6 Leadership Skills Every Entrepreneur Must Acquire

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting and building a company is all about leadership – formulating an idea, building a unique plan based on vision and experience, and forging a path over and through all obstacles. Here are some key conclusions: See leadership is a learned behavior, not a character trait.

Young Entrepreneur? How A Leadership Group Can Help You Succeed

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Leon Goren, owner and CEO of PEO Leadership, explains how a peer or leadership group can go a long way toward helping young entrepreneurs succeed. The post Young Entrepreneur? How A Leadership Group Can Help You Succeed appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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8 Team Member Types Test Your Entrepreneur Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

The most valuable assets of a new startup are the people on the team, and the most challenging task of the entrepreneur and team leaders is to spend their leadership time and energy productively. entrepreneur team leadership team members Victor Prince

7 Leadership Insights That Lead To Business Success

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During my many years in business, both as a professional and an entrepreneur, I always wished I knew the secret to success. business leadership business success entrepreneur insights John Amaechi

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Enhance Their Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Most new entrepreneurs don’t anticipate the learning burden of being the leader, including the sense of loneliness and isolation at the top. Even in a single entrepreneur startup, the leader carries a heavy weight.

It’s Time To Assess Your Leadership Style In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups provide leadership in the market. Entrepreneurs provide leadership to their startup. There are many styles of leadership, like dictatorial, laissez-faire, and democratic. What is servant leadership?

5 Benefits Of Business Leadership By Asking Questions

Startup Professionals Musings

Cohen in his classic book, “ Just Ask Leadership: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions ,” as leaders advance, they tend to oblige by asking fewer questions and providing more answers. Entrepreneurs and business executives have to keep reign over a very broad domain.

6 Leadership Requirements For Every Startup Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Almost every entrepreneur starts their journey by developing a solution, based on their idea of a new technology or required service. As pointed out in a classic book by leadership expert Herminia Ibarra, very few people are born knowing how to “ Act Like A Leader, Think Like A Leader.”

8 Leadership Actions Guaranteed To Improve Team Trust

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone knows and admires the leaders , including Google and Zappos, but most entrepreneurs have only a fuzzy idea of what to do to get there. He cites eight leadership actions, which I also recommend, from a non-scientific perspective, as a mentor to entrepreneurs.

10 Keys To Winning With Team Collaboration Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

The reigning theory in business has long been that “alpha” leaders make the best entrepreneurs. There will always be the need for decisive leadership, particularly in times of crisis, so I’m not suggesting total democracy. Leadership is fluid and bend-able.

9 Entrepreneur Leadership Principles Worth Practicing

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs feel they have innate leadership talents, but struggle with how to nurture these abilities and measure their effectiveness. Since I believe that a large part of leadership is personal confidence and initiative, I was drawn to a classic leadership book by Robert S. His focus and belief is that anyone can nurture their innate leadership abilities, to achieve business and life success. But above all, leadership is defined by action.

5 Team Engagement Principles Are Vital To Leadership

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The days of leadership without engagement are gone. Soon you won’t be able to name a business as one of your favorites if you can’t personally visualize and relate to company leadership. business leadership employee engagement work principles

Founder Interview: Abraham Gin on Entrepreneurs and Leadership

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We interviewed Mr. Abraham Gin, an entrepreneur, business coach, and CEO of Gin Consulting Group , which provides unique leadership development and training platforms. Another example is the City Table Leadership website that is created for the city of Kansas.

7 Startup Leadership Keys To Ramp Up Team Commitment

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs need to be effective team leaders, since no one can transform an idea into a product and a business without some help. The importance and the specifics of practical team leadership were re-confirmed to me a while back in the classic book, “ Unlocked ,” by Robert S.

8 Clues That You Need More Focus On Human Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs assume that success is dependent on their product expertise, coupled with some knowledge of how to run a business. Successful entrepreneurs today must practice human-centered leadership to compete and win.

7 Leadership Strategies To Rev-Up Your Team Vitality

Startup Professionals Musings

It takes a team, with effective leadership, to build a business. Many aspiring entrepreneurs default to team leadership by domination and control. Yet in my experience, the best entrepreneurs quickly learn the art of people connection. connected strategy team leadership

7 Business Leadership Keys To A Thriving New Venture

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One of the realities of being an entrepreneur is that you have to keep learning and changing to survive. Thus everyone has to make sure they are focusing on what is important, and making leadership decisions to save the business. That is what business leadership is all about.

6 Key Leadership Habits Required For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting and building a company is all about leadership – formulating an idea, building a unique plan based on vision and experience, and forging a path over and through all obstacles. Yet the image of leadership in business is at an all-time low, according to national leadership experts, considering the political debacles, record business bankruptcies, and executive fraud cases. Here are some key conclusions: See leadership is a learned behavior, not a character trait.

16 Leadership lessons from MS Dhoni for startups, entrepreneurs and managers

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Dhoni's leadership style offers invaluable lessons to managers/entrepreneurs at all levels. Entrepreneurship Leadership entrepreneurship entrepreneurship leadership leadership leadership lessons leadership lessons from MS Dhoni leadership style MS Dhoni leadership style startup

15 Entrepreneurs Describe Their Leadership Styles

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Every leading position in business requires a demonstration of diverse skills and leadership styles. Here’s how entrepreneurs and business owners lead their teams; #1- Leading from the front. One of the many blessings of success is the opportunity to ponder my leadership style.

25 Entrepreneurs Describe Their Leadership Styles

Hearpreneur

Every leading position in business requires a demonstration of diverse skills and leadership styles. Here’s how entrepreneurs and business owners lead their teams; #1- A coaching style. I would describe my leadership style as individualized, and balanced.

5 Leadership Initiatives Define Great Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. It takes leadership ability, as well as a good idea, to make a successful entrepreneur, and great leaders evolve from key leadership decisions along the way. Fortunately, basic leadership and entrepreneurial skills can be acquired from experience and training.

Leveraging Leadership Styles As An Entrepreneur

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by Kevin Abdulrahman, author of “ The Book On Winning The Game Of Life “ There are a number of different leadership styles that entrepreneurs employ successfully, and by understanding some of the more useful styles, you can become a better leader and a better business person. Some leadership styles are obviously unsuited to entrepreneurs or businesses that have a creative component. Which leadership style fits with your business and your personality?

Smart Entrepreneurs Favor People-Centric Leadership

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Thus I believe that business leaders and entrepreneurs need to focus first on people leadership, rather than process leadership. Thus I find that the best entrepreneurs and business leaders today are people-centric, but they never forget that efficient repeatable processes are required as the business scales up. Process leadership focuses on repeatability and efficiency only. entrepreneur Mike Diamond people-centric priority process-centric

7 Wise Leadership Strategies When Smart is Not Enough

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the entrepreneurs I have met are smart, but many are not always wise. I’ve summarized their basic principles here, in the context of early-stage entrepreneurs and startups, in the hope of providing a head start, and fewer mistakes to recover from, for every entrepreneur: Broaden your perspective for your passion, to the greater good. We all know a smart entrepreneur who wouldn’t give up the CEO role, and lost the company.

9 Entrepreneur Skills Which Drive Team Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups provide business leadership with new products, services, and new revenue models, but leadership startups can only be built by entrepreneurs who are leaders themselves, and incent leadership in the team around them. Leadership which incents other people to be leaders is called “contagious leadership.” This is the habit of focusing attention, directly or indirectly, on leadership efforts and accomplishments of another team member or group.

Entrepreneur Leadership Today Demands A Human Focus

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs assume that success is dependent on their product expertise, coupled with some knowledge of how to run a business. Successful entrepreneurs today must practice human-centered leadership to compete and win. There are many leadership styles out there that may have worked well in the past, including authoritarian and paternalistic. Effective entrepreneur leaders focus on getting people needs satisfied early. entrepreneur startup

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Soulful Leadership: Reimagining Leadership’s Purpose

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by Dr. Gaurav Bhalla, CEO of Knowledge Kinetics and author of “ Awakening a Leader’s Soul: Learnings Through Immortal Poems “ New times require new narratives… and leadership is no exception. Especially since the story of leadership today is one of serial crises with the meltdown occurring in virtually all organizations of civic society, ranging from government to education to healthcare, NGOs, and even religion. Leadership is a privilege, not an entitlement.

An Old Style Of Leadership Is Winning In New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups provide leadership in the market. Entrepreneurs provide leadership to their startup. There are many styles of leadership, like dictatorial, laissez-faire, and democratic. One that I hear discussed more these days, in this age of relationships, is called “servant” leadership. What is servant leadership? Greenleaf says that Martin Luther King, Gandhi, and Jesus were good examples of servant leadership.

Thought Leadership vs. Cult of Personality

Feld Thoughts

His thoughts on recasting “marketing” as “thought leadership” appeared on this blog in a post I Don’t Hate Marketing. From that point forward, I changed my entire perspective on “marketing” and now focus almost all of my ideas around “marketing” on thought leadership. Obsession is almost impossible to fake, and while it can be unhealthy in the extreme, it is a powerful filter for me when talking to entrepreneurs.

6 Leadership Insights To Inspire New Venture Founders

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting and building a company is all about leadership – formulating an idea, building a unique plan based on vision and experience, and forging a path over and through all obstacles. Yet the image of leadership in business is at an all-time low, according to national leadership experts, considering the political debacles, record business bankruptcies, and executive fraud cases. Here are some key conclusions: See leadership is a learned behavior, not a character trait.

6 Keys To Maximizing Your Own Leadership Performance

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as an advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs in business, one of the biggest failures I see is a lack of self-leadership. I define self-leadership as the capacity to set direction and make decisions, to positively drive your own performance. Leadership in business starts with making good personal choices. For example, I often hear from aspiring entrepreneurs that “I had that idea first, and he stole it, and is now making money on my idea.”

8 Ways To Use Personal Values To Highlight Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

True business success and leadership starts with real personal values, extends to building a team, and finally to inspiring customers and your community. My job as a new business advisor is to help entrepreneurs get over this chasm early. My approach has always been to suggest specific actions that have immediate impact, as well as highlight positive leadership attributes, leading to longer-term success and a commitment to values. People will seek your leadership as partners.

Few Entrepreneurs Achieve Extreme Leadership Status

Startup Professionals Musings

By definition, most entrepreneurs are thought leaders. Most entrepreneurs are not both. How do we prove to ourselves (and to others) that we are really exercising extreme leadership? In this extreme leadership model, leaders aren’t afraid to take risks, make mistakes in front of employees, or actively solicit team feedback. Many entrepreneurs who are great thought leaders are unwilling to listen and network. Business leadership is not a solo act.

16 Entrepreneurs Describe Their Leadership Styles

Hearpreneur

Every leading position in business requires demonstration of diverse skills and leadership styles. Here’s how entrepreneurs and business owners lead their teams; #1- Servant leadership. As a leader, I operate with a servant leadership mentality, and I expect the same of the other leaders within my company. One of the best ways to lead your team or business is to have a rather versatile leadership style. My leadership style is hands-on.

10 Leadership Elements That Maximize Business Value

Startup Professionals Musings

The key elements of leadership in a company, both individual and organizational, are less tangible, but very critical in setting a market value for investment, acquisition, or going public. In the investment community, these leadership elements are often called “goodwill.” For startups, the entrepreneur and founder is almost always the face of the company. Execution leadership. Leadership brand development. entrepreneur leadership capital startup valuation

The Need For Empathic Business Leadership In The COVID Environment

YoungUpstarts

Empathic Business Leadership. As an entrepreneur and technology enthusiast, he has enabled field sales and service-focused organizations to effectively manage their entire sales & service network with visibility, transparency, and efficiency.

How To Enhance Innate Business Leadership Abilities

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs feel they have innate leadership talents, but struggle with how to nurture these abilities and measure their effectiveness. Since I believe that a large part of leadership is personal confidence and initiative, I was drawn to a recent leadership book by Robert S. His focus and belief is that anyone can nurture their innate leadership abilities, to achieve business and life success. But above all, leadership is defined by action.

Nine Principles of Leadership for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Smart entrepreneurs always balance the risk with facts, when they have them, rather than their gut. Good entrepreneurs don’t want to be seen as perfect, and they have to be seen as willing to accept the fact that “the buck stops here.” The good news is that all of these principles of leadership are learnable. Don’t assume that success as an entrepreneur is only about great presentations, killing competitors, or having insanely great ideas.

7 Leadership Metaphors To Motivate Business Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

The hard part is providing the leadership required to align and motivate all the constituents and players – from engineers, to investors, vendors, and ultimately customers. Great entrepreneurs are not just idea people and then managers, they are extraordinary leaders. Most investors admit that they invest primarily in people, not ideas, and they inherently believe that they can sense this leadership ability needed to get the rapid growth and 10x return we all strive for.

Leadership Mistakes Plague Every Startup Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Even entrepreneurs who have built many startups, or sold their last one for millions of dollars, know they make occasional people leadership mistakes. They know leadership is all about managing their own complicated, illogical, and fallible human foibles, as well as the people they depend on. Thankfully, most mistakes won’t be as spectacular as the America Online merger with Time Warner for $350 billion, back in 2000, engineered by then superstar entrepreneurs Stephen M.

5 Phases of Leadership Growth Lead To Company Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of you aspiring entrepreneurs have no idea how dramatically your own role has to evolve as you develop a solution, start a business, and expect it to scale into a successful self-managed company. At this stage, I typically find a solo entrepreneur who creates, manages projects, directs, and oversees every step in the process. All teams must be motivated and engaged by your leadership and mentoring. Allison Maslan leadership growth scale success

5 Barriers To Wise Delegation In Business Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

It seems inherent in the mind of most first-time entrepreneurs that it was their idea, and they must do all the work themselves to make it happen. I saw this challenge highlighted well in a new book, “ Leadership Skills that Inspire Incredible Results ,” by Fred Halstead. Yet too many new entrepreneurs are paranoid, assuming that everyone has some other agenda, or may steal their idea. barriers business leadership delegating Fred Halstead