Luis Aleta

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How Do Introverted Leaders Succeed? By Earning Respect

Introverted leaders. Five years ago you didn’t hear much about them. Particularly since Susan Cain’s excellent book Quiet (see my review below), they have been getting much more attention. But introverted leaders have been around a long time – Moses in the Old Testament appears to have been one. In …

How To Reduce Complexity In Seven Simple Steps

<i>This post is co-authored with Lisa Bodell.</i><p>Over the past several years we have heard hundreds of managers talk about the negative impact of complexity on both productivity and workplace morale. This message has been reinforced by the findings of major CEO surveys conducted by IBM and KPMG, both of …

10 Ways to Become the Most Productive Person Around

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever come across someone who just seemed to get so much done and was by far the most productive person you knew? Why can't you be that person?<p>Here are 10 ways to become the most productive person you know.<p>Start Slideshow<p>We really …

Productivity

6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager In 2014

When it comes to management, I’ve always been a bigger believer in fundamentals than fancy. Sure, there’s nothing at all wrong with, say, presentation skills that spellbind an audience of thousands, but when it comes to operational effectiveness, chances are that will be determined by how well you …

4 Things Every Real Thought Leader Has That You Need

When journalists need a quote for an article, it is unlikely that they look for the unreliable source over the credible or the fraud rather than the authentic expert. The same goes for consumers. A company without a reputation of dependable, quality products or services won’t win their business.<p>The …

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Leadership

Focus On Your Business By Looking Elsewhere

Busy entrepreneurs often find themselves weaving all-encompassing entrepreneurial cocoons in order to minimize distraction—eating, sleeping, and breathing their businesses. Don’t do this. That comfy little nest of yours is really just cutting off your most valuable asset—the lessons from the world …

Why You Should Never Prejudge a Sales Prospect

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In their book</i> Success Secrets of Sales Superstars, <i>sales experts Barry Farber and Robert L. Shook interview 34 industry leaders to discovers the sales moves that took them to the top. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer a first-hand</i> …

Real Estate

How Your Attitude Can Win You Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While great products can attract business, your attitude determines whether customers buy from you or not. In sales, you must make a commitment to first making sure you and your employees have a positive attitude before you focus on …

Self-improvement

Why Leaders Must 'Get Real' - 5 Ways To Unlock Authentic Leadership

Leadership is far less about what you are <i>doing</i>, than about who you are <i>being</i>. If you think about the people who have influenced you most over the course of your career and life, it’s likely that what impacted you most was not what they did, but about who they were being while doing it.<p><i>Genuine.</i> …

9 Leadership Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Very few people know their own leadership style -- or strengths and weaknesses, for that matter. But that's a mistake.<p>From leading a company to hiring workers, you necessarily must know what you're good at and what, if anything, you need …

Leadership

I Screwed Up: How 3 Famed Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fran Tarkenton, the football-pro-turned-businessman, tasted failure straight out of the entrepreneurship gate. "When I was 27, a lawyer friend told me he could help me start a business, and he could run it, and I should use my money," …

Entrepreneurship

Setting Business Goals: It Doesn't Have To Be A Waste Of Time

Setting a goal for your business can be valuable—but usually isn’t. I thought I was the last person on earth to learn how to make goals useful, but in a recent business planning seminar, people started taking notes furiously as I mentioned how goals can add to company profits. In case you, like me, …

Listening to Customers Yields Success

In my 40+ years as an entrepreneur, and heavily involved in the entrepreneurial community, I have observed the wild success of many businesses, and the fast failure of others. All had a superior product or service, so why did some fail? Many companies tend to focus too much on that product or …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

How to Think Like a Confident Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, projecting the image of a confident leader to your investors employees, and customers is crucial. But, self-assurance doesn't come naturally for many. Learning to think like a confident person can help you find …

Self-confidence

The Art Of Screwing Up

I was enjoying breakfast with my good friend, Danny O’Brien, recently, when our conversation moved to the topic of screwing up, making mistakes and the steps we take thereafter. Danny said, “The quality of our lives is not determined by whether or not we screw up—because we all will.”<p>“No, the …