Leadership & Management

The 7 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs To Read When They’re Discouraged

Entrepreneur - April 23, 2014

Every business has its ups and downs. You lose an account, receive negative feedback about a project you’d worked hard on or have a crucial employee quit at just the wrong moment. It can be frustrating and even... Read »

How Women Can Narrow The ‘Confidence Gap’

Fortune - April 23, 2014

In a new book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, two high-profile TV journalists, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay, say women are less confident than men even when they are... Read »

What 9 Successful Leaders Wish They Knew Before Starting Their First Jobs

Business Insider - April 22, 2014

Whether you know exactly where you're heading or feel a bit lost," writes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in "Lean In For Graduates," the latest edition of her popular book, "everyone has this in common: you're all in for big... Read »

13 Growth Hacks From The World’s Most Successful Tech Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur - April 22, 2014

In studying companies that are already successful, you can see patterns that can be replicated. Picasso is credited with having said something to the effect that good artists copy; great artists steal. And that concept is... Read »

10 Leadership Lessons From Manchester United’s Firing Of David Moyes

Forbes - April 22, 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson had been manager of Manchester United for 27 years and David Gill had racked up a decade as chief executive when the duo stepped down last summer. For manager and chief executive at a football club, read... Read »

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

HBR - April 21, 2014

Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how... Read »

8 Things Truly Outstanding Leaders Do Without Thinking

Inc - April 21, 2014

Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out--even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She isn't just remarkably charismatic. He isn't just remarkably likeable. You can tell, in an instant,... Read »

What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Startup Hiring

Entrepreneur - April 21, 2014

Most business owners don’t do a good job hiring new employees the first time. They often wait too long or hire somebody without the necessary skills to help their business move forward. Both situations can end up being a... Read »

4 Tips For Showcasing Your Leadership Skills In A Meeting

Forbes - April 21, 2014

If you view meetings as a necessary evil to suffer through, you might be missing out on the ideal setting to showcase your leadership skills. As Luann Pendy, vice president of global quality at Medtronic explains,... Read »

Study: Female Execs Make Progress, But Mostly In Support Functions

HBR - April 21, 2014

Sixty percent of the top U.S. companies now have at least two women on their executive committees. Eight companies (including IBM, Pepsico, Lockheed Martin and General Motors) have a woman CEO. But closer inspection shows... Read »

20 Signs You’re Working For The Wrong Leader

Forbes - April 21, 2014

Workplace uncertainty has created a survival of the fittest mentality where people are being forced to look after themselves, with the hopes of finding a leader who can be a mentor they can trust and that guides them... Read »

A Simple Tool To Make Any Employee Perform Better

CEO.com - April 21, 2014

You've been there. You've stared at a blank document as you struggled to come up with incredible words of wisdom that will inspire and motivate your employees. So has Scott Moorehead, CEO of The Cellular Connection, the... Read »

Why Leaders Should Be Generating Their Own Data

HBR - April 21, 2014

This is it. You’ve aligned calendars and will have all the right decision-makers in the room. It’s the moment when they either decide to give you resources to begin to turn your innovative idea into reality, or send you... Read »

How To Monitor Your Employees Without Being Big Brother

Inc - April 21, 2014

Workplace analytics can be creepy. European supermarket chain Tesco has employees wear electronic armbands so managers can track how fast they walk around the warehouse, but workers complain their bathroom breaks are... Read »

How To Respond To Negative Feedback

Inc - April 18, 2014

When an employee has the courage to give you negative feedback, you need to accept it as a gift.It's tough to receive negative feedback, but as a leader you must treat it as if it were a fine wine. Once the cork is out of... Read »