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What Research From Google Can Teach Us About Great Leadership

Check out this list of the top behaviors of Google's best managers

Back in 2008, a team of researchers at Google started a fascinating project called Project Oxygen, in order to determine the qualities of their highest-performing managers. Recently, that team updated its research and modified and added some qualities. Here is that more recent list of ...

by Shawn Doyle  | September 21, 2018 12:00:00
Run & Grow

(Infographic) The 6 Best Ways Leaders Can Inspire Their Teams

Being an inspirational leader takes empathy, centeredness and clarity

One of the most effective traits of a leader is their ability to inspire and motivate a team. As a leader, you have to lead by example and the tone you set will resonate with the rest of your employees.So what’s the best way to inspire ...

by Rose Leadem  | September 04, 2018 02:00:00
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Great Leader?

Because it takes everything you've got

I recently hosted the Next Level Leadership Summit in Connecticut, where the main focus was answering the following question: What does it take to lead?The attendees were seasoned businessmen who ran multiple 7-figure businesses. They had a chance to hear from entrepreneurs ...

by Raul Villacis  | June 14, 2018 06:00:00
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What's the Secret to Becoming a Leader? Stop Being a Boss

Striving to become a legendary leader? Ditch those management habits and focus on the bigger picture

Although the difference between managers and leaders appears almost nitpicky at face value, it’s actually quite distinct. The former control the direction of progressthrough existing and emerging processes; the latter provide vision and inspirationwithout getting in the trenches. Think of leaders as premium fuel ...

by Peter Daisyme  | May 25, 2018 02:00:00
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These are the 5 Worst Leadership Qualities: How Many Does Your Boss Have?

A positive attitude isn't always a great look for a leader

Sometimes, good intentions backfire. Your boss might think they’re displaying impeccable leadership qualities by being a cheerleader, always insisting the team can succeed, even though consistent success is a pipe dream at best.They might want to give employees freedom but end up not providing enough ...

by Lydia Belanger  | May 17, 2018 02:00:00
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How to Create a Strong First Impression as a Leader

Lead with authenticity, and these tips will help you communicate the rest

You’ve likely heard this saying: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And it’s true. You can’t take whatever you said or did back after all is said and done.Here’s another one: “Fake it until you make it,” ...

by Sarah Landrum  | May 14, 2018 02:00:00
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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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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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4 Things the New Leader of an Organization Should Do Right Away

If you're taking on a leadership role, there are things you can do to hit the ground running

Changing leadership is an adjustment process. It’s a period of excitement, growing pains and hope. While earning the trust and loyalty of an entire organization is a challenge, there are four things an incoming leader can do right away to hit the ground running and ...

by Tom Gimbel  | March 25, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

8 Inspiring Leadership Tips From Supervillains

Leadership is a tough gig, but fortunately there is one group of people who have demonstrated the requisite skills time and again: Supervillains!

Once your business evolves from its startup phase and into a functioning company, you’re going to be relying more and more on your leadership skills to keep the ship moving in the right direction. Leadership is a tough gig, but fortunately there is one group of ...

by Nick Leftley  | February 26, 2017 08:00:00
Startup Tips

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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Leadership 101: Narrow Your Say-Do Gap

When you say you are going to do something, do it

I was recently in a client’s office, and they had an interesting collage of words and images hung on their wall, trying to summarize the culture they wanted to create for their employees. One section stood out to me. It said “Narrow your say-do ...

by George Deeb  | January 10, 2017 12:00:00
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3 Things Successful Leaders Do to Get Out of a Rut

If you don't understand the principles of your business you may find yourself repeating the same mistakes over and over again

I have seen countless authors cite statistics that say 80 to 90 percent of startups fail within the first 18 months. Many of those citations are out of date or just apocryphal. What is true is that failure has become a badge of ...

by Glenn Llopis  | December 28, 2016 12:00:00