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 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

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.

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

The Startup Magazine

At the beginning of each advanced leadership workshop session, business thought leader John Spence asks attendees how many currently have a written list of their key leadership philosophy and values. What Is a Leadership Philosophy? Personal Leadership Philosophy Examples.

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.

Female Leadership When Women Mentor Other Women


How does female leadership get such bad rep? The bad rep generated solely by female leadership. Many men have assumed leadership roles merely because they could. The post Female Leadership When Women Mentor Other Women appeared first on.

Are You Guilty Of These 5 Leadership Mistakes?

YFS Magazine

Here is a look at five leadership obstacles I've encountered as an entrepreneur and how I overcame them. Lead leadership personal development

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.

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.

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.

Forward looking leadership

John Morris

The post Forward looking leadership appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. You have detailed your teams priorities will be for the first … Continue reading → The post Forward looking leadership appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers.

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.

Four Leadership Mistakes And How To Course-Correct

YFS Magazine

Uncategorized company culture leadership personal developmentAs a leader you'll eventually encounter mistakes that need to be addressed. How effectively you correct behavior directly impacts your business.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.”

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

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.

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 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.

5 Cs Of Servant Leadership


by Vijay Eswaran, author of “ Two Minutes from the Abyss: 11 Pillars of Life Management “ Leadership is not about telling people what to do. Servant leadership means different things to different people. They had leadership thrust upon them.

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.

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.

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.

Leadership and Mental Health

Feld Thoughts

Jerry Colonna and I are having a fireside chat and Q&A about leadership and mental health on Tuesday, June 28th at 3pm at The Josef Korbel School for International Studies. The post Leadership and Mental Health appeared first on Feld Thoughts. It is being co-hosted by Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network and DU’s Project X-ite. Please register and join us. Announcements

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.

What Personal Leadership Takes

Inc Startups

New England Patriot Super Bowl star Marquis Flowers reveals what it takes to reach your potential.

4 Ways To Fix Broken Leadership And Build Trust

YFS Magazine

Lead leadership personal developmentWe don’t just need leaders to rise to the top. It’s time to transform what the top looks like. Here are four ways to get started.

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.

Ten leadership lessons from Alibaba’s founder

VC Cafe

Jack Ma alibaba china jack ma leadershipI finished the book “Alibaba, The House that Jack Ma Built” by Duncan Clark. I recommend it. Its hard not to get drawn to Jack’s Cinderella story. Coming from a very humble background, his. This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more!

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

6 Lessons On Change Leadership From The NFL, Military And More

YFS Magazine

Lead change leadership company culture leadership personal development workforce developmentSometimes you can learn the most from industries that are different from yours. Especially when it comes to affecting change.

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.

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.”

Millennial Women In Leadership, Don’t Lean In – Leap

YFS Magazine

It is incumbent upon women in leadership positions to capitalize on this “perfect storm” moment in the feminist movement. Lead feminism leadership women entrepreneurs women in business

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Leadership in Tough Times

Instigator Blog

The all-time most popular post on this blog is 10 Essential Business Leadership Skills. It ranks near the top of Google results for “leadership skills” (which is what drives most of the traffic).

Best Practices for Effective Leadership

Inc Startups

Yes, leadership can be learned and practiced just like any other business skill.