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Three Signs It's Time To Fire Someone (Even If You Like The Person)

One painful aspect of leading is firing people you like. It’s hard for many reasons. The employee may love working with you and for your company. It might be someone you are friends with outside of work. And they might just be a good person who is doing their best. Firing anyone isn’t easy but …

Leadership

Why Managing Up Is A Skill Set You Need

You’ve heard it said and you know it’s true: People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.<p>For many people, the primary ingredient in job satisfaction is not the quality of food in the lunchroom. It’s not the office layout or equipment. It’s not even the workload, salary, or benefits. It’s the …

Leadership

Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths

If you watched the Super Bowl a few months ago, you probably saw the coaches talking to each other over headsets during the game. What you didn’t know is that during the 2016 season, the NFL made major league-wide improvements to its radio frequency technology, both to prevent interference from …

Leadership

40 Years of Leadership Taught Me 3 Rules That All Managers Should Follow

Leadership is greater than the sum of its parts.<p>In more than four decades in the corporate world, I've learned many management lessons -- some the hard way.<p>I've also endeavored to share some of the wisdom I've picked up from those lessons with the sharp, ambitious, young men and women at Stanford …

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Most Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant-leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

A Young Steve Jobs Once Gave This Priceless Leadership Lesson. Here It Is in a Few Sentences

A pre-black turtleneck era Jobs defines the essence of great leadership.<p>A YouTube video that is circulating the internet shows a young and brash Steve Jobs candidly describing his feelings about management and hiring. It's a bit comical to hear him lambasting the idea of having professional …

Want to Be Seen as a True Leader? Acquire These 5 Habits

Most people assume they are a leader because they have a title. The reality is, a title has nothing to do with it.<p>There are thousands of professionals all across the world who call themselves a leader in their respective business. The reality is, the vast majority of these people are a leader in …

16 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

High achievement isn't an accident.<p>High achievement in business and life involves intention. Meaning, it's not going to happen accidentally. Here are the things more than a dozen successful executives do every day because they say it's a habit that makes a difference.<p>1. Say no without saying …

Are You Too Impatient To Have Influence?

<i>(When You Make A Mess, Have Fun Cleaning It Up is a special series of articles. This is #4 in the series.)</i><p>Kimberly Davis is the author of <i>Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Powerful and Authentic Self to Get the Results You Need</i>. She told me, “Early in my career I was idealistic and …

Metrics and KPI's for Successful Project Management — Episode 21

Introduction to the Power KPI Matrix

10 tips for promoting a more efficient company culture

As daylight saving time approaches, it’s a good time to think about, well, saving time.Employees are spending more and more time at the office, …

Employment

Best Buy's CEO says he uses 5 criteria to decide whether someone's a leader

Best Buy's CEO has five criteria to determine whether someone is a leader.<p>"I've spelled out the five 'be's of leadership," CEO and chairman Hubert Joly told Business Insider. "I think it resonates with what we're trying to do."<p>Joly has led Best Buy's turnaround efforts since taking on the role of …

Leadership

5 Leadership Lessons I Learned The Hard Way

I’ll never forget the first time someone quit my team. This person — let’s call her Kelly* — was bright, talented, a high performer and, as I learned too late, extremely dissatisfied.<p>After she left, I struggled with a lot of self-doubt and was very hard on myself at first. Did this mean I was a bad …

The Performance-Management Secret Only 1 in 5 Companies Knows

A survey of over 25,800 companies showed that fully 20 percent had dumped dreaded annual performance ratings.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years, performance ratings have plagued organizations. Managers and employees alike have dreaded the yearly meeting when …

5 Signs of Poor Leaders

Shares 7K<p>—<br>A boss is defined as a person who manages employees while a leader inspires others to innovate, think creatively and strive for greatness. …

Leadership

Giving Feedback at Work: When, Why, and How

geralt / Pixabay<p>The ability to deliver feedback is a critical part of a leader’s ability to develop the employees they lead. Without feedback, …

Employment

5 Simple Ways to Be a Better Communicator at Work

Practice makes perfect.<p><i>What habits should people pick up to help them become better communicators at work? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Hector Macdonald, Strategic Communications</b> …

6 Signs Of An Emotionally Intelligent Team

There are few things that hold a team back more than emotionally unintelligent team members, or what I like to refer to as “social hand grenades.” These are the people who you would send to a party if you wanted the party to end.<p>While decades of research highlights emotional intelligence as a …

Leadership

Surprising Harvard Research Says Giving Negative Feedback to Peers Won't Work (Unless You Do 1 Simple Thing)

Harvard researchers say we've got it all wrong on giving negative feedback to peers. It's useless if you don't do this too.<p>Giving negative feedback to peers can be as stressful and confounding as figuring out how to give feedback to your boss or how to give feedback to a difficult employee.<p>And now …

Asking your coworkers two uncomfortable questions is the key to getting ahead in your career

How do the people you work with see you?<p>However you answered that question, you're almost certainly wrong. It's surprisingly difficult for most of us to understand how others perceive us — we think we're being inclusive as managers and others see us as weak and indecisive (that happened to me). Or …

Self-improvement

This 1 Interview Question Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About a Candidate

Stop wasting time with candidates reciting their resume. Change the interview game with this one simple question.<p>Let's face it: <i>Interviews suck</i>.<p>I say we try something new with interviews. I've already tested something for you to try on for size. It's pretty simple, really. But first, let's agree to …

Why True Leadership Is Never About Listening, According To This Expert

Listening is not as important as you think.<p>Everybody says that listening is the most important thing that a great leader can do.<p>But I'm telling you, forget about listening.<p>Let me explain. Now, as the owner and CEO of my company, I definitely agree that listening to your employees is a great thing …

This Elon Musk Email to Tesla Employees Is a Powerful Lesson in Authentic, Heartfelt Leadership

When times get tough, great leaders don't just protect -- they connect.<p>Elon Musk is one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI -- not to mention helping to found PayPal -- he tackles some of the biggest challenges.<p>That includes some of the …

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect

Most of these are small, subtle changes in behavior, but they can have a big impact on how much other people respect you.<p>What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like …

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait

In 2001, this best-selling management consultant identified one leadership behavior found in the most successful CEOs. Some things just don't change over time.<p>In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and …

LinkedIn's CEO Just Taught a Masterclass in Leadership With Just 1 Selfie

Jeff Weiner needed just one selfie to make a powerful statement about work-life balance, flexibility, and motivation.<p>Imagine you schedule a dream vacation to Venice. Now imagine, after the trip is all booked, you discover that your company's CEO will be visiting your office while you're set to be …

The Secret to Productive Meetings? Gratitude

Most internal meetings turn into showdowns with little productive value. Here's how to turn the conversation to something useful.<p>Maybe you've been in this meeting or one like it. Competing agendas fly like bullets. The pace of conversation speeds up. Interruptions pounce out the façade of civility. …

Gratitude

Stop Trying To Make Your Employees Happier

It's personal resilience that managers need to develop in their teams to get the sort of engagement they seek.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that workplaces are dealing with what Gallup calls a ‘worldwide employee engagement crisis,' with four of every …

Employee Engagement

Should You Quit Your Job? Not if Your Boss Does These 5 Important Things Daily

If you're on the fence about your job, pay close attention to whether your boss shows these leadership signs.<p>Over the years, I've witnessed some atrocious examples of leadership both as a member of executive teams in former companies as well as coaching executives to be more effective since going …