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Entrepreneurs: Time to Fire Your Staff

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 21, 2011

There is little denying that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is a genius.  He created a site that not only attracts more traffic than any other on the web, but also influences behavior, business, and social norms at an unprecedented level. He is a brilliant software developer. He can sit down and build something that most of us could never even imagine existing with lines of code…

4 Things Leaders Must Do to Bring the Best Out Of People

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 18, 2011

According to a survey by the Conference Board, a global market research firm, most of today’s employees in the workplace dislike their jobs. In addition, a survey conducted by Right Management, a division of Manpower, illustrated that 60% of employees intend to leave their jobs when the economy improves. It’s no secret that the majority of today’s employees are unmotivated and disengaged in the workplace and their disengagement…

How Setting A Deadline Is A Must For Your Future

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 20, 2011

Have you ever written a “to do” list on a Monday and by Friday only two things on that list got done and you’re wondering how that happened? On Monday you were super excited to get your day started and to complete your list “to do” and then on Friday nothing got completed and you’re looking at yourself saying “how did this happen”? With every goal or system…

The Power of Magnetic Leadership

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 16, 2011

What is Magnetic Leadership? The answer to that question comes from defining what it is not. Uninspired leadership that disengages employees is the “reverse polarity” of Magnetic Leadership. Think of the successful professional who may have climbed the ladder without ever learning how to play well with others. Think of leadership that does not connect with people because the vision and purpose are not relevant to the Think…

Effectively Managing the Multigenerational Workforce

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 25, 2011

With competition for talent on the rise, developing a corporate culture of employee engagement and commitment has become a foundational imperative for most organizations. Creating and maintaining a high-performing workforce is at the core of nearly every business strategy, and the rewards for doing it right include increasing employee satisfaction, reducing turnover, optimizing productivity and positioning the organization for growth. The stakes are even higher for organizations that…

What Makes a Good Leader: An Interview with John Assaraf

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / August 22, 2011

As a teenager, John was involved with a negative ‘street’ lifestyle that could’ve easily led to jail or the morgue. In his quest to overcome these challenges, live a purposeful life and become a millionaire he studied brain science and quantum physics – as they relate to achieving success in business and life. Through consistent focus and application of what he learnt he was featured as one of…

How to Be Ready for Anything as the Leader of Your Business

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / June 21, 2011

Imagine yourself in this position: Less than five months ago, you were summoned from the private sector to join a newly formed national government. Your background is in retail; now you are heading up the nation’s mining industry. You are abroad on a state visit, still working to come up to speed, when word reaches you from your home office that there has been a mining disaster —…

Becoming a Better Leader by Converging Business and Technology

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / April 30, 2011

Businesses that engage in alternating leadership gain deeper understanding of the power and potential of technology for meeting business objectives by providing non-technologists with direct exposure to technology in a non-conventional construct. Through this exchange of responsibilities, business managers often learn how technology is more of a strategic instrument rather than a tactical tool. Likewise, technology managers obtain a multifaceted awareness for the business goals that drive the…

Leaders Are Made, Not Born

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 4, 2010

Peter Drucker wrote, “There may be natural born leaders, but there are so few of them that they make no difference in the greater scheme of things.” Leaders are self-developed, by working on themselves continually.  In his book, Talent is Overrated, Fortune editor Geoff C olvin shows how business leaders starting from the beginning of their careers, develop themselves through hours and hours of “deliberate practice.”  Like parts…

Being a Great Leader Means Not Doing it Alone

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 17, 2010

No one does anything worthwhile entirely by themselves. As a leader, your job is to get results through others. You treasure your team as if they were volunteers — because they are! Even if you pay them, your best people are free agents who could do anything anywhere else. Your team doesn’t have to work for you. So, the Big Question is,  Why should they be working for…

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