The illusion of control

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It’s modern and very widespread. It motivates us, frightens us and drives our consumer mania: The idea that we are in control. That our work is so leveraged and important that through force of will, we can ensure that

Transforming Business—Successfully

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“Enterprises everywhere are experiencing the ‘business outcome gap.’ The business outcome gap can be defined as the difference between desired business outcomes and realized business outcomes. Desired outcomes are changing in response to rapidly evolving stakeholder needs, wheth

Entrepreneur vs Employee: The Healthy Tug of War

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A tug-of-war often occurs while implementing change in any small business—and it’s bound to create a little tension. And if it comes down to entrepreneur vs. employees, that trivial tug-of-war can quickly turn into a tightrope of terror.

Simple Leadership Advice For New Managers

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Many people who find themselves in a leadership role for the first time take a little while to get settled. Learning how to manage a team and give directives is no easy art. While they're figuring that out, some new managers fall back on preconceived notions about what leaders look like an

8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate

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Many leaders would say they already delegate a lot, yet plenty of employees would say their bosses are micromanagers who don't delegate enough.   [Delegating] isn't about managers losing control and oversight of what their teams are doing. Disagreement about what

Fake It ‘Til You Make It!

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This article is part of an 8 part series to help you develop more confidence in the pursuit of your goals. Here is a list of all articles within this series: Improving Self-Esteem Transform Your Self-Concept Boosting Self-Confidence Developing Self-Worth Building a Healthy Self-Ima

From Procrastination Myths To Lessons In Failure: This Week's Top 5 Leadership Stories

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This week, we learned some myths about procrastination and how to gracefully escape an overly talkative coworker.   Here are the stories you loved in Leadership for the week of July 6. If Inbox Zero sounds completely unachievable, you aren't alone.

How I Stay Inspired (Personal)

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Robin Sharma shares 5 of the practices he runs to keep his inspiration levels at their peak.

From The Jobs of the Future to the Habits of The Likeable People: May's Top 10 Leadership Stories

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This month we put a lot of focus on the future of the workplace from how customizing design by department can boost morale throughout the office to how the office itself is disappearing.   Here are the stories you loved in Leadership, for the month of May 2015. This mont

Four Daily Habits Of A Good Boss

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Consistency is key, and a strong leader stands firm in what they practice. Each day, great people wake up and follow a specific personal routine that pushes them to be the best entrepreneur possible.