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7 Skills That Will Take Your Leadership From Good to Great | Inc.com

Leadership is always a work in progress, as bosses learn from both their successes and their failures, and use the lessons they learn to modify their approach. Consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman recently shared a study they conducted with more than 330,000 bosses, peers, and …

Leadership

Want Faster Results and Less Failure? Try This Counterintuitive Approach to Decision Making | Inc.com

In business and in life we are required to make decisions constantly. Some decisions will be more important than others. The decisions you have to make in certain roles and at particular junctures in your life will hold varying degrees of significance.<p>You will likely make daily decisions that …

Management

Want to Vastly Improve Employee Morale? Try This Leadership Style

It may be counter-intuitive to pull off for top-down bosses, but when mastered, your morale and engagement will soar to new heights.<p>Eleven years ago, I reported to a highly emotionally-intelligent and very successful executive -- still my favorite boss to this day.<p>The greatest lessons Bruce taught …

Leadership

7 Metrics All Entrepreneurs Must Track | Inc.com

When you're running a startup, there's a seemingly-endless list of things you've got to keep track of. But while metrics are important to all founders, the challenge becomes separating out the numbers that are truly important from the other 100 things you could track.<p>Here are seven metrics that …

Product Management

7 Deadly Sins of Leadership That Will Destroy You | Inc.com

When we're living our best lives and leading at our peak, we're alive to all the possibilities for fulfillment and purpose that surround us. When we wander off the path, though, we find ourselves looking through a distorted lens for those same possibilities.<p>The traditional seven deadly sins are …

Leadership

Asked to Lower Your Price? Try These 5 Answers | Inc.com

It's a conversation many of us have had with customers. Another company is offering pretty much the same product or service you are--but at half the cost. Or, anyway, substantially less. At this point, there's a lengthy pause in the conversation while your customer waits hopefully for you to make a …

Product Management

10 Tips for Running a Successful Board Meeting | Inc.com

With 20 years of experience as a tech CEO, and 8+ years of experience as a public company board director, I've seen and experienced the good, the bad and sometimes the ugly of board meetings. So much of the outcome is in the hands of the CEO and if properly prepared for, board meetings can be …

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10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

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Square CEO Jack Dorsey Says If You’re Making Decisions, You’re Not Leading | Inc.com

<b>The Manager--How Not to Do It</b><p>Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, is famous for having up to 70 meetings, and receiving 3,500 to 4,000 emails, each week. She has joked about having people in line outside her office and needing a "take-a-number" machine to manage the traffic.<p>This is not leadership, it's …

Leadership