Linda Johansson

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Why most definitions of leadership are wrong

What makes someone a leader anyway?<p>Such a simple question, and yet it continues to vex some of the best thinkers in business.<p>We've written several books on leadership, and yet it's a rare thing to actually pause to define leadership.<p><i>Let's start with what leadership is not…</i><p><b>Leadership has nothing to</b> …

Charisma

8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate

The more leaders micromanage, the more their teams push for independence. Here’s how to break the cycle.<p>Many leaders would say they already delegate a lot, yet plenty of employees would say their bosses are micromanagers who don’t delegate enough.<p>[Delegating] isn’t about managers losing control and …

Leadership

10 things successful leaders remember when things go wrong

Whether it's a failure of planning, a bad judgment call, or an accident of fate, trouble eventually comes to every leader. And that's when leadership really matters.<p>Here are the principles that can guide you through the next storm:<p>Our reactions and moods are like a steering wheel that can move us …

Motivation

CEO Secrets: Recruit people 'better than you'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1183000/1183615_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522277499_d1d2f9391f5aad010ee8393b3b4c7b91<p><b>"Always surround yourself with people who are better than you. Whatever it is that you are not - surround yourself with them." A surprising bit of</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Why the Best Leaders Aren't Experts | Inc.com

Smart leaders hire people who are way smarter than themselves. But how do they maintain the respect of their employees?<p>Most leaders rose through the ranks because they were experts in a particular field. But once you're at the top, your expertise in a specific field is less relevant. You need to …

Leadership

15 Characteristics of Extraordinary Teams (Infographic) | Inc.com

Anyway, you’ve probably heard most of these “teamwork” maxims in the past and, while there is no doubt some truth in them, real-life experience says that teams don’t always work that smoothly.<p>With that in mind, here are the main points of the infographic (which is really quite good), along with my …

19th Century

The Research We’ve Ignored About Happiness at Work

Recently, we found ourselves in motivational seminars at our respective places of employment. Both events preached the gospel of happiness. In one, a speaker explained that happiness could make you healthier, kinder, more productive, and even more likely to get promoted.<p>The other seminar involved …

Happiness

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership