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100 Answers to the Question: What Is Leadership?

There are as many definitions of leadership as there are leaders. Here are 100 of the best ways to define leadership.<p>If you Google the word leadership you can get about 479,000,000 results, each definition as unique as an individual leader.<p>It's a difficult concept to define, perhaps because it …

Motivation

The 6 Toughest Employee Personalities and How to Manage Them

You can't just fire them. Here's what to do instead.<p>Being the boss is never easy, but some employees make it particularly difficult. How do you cope with those who do their jobs well but are equally skilled at annoying both you and their colleagues? Tim Eisenhauer, co-founder of Axero Solutions, …

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Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership

10 Top Things to Do to Make You Successful

Success is something all of us aspire to. It does not come easy, unfortunately, and it will not just occur overnight. It'll take hard work, perseverance, and time. To become successful, one has to mirror the typical practices of individuals who already are successful and follow their …

Motivation

Most People Don’t Want to Be Managers

Most American workers aren’t interested in becoming managers. At least, that’s what a new CareerBuilder survey seems to suggest.<p>Of the thousands surveyed, only about one-third of workers (34%) said they aspire to leadership positions – and just 7% strive for C-level management (the rest said they …

How to Duck Out of Work Early

A man who gets things done is entitled to the occasional long afternoon—for a jump on the weekend, say, or a day game at Fenway. First rule: Leave nobody in the lurch. If you have deadlines, meet them beforehand. "Schedule an afternoon meeting offsite," says John Parkin, author of the <i>F**k lt …

4 Marine Corps Leadership Lessons | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Clement.</i><p>I did two deployments to Afghanistan as a US Marine Corps logistics officer, and led hundreds …

Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated

Publication Date: <b>April 01, 2014</b><p>New tools for managing complexity. Does your organization manage complexity by making things more complicated? If so, you are not alone. According to The Boston Consulting Group's fascinating Complexity Index, business complexity has increased sixfold during the past …

Management

If You Want More Productive Employees, Learn How To Get Out Of Their Way

Smart, successful managers hire well-qualified, skilled employees to get things done. If you’ve hired right, they should even be more highly qualified than you in the job you’ve hired them to do.<p>After all, your success depends on their success.<p>So instead of getting in their way, help them get the …

10 Tips For First-Time Supervisors

At one of my training sessions recently, we had a discussion about being a first-time supervisor. While the group had a tremendous amount of …