20 Signs You’re Working With a True Leader—and Not Just a Boss

Think about the best boss you’ve ever had. Maybe you’re fortunate, and we’re talking about the person you call your boss today. Maybe it’s someone you recall fondly from years ago. (Maybe you don’t have a boss—good for you!—but I’ll bet you’ve had one at some time in the past.) Regardless of who this person is, I’m confident I can describe him or her. That’s because highly respected bosses often have a lot in common with one another. Here are … Read More

7 Remarkably Powerful Body Language Secrets for Success

Sometimes, our bodies just know what to do. There’s something to be said about natural instincts, about inherently knowing how to react in times of extreme stress and duress. In times when we can’t process thoughts quickly enough, the millions of muscle fibers and tissues that make up our living cells simply take over and do the talking for us. That’s why body language is so unshakably important; it says what our mouths cannot. If you hope to inspire awe … Read More

17 University of Houston research professor Brene Brown Quotes to Inspire You to Success and Happiness

University of Houston research professor Brene Brown has over the past few years rocketed in popularity because of her groundbreaking work in the areas of vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene is the author of three New York Times No. 1 bestselling books, and she makes numerous speaking appearances each year. Brene has a way with words, and she is an inspiration to millions of people around the world. Here are 17 particularly inspiring Brene Brown quotes that will inspire … Read More

10 Character of Terrible Boss That Can Still Teach You How to Lead

Terrible bosses are everywhere. They’re no fun to work for, but their lousy leadership does come with a silver lining: valuable “what not to do” lessons on effective leadership. Here are 10 of the most important areas where you can learn from your boss’s bad example. 1. Lack of Decisiveness Atrophy, entropy, and lethargy hold back people and organizations. Indecisiveness, foot-dragging, distraction, and disengagement impair productivity. Effective leaders don’t keep people waiting for a decision; they are decisive and strong-minded. … Read More

How to Transform Habitual Negativity at Work

I wish I had a penny for every leader or manager I worked with who accepted some form of negativity at work, simply because it had become familiar. Like a persistent background noise, often negativity is tolerated until the impact becomes too hard to ignore. This might be when someone complains, or results are massively affected, or a customer notices and gives you feedback. Negativity at work does impact results. This study by Michigan State University found productivity was directly … Read More

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