Soulful Leadership: Reimagining Leadership’s Purpose


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. Leadership is about action; leaders are hired to do something.

5 Phases of Leadership Growth Lead To Company Success

Startup Professionals Musings

You may have a strong product development background, but typically have minimal experience in hiring and leading team members and groups, or managing financials. You likely have hired a few helpers, such as an assistant, a social media coordinator, and a bookkeeper.

Servant Leadership In Action


by Ken Blanchard, author of the best selling “ The New One Minute Manager ” and the new “ Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results “ To me, servant leadership is the only way to guarantee great relationships and great results.

5 Barriers To Wise Delegation In Business Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

I saw this challenge highlighted well in a new book, “ Leadership Skills that Inspire Incredible Results ,” by Fred Halstead. Of course, full trust must be earned, but it is critical to do some due diligence before hiring new team members, or establishing partnerships.

16 Entrepreneurs Describe Their Leadership Styles


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. This culture guides the type of people that we hire, and when necessary, the ones that we fire.

Leadership is More Than a Memo

Steve Blank

While Silicon Valley has grown to have global influence, in many ways the cultural leadership from the venture community has dramatically shrunk in the last decade. Among other things the book reminded me how important leadership is in setting startup culture – both consciously and implicitly.

Why the Future for Entrepreneurs is Organizational Leadership

The Startup Magazine

However, organizational leadership is a key skill that every entrepreneur needs to manage a successful company that grows over time. If you are interested in leading a company, then consider studying organizational leadership. What Is Organizational Leadership?

How To Hire Great Employees


Look for these habits when you interview and make hiring decisions. The most effective employees look for weaknesses within an organization both to correct those weaknesses and to show skill and leadership. Don’t hire people at any position if you don’t believe they can be decisive.

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Is Your Leadership Style Motivating or Demoralizing?

Startup Professionals Musings

Hire people perceived to be less capable than themselves. Ineffective leaders tend to hire “helpers” rather than “help.” If you hire people smarter than yourself, they will be motivated to complement your skills, and both you and your business will benefit.

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.”

Entrepreneurial Leadership Can Save Any Business

Startup Professionals Musings

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. In fact, large organizations need entrepreneurial leadership and thinking just as much as startups.

7 Leadership Keys To Startup Survival


Hire the best. Unless they are uniquely qualified, this isn’t the time to hire your buddies. Peter Sheahan, Founder and CEO of Karrikins Group , is known internationally for innovative business thinking and thought leadership.

10 New Leadership Attributes Drive Startup Success

Startup Professionals Musings

I agree with Dr. Ardi’s writing, that most successful workplaces of the future need to adopt the following beta characteristics, and align themselves more with the beta leadership model: Do away with archaic command-and-control models. The best teams are hired with collaboration in mind.

Leadership Is From Experience, Mentoring and Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

Some will argue that people leadership is a skill you have to be born with, but I’m convinced that it can be learned from experience, mentoring, and failures. They reach to find mentors who have been there, read books on the subject, and participate in leadership development programs.

3 Qualities Of Effective Leadership In The Modern Workplace


by Gary Douglas, author of “ How To Become Money “ Throughout the twentieth century, authoritarianism was the most common (and seemingly most effective) form of workplace leadership. The true value of a staff member often has nothing to do with the job they have been hired into.

Are You Hiring Candidates With High Integrity?


What should you look for if you want to hire people with high integrity? With that in mind, you would be right to assume that Buffett knows a thing or two about the hiring process and how to hire the right person to contribute to your overall business success.

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Hire For Cultural Fit Over Competence

Feld Thoughts

The first people you hire in your startup are critical to your company’s success. So it’s easy to say that you need to hire the “absolute best people you can find.” Now, you obviously will not hire someone who is low on both competence and cultural fit. And you obviously will hire someone who is high on both competence and culture fit. This is a deadly mistake in a startup, as this is exactly the wrong person to hire. Recruiting hiring recruiting wsj

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How to Hire the Right Leadership Team for Your Startup

Up and Running

As soon as you start pulling together your first leadership team, you’ll be making big decisions about how to push your business to the next level and will be relying on others to share your vision and your passion. So, what do you need to consider when hiring? Hire people who fit.

How Women In Leadership Roles Can Change The Workplace


by Andi Simon, author of “ On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights “ As women have taken on greater leadership roles in the business world, it’s paid off for both them and business.

Rockstars Wanted? 6 Things To Look for In Your Next Hire


Hiring a new employee is more expensive than you think. According to a 2010 study from the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California-Berkeley, the average cost of a new hire is $4,000, plus salary and benefits. Sales leadership expert Ken F.

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On Leadership. And Diversity of Character.

Both Sides of the Table

It’s relatively easier to answer that question when you’re a founder & CEO and have total control over hiring & firing. I learned about leadership again in my first job out of school. I was hired by Andersen Consulting in 1991 during the midst of a recession.

“Joinership” Is The New Leadership


It’s no secret that most companies value leadership over just about anything else. However, in my experience, there’s another component more important than strong leadership — an element that rarely gets the spotlight, because it’s all about not stepping into the spotlight.

Grow Your Business By Hiring Nurturing Leaders?


authors of “ Psychological Nutrition ” Many of us unconsciously believe that women in leadership roles should be like men — whether we will admit this or not. Yet, Machiavellian Marys continue to be prominent in leadership positions of power across sectors.

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Social Media and Thought Leadership for Founders

This is going to be BIG.

Similar to the longer form posts, try to think of sharing something meaningful that you want people seeing when they search for you—like why you started your company, what’s important to you about this business, or something specific about your leadership style. However, it’s not an unreasonable ask that there’s some human semblance of you on the internet that a potential hire or funder can find if you’re asking them to commit several years of effort to helping you.

The True Cost Of Poor Leadership


Bad leadership can be the result of insufficient training, an inadequate understanding of the business, and weak management skills. So, what exactly is bad leadership costing your business and what can be done to safeguard against it? by Will Bridges, HR Consultant at Unum.

The Generic VC / PE Reference Questions For An Executive Hire

Feld Thoughts

How does Person X rank concerning leadership ability? Would you hire Person X again? ” The post The Generic VC / PE Reference Questions For An Executive Hire appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Venture Capital hiring pe personnel VCI’m on the receiving end of a lot of reference calls. I try to be thoughtful and direct in my responses, but I’m increasingly annoyed by the generic nature of the questions.

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9 Leadership Initiatives To Ramp Up Team Engagement

Startup Professionals Musings

Hire and train for engagement levels, as well as skills. entrepreneur leadership team engagement Toms Shoes ZapposMost new entrepreneurs have great ideas, and many are highly skilled in building their solutions.

Debunking The Biggest Myths Of Hiring: Four Faulty Beliefs That Could Be Hindering Your Company’s Selection Process 


by Scott Wintrip, author of “ High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant “ There’s a shortage of skilled workers across all industries in the country. Hiring delays indicate a problem with your selection process, not a talent flow issue.

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Advice On How To Make Your First Analytics Hire

View from Seed

Recently, I’ve been working with a few of our portfolio companies to help them think about how to recruit and interview their first analytics hire. When to make your first analytics hire. So when should you start thinking about your first analytics hire?

Tackling The Talent Gap: Best Practices For Uncovering New Hires


It is harder to diversify if your first few hires are homogenous, so branch out beyond your typical hiring pool to seek out diversity of all types —race, gender, culture, and education. When you think you’ve found the right hire, do your due diligence to ensure it’s a two-way fit.

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10 Leadership Traits That Can Damage Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Sometimes I see very smart entrepreneurs who struggle with tough issues, like hiring and firing people. business entrepreneur negative leadership traits

Few Entrepreneurs Achieve Extreme Leadership Status

Startup Professionals Musings

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. Business leadership is not a solo act.

On Leadership, Teams, Success & Happiness

Both Sides of the Table

Lately the topic of leadership & teams has been coming up a lot in my daily life. It’s my belief that through exceptional leadership you attract great teams that do more than the sum of the parts. ON LEADERSHIP. How can I hire a team without any money?

8 Leadership Practices That Will Make You Memorable

Startup Professionals Musings

Here is just a small selection of the sometimes counterintuitive practices he observes that I believe are common to this level of leadership: Create master-apprentice relationships. Willing and able to hire on the spot. entrepreneur leadership superbosses Sydney Finkelstein

How To Improve Your Leadership And Management Skills


In the past, we’ve talked about how hiring the best and focusing on the things that matter are among the 7 leadership keys to startup survival. Gaining the right leadership and management skills is not a difficult thing to do too. Others leadership leading people management

Chartered Managers adding leadership value in Australia & NZ

NZ Entrepreneur

In an era rife with corporate misdeeds at the hands of poor leadership – from Volkswagen’s ‘emissionsgate’, to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach, to the banking royal commission – more than ever, consumers are losing faith in businesses and their leaders.

The ‘Moneyball’ Approach To Business Hiring


It comes down to clear goals, interdependencies and rules of engagement,” McCarthy says, Every corporation claims to hire only the best and the brightest but it is evident that getting the best and brightest to function as a team can be a challenge.

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A Growing Startup Should Only Hire Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where they decide to hire some “regular employees” for sales, marketing, and administrative tasks. What they should be doing is hiring only “entrepreneurs,” meaning people who think and act as if this is their own business.

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3 Tips For Hiring Managers On How To Recruit Veterans


It’s great that so many businesses are saying they want to hire veterans. You have to do some legwork to meet them halfway, but for some hiring managers they might not know where to start, especially if they don’t have a military background.

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Sixteen Signs You May Be Practicing Cowardly Leadership


by Mike Staver, author of “ Leadership Isn’t For Cowards: How to Drive Performance by Challenging People and Confronting Problems ” It’s a tricky time to be a leader. You don’t have to be an out-and-out coward to let fear impact your leadership.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

Both Sides of the Table

Having time to think about “leadership” at most startups feels like a luxury. So spending time thinking about what your leadership style is, whether it’s effective and what you could do to improve it can yield dividends. Here are some quick guidelines on what I think it takes to build a sense of leadership: 1. They hire their initial co-founders and early employees and everybody has a sense of “mission.”

Announcing NextView & Reboot’s Founder Communication & Leadership Series

View from Seed

In our podcast series together, Reboot and NextView will focus on communication and leadership challenges facing startup founders specifically. There is so much content out there about being a founder, and for whatever reason, “soft” skills like communication, leadership, and mental well-being are either considered second-tier topics or, unfortunately, they’re criticized outright. (“Startups are hard!

What is Leadership?

David Cohen

Recently Steve Wulchin (who has also been an investor in our funds at Techstars since the beginning) was asked by two of his nieces to talk to them about leadership. As part of his preparation for the session, Steve polled a number of people that are in leadership positions, including me. These are people that Steve has known for years, and their experiences cover a wide range of leadership roles in a variety of organizations. A’s hire A’s. B’s hire C’s.