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Characteristics of a Great Leader: Discover Your Style

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 17, 2022
Which characteristics are true of a great leader? When it comes to figuring out your management style, there are a few things to consider.

Which characteristics are true of a great leader? When it comes to figuring out your management style, there are a few things to consider. There might be a lot of confusion, questions, and uncertainties for someone taking the reins of a leadership post for the first time. They’ll want to know the most common characteristics of a great leader and seek to emulate them. What qualities distinguish an…

6 Ideas to Form Bonds with Your Employees

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 20, 2019
Resolving Employee Conflict

As a CEO, you’re at least partially responsible for directing, inspiring, and leading a team of employees. Most people take this as a cue to be as professional and distant as possible, setting a firm standard of stoic, duty-focused professionalism for others to follow. An impression of strength removes vulnerabilities and allows others to trust you, right? However, it’s often even more valuable to break down those walls…

Get Taken Seriously By Your Employees

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 14, 2014

  If you want to be effective as a manager, you need your staff to take you seriously. This can be a challenge for new CEOs, starting entrepreneurs, and business owners who are not used to being in a leadership role. No matter how long you’ve been in management, you need the respect of your employees. When you want them to take you seriously, the following tips can…

What Can Young Entrepreneurs Learn from the Game of Basketball?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 2, 2014

Many people say that basketball is more than just a sport. For the most part, that is true; in fact, it is often known to be a metaphor to just about everything, from love, relationships, to life in general. Not surprisingly, the concepts and philosophies that exist in this world-renowned sport can also be applied in business. For twentysomethings who are planning to start their own respective ventures…

Leverage Your Employee’s Personalities to Create An Awesome Team

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 8, 2014

Working in a team is never easy. Different people with different backgrounds, beliefs, and morals have several, sometimes opposite, opinions at a time. On the other hand, running a team is harder still. As a manager, you are tasked to work on something with the help of diverse team members. However, having team members who are different from each other need not be problematic. There are ways to…

How to Motivate Your Team at Work

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / December 31, 2013
Resolving Employee Conflict

Thanks to the likes of David Brent, it’s easy to see team motivation as excruciating at worst and slightly cringey at best. But if you’re in charge of a group of people then it’s your responsibility to commit time and effort to ensure they’re happy and productive. So the question is – how can you get the best from a team of people without channelling your inner Brent?…

The Secrets of Creating a Powerful Company Culture

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 20, 2012

I hate to break it to you, but here’s the scoop: Just about any business advantage that you pride yourself on can be copied by a competitor. The only question is when your competitors are going to get around to it. The culture of your company is the exception to this rule. Strong company cultures are overwhelmingly knockoff-resistant. At Apple, insiders such as former Senior Vice President Jay…

The “No One Will Work As Hard As You” Philosophy

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 6, 2011

Many small business owners have adopted the philosophy that “no one will care as much or work as hard as the owner.” While this may be true of individual circumstances, painting the entire entrepreneurial landscape with this broad brush is really far from accurate. Sure, if employees don’t have a stake in the company, they may not carry the same weight or responsibility as those who do, but…

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