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.

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.

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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.

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.

7 Leadership Principles To Get You From Smart To Wise

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?

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.”

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.

8 Keys To Effective Team Leadership In Startups Today

Startup Professionals Musings

The responsibility for leadership rests on you as the founder or CEO, and your leadership style. Many entrepreneurs still fall back to the traditional “control” leadership paradigm, but I don’t see it working so well any more. This rarely happens with total control leadership.

Developing Leadership Skills: What You Need to Know

Startup Professionals Musings

The bridge from talking to knowing to doing is all about leadership, confidence, and initiative. I found a good summary of the dynamics behind personal business leadership, and how to get there, in a recent book “ Leadership Rigor! ”

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.

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.

5 Elements of Leadership You Can’t Succeed Without

Startup Professionals Musings

He concludes that there are five leadership elements that include him, but are not always about him, that lead to success. Share the mantle of leadership. about you bob burg john david mann leadership success

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 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.

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.

10 Golden Rules Of Millennial Leadership

YFS Magazine

Young entrepreneurs are often inexperienced and overzealous, which prompts the need for guidance and to foster leadership skills, by those more experienced and successful. Lead leadership starting a business personal development business lessons success 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.

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.

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.

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

4 Emotional Intelligence Skills To Transform Your Leadership Style


author of “ The EQ Leader: Instilling Passion, Creating Shared Goals, and Building Meaningful Organizations through Emotional Intelligence “ In today’s work settings, many of the old-style hierarchal and authoritarian styles of leadership have become obsolete.

What Is Leadership?


This past year I asked Don Faul to come and speak about Leadership and what he has learned in his career as a Special Forces marine, and senior executive at Google, Facebook, Pinterest and Athos. ” The type of leadership technology companies need changes as they grow.

10 Leadership Traits That Can Damage Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

business entrepreneur negative leadership traitsDoes it really take a few flaws to make a great entrepreneur, or are the rest of us just confused about what a perfect business person is all about?

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.

Companies Need Women Leadership Style


Their leadership style has been the key to achieve it, considering challenges they face in on our society to do so. Historically, leadership has carried the notion of masculinity and the belief that men make better leaders than women is still common today.

8 Leadership Lapses Every Business Owner Must Avoid

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.

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. Of course attending some leadership events is good for executives because that’s how you build relationships with the industry.

Authentic Leadership

Scott Weiss

During my short tenure at Cisco, I attended a leadership offsite where Lee Scott was the featured speaker. He humbly delivered a powerful hour-long speech on leadership ­­­— without notes or slides, as he paced the stage, hands in pockets. Andreessen Horowitz Companies Leadership Management Motivation a16z authenticity leadership scott weiss

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.

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

8 Keys To Business Success – Values-Based 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.

Startup Success Depends On Your Leadership Skills

YFS Magazine

Lead leadership personal development startup advice startup lessons successBeing a leader doesn’t come with a how-to guide, but a couple of key tactics can go a long way.

7 Key Principles of Question-Based Leadership To Win

Startup Professionals Musings

This question-based leadership approach starts with humility and a firm belief in the old adage, “There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.” Ultimately, it creates leadership businesses as well as business leaders. business entrepreneur question-based leadership

7 Leadership Actions To Win In This New World Of Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Traditional business leadership practices, including autocratic, reactive, and narcissistic, aren’t working. Of course, these are great, but they don’t happen without enlightened leadership coming first. Dynamic leadership refers to an energy or force that is spirited and magnetic.

Rating your CEO leadership skills

John Morris

The post Rating your CEO leadership skills appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. He began his remarks with a ten point test to assess the level of sophistication … Continue reading → The post Rating your CEO leadership skills appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. Leadership Accountability Core values execution goals KPIs leadership management Metrics mission statements planning SMART goals strategic partners Strategy Team meetings Teamwork

6 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Hone Leadership Skills

Startup Professionals Musings

A real business requires leadership – thought leadership to attract customers and mind share, as well as people leadership around a team, partners, and investors. Emulate the leadership attributes of entrepreneurs you admire, such as Richard Branson.

4 Ways To Better Your Leadership Skills


Strong leadership skills are often relative to success, whether you’re looking to gain traction in a start-up company, strengthen an established brand, or see a project come to fruition. This is something you can refine and implement into your own leadership position.

Top 5 Leadership Skills of Successful Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

These qualities of leadership inspire confidence and hard work. It is leadership, and it’s not as innate, as unachievable, as you might think. Human Resources & Leadership business leadership entrepreneurship leadership skills young entrepreneurs to follow

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.

The leadership soak period

Jeff Hilimire

The post The leadership soak period appeared first on Begin the Begin. Jeffrey Immelt, former CEO of GE ( who I wrote about recently ), talks about the need for leaders to have a soak period when making big decisions. By taking the appropriate time to make a big decision, i.e. letting the idea have time to soak in, usually the correct answer surfaces. I always do better when I force myself to take time on a decision.