4 Reasons Humility Is a Virtue Worth Embracing

It's often said that, in business, confidence is king. In fact, it is good to project confidence at work – or rather, timidity and lack of confidence can really hold you back. But, ego and hubris can do damage, too. Perhaps it's time to take a good hard look at the value of humility and try to understand how cultivating and expressing it could help you professionally. Here are a few reasons humility is a virtue worth embracing.

3 Tips to Sound More Like a Leader

If you want to be respected as a manager, you have to talk the talk. But in this age of corporate buzzwords, it can be hard to sound like the manager you want to be, or to be respected for the leader you already are.

Are Women Better Leaders of Ethnically Diverse Countries?

Companies rightly want ethnically diverse teams, to reflect the population of the countries that make up their customer base. But governing an ethnically diverse country is not without its challenges. A new study takes a look at the role of gender in successful leadership, and finds that the countries that pull off both economic success and diversity all have one variable in common: a female head of state.

The 5 Things Great Managers Do Every Day

If you've ever left a job because of a bad manager -- and you wouldn't be the first -- you know that having a good boss is an essential factor for job satisfaction and productivity. If you've ever managed everyone yourself, you know how hard it is to do well. Sometimes, it's hard to even understand what managing well entails. But recent analysis from Gallup shows that managers who do certain very specific things improve employee engagement, benefiting both workers and the company.

Does Getting Rid of Titles Really Do Away With Corporate Hierarchy?

If you haven't heard the word "holacracy" yet, you will soon. The term refers to an organization without a traditional organizational hierarchy. Gone are the titles that indicate who gives the orders and who takes them. The question is, does scrubbing titles actually create an egalitarian workplace utopia -- or will there always be bosses, regardless of how hard a company tries structure itself without them?

Narcissists Become Leaders, But Should They?

Do you think you're a special person, or that the world would be a better place if you were in charge? You may or may not be right, but a recent study says you're more likely to ascend to a leadership position, if you have a little dash of narcissism in your makeup.

5 Things Mentally Strong People Never Do

Mental strength goes by a lot of different names: determination, tenacity, even confidence. But true toughness goes beyond all these terms. It's a quality of believing in yourself and your goals that can't be undone by obstacles (or obstructive people).

Are You an Entrepreneur [infographic]

Do you have what it takes to be a business leader? Many leadership skills come naturally to the best entrepreneurs, with characteristics as simple as just carrying business cards with them at all times. If you aren’t sure if you have the skills of an entrepreneur, check out this infographic below from Masters in Business.

Do Narcissists Make the Most Effective Leaders?

It's an age-old paradox: we say we value humility and selflessness, but the most successful members of society seem to tend toward narcissism. Are we just snowed by all that charm, or can it be that a certain amount of self-centeredness is essential for success?