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Advice: Look on the bright side for consistent success

Career success is an ongoing journey, not a destination. You’ve got to show up every day and concentrate consistently on the activities that lead to achievement

by Harvey Mackay

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Successful leadership must be sustained

Leading successfully is challenging, as anyone who has tackled a leadership role knows well.

by Greg Van Ness

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Business Leadership: To be a successful leader, you also need to be brave

Nkonki co-founder Sindi Zilwa shares her challenges and lessons learn.

by Sindi Zilwa

We asked nine entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to share their tips on how to develop leadership skills. Here's what they said.

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9 Ways CEOs Can Best Hone Their Leadership Skills

While some people are born leaders, it’s an area everyone can stand to improve upon — especially if you’re trying to grow a team.

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One simple tip to guarantee career success

If you were to try and predict success, what would you look for? Chances are, you're likely to think of skills like talent, intelligence, perseverance, hard work and maybe even a dash of luck.

by Thomas Shambler

Highly accomplished people have an inner voice that they heed. King Arthur would have understood.

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Successful leaders know what made them who they are

Can you identify the one person, event or influence that made you who you are as a leader and person?

by Bernie Swain

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Why Your Career Success Depends On Asking Questions

Ryan Blair, author of Rock Bottom to Rock Star: Lessons from the Business School of Hard Knocks, talks about what stops professionals from advancing in their careers, the lessons he’s learned from his biggest mistakes, what he’s learned about himself as he wrote his new book, why people don’t ask enough questions and his best career advice to you.

by Dan Schawbel

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What the 1996 Everest Disaster Teaches About Leadership

Leading a team requires more than just an ability to make decisions. To be a strong leader, you need to possess an awareness of how people tick.

by Murray Newlands

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A trusted leader is key to building a successful team

Strong teams, both in American ballparks and the workplace, also are built on a foundation of trust, according to Antoine Gerschel, co-founder of Teams of Distinction and the former director of global leadership development and e-learning for Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceutical.

by Tom Starner

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Why the Best Leaders Actually Work Behind the Scene

With the exception of West Point, there are very few institutions focused on teaching leadership. But every woman in business, whether she’s at a global firm employing thousands, or the owner of a one-person company, will need leadership skills.

by Jennifer Risi

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3 Personality Traits of Highly Successful Leaders

Every individual craves for professional success. Especially in the corporate world, it is important to have effective leadership skills to climb up the ladder of success.

by Carrie Ann

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Birth of a salesperson: is tough parenting the key to career success?

Our children’s determination not to take no for an answer may lie in how we bring them up.

by Cathy Holcombe

University isn’t the only route into the worplace; some opt for the on-the-job training of an apprenticeship

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Apprenticeships are increasingly seen as viable route to success

“There are a wide range of pathways into the working world and parents are increasingly recognising that university is not the only route to career success after school."

by Janice Burns

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Business leaders say success built on energy

Many are entrepreneurs and business leaders who have risen to the top of their industries over a number of decades, others in just a few short years. They all have a story to tell.

by Christine Yates

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Five ways to prepare children for leadership

Leaders who are capable of guiding organizations through the turmoil of dramatic economic change, serving employees with higher “me” expectations, rising demands of social responsibility, insatiable investor demands and technological change showing no limits.

by Roy Osing

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How I Learned That Employees Need A Leader, Not A Friend

Early on in my career, I worked for a manager who was barely able to mask his contempt for his employees. No matter what you did, he simply could not be pleased. As team morale suffered, I devoted more and more time to the task of trying to crack his code.

by Chris Myers @Chris_Myers_

4 Questions That Challenge Your Leadership 'Inheritance'

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4 Questions That Challenge Your Leadership 'Inheritance'

Millennials are more prepared than we think to design and lead successful organizations.

by Matthew Write @MattWride_DW

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5 Engagement Principles Now Drive Business Leadership

The days of leadership without engagement are gone. With interactive social media and video everywhere, everyone needs to feel they have a relationship with their leaders, and every brand needs leader personification for customers to relate.

by Martin Zwilling @StartupPro

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Five Ways The Most Effective Leaders Manage Their Emotions

Soft skills have garnered increasing attention in the workplace over the last 20 years. In fact, emotional intelligence is one of the fastest growing job skills, according to a report by the World Economic Forum.

by Harvey Deutschendorf @theeiguy

How the Most Effective Leaders Achieve Success

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How the Most Effective Leaders Achieve Success

To evolve, you must share. To deploy any kind of change management strategy, you must be vulnerable. As such, leaders must be more vulnerable for their organizations to evolve.

by Glenn Llopis @GlennLlopis

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Knowing When To Leave

If you believe the old Burt Bacharach / Hal David song from the late 70s: “Knowing when to leave can be the smartest thing a girl can ever learn.” We are more than girls now, but we still struggle with the decision on when and why to leave a job and when and why to seek a new assignment or a new position.

by Jan Sharry @mikewed

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14 Daily Habits For Business Owners to Achieve Life and Career Success

As a business owner it’s easy to feel like you are going at it alone. Those long to-do lists, extra hours at your desk and constant pressure of meeting your financial commitments.

by Gloria Kopp @gloria_kopp

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Mark Manson: Why Personal Relationships Are More Important Than Career Goals

I spoke to Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, about why people should focus on personal relationships over more money and career goals, the backstory of how he grew his career, how to build more genuine relationships and how we figure out what really matters to us.

by Dan Schawbel @DanSchawbel

4 Truths You Need to Know About Millennial Job Hopping

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Find Overlooked Talent by Providing Every Employee Opportunity for Career Development

Leadership coaching is typically reserved for the top one percent of employees. In other words, those nearest the top are getting all the development needed to get to and stay at the top. But what about everyone else? Do they get the same opportunities?

by Milo Sindell and Thuy Sindell @ThuySindell

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Former Google career coach: Forget finding your passion—do this instead

The ubiquitous advice to "follow your passion" is well-intentioned but not very helpful, says Jenny Blake, the co-creator of Google's career development mentorship program.

by Marguerite Ward @forwardist

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What are the attributes needed to be a successful sporting leader?

Most team sports have captains, appointed in the belief their leadership skills will increase the chance of winning games. But what attributes of players might mark them out as successful leaders?

by Mark Elgar

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Keep Calm and Work On: 6 Tips for Dealing With Coworkers You Can't Stand

Not everyone works in a harmonious office wonderland. "Sometimes you have an archenemy sitting just a few feet away from you," says award-winning life coach Stacia Pierce.

by Jillian Kramer @jilliankramer

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How to Apply the Self-Improvement Movement to Your Career Success

Daily progress in your career development is more important than any big singular breakthrough. What you need to know.

by Paul Richlovsky @TopResume

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Working hard is not enough to get you promoted

We are taught from a young age - from parents, grandparents and teachers - that if you work hard and do your job as best you can, you will almost be guaranteed a promotion.

by Zeta Yarwood @ZetaYarwood

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The Ultimate Summer Reading List For Entrepreneurs

 Summer presents every entrepreneur with a rare opportunity to gain an advantage on competitors and take a leap in leadership development.

by William Vanderbloemen @wvanderbloemen

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Skills and Behaviors that Make Entrepreneurs Successful

Research at Harvard Business School by Lynda Applegate, Janet Kraus, and Timothy Butler takes a unique approach to understanding behaviors and skills associated with successful entrepreneurs.

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Recognizing the Unconventional Keys to Your Company's Success

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Recognizing the Unconventional Keys to Your Company's Success

If you want to change something in your company, you start with single-minded attention and promotion.

by Marty Fukuda

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Humility: The Secret To Confident Leadership

Successful entrepreneurs must consistently focus on improving and promoting themselves and their companies. Personal motivation, individual sacrifice, and self-promotion are necessary and important components to moving a business forward.

by Ryan Westwood @ryanwestwood

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Are 'digital leaders' the new breed of successful CHROs?

Digital leaders, a new, emerging leadership type that embraces the digital mind-set, may also be getting better business results.

by Tom Starner

 
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Be ready to take the next step after an overnight success

While the excitement around Pokemon Go may already be cooling off for some – perhaps to the relief of those who never quite understood the point in the first place – its 20-year journey from initial concept to "overnight success" has been the subject of a good deal of ­media attention.

by Ahmad Badr

 
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Better leadership offers a $70bn benefit: Deloitte study

Outstanding leadership is the critical ingredient of businesses that deliver superior performance.

by David Lindberg

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How to Hold a Successful Company Leadership Summit

Company leadership summits, which involve a tremendous investment of time and financial resources during their planning phase, are often only as successful as the preparation that is devoted to them.

by Chuck Cohn @chuckcohn

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Avoiding Rifts Within Company Leadership

Do you find it as disappointing as I do when you hear that a company’s cofounders have gone their separate ways? This is especially true when the leadership has put in sweat equity and gotten through the hard stuff.

by Autumn Adeigbo @AutumnAdeigbo