Credibility

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Turn your desk into an ad for yourself

October 24, 2016
Leaders, you have a precious tract of real estate right before you every day. Put it to work by adding components that people identify with success and credibility—and deleting some others.

Admitting ignorance led to creativity

June 14, 2016
After launching Blue Bottle Coffee in 2002, James Freeman has grown it into a high-end retailer with popular urban cafes.

Clarify who calls the shots

May 28, 2016
In big organizations, top leaders often are too far removed from the customer and day-to-day operations to make the right decisions.

When allegations arise, wait to judge

December 11, 2015
While it’s often tempting to instinctively defend your manager, that’s a risky gamble. Misplaced loyalty can get you into trouble.

Gain employee buy-in for upheaval

November 18, 2015
Change in itself doesn’t lead to success, as 70% of reorganizations fail. A common culprit is weak communication from the top.

3 top ways to seal the deal

September 24, 2015

Martin Limbeck is a sales trainer and author of NO Is Short for Next Opportunity. Here are three of his tips for sealing the deal.

It’s OK to showcase your imperfections

July 30, 2015

Some executives equate leading with infallibility. They assume that they must project an intimidating I-know-­everything superiority to earn the respect of their team. Yet attempting to know it all is an exercise in futility.

5 traits of an effective CEO

April 23, 2015
Veteran businessman Norm Brodsky suggests five criteria necessary to excel as a true leader.

Retain what others say to win them over

April 14, 2015
Here’s one of the most powerful tools to influence others’ behavior: Remember what they say.

Banish these 10 ‘bizwords’

March 13, 2015
Steer clear of flabby, businessy words with little meaning. Here are a bunch.
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