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15 Mistakes Successful Leaders Know to Avoid

Leaders who affirm their team's strengths and potential are rewarded with high performance and overall success

Much of what a business leader does can be boiled down to a handful of important skills. These include tackling workplace issues and problems, setting reasonably high expectations, and understanding how to motivate and manage people while effectively communicating with everyone.Though there ...

by Deep Patel  | November 07, 2018 08:00:00
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Wanna Be CEO? You need to Overcome These 3 Bad Leadership Traits

Though your career might've taken a giant step forward, there's still plenty of (personal) work to be done

You've made it. After all your hard work, you've climbed your way to the top of the corporate ladder to become the CEO of your company.But, there's no time to bask in the glory of your accomplishments. The business world is incredibly ...

by Nathan Resnick  | July 02, 2018 12:00:00
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These 4 Old-School Leadership Principles Still Ring True Today

Technology changes a lot very fast. People, not so much

The business world has certainly changed since leaders like David Ogilvy or Peter Drucker were looked to for leadership advice. But just because the workplaces of today are more inclusive, diverse and faster moving doesn’t mean that the leadership principles espoused by a previous generation of ...

by John Boitnott  | June 15, 2018 06:00:00
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The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today

In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, this was in an era of no radio and no television. People would ...

by Shawn Doyle  | June 02, 2018 06:00:00
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5 Ways to Be The Leader Your Team So Desperately Needs

You don't need to be Captain America to be a role model

It's no coincidence that the top ten grossing films year over year lately are dominated by the action/adventure genre. In fact, it's a cultural statement. We need heroes in our lives, and we look to them for inspiration.But, these films are fantasy, and ...

by Jim Joseph  | December 23, 2017 06:00:00
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10 Ways Leaders Think Differently

You need to be able to do more than just put together a fancy presentation

With so much technology and information at our hands today, we can't become influential leaders by solely relying on old-fashioned methods. To create value for a business, you need to be able to do more than just put together a fancy presentation and come up ...

by Murray Newlands  | June 21, 2017 06:00:00
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7 Traits of Exceptional Leaders

To lead successfully requires earning the confidence of those who are to be led

Emotions are the universal language. The way the emotions are felt is the same in each of us. What triggers our emotion is individual, but if we can feel our own pain then we can know what it is like for another ...

by Sherrie Campbell  | March 27, 2017 01:00:00
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9 Ways To Recognize a Real Leader

Look closely and you'll see who they really are

Leadership is a trait many are quick to claim but few truly deserve.To be a leader does not mean wearing the title of "leader." It's not something you choose to be one minute and then choose not to be the next. A ...

by Nicolas Cole  | March 21, 2017 02:00:00
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All Successful Entrepreneurs Share These 4 Qualities

EY and Harvard Business Review explored the state of entrepreneurship over the past three decades

What are the qualities of an effective entrepreneur?In a recent study, professional services firm EY and the Harvard Business Review teamed up to look back at 30 years of entrepreneurship and 9,200 winners of EY's Entrepreneur of the Year program to identify the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 05, 2017 10:00:00
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How Thinking Like an Introvert Can Help You Get Ahead in Business

A study found that companies led by introverted CEOs tend to perform better than companies headed by extroverts

 Business has a habit of assigning privilege to "extrovert" traits, like being assertive, talkative and highly social. And that's not right.In fact, the misconception persists that extroverts make better leaders than introverts, and this plays out in hiring decisions. For example, there are ...

by Dan Scalco  | January 28, 2017 12:00:00
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Courting millennials: A national business youth summit by the Aboitiz Group shows us how

No talk of forever at this year’s AFLBS, but responsibility and commitment were fully covered

“We don’t want to make it quick. This is not a one night stand. This is a courtship, for a marriage.”I just had to scribble that as quickly as I could, as soon as I heard, the words spoken by Xavier “Txabi” ...

by Jen Balboa  | December 01, 2016 12:00:00
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The top 4 things your employees look for in their careers

Have a solid plan on how to help your teammates achieve their goals, even personal ones

 As leaders, we must always hold ourselves accountable to build meaningful and purposeful relationships with our employees. This allows us to better understand those we are serving and what motivates them to perform for the betterment of a healthier whole.Assessments, books and ...

by Glenn Llopis  | December 01, 2016 12:00:00
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How to disrupt your next meeting ”" and look like the smartest person in the room

Even the most ineffective meetings represent opportunities for leverage

Eighty percent of success, the saying holds, is about just showing up.By this measure, the millions of meetings that are held in offices across the United States every day provide attendees with a strong chance to make the other 20 percent happen.If they could ...

by Harrison Monarth  | November 21, 2016 08:00:00