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How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.<p>Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you …

Diesel Emissions

There Are 3 Types of Procrastinators. This Flowchart Will Tell You Which One You Are

Correct diagnosis is essential for an effective cure.<p>In order to figure out what medicine to take you first have to figure out what you've got. Is it a brain tumor, a migraine, or a bad hangover? The answer will determine whether you opt for aspirin or surgery.<p>And what's true for medical …

Medical Conditions

How to Teach Employees Skills They Don’t Know They Lack

After spending billions of dollars a year on corporate learning, U.S. companies probably assume that their employees have the knowledge and skills they need to carry out their jobs. The employees themselves probably think they’re prepared, too, having gone through these exercises. But according to …

FAA

If a Customer Says Your Product or Service Is Too Expensive, This Is What You Should Say

It's fairly simple, once you break it down.<p>There is a big difference between selling your cost versus selling your value.<p>Companies that sell on cost comparison end up losing in the end. It's very difficult to build a profitable and sustainable company when your primary strategy is to undercut the …

Customer Service

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

Leadership

How Good Bosses Build Trust and Empathy (and How Bad Bosses Destroy It)

It's a walk on a tightrope for most employees. A bad boss only cares about how that makes him or her look when the employee fails. A good boss knows that failure is a way to learn the ropes.<p>"Why do you trust us so much?"<p>This was an actual question from a college student who is in a leadership and …

Mentoring

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

6 Apps That Will Turn You Into an Expert Public Speaker

The cure for all your presentation woes may lie in your mobile device.<p>It takes only a few public speaking mistakes to lose an audience. Luckily, you can now solve many of the most common problems--from anxiety in front of a crowd to talking uber-fast--with your smartphone. As Kit Eaton of <i>The New</i> …

Apps

With 1 Sentence, the Founder of Priceline Just Explained the Key Difference Between Great Leaders and Mere Managers

It's about seeing the people for their human strengths--and for the choices they make every day.<p>Truly great leaders don't just attract followers. Instead, they maximize their impact by inspiring others to become leaders too.<p>Sadly, many people in leadership positions don't understand this. They feel …

Leadership

How To Become the Kind of Boss Employees Will Love

Great leaders are constantly growing. Here are some tools for taking your leadership to the next level.<p>For the most part, great leaders evolve. They aren't made in a single moment, and rarely, if ever, is a person born with the knowledge and skill to be a transformative leader. In fact, there's …

University of Illinois

3 Reasons Brand Consistency is so Important

I find the nuances of marketing fascinating. When I watch TV ads I'm always considering why the ad agency chose to use that specific model, that …

4 Ways to Build Business Relationships With Knowledge-Sharing

Creating a network of smart, ambitious people to share knowledge with is one of the best things you can do for your business.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The fastest way to improve any overall ecosystem is to share knowledge.<p>This is why Mastercard, for …

Business Strategy

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions

According to Gallup research, these questions may be the key to stopping your best people from leaving.<p>For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts …

Employee Engagement

4 Ways to Be a More Authentic Leader--and Why It Matters

Your authenticity plays a significant role in employee job satisfaction.<p>As a leader, you probably look to other leaders for tips on how to think and behave in order to be effective and successful in your role. Some leadership skills may come naturally to you while others may be outside of your …

Employment

10 Must-See TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Some of the most valuable online resources in recent years have been TED talks.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The internet’s accessibility makes it a great resource for learning. In the past, those in search of knowledge had to wade through long blocks of …

Entrepreneurship

Strengthen Your Team by Getting on Your Employees' Level

Work isn't a vacation or a playground. So, de-emphasize the perks. Perks can attract employees, but they won't keep them around.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Contrary to what some employers think, it doesn't always take office perks such as Google's nap pods …

The Workplace

The Best Customer Service I Have Ever Seen

This company found an error they made 8 years ago and sent me a check. Would you do the same?<p>Like everyone else nowadays, I've come to expect lousy customer service. If I go into a big box store, I expect that none of workers will know where anything is kept.<p>If I call for customer service at a …

Customer Service

How Podcasting Can Help Grow Your Business

Podcasting is the new blogging -- everybody's doing it. And if you do it well, you'll see massive benefits for you and your business.<p>Podcasting is the new blogging -- everybody's doing it. And if you do it well, you'll see massive benefits for you and your business.<p>I've been producing podcasts …

Marketing

6 Bad Habits You Must Break to Succeed

You can't outwork unhealthy patterns. The best way to ditch a bad habit is to embrace a good one in its place.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of the young entrepreneurs I meet through my work as a writer, investor and entrepreneur aren't reaching their …

Time Management

28 Daily Habits for Success These Executives Swear By

The highest achieving people have figured out that doing the right things day in and out is a recipe for success.<p>Ever wonder what sets highly successful people apart? I've polled countless executives about the things they're doing every day which give them an edge, and certain themes have surfaced …

Immune System

10 things the most organized people do before noon

Better make the most of your morning hours - you're never going to get them back. And truly productive people know that how you spend your morning sets the tone for your whole day. Give yourself a mid-day deadline to sort out work and home, and it will help you live a happy, stress-free lifestyle …

20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business

I confess that when I watched my first business video on YouTube, I winced. It was bad. The lighting was terrible, the editing was frightful and the host sounded like yet another corporate drone that has come to define the modern executive.<p>But then, I started to discover a few gems, then a few …

Entrepreneurship

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.<p>For a long time, I resisted to-do lists. I wanted the flexibility. I felt that if I kept a list, it would tie me down to a particular set of tasks. Gradually, though, I came …

Productivity

Meeting Hacks From Google, Virgin And Facebook

Would your organization like to hold meetings that are more efficient, more productive, and even more enjoyable?<p>I’ve interviewed hundreds of billionaires, famous entrepreneurs, and leaders of the most successful companies in the world. In analyzing the meeting culture in these organizations, a few …

10 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Know and Live By

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do entrepreneurs need more than anything else? Brain fuel. The creative brain is one that is constantly fed.<p>So why not learn from giants of entrepreneurial thinking. Consider re-writing one of these 10 powerful quotes and …

Motivation

A Strong Team Starts at Onboarding

An Interview with Andrew Quinn of HubSpot Having a high performing team means: Hiring the right people Creating a structure and culture for them to …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

Changing How You Ask This Question Will Transform the Way You Network

Why asking "What do you do?" is a huge missed opportunity, and what to ask instead.<p>It's a question you hear at the start of a meeting, while lingering in a waiting room, in line while waiting for coffee, and hundreds of times at conferences and networking events.<p>The dreaded <b>"What do you do?"</b><p>It has …

Entrepreneurship

These 5 TED Talks Will Inspire You to Be a Better Leader

Need some inspiration to up your leadership game? These thought-provoking TED Talks should do the trick.<p>Leadership. It's a simple concept -- but, not such an easy skill to master. In fact, being an effective and inspiring leader requires some serious thought, consideration, and (believe it or not) …

Leadership

5 Email Newsletters That Will Teach You More Than a Harvard MBA

These newsletters are packed with content you need day in and day out.<p>When you imagine high-powered CEOs starting their morning, you probably picture them kicking back with a copy of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> or <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> to get a handle on the day's news.<p>But you'd be wrong.<p>Quartz recently …

Marketing