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4 Ways to Immediately Earn the Respect of Those You Lead (And How to Keep It)

Are you a leader? If so, earning respect is only half the battle; keeping it is just as important - and difficult

Are you ready to lead? If you want to succeed, you had better be.I've said before that the number one skill I'd focus on to achieve success in business and life is leadership. Leadership is the key to boosting productivity, creating more value in ...

by Lucas Miller  | November 19, 2018 06:00:00
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(Infographic) The 6 Best Ways Leaders Can Inspire Their Teams

Being an inspirational leader takes empathy, centeredness and clarity

One of the most effective traits of a leader is their ability to inspire and motivate a team. As a leader, you have to lead by example and the tone you set will resonate with the rest of your employees.So what’s the best way to inspire ...

by Rose Leadem  | September 04, 2018 02:00:00
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9 Ways To Recognize a Real Leader

Look closely and you'll see who they really are

Leadership is a trait many are quick to claim but few truly deserve.To be a leader does not mean wearing the title of "leader." It's not something you choose to be one minute and then choose not to be the next. A ...

by Nicolas Cole  | March 21, 2017 02:00:00
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Invest in growth: Your employees' growth, that is

Because too many leaders forget about the raw talent of the young rookies.

Warren Moon, Jim Kelly, and Dan Marino were some of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, yet they never received the Vince Lombardi trophy. That is because it takes more than just seasoned players to make a winning team.As a ...

by Brook Price  | March 03, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Leadership requires being gracious in defeat

Cam Newton gives a lesson on how leaders shouldn't behave when things don't go their way.

Losing sucks. There is really no other way around it. We can talk until we are hoarse about how important failure is, how missteps are vital in teaching us ways to do better, but if we are honest with ourselves, a life full ...

by Ray Hennessey  | February 11, 2016 12:00:00
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12 things you can do starting today to be a better leader

Good leaders should have these traits to earn the respect and trust of their subordinates.

Some believe certain people are born leaders. Others think an individual can learn to be a leader. Regardless of how you may feel you obtained your leadership skills, there are always ways to enhance your abilities. This list of suggestions may inspire you to ...

by Murray Newlands  | June 26, 2015 03:00:00
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How to be the best boss (Infographic)

Keep your employees happy by being the best boss.

Being a great boss means keeping your employees happy. The rest is gravy.Maintaining their happiness isn’t just important for morale—it’s important for your bottom line. Happy employees result in a more productive work environment, more satisfied customers and fewer workplace mistakes, according ...

by Catherine Clifford  | June 03, 2015 05:00:00
Startup Tips

7 ways to go from a 'boss' to a 'leader'

There's a big difference between being a boss and being a leader.

Many people view the terms 'boss' and 'leader' as interchangeable--but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, honestly answer this question: Do you: a) see your team members as an aggravating necessity that you have to put up with in ...

by Gina Folk  | May 05, 2015 10:00:00
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5 steps for finding an ideal mentor

Knowledge and experience aren't enough to run a business. You also need mentors to guide you. Here are ways to find a good one.

Looking for a business mentor?Leslie Rapp feels your pain--and she's in the business of solving it. She's director of training and development at Menttium, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based provider of corporate mentoring services and research metrics on business mentoring. That's right. People pay ...

by Jennifer Wang  | April 24, 2015 12:30:00
Startup Tips

You need a real vacation (and so do your employees)

Here are the top reasons why you need to take a real vacation sometimes.

Vacations are important. Done right, they can lead to fresh perspectives, creative insights, and reduced stress levels. There's a strong case to be made that taking the time to unplug is not only beneficial for our mental and physical health, but may ...

by Laura Entis  | March 31, 2015 01:00:00
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3 reasons every entrepreneur needs to take vacation time

Why do entrepreneurs need to take some time off, occasionally? Here are three good explanations.

There's a very strong and common tendency for entrepreneurs to put in 18-hour days when starting a company, setting an ambitious pace with little thought given to rest. Even with a talented team in place, many entrepreneurs can feel uncomfortable stepping away ...

by Lorna Borenstein  | February 20, 2015 06:00:00
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Are you a leader or a manager? Why understanding the difference is important

The balance between being a leader and a manager is important. Find out how both roles can complement each other.

As the owner of a small business, you’re faced with dozens of important decisions daily. With time, you’ve learned how to allocate your focus and prioritize your time. You might focus more on setting the overall vision and leave the management to ...

by Jeff Oddo  | January 28, 2015 01:30:00
Startup Tips

5 lessons a boss should learn from employees

Employers should take note of these five important lessons they can learn from their employees.

Being a manager isn’t easy. Often, employers are removed from employees -- it’s the nature of the relationship. Despite the distance often built into the system, employers are responsible for teaching and growing their people. While this is true and it’s always ...

by Andre Lavoie  | December 23, 2014 04:00:00