According to Richard Branson, great leaders are made, not born. Here are a few ways to set yourself up for success.

3 Ways to Evolve into a Great Leader

his past October, Richard Branson appeared at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit to answer the ever-burning questions about what it takes to be an entrepreneurial leader and just to keep it... (contd.)
Every leader is also a coach. Here are ways to pump up energy and enthusiasm that will maximize every employee's abilities and uncover hidden strengths and talents that were just under the radar.

Use these 3 Questions to Advance Team Excellence

In a sense, Lacan suggests the use of Imagine how much you could accomplish if your team all pulled together with a shared purpose of unified success. Sound impossible? Is it because you can't get... (contd.)
Why do most people think feedback is criticism? Why do both managers and direct reports hate those year-end reviews? Here are ways to navigate this uncomfortable territory and develop more effective relationships.

7 Secrets for Giving the Gift of Great Performance Review Feedback

What are your first thoughts when it's time for your yearly appraisal? I've asked this question to hundreds of business people and the most common theme is "I feel like I'm back... (contd.)
The profile of successful entrepreneurs is shifting, claims a panel of experts.

3 Must-Have Skills for the Next Generation of Startup Founders

Listing the must-have skills for success as founder is a favorite parlor game of startup insiders, with VCs, CEOs, and accomplished entrepreneurs all weighing in periodically. But while it's fun to read... (contd.)
when our bosses disappoint us

Why Our Leaders Disappoint Us

Let's begin with the bald truth: we draw our leaders from a pool of imperfect beings. Millions of years of evolution have yet to yield The Perfect Leader. We all come from imperfect... (contd.)
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Beyond the sci-fi trappings is the message that anything is possible if you give it your all.

Top 10 Star Wars Quotes for Entrepreneurs

With Star Wars: Rogue One coming out this week, I thought it might be fun to revisit some of the classic Star Wars quotes and how they apply to business situations. This is... (contd.)
TED sparked a worldwide storytelling movement and companies have enthusiastically jumped on the bandwagon. So why are most business presentations still business-as-usual?

Has TED Really Taught Companies to Be Better Storytellers?

Imagine you had just 18 minutes to rally a team of 150 burned-out employees to stand behind your company¹s new mission. Or convince a dream client to hire your firm to handle... (contd.)
Humility is freedom from arrogance and pride

The Magical Combination Of Today’s Successful Leaders

I have come to observe and admire a rare and powerful quality found in highly successful leaders - the ability to have both confidence and humility. Often, I find that leaders who... (contd.)
Quick and painless. That is, if you're seriously committed to growing.

7 Quick Leadership Tips for Masterful Communication

As you look into improving your communication skills as a manager heading into 2017, take these proven leadership concepts for a spin. 1. Be mindful of using negative metaphors and clichés. Some leaders sprinkle... (contd.)
The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.

13 Secrets to Being Super Successful

Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed. Their thinking is, "I will do what it takes to get to where I want... (contd.)
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