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10 Things Confident People Don't Do

When people believe in themselves and their abilities without bravado, there are certain things they simply don't do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an …

Self-improvement

Leadership vs. Management: Two different governance systems?

<b>LEADERSHIP VS MANAGEMENT</b><p><b>The Specific Art of Leadership</b><p>Vision, change, disruption: the calling card of a great leader is their ability to exert …

How to Stay Inspired When You’re Stressed

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

4 Books That Changed Business Leaders’ Lives

Why a fairy tale inspired a highly successful approach to leadership.<p>The average American read 12 books in 2015, according to findings from the Pew Research Center.<p>Reading for pleasure, according to Dr. Josie Billington, deputy director of the Centre for Research into Reading at the University of …

Pew Research Center

Today in Apple history: Apple lays out its core company values

<b>September 23, 1981:</b> Years before Steve Jobs told us to “think different” and Tim Cook argued Apple should be a “force for good” in the world, Cupertino lays out what it calls its “Apple Values.”<p>Despite being written 35 years ago, the values Apple viewed as being crucial to its brand remain relevant …

Stanford University

Top 10 RFID Brand Activations for Sporting Events

Top 10 RFID Brand Activations for Sporting Events<p>As the world becomes increasingly digital and brand partnerships are the mainstay of live events, organisers are tasked with finding innovative ways to connect brands with their audiences. Brand partners are now looking to amplify interactive sponsorships with measureable results, as traditional activations such as product sampling, logo and ad placements fail to provide the ROI in justifying the high price tag.<p>The Solution: RFID Brand …

6 Habits Of Trustworthy Leaders

The people in your office may not trust you as much as you think they do. Here’s how to win them over.<p>Do the people in your office trust you? Maybe not as much as you think they do.<p>Consulting firm EY released its <i>Global Generations 3.0</i> research which found that less than half of full-time workers …

Leadership

Discovering Your Authentic Leadership

During the past 50 years, leadership scholars have conducted more than 1,000 studies in an attempt to determine the definitive styles, characteristics, or personality traits of great leaders. None of these studies has produced a clear profile of the ideal leader. Thank goodness. If scholars had …

Do You Know What Your Company’s Data Is Worth?

Accurately measuring enterprise value (EV) has never been more important or challenging. Even more so because firms are confronted by growing volumes of data, and the stakes implied in misinterpreting the value of that data have risen to new heights.<p>Data is no longer the domain of tech companies or …

Cybersecurity

Reinventing Performance Management

Performance management is broken. See how Deloitte overhauled its system in this 7-minute video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

Management

Should You Chat Informally Before an Interview?

Job interviews typically begin with a set of seemingly innocuous questions unrelated to the job: <i>How is your day going? Got any plans for the weekend? How was traffic on your way in?</i><p>It is commonly assumed that job candidates and interviewers both prefer to start with these types of questions rather …

Management

What If You Could Learn Design from Apple?

Over 4,000 companies have corporate universities. Some of the most famous are run by GE, Disney, and McDonalds. Their purpose is to instill the company’s vision and values and cultivate critical skills and competencies. The best ones are permeable membranes that transfer knowledge from the outside …

Home Depot

How Senior Executives Find Time to Be Creative

The number-one attribute CEOs look for in their incoming workforce (according to an IBM survey of more than 1,500 CEOs across 33 industries and 60 countries) is not discipline, integrity, intelligence, or emotional intelligence. It’s creativity.<p>After all, every company wants to be at the forefront …

Creativity

A CEO’s Personality Can Undermine Succession Planning

Once upon a time, there was an enlightened organizational leader who spoke candidly about his upcoming retirement. “I am afraid about the next phase of my life” he would say, continuing “I’m not sure what my life is or will be without my job, without my career. How will I spend my time? How will I …

Leadership

How WD-40 Created a Learning-Obsessed Company Culture

I’ve spent years thinking and writing about one of the great mysteries of leadership and change: Why is it that the people and organizations with the most experience, knowledge, and resources in a particular field are often the last ones to see and seize opportunities for something dramatically new?<p>…

Corporate Culture

10 Golden Rules for The Godfather's Success

Years ago a friend of mine referred to me as The Godfather. He bestowed this title upon me because of my connections to 'movers and shakers' inside and outside of our industry, as well as my reputation for doing what I say and getting things done. It also didn't hurt that I was 5 years older - and …

Leadership

That Steve Jobs Research Quote Should RIP

A little over four years since the passing of Steve Jobs, we continue to follow the ups & downs of Apple and channel the words that this amazing …

Steve Jobs

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Bill Gates

WATCH: Tricks That Will Save Your iPhone Charger

Say goodbye to broken cables for good.<p>As anyone who owns a cell phone (read: everyone) knows, the only thing worse than seeing the "10% of battery …

The digital Gilded Age: DC faces Silicon Valley's riches – and ever-growing power

Through charities, lobbying groups, and head-to-head fights with the FBI, tech titans like Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook wield influence comparable to that of Andrew Carnegie and John Rockefeller<p>The late 19th century was a period known as “the Gilded Age” in America. As the railroads, mining …

Silicon Valley

The 22-year-old whiz kid who runs Apple's Twitter account shares his social media tips

One of the main people behind it is 22-year-old Tai Tran. Apple offered him a full-time job running social media before he even graduated. He's been named to Forbes' 30 under 30 list for marketing, and when he accepted a job at Apple, it was covered by Apple blogs.<p>Tran is sharing his social media …

UC Berkeley

The 8 HR Analytics Every Manager Should Know About

It goes without saying that people are vital to the success of any company. There’s no doubt that any business which can attract the right competencies, manage talent effectively, utilize capacity efficiently, and retain employees is setting itself up for long-term success.<p>HR departments are …

Data Warehousing

Cameron Conaway, Writer: Empathy Is The Most Overlooked Leadership Skill In The Workplace

<i>How I’m Informed is a look into the reading and learning habits of people from all walks of life.</i><p><b>Cameron Conaway</b> is a critically acclaimed poet and writer. He’s also leads content marketing at Flow, a task management app for organizations. Conaway’s work has appeared in <i>Newsweek</i>, <i>Harvard Business</i> …

The Workplace

If Your Business Doesn't Have Competition, You Have A Problem

Deep down, every entrepreneur fears competition. After all, building a business is a deeply personal endeavour, and the very thought of having someone else try to play in your sandbox can elicit feelings of anxiety and defensiveness. The absence of competition in any given market segment is often …

Entrepreneurship

Ask Your Clients These Questions To Drive Dramatic Business Growth

I often get asked about different techniques that business can use to close more business. However, the greatest impact you can have happens at the very beginning of the sales process, not at the end. You have to know how to attract your ideal clients to your business. If you want to create …

Business Strategy

5 Fast Ways To Get Traffic For A New Website

When it comes to the long-term traffic potential of marketing strategies, content marketing and SEO will usually offer you the biggest return on your investment. They naturally lend themselves to compounding returns over time, and have virtually no risk—as long as you execute them correctly. …

Marketing

11 Most Famous Career Changes

Change is inevitable. Change is life. And change can be good.<p>Sometimes, to realize your full potential, you have to follow your heart and embrace radically new directions. That’s what everyone on our list of famous career changes has done. Whether their segues made sense or came out of left field, …

Bill Gates

Why Your Team Is Not The Same As Teamwork

Let’s spell out what teams are and what they are not. A team is not the same as team<i>work</i>. The former is illustrative of a working group where people show up and use the “team” moniker as a feel-good backdrop. “Oh, I’m part of XYZ team.” The team <i>name</i> is a source of social identity but not …

Team Building

Emotional Intelligence Will Turbocharge Your Career And Just Might Save Your Life

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself …

Immune System

Chief Innovation Officer, Issue 8

<b>Published Date:</b> 2016-02-18 15:11:41 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation, Innovation Culture, Innovation Lab, Open Innovation, Product …

C-suite Leadership