizes …

Employment

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Employment

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

These Two Interview Questions Accurately Predict Job Success | Inc.com

The problem starts by using laundry lists of skills and competencies to screen candidates and then asking a hodgepodge of supposedly clever questions to confirm the interviewer's initial biased reaction to the candidate. These emotional feelings are then voted on using thumbs with the biggest thumb …

Employment

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data) | Inc.com

Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on teams--but the data shows they don't.<p>Not really.<p>The folks behind TalentWorks figured …

Employment

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

Employment

A Best-Selling Author Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Author Simon Sinek is famous for his leadership advice, including the 2011 best-selling book, <i>Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action</i>. (The book expands on the ideas put forth in Sinek's famous TED Talk, which has garnered over 33 million views and is currently the third …

TED Talks

Whiteboard Session: Manage the Workload of Being a Leader

Whiteboards

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs | Inc.com

If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at work.<p>If your company is part of this dismal predicament and …

Employee Engagement

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Learning

7 Quick Leadership Tips for Masterful Communication | Inc.com

As you look into improving your communication skills as a manager heading into 2017, take these proven leadership concepts for a spin.<p>1. Be mindful of using negative metaphors and clichés.<p>Some leaders sprinkle violent metaphorical language in their business-speak to make it appear like they're in …

Leadership

4 ways effective leaders deal with incompetent people

They have to be able to motivate underperformers, collaborate with annoying coworkers and overcome difficult employees. While this makes a leader's job frustrating, aggravatingly incompetent team members are often inescapable.<p>And since firing or avoiding these people isn't always an option, leaders …

Leadership

7 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Their Teams

Truly great leaders have these traits in common.<p>I've had my fair share of bosses throughout my career. In the corporate world, they were mostly conditioned to manage by fear, which was a product of the toxic company cultures that existed.<p>Their go to motivational tactic was to constantly threaten …

Leadership

It Took Sheryl Sandberg Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

It's one of the quickest ways to grow as a person.<p>I want you to ponder the following question for a moment, because it's one of the most important questions you'll ever answer.<p>How do you respond to feedback?<p>Sheryl Sandberg recently visited Airbnb to share lessons learned from her years at Facebook …

Emotional Intelligence

Lazy Employees? These 6 Workplace Issues May Be to Blame

If productivity is suffering, it might not be your staff's fault. Learn the six workplace issues that could be impacting employee productivity.<p>You hired your staff for a reason. If there had been red flags on their resume, the recruiter never would have called. If their interview had been a …

The Workplace

How to Give Difficult Employees Constructive Criticism That Gets Results

<b>Dear Annie:</b> A friend sent me your column on why new managers need to learn how to delegate, because I’ve only been a boss for a few months myself …

Leadership

3 ways Steve Jobs made meetings insanely productive — and often terrifying

American businesses lose an estimated $37 billion a year due to meeting mistakes.<p>Steve Jobs made sure Apple wasn't one of those companies.<p>Here are three ways the iconic CEO made meetings super productive:<p>1. He kept meetings as small as possible.<p>In his book "Insanely Simple," longtime Jobs …

Barack Obama

What 2 Best-Selling Researchers Say Are the 10 Biggest Truths About Leadership

Two award-winning authors reveal 10 timeless leadership principles based on 30 years of research.<p>Imagine you're sitting in a meeting with your colleagues at work, and in walks someone you've never met before. This person says, "Hi, I'm your new leader." What questions immediately come to mind that …

Leadership

Here’s What So Many Leaders Get Wrong About Motivating Employees

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Employee Engagement

7 Easy Strategies Psychologists Use to Drastically Improve Performance

Leaders need simple psychology to create a cohesive team and maximize productivity.<p>Every leader wants a more efficient workplace. Employees benefit from a safe, supportive atmosphere that uses cutting-edge psychological tools to empower each person to make a meaningful contribution to the …

Employee Engagement

Former CEO of a $33 billion fast-food company shares the greatest leadership insight he's ever had

When David Novak was appointed COO of PepsiCo in 1992, he began the practice of regularly holding roundtable discussions with 10-15 employees representing a sector of the workforce.<p>He had spent years in marketing, and believed that the best way to learn about operations was by building …

Fast Food

Unintuitive Things I’ve Learned about Management (Part 1)

I first started managing people seven years ago, three years after I graduated and got my first design job. At the time, I was woefully unqualified. …

4 TED Talks To Become A True Leader

There’s no set formula for what makes an effective leader. Some people make it to the top and others don’t, but contrary to popular belief, it’s not all a game of wealth. The following TED Talks, given by thought leaders in their respective fields, explore various factors that contribute to the …

Leadership