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The 5 Characteristics Of Great Leaders

If you want to give your business a good start toward success, it has to start with leadership, and leadership has to start with you.<p>There are essentially five characteristics of great leaders. The first of these is being flexible. Not everything goes as planned. Competitors change tactics, …

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6 Leadership Styles And When You Should Use Them

Great leaders choose their leadership styles like a golfer chooses a club: with a clear understanding of the end goal and the best tool for the job.<p>Taking a team from ordinary to extraordinary means understanding and embracing the difference between management and leadership. According to writer …

55 Point Checklist to Grade Entrepreneurs

<b></b>The following checklist is my comprehensive criteria for how to grade entrepreneurs. I’ve developed it over the years by running Docstoc and helping thousands of folks start and grow their businesses.<p>As I was once told in grammar school, the following exercise will test “your ability to follow …

5 Ways to Train Yourself to Be a Great Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There aren't many natural born leaders. Most leaders take responsibility for training themselves to be effective. Whether you learn from the wisdom of others or get insights from personal experience, becoming a more effective leader is …

Women On the Senior Leadership Team?

A couple of years ago, I posted an interview with Jenni Catron, the Executive Director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN. She mentioned that …

Hardest Leadership Skill You'll Ever Learn | Inc.com

Any great leader faces a multitude of challenges every day. Whether it's communicating strategy, helping people through change, holding on to excellence in the face of compromise, or just navigating the leadership environment, there is no shortage of development opportunities lurking in each day's …

It Doesn't Just Happen: 9 Strategies for Creating a Leadership Development Culture

I’m at the Chick-fil-A headquarters today with Mac Lake and several ministry leaders talking about leadership development. Most churches do not have …

Forget What Your Customers Need; Branding Is About What They Want

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the second</i> in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Leader? Take The Test

Most everyone, regardless of their current role, wonders if they’ve got the right stuff to become a strong leader. Today is your chance to find out.<p>I became aware this week of an interesting platform and philosophy of character-based leadership created by Aprille Trupiano, an International Business …

Don't Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You | Inc.com

The ability to juggle work is a standard job requirement.<p>Researchers have another name for this supposedly desirable skill, however: chronic multitasking.<p>If this sounds more like an affliction than a resumé booster, that's because research has shown again and again that the human mind isn't meant …

The Biggest Leadership Mistake of Failing Companies

<i>Here, Holger Rathgeber, co-author of</i> Our Iceberg Is Melting <i>offers his perspective on mistakes he sees leaders making today – short-term moves that lead to long-term tradeoffs.</i><p>Poorly managed companies are running out of cash and leaving the playing field. That’s the rule of the game. But …

6 Actions of Great Managers | Inc.com

How would you measure yourself as a manager? There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the great? Every situation is different, but we have consistently seen six qualities--all of which must be juggled simultaneously--that great managers demonstrate.<p><b>1.</b> …

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Why prefer Coke over Pepsi or GE over Samsung or Ford over Chevy?<p>In markets that aren't natural monopolies or where there are clear, agreed-upon …

The 3 Pillars Of The Innovation Economy

Key leadership concepts for creating sustainable innovation include emotional intelligence, cross-collaborative culture, and repeatable processes. Here’s how to foster them in your company.<p>In his 1942 book, <i>Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy</i>, economist Joseph Schumpeter introduced the notion of an …

Are You Still a Great Leader? | Inc.com

One of the challenges every leader faces is knowing when it is time to move on. This is relatively straightforward for leaders who fail, or leaders who aren't held in high esteem. They tend to get pushed out. They get hints. It is, however, a problem for leaders who are successful, loved, and …

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