Michele Low

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Want to Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember for Life? Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most

The essence of great leadership really comes down to where you place yourself on the organizational pyramid.<p>In management theory, certain concepts from yesteryear no longer hold true. Like, for example, the idea that people must be driven to perform.<p>Yet over the years, I've learned that <i>driving</i> …

Profit

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Mindfulness

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even "drives people?" (Maybe into the …

workimprovement

Are You Fit to Be a Manager? Harvard's 25-Question Quiz Will Tell You

No amount of seniority can make someone a successful manager; a certain temperament and a host of personality traits are crucial to one's ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

This Is The Mindset You Need To Succeed 10X or 100X In Life (And It's The Opposite Of Convention)

When two people come together who are living in their "unique ability," they can go 100X bigger in their goals.<p><b>"</b><b>Being a giver is not good for a 100-</b><b>yard</b> <b></b><b>dash</b><b>, but it's valuable in a marathon.</b><b>"</b><b>--</b> Adam Grant<p>Many people are TAKERS, especially those who desperately want success.<p>They engage in …

Self-improvement

The 3 Worst Habits of Ineffective Managers

People don't quit companies. They quit bosses.<p><i>Why are some managers ineffective? 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 Heinrich Stander, B.Sc Engineering & Management, on Quora:</b><p>It is …

workimprovement

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Remarkably Important Lesson in Intelligence

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

TED Talks

Want to Be a Better Leader This Year? Start With This 1 Rare Habit

In 1970, Robert K. Greenleaf wrote a classic that has stood the test of time. One of the practices in his book defines the best leaders today.<p>In Robert K. Greenleaf's classic 1970 essay, "The Servant as Leader," he recorded his personal observations over the course of 38 years (while employed at …

Leadership

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks)

The good news is, every company -- and every leader -- can instantly adopt this one practice.<p>Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are …

Employee Engagement

Aristotle said there are three types of friendship, but only one we should strive for

At age 17, Aristotle enrolled in the Platonic Academy. He would stay there for 20 years.<p>Founded by the father of Western philosophy, the Greek philosopher Plato, Aristotle was the most promising student around. He asked many questions and answered even more.<p>The exact time of his departure from the …

Relationships

3 Life Lessons From a 93-Year-Old That Will Help You at Any Age

The number one barrier is ourselves.<p><i>What life lessons did you learn from your grandparents or other elders in your community? 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 Eva C. Reder,</b> …

Success

8 Ways to Increase Your Intellectual Capacity

Time invested into your personal growth is an investment in your success.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become a standout success, invest in yourself. The deeper your investment, the more fit you become for sustaining your entrepreneurial journey. You can …

Self-improvement

A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait

Cutting your employees some slack could be just the thing they need to increase their effectiveness.<p>Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally …

Emotional Intelligence

Stop Spending Time With People Who Drag You Down

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve …

5 Tips to Help You Be the Sort of Leader Employees Love to Work For

How to appreciate your employees and earn their trust.<p>Guest Writer<p>Consultant, coach, public speaker, investor and freelance writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Clients are important, but they aren't the number one priority of successful organizations -- employees …

Employment

Why You Shouldn't Have a Personal Espresso Maker in Your Office (And Other Leadership Tips)

Leadership isn't the title you wear. It's the way you treat those around you.<p>When it comes to leading a team, it's the soft skills then tend to drive the biggest impact. In order to be a leader, you can't just call yourself a leader--you have to earn it. You have to walk your own walk, and ensure …

Leadership

7 foods that can help you to lose weight by controlling your hunger - IBTimes India

According to researchers, protein is even more satiating than fat or carbohydrates. Therefore, it can be a help in appetite control and weight …

10 beliefs that are holding you back from success

But are they holding you back from success? Chances are, the answer to that question is a resounding yes.<p>But what beliefs are holding you back and how does the world actually work?<p>I've been fortunate enough to speak to some professionals who have made significant progress in their careers. They …

Here's The Top Reason Why Your Best Employees Quit, Even When They Like Their Work

When employees don't regularly feel this way, it's almost a sure thing they'll be packing for greener pastures.<p>Whenever I'm asked about the top characteristic that separates real leaders from the "wannabe's," I don't mince words. It's empirically and anecdotally evident that this prerequisite must …

Leadership

This 1 Thing Is at The Root of Effective Leadership

Relationships are the key to successful leadership. And there are two things required to building meaningful relationships.<p>Leadership can mean many different things to different people. And throughout our lifetimes, we'll have many different people whom we'll deem leaders in our own eyes. In the …

Leadership

You Have No Business Leading People if You Can’t Trust Them!

Free-Photos / PixabayI’ve heard on more than one occasion a leader mention how employees need to earn their trust. My first reaction is to cringe, …

17 Remarkable Quotes by Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn was a major force in the personal development world. He taught us that being successful is a choice, and even further, he taught us how to …

What to Do When Everyone's Overworked--And There's a Lot More Work

It's great to be busy, but not if your team burns out.<p>The pressure's on. You've just signed five new clients. You've received the largest order in the company's history. You're launching a brand new product line. Whatever it may be, everyone in the office is working around the clock. And it's clear …

Employment

Being Kind Makes You More Influential, Increases Productivity, and Builds Trust (According to Science)

3 compelling reasons to work and play well with others<p>We live in a rough, rude times. From anger in the oval office, to road rage, to pundits shouting on TV, to companies where a toxic culture is not only condoned but promoted, it seems that meanness has become the nasty norm.<p>That's why I'd like to …

Profit

These 2 Warren Buffett Habits Will Make Your Co-Workers Love You

Listen to Warren Buffett speak and you might find another reason to admire him -- he's just plain likable.<p>Warren Buffett is a man many admire for having one of the best investment track records in history. But, as much as the "Oracle of Omaha" may be able to teach you about becoming the next …

Self-improvement

Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Politics is a dirty word. But office politics are unavoidable; as Aristotle noted, “man is by nature a political animal.” Whether you participate in them or not, politics have a big influence on what happens to you, your projects, and your team, so it’s hard to be indifferent to them.<p>To borrow from …

Leadership

17 Ways to Tell If Your Work Culture Is Becoming Poisonous

Is your boss a bully? Are your co-workers critical and negative?<p>Over the years, I have collected enough evidence about incivility in the workplace that I could write a book about it. Thankfully, it's already been masterfully done by highly acclaimed Georgetown University business professor …

The Workplace

10 Questions For Getting To Know Your New Direct Reports Faster

Just get promoted into a managerial role, or take a job where you’re inheriting someone’s team? This can help.<p>When you hire a new team or inherit someone else’s, your first instinct as a manager might be to assess the situation for the best way to move forward–and fast. But if you aren’t careful, …

Leadership

6 Emotional-Intelligence Job Skills Everyone Will Need in the Next Few Years

These are the skills we can take into the future- no matter what we do.<p>Two-Thirds of Americans believe that in 50 years robots and computers will do much of the work humans do today. Already, many jobs that once seemed safe bets are at risk: office workers, administrative staff, manufacturing …

Emotional Intelligence