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3 Questions to Help You Create Your Own Metrics of Success | Inc.com

In my view, performance is the single biggest driver for advancement--or, at least the one over which you have control. Assessing your own performance allows you to gauge your ability to use performance as leverage. Understanding how your company views performance will also help you understand its …

Management

1 Mentor Isn't Enough. You Need to Build a Personal Board of Advisers

You should seek valuable professional and personal advice from a variety of sources.<p>Mentors can provide an inspiring source of personal and professional advice; serve as a sounding board for working through tough problems; and offer a safe space for sharing your aspirations and your fears.<p>Finding …

Good Mentors Help You Work Through Strong Emotions

When I was 25, during my annual review my (male) boss confirmed lots of positive things, such as how I exceeded my $26 million goal in sales. But he ended the meeting with his one big negative: “You need to smile more.” I was stunned. He explained that all the senior executives perceived my lack of …

Boston University

The Cultural Acceptance Of A Leader

"The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them …

Most Leaders Know Their Strengths — but Are Oblivious to Their Weaknesses

“Oh, I pretty much know my strengths and my weaknesses.”<p>If we had a dollar for every time we’d heard this from an executive we were coaching, we could have retired a long time ago. When probed, they often proclaim that while they might not recognize all their strengths, they are confident about …

Ten Signs You're A Boss -- But Not A Leader

Dear Liz,<p>I like my job but I’m having problems with my manager, “Brian.”<p>Brian is super smart. I could never criticize his subject matter expertise or his intelligence. He goes to a lot of meetings with the top executives and he has a great reputation with that group.<p>The problem with Brian is that …

Leadership

Difficult People

How should you handle a co-worker who treats you like dirt? In this episode of HBR’s advice podcast Dear HBR:, co-hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer your questions with the help of Stanford management professor Bob Sutton, an expert in dealing with difficult people. They talk through what to …

The 5 Communication Tactics That Helped Me Become a Better Leader

Effective leadership starts with effective communication. From writing emails to giving a company-wide speech, what you say and how you say it will matter.<p>Having a strong vision for your company is one thing. Being able to communicate it clearly is another ballgame. As a leader, your job can take …

What Businesses Need in Order to Develop a Flat Structure of Leadership

Based on trends revealed in recent studies, flat leadership structures are catching on fast. Among polled companies, 93 percent indicated they had near-future plans to restructure and make it “flatter.” Is this a passing fancy or does this organizational trend have legs? More importantly, what does …

Leadership

You Don't Need a Leadership Guru: 7 Lessons We Can Learn From Kids

Kids role model these leadership behaviors everyday<p>1. <b>Don't be afraid to take risks</b>. Children are the best example of trying new things. Whether it's crawling, learning to walk, or even getting thrown into a swimming pool. They react based on instinct and don't overthink challenges.<p>2. <b>Reach out to</b> …

This Is The Real Reason Leaders Fail In A Crisis

Everything from your gut instinct to legions of disaffected employees might be telling you to move fast to fix what’s wrong. You should perhaps do the opposite.<p>Doug Conant has had what some might call a dubious honor, not once but three times. First at Nabisco (1992), then at the Campbell Soup …

Don't Waste Your Time Trying to Hire a 'Tom Brady.' Here's a Better Way to Build a Winning Team | Inc.com

<i>By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), Client Relationship Partner at Partners In Leadership and expert and author on Breakthrough Communications, Global Human Resources, and Talent Development</i>.<p>It's easy to look at the dynasty that the New England Patriots have built and fall into the trap of trying …

Leadership

Here's How to Create a Feedback-Friendly Culture (Hint: It Starts at the Top) | Inc.com

Many successful companies have corporate cultures that share some of the same traits: People are honest about what's working (and what's not), they are receptive to fresh ideas, and tend not to be resistant to change.<p>At Funding Circle, we champion this spirit in one of our five company values: "Be …

Leadership

Ten Life Lessons My Horrible Bosses Taught Me

Like most people I have worked for some incredible managers <i>—</i> and some incredibly bad ones.<p>I’ve worked for people that taught me powerful lessons about business and life.<p>I’ve worked for people who made my life miserable, too.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>Here are ten life lessons I learned from my worst bosses. …

Leadership

Restoring trust in leadership

February 01, 2018 5:00 AM<br>As is often the case, informal conversations at the World Economic Forum's just-completed annual meeting in Davos, …

CEOs: Employees of diverse generations learn from each other and foster positive workplaces

This week’s question to South Florida CEOs who are on the Miami Herald CEO Roundtable: How do you foster a positive and productive workplace, …

Why Every CEO Needs To Manage Two Businesses

You might not know you’re running two businesses, but every CEO is. And that second business is likely to kill the first if it doesn’t get enough attention.<p>The first business, of course, is the product or service you provide. It’s what you sell and what customers receive. This could be an object …

Business Strategy

5 Steps for Conducting an Effective Annual Review | Inc.com

This week at Zillow Group, we're kicking off annual reviews -- a time when employees sit down with their managers to receive feedback on the past year's performance and discuss the coming year's goals. Structured feedback within annual reviews is critical to our employees' career development; while …

Employee Engagement

The 3 Types of C Players and What to Do About Them

When you start leading a new team, one of your first imperatives is to assess the caliber of the talent you are inheriting. At a minimum, you’ll want to focus on three dimensions: (1) Competence — Does each individual match the competence demands of their role? (2) Motivation — Does each member of …

If You’re So Successful, Why Are You Still Working 70 Hours a Week?

“I really became a robot,” a manager at an accounting firm explained. She and her colleagues worked extraordinarily long hours, but, she said, “I thought it was normal. It’s like brainwashing. You are in a kind of mental system where you are under increasing demands, and you say to yourself that it …

Leadership

5 Things Every Millennial Needs to Know About Becoming a Leader | Inc.com

You probably know Simon Sinek as a best-selling author and accomplished speaker. But what you probably don't know is that he struggled early on in his career to develop the confidence he's so known for today. Like many of us, Simon struggled early in his career with confidence and was deeply …

Leadership

This Renowned Buddhist Leader Shared 1 Tip That Will Change How You Handle Workplace Conflict | Inc.com

In addition to death and taxes, workplace conflicts are one thing every professional is guaranteed to experience. Whether it's disagreements between staff and leadership or arguments among peers, conflict is an unavoidable part of doing business and interacting as a team.<p>In fact, according to a …

Leadership

The Management Formula Every Leader Should Know (In One Easy Chart)

Obsessive micromanaging has never worked, but calling shots over task execution used to. Not anymore.<p>For years, one of my VPs always got the highest employee-review score of any manager in my company. The second-highest score usually went to one of the direct reports he’d personally trained.<p>I …

Six Verbs That Make You Sound Weak (No Matter Your Job Title)

Sometimes it’s the smallest words and phrases that shape how you’re perceived around the office. Here are a few to watch out for at every level.<p>Your job title isn’t the only thing that determines how influential you are. Every word you use at work expresses your personal brand, from your confidence …

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

The 'Curse Of Competence': Why Top Performers Quit Their Jobs

Dear Liz,<p>I recently left the organization I worked for for ten years.<p>It was a great place to work for a long time but it got worse the longer I stayed. As you always say, fear replaced trust and it became impossible for me to manage my team.<p>It took me five months of under-the-radar job hunting to …

Career Development

Take Control Of Your Leadership Development With Five Simple Steps

Who is responsible for ensuring that you develop as a leader in your workplace? If you believe the answer is “My company or my boss,” you’re only partially right. Of course, your employer should play a key role, but their ability to be effective on your behalf really depends on their development …

Leadership

This One Skill Is Critical to Improving Employee Engagement | Inc.com

Employee engagement at work continues its steady decline, with 70 percent of workers feeling dissatisfied, underutilized, unloved, bored, and the list goes on. And this should sound the alarm for company leaders of organizations of all shapes and sizes.<p>The problem isn't going to fix itself, …

Leading And Feeding Tomorrow’s Leaders

By Jenny Rooney, Editor CMO Network, Forbes (This article was originally a keynote speech at … ContinuedThe post Leading And Feeding Tomorrow’s …

15 Best Ways To Build A Company Culture That Thrives

Corporate culture can define a business and make all the difference when it comes to retaining employees and keeping them happy. With 64% of employees feeling like they don’t have a strong work culture, according to a report by TruPath, many companies are falling short in providing their staff what …

Leadership