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How To Be A Better Leader

Lead with confidence. Improve your leadership skills with the tips and ideas below.

Change leadershipThe Most Important Force Behind Change

Whether you're a big corporation or small business, getting employees to embrace change doesn't come easy. Find out what skills a leader needs in order to implement changes with less resistance.

 Elements of Timeless Leadership

Great leadership is always popular, but in times of enormous need, how do we differentiate the great from the greedy, the strong leader from the despot? These six principles are ancient and have stood the test of time.

The 10 Pillars of Leadership and Business Development

Leadership is any influence relationship that brings about change. These ten guiding principles can support leaders in becoming trusted by their followers and for withstanding the challenges of today's ever-changing world.

10 Ways to Develop Your Latent Leader

Everyone has leadership qualities. The visible difference lies in the degree those qualities are developed. Here are the top 10 ways to develop your latent leader.

Yogi Berra's Business Wisdom

As well as a top Yankee hitter and catcher, Yogi Berra also spent years as a successful team manager. Yet Yogi will also go down in history for his odd comments. In fact, Yogi’s witticisms are actually clever, full of hard-won insight. Read more >>

Book Excerpt: The Feiner Points of Leadership

Most leadership books discuss what leaders do. The Feiner Points of Leadership reveals how they lead. In this hands-on, plain-speaking guide, Michael Feiner shares his hard-won expertise and gives you real world solutions to the everydayproblems of leadership. Read Chapter 1 here >>

Leadership Begins Within

If you want to be a better leader, you need to first learn who you are. Identify your strengths and weaknesses equally so you understand how to operate, both positively and negatively. Read more >>

Book Excerpt: Leadership Presence

Now, more than ever, we need leaders who are genuine and inspiring. In the past decade, Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar have helped tens of thousands of executives to become more inspiring -- by applying the skills they learned as professional actors. Read an excerpt from their new book here.

The 3 Secrets of Team Motivation
Do you want a highly motivated team who don't take time off work, don't keep looking for other jobs, and make a positive contribution to your business? Then follow these three steps with each member of your team.

Seven Steps to Rebuild Trust in Your Workplace
The Great Recession rocked workplaces everywhere, and now it’s time to rebuild trust. But how? Start here, with a proven seven-step process for leaders.

7 Ways to Inspire Your Employees
An inspired employee gives his or her all to their employer, and is constantly striving to be and do their best; to use their skills and talents to their full potential. Here are 7 different ways you can inspire your employees.

Elements of Timeless Leadership
Great leadership is always popular, but in times of enormous need, how do we differentiate the great from the greedy, the strong leader from the despot? These six principles are ancient and have stood the test of time.

The Best Managers Are Leaders Too
Just because the boss's name badge says "manager" doesn't mean he's a good leader. The lack of true leadership in the workplace creates an incredible opportunity for supervisors and their companies to set themselves apart. Find out what makes a good leader by learning the 5 "C's" of Leadership >>

3 Steps for Leaders to Minimize Conflict
How do you handle the nuisances that life - and your employees - throw at you on a daily basis? The way you respond has a direct impact on how much conflict you'll have to deal with in the future. These three steps can help you minimize conflict now and later.

10 Ways to Motivate Your Team During a Recession
In the midst of layoffs, pay cuts, and tight budgets, your team's morale and loyalty is stretched to its limits, while traditional incentives like bonuses and salary increases are unavailable. Here are some ideas on what can keep your employees loyal and motivated without increasing expenses.

Focus on Soft Skills
Why it's important to instill the use of soft skills in your team members.

People Skills Win Over Knowledge
What would you expect to be more important in the business world: your knowledge of an important topic or your people skills? A recent survey suggests that it's how you interact with others that has the biggest impact on your success.

Leadership Strategies for Today's Team Building Problems
Despite the best team building efforts, many organizations are still operating on low power when it comes to producing desired results. They've invested time and dollars in events that supposedly help team members bond and function coherently, yet results are short term at best. Here are three things that get in the way of building strong teams along with suggested solutions.

Does a Chief Innovation Officer Inspire Your Team?
Every organization that grows by creating new products or services or aspires to out-class the competition needs a Chief Innovation Officer, or CIO - someone who fosters creativity, develops new ideas and inspires your team. Read more in this excerpt from Robert's Rules of Innovation.

Coaching Your Employees
When leaders tap into the career purpose and passion of others, they ignite a spirit within that translates into great performance. Alignment of individual career interests with organizational needs facilitates the kind of match that brings out the best in people

Executive Pay Controversy
What's an executive really worth? Are CEOs and other top execs really worth their multimillion-dollar compensation packages? If so, how can should such high salaries be justified. to shareholders and the general public? Here's one expert's view on how to handle this touchy subject.

Five Leadership Myths That Could Be Holding You Back
Leadership is about getting things done and helping people reach their potential. Unfortunately, many organizations do a pitiful job helping people reach their potential. One reason for this is old-fashioned, out-dated leadership concepts. Here are five leadership myths that could be holding your company back.

7 Traits of Greatness
We are all born with the potential for greatness. Yet most people realize less than 10% percent of their potential, while a small handful of others rise to extraordinary heights and become legends in their own rights. So what's the difference? What separates the average from the great? Find out here >>

Top 7 Ways to Transform Your Business from Mediocre to Great
In today's competitive business world, being "good" isn't good enough. To really succeed, you have to be great. But where do you start? Use these top seven principles to transform your business from mediocre to great.

9 Ways to Ignite Innovation Inside Your Company
If you're going to survive this season of turmoil, you must innovate your way out of it. Here are some tips that can have your whole company lighting up the economic darkness with one bright idea after another.

Stalled at the Top
Once you reach the upper levels of management, failure becomes much more common. In this article from Antony Bell, author of the new book Great Leadership, find out why this is and what a leader can do to avoid stalling at the top.

The 10 Pillars of Leadership and Business Development
Leadership is any influence relationship that brings about change. These ten guiding principles can support leaders in becoming trusted by their followers and for withstanding the challenges of today's ever-changing world. Read more >>



Why Real Leaders Take the Blame
Good leaders take more than their share of the blame and less than their share of the credit. Unfortunately, most leaders take more than their share of the credit and less than their share of the blame. Continue reading to find out how real leaders beat the blame game.

Get on the Road to Real Results
How do you inspire people to work harder, reach higher, and achieve more? How do you get them to support you and go above and beyond in everything they do? How do you get them to care? Find out in this article from the authors of the new book, Revved! >>

Trafficking in Trust
When leaders don’t do their homework and fail to establish their networks, then other factors, like gender, take center stage. That's why recognizing and understanding the social networks in workplaces is of utmost importance to women in leadership. Read more >>

Minding Your Global Manners
On any given business day you can find yourself dealing face-to-face, over the phone, by e-mail and, on rare occasions, by postal letter with people whose customs and cultures differ your own. One small misstep could cost you big. Use these tips to be sure you don't offend your international customers.

Cross Cultural Gift Giving Etiquette
In today's business world, it's not uncommon to find yourself doing business with individuals and companies in other countries. And, although gift giving is not the norm among business associates in the US, it is often expected elsewhere. This guide to cross cultural gift giving etiquette can help.

Leadership: Making a Difference While Having Fun
What's sets great CEOs apart from those no one cares to remember? Is it their drive? Their personality? Something else? See what's different about South West Airline's Herb Kelleher in this excerpt from The Art of Business.

10 Smart Leadership Questions
2010 is here, and in the earliest days of the economic recovery, it's time to take the bull by the horns. Smart leaders will bypass the predictable New Year's resolutions and, instead, start 2010 with 10 essential questions.

Book Excerpt: The Feiner Points of Leadership
Most leadership books discuss what leaders do. The Feiner Points of Leadership reveals how they lead. In this hands-on, plain-speaking guide, Michael Feiner shares his hard-won expertise and gives you real world solutions to the everyday problems of leadership. Read Chapter 1 here >>

Leadership Begins Within
If you want to be a better leader, you need to first learn who you are. Identify your strengths and weaknesses equally so you understand how to operate, both positively and negatively. Read more >>

Book Excerpt: Leadership Presence
Now, more than ever, we need leaders who are genuine and inspiring. In the past decade, Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar have helped tens of thousands of executives to become more inspiring -- by applying the skills they learned as professional actors. Read an excerpt from their new book here.

Tony Soprano's Leadership Secrets
Business management gurus have long mined historical figures for guidance on the principles of effective leadership. Yet one of the best examples of leadership effectiveness comes from the world of make-believe. Read more >>

Leading Like a Professional
When you are the “top dog” in an organization, there are three keys to leading others that will create a tuned-in, turned-on workforce. Read more >>

Teamwork vs. Individual Praise
How do you walk that fine line between encouraging teamwork while giving praise to the individuals that deserve it? Here are a few ideas that you can implement immediately. Details >>

Great Leadership
 Workplaces that provide meaning and purpose and are fun, engaging, and energizing will enjoy greater retention, higher productivity and lower turnover. Read more >>

Take Charge of Change
The ability to master change has never been more important. Do you have the characteristics you need to handle what the world throws your way? Read more >>

Introduction Into Management
Becoming a manager for the first time can be an unnerving and sometimes stressful experience. Follow these ten steps to ease your transition.

Don't Keep Your Workforce in the Dark
You'd think that with so many ways to keep in touch--cell phones, E-mail, pagers, etc--our ability to communicate would improve, but the opposite seems to be true. Read more >>

Overcoming Resistance
There’s a one-word reason most ideas never see the light of day: Resistance. In this excerpt, read about the three different types of resistance and what you can do to overcome them. Click here.

Become a Better Leader
The ability to communicate, motivate and show genuine concern may be considered "soft" skills, but they are much more important to the retention of employees than you may think. Become a better leader by showing people you care.

Three Guiding Principles of Courage
Everyone is a leader to someone, whether it's an employee, spouse, child, or, at the simplest level, oneself. As a leader you have the responsibility to develop a level of courage first within yourself, then to instill that courage in those that look to you for your leadership. Read more >>

Leading in Crisis
In the days and weeks since the terrorist attacks, the American workforce has been on an emotional roller coaster. How can business leaders lead in the wake of this tragedy?

Developing Essential Soft Skills
In today's working environment, where customers and employees are demanding more, instilling the use of soft skills in your team members is something you simply can't survive without.
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Teamwork vs. Individual Praise
How do you walk that fine line between encouraging teamwork while giving praise to the individuals that deserve it? Here are a few ideas that you can implement immediately. Details >>

Overcoming Resistance
There’s a one-word reason most ideas never see the light of day: Resistance. In this excerpt, read about the three different types of resistance and what you can do to overcome them. Click here. 

8 Virtues of Gladiator Leadership
Management consultant Greg Smith says "gladiator virtues" like bravery, honor and vision can help your company rise from mediocre to extraordinary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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