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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

• <b>Author:</b> John C. Maxwell<p>If you’ve never read <i>The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership</i>, you’ve been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you’ll love this new expanded and updated one.<p>Internationally recognized leadership expert, …

Leaders: Increase Employee Engagement By 300% With This Daily Practice

We all know that traditional performance management systems and practices have outlived their use.<p>We also know that the #1 stressor for American workers per Andrew Faas’s work with Yale is the old-fashioned, and often intimidating, annual performance review.<p>So what’s the answer?<p><b>Feedback That</b> …

Employee Engagement

The One Thing That Matters Most to Your Personal Brand

You won't have to sell yourself, because people will be begging to work with you.<p><i>What is the easiest way to build a personal brand? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tom Peters, author</b> …

Marketing

How to Train New Managers on Microfeedback

geralt / Pixabay<p>You’ve watched this employee for a while now. She consistently hits her goals, asks for more responsibility and shows you she can be …

Management

Business Model Generation

• <b>Author:</b> Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur<p><i>Business Model Generation</i> is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a …

You are a leader, nobody needs to tell you that

You lead something anything somewhere anywhere at every point of life after all.<p>Change, we know and have read an <i>‘n’</i> number of times, is the only …

Leadership

Leadership: How to Succeed as a New Manager

You've spent your career learning about IT -- network troubleshooting, programming languages, and data management. But now they want you to manage a …

Business Technology

Want to Be a Great Mentor? Make These 4 Powerful Commitments

60 percent of millennials are hoping for a mentor. Make the most of the opportunity for you and them.<p>Mentoring another person requires work, especially when you elevate the practice of mentoring to what I call the Greater Than Yourself (GTY) approach. According to a Deloitte survey 60 percent of …

Mentoring

The Performance-Management Secret Only 1 in 5 Companies Knows

A survey of over 25,800 companies showed that fully 20 percent had dumped dreaded annual performance ratings.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years, performance ratings have plagued organizations. Managers and employees alike have dreaded the yearly meeting when …

Employee Engagement

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results | Inc.com

20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's giving you a glimpse inside its …

Leadership

World's Greatest Leaders Are Masters of This 1 Skill

True leadership is not about having all the answers<p>Over the years I've held many leadership roles. I've been a small business owner, a founder and a CEO. And in each of these roles I believed it was my job to have all the answers.<p>I believed investors demanded a complete understanding of the market …

Leadership

The Danger of Hiring for 'Culture Fit'

Contrary to conventional wisdom, opposites don't attract--and this is bad for innovation.<p>I remember speaking with a recruiter who once turned down a candidate I had recommended. I asked why and was told, "He didn't fit the mold."<p>In other words, unless you fit our cookie cutter requirements, you …

Participation

The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>March 13, 2018</b><p>Join the global movement that's making corporations more people-centric to achieve great results. The world is facing a global leadership crisis. Seventy-seven percent of leaders think they do a good job of engaging their people, yet 88 percent of employees …

Leadership

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

8 Traits of Toxic Leadership to Avoid

One of the biggest yet perhaps underrated factors in emotional health and well-being is our workplace environment. Given America’s cultural emphasis …

Leadership

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

We Are Creatures of Relationships, So What Creates Great Ones?

The best relationships are built on vulnerability and an openness to show our weaknesses<p>A Harvard study found that 85% of professional success comes from people skills, and it should come as no surprise that it's impossible to have true success in all facets of life without building and sustaining …

Selfies

10 traits that will make you a successful leader, according to Google's internal research

Twenty years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's giving you a glimpse inside its …

Leadership

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

Mentoring

What Is the Difference Between a Good Leader and a Bad One?

Three secrets to effective workplace leadership anyone can use.<p>All members of organizations face decisions about how to allocate time and energy. …

Leadership

What Mentors Wish Their Mentees Knew

The mentor-mentee relationship is a tango between a more senior person and a junior one. Just as in dance, coordination and orchestration between parties is necessary for grace and success. And while we and others have written about what makes the ideal mentor, comparatively less attention has been …

Work-life Balance

'Management Is 10% Work And 90% People'

Or is it? That’s an interesting way to put it.<p>The headline above was on my mind because of a note from a former colleague I received yesterday on LinkedIn. I’d recently written an article examining the role of empathy in management – How Important Is Empathy To Successful Management? – and he sent …

Project Management

The best wireless mouse

Wires are so last century. Wireless mice have become the standard for computer interaction. They just make sense: If you’re going to have an input …

Logitech

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

Employment

Better Brainstorming

About 20 years ago I was leading a brainstorming session in one of my MBA classes, and it was like wading through oatmeal. We were talking about something that many organizations struggle with: how to build a culture of equality in a male-dominated environment. Though it was an issue the students …

Hung Up

The New Rules of Talent Management

Working in small, cross-functional units, squads can resolve issues quickly.<p>Agile isn’t just for tech anymore. It’s been working its way into other areas and functions, from product development to manufacturing to marketing—and now it’s transforming how organizations hire, develop, and manage their …

Project Management

The Energy Bus

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Gordon & Ken Blanchard<p><i>The Energy Bus</i>, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at …

How to Have a Good Debate in a Meeting

The modern workplace is awash in meetings, many of which are terrible. As a result, people mostly hate going to meetings. The problem is this: The …

Learn Microsoft Excel the cheap, fast and easy way [Deals]

It’s hard to find a professional setting where Excel doesn’t play a role. So being skills in Microsoft’s flagship spreadsheet app aren’t just useful, they’re super marketable.<p>The Ultimate All-Level Excel Bootcamp offers a great opportunity to master this critical app. Broken into four courses, it …

Yes, Your Leadership Brand Really Does Matter

Whether intentional or unintentional, all leaders have a leadership brand. The right brand can have a huge upside for your success as a leader. Likewise, the wrong brand, significant consequences. After all, what is a brand? In a nutshell, it’s the art of aligning what you want people to think with …

Leadership