Konstantin Loktev

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Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions

Try 'zig-zagging' into these conversations to generate ideas and extend your influence.<p>The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of …

Creativity

7 Common Excuses That Prevent an Employee From Being Great

It’s usually easier to come up with an excuse than it is to actually get something done. I’ve learned that many employees have the potential to be great, but they let excuses get in the way of their true potential. As a leader, it’s important to address these excuses and challenge your employees to …

11 Inspiring Quotes From Sir Richard Branson

The iconic Virgin Group founder seems to have done it all. Now he explains to Inc. how to start a company from pennies, when to "snoop around," and his trouble saying "no."<p>Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group--an empire of more than 400 companies that includes an airline, a mobile phone …

Space Travel

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do: A Case Study

The uncertainty we all face every day—everything from wondering if we will we have a job tomorrow to whether the weather (hurricanes; massive storms) will up-end our lives—is like being on a confusing road trip. You know where you want to go, but the incomprehensible road signs, congestion, …

Multiseed Rye Bread

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2013 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com<p>This delicious seedy bread recipe, adapted from Brot-Bernd …

Are You Still a Great Leader?

How to tell if, just maybe, it's time for someone else to take over.<p>One of the challenges every leader faces is knowing when it is time to move on. This is relatively straightforward for leaders who fail, or leaders who aren't held in high esteem. They tend to get pushed out. They get hints. It is, …

Leadership

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 …

Employment

Leadership Tip: Hire the Quiet Neurotic, Not the Impressive Extrovert

Most leaders are attracted to the guy or woman who seems confident and outgoing, unafraid in any situation or facing any challenge. They expect an extrovert to infuse any team with energy, to push ahead on projects and to motivate colleagues to do their best work. Meantime they have low …

Leadership is Dead

Most of my readers are familiar with Catalyst, the next-gen leadership conference that takes place in Atlanta, SoCal and Dallas and now has one-day …