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There is huge pressure on you, the manager, to be a great boss, one who motivates and inspires people not only to stay in the company, but also to do their best every day. Employees place enormous value on their relationship with you. People place "a bad boss" as the No.
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If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job ...
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Where we lead, others must follow. There’s no such thing as a parade of one.
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Effective leadership requires a high level of emotional intelligence that enables us to understand how the things we say and do come across to others.
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Leaders are always on stage. And, their behavior telegraphs to their audience -- employees and customers -- what matters most.
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  • SmartBrief
    Senior editor; managing editor of SmartBlog on Leadership, 2012 - present
  • SmartBrief
    Editor, 2011 - 2013
  • SmartBrief Inc.
    Copy editor, 2009 - 2011
  • The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.)
    Copy desk chief, 2007 - 2009
  • The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.)
    Copy editor, 2005 - 2007
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune
    Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy-editing intern, 2005 - 2005
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How to make the office environment more bearable | @James_daSilva
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Every type of office setup has flaws. Let's start thinking about how we work and how that might improve.

Q&A: Dave McClure of 500 Startups surveys the venture capital landsc...
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Dave McClure, Founding Partner of 500 Startups For startups looking for funding, the Milken Institute Global Conference is not a bad place t

Consensus is not a dirty word | @SteveMcKee
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Where we lead, others must follow. There’s no such thing as a parade of one.

Leading on stage: Tales of customer-centric management | @ChipRBell
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Leaders are always on stage. And, their behavior telegraphs to their audience -- employees and customers -- what matters most.

What leadership shadow do you cast? | @SmartBrief
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In order to build a winning culture, the top teams must be seen by the organization as living the values and walking the talk.

How to fall in love (with your work) | @WorkWithPassion
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You can learn a lot about thriving in your job from a poet. I know that, as a savvy businessperson, that might seem incongruous. After all,

Fifty Bits: A book that shows we can make better choices| @SmartBrief
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“The Power of 50 Bits” can be digested by the layperson, but it is based on behavioral science and research and thus requires a patient and

Make it safe to learn | Video by @JohnBaldoni
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Learning is intrinsic to change. This video contains suggestions for leaders to engage in the learning process.

13 development goals for leaders in 2016| @GreatLeadership
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Let’s set our yearly leadership development goals and put some best practices in place to help us achieve those goals.

What SmartBrief's top leadership posts of 2015 tell us | @SBLeaders
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What did you, our readers, most enjoy from SmartBlog on Leadership in 2015, and how does it compare with our most-clicked links in our daily

How does a firm survive and prosper over 3 decades? | @Comm_Core
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Client focus, adaptability and people and passion. It’s a pretty simple yet hard to replicate formula. Figure out the specific that apply to

Leading is about simple actions taken every day | @James_daSilva
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Credit: getrefe.com One of my worries about the idea of leadership is when it becomes this weighty, abstract concept, something talked about

The art of asking effective questions | @JoelGarfinkle
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A wise man said there are three kinds of questions: Ones that show how smart you are, ones that show how dumb they are, and ones that seek i

Vocal delivery: Take command of your voice (part 1) | @SmartBrief
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How do strong vocal delivery skills enhance your presentation? A voice that is both easy to hear and pleasing to listen to immediately grabs

3 arguments against performance reviews | @CorporateIntel
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It's really hard to explain to someone how they can learn from mistakes and get better at what they do.

Bill George: The journey to authentic leadership
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This post is excerpted with permission of the publisher, Wiley, from "Discover Your True North, Expanded and Updated Edition" (August 2015)

How to add -- a 3-minute lesson in design | @TheDanWard
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Another 3-minute design lesson from "The Simplicity Cycle" Imagine Sherlock without Watson, chocolate without peanut butter, or an accelerat

Self-management Is the other half of self-awareness | @JohnBaldoni
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Everyone says self-awareness is essential to effective leadership. It is, but there is another aspect to awareness that may be equally compe

Creating an organizational culture of resilience: Leaders are the key
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Volatile equities markets, rising interest rates, international turmoil and instability, unstable monetary exchanges, shrinking resources, c