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Why Some Founders Fail as CEOs

There have been many cases when the founder's desire for control overtook their motivation for profit

We tend to idolise founders who are able to take their company from the ideation stage to multibillion-dollar organisations. But, the truth is that founders like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg are rare to find; they are, in fact,  exceptions ...

by Sahil Vora  | May 15, 2019 06:00:00
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5 Steps to Handling a Crisis Like a Boss

I've read countless textbooks about crisis management, but I'm still disappointed at the lack of common sense

It’s wonderful when everything in your business runs smoothly. You know those days -- sales targets get smashed, you win new business and an IT upgrade actually finishes on time. But, we often learn more about ourselves and our businesses in times ...

by Paul Blanchard  | April 16, 2019 06:00:00
Startup Tips

What Are the Duties of a CEO?

Every company has one, but their roles can vary greatly. So, what exactly should you, as CEO, be doing?

A CEO is the highest-ranking executive manager and decision-maker of his or her organization. A company's top executive's duties can be far-reaching and extensive. From deciding on a strategic direction for the company to maintaining awareness of what competitors are doing, CEOs are ...

by Thomas Smale  | April 08, 2019 06:00:00
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Why the Best Entrepreneurs Have Employees Who Disagree With Them

You may have the highest respect for the late Steve Jobs. But would you have ever dared to disagree with him?

It’s an intuitive fact: To be successful, entrepreneurs must be powerful leaders whose employees immediately fall in line with their every command. When they make a decision, their employees follow almost automatically, and with respect, obedience and trust that their leader is experienced ...

by Anna Johansson  | March 20, 2019 06:00:00
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12 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Sharpen Their Leadership Skills

You'll do fine if you look at leadership as a responsibility and not as an ego trip

There’s a common misconception that every startup founder is a natural-born leader.While some successful entrepreneurs are, many founders simply take leadership skills for granted or never completely developed them. As a consequence, they’re unable to influence others, which makes it almost impossible to ...

by John Rampton  | February 28, 2019 06:00:00
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The Hard Truths to Tell Yourself About Delegating Responsibility

Offloading tasks and responsibilities is sometimes just the right move

Elon Musk’s interview with the New York Times last August gave the public a rare glimpse of the psychological challenges the iconic founder has faced as he attempts to lead two companies -- each valued at well over $1 billion -- into the next decade.Over the ...

by Gideon Kimbrell  | February 10, 2019 11:00:00
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Master These 15 Habits to Be Taken More Seriously at Work

Establishing your credibility takes time and effort

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to you (and you’re welcome for that earworm now). Every woman wants to be respected and admired at work, but often we are afraid of being perceived as too aggressive or too confident in our pursuit of greatness. While you ...

by Elana Konstant  | February 01, 2019 05:00:00
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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