"Leading from your heart" is described by Anne Taylor as the people skills, communication and behavior that, along with business acumen, can improve relationships and organizational outcomes. She offers seven steps for implementing such leadership for yourself and for others.
A leader is someone who builds relationships with everyone on the team, takes responsibility for their growth and success, and does so without seeking personal glory, writes Wally Bock. Leadership is difficult "because you must do the right things, every day, over and over, with unremitting diligence," he writes.
Studying the way others lead and practicing those skills are stepping stones to entrepreneurial success, as investor Allan Young did on his path from skipping high school classes to leading startup accelerators, write Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp in this book excerpt. Being disciplined, persevering and showing employees that you care are among the lessons Young learned on his entrepreneurial journey, they write.
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People who try too hard to please everyone need to work on themselves while still being considerate of others, writes Dan Rockwell. He offers 10 tips for learning how to speak up in a more productive, respectful way.
Sometimes it seems easier and faster to do something yourself, but there are ways to change this mindset. "Delegating, when done well, not only reduces your own workload, it develops your employees, gives you and your team a bigger range of skills and impact, provides emergency back-up (since you're not the only one who knows how to do something), creates inclusive opportunities, empowers people, and retains talent," writes leadership consultant Deborah Grayson Riegel.
The first 90 days on the job for a new hire are critical to keep them happy and engaged with the company. "Employers should even consider relational onboarding, moving from the transactional nature of onboarding to an elongated process to ensure employees not only gain knowledge but feel supported as well as connected to the company," writes Bernard Coleman, head of employee engagement at Gusto.
The coronavirus pandemic may change how Americans view aging and retirement -- in good ways and bad -- for years to come, experts say. Among the possible changes are declining lifespans, more end-of-life-care planning and a trend toward aging at home.
A new survey found that pandemic restrictions have resulted in Americans spending more time exercising but reducing their workout intensity. More than 60% of adults surveyed said they were meeting World Health Organization recommendations of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, a nearly 8% increase from before the pandemic, while the intensity of workouts dropped significantly as people exercised at home.
The Atlantic Ocean island of Tristan da Cunha has become the largest zone of protection for endangered species such as the northern rockhopper penguins. Only 245 people live on the island, which makes money by allowing commercial fishing for crayfish.
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