Steve Rivera

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6 Actions Even the Least Confrontational Managers Must Take to Hold Employees Accountable

Few people enjoy confrontation, and nobody likes the few who do, but it's your job to speak up for the good of the company.<p>4 min read<p>I have worked with leaders, managers and supervisors across the country. One of most common liabilities they share is an inability to hold their direct reports …

Seven Leadership Skills Every Entrepreneur Must Learn

Entrepreneurs require all sorts of skills to get their businesses off the ground – tenacity, imagination, drive and a strong work ethic, to name but a few. But as their businesses expand, the skillset required begins to shift; in particular, entrepreneurs need to become great leaders, capable of …

3 Takeaways from New Research on Americans and the Bible

Every year, Barna and the American Bible Society release new research on behaviors and beliefs about the Bible among U.S. adults. Click here for a …

3 Signs That You're a Micromanager and What You Can Do to About It

If you have any of these three tendencies, you're likely micromanaging your people. If you want them (and you) to grow, here's what to do.<p>As an executive and leadership coach, micromanaging is one of the most common challenges I see. It's a common problem for many leaders, new and old alike. Left …

Leadership

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos's annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years, Amazon's revenue has soared from $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Jeff Bezos

5 Daily Habits You Must Shake Off To Be a Better Leader

A habit is something you do so often it becomes the very essence of your being and they are super important when it comes to leadership.<p>Conventional wisdom about leadership holds that great leaders are born and not made. It turns out that isn't true. Some research done by Leadership Quarterly …

These 3 Rare Leadership Habits Have Been Found in the World's Best Bosses

This is the undisputed secret weapon of all great leaders.<p>Yesterday, I wrote about how great leaders walk the higher road of integrity when making <i>any</i> and <i>all</i> decisions because they have character -- a non-negotiable requirement for anyone wearing the badge of "leadership."<p>Seems logical to operate …

Leadership

Visible and Vulnerable: Church Leaders and the Fight Against Perfect

<b>I’ve never met a church leader who didn’t struggle with vulnerability.</b>Being highly visible in an institution that cares deeply about morality would …

Stress Is Making You Micromanage, Which Is Making Everything Worse

Ask yourself these four questions to break the vicious cycle.<p>Are you a micromanager? You will probably say no. Maybe you self-deprecatingly call yourself a “control freak.” Or just “hands-on.” You just “care too much.”<p>And it’s true: You do feel a certain need for a sense of control over your work. …

Indiana University

10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others • Helping Leaders Grow

1. Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action<p>Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden …

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

Five Things Clear Core Values Can Really Do For You

Maybe you’ve gone through a series of meetings to come up with a good mission or vision statement. Maybe you’ve hired a consultant to help you …

The 4 Types of Productivity Styles

Within weeks of starting my first job out of college, I was sent to the in-house time management training program. I dutifully attended the class and …

7 Ways to Empower Future Leaders

There is an abundance of top talent, but it might be hard to nurture and develop it. This leader knows how to help it flourish.<p>Talented people are usually easy to spot. Gifts like intelligence, curiosity and ambition tend to stand out in a crowd of ordinary (or uninvested) workers. But how do you …

Leadership

3 Best TED Talks of 2016 Reveal the Secrets to Create and Deliver World-Class Presentations

An expert on all facets of business presentations selects her top TED Talks of the year (so far.)<p>In some ways, we're all presenters. Even if we never give a TED Talk, at times we all need to convince, to inspire, to motivate, to inform, or entertain. That means we can all use some help in improving …

TED Talks

Leadership Guest Post: Who’s Holding Your Ladder?

Today I’ve asked leadership expert Sam Chand to give us one of the most important principles he’s ever learned about leadership. Sam’s one of the …

Rohn: 7 Personality Traits of a Great Leader

If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself. Leadership is the ability to attract …

When is a Young Leader Ready for More Responsibility?

I love coaching young leaders and one thing is true for sure, they are eager to rise in their level of responsibility. That’s a good thing. Most …

5 Inspiring Lessons In Leadership From Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek inspires others to contribute to something greater than themselves. Here's 5 inspiring lessons in leadership to help you succeed.

7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Earn Trust as a Leader

Trust is an asset you can't be effective without. But what does it really take to build trust...and sustain it?<p>You want to be a leader who thrives. You can't thrive if people don't trust you.<p>While I'm in the trust business - and have been for 25 years - I'm not alone in placing a premium on trust. …

Leadership

The 1 TED Talk That Holds the Key to Public Speaking Genius

Be the presenter who can connect and persuade.<p>As an executive speaker coach, I'm often asked: How can I be charismatic? How do I connect and engage an audience like other elite presenters? Or, I want to have the impact of a TED Talk presenter. Can you show me how?<p>A TED Talk I often share with my …

Public Speaking

4 Traits of Exceptional Leaders That Appeal to Every Generation

Yes, Boomers and Gen Xers love these as much as Millennials.<p>Somebody asked me the difference between management and leadership. In a rush to a meeting, I said, "You <i>manage</i> the work, and you <i>l</i><i>ead</i> your followers."<p>Sure, in the context of the day-to-day corporate grind, you cannot have one without the …

Leadership

21 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Worry About

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants to know the secret to success, which is why we all look up to role models such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But one of the biggest lessons you can learn from them? It’s simply to worry only about …

Entrepreneurship

How to Use the Offering to Build a Culture of Generosity, Part 1

By Chris Willard with Warren Bird <i>Growing your people in generosity and giving is important to you. It’s important to us, too. That’s why Leadership</i> …

How to Use the Offering to Build a Culture of Generosity, Part 2

By Chris Willard with Warren Bird <i>Growing your people in generosity and giving is important to you. It’s important to us, too. That’s why Leadership</i> …

5 Tips For Confrontation Fluency

Would you like a powerful and lasting way to create fierce loyalty in any group setting? Do you want a master key to the hearts and minds of your next audience?<p>In his book, <i>Conversation Tactics: Strategies to Confront, Challenge, and Resolve</i>, Patrick King teaches how to prepare for difficult …

How Imitation Can Kill The Innovation Inside You (In 3 Distinct Ways)

If you’re like me, you like to track with people who are ahead of you in age and stage, and probably ahead of you in their level of ‘success’.<p>Chance …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

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, …