Push job candidates out of their comfort zone to find out who they really are.
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Every employer can tell stories about an applicant who sounded like an A-player at the interview but ended up a dud once at work. Good candidates prepare, of course, but rehearsed interview answers can make it hard to separate the winners from the spinners.
Through conversation and dialogue rather than the typical communications cascade, this company helps employees understand the market opportunity, identify with it, and accelerate the company’s success.
Your life is a garden and these negative beliefs are like weeds. If you allow it, they will take over and destroy your life. So begin weeding them out of your mind today and make room for joy to take root and grow.
Image by VinothChandar (license). .“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” Aristotle What other people think and say about you and what you do can hold you back in life.
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Caring about what other people think about what you do in a healthy way can help you to gain valuable feedback and keep you grounded. But caring too much about what people may say or think if you do something can keep you in the same old rut, unable to move forward and to live the life you truly want to live.
The absence of leadership in a business creates a lot of frustration and challenges, from employee-management issues, to financial issues, to client issues. In my work with small-business owners, I notice that once business owners get into the mindset of “I’m a leader,” a lot starts to fall in place.
You may have already sensed that companies with a clear sense of purpose do better than those without one. A new study from Deloitte confirms it: organizations that focus their energies beyond pure profit do better than those without a "culture of purpose." And yet, the survey also reveals that most executives and employees think that businesses aren’t doing enough to create this kind of culture.
21 Quotes from Henry Ford on Business, Leadership and Life Forbes I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford Motor Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the...
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21 great insights form one of the worlds most successful leaders. Enjoy!
One of the hardest parts of running a business is ensuring that the people who are the face of your business are representing you well. That means when something goes wrong--and it will--you need to move fast to make things right. Here are the steps to take:
Learning to make good decisions in business doesn’t always come easy. Sometimes it is difficult to consider the vastness of both big and small decisions made about our companies. So to aid you in improving your leadership skills and bottom-line here are twelve recommendations from entrepreneurs on to improve your decision making skills in business.
To be a successful entrepreneur - or really, a successful anything - you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution. (Of course you also need to be able to execute that solution, but without spotting the opportunity in the first place, you aren't going anywhere.)
Beating chronic stress is a long-term effort, and we've shared a lot of ways to deal with it—but what if you're overcome with stress right now and just want to calm down? Here are ten ways you can bust through stress and get on with your day.
Your boss's office isn't necessarily a place you go to chat—but maybe it should be. Turns out, there are several things you should be addressing with your boss on a regular basis—and they could make all the difference in your career.
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There are several things you should be addressing with your boss on a regular basis. When you take the time to talk about these important issues, you’ll find that you’re happier with your career and better positioned in the eyes of your boss, your team, and the company as a whole. So, the next time you pass by your boss’s office, stop in and start talking about these five things.
CEOs must strategically utilize the right digital platforms that advance their communications — ranging from their own intranet and website to social network pages and feeds to video and image-sharing platforms.
More than three-quarters of executives worldwide believe it is a good idea for CEOs to participate in social media, the research from public relations firmWeber Shandwick and research partner KRC Research found.
How we adopt advice should improve as we become more self-aware. Our reason for seeking counsel continually changes with heightened self-awareness. Who we look to for advice changes as we grow older, and as we better understand both the perspective of those we surround ourselves with, and their relationship to us. We become more tuned into our ability to compare and contrast what we truly want and how to weigh others’ insights.
The worst lies are the ones you tell yourself over and over again – the ones you live by. Perhaps someone close to you ingrained these lies in your mind, perhaps you were influenced by the negativity of popular media channels, or perhaps they grew from simple, innocent misunderstandings.
Either way, next time you decide to learn something new for the sake of self-improvement, start by unlearning a lie that has been deceiving you. Here are nine lies I have unlearned in my own life:
Managers and leaders are often referred to synonymously, but only leaders allow their employees to solve problems with their own insight. The truth of the matter is this: Every leader may not be a manager, but every manager should be a leader. It’s easy to see that leadership and management aren’t the same thing, but a manager who lacks effective leadership traits will drive a business into the ground faster than you can count to 10.
Successful leaders create organizations that focus differently. In their organizations the focus is always aimed at the future, at how we see our desired future, at what we need to do differently to get there, at what we collectively gain when reaching it.
Ultimately, loyalty and followership are the two things we cannot demand or set as an expectation. What is perceived as fear-based motivation, belittlement, or power play can yield real short-term compliance from others. But negative behaviors ultimately diminish the legacy we leave. Consider what behaviors you might need to stop doing so that you can have a positive, lasting impact.
If you get decent value from making TO-DO lists, you’ll also get significant returns – in productivity, in improved relationships, in financial stability, and in heightened levels of happiness – from adding certain things to a TO-DON’T list.
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