Business Leadership

One of the greatest things about leadership is that we all bring something different to the table. If you were to read articles on good leadership qualities, you would usually see factors like integrity, effective communication and influence. These are all wonderful qualities of a leader, but I am going to share something I believe has made me stand out as a leader—putting my people ahead of myself.

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            Leadership: It's Not About You

Are you a leader or aspire to be one? Over the course of my career, Ive figured out that leadership isnt something that is bestowed upon you by your title or function; its something you earn by your actions, day [Read more...] The post Six Leadership Truths appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.

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            Six Leadership Truths

Business leaders often think of “efficiency” and “productivity” as synonyms, two sides of the same coin. When it comes to strategy, however, efficiency and productivity are very different. At a time when so many companies are starved for growth, senior leaders must bring a productivity mindset to their business and remove organizational obstacles to workforce productivity. This view differs substantially from the relentless focus on efficiency that has characterized management thinking for most of the last three decades, but it is absolutely essential if companies are going to spur innovation and reignite profitable growth.

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            Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

Before entering the tech industry, Campbell served as head football coach at Columbia University and maintained a pep-talk approach when dealing with executives. Campbell's illustrious career included a stint as an Apple executive and board member, and he served as CEO and chairman of Intuit.

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            Silicon Valley legend Bill Campbell has died — here is some of his best leadership advice

In the past decade, there has been much enthusiasm for the idea that behavioral change interventions are most effective when they focus exclusively on enhancing people’s inherentstrengths, as opposed to also addressing their weaknesses. This is particularly true in employee and leadership development programs, with strengths having somewhat of a cult-like following among HR and talent management professionals.

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            Strengths-Based Coaching Can Actually Weaken You

Success comes from happy people with a 'growth mindset' -- thinking up ways to make things better for customers, testing the ideas, and adjusting based on feedback.

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            Successful Leadership Propels This Boston Startup's Rapid Growth

When I am speaking to entrepreneurs or leadership teams, I always ask them the following question: What is the first word that comes to your mind when I say the word entrepreneur? 95% of the time I get the same exact answer: Risk-taker. When I go on to ask the audience how many of them … Continue reading Two Steps To Help You Become A More Confident Risk-Taker ? The post Two Steps To Help You Bec...

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            Two Steps To Help You Become A More Confident Risk-Taker

Which Google employees has made the biggest impact to the company over the past decade? Besides the familiar choices of Larry and Sundar, I’d nominateGoogle’s outgoing CPOLaszlo Bock. Under Laszlo’s direction Google’s hiring and managementassumptions have been challenged by real data, resulting in transformative shifts such as *not* assuming college test scores are a predictor of success as a Googler.

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            Google Finds That Successful Teams Are About Norms Not Just Smarts

The New England Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick, sits down to talk leadership, winning and building high-performing teams.

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            Bill Belichick Reveals His 5 Rules of Exceptional Leadership

In recent weeks, our team has been quoted in the media and contributed to some important future of work research. You’ll find these articles interesting: Technology trends for the year ahead – predictions by experts represented by Speaker Associates The biggest changes to workplace technologies – part of Talk Talk Businesses’ Workforce 2025 research project […] The post In the media: workforce te...

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            In the media: workforce tech, predictions, leadership and slow internet connections

Developed by Jack Welch, the 4Es and a P of leadership: energy, energize, edge, execution and passion provide a framework to evaluate great talent.

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            The Ingredients to Great Leadership: 4Es and a P

What's the difference between management and leadership? #SimonSays

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            Management v. Leadership

To get the best employees, companies need to offer 'something more,' Fred Kofman says.

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            Google leadership coach: The best way to attract high-performing employees doesn't cost a dime

Are you a natural leader? Warren Buffett shares one leader trait that is essential to your success and the success of your company.

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At 31 years of age, Steve Jobs left Apple and started NeXT. Here's an inside look at a company meeting, and what you can learn from it.

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            Steve Jobs Knew How to Run a Meeting: Here's How He Did It

Every year, 2 million people worldwide apply for a job at Google – and head of people operations Laszlo Bock decides who gets in. So what’s the secret? Tom Lamont drops in on the company’s California HQ

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            How to get a job at Google: meet the man who hires and fires

Googleisn’t big on college degrees, althoughthe search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.

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            Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

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