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Three Resolutions Every Leader Should Make For The New Year

The new year is finally upon us, and that means it’s time to talk about resolutions. I’ve always been a fan of setting goals at the beginning of each year because it provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect and focus on self-improvement. This year, I’ve made three resolutions that I think will …

Mindfulness

Five Habits Of Controlling People

It’s easy to recognize people around us who want to control us and other people. It’s harder to recognize controlling behaviors of our own!<p>What is a controlling person? It’s someone who needs to have the people around him or her behave in certain ways and not in others. Most of us have run into a …

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

As Juan Manuel Fangio exited the chicane before the blind Tabac corner in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, he stomped on the brake. It was a counterintuitive reaction for a racing driver exiting a corner — but one that likely saved his life. By slowing down he avoided plowing into a multi-car pile-up, …

Learning

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life

Artwork detail: Liliana Porter, Man with String, 2009, string and pencil lines on paper, 12 3/4″ x 15 3/4″<p>Work/life balance is at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth, today’s senior executives will tell you. But by making deliberate choices about which opportunities they’ll pursue …

Let’s Hear It for B Players

In the much-heralded war for talent, it’s hardly surprising that companies have invested a lot of time, money, and energy in hiring and retaining star performers. Most CEOs find that recruiting stars is simply more fun; for one thing, the young A players they interview often remind them of …

Research-Based Ways to Win at Work in 2016

Do:<p>Be good <i>and</i> fast.<p>Praise your team often.<p>Be the boss stars love to work for.<p>Help your team be creative. Or at least execute better.<p>Take your vacation time.<p>Help people change.<p>Cultivate generosity.<p>Use your persuasive powers — in fact, paint a picture employees can believe in.<p>Make yourself immune to …

The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time

<i>Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF</i><p>A few years ago, I was struck by a study of Disney parks: the company had hired a team of analysts to figure out what kids found most absorbing about their theme park. Was it Mickey and Minnie? Cinderella’s castle? Space Mountain?<p>No. It was their parents’ mobile phones. …

The Single Leadership Trait That Adds the Most Value to Companies

One of the great compliments you can get from your employees or from those who are following you is "I knew you'd say that."<p><i>What is the single most important leadership quality? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with</i> …