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6 mistakes managers make that cause good employees to quit

Why do good people quit?<p>There are a lot of answers, but most speak to the huge impact that your supervisor has on how engaged you are at work (or how engaged you are in looking for another job).<p>In my line of work, I often work with teams that aren't doing well. There are a lot of reasons why teams …

Employment

Why Do Leaders Fail at Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Leaders who don't heed this advice from a world-renowned leadership expert may find serious challenges ahead.<p>Recently, I summed up in one sentence exactly why people quit their jobs. Well, actually, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton did, stating that the <i>real</i> reason is due to bad managers. That's based on …

9 Things That Make You Unlikable

Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being …

How Complaining Sears Bad Memories into Your Brain

Complaining about work-related problems actually cements their impact, says a new study in the European Journal of Work and Organizational …

Ten Guaranteed Ways To Appear Smarter Than You Are

Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>It’s great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people think you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains about 20% of how you do in life; much of the other 80% comes …

Emotional Intelligence

How Happy Employees Make Happy Customers

Most business leaders would agree that a key to a company’s success is an ongoing stream of happy customers, willing to pay for the company’s goods and services. And then getting them to come back … again and again.<p>The key to achieving <i>customer happiness</i>, as in customers who want to do business with …

Employee Engagement

Here's The One Thing You Need To Stop Doing If You Want To Be Super Successful

Success is measured and defined in a number of ways, and there is no one clear path to achieving greatness. You will be most successful in the areas that you put the most energy, and there are multiple strategies to keep yourself on the right track.<p>In order to be successful, you need to achieve …

6 Ways to Build a Billion-Dollar Sales Machine

Skyrocket your sales with these hard-won strategies from an entrepreneur who's brought in $1 billion.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When did your CEO last ride a snowmobile on a volcano, shoot an "ice bucket challenge" with construction equipment, or open for the …

Selling

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We’ve all been there.<p>We make what we think is a rational decision. And then seconds, minutes or days later we wonder “What was I thinking?!” Was it a temporary lapse of sanity? Were we just distracted and decided anyway?<p>We knew it wasn’t the right decision or the best decision, but in that moment, …

Critical Thinking

Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't)

To develop high performers, praising effort achieves way more than praising results.<p>Praise can be incredibly motivating. Praise can be extremely encouraging. Praise can be hugely inspiring.<p>If you do it the right way. Take the wrong approach, and praising an employee can actually have the opposite …

13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of …

Apps

Bonobos Just Hired A New Chief People Officer To Scale Company Culture

The move comes a month after cofounder Andy Dunn stepped back into his day-to-day CEO role.<p>Bonobos, the men’s fit-focused e-retailer now known for its growing physical presence of Guideshop stores, has been scaling fast.<p>Cofounder and CEO Andy Dunn says Bonobos, once known mostly for its pants, is …

80 Productivity Tips From Incredibly Busy Experts

In order to make sure I’m staying as productive as possible, and actually reaching my goals, I create 90 day plans for myself. I decide what 1-3 big …

Six Questions You Can Ask To Keep Your Employees Loyal And Happy

Did you know that the average 25-year-old has already worked 6.3 jobs? That’s almost a different job every year if he or she started working at age 18.<p>So what does this mean for business owners and managers? Gone are the days when people stayed with one company for decades—or even for an entire …

Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’

By Rachel Held Evans<p><i>Rachel Held Evans is a blogger and the author of “Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.”</i><p>Bass reverberates through the auditorium floor as a heavily bearded worship leader pauses to invite the congregation, bathed in the light of two giant screens, to …

Christmas Eve

Google's HR boss says the best managers practice these 9 habits

It was his statement against corporate bureaucracy, but it was soon reversed. And eventually Page determined that managers were a necessary evil at Google.<p>By 2008, however, there was still a gap between many of the engineers and their managers, Google's SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock writes …

Human Resources

What Silicon Valley refuses to learn from Steve Jobs

Just about every tech leader in Silicon Valley says they admire Steve Jobs, but when it comes to following his lead, where’s the love?<p>Visit any hacker hangout, tech firm, or investment company in Silicon Valley, and you’re sure to hear people say how much they admire Steve Jobs. They’ll say that he …

3 Myths That Kill Strategic Planning

In its simplest form, strategic thinking is about deciding on which opportunities to focus your time, people, and money, and which opportunities to starve. One of history’s greatest strategic thinkers, Napoleon Bonaparte summed it up this way: “In order to concentrate superior strength in one …

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

Mount Rushmore

50 Most Inspirational Quotes in Sports

It doesn't matter if your dad owns a professional sports team or if you play squash on the weekends with Rupert Murdoch; if you don't perform as an elite athlete or coach, then you're history.<p>Consequently, the people in this list are uniquely qualified to inspire.<p>Major sports figures have …

Bruce Lee

The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust

When I took over as CEO of Intralinks, a company that provides secure web based electronic deal rooms, the company was hemorrhaging so much cash that its survival was at stake. The service was going down three times per week; we were in violation of the contract with our largest client; our chief …

Is Christianity Dying in Britain?

Like an Old Testament prophet telling the Israelites that they were doomed, Lord Carey has been warning Anglicans for years of their possible …

Leaders Need To Keep Their Feet On The Ground While Seeking A Higher Purpose

It is hard to disagree with the view of the author and consultant Robert Rosen that this is “a very interesting time” for leaders, whether they are in business, politics or religion. As Rosen sees it, there are two big problems. The first is that the world is changing faster than leaders can …

Four Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Stay Grounded

Entrepreneurship is described as a “challenging but potentially rewarding,” career path. In an Orwellian style, we use words like “struggle” and “hustle” to describe magical entrepreneurial traits that, in fact, mask more serious and complicated stigmas like depression. In fact, over the last 18 …

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: ".@google's best managers empower their teams and avoid micromanaging: http://t.co/QFiioGr6v4 http://t.co/haHeeEbztl"

Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>#<b>Leadership</b>: empowering & no micromanaging QT @<b>HarvardBiz</b>: @<b>google</b>'s best managers http://s.hbr.org/1iTINlb …

How to Generate Publicity on a Shoe-String Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What marketing or PR techniques do you believe will create the most website traffic for a startup with a lean budget?</b><i><br>-Janine Darling</i><p><b>A:</b> It’s important to debunk the myth there is some sure-fire way to unlock hundreds of thousands of …

Public Relations

The Hidden Benefits of Keeping Teams Intact

A few years ago one of us met an orthopedic surgeon with a reputation as the Henry Ford of knee replacements. Most surgeons take one to two hours to replace a knee, but this doctor routinely completes the procedure in 20 minutes. In a typical year he performs more than 550 knee replacements—2.5 …

Bangladesh’s Garment Factories Still Aren’t Safe

In April 2013, over 1,100 workers died in Bangladesh when a garment factory complex called Rana Plaza collapsed. Are workers in that country or other emerging markets any safer today? That’s the discussion I moderated on November 18, 2013, at the Boston Global Forum<b>.</b><p>There’s no dearth of candidates …

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …