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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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Stop Trying to Pretend That You're Perfect

Be a courageous leader who illuminates flaws instead of hiding them

The ability to be vulnerable is such an important aspect of life that I switched the two words sitting on my nightstand from "Thank You" to "Radical Humility," as a reminder to be humble and allow myself to be vulnerable. And it's not ...

by David Meltzer  | August 29, 2018 02:00:00
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(Infographic) The Art and Science of Delegation

To spare your time and sanity, sometimes you have to let others take the wheel

Entrepreneurship means wearing a lot of hats. At times, you might find yourself playing accountant, hiring manager, marketer and CEO all at the same time. Not only that, but in addition to the time commitment, starting a business can also require lots of money. ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 31, 2018 12:00:00
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3 Ways Successful Leaders Find the Best Talent

You aren't the only one looking to hire good people

It’s tempting when you’re trying to fill a job vacancy to settle for the first person remotely qualified for the position. However, doing so means missing out on better prospects and can increase costly employee turnover. According to data from G&A Partners, ...

by Deep Patel  | July 12, 2018 02:00:00
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Wanna Be CEO? You need to Overcome These 3 Bad Leadership Traits

Though your career might've taken a giant step forward, there's still plenty of (personal) work to be done

You've made it. After all your hard work, you've climbed your way to the top of the corporate ladder to become the CEO of your company.But, there's no time to bask in the glory of your accomplishments. The business world is incredibly ...

by Nathan Resnick  | July 02, 2018 12:00:00
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4 Tasks Successful Leaders Should Delegate

As a business owner, you can't possibly do everything -- and you need to not only accept that fact but embrace it

Starting your own business is about more than just doing what you love -- it's about doing it on your own terms. Independent of their choice of industry, many entrepreneurs are drawn to the idea of being their own boss.What they don't ...

by Peter Daisyme  | June 22, 2018 06:00:00
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These 4 Old-School Leadership Principles Still Ring True Today

Technology changes a lot very fast. People, not so much

The business world has certainly changed since leaders like David Ogilvy or Peter Drucker were looked to for leadership advice. But just because the workplaces of today are more inclusive, diverse and faster moving doesn’t mean that the leadership principles espoused by a previous generation of ...

by John Boitnott  | June 15, 2018 06:00:00
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Great Leader?

Because it takes everything you've got

I recently hosted the Next Level Leadership Summit in Connecticut, where the main focus was answering the following question: What does it take to lead?The attendees were seasoned businessmen who ran multiple 7-figure businesses. They had a chance to hear from entrepreneurs ...

by Raul Villacis  | June 14, 2018 06:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Timeless Leadership Lessons Everyone Can Learn from Dr. Jose Rizal

Rizal's writings may have changed the course of history but it was his effective leadership that brought people together

The Philippines would not have achieved independence from Spain on June 12, 1898 without the patriotic leadership of Dr. Jose Rizal, whose writings instilled nationalism among his countrymen that led to a popular revolution many years after.When Rizal traveled to Spain to ...

by Henry Ong  | June 13, 2018 02:00:00
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To Be an Effective Leader, Sometimes You Need to Give Yourself a Time Out

Nine questions for building self-awareness

I had just finished a difficult meeting with our legal team about an infringement on our company’s copyrights. I came into my next meeting without signaling to my team what I was feeling in the moment, nor did I take the time ...

by John Stoker  | June 06, 2018 06:00:00
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The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today

In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, this was in an era of no radio and no television. People would ...

by Shawn Doyle  | June 02, 2018 06:00:00
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What's the Secret to Becoming a Leader? Stop Being a Boss

Striving to become a legendary leader? Ditch those management habits and focus on the bigger picture

Although the difference between managers and leaders appears almost nitpicky at face value, it’s actually quite distinct. The former control the direction of progressthrough existing and emerging processes; the latter provide vision and inspirationwithout getting in the trenches. Think of leaders as premium fuel ...

by Peter Daisyme  | May 25, 2018 02:00:00
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These are the 5 Worst Leadership Qualities: How Many Does Your Boss Have?

A positive attitude isn't always a great look for a leader

Sometimes, good intentions backfire. Your boss might think they’re displaying impeccable leadership qualities by being a cheerleader, always insisting the team can succeed, even though consistent success is a pipe dream at best.They might want to give employees freedom but end up not providing enough ...

by Lydia Belanger  | May 17, 2018 02:00:00