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By Kyle McLeod | Curated articles that are relevant to Executive Coaching Leadership and Professional Coaching as a whole. Valuable content for both Coaches and other Professionals that are looking for resources and information. I'm an Executive Coach, and the Managing Director @ Coach To Excel (CoachToExcel.com) and an ACC ICF accredited member.

The surprising trait Jeff Bezos looks for in successful employees

The smartest person in the room is the one who gets ahead the fastest, right?<p>Not according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.<p>At Microsoft's CEO Summit in …

Jeff Bezos

What Mentors Wish Their Mentees Knew

The mentor-mentee relationship is a tango between a more senior person and a junior one. Just as in dance, coordination and orchestration between parties is necessary for grace and success. And while we and others have written about what makes the ideal mentor, comparatively less has attention has …

Leadership

After a year as a CEO, I've learned 4 things matter more than anything else

Always prioritize culture. Rana el Kaliouby pictured. Web Summit/Flickr<p><b>Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, reflects on the challenges of running a company.</b><p><b>There are four major lessons she learned from her experience.</b><p><b>For instance, she understands CEOs should be chief motivators and prioritize culture.</b><p>…

Leadership

In Just 8 Words, Uber's New CEO Gave a Master Class in Leadership

The former Expedia CEO's parting letter to employees bodes very well for the future of Uber.<p>If many of Uber's high-profile problems -- the sexual harassment claims, the bullying, the intellectual property lawsuit -- are attributable to former leader Travis Kalanick's brash take-no-prisoners, …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things

The transition to management requires a transformation of thought.<p>The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like …

The Brutal Truth About Why Being a Leader Is So Hard

It's not about being right. It's about this instead, alright?<p>Being a great leader is so much harder than it looks.<p>What's difficult about leadership is that nobody ever sits you down and "teaches" you what being a real leader is all about. There's no class in early education that defines leadership. …

Elon Musk's No. 1 Rule for Staying Insanely Successful

The best leaders use purpose as a business and life enhancer.<p>Elon Musk is one of the most purposeful leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. At times, you might privately think you can't go on. You must persist. As the best leaders know, what you must commit to …

SolarCity

How to Push Your Team to Take Risks and Experiment

Most managers I know want their employees to be curious and experimental, to take the initiative and develop new products and solutions. But, as it turns out, managers also like to micromanage and control outcomes through safe, predictable processes. As a result, managers end up stifling the very …

Storytelling Should Be the Number One Skill You Want to Improve

Stories are our most important technology<p>I think that storytelling is the greatest technology that humans have ever created. Storytelling is the …

Storytelling

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively …

Leadership

The Risk of an Unwavering Vision

Successful tech entrepreneurs often defy common wisdom to pursue tainted markets. | Reuters/David GrayThe tech landscape is lush with entrepreneurs …

Stanford University

7 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Know

There's a big difference between acting tough and being strong.<p>Mentally strong leaders think big, act courageous, and feel confident. Whether they're faced with criticism and crisis, or praise and good fortune, they lead with fierce determination.<p>So what separates mentally strong leaders from the …

Self-improvement

Give 40, Take 0

A manager’s job is to protect their team’s time and attention.Companies love to protect. They protect their brand with trademarks, their data and …

Time Management

"So what exactly is executive coaching?"

“So what exactly is executive coaching?” We are asked this question a great deal so let’s try and bring executive coaching to life by answering in …

Leadership

The Perfect Pitch

<i>How Ted Williams Taught Warren Buffett to Make better Decisions</i><p>When <b>Ted Williams (1918–2002)</b> wanted to become the best hitter in baseball, he worked …

Leading People Too Smart to Be Led

An evolutionary geneticist, a professional gambler, and a business school professor walk into a bar. What might appear to be the start of a horribly nerdy joke is simply a scene that could happen any evening at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And it did recently when I visited …

Are You a Great Leader? Answer These 7 Questions to Find Out

An investor who's worked with the best claims every business icon shares a few essential traits.<p>Take a minute and think of the best business leaders of all time. Now survey your list.<p>No matter who made your personal pantheon, whether it was Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Indra Nooyi or Richard Branson, …

Leadership

The Management Ideas That Mattered Most in 2016

One of our favorite parts of the HBR year is looking back at what we published to find the ideas that, in retrospect, stand out the most — articles that taught us something truly new or surprised us with wholly new ways of thinking about topics we thought we were tired of, as well as the articles …

10 Characteristics of Leadership to Help You Grow Your Business

You’ve launched your startup. Things are going well, and you’re building your team. Suddenly, you find yourself in the position of being the leader, …

Leadership

The Power of Writing Down Your Goals

With the New Year right around the corner, it's time to think about just exactly what you want to achieve in 2017.<p>Everyone wants to be great and reach achievement milestones, but not everyone is willing to commit to the grueling process that being great requires. Many people give up after one try, …

Self-improvement

A bad decision is better than no decision

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Richard Branson

Your Leadership Development Program Needs an Overhaul

Most companies make big investments in leadership development, rolling out intensive internal programs for high potentials, sending key leaders off to expensive executive education programs, or hiring personal coaches for those moving into key positions at the top of the company. But in our …

Simon Sinek: Understanding The Game We're Playing

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Billion Dollar Startups Stay On Top Of Business: 17 Productivity Tips For 2017

<i>We asked the founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies one question:</i> <i>What’s one life-hack or routine that keeps you productive and/or organized as a startup CEO?</i><p>Losing control of your team, workload — or even your inbox — can make any entrepreneur feel defeated. But sometimes all it takes is a …

Startups

10 Success lessons Tim Cook – “Apple CEO” for entrepreneurs

Share27<p>Tweet<p>Share45<p>+13<p>Shares 75<p>In October 2011 Steve Jobs, the glorified CEO and co-founder of Apple, passed away. With his passing, came a new type …

Leadership

9 Powerful Ways to Lead by Example

There are few things more infuriating than a hypocritical leader.<p>There are few things more infuriating than a hypocritical leader. We all know the boss who regularly leaves the office early for personal plans, but demands everyone stay until exactly 5 P.M. and the manager who assigns you impossible …

Leadership

How to Make Leadership and Professional Development Programs More Effective

Investing time and resources in leadership and professional development programs is critical. Here's how to get the most from that investment.<p>In my recent Inc. post about why many aspects of existing leadership and team development programs are no longer as effective as they could be, I focused on …

Professional Development

How to Make Sure Your 'Work Spouse' Relationship Actually Works

Keep it professional -- and productive.<p>It's the first person you grab when you need to vent about your day -- or hit up a happy hour. It's the only …