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Research Says These Are the 5 Essential Elements of a Successful Team

The key to successful collaboration is a mixture of leadership and communication<p>Now more than ever, collaboration has become the keystone of successful businesses. But as your company grows, working together becomes harder. As teams diverge, getting buy-in, support, and even just clear lines of …

Management

The 3 Phrases That Will Slowly Kill Your Business (And What to Say Instead)

Business owners and employees must believe their companies can achieve anything they envision. Avoid these 3 toxic phrases if you want to grow.<p>The single most powerful tool in a business owner's toolbox, which can either harm or help their businesses, is their mindset. Especially in the hardest …

Self-improvement

12 of the Best Business Books of 2017, According to the Stanford Business School

Learn from the best to become your best.<p>A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might …

Self-improvement

Do You Have These 4 Weekend Habits That Set High Performers Apart From Everyone Else?

The average person shifts to cruise control during the weekend while the high performer is gaining an edge for the upcoming week.<p>The pursuit of excellence and growth in various areas of your life is no easy feat. Reaching a level of high performance requires diligence and properly allocated times …

High Level

The Key to Nailing Any Presentation, According to a TEDx Speaker With 3 Million Views

Speaking consultant Terri Trespicio shares the secrets for making any talk a success.<p>You can generate boatloads of content for LinkedIn and Facebook. Blog and vlog and hire a Millennial to run your Instagram. However, there's nothing--nothing--as powerful for your brand and business as getting up …

Public Speaking

The Year's Five Bestselling Leadership Books, And Why They're So Great

If you’re like me, you have a backlog of books you’d like to read, but they somehow get crowded out of your daily routine. Summer is a great time to catch up. And if you’re going to dive into a new book, why not try something that’s both interesting and professionally helpful? Forbes spoke with …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Reasons to Get Better at Leading Meetings

Most people see meetings as a burden, a waste of time, or a general annoyance. But meetings aren’t going away. The good news is that leaders have the opportunity to significantly improve how meetings are run at your company, which could boost your influence and your career.<p>A recent study, published …

Leadership

6 Essential Phrases Used by Top Leaders

Great leadership is a habit. It is something you embody every day, and that means adopting more leadership-oriented language.<p>Leadership: it is one of the most important skills to have in the job market. In a world where companies are increasingly flat and where great work relies heavily on solid …

Leadership

How Running Your Meetings Differently Can Transform Your Culture

Meetings. Some are dreaded, others are valuable. Make sure your meetings are productive and a good use of time. Your culture will thank you for it.<p><i>By Bob Pothier, director for Partners in Leadership and a former GE exec who works with leaders to create greater accountability across the work force</i> …

Team Building

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary

The words you say and the way you say them can make the difference between your team's success and failure.<p>In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the …

Leadership

The Pushup Workout From Hell

Your pecs will feel as if they’re about to pop out of your shirt by the time you’re done this one-move workout<p>This chest workout consists of only one exercise—the pushup—but it’s hard as hell. That’s because it uses varying tempos to cumulatively challenge the same muscle groups, says <i>Men’s Health</i> …

Traditional vs Collaborative Leaders Infographic

<b>Traditional vs Collaborative Leaders Infographic</b>The workplace is changing. Leadership is changing. The future is collaborative leaders.Collaborative …

6 unconventional business books that will completely change your perspective

And to what end? Aren't most of them just about the same? So many repetitions of the same tired advice. It can feel like there isn't much left to learn.<p>But that's actually an illusion created by conventional wisdom. It's human nature to like things that you agree with and that confirm what you …

The best free online business courses starting in February

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It's easy to start something - but not so easy to sustain it.<p>That's the first lesson every entrepreneur learns. Early success may be a blessing, but it comes with gut-wrenching risks and tradeoffs.<p>If you need to add …

How to Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets to Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

Time Management

Bank of America Picks 10 Stocks Likely to Make Big Moves Over the Next 3 Months

<i>Editor's pick: Originally published Jan. 4.</i><p>It's a new year and that means time for some serious stock picking. Analysts at Bank of America Merrill …

Investing

The Single Leadership Trait That Adds the Most Value to Companies

One of the great compliments you can get from your employees or from those who are following you is "I knew you'd say that."<p><i>What is the single most important leadership quality? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with</i> …

Love Myself

Why Google, Target, and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness

When was the last time you sat quietly at your desk and did nothing but think? How would you react if you observed a peer, employee, or manager doing so? Encouraging employees to slow down to focus on the present can seem at odds with a corporate culture of speed and goal attainment. But in today’s …

Mindfulness

Manage Your Emotional Culture

Before leaving work each day, employees at Ubiquity Retirement + Savings press a button in the lobby. They’re not punching out—not in the traditional sense, anyway. They’re actually registering their emotions. They have five buttons to choose from: a smiley face if they felt happy at work that day, …

Emotional Intelligence

Business Wisdom From a Billionaire Buddhist

Sage advice from entrepreneur and Buddhist priest Kazuo Inamori.<p>Should managers focus on making workers happy, even before satisfying the …

Employment

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

Pope Francis

4 Simple Habits of the World's Most Inspiring Leaders

Help your team be more creative by doing these four things that spark imagination.<p>A leader's most important job is to inspire the actions of those around them and this takes creativity. Unfortunately bad habits that stifle the imagination often get in the way.<p>"Too often we let ourselves be ruled by …

Creativity

The 100 Best Business Books of 2015

Which books made the list? More important, which authors should you be listening to?<p>Ultimately we're all products of our influences. Even groundbreaking business thinkers use the ideas, perspectives, and advice of others as the basis for their own thoughts and actions.<p>Since much of that acquired …

businessbooks

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

Leadership

5 One-Minute Meditations to Help You Achieve Peace of Mind

"People think the holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but for many of us, it's stressapalooza," says Dean Sluyter, who has …

The 7 Million Dollar Habits

Do you remember the first time self development became important to you?<p>I do. I was 7 years old and I was in love with basketball. My mother had …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

Buy Coal Now!

It’s the best way for climate-concerned billionaires to fight global warming.<p>The idea is simple.<p>People burn fossil fuels. The fuels emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. If that carbon lingers in the air, it causes greenhousing and contributes to global warming; if it gets absorbed by the ocean, …