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This post is an excerpt from “Communicate to Inspire” (February 2014, Kogan Page) by Kevin Murray.

Be yourself better

Authenticity as a leader is crucial. Followers will not commit if they do not trust you and believe that you have integrity. So, even if you are a highly introverted individual, you will have to learn to speak with more passion, talk to your values and stand up more often to speak to your beliefs.[…] Continue Reading »

Taso Du Val is CEO and a co-founder of Toptal, which provides companies with elite software engineers and developer teams on a full- or part-time basis. I recently asked him about what challenges face young companies that have found initial success, and what that means for the CEO’s focus and behavior.

So, a company has found initial success, but now the task is maintaining and expanding upon that.[…] Continue Reading »

“Empowerment” is one of those buzzwords that has almost lost its impact through years of indiscriminate use. It is, however, a valid management strategy. Let’s take a new look at this old, tried-and-true concept and see how you can make this the year you use empowerment to create a high-performance team.

At the core of empowerment is your willingness to trust your people to make the right decisions without running to you for permission.[…] Continue Reading »

The Young Entrepreneur Council is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.

Q. What is one practical tip for managing employees who have a significantly different worldview than yours — culturally or generationally, for instance?[…] Continue Reading »

Workplace safety is like a field goal kicker: often overlooked on a football team’s roster but utterly crucial to its success. The all-star running back might not view the kicker as a valuable asset, but make no mistake — any given game can come down to the swing of a boot.

In a similar vein, improving worker attitudes towards safety is one of the most difficult challenges in the lives of managers.[…] Continue Reading »