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Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership

Just becoming a leader is enough to exacerbate some people’s unethical tendencies. But power does not corrupt everyone. Our research suggests that key personality characteristics predict unethical leadership behavior.<p>We collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical behavior (e.g., …

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These 9 Qualities Are the Essence of Truly Great Leadership (Which Ones Do You Have?)

The world's truly great leaders embrace these powerfully essential qualities every day of the week.<p>Most of the bosses we have during the course of our careers are just okay -- good but not great. However, every once in a while, we'll have the privilege of working for someone who is a truly great …

7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Image: iStock<p>Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading …

6 Simple Steps to Start Believing in Yourself (They'll Make You a Better Leader)

Self-belief is important, and when you increase it, your business will thank you.<p>Every successful business leader has a strong sense of self-belief.<p>It's a precursor to success, no matter how you decide to define it--it's the foundation of confidence--but let's try to define it, anyway. Here's my …

15 Ways to Grow Your Business Fast

Successfully scaling a business is all about doing the fundamentals and having the stamina to see it through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let's face it. Scaling your business is hard. It takes considerable effort. In the beginning, it means wearing different hats. It …

Good mentors do more than just motivate, they help drive results and business growth.

What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? In addition to being phenomenally successful tech entrepreneurs, they all relied on mentors to help grow their companies.<p>As a small business owner, it's tempting to believe that you don't have time for mentoring because you're too …

The 80/20 Rule And How It Can Change Your Life

What is the 80/20 Rule and could it actually make 80% of your work disappear?<p>If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re well familiar with the power of the Pareto Principle.<p><b>The Man Behind The Concept</b><p>Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was born in Italy in 1848. He would go on to become an …

Suzy Welch: 4 ways to show your boss you're ready to become a manager

It can be tough to know how to make the transition from employee to manager. Even if there's a clear path ahead within your company — which isn't a …

How To Make The Most Of Your Strengths To Create Organizational Success

In the bygone corporate era, women were seen as too emotional to hold important positions in companies. Now, there is a lot of talk about the importance of emotions and the need for a high level of emotional intelligence (EQ). <b></b>My, how times have changed — and for the better. This sentiment …

Bill Gates Shares His Favorite Inspirational Stories of 2017

Bill Gates took to Twitter to remind the world that there really was some positivity in 2017, despite it being “a really tough year.”<p>In a string of …

How Tony Hsieh Transformed Zappos With These 5 Core Values

Tony Hsieh drove Zappos to success with his core values. Here's how they can help you too.<p>Back when Zappos was just starting out, I decided to give them a try and ordered a pair of shoes. Not long after my purchase, I received an email that said my shipment was upgraded to "overnight shipping" for …

3 Reasons You Need to Formalize an Advisory Board for Your Startup

Every startup should have an advisory board. But here are the things you need to know before you build one.<p>Every young entrepreneur loves the phrase, "I'll need to run this by my board."<p>It makes you sound official. It sounds like you're already running a successful company.<p>But let's clarify the …

5 Secrets Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Alibaba Founder Jack Ma

Ma went from nowhere to one of the richest men in China in under 20 years<p>Online shopping is so big, we've even named days after it.<p>Whether it be Black Friday or Cyber Tuesday, every day is an Alibaba shopping day. Rivalling Amazon for ubiquity and as one of the biggest online shopping conglomerates …

Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Remember These 5 Things

If you want your startup to achieve successful, sustainable growth, keep these five things in mind.<p>I've been interested in building things for as as long as I can remember. I've founded several companies, and the last startup I co-founded, Performable, was successfully sold to HubSpot. So I know …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

The CEO Who Made Disney an $80 Billion Company Just Listed 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

I've read three of the five books Michael Eisner recommends...and the other two are now on my reading list.<p>Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner just shared his top reading recommendations for business -- and life.<p>Eisner created the reading list for Scribd, the digital reading subscription service, that …

Managers, Here’s Why You Keep Promoting The Wrong People

These common misconceptions cause even the best managers to make badly timed (or just bad) promotions.<p>If you’re a manager, maybe you can remember a time when you promoted someone to a position that they really didn’t deserve. And if you can, then you already know that undeserved promotions are …

How CEOs Can Take Back Authority From A Controlling Board Of Directors

Sometimes, even the boss has to deal with a boss.<p>A CEO’s relationship with his or her board of directors can be challenging, especially if he or she built their own company from scratch and are used to having the final say. Any time you put driven, hard-working, strong-willed people in a room …

7 Things That Trustworthy People Do Differently

Want to prove that you're deserving of a high degree of faith and confidence? Take a cue from these habits of exceedingly trustworthy people.<p>Trust. It's a crucial element of every successful relationship -- whether professional or personal. But, as important as it is, that doesn't necessarily mean …

6 Unique Things You'll Find Good Leaders Doing Every Day

These are the signs of leaders assured of their position, their identity, and their destination.<p>Being a good leader can be a lonely place. For those that choose to make the courageous journey, it's walking the higher road of integrity and moral authority. There are no shortcuts. That's where mere …

Billionaire Richard Branson: These are my top 10 tips for success

When it comes to success, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson knows what he's doing.<p>Not only has he has built eight billion-dollar companies in …

Be Nice -- It's the Best Thing You Can Do for Business

Sometimes the nice guy does win.<p><i>Do nice people win in the business world? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer</b> <b>by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:</b><p><b>Assuming "nice" means "good person," then it</b> …

A 'listening' hairbrush and emotional cars: the futuristic trends of CES 2017

Digital interactivity has top billing at the Las Vegas event. But how many people really want a toothbrush that films the inside of their mouth as they clean?<p>If this year’s CES continues to predict future tech trends, then we can soon expect to have emotional relationships with our cars, virtual …

The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

When we think of great qualities of leaders, the first things that come to mind are traits like charisma, bravado and vision.You wouldn’t expect to …

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How Ordinary People Can Become Extraordinary Leaders

<i>If you want to lead like an extraordinary leader, you first have to know how to be a leader.</i>When it comes to leadership, most people concentrate on …

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What You Need to Do to Become a Better Leader This Year

Let's simplify. It comes down to these 6 key behaviors.<p>As I recently wrote, researchers estimate that only 3 percent of a leader's time is spent envisioning the future.<p>Adding insult to injury, this alarming research concludes that global organizations just don't have the people in the pipeline to …

11 Insulting Things Terrible Bosses Say When They Fire an Employee (That Great Bosses Never Say)

Some bosses make a bad situation for the employee even worse. Make sure you don't.<p>I know: Firing an employee is hard.<p>But getting fired is a lot harder. So forget about your feelings.<p>Certainly you must protect your business from a legal point of view, but after that, your primary goal is to treat …