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Leadership Tips: Vol. 512

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Finish first. New research shows that bullies fail as leaders in the long run, says Fordham professor William Baker. Indeed, nice guys finish first.

Baker says it’s tough to describe “kind leadership,” but he tries. It doesn’t shield employees from reality. Instead, it treats them as adults. It builds resilience, lets them think big and helps them believe in what they can accomplish.

— Adapted from Leading with Kindness, William Baker and Michael O’Malley, Amacom.

First things first. Maggie Fox, founder and CEO of Social Media Group, jots down three goals—and only three—every morning. “If you have any more than three priorities,” she says, “you have no priorities.”

— Adapted from “Launch,” Inc.

Try this interview question. From Northrop Grumman: “Please tell me about a time when you had to influence someone in a leadership position to make a difficult decision or to get their approval.”

— Adapted from “Most Active Interview Questions and Answers,” Glassdoor.

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