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3 Principles to Be a Great Business Leader, Not a Manager

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 4, 2014

I have a pretty straightforward philosophy on the types of head honchos that are out there. Simply put, there are the leaders and there are the managers. I think the biggest misconception about leadership is that being a leader and being a manager are mutually inclusive, that one can’t exist without the other. Not true. Sure, the head honcho of your company can definitely be a leader if…

4 Sales Skills All Leaders Need to Master

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 9, 2014

In today’s business climate, your ability to sell is your ability to lead. Companies’ stock prices climb and plummet based on leaders’ ability (or inability) to sell their day-to-day decisions to shareholders, and college sports programs live and die by the head coaches’ ability to sell the program to student athletes, boosters, and fans. Leaders are constantly in selling mode, promoting their ideas, their company, and their vision.…

How To Motivate Your Small Team in 6 Steps

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 10, 2014

  Motivating yourself can be hard. Motivating others? This is even more difficult. As an entrepreneur, it’s critical that your small team is excited to come into work and help your company grow. How do you do this? Glad you asked! Step 1: Meet Regularly Oftentimes, corporate meetings at larger companies are too-frequent and provide little value. Some small businesses decide to break free of this corporate mind-set,…

Managing People Who Are Older Than You? 3 Tips To Solidfy Your Leadership

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 11, 2013

When you’re running a business in your 20’s, you’re often managing employees who are years older than you and, in some situations, colleagues with decades more experience. When I started building The Global Good Fund, people had difficulty seeing me as the decision maker of the company because my co-founder is four decades my senior, not to mention extremely accomplished. During meetings, questions and commentary were often directed…

10 Quotes about Leadership & How You Can Apply Them

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 29, 2013

It is lonely at the top. A good leader is a good follower. Lead by example. These are some of the clichés we encounter when it comes to leadership. It’s tough to attribute these sayings to one person alone. Just the same, these power phrases exist to motivate us to become good leaders. Sometimes, however, we take these sayings for granted, repeating them over and over until these…

9 Personal Expenses You Should Cut From Your Budget

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 24, 2013

Q.What’s one personal expense you’ve cut out of your budget completely to save money and not missed? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert…

11 Skills Aspiring Startup Employees Should Have

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 14, 2013

Q.What one skill do you think young people looking for startup jobs should possess? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and…

Get Off Your Throne and Lead from the Trenches

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 9, 2013

I recently saw a cartoon that had a silhouette of a man sitting on a throne being pulled by 3 other silhouettes; the caption read “Boss” with an arrow pointing to the man in the throne.  Underneath was another cartoon.  It was very similar except for one major difference.  The throne was empty and there were 4 silhouettes pulling the throne with a caption that read “Leader”, pointing…

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