Tags: leadership

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The Surprising Quality That Separates Great Leaders From Average Ones

You might assume that the strongest leaders are those who can accurately assess their strengths and weaknesses, and know exactly how they’re coming across to their employees. Instead, according to new research, leaders who underestimate their own competence are the most effective and have the most engaged employees. The research was conducted by leadership development consultancy Zenger/Folkman, and the…

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Here’s The Leadership Strategy Nike’s CEO Uses To Make Employees Smarter

In a recent profile of Nike CEO Mark Parker, Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky reported that Parker is notorious for constantly asking questions that push employees to think harder. Fortune quoted Andy Campion, Nike’s chief financial officer: “What’s fascinating about [Parker’s] use of questions is that it leaves other leaders empowered to find the answers themselves and act on…

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Describes 3 Qualities That Make A Great Leader

Since becoming CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has led LinkedIn to become a network of 364 million registered users with offices in 30 countries and a market cap of $26 billion. Weiner’s leadership style has earned him the trust of founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, his team, and LinkedIn investors. Glassdoor named him the highest-rated CEO of 2014.…

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Harvard Says These 8 Leadership Traits Are Critical For Success

Today’s business world is as complex as ever. And it’s always changing. Ray Carvey, executive vice president of corporate learning at Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of the Harvard Business School, says management structures today are very different than 20 years ago, namely because of the middle manager. Carvey describes today’s business world as “volatile, uncertain, complex, and…

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Starbucks’ CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees During the Stock Market Chaos

#GreatFallOfChina. That was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter yesterday, after more than $1 trillion was wiped from Asian markets, sending the Dow plunging again (it closed for the day down 588 points). You could say the recent events have left a number of people … on edge. This fact did not go unnoticed by Howard…

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