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How To: Become a Servant Leader

<b>Bossing around employees is so passé.</b> Developing people, treating them with respect, encouraging their talents and input—these are trends that …

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams | Inc.com

It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company often turns its eye inward, analyzing information …

The Workplace

The Simple Reason to Learn to Lead Yourself First | Inc.com

Inc. readers love leading. We love learning to lead better.<p>Usually that means learning to lead others. Leading others sounds sexier.<p>In my leadership courses and workshops, nearly everyone prefers the exercises that lead others over ones to build self-awareness and self-leadership.<p>I recommend …

Learning

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

3 Things Leaders With Impressive Communication Skills Always Do | Inc.com

Communication is an essential life skill for anyone and everyone. It's one of the earliest survival skills we learn as growing children. (How else would we have asked our parents for another cookie?) As we grow and become fully functioning human beings, communication only increases in complexity …

Communication Skills

10 Traits of Managers Whose Teams Are Happy to Come to Work

Work isn't recess but it shouldn't be detention, either.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any manager wants their team members to do is dread coming to work each day. Because people spend the majority of their time at work, it is important managers do all …

Leadership

The Best Advice I Ever Got About Firing Bad Employees | Inc.com

For most leaders, firing people is by far the least enjoyable part of the job. Even if you know it needs to be done, if you've got half a heart (and most of us do), you can be left to deal with the guilt of negatively impacting someone's life.<p>There are certainly some leaders who pride themselves on …

Leadership

4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive.<p>One of those critical skills for success that made the top 10 list? Wait for it ... emotional intelligence.<p>According to emotional …

Leadership

How to Expand Your Business by Changing Your Mindset | Inc.com

Who decided that small business has to think small? It's become fashionable to believe that a small business - especially on that serves a very specific client base - is somehow "stuck" at the boutique phase. One store, a very narrow scope of inventory or services, and no thought to long term …

Small Business

What I Learned From Talking With 44 Managers About Delivering Bad News | Inc.com

One of the greatest challenges as a manager is delivering bad news. For many managers - especially first time, or novice managers - the experience of delivering bad news, during a layoff conversation or even a negative performance review - can be surprisingly emotional. I have studied the …

Leadership

Great Managers Lead Meetings For 3 Different Outcomes

What makes for a successful meeting?<p>For some companies, the idea of holding consistently effective meetings is a pipe dream. Employees view most meetings as a necessary evil, a complete waste of time at best, a torturous exercise in endurance at worst.<p>But what if the problem centers on what you’re …

Leadership

4 Behavioral Interview Questions That Reveal What a Job Candidate Is Really Like | Inc.com

Conduct enough job interviews and it feels like some of the candidates have tried to "hack" the most common interview questions. Their answers seem a little too polished, a little too rehearsed, and a lot insincere.<p>That's the problem with only asking opinion-based job interview questions. (Is there …

Job Interviews

If You Want to Create a World-Class Team, Research Says Focus on These 3 Things | Inc.com

Everybody loves a star performer. Whether it's LeBron James, Jack Welch, or Yo-Yo Ma, individual achievement is always held in the highest regard. So it's not surprising that managers seek to stock their organization with hard-driving "type A" players, who went to top schools and have impressive …

The Workplace

Is Your Emotional Intelligence High or Low? Here Are 10 Ways to Find Out | Inc.com

One of my favorite topics to write about is emotional intelligence in leaders. I say this because a culture of high leadership EQ will produce dramatic results.<p>On the flip side, low leadership EQ can be toxic and lead to a lot of drama that will disengage workers and put a monkey wrench in your …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Too many business leaders today are out of touch with the employees they lead. Edelman estimates that one in three employees doesn’t trust their employer — despite the fact that billions are spent every year on leadership development. Part of the problem: Our primary method of developing leaders is …

Leadership

The #1 Most Important Leadership Trait Worldwide [New Research]

Discover the surprising leadership trait that people all around the world consider to be most important.

You Can't Be a Great Leader Without This Basic Quality

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Team Building

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Leadership