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Leadership Skills

Leadership Qualities

Do We Prefer Leaders Who Are More Like Dictators?

Most leadership books will tell you a democratic, all-inclusive leadership style is best -- here's why they could be wrong.
Priorities

Stop Focusing on What's Urgent and Prioritize What's Important

While it may feel good to conquer something urgent, you probably aren't getting anywhere by succumbing to "pinball syndrome."
Leadership

Abandoning Great Expectations: How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Disappointment

In entrepreneurship as in the rest of life, there is usually a gap between what we want and what we have. Dealing with it is another leadership skill.
Leadership Strategy

Managers Who Create Growth Opportunities See Greater Employee Engagement

Your workers aren't (only) about advancement. For many, the title on a business card isn't nearly as important as feeling that they're learning something new and contributing in meaningful ways.
Starting a Business

How to Handle Multiple Roles When Starting a Business

Jon Oringer on the benefits of wearing multiple hats during the early stages of Shutterstock.
Legacy

3 Ways That Your Actions Today Will Shape Your Company's Legacy

Legacy isn't some far-off goal to achieve; you can cultivate your company's legacy starting right now.
Leadership

Becoming an Effective Leader Helped Turn My Struggling Business Into a Thriving Franchise -- Here's How I Did It

You can make the decision to become a leader at any time. I recommend you start now.
Leadership

Microsoft CEO: Leaders Must 'Find the Rose Petals in a Field of S#$@'

Satya Nadella expects all leaders at Microsoft to do these three things.
Leadership

Why Most Leaders Are Not Qualified to Lead

Are you promoting the right employees?
Leadership Qualities

'Are You More Interesting than Average?' in 5 Questions

What makes people interesting? And can it be learned?
Leadership

Why This Founder Stepped Down From Leading His Company He Built for a Billion Users to Help Entrepreneurs Sail

Johan Brand, a Norwegian founder, says too many entrepreneurs need to learn how to work with the elements, not against them.
Food Businesses

As Bobby Flay Cooks Up an IPO, Can He Still Remain the Hands-On Guy?

Used to calling his own shots, Flay will soon find out what happens when he lets everyone else into the kitchen.