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How to Set Up Your MacBook From Scratch

Can you remember the last time you wiped your MacBook and reinstalled everything? I’d guess somewhere around “never,” but there are plenty of reasons …

Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve

What's the secret to having an engaged and productive team? It's having a plan for developing <i>all</i> employees--no matter where they are on their …

How to Manage an Employee Who Cries Easily

Most managers feel uncomfortable when employees cry during business conversations. Many of us may recall a time we’ve cried at work, but for some people it’s not a rare occurrence. Some individuals seem to react excessively to disappointment or challenge, with repeated bouts of apparent sadness or …

How artificial intelligence is driving digital transformation

In their new book, 'Human+Machine: Reimaging Work in the Age of AI,' authors Paul Daugherty and H. James Wilson look at the impact of AI on business …

Apple could be ditching the MacBook Air as early as this year

Earlier this year, there were rumors that the MacBook Air might be getting the boot in favor of a 13-inch, entry-level MacBook sometime in 2018, …

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How Blockchain Will Accelerate Business Performance and Power the Smart Economy

Political economist Francis Fukuyama predicted a future when social capital would be as important as physical capital, and that only those societies with a high degree of social trust would be able to create large-scale organizations capable of competing in the new economy.Two decades later, an …

Closing the Strategy-Execution Gap Means Focusing on What Employees Think, Not What They Do

When you embark on a new strategic journey to sustain and grow your organization in an uncertain world, what do you prioritize? If you’re like most of the leaders we know, you start with organizational structure and processes.<p>This would be a mistake.<p>In 2016 we asked 80 senior executives from 20 …

Your Strategy Won’t Work If You Don’t Identify the New Capabilities You Need

While strategic plans identify what your organization should do differently, very few provide a roadmap for how to build the skills, knowledge, and processes needed to carry out and sustain the critical changes. But without building these capabilities, it’s very difficult to achieve the results you …

How To Fire Someone Who Hasn't Done Anything Wrong

There’s a phone call I get occasionally in my work at Vanderbloemen that consistently wins “least favorite of all” – both for me and the person calling. It goes something like this:<p>“William, you know my COO. He’s done nothing wrong. He’s been nothing but loyal. But I think I need to fire him.When …

Can Leadership Skills Be Taught?

I am immersed in and surrounded by goofy, ridiculous ideas every day and for the most part it doesn’t bother me. Nearly every working day I go to a meeting where someone says, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it!” one of the granddaddies of business lies.<p>Most of the important things in …

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Abraham Lincoln Had A Brilliant Strategy For Dealing With Setbacks

Incredibly, this is not just a question that a business journalist would ask. Dale Carnegie himself — the author of <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People—</i> asked the exact same question on page 8 of that famous book.<p>Carnegie was in a unique position to know the answer. Four years before <i>How to Win</i> …

14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

All too often new leaders are thrown to the wolves and expected to survive with nothing more than a quick <i>go get em'</i> sentiment from the powers that be. Then about six-months (or 10 years) later someone in HR says, "We should probably send you to a workshop on leadership." And the leader is now …

5 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Too Soft

There’s huge pressure on leaders to keep employees engaged and inspired and to create workplaces that are fun and fulfilling. But sometimes these initiatives go too far and bottom-line business results suffer. Leaders turn overly soft and are so focused on making people happy that they forget to …

Employment

Seven Practices That Distinguish Great Managers From The Rest

There are plenty of good managers out there. They’re efficient, productive, and ensure employees meet objectives. In other words, they get the job done.<p>Once in a while, however, you’ll come across a great manager — one who not only supervises but leads, inspires and connects with their team on a …

The 7 Questions You Need To Ask Your Team Every Month

Companies that want to achieve continuous growth need to create a culture of continuous feedback.<p>The whole team should be working together to help …

Are You a Boss or a Leader? 7 Ways to Tell

“You’re not the boss of me!” That was the phrase my younger sister would frequently yell at me during our youth when I was being the domineering big …

Healthy Habits of a Healthy Leader: Delegation | The Recovery Expert

An important skill to develop in life, regardless of your position, is the skill of leadership. Whether you are a parent, a business owner, a …

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4 Moves Smart Leaders Make to Get Better Team Results

<i>Guest post by Victor Prince:</i> <br>Teams at work are like portfolios of people with different skills and performance patterns. Like smart investment …

5 Simple Ways To Be A Good Boss No Matter How Busy You Are

Losing sight of what your team members are going through can be fatal, but it’s not as hard as you think to stay on top of things.<p>This past week, something hit me while I was reading emails from my employees. They all seemed to have something in common: there was a bit of a nervous, overly …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

The Leadership Playbook: Three Rules for Constructive Conflict

Even though they can make some people uncomfortable, disagreements and arguments are a critical part of business. Without disagreements and arguments …

5 Things To Adopt On Day One As A New Leader

Assuming a new leadership role can be daunting. Serving in a managerial role one day and a leadership role the next without receiving the “memo” of what leadership looks like is really a recipe for disaster. Without training or coaching, you only have two options: to rely upon the skills that …

The Five Traits of Great Leaders

<i>By Gini Dietrich</i><p>The Peter principle is a concept in management theory formulated by Laurence J. Peter in which the selection of a candidate for a …

7 Things That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable

Once again, Google has topped Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. This marks Google’s second year in a row at the top of the list, and their sixth victory overall.<p>Most people assume that Google tops the list because of their great benefits and all of the fun and perks …

8 Secrets of the Boss Employees Genuinely Love to Work For | Inc.com

I liked working for some of my bosses. But only one of them was a boss I genuinely <i>loved</i> to work for.<p>That's because the bosses we love to work for have not just great technical skills but also qualities that make an impact where it matters the most: in the hearts and minds of the people they lead.<p>If …

Coaching Skills Every Leader Needs To Master

We hear a lot about coaching these days. More and more professionals have an executive coach. The movement is even bringing coaching inside companies. International Coach Federation (ICF) Executive Director Magda Mook says, “The trend is very real. There’s a growing number of leaders and managers …

Leadership

The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Be a Great Boss

Most leaders receive surprisingly little development before assuming their first supervisory roles. In fact, many get no leadership training at all until they’ve been in the executive ranks for nearly a decade—reaching, on average, age 42.<p>But whether you’ve had formal training or not, there’s one …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

31 Daily Habits for Success in Business and Life | Inc.com

While connections, intellect, and drive all can help a person succeed, consistency is key as well. Just as high-achieving athletes use discipline to win, business people who do the right things day after day are primed for excellence. Here are the daily habits 30 successful executives rely on to …

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How to become a great leader in 2016

The reality of most startups is about survival. And because running a company requires money to fuel staff and offices and acquire customers and the like, much of the time spent in early days at a start feels like a constant struggle to raise money, convince others to join your company when they …