Leadership

By Being Authentic, You May Just Be Conforming

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by: Herminia Ibarra Lei Jun, CEO of the $10 billion Chinese company Xiaomi, has made headlines for creating products that look and act a lot like Apple’s, such as its new thin smartphone.  And the comparisons don’t stop there — news reports consistently label Jun’s leadership style as imposture. As Business Insider put it: “Jun wears a…

Be The Coach, Not The Critic

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By Maree Harris Many organizations use this latter part of the year to undertake the ceremonial business event of the year for white collar workers in post-industrial societies – the annual performance review. While 95% of people dislike them, they will go ahead. Managers dread them. Employees resent them. There is no other business practice…

Leadership at a Crossroads

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by: Shellie Karabell You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership…Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.…

The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss

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by: Emma Seppälä There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for wellness initiatives like mindfulness and meditation at the office, and despite the movement toward more…

4 Keys to Leading

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By Chevine Anderson Leading is a hard job and an enriching choice, but it is also based on being able to make hard choices. When desire and skill meet, you have a leader and a leader needs tools to accomplish their goals. While working with leaders, as a consultant, for numerous years has been fun,…

How to Make It as a New Retail Manager

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by: Joshua Bjerke   Running a retail store isn’t easy, and inexperienced, untested managers tend to make plenty of rookie mistakes. There is no shortage of difficulties in learning to cope with the additional responsibilities of being a manager, but the two biggest challenges may be time management and learning how to delegate effectively. New retail managers…

You’re Way Too Nice to Be a Leader!

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By Kathy Cooperman “You’re Too Nice For Your Own Good!” A recent coaching client explained a concern as he moved into a high-level leadership role. He has frequently been told that he’s just too nice to be a global leader at his organization. In fact, he’s been warned that “people will eat you up!”. Myth…