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The 6 Things You Need To Make Leadership Development Effective

The modern workplace is vastly different from what it once was. Today, organizations of all sizes and industries face increasingly globalized …

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well

When anger rises to the surface, they don't react--they respond.<p>Anger is one powerful human emotion. It is also a very <i>normal</i> human emotion that needs to be expressed in a healthy way. But there's a place and time for appropriate anger, and we all have to learn how to manage it before it …

Self-help

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

How to get promoted to a leadership role: 4 key skill sets to master

Looking to move from leading yourself to leading a team or organization? Here are the skills you need to move up the career ladder.<p>Most professionals …

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

5 Leadership Rules From the Past That Don't Work Now (If You're Doing Any Of These, Stop)

Don't fall prey to these untruths<p>I think it's pretty fair to say that most of us want to be considered a successful leader. However, what worked in the past won't work now. Rapid change requires agile leaders who think differently and can adapt to the changing times. Leadership is also personal - …

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

Debate has long surrounded the topic of whether managers differ from leaders and vice versa, and if so, how. Some companies try to train employees to …

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Bren Brown and the rest are featured on this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself | Inc.com

There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can lead you away <b>from your gaps,</b> your failures, your sabotaging self, and …

Leadership

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It | Inc.com

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

Leadership

The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Hiring is by far the biggest concern we hear from founders. Finding the right people to work at your company is high-stakes. Poor performers can take …

3 Ways Positive Affirmations Boost Your Work Life | Inc.com

Whether you're a seasoned CEO or a newly-hired employee, there is always room to improve your productivity and to challenge yourself to achieve greater things. In the business world, solutions for self-improvement are often quantifiable and action-based, like numbers of cold-outreach calls made or …

Self-help

Be a Leader, Not a Boss—and 9 Other Secrets to Being a Great Manager

The skills that got you your new gig may not be enough to help you keep it. If you've just been promoted and don't have a clue about what to do next, …

Constant Reminder: Be Humble

We learn more when our inquiry looks out the window than in the mirror<p>The quote graphic above is from Jeff Goins’ great post in which he also …

Most of the Leadership Advice Out There Doesn't Apply to You. Here's Why | Inc.com

Experts say a lot of things about a lot of different topics. For instance, they say the average new car can depreciate 28 percent during the first year of ownership. By the second year, it's down to 48 percent. Other experts say heart disease is the number one cause of death in America, that more …

Employment

To Be a Strong Leader, You Must Give Your Employees This Gift (Most Rarely Do) | Inc.com

One of the features of inspiring leadership that truly differentiates good bosses from average ones is their knack for building community.<p>When these bosses set the stage for a healthy community to take place, there's a definite upside: high performing teams.<p>On these teams, it's the level of genuine …

Leadership

13 Essential Questions To Ask Before Taking A Job Offer

Getting a new job offer in a promising company with good benefits and other perks may sound like a dream come true. But before accepting the job, you need to make sure you’ve found the right fit for you in terms of organizational culture, performance indicators, strategic goals and opportunities …

Leadership

Do These 7 Things If You Want to Become a Leader

How do you get noticed as an up-and-coming leader, one who is a key member of the team? How do you set yourself apart so that you will be identified …

The CEO of Casper shares the biggest lesson he's learned from growing his mattress company to $750 million in 5 years

"And so from that point on — at first it was very exciting, we were getting our first orders — and it was a little terrifying," Krim said.<p>But the fear over the constant feeling of do-or-die forced Krim, now 33, to mature as a leader, and one of his most valuable lessons was about transparency, he …

Best-Kept Secrets of Exceptional Leaders - #5 is the Key | Inc.com

<i>By Craig Hickman (@HickmanCraig), Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development</i><p>Accountability gives impetus to greater results. Getting accountability right can transform a culture of sarcasm and finger-pointing to a culture of empowerment where employees are eager to take ownership …

Team Building

How to be an overachiever—without making everyone secretly hate you

As the old saying goes, it’s lonely at the top.<p>A string of recent studies show that high-performing employees are vulnerable to attacks from coworkers. In settings ranging from Taiwanese hair salons to American business schools, average performers treated their more successful peers as adversaries, …

Human Resources

Nine Positive Ways To Give Productive Employee Feedback

As an entrepreneur, it is your responsibility to provide feedback to your employees, whether it’s positive or negative, so as to help them improve their performance on the job. However, giving feedback is a delicate process. If done right, it can provide great value and pave the way to enhanced …

Employment

The 1 Skill You Can Learn to Significantly Improve Your Leadership Ability | Inc.com

Compassion.<p>It's one of the best communication skills you can master. It's a fundamental component of high emotional intelligence. And it's a key part of the very best leadership examples, illustrated most recently by this email, regarding mental health days, that went viral.<p>Compassion energizes …

Mindfulness

The Pressures of Leadership and How to Beat Them

I’ve worked with several leaders in organisations, and the ones I’ve admired the most are those who could handle any situation with calm, who could …

A senior GE exec says successful leadership depends on how you spend 10% of your time

Ask Beth Comstock, vice chair of General Electric, and she'll tell you that's a terrible idea.<p>In an interview with LinkedIn's editor in chief Daniel Roth, Comstock gave some leadership advice that applies both to people relatively new in their careers and to those who have been in the workforce for …

The 1 Communication Mistake Most Leaders Make. Here's What to Do Differently to Engage Employees. | Inc.com

Pop quiz: As a leader in your organization, what's your primary employee communication role?<p>If you answered, "to share information," then you're making the same mistake most leaders make--based on an old assumption about internal communication.<p>It's true that, in the old days, leaders had the …

Employment

Bill Clinton and George W. Bush say successful leaders have these 4 qualities

After all their years in office, former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have some words of advice for the leaders of tomorrow.<p>To …

Government