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The Best Job Interview Questions We've Heard

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Why Your Platform Isn't A Pedestal (And How to Use It)

There is a lot of talk about ‘platform’ these days.<p>I think a lot of the conversation is excellent. I loved reading Michael Hyatt’s book on the issue, …

#047: The Lost Art of Note-Taking

I don’t recall anyone ever teaching me how to take notes. I didn’t learn it in school—not even college. Nor did I learn it on the job. It was …

How to Become a Game Changer

Has your courage been stolen?

I hate fear. Fear is just a big bully. It intimidates and tries its best to impose itself on creative people. Fear does this because it knows that …

9 Steps To Give Feedback Effectively

“If you and your team members are going to be transparent with each other, enable each other to make informed choices, and hold each other …

5 Ways to Train Yourself to Be a Great Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There aren't many natural born leaders. Most leaders take responsibility for training themselves to be effective. Whether you learn from the wisdom of others or get insights from personal experience, becoming a more effective leader is …

Seven Rules for Managing Creative-But-Difficult People

Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps — but you can’t just get rid of them. In fact, unless you learn to get the best out of your creative employees, you will sooner or later end up filing for bankruptcy. Conversely, if you just hire and promote people who are friendly and easy to …

10 Symptoms of an Unhealthy Organization

I recently finished reading <b>The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business</b> by Patrick Lencioni. If you ever wondered what …

Why Purely Virtual Teams Don't Work

Ten years ago today, on April 1, 2003, these things did not exist: facebook, youtube, twitter, linkedin. Google had not yet gone public, and Wikipedia was in its infancy. The smartphone was just coming into the market with limited capability.<p>The phrase “cloud computing” didn’t come into common …

6 Leadership Styles And When You Should Use Them

Great leaders choose their leadership styles like a golfer chooses a club: with a clear understanding of the end goal and the best tool for the job.<p>Taking a team from ordinary to extraordinary means understanding and embracing the difference between management and leadership. According to writer …

The 5 Characteristics Of Great Leaders

If you want to give your business a good start toward success, it has to start with leadership, and leadership has to start with you.<p>There are essentially five characteristics of great leaders. The first of these is being flexible. Not everything goes as planned. Competitors change tactics, …

10 Social Media Time Management Tips for Small Business

Social media is one of those things that small business owners know they need to do, but they are not quite sure how to find the time to do it. Here are the top ten tips for effective social media management:<p><b>1. Have a plan</b>. Find out where your customers and prospects are having conversations and …

Forget The Mission Statement. What’s Your Mission Question?

Warren Berger taps some of the most powerful CEOs in the country to reveal the questions that will keep any company on track.<p>In a previous article, I shared five questions that today’s forward-thinking companies should be asking, based on input from top business consultants. This second …

Tackle Big Projects Productively: 5 tips

Do you want to be highly productive when approaching a big project? Here are five insights from a Harvard expert to help you start and finish with ease.<p>For most people, the best part of taking on a big project is the end. It feels great to look back and see all you accomplished. But the beginning …

Vision Is Not Enough

Vision, Vision, Vision… How many times do we hear leaders and organizations talk about vision. “You have to cast vision, money follows vision, people …

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Leader? Take The Test

Most everyone, regardless of their current role, wonders if they’ve got the right stuff to become a strong leader. Today is your chance to find out.<p>I became aware this week of an interesting platform and philosophy of character-based leadership created by Aprille Trupiano, an International Business …

Teamwork 101

I love the book of <b>Philippians</b> in the New Testament. The entire book is one of Paul’s greatest letters.<p>Specifically, chapter 2 is a gem. Paul lays out …

It Doesn't Just Happen: 9 Strategies for Creating a Leadership Development Culture

I’m at the Chick-fil-A headquarters today with Mac Lake and several ministry leaders talking about leadership development. Most churches do not have …

How to Get Your Ideas Noticed in Today's Distracted World

Questions To Help Discern If You Are Ready to be a Leader

I had a young man ask me recently, <i>“Do you think I’m ready to be a leader?”</i><p>I said:<p>Great question. Glad you’re asking. But, honestly, I don’t know that …

Hardest Leadership Skill You'll Ever Learn

Here's a lesson you won't learn on the fly. It takes practice and a real control of your ego. Check it out.<p>Any great leader faces a multitude of challenges every day. Whether it's communicating strategy, helping people through change, holding on to excellence in the face of compromise, or just …

Being Great Starts With YOU

All of us want to be great. Especially as leaders. All of us want to be part of a great team. Have a great family. A great neighborhood. A great …

Is Your Company Going Into Innovation Debt?

Innovation debt may not show up in Excel, but it will kill your company. Here’s how to recognize it and fix it before it’s too late.<p>“Innovation debt is the cost that companies incur when they don’t invest in their developers,” Peter Bell writes in his personal blog. “It happens when the team is too …

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6 Actions of Great Managers

There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the great? Consider these qualities when assessing your own leadership skills.<p>How would you measure yourself as a manager? There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the …

Does your Company Culture Attract Rockstar Talent? Here Are 9 Tips

Hubspot is a great example of the culture we’re trying to build at Lendio. As a CEO that cares tremendously about company culture, I was fascinated by HubSpot founder and CEO Brian Halligan’s strategic approach to building a positive work environment that fosters creativity and enables people to …