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15 Mistakes Successful Leaders Know to Avoid

Leaders who affirm their team's strengths and potential are rewarded with high performance and overall success

Much of what a business leader does can be boiled down to a handful of important skills. These include tackling workplace issues and problems, setting reasonably high expectations, and understanding how to motivate and manage people while effectively communicating with everyone.Though there ...

by Deep Patel  | November 07, 2018 08:00:00
Startup Tips

What Traits Do Employees Look for in Leaders?

Stereotypical male traits such as assertiveness and competitiveness are 'must-haves', says research

Employees see stereotypically male characteristics like assertiveness and competitiveness as “must-haves” in a leadership role, while feminine leadership traits such as kindness and sensitivity towards others as non-essential or just “nice to have”.These were the major findings of a new study, which was ...

by Pooja Singh  | October 22, 2018 06:00:00
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When Times Are Tough, Give Your Team This Pep Talk

It's one that LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has given many, many times

Entrepreneurship is not easy. Not every day will be a good one. And what do you do then?Step one: You remind yourself that you’re not alone. "At some point -- and usually at many points -- the startups I’ve founded or invested ...

by Jason Feifer  | October 06, 2018 09:00:00
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(Infographic) The 5 Worst Traits a Business Leader Can Have

If you're the boss, it could be difficult to tell that you're actually driving employees away

A bad boss can not only decrease morale but they can ultimately drive employees to quit. But if the boss is you, it could be hard to tell that the reason for high employee turnover is actually you. That’s why it’s important to know exactly which leadership traits ...

by Rose Leadem  | October 02, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

What Research From Google Can Teach Us About Great Leadership

Check out this list of the top behaviors of Google's best managers

Back in 2008, a team of researchers at Google started a fascinating project called Project Oxygen, in order to determine the qualities of their highest-performing managers. Recently, that team updated its research and modified and added some qualities. Here is that more recent list of ...

by Shawn Doyle  | September 21, 2018 12:00:00
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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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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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