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Everyone's watching you.

Even the smartest bosses are prone to a management mistake that makes everyone’s job harder

A boss can be completely unaware that employees are watching them for approval or disapproval, and that their suggestions are perceived as immediate orders, say executive coaches.
Harvard professors say it's important to come in with a long-term agenda.

Planning every minute of your workday can backfire — here’s what the most successful leaders do instead

A Harvard study of CEOs finds that the most effective leaders set their own personal agendas three to six months in advance. However, experts say leaders should also be flexible enough to deal with whatever unexpected issues may arise.
A boss needs to learn how to step back.

For smart people to be great bosses, they have to move away from what got them promoted in the first place

A boss shouldn't spend all their time trying to prove how smart they are, say leadership coaches. Instead, a boss should feel comfortable delegating tasks to their employees, who may even be more intelligent than they are.
Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL commander who led SEAL Team 3, Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated US special-operations unit of the Iraq War.

A retired Navy SEAL commander says most people misunderstand the connection between discipline and leadership

Jocko Willink said that the Navy SEALs taught him that true leaders are not tyrants who belittle their teams and make demands they expect won't be questioned.

The primatologist who helped popularize the term ‘alpha male’ says we’re using it all wrong

The primatologist who helped popularize the term "alpha male" in the 1980s argues that we misuse the term, and he says the best leaders, in both chimpanzee and human social circles, are intimidating but generous.
A CEO's effectiveness is strongly influenced by their direct reports.

Even one sub-par exec in a company can torpedo a successful CEO

A study about time allocation among corporate leadership published in the Harvard Business Review found that a CEO's direct reports affect their efficiency and effectiveness, and even one report lacking in performance can throw them off track.
It stung, but he learned from the experience. The Bridgewater employee is not pictured.

The most effective leaders aren’t the most-hated or most-loved — or at least, they don’t care if they are

An effective boss doesn't care what other people think of them — instead, they're focused on doing what's best for the company. That in turn will probably make people love them, leadership experts say.
Retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink and his team rebelled against their platoon leader for being "tyrannical."

A retired Navy SEAL says SEALs’ blind obedience shown in books and movies isn’t anything like real life

Before retiring in 2010, Jocko Willink trained and served as a leader in the military for 20 years and led the most highly decorated US special operations unit of the Iraq War, SEAL Team 3, Task Unit Bruiser. Achieving that success did not come from blind obedience, he said.
After six months of Navy SEAL training, Jocko Willink learned to never quit.

A former Navy SEAL says the notoriously brutal SEAL training boils down to a single lesson

Having gone through six months of physically and mentally demanding Navy SEAL training, the former SEAL Jocko Willink has one takeaway: Don't quit. Trainees are told to quit if they don't like the program — roughly 80% of trainees drop out of training before completion.
People sit outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 15, 2016.

‘Thank you for inspiring the next generation of women to dream big’: Read the letter JPMorgan top female execs just sent to the new NYSE p...

'Thank you.' That was the message six senior women at JPMorgan Chase had for Stacey Cunningham, who will become the first woman to run the New York Stock Exchange when she succeeds Thomas Farley.