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How Being Vulnerable Can Make You a Stronger Business Leader

You don't have to wear a suit of armor every day to inspire your workforce

The following excerpt is from Jeffrey Hayzlett’s book The Hero Factor: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations and Create Winning Cultures. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound“Every entrepreneur is in that fetal position when they’re away from their company too many times. Someone ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | January 17, 2019 12:00:00
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Billionaires Like Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Mark Cuban Live by Ancient Stoic Philosophy

Staying humble and knowing that we don't know everything are big success factors

It all started around 304 BC when Zeno, a wealthy merchant and founder of Stoicism, sailed from the Mediterranean? port of Piraeus, known for its notoriously stormy weather. Zeno ?was shipwrecked and lost everything, but when he finally arrived in Athens, he ...

by Sam Barry  | January 15, 2019 12:00:00
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Find Out What Your Business Style Says About How You Work -- And How to Get Out of Your Own Way

Your business style has pros and cons -- the question is, are you using your style to optimum benefit?

Your business style impacts your relationships, your communication and your income -- and when you don't know your own business style, you'll create problems without knowing why. Knowing your own business style and working with it deliberately will help you see and claim all the ...

by Jesse Johnson  | December 23, 2018 06:00:00
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(Infographic) 10 Proven Ways Good Leaders Build Trust With Their Employees

Trust is vital for your business, so here's how to build it with your employees

According to an infographic by Business Backer, 93 percent of employees feel that trust in their boss is essential to being satisfied at work. Employees who aren’t satisfied might be tempted to work with less excitement, to miss work or cause problems within ...

by Matthew McCreary  | November 21, 2018 06:00:00
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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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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
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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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