Daniel Staines

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Ten Things Great Leaders Do To Get People On Board With Change

Change isn’t easy. Even change for the better. Great leaders know this and don’t pretend otherwise. Yet they also know that embracing change with the right mindset - one that is open to learning and “unlearning” on-the-go – is paramount to creating an environment where change isn’t just a once in a …

Marriott International

10 Rules for Recognizing Employees That Increase Commitment

We need to make employee recognition more human. Here are some ways to do that.<p>Working in the modern world can be hectic. The pace is unrelenting. The expectations are high. The hours are long. And for many, the pay is underwhelming.<p>So, when I hear from managers that they have no time to recognize …

Employee Engagement

The Elephant and the Rope: One Mental Trick to Unlock Your Growth

In business (not to mention in life), all sorts of invisible mental ropes may well be holding us back. The trick is learning to see them.<p>I'll come clean: For years, my company never had a customer service phone number on our website. When Hootsuite started, with just a few dozen employees, we were …

Mental Health
Business Strategy
Small Business

9 Differences Between Being A Leader And A Manager

When you are promoted into a role where you are managing people, you don’t automatically become a leader. There are important distinctions between managing and leading people. Here are nine of the most important differences that set leaders apart:<p><b>1. Leaders create a vision, managers create …

Leadership

Stop Dwelling on Your Mistakes, and Move Forward

Figuring out how to let your mistakes slide might be your biggest challenge yet, but it can be totally worth it.<p>Earlier this year, I was preparing for an industry conference I was particularly excited about. I knew it would bring in a good audience of leaders and marketers, and I'd been looking …

7 unforgettable leadership lessons from the ancient Roman conqueror Julius Caesar

After eliminating his rivals in a civil war, general and politician Gaius Julius Caesar began serving as dictator of Rome in 49 BCE.<p>He established a number of political reforms before getting stabbed to death on the Ides of March in 44 BCE.<p>This sparked yet another civil war that doomed the Roman …

Ancient History

4 Things Every Leader Needs To Learn

Nothing really prepares you to be a leader. In most cases, you get the opportunity to lead by being good at something else. However, while being a strong performer gives you the <i>credibility</i> to lead, it says nothing about your <i>ability</i> to lead. Leadership is a skill in its own right and, for the most …

Self-improvement

7 Habits of Masterful Managers Who Coach Their Teams to Success

Being good at your job is important. Making other people better at their jobs is most important of all.<p>Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Managers are the quarterbacks and coaches of their teams. Managers with great reputations for producing …

Self-improvement

Ten Management Decisions That Drive Great Employees Away

Too many CEOs and other leaders are asleep when it comes to corporate culture.<p>Because culture seems like a soft and squishy topic, they don’t focus on it. They don’t pay attention to it. They pay attention to ‘hard’ things like dollars in and dollars out, and obviously these things are …

The Workplace

8 Important Questions Every Founder Should Ask

How are you going to make money?<p><i>How do I determine if a startup idea is good or not? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Rob Ennals, Product Manager at Quora, Former PM at Google, on Quora:</b><p>To …

How to Create an Exponential Organization and Why You Should Want to

Exponential organizations are dominating the competition, here's how you create oneplaceholder<p>In the future of work, you're either the one causing change or you're the one being changed. The most placeholdersuccessful companies are the ones that are at the forefront of innovation and disruption, …

6 Leadership Lessons I Hope Millennials Will Consider (I Didn't, And It Cost Me)

Boy, I wish I knew about these before I hit 30. Live and learn.<p>While this article may resemble yet another listicle to hack your way to leadership glory, quite frankly, it has a personal testimony attached. They are laser accounts of how I reinvented myself as a leader.<p>I'm not tooting my own horn. …

How Your Morning Mood Affects Your Whole Workday

Have you ever thought about what happens to your employees right before they get to work? Sometimes we all wake up on the wrong side of the bed and just find it hard to get our bearings. At other times, we might start out fine, but have a horrible commute or a screaming match with a teenager just …

If It Doesn't Suck, It's Not Worth Doing

Do something and don't stop until it's complete, no matter how long it takes.<p>According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a raise is paralyzing and can last months. Yet, once you …

24 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

Being the boss comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to your style of leadership? Are any of …

Hurling

8 Ways to Lead Like It Really Matters

65% of all employees are dissatisfied at work. Here's how to ensure that your people aren't in that group.<p>As a leader, you play an incredibly important role in your business. The members of your team look to you for direction, and they trust in you to be forthright, fair, and honest. Lead by …

Leadership

7 Good Entrepreneurial Habits That Turn Bad

Good entrepreneurs are all about managing change, but too many forget that they have to change themselves as their dream evolves from a startup to a scalable business. Most begin by doing the product development, marketing and sales alone, but struggle making the transition to hiring and coaching …

12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future

The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, …

10 Non-Negotiable Traits Your New Hire Must Possess

Look for these 10 must-have qualities in your next hire.<p>Want a shot at landing your dream startup gig? While having a polished resume and company connections can help get your foot in the door, it's your ingrained character traits that will likely determine your ability to thrive and make an impact …

New Research Shows Why Focus On Teams, Not Just Leaders, Is Key To Business Performance

Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands …

Human Resources

The Fine Line Between When Low Prices Work and When They Don’t

Winning with low prices is not merely a game of math in which you stay one notch below the competition; it is far more a game of culture and attitude. It takes a special kind of company, from the CEO on down, to make a low-price position sustainable and profitable. The skills and traits to pull …

17 Key Traits That Separate Managers From Leaders [Infographic]

What's the difference between a leader and a manager? Find out.<p>https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/traits-that-separate-managers-from-leaders<p>article

8 Skills Every Great Leader Must Master

No one said that leadership is easy--it's not. But by mastering the skills of great leadership, you can be much more successful.<p>No one said that being a leader is easy. In fact, it can be quite a challenge--even for the smartest and most-accomplished among us. While some make leadership look easy, …

Leadership

Why 'Fear of Failure' Is Something You Need to Unlearn

There are only two intrinsic fears. The fear of failure is not one of them.<p>Did you know that fear is mostly a learned emotion?<p>I read about this in a book by Mark Batterson, an author and pastor who lives in Washington, DC. He mentioned that fear of falling and fear of loud noises are the only …

Weather

14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

All too often new leaders are thrown to the wolves and expected to survive with nothing more than a quick <i>go get em'</i> sentiment from the powers that be. Then about six-months (or 10 years) later someone in HR says, "We should probably send you to a workshop on leadership." And the leader is now …

Why Strategic Planning is Not

Business school professors miss the Soviet Union. The nemesis of old used to provide us with a stream of wonderful examples that we could contrast to …

Management

Three Management Strategies You Can Use Today For Higher Team Performance

Your business is successful when all of the right ingredients come together. An idea. A plan, a market opportunity. And a great team. Having the right people in the room with you is key. We know instinctively that the successful teams – the High Performance Teams are an indispensable part of the …

Leadership