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Too Many Bosses, Not Enough Leaders

Lynn Power | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Lynn Power

Bosses are very different than leaders. Bosses tend to have a style that is about command and control. They micromanage. They wordsmith. They do things just because 'they can.' They tend to lead with fear rather than encouragement. They are, just like the word, 'bossy.'

Do You Think You Can Learn to Be a Leader?

David Sable | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
David Sable

Are you a leader? One way to find out is to take one of the many online tests available and see for yourself.

7 Amazing Ways Smart Leaders Turn Failure Into An Asset

| Minda Zetlin | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business

We in the start-up world like to talk a lot about failure. Fail often, fail early, fail forward, and most importantly -- don't fail to learn from fail...

Leaders: 5 Warning Signs You're Losing Your Influence

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

The truth is, leadership is about influence. After all, if you can't inspire and influence your team to accomplish your organization's purpose, then you won't get very far.

How to Step Into Your Own Empowered Leader

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Rachael O'Meara

Recently I flexed my mental muscles during a three-day leadership course called "Team Empowerment Training." I thought I'd pick up a few conflict-resolution techniques, learn how to be a better influencer, and empower others through interpersonal skills and guidance.

A Call to Leadership

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Jamelle Sanders

Leadership has hit a tipping point globally and how we respond will determine the future of leadership.A call has been issued to twenty-first century leadership; however, the call must be coupled with commitment if we want to see change.

8 Successful Tips to Keep Leaders Focused on 'The Majors'

Terri Wallin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Executives are under siege from countless disparate business priorities all claiming to be number one. The competing priorities are all persuasive. Priorities can come from you, your board or other boss, or from employees.

12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

| Lolly Daskal | Posted 03.17.2015 | Small Business

By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives and organizations. But to attain a successful life and meaningf...

Our Employer-Employee Marriages Need Counseling

Dov Seidman | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

The quality of our employer-employee relationships is downright dysfunctional. The primary reason for this is that we're doing too much shifting and not enough elevating.

Maybe Your Boss Isn't From Hell?

Bob Rosen | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Bob Rosen

Becoming a leader is a lifelong adventure, much the same as becoming a healthy, integrated person. It is truly a journey of dreams and fears, successes and failures. But why is it so hard to embrace that humanity inside ourselves or to accept the humanity of the leaders around us?

In Praise of Mother F------ Bosses

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Remember that this is an age of outsourcing, downsizing, the near-death experience of the global financial system and -- for developed economies -- competition from places that don't particularly care about their employees' emotional well-being.

Black Christian Leaders Changing the World (Part 3 of 3)

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

While we shouldn't wait until February to celebrate Black leaders, Black History Month gives us an opportunity to recognize how we fall short the rest of the year (and take steps towards correcting it). These leaders are each changing the face of global Christianity, and it has been a real privilege knowing them.

Authenticity. Leadership. Nairobi.

Martina Buchal | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Martina Buchal

January 17th- January 24th, 2015 Nairobi, Kenya Feeling Notes: Warmth, heat of the red African sun, smell of fire, strength of women and the girl c...

Lessons From Our Lives: We Share the Same Story

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

It is said that some of the simplest cultures on Earth are also the happiest. Does this mean that by not being so involved in formal study and str...

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Power -- The Energy of a United Community

Krishna Pendyala | Posted 04.15.2015 | Good News
Krishna Pendyala

It feels so much like déjà vu as I reminisce the devotion of a group of everyday people from Wichita, KS. Approximately 28 years ago, a similar gr...

Big Data for HR: Does Big Data Take the Human Out of Human Resources?

Anne Loehr | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

I admit I went to this conference expecting the day to be about number crunching. However, Human Capital Analytics is much more than that. What I saw was the great potential in marrying data and humanity to reach talent and organization performance goals.

Why Leadership Planning and Organizing is HOT

Thuy Sindell | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

When people consider leadership roles, their common reaction is to think about the flashier characteristics -- sexy things like vision and strategy. Many people who follow strong leaders find that high-level aspirational talk gets them excited.

Trap for Leaders: How Power Impacts the Brain and Relationships

Robert Hall | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing need for engaged, productive stakeholders is not filled magically. It requires a specific, intentional brand of leading - Relational Leadership.

The Only Leadership Trait That Matters

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business

Bill George, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, joined HuffPost Live's Roy Sekoff in Davos to speak about what makes a goo...

The Leader's Edge: Growing Muscle

Anne Loehr | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

In this post, the last in this series, we delve into what it takes to "grow muscle" -- or to develop the capacity to take on challenges that are beyond our current reach.

Why Good Leaders Have Followers And Great Leaders Make More Leaders

Jeff Mask | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Jeff Mask

Leadership is more than being in charge and managing people.

Essential Recovery: The Leader's Edge

Anne Loehr | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Just like professional athletes, business leaders need to train intentionally, properly and regularly to manage their energy -- physical, emotional, mental and spiritual -- and achieve the results they're after.

Are You In It to Win It or In It Not to Lose?

Ellevate | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Ellevate

Aspiring leaders have a vision, which is divergent from the past. We certainly can extrapolate essential learnings from past leaders. Leaders though start movements, they change the status quo, they listen to consumers and they have a vision. Their vision requires followers.

3 Powerful Traits Of Inspirational Leaders

| Rhett Powers | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

A software glitch brings production to a screeching halt and now that crucial deadline appears as if it won't be met. Everyone has an opinion on a sol...

How to Work for a Narcissist: A Question of Balance

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

A grandiose self-view frequently contributes to vision statements that can significantly motivate others. As a narcissist works his or her way to the top, bizarre things start to happen.