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10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reigning theory in business has long been that "alpha" leaders make the best entrepreneurs. These are aggressive, results-driven achievers who assert control and insist on a hierarchical organizational model. Yet I am seeing …

3 Things You Don't Really Need to Be a Great Leader | Inc.com

We all do what we do because of deep-seated needs. Most founder-owners, for example, start businesses because of a <i>need</i> for freedom and autonomy. Most leaders arrive in leadership positions driven by a <i>need</i> to make a difference.<p>Some needs sour, however, taking the edge off otherwise great leaders and …

Leadership

7 Ways that Great Leaders Think Differently

What do all the great leaders have in common? Find out the 7 ways that great leaders think differently for the rest of the crowd.

10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” But, becoming a great leader isn’t easy. Successfully maneuvering a team …

6 Things Exceptional Leaders Do Better | Inc.com

What makes an exceptional leader exceptional?<p>This was the topic I had the fortunate opportunity to discuss recently with a class of graduating university seniors. Many of the students believed that future business leaders needed a new set of leadership skills that recognized the new global economy …

Self-improvement

Three Qualities Every Leader Needs to Succeed on a Team

“I want your help developing my direct reports into stronger leaders,” John* the new CEO of Fasseni, a $350 million technology company, told me several years ago.<p>Initially, I approached the request like any consultant might.<p>First, I asked John why he wanted my help. He told me that Fasseni had …

How great leaders fire up employees and customers

<i>This is a excerpt from</i> G3: The Gift of You, Leadership, and Netgiving <i>published with permission from author</i> Tim Cork<i>, ©2013. He is presently the president of Straight A's Inc., an international provider of leadership development, coaching and sales training.</i><p>"The leader of the past was a person who …

Can Great Leaders Stay On Cruise Control? In A Word, No

Sometimes on hectic days I wonder if there will ever come a time when life is easier. I love to use the cruise control in my car. I just sit back without worrying about the speed because it’s all taken care of by the car. Pilots in airplanes use an auto pilot that safely guides them to their …

Three Questions Great Leaders Ask Themselves More Than Once

The demand for great leadership is at an all-time high. All across the world, in business, academics and government, people want leaders that can be trusted, relied upon and that have a genuine commitment to help solve the pressing problems that are holding back the advancement of community, …

5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't

The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a …

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

This week's book suggestion is not about design per se but it's essential to designers willing to run their own business or simply trying to get …

INSTANT MBA: Great Leaders Are Able To Look Beyond Themselves

"The great leaders I've studied are all people whose energy and drive are directed outward. It's not about themselves ... Take Bill Gates. His deep, abiding passion was for what software could do in the hands of all kinds of people. He wanted Microsoft to be a conduit for it. I don't think it ever …

Being a Great Leader Means You Go First

A <i>leader</i> will help your organization steer through tough times; a <i>good</i> leader will have a plan in place already to react quickly to change; a <i>great</i> leader will have course corrected long ago so that you will never know what dangers were in your path.<p>Part of being a great leader is setting your …

The Mark of a Great Leader

Years ago, when most organizations were based on the hierarchical business model of the Industrial Age, great leaders were those who were unemotional, rational, even mechanistic. Those days are gone. Today’s leader, especially one who is in charge of a dynamic, global organization, finds himself or …

Leaders need to think about the compassionate choice and ripple effects

Research on unintended consequences can make for hilarious cocktail conversation. For example, in response to a rat problem in Hanoi during colonial times, a policy was crafted to offer cash rewards for each rat tail delivered to authorities.<p>Clever residents saw an opportunity to farm rats, cut off …

Sustainability

Kindness Does Not Equate To Weakness In Leadership

Following World Kindness Day, it’s a time to reflect on being kind and, for those of us who lead organizations, a time to think about kindness in leadership.<p>For many critics, kindness in leadership equates to weakness. However, in today’s age of open feedback available on the web both from …

The Content You Read Shapes How You Lead: Top 10 Leadership Themes

People are consuming massive amounts of content each day via their smartphones, laptops, tablets and the multiple social media platforms, blogs and publications they engage with. Carefully observe the leaders in your organization – <b>the content they create and/or read shapes how they lead</b>. This is …

Good Leaders Admit Their Bad Decisions...And Correct Them

“No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.” <b><br>–Turkish proverb</b><p>Like many proverbs, this simple line captures a universal truth: as hard as it may be to admit you’ve made a mistake and correct it, it’s always better to do so than to try and brazen it out. The wrong road won’t somehow …

7 Characteristics Of A Social Leader

Okay, it’s time to come clean: Besides HR and Talent Management – I’m <i>obsessed</i> with social media, community, leadership and continuous learning. And I have been for years. In fact, this week marks the third year anniversary of my weekly TalentCulture #TChat Radio and Twitter Chat. I feel like the …

Leverage Your Professional Wisdom To Effectively Increase Leads Online

<b>Content for content’s sake is a thing of the past.</b><p>There’s a common misconception with many established businesses and startups that content marketing online means providing continual content with keywords, and the integrity and actual resourcefulness of that contact is not as important as it’s …

Why Great Leaders Get Passed Over: 4 Reasons | Inc.com

A while back we looked at the four key reasons good leaders go unrecognized. But there's another category of leader, one who experiences even more frustration: leaders who <i>are</i> recognized as such, but who, for reasons unknown to them, never receive the recognition (or, perhaps, promotion) that they …

Leadership

Growing Leaders From Within And The Lessons Learned

My startup was going through the typical growing pains. We’re growing to the next level and adding staff, but as core founders we are still wearing too many hats. When we were smaller, we led the company across all departments. Now, I’m concerned that we can become the bottleneck.<p>Promoting …

What Inexperienced Leaders Get Wrong (Hint: Management)

There are an awful lot of leaders in trouble these days. Not just those under attack for ethical lapses, accounting problems, or excessive compensation – retired college presidents are the latest to join corporate executives in the latter category. The trouble I’m referring to is getting new ideas …

4 Stages of Leadership

Yesterday while I was at Christ Fellowship in Miami, I did a leadership talk for their staff team. At the end of my talk, we took some time for Q&A. …

Investing in Leadership

Most people can identify effective leadership when they see it, interact with it, and work with it. We know how great leaders manage crisis situations or how they inspire greatness in their teams. The great debate on whether leaders are born or made actually doesn't matter at all -- it's not about …

The Essentials of Leadership – Part 3 – Insight, Inspiration, Impact

A leader’s authority to lead emerges from the reach and breadth of his/her vision. Leaders see into the future and doing so they perceive an as yet …

10 Big Leadership Weaknesses

President Obama's recent festival of apologies over the bumpy start to healthcare.gov underlines why it's important to know and manage the more typical reasons leaders fall down. Such faults point us to better leadership, and better leaders can make a better world. This is a key premise of my work …

10 Commandments of Effective Leadership by T.D. Jakes

The 10 commandments of effective leadership by T.D. Jakes are laws every leaders must abide by to lead effectively. These commandments were from the 2013 pastors and Leaders conference hosted by T.D. Jakes:<p>Here are the 10 commandments of effective …

Leadership

Online Training Software | Learning Management Software LMS | eLeaP

Simple. Innovative. Trusted.<br>Enterprise Learning Management System Made Easy.<p>Use eLeaP, a top-10 learning management system, to easily create, deploy …

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