Jason Davis

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Truly Human Leadership: Why You Should Value Your People

“I think we have to become more conscious of the kind of cultures that we create in organizations. We want to create cultures where human beings are empowered, they flourish and they’re able to self-actualize themselves.”<p>These are the words of Whole Foods Market Co-CEO John Mackey during an …

Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …

5 Reasons Top Talent Leave Their Jobs

Managers aren’t just there to ensure their employees get their work done. They are also supposed to ensure that top workers are happy and receive …

89 Business Cliches That Will Get Any MBA Promoted And Make Them Totally Useless

** Update: Some people couldn’t stop themselves from opening their kimonos after they read the original list. You really put your thinking caps on. You decided to chime in with some cliche classics of your own. We’re all on the same team here, rowing in the same direction, and it’s not about me, …

6 Steps For Successfully Bringing Change To Your Company

There’s a right way and a wrong way to push for organizational change. Here’s how to avoid backlash, and get everybody involved in the process.<p>In working with organizations over the years, we’ve observed a leadership pattern that sabotages change. It occurs when senior leaders, who have been …

Management

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs subscribe to the philosophy: "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." This mantra, accepted by many small-business owners as fact, is only half true. If you want something done right once and you …

Small Business

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Get People To Speak Up In Meetings

I can’t tell you how many times, over the years, managers have complained to me that their folks don’t speak up in meetings. They lament the fact they don’t get creative ideas, useful pushback to their own ideas, or meaningful conversation about important issues.<p>More problematically, the managers …

Being a Manager Doesn't Make You a Leader

<i>Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Ilya Pozin, the founder of Ciplex, and a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing.</i><p>It’s a myth that managers and leaders are the same thing.<p>While every leader may not be a manager, every manager should be a leader. A manager who lacks effective …

The Power of Mornings: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Get up Early

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When running a business, it may seem like there are never enough hours in the day. Tapping into the power of mornings, a time of day when there are less demands, might be the key to increasing your productivity.<p>For 15 years, Starbucks …

Time Management

5 Must-Read Books For Starting Your Company

When starting a company, there are many resources available to you with folks telling how, why, when and where to start your business in order to become a millionaire at an early age. Unfortunately, many, if not most, of these resources are mediocre, misleading, or just not useful. Having access to …

Why Productive Teams Have 3 Kinds Of Diversity

There are many different kinds of diversity. Here are a few you likely haven’t considered–and how they considerably help your work.<p>Here’s the bad news: People hire people who are identical to them. Here’s the good news: Working with people who <i>aren’t</i> identical to you is good for you work.<p>How so? A …

Personality

5 Signs It's Time To Fire Your Problem Employee

As a manager, it’s your job to deal with tough employees. There are times you’ll have to coach staffers whose performance isn’t quite up to par, confront team members who aren’t pulling their weight, and even write up HR-backed performance improvement plans about workplace issues.<p>But there are also …

Life Coach Help: The Questions Coaches Say You Need To Be Asking Yourself

By Leigh Newman<p><i>Ellie Gordon, a personal and executive life coach, helps us figure out what we</i> really <i>need to be thinking about when we’re looking for lasting, hard-to-make change.</i><p><b>1. Can I Replace The Word 'Afraid' With The Word 'Alert'?</b><p>"An artist client recently introduced me to this question," says …

3 Steps to Build Intuition

What do you <i>really</i> want?<p>Living authentically is to know what you truly desire and take the actions to create exactly that.<p>Amidst all the noise and …

The Dog That Taught Me the Strength of Love

<i>By Matt Rosenman</i><p><i>This article is a personal reflection on the life of my old dog and forever best friend. If you do not appreciate dogs, this article</i> …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Self-improvement

Coming Soon: Your Personal Flying Car

It's 2013. Where's my flying car? Answer: about eight years away.<p>Terrafugia is a Massachusetts company previously best known for the Transition, …

This Amazing 3-D Desktop Was Born at Microsoft

LONG BEACH, California – The history of computer revolutions will show a logical progression from the Mac to the iPad to something like this SpaceTop …

The Front-End Operations Engineer

“With all due respect, may I ask if you actually enjoy your job? I am a dev, and I do enjoy using tech to do stuff to a point. If your role is to …