How founders can become better leaders

Founding and growing a startup is a tough job. Apart from dealing with the challenges of making a name for the company, you're also busy managing the day-to-day responsibilities of keeping the company afloat. With so much focus on your management skills, it's easy to forget how important your leadership skills are for ensuring the survival of your startup. Leadership expert Dr. James R. Bailey has been researching and teaching about leadership for more than 20 years. In this article he shares ho...
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Five female leaders on their biggest hopes


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How to build a next generation leadership team

While you may have to occasionally hire externally, investing in leadership development benefits the company as well as your employees. A leadership team that's risen through the ranks is often better equipped to reinforce the company's culture and vision. And having an effective leadership development program helps you recruit talented employees who are seeking opportunities for advancement. With this in mind, Marty Fukuda shares here "four keys to building a winning leadership development init...
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How to create a personal branding plan in 30 minutes (even if you hate "personal branding")

Personal branding is essential for advancing your career and, if you’re just starting out, a strong personal brand that reflects your skills, personality, and values, will help you to impress potential employers. To help you get started, writer and personal brand strategist Marietta Gentles Crawford shares her top tips for giving your personal branding a boost by creating a three-stage plan that only needs 30 minutes of your time. [Read the full article on themuse.com]
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Yes, I will work this weekend -- on one condition

As a new employee who wants to create a good impression, be seen as a team player, and get a good performance review, it can be difficult to say no to your boss even if it means having to work on what should be your day off. And yet, however daunting it may seem, it’s important that you set boundaries. In this article, HR expert Liz Ryan shares a great example of polite and professional boundary setting, along with problem solving, in an interaction that demonstrates the employee’s leadership po...
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Want your best employees to never leave you? Give them the 7 things they need the most

Employee engagement impacts the success of any business and it’s a leader’s job to create a company culture that motivates employees to be effective, creative, and productive. And the key to creating that culture is for leaders to have a basic understanding of human behavior, says Marcel Schwantes. With this in mind, he shares here the seven things your employees need the most to become a high performing, highly engaged team. [Read the full article on inc.com]
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5 ways leaders can build team spirit

One of the greatest business lessons to be learned from legendary basketball coach John Wooden is the importance of how leaders treat the people around them. Coach Wooden didn’t just want ‘great players’ on his team—he wanted players who would make the team ‘great’. This is what team spirit is all about and it’s the leader’s responsibility to build it. Here, Craig Impelman shares five top tips for developing team spirit based on Coach Wooden’s philosophy. [Read the full article on success.com]
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4 questions successful leaders aren't afraid to ask themselves

As a leader your number one priority is to bring out the best in others, and yet to inspire others you also need to focus on bringing out the best in yourself as a leader. If asking your employees thought provoking questions helps you “inspire others to think creatively, get engaged, be accountable, and take action,” there are also questions you can ask yourself to improve your effectiveness as a leader. Jo Miller, the founding editor of Be Leaderly and CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching In...
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New manager checklist: 6 tips for being a good leader

Stepping into a leadership position for the first time can be challenging and, if you don’t have any previous experience or training in management, the transition from employee to manager can be confusing and stressful. Management and HR experts share here their top tips for first-time managers to help you develop an effective management style, build a strong relationship with your team, and foster good team dynamics. [Read the full article on businessnewsdaily.com]
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America's top-rated CEO just taught a brilliant lesson in leadership

A leadership style that focuses on flexibility and emphasizes results over hours worked is one of the main reasons Clorox CEO Benno Dorer received a 99% approval rating from his employees, making him the highest rated CEO in Glassdoor’s 2017 survey. Justin Bariso explores here the importance of flexibility, how success in the workplace should be measured, and how embracing shifts in worker perspectives not only contributes to employees feeling empowered it also helps build loyal relationships. [...
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