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10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

How the British Royal Family Became a Global Brand

It’s hard to imagine the monarchs of Saudi Arabia and Thailand selling souvenir tchotchkes in quite the same way.<p>Regardless of how people felt about the British royal family, they would have been hard-pressed to avoid the image of Queen Elizabeth II in London—and in much of the world—during the …

How to Get People to Treat You Right: The Science Behind Trust

<b>Know it or not, you often decide whether or not to trust someone based on crazy reasons.</b> How attractive someone is, whether they’re the same gender …

How You Can Stay Calm in Difficult Situations

When you’re not calm, you’re reacting. More specifically, you’re reacting to something that touches on fear or insecurity (worried about something …

11 Tips for Running Meetings That Aren't Totally Terrible

<i>This story was originally published on StartupCollective.</i><p><b>Question:</b> What’s one best practice for running a successful Meetup-style group for …

Duchess of Cambridge is 'loving every minute' of motherhood

The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed that Prince George is getting “huge” and that she is enjoying every minute of motherhood.<p>The 31-year-old, who was making her first public appearance since giving birth just five and a half weeks ago, told well-wishers on Anglesey that she could not believe how …

Ten new things to do on holiday in the Lake District

Drive yourself wild<p>You might think the Lakes are about peace and quiet, but a new 4x4 adventure company, Kankku, has other ideas, offering off-roading trips on tricky terrain in the backwaters of the Lakes, as half- and full-day sessions. You take the wheel armed with a rally-style list of …

11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World’s Most Productive People

Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Nilofer Merchant, Clay Shirky, Valentina Rice, Guy Kawasaki, and others know about getting things done, being productive, and keeping a crowd engaged. So when they talk, we should listen. Until the meeting is happily adjourned.<p>Meetings are a boring, but necessary …

How accurately does Blackadder reflect history?

<b>As fans of Blackadder celebrate the 30th anniversary of the comedy's first broadcast, its stars Tony Robinson and Rowan Atkinson are recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Its fast-and-loose attitude to real events and characters is part of the appeal, but how close is any of it to real</b> …

Mockups

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

6 Ways Effective Listening Can Make You A Better Leader

When employees say they want their voices to be heard, they are really saying they want leaders who will not just hear them, but really listen to them. As employees seek more attention, feedback and support, leaders must become more mindful of individual needs in order to more effectively inspire …

How To Resolve Conflict Like A Pro

Conflict is inevitable whether you are running your own business or working for someone else. However, how you handle the conflict could be the difference between running a successful organization or getting run down by bad blood. I recently had the opportunity to ask an expert a few questions and …

If You Do These 3 Things, You’re Probably A Hateable Boss

To avoid being a gigantic jerk, you need to understand what gigantic jerks do. Luckily, leadership experts Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins have done research on this.<p>“If you realize you’re going to sound like an asshole at least three times a week, you’re apt to catch yourself at it now and …

6 Reasons Leaders Make Bad Decisions - Boiled Down to 1.5

I just read a really useful and accurate post by Glenn Llopis, a wonderful fellow contributor here on Forbes, focusing on why leaders make bad decisions. He offers six reasons, all of which I’ve seen in leaders with whom I’ve worked over the years. As I read, though, I realized that all six of …

5 Easily-Copied Traits of an Excellent Leader | Inc.com

I recently met and had breakfast with Harold MacDowell, the CEO of TDIndustries, a mechanical construction and facilities service company in Dallas. I reached out to him because I had been hearing a lot about TD's company culture.<p>I like MacDowell, and was excited to learn that many of the things …

S&P 500 Index

The Three Paradoxes Of Generation Y

Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a considerable amount of attention focused on Generation Y from both the media and business world. The May 20 issue of Time Magazine led with a cover story labelling them the ‘Me, Me, Me’ generation: narcissistic, fame-obsessed, and self interested; Meanwhile …

3 Things You Don't Really Need to Be a Great Leader | Inc.com

We all do what we do because of deep-seated needs. Most founder-owners, for example, start businesses because of a <i>need</i> for freedom and autonomy. Most leaders arrive in leadership positions driven by a <i>need</i> to make a difference.<p>Some needs sour, however, taking the edge off otherwise great leaders and …

Mentoring

10 Easy Ways to Know You're Not a Leader

Last week I shared some advice for young leaders in my article on “10 Simple Practices to Help You Experience Your Future Dreams.” As I was writing, …

Hiring & Recruiting: 10 Tips to Help You Hire Right | Inc.com

Hiring is the Achilles heel of all small companies, including mine. Good candidates are hard to find, and the recruiting process always seems to take more time than I plan for.<p>That said, over the last eight years, I've learned some tricks to reduce both the cost and time it takes to continue …

Employment

Five Ways To Build An Effective Team

It is not easy to be the CEO of an up-and-coming startup, especially when you are frequently out of your office talking to investors and the actual time you spend in contact with your team is limited. It gets even more complicated when you manage multiple teams working in different cities.<p>Is it …

Why Employees Stay (and Why They Go) | Inc.com

As business owners, do we reward loyal employees to stay the course, or is jumping ship the way to get ahead? And if it's the latter, is this a business model for success or failure?<p>As the CEO of my online marketing company, VerticalResponse, I've spent the last 12 years leading and growing our …

Employee Engagement

Behind The United State Of Pop: An Amazing Mashup Of The 25 Biggest Songs of 2012

DJ Earworm talks about how he creates his annual “United State of Pop” mashup of the 25 biggest songs of the year, and why 2012 ruled.<p>Every December since 2007, anyone wondering what the preceding 12 months of music sounded like needed look in only one place: DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop” …

How to Give (and Receive) Positive Criticism | Inc.com

There is nothing pleasant about criticism. Even the best intentioned critique still stings. People like to be right, correct, and accomplished, and when they're not, it hurts to hear the truth, no matter how nice your critic tries to be. Still, those who strive to improve, value direct feedback no …

Self-help

How the Coronation kick-started the love of television

<b>Television in the early 50s was basic and still waiting to take off. How did the coronation turn it into the mass medium that shaped our lives?</b><p>It was the first event to rattle radio's cage.<p>The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953 is said to have been watched by more people on television …

Queen Elizabeth II

Chipping away at the history of fish and chips

Although often associated with the seaside, the first chippie opened its doors in London, where the working class propelled the iconic dish into popular culinary culture.<p>Walk London’s cobblestoned streets, cross centuries-old bridges and amble through celebrated covered markets – before the morning …

England

Is royal succession gender equality a good thing for feminism?

Even the staunchest republicans among us – those who, like me, fled the country for a weekend to escape the patriotic parade of red, white and blue – …

Diamond jubilee: 60 years of the Queen's style - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2012/jun/01/queen-jubilee-60-years-fashion<p>720<p>Guardian fashion looks at 60 years of a very fashion forward …

British monarchy v American dynasty

Is Americans' fascination with the British monarchy due to it being something completely foreign or, in fact, something tantalizingly close at …

All hail Her Majesty, the last silent celebrity in the land

Wherever you stand on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, although actually standing on her is obviously treasonous, she is the last silent celebrity. In …