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The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Harvard Business Review | Bill Taylor | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential s...

What Is Transformation?

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I've been talking about transformation a lot these days. It's the theme for 2014 at Rodale. It's definitely a buzzword, and once you focus on it, yo...

8 Things Truly Outstanding Leaders Do Without Thinking

Inc. | Jeff Haden | Posted 04.29.2014 | Small Business

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 ...

12 Ways To Get More Of What You Want

: Inc. | Lee Colan | Posted 02.21.2014 | Small Business

Margie Blanchard, Ph.D., has been a driving force behind the Ken Blanchard Companies' growth as a premier management consulting firm. She heads up...

9 Things Successful People Say Every Day

Inc. | BILL MURPHY JR. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Small Business

Your words are among your greatest tools. They're a window into your vision, your values and your abilities. So, whether you're running a giant or...

I Can Do Anything Better Than You!

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Books
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

I'm an immigrant writing about successful immigrant women, regretting that I'd never had a book portraying such role models. The topic simply never received the attention it deserves.

How to Be an Effective Manager

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Remember the old rule when it comes to school teachers? Start off very strict and then, after the students come to expect, accept, and adapt to the strict regime, you can relax a bit. The same basic rule applies to managing employees, but you have to do it one person at a time

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.

Leadership, aka Advertising

Simon Higby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Simon Higby

Brilliant leaders are those who use all the tools at their disposal to "earn the ears" of the audience. They use who they are and what they are good at. In effect, using their personal unique selling point to help get their message through in the very same way we would advertise a product.

What's the Line Between Authenticity And TMI?

Dorie Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dorie Clark

It's so critical for all of us to determine our own preferred protocols. If you focus on sharing information that's important to you, helpful to others, relevant to the discussion and with the right people, you'll be ahead of the information curve.

Mindful Leadership Is Fearless Leadership

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

There is ample research to show that real vacation time helps overall productivity, and mindfulness habits help create that "vacation" feeling every day. Here are a few of our favorite practices.

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.

Relationship Is the Currency of Leadership

Omega Institute | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

"The bottom line is that vulnerability is scary and it feels really dangerous, but it's not nearly as dangerous or scary as spending your life on the outside looking in and wondering, 'What if I had chosen to show up?'"

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?

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...

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.

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.

Emerging Leader: Do You Really Want to Be a Leader?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

You will face many choices about the amount of effort you'll need to grow yourself. The payoff for doing this self-development work first will continue to pay benefits for yourself, but also the people who work with you. You'll receive positive recognition for your authenticity.

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."

Four Ingredients Needed for People to Change

David Peck | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
David Peck

After working with many clients, I can say definitively that there's no point in trying to change someone's fundamental character. Yet when four key ingredients are in place, we do indeed alter our thinking and behavior in modest ways that can make profoundly positive differences.

Why You're Not a Leader

Mike Myatt | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business
Mike Myatt

If you think you're a leader, but haven't been recognized as such, you have a problem. Either you're incorrect in your self-assessment, or those you report to don't recognize your talent. Here's the good news.

Managing Better: 7 Ways Leaders Say 'I Don't Trust You'

David Peck | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
David Peck

Far too many leaders and managers inadvertently do things every day that send the message they distrust even their best people.