7 Wise Leadership Strategies When Smart is Not Enough

Startup Professionals Musings

Strive to create your own authentic path to wise leadership. First adopt the six leadership elements including perspective, action orientation, role clarity, decision logic, fortitude, and motivation. Have you assessed your leadership style lately against these principles?

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. The world may not be ready for your great solution just yet, but leadership can carry you for the duration.

7 Strategies For Brand Leadership Through Influencers

Startup Professionals Musings

The actions required to become an influencer today are all related to traditional leadership, but key elements need to be given a much higher priority in this age of the Internet and pervasive video.

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. Here are some key conclusions: See leadership is a learned behavior, not a character trait.

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. What is servant leadership? new venture relationships servant leadership startups

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.

10 Leadership Elements That Work In Today’s Business

Startup Professionals Musings

The pervasiveness of social networking and the Internet has caused a new focus and value on “openness,” which leads to a new element of leadership, called “open leadership.” The mantra of open leadership is “Be Open, Be Transparent, and Be Authentic.”

Leadership Guide for Every Business Growth Stage

ReadWriteStart

Sometimes you change in your leadership role without even realizing a transformation has occurred. But, you’ll want a leadership guide for every business growth stage. These precursors are there to warn you about the leadership role required.

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. barriers business leadership delegating Fred Halstead

5 Leadership Principles That Inspire Loyalty And Productivity

YFS Magazine

Lead company culture leadership personal development workforce developmentAre you a leader worth following?

5 Inertia Traps To Avoid In Your Business Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

From his leadership consulting with a host of companies, clunky and innovative, he explains why owners and executives fall into traps of inertia and he details the critical pragmatic leadership skills needed to regain the required momentum.

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. I now have a simple way to separate between cult of personality and thought leadership. Entrepreneurship cult of personality obsessions thought leadership

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. Down-line it’s the leadership model you use with your internal teams and external partners.

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. Here are some key conclusions: See leadership is a learned behavior, not a character trait.

[Infographic] Essential Business Leadership Characteristics

YoungUpstarts

To lead a company in a profitable direction, executives must master some essential business leadership competencies. Enhanced collaboration is at the core of effective leadership. Professionalisms leaders leadership

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.

How To Mentor Millennials Into Business Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Millennials need our coaching and mentoring to build confidence, to improve how they handle business relationships, tackle new responsibilities, and handle leadership roles. business leadership coaching danita bye mentoring millennials

6 Strategies To Optimize Self-Leadership For Business

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.

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.”

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.

7 Poor Leadership Habits You Must Avoid At All Cost

Startup Professionals Musings

Like many other career-minded business professionals, are you still waiting impatiently for that appointment to a leadership position, so that you can begin demonstrating your real leadership ability? Being “too busy” or overwhelmed is the most common excuse for leadership failure.

7 Leadership Lessons From Successful Immigrants

Startup Professionals Musings

Brian Buffini entrepreneur immigrants leadership startup successIn my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas.

10 Behaviors That Highlight Your Leadership Ability

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my years of experience as a new business advisor, I always find leadership to be more important to business success than any new technology or innovative solution. The challenge is to adequately define leadership in terms of everyday activities.

Soulful Leadership: Reimagining Leadership’s Purpose

YoungUpstarts

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.

Smart Entrepreneurs Favor People-Centric Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus I believe that business leaders and entrepreneurs need to focus first on people leadership, rather than process leadership. Process leadership focuses on repeatability and efficiency only.

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.

Is Your Leadership Style Motivating or Demoralizing?

Startup Professionals Musings

business demoralizing Dianna Booher leadership style motivatingEvery business leader realizes their primary objective is to motivate people to do what is required, yet all of us with any experience in business tend to remember most those times when we felt highly demotivated by our leaders.

Recognizing and Reducing Fear Makes Leadership Work

Startup Professionals Musings

When leaders are in fear, be it for their own security, sense of affiliation, or self-esteem fears, they become blind to how they might be using fear in their own leadership. The best leadership is providing real motivation from the work itself, and the drive to build something lasting.

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.

5 Engagement Principles Now Drive Business Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

10 Key Strategies For Innovation Leadership By Design

Startup Professionals Musings

In businesses, this requires a new internal culture and leadership. Whether you are looking to further your career as a business professional, or plan to take a leadership position in your own business, developing these key attributes will pay big dividends.

How Leadership Styles Evolve To Match Business Stages

Startup Professionals Musings

By Ernst Gemassmer, Chairman, Startup Professionals As a retired executive I now reflect on my own leadership styles in different situations during my extensive career. I have concluded that leadership styles must be in line with the ‘life cycle’ of companies, as discussed below.

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.

7 Ways To Demonstrate Leadership In A Business Crisis

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, the best will probably tell you that entrepreneur struggles are the best leadership teachers in the long run. Your initiatives will also cement your own leadership perception. business leadership Richard Branson struggling business

The Five Myths Of Leadership

YoungUpstarts

These are widely held beliefs about leadership, but they are false beliefs and ideas. Many myths about leadership cause significant problems and can throw you off course in your leadership journey. Is the secret to leadership locked in our genes?

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. That style of leadership should serve you well as far as trying to grow your business.

10 Keys To Open Leadership While Maintaining Control

Startup Professionals Musings

The pervasiveness of social networking and the Internet has caused a new focus and value on “openness,” which leads to a new element of leadership, called “Open Leadership.” The mantra of open leadership is “Be Open, Be Transparent, and Be Authentic.”

Encompass Leadership Will Groom A New Breed Of Leaders

YFS Magazine

Lead encompass leadership leadership personal developmentHere is a fundamental fact: People want to work with and for a leader who conveys they care about the wholeness of the person.

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. Leadership is fluid and bend-able.

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.

Chewy S-1: Category Leadership + Conveyor Belt Into Consumers’ Homes

View from Seed

Bottom line, Chewy appears to be a pretty robust commerce business: It has a solid leadership position in a large and growing category. The post Chewy S-1: Category Leadership + Conveyor Belt Into Consumers’ Homes appeared first on NextView Ventures.

9 Keys To Maximizing Your Business Leadership Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

In that context, I just finished a new book, “ Leadership Material ,” by Diana Jones, containing a wealth of insights, compelling stories, and examples taken directly from her coaching sessions with current business leaders. diana jones entrepreneur leader leadership material messages

5 Leadership Initiatives Define Great Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

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.