Karin Herbst

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The Wise Leader

Illustration by Anna Parini<p>Smartness is the operating currency of organizational culture in the 21st-century. Whether it’s called cleverness, …

What Leads to Hiring Mistakes? Often, It's Interviewing Mistakes. | Inc.com

Managers are bad at assessing job candidates in almost countless ways. But according to Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a global expert on hiring and promotion decisions, two of these ways are especially egregious:<p>1. <b>Managers, like all people, make snap judgments.</b><p>Neuroscience breakthroughs have revealed …

Employment

Hiring & Recruiting: 10 Tips to Help You Hire Right | Inc.com

Hiring is the Achilles heel of all small companies, including mine. Good candidates are hard to find, and the recruiting process always seems to take more time than I plan for.<p>That said, over the last eight years, I've learned some tricks to reduce both the cost and time it takes to continue …

Employment

The Pearl Of Leadership Comes From Collaborative Action

Serendipitous to the opening chapter of the book, <i>The Mona Lisa Is So Small,</i> I was at the <i>Muse</i><i>é de Louvre</i> visiting the magnificent collection of Italian masters when I received notification of a copy of <i>Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization</i>(Wiley 2013). My reaction was quite …

Why Employees Stay (and Why They Go) | Inc.com

As business owners, do we reward loyal employees to stay the course, or is jumping ship the way to get ahead? And if it's the latter, is this a business model for success or failure?<p>As the CEO of my online marketing company, VerticalResponse, I've spent the last 12 years leading and growing our …

Employee Engagement

The Smartest Leaders Make Their Own Opportunities

We all know no one posts the best jobs. The really juicy positions usually get handed around like a treasured prize within social networks. Maybe you’ll see a notice on LinkedIn, or a posting on your alumni listserv — but probably not. The most exciting jobs have an infinite number of aspirants, so …

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

3 Signs You're Meant to Be a Leader | Inc.com

Reading leadership literature (including this column), you'd sometimes think that it was written in the stars that everyone has the potential to be an effective leader.<p>I don't believe that to be true. In fact, I see way fewer truly effective leaders than I see people stuck in positions of …

Leadership

Take A Risk: The Odds Are Better Than You Think

As you look back on your career and life to date, where do you wished you’d been a little braver, trusted in yourself more, and been less cautious in the chances you took?<p>Anything come to mind? When speaking to people in their forties and beyond, many tell me that if they could do their career over …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Stop Leading like You Parent First Graders

I have four kids ranging in age from 6 to 17. I’ve been parenting for 17 years, so I know a little bit about parenting. I’ve been leading for about …

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

Developing A Leadership Pipeline That Works

One lesson that you learn reasonably early in life is that if you need to be somewhere at a specific time, and you know roughly how long it will take to make the trip to your destination, it is important to begin the trip on time. No combination of speeding or looking for shortcuts enables you to …

How to Make Things Happen | Inc.com

Here's a common scenario: a powerful, driven, clever management team drives their new business through stages a I like to call "Early Struggle" into "Fun" with laser-like focus and a ruthless dedication to effective execution. The business succeeds and grows, until one day the management team …

Management

Focus on Improving One Leadership Competency at a Time | Inc.com

Executive recruiting firm Egon Zehnder International learned a lot while conducting more than 25,000 management appraisals over the course of five years. The company shares its insights in the white paper "The Five Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was Promoted to the C-Suite."<p>For example, one thing …

Human Resources

Culture and the Chief Executive

Illustration by Lars Leetaru<p>It is striking to see how many chief executives see their most important responsibility as being the leader of the …

Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

Consider this now familiar view from the field:<p><i>“I’ve run a virtual team for the past 18 months in the development and launch of [a website.] I am located in Toronto, Canada. The website was designed in Zagreb, Croatia. The software was developed in St. John’s, Newfoundland; Zagreb, Croatia; Delhi,</i> …

Here's 20 Startling Images Invisible To The Naked Eye

When it comes to the world around use, not everything is as it seems. Here's 20 every objects including the likes of coffee, cigarette rolling …