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How to Motivate Your Team Without Carrots or Sticks

One of two things is going to happen when a newcomer joins your team. They’re going to see right away how to plug into their own power source on the job and feel great about coming to work, or they’re not.<p>When you make it easy for a person to learn, to succeed and to grow a little bit every day on …

Best. Presentation. Ever.

In the mid-1990s, when I was attending business school, Body Shop Founder Anita Roddick visited our campus to deliver a presentation about …

5 Habits That Can Lead to a Promotion

I’ll always remember my first day on the job, when I visited our aircraft factory in Georgia. It was 1983 and I had just been hired as a senior …

Three Musts to Retaining Superstar Talent

In a previous post, I wrote about five tools to look for when recruiting superstar talent. In this post, I'd like to share some key lessons learned …

The Secret To A Better Reputation Isn’t Better Adjectives–It’s Better Storytelling

In light of U.S. audiences’ diminishing attention span and buzzword tolerance, Joe Biden’s former speechwriter offers actionable advice on what types of stories to tell and how business leaders can find them.<p>In the early 20th century, psychologists discovered that your brain, just like your …

Managers Can't Be An Employee's Friend

This is one of the challenges Katia Beauchamp, co-founder of Birchbox, figured out very early on.<p>Her challenge was "trying to figure out the balance of caring about somebody and managing somebody. I guess it's what being a parent feels like — you care about your child, but you still have to ask …

5 Cognitive Distortions Successful People Use To Get Things Done

The five distortions are:<p><b>1. Personal Exceptionalism</b><p>… a macro sense that you are in the top of your cohort, your work is snowflake-special, or that you are destined to have experiences well outside the bounds of "normal;" not to be confused with arrogance or high self-esteem<p><b>2. Dichotomous …

How Can Aspiring Chief Executives Prepare For The Job Of CEO?

I recently wrote an article asking <i>Why Do So Many Bright Business People Fail So Impressively As CEO?</i> I lamented the lack of preparation and adequate training for a position so unique as CEO. It begs the question: How can aspiring CEOs prepare for the job? I have identified five areas not covered in …

How to present with power: voice and body language

<b>How to produce and deliver a winning presentation Part 2 (of 5): Command Attention - through your voice and your body langauge</b><p>Firstly, thank you for …

How to Match Shirt and Tie Patterns

If you have some trouble balancing your serious business side with your fun side, a look at the How to Match Shirt and Tie Patterns infographic could …

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees | Inc.com

Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional bosses do all of the above--and more. Sure, they care about their company and customers, their vendors and suppliers. But most important, they care to an …

Leadership

How to find that hidden career gem

We all know them. Individuals who consistently seem to find hidden gem career opportunities before the rest of us.<p>They manage to consistently find roles in their career right before their company or their department takes off. Do they have some inside information or a better ability to pick …