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Employment

Six Criteria to Test Your Leadership Engagement

<i>Editor’s Note: This post is part of the series “Workplace Morale,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by Switch & Shift and the folks at SmartBrief’s</i> …

Employee Engagement

Caring about Employees’ Life Fulfillment and Well-Being

Conscious companies and their leaders care about employees’ well-being. With evolved thinking, such companies and leaders understand that wellness at …

Employee Engagement
Employment

Building Legendary Teams With Leadership

Leadership. A single word that carries many different beliefs. It’s intimidating for some and a journey for others. Another word that comes to mind …

Making Dumb Groups Smarter

Since the beginning of human history, people have made decisions in groups. As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. If so, then three heads should be better than two, and four better still. With a hundred or a thousand, then, things are bound to go well—hence the supposed wisdom of …

Leaders as Decision Architects

All employees, from CEOs to frontline workers, commit preventable mistakes: We underestimate how long it will take to finish a task, overlook or ignore information that reveals a flaw in our planning, or fail to take advantage of company benefits that are in our best interests. It’s extraordinarily …

Management

7 Things You Should Promise to Never Do as a Leader | Inc.com

Promises are essentially verbal contracts we make with each other or with ourselves. If you've broken a promise, you've broken one of these contracts (and even though that may not stand up in the court of law, it will definitely stand up in the court of friends, family and acquaintances).<p>Because I …

Leadership

How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team

There is a well-known story about a cleaner at NASA who, when asked by JFK what his job was, responded “I’m helping to put a man on the moon.” This anecdote is often used to show how even the most mundane job can be seen as meaningful with the right mindset and under a good leadership.<p>Today, more …

Employee Engagement

15 Tips to Build and Manage a Team Successfully

A business’ success is strongly dependant on its team. A weak, unmotivated team can slow the business down and prevent it from reaching its full …

Project Management

5 Things New Managers Should Focus on First

One of the most exciting — and frightening — career transitions comes when you face the prospect of a management role for the first time. Over my career of building businesses, advising CEOs, and, most recent, exploring the philosophies and beliefs of 100 of the world’s most respected leaders for …

Leadership

What Does It Take for Employees and Businesses to Thrive? This Massive Study Just Uncovered 5 Simple Things Needed | Inc.com

The SHRM Foundation, in collaboration with Globoforce, recently released a report, "Creating a More Human Workplace Where Employees and Business Thrive.<i>"</i> I was flabbergasted by the immensity of the research compiled to help businesses grow. It is truly compelling and a gold mine.<p>Upon further …

The Workplace

9 skills to master to become a great boss

<b>• An increase in responsibility requires a strong mastery of these hard and soft skills.</b><p><b>• If you want that promotion, or to run a team, being prepared for future tough spots is crucial.</b><p>There's no doubt that being a manager has its perks — increased prestige, recognition from upper management, and a …

Project Management

Want to Be a Remarkably Likable Boss? These 7 Simple Habits Will Get You There | Inc.com

Have you just stepped into a leadership position? Maybe you've been a boss for years? Are you stressing out about how you can best carry yourself and your team so that you're a likable boss while still accomplishing your goals, meeting landmarks, and getting things done? Check out these seven …

Leadership

I've Spent 30 Years Studying Top Companies. The Best Workplaces Share These 7 Traits | Inc.com

In last week's post, I explained what culture is, why it's critical to be mindful of and to shape, and consequences of not being intentional about shaping a peak performance culture. This week, I'll show you the characteristics of a peak performance culture, with the hope that you will compare and …

Study Skills

7 Ways Outstanding Leaders Do Things Differently | Inc.com

It may feel as though we're in a crisis of leadership, but if you stop to look around it's not hard to find examples of CEOs, middle managers, elected officials, public servants, neighborhood watch organizers, team captains and coaches, teachers and countless others who are doing a good job as …

Leadership
Psychology

Have a Clear Vision as a Leader to Enable Success

When we travel through life without a defined purpose, it can often challenge our every day existence.<p>Figuring out what makes us tick, what matters …

Steve Jobs' response to a public insult in 1997 shows how to handle negative comments with grace

Internet trolls use them to get us riled up. Competitors use them to get us off our game.<p>Sometimes, even those we care about may use them when they feel slighted or threatened.<p>Of course, we shouldn't discount all critical feedback. But insults are designed to hurt, not help.<p>So how should you …

WWDC

4 Rare (and Brilliant) Things Smart Leaders Do to Get Respect | Inc.com

Think about the great entrepreneurs who fuel success and make the business world go around. People like Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, are certainly celebrated for their success, but not always necessarily well-liked for the decisions …

Leadership

To Find Out What Employees Are Really Thinking, Don't Conduct a Survey; Do This Instead | Inc.com

<b>Do you need to understand what employees are really thinking?</b> Many leaders believe that the only way to assess employee opinions is to conduct a survey, often referred to as an "employee attitude survey" or an "employee engagement survey."<p>And although surveys can be valuable, there's a faster, …

Employee Engagement

This Terrible Management Trait Is the Top Reason Employees Leave | Inc.com

Research, exit interviews, and our own experiences tell us over and over again that the number one reason employees leave a job is their direct manager.<p>But why? What are managers doing (or not doing) that prompts employees to look for a way out?<p>It's poor communication skills. Specifically, they …

Leadership

Why Creating a Culture of Discipline is the Path to Greatness | Inc.com

For any organizational transformation effort to succeed, discipline and accountability must become the bedrock of the culture.<p>How do determined young men become Navy SEALs? How do elite athletes achieve peak performance? One word. Discipline. They cut out everything in their lives that don't add …

Business Development
Leadership

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Responsibility (With True Team Leadership) | Inc.com

Creating work environments that are conducive to producing good, high-quality work is trickier than it might appear at first sight. In workplaces where employees take responsibility for their actions, however, leaders can expect much higher levels of productivity--especially if team members are …

Team Building