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By Laura M. Ali | Great reads on new leadership insights

Google is about to have its biggest event ever, and some analysts think the stock is going to $1,000

Google is gearing up for a doozy of an event Tuesday, where it's expected to announce loads of new products including smartphones, connected speakers, and virtual-reality headsets.<p>In a note published Monday, Jefferies analysts wrote that the new products would give new life to Google's ecosystem of …

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How I’ve Learned To Lead As An Introverted CEO

“I’m generally slow to speak or act,” BuildDirect CEO Jeff Booth confesses. Here’s how he’s turned that into an advantage.<p>Most people who know me would be surprised to learn I’m an introvert, and if you’re an introvert also, chances are some people would be surprised to learn it, too.<p>It’s well …

3 Things to Ask Yourself When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays out a mountain of work in front of you. Now imagine …

Time Management

6 Important Lessons Parenting Can Teach You About Leadership

You're not the boss.<p><i>In what ways is people management similar to parenting? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Jonathan Brill, Writer Relations Lead at Quora, on Quora:</b><p><b>One of the first things</b> …

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Leadership And The 7 I’s For Influencing Others

Influencing others to take collective action towards common goals isn't about manipulating facts or sugar-coating reality. It's quite the opposite.<p>One of the most important aspects of being an effective leader is the ability to influence others to believe in the mission and the results you want to …

Leadership

Millennial Entrepreneurs Want Their Kids to Inherit Their Businesses, Study Finds

Millennials are often maligned, fairly or not, for having an over-large sense of entitlement and self-involvement. But a new study released Wednesday …

Morning Routines of These 10 Founders of Million-Dollar Companies

The early bird gets the worm.<p>For successful business leaders, that certainly seems to be the case, as most of them have success habits that have become routine and also wake up early to make time for what’s important to them: exercise, meditation, movement, family, catching up on a few emails, …

Productivity

4 Things Successful People Don't Do

Avoid these bad habits to lead a happier, healthier, and more successful life.<p>More than 40 percent of Americans look at people who are self-disciplined enough to entirely avoid indulging in bad habits as exemplary citizens. This makes sense: Good habits lead to successful results--which is why you …

Self-improvement

Why Nestlé Was So Quick to Hire an Outsider CEO

It shouldn't be surprising that the storied food company brought in a healthcare executive as its next leader.

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How to appear competent without saying a word

Entrepreneurs represent their businesses in every way, whether exhibiting a certain work ethic or sporting a certain appearance.<p>Though they may prefer to be judged by their intelligence and experience, they are also evaluated by their style and attire.<p>First impressions are formed in an instant and …

The 7 things nobody tells you about being an entrepreneur

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Sarah Vermunt, Entrepreneur<p>There’s no …

The Best Employee Engagement Strategy Is From The Bottom Up

So what’s the right employee engagement strategy to dramatically increase engagement in <i>your</i> organization?<p>Well let’s first talk about the <i>wrong</i> strategy…<p>Usually, someone from HR has to convince the CEO to spend money on an employee survey. And when the results come back, the data is hoarded by the …

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The 10 Commandments of Leadership

Becoming a great leader comes down to remembering and following these 10 simple rules.<p>A group of archaeologists digging through ancient corporate archives recently uncovered two mysterious tablets (aka "wall plaques") engraved with the following laws:<p>I. Thou shalt remain optimistic.<p>Since thy …

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20 All-Time Best Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs died in 2011, but his legacy as the co-founder of Apple lives on. He was a master of innovation, an entrepreneur to model. Here are his all-time best quotes.<p>Which is your favorite Jobs quote? Post it on my Twitter feed.<p>1. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to …

Success

Paul Krugman: Donald Trump is 'a belligerent, loudmouth racist with not an ounce of compassion'

Economist Paul Krugman is not a fan of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.<p>In a Monday interview on Bloomberg TV, Krugman blasted the Republican real-estate magnate as a "racist" who appeals to voters' ugliest instincts. He further suggested that was exactly what fueled Trump's rise in the …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

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Prepare Your Business for the Future

Forrester's Top Trends in Unified Communications<p>Everyone is trying to get ahead of collaboration. Find out how your company compares and what you need to consider.<p>Read "Top UC Trends For Midsize Businesses", a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Cisco to learn about …

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

Help Your Team Spend Time on the Right Things

What is the most common resource that’s always in short supply? The answer, of course, is time. This applies not only to your time, but to your team’s. It’s the one organizational resource that is neither expandable nor renewable. Therefore, making sure that time is spent in ways that will have the …

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The Best-Performing CEOs in the World

The knock on most business leaders is that they don’t take the long view—that they’re fixated on achieving short-term goals to lift their pay. So which global CEOs actually delivered solid results over the long run? Our 2014 list of top performers provides an objective answer.<p>Adi Ignatius<p>A few …

Governance

Eileen Fisher: Leadership Is About Listening

Eileen Fisher explains how she stays open-minded to new ideas while maintaining a clear focus for her company's goals.

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Will Oracle’s Co-CEO Setup Work?

Larry Ellison announced yesterday that he was stepping down as CEO of Oracle, the company he co-founded in 1977. In his place, Oracle presidents Mark Hurd and Safra Catz will share the CEO role. Ellison will remain chairman of the board and will still serve as chief technology officer. Cue the …

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To Change Employee or Customer Behavior, Start Small

Across industries, organizations can greatly benefit from making tiny changes in their processes to take into account how employees and customers really behave — including not liking being told what to do. Our research and that of others has discovered that even some small tweaks can have a big …

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Get Your Team to Stop Second-Guessing Decisions

Not long ago, the division head of a multinational manufacturing company had a problem. After receiving an aggressive 12% annual growth target, she met with her team, and after a lot of research, meetings, and debates, they built a strategic plan around 17 key initiatives ranging from the overhaul …

Management

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months can have a major impact on whether your team ultimately delivers results. What steps should you …

Management

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet …

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