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Can Delegation Kill?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

With input, you can delegate with your eyes wide open. Delegation won't blindly kill -- instead it will appropriately breathe new life into an organization and build morale, careers and a company.

Failed Job Interview? Blame It On Your Reptile Brain

David Hassell | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
David Hassell

Whether you're attempting to land your dream job or forge great relationships with colleagues or customers, feeling at home inside your own self matters most. And what matters most to others is knowing they can trust that you are who you say you are.

Putting the Emphasis Where It Belongs

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

A leader's primary role is to advance her team and to engage their collective talents towards the goals that they have set. How she performs individually is of little consequence if the process falls behind schedule or comes in over budget. When the team wins she wins.

What to Do When Your Manager Steals Your Ideas

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

This quandary is a tough situation as you're trying simultaneously to protect your hard work, maintain your job, and not upset the person who oversees your work. Knowing though how to strike a balance among honesty, diplomacy, and directness is crucial in dealing with this issue.

Why Management Is Out of Control: Employee 2.0

David Hassell | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
David Hassell

We are now on the cusp of a new revolution -- something we're dubbing: Employee Rights 2.0. "Labor" is breaking free of traditional management structures to experience unprecedented autonomy.

Every Leader Must Delegate Well: 4 Tips to Become Effective

Steve Caldwell | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Steve Caldwell

I've observed time and time again that so many new (and some not so new) managers struggle with delegating. They've never been taught that it means more than giving your subordinates "stuff off your to do list."

Managers Can Motivate Employees With One Word

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The word "together" is a powerful social cue to the brain. In and of itself, it seems to serve as a kind of relatedness reward, signaling that you belong, that you are connected, and that there are people you can trust working with you toward the same goal.

5 Career Negotiating Tips for Recent Grads

Katie Donovan | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Katie Donovan

Did school teach you the skill for the job and the career center teach you how to get the first job? Yup, but most likely no one taught you about all the things that can happen in the first job. Here are five tips to help negotiate the early part of your career and beyond.

Two Magic Words - Thank You!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Thanking works because it expresses one of our most basic emotions: gratitude. Not an abstraction, gratitude is a genuine emotion. It cannot be exacted or forced. You either feel it or you don't.

What Can I Do to Be a Better...?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"

How to Go Mad With Power From Your Promotion to Shift Manager

Oren Mendez | Posted 08.23.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Start off by making it clear that you're not like the other employees by creating a small difference between you and them. They have to wear a plast...

Bring Your Brain to Work

Edward Muzio | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

My wife, my infant son, and I arrived at the boarding door, baby in arm and bags in hand. That's when we found ourselves caught in an example of one of the biggest workplace problems of our time.

The Secret Path to Innovation

David Hassell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
David Hassell

By simply asking the right questions at the right cadence, you plant seeds of thought in the minds of your employees and create thought patterns that drive your business forward.

How Leaders Fail

David Rock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Rock

Without robust social skills a leader won't be leading for long. You may feel that you have a vision worth rallying behind, but without the ability to reach people on a fundamentally social level, a brilliant business strategy will falter.

Can CEOs Afford to Be Angry?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Trust me -- these issues are minuscule compared to the ones just over the horizon. You have to learn not to get tripped up by every roadblock; otherwise you'll be a hot mess 24/7.

The 100 Rules for Being an Entrepreneur

James Altucher | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
James Altucher

I've advised probably another 50 private companies. Along the way I've compiled a list of rules that have helped me deal with every aspect of being an entrepreneur in business and some in life.

Making the Leap From Entrepreneur to Leader of a Professionally Managed Business

Paul Bernard | Posted 10.21.2013 | Small Business
Paul Bernard

If you choose to see your venture through its transformation from a growing start-up to a professionally managed firm, prepare yourself for a second, equally important, and potentially more challenging transformation.

Are You a Leader or Just a Manager?

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

It seems that on almost a daily basis, I see or hear the words "leader" and "manager" used interchangeably. (In fact, I sometimes catch myself using t...

Felicia Day Chats Live About 'The Guild,' 'Dr. Horrible' Sequel and Running Her Own YouTube Network (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.09.2012 | TV
Shira Lazar

Since "The Guild" launched its highly anticipated sixth season last week, famed video gamer Ms. Day now has a bit more time to devote to her favorite hobby, but that's not to say she isn't busy taking new media by storm.

Corporate dental chains see big profits in adults who can't afford care

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.26.2012 | Health News
The Center for Public Integrity

By David Heath and Jill RosenbaumiWatch News and FRONTLINESurviving on a meager $1,300 a month, 87-year-old Theresa Ferritto fretted about the cost ...

WATCH: Customer Beats McDonald's Manager Over Poor Service

Posted 01.04.2013 | Miami

A McDonald's manager was beaten with a baseball bat, Lakeland Police report, after a customer became enraged alleging poor customer service. Accord...

Spring Cleaning for a Speedier Economic Recovery

Joel Brokaw | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Joel Brokaw

With the U.S. economy beginning to rebound, it is high time for businesses both big and small to get proactive and clean house of wasteful and counterproductive practices.

Are 'Momagers' Ever A Good Idea

MTV | Posted 09.12.2011 | Celebrity

The Kardashians have built an empire on family (and product placement), so it makes sense that the leader of the pack would be none other than matriar...

Practical Management Of An ADD Boss

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

I have ADD/ADHD, and I run a business. That's not a marriage made in heaven, but I use medication and have benefited from therapy. Thus, I can better ...

To Serve the Internal Customer, Focus on the Real Customer

Jon Younger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jon Younger

Does the role of HR include a responsibility to see the organization as it is viewed and experienced by external customers, investors and other stakeholders?