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What It Means to Be a Leader, 11 Tips

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Maria Rodale

Today I'm going to share 11 leadership tips I've come upon the hard way -- because there's only one way to leadership, and that's the hard way.

Embracing Failure and Working at the Edges

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Embracing failure, working at the edges -- these are strategies that would not work in other aspects of organizational culture. But in innovation, they are crucial. When we innovate, we don't do the same things we do in our everyday routines.

18 Secrets For Being A Kickass Leader

Hung Vo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Hung Vo

Be confident, but be careful to not confuse confidence with arrogance. To do this, you need to fully know what you are talking about. When you do speak, speak with conviction.

The Power of Restraint: Always Leave Them Wanting More

Anthony Tjan | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Anthony Tjan

It is not that extroverted behavior is bad, but rather that when it's not leavened with restraint and listening, it can be limiting. Most extroverts would love exciting an audience -- and likely would have had trouble ending the meeting well, instead over-selling to the point of diminishing returns.

CEOs: Phil Jackson Created a Dream Team -- You Can Too!

Debbie Robins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

One of the people I have most mirrored my business-coaching career after is iconic basketball coach, Phil Jackson, aka The Zen Master. Phil Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA.

Is the Antidote to Burnout Actually Harder Work?

Liz Wiseman | Posted 12.07.2013 | Women
Liz Wiseman

We face a problem of abundance -- too much information, too much to do and too many growing demands on our finite time. Much of the technology that promised to make our lives easier is actually leaving us overwhelmed, exhausted and feeling burnt out.

A New Global Business Consciousness

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Susan Ann Darley

Innovative and thoughtful leaders understand how communication, cooperation, listening and encouraged self-expression results in increased productivity, less mistakes, better teamwork and a positive return on their investment.

Mariann Johnson: Mindfully Navigating Office Politics

Mariann Johnson | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Mariann Johnson

As leaders, we must embody in words and deeds the values and practices we expect from others. It is important that we take the time to reflect honestly on our own role in possibly perpetuating an atmosphere that allows for office politics to flourish.

Leaders Can't Afford to Have an 'Off-Day'

Alex Malley | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Alex Malley

Should a leader falter -- drop their guard to reveal a candid glimpse of themselves which is contrary to their public persona -- there will be a keen observer, willing to share their observations with a ready audience.

Sue Parks: Why Exercise Is a Great Way to Boost Your Bottom Line

Sue Parks | Posted 11.13.2013 | Women
Sue Parks

Wouldn't it be great if your employees felt as accountable for their own health as they do for other aspects of the company?

Take the Blame Yourself

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Taking the blame is a smart approach. So long as one doesn't have to accept blame too often, so long as not too many mistakes are made, accepting responsibility is evidence of real leadership.

Jason King: Arianna Huffington's Leadership Lessons at #INBOUND13

Jason King | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Jason King

Ms. Huffington released a torrent of important, empowering ideas and, like a true communicator, made a significant connection with the 5,300-odd people in attendance. Here are some of the biggest ideas that really struck me.

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP: 6 Tips For Effective Leadership

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Part of the challenge for leaders is that they are all human. And as humans, we are all flawed. That being said, what is effective leadership? Is it a title? Is it achieving goals? Is it inspiring others? Is it seeing a unique vision?

33 Ways to Tell if You're a Jackass

Dan Rockwell | Posted 09.11.2013 | Comedy
Dan Rockwell

Do you always have the last word? Do you think you know more than everybody? Is it always somebody's else's fault? Do you interrupt others? If you do, and if you don't want to be a total jackass, read on.

5 Tasks Small Business Owners Should Be Delegating Right Now

Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses Leading a small business requ...

Jamie Kramer: Finding Synergy Between Work and Life

Jamie Kramer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Jamie Kramer

We often are told that work and life should be separate and therefore balanced, like two objects on a scale. Over the years, however, I have discovered that greater fulfillment comes from finding ways to integrate these two important parts of my life, rather than thinking of them in isolation.

The Future of Leadership

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Today as you celebrate this major milestone in your life and commence a new stage of your life journey, I ask you to reflect on the gift of life itself. And life, in essence, is nothing but awareness.

Vision: How Do Women Leaders Communicate It?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Common wisdom holds that any good leader must be a visionary: without vision, a company won't know where it is going or how to get there.

Operations: Get More From Your Team Without Sucking Their Souls Dry

Landon Ray | Posted 06.03.2013 | Small Business
Landon Ray

What is it that big, stodgy corporations have discovered about running a business that keeps things chaos-free? The answer is that big businesses have discovered 'process' and they've run with it.

Leadership Lessons: What Do Executives at Amazon, Citigroup and Whole Foods Market Have in Common?

Steve Currall | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Steve Currall

Whether operating in retail, banking, grocery or other industries, the health of today's companies relies more than ever before on creating a reciprocating network of shared value for all stakeholders.

Leadership: The Killer App That Almost Everyone Overlooks

Landon Ray | Posted 05.07.2013 | Small Business
Landon Ray

Because a truly successful venture is rarely a one-person show, your ability to get the right people on your team -- and doing their best work -- is possibly the most critical, and often overlooked, skill an entrepreneur can have.

Own Your Life and Career: 8 Steps to Achieving a Leader's Mindset

Amy Jen Su | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Amy Jen Su

In my work as an executive coach to help others build vision, voice, and followership -- one of the biggest steps you can take for your career and life is to take the baby steps towards seeing yourself as "an owner."

Becoming a Boss

Fred Wilson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

There are a number of ways to handle this conflict that arises between the maker in you and the manager in you.

The Yin and Yang of Balanced Leadership

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

It takes both men and women, working together in unison, to fully utilize the broad spectrum of gender intelligence and maintain a competitive advantage.

Ten Things That Are Not Leadership

Liz Ryan | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Tracking your employees' keystrokes and their visits to websites is not leadership. But when you're honest and human and forthright with people, that is leadership. Here are more things that do not constitute leadership in any way, shape or form.