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Promotions are about more than the Peter Principle — the concept that one can be promoted beyond one’s competence. Those who promote others have a responsibility to ensure they’re prepared to actually do the job, not just hold the title.

Athletes train to win medals; actors hone their craft to win Emmys and Oscars, but managers can be given a title without a minute of practice or an ounce of instruction.[…] Continue Reading »

Kathy Ireland’s transformation from swimsuit model to multimillionaire; why you should foster a company of smart thinkers; and how you can still lead even if you can’t manage.

It’s all in this week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief on Leadership:

How to be a human lie detector when it comes to your employees; why flexible work is better than punching a clock; and Jack Dorsey does double duty in Silicon Valley.

Read about all this and more in this week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief on Leadership:

Steven Dinkin is president of the National Conflict Resolution Center, the first such center to have developed a mediator credential based on training, experience and performance. He is also a co-author of “The Exchange: A Bold and Proven Approach to Resolving Workplace Conflict,” which details the four-stage mediation strategy that allows managers to effectively deal with workplace conflicts.[…] Continue Reading »

Edward Hess is a professor of business administration at the University of Virginia and author of “Growing an Entrepreneurial Business: Concepts & Cases.” I interviewed Hess about creating a new business and the most common challenges that face entrepreneurs.

What is the No. 1 challenge of growing an entrepreneurial business?

Growth is change; growth requires an entrepreneur to change.[…] Continue Reading »