Leadership

17 Traits That Distinguish the Best Startup CEOs
Leadership

17 Traits That Distinguish the Best Startup CEOs

Being a great leader requires more than just attention to detail. Keep these points in mind when taking your management up a notch -- or several.
A Bronx Cheer for Silent Cheering
Leadership

A Bronx Cheer for Silent Cheering

We are now told we cannot cheer for our children when they play sports. Any wonder why competitive zeal is dying in American business?
6 Ways a Leader Should Show Up
Leadership

6 Ways a Leader Should Show Up

Taking the reins of a company is more than just running the show. As a leader of a business, how you show up contributes to the value you create for others.
When It's Time to Fire the Productive
Leadership

When It's Time to Fire the Productive

It is not only the unproductive, slack offs that deserve the axe. Sometimes companies have to let go of their star performer.
Ballmer Reminisces, Advises in First Appearance Since Exiting Microsoft
Leadership

Ballmer Reminisces, Advises in First Appearance Since Exiting Microsoft

Here are five of the most interesting things that former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer said during his appearance yesterday at Oxford University's Saïd Business School.
Women Win in the Classroom, Struggle in the Boardroom (Infographic)
Leadership

Women Win in the Classroom, Struggle in the Boardroom (Infographic)

Ahead of International Women's Day, here's a look at where women have made improvements and where they are still falling a step behind.
What Separates a Great Leader From a Good One?
Leadership

What Separates a Great Leader From a Good One?

If you want to improve your ability to lead, treat it like any other skill you want to improve.
How to Set Your Office's Dress Code
Leadership

How to Set Your Office's Dress Code

You'd like your employees to dress for success, but sometimes, they're just a mess. Here are 4 ways to get your employees in appropriate attire.
If You Want to Lead, You Also Need to Manage
Leadership

If You Want to Lead, You Also Need to Manage

We think the key to being a successful leader has to do with vision and strategy. But it is also in nuts-and-bolts management.
How to Increase Productivity, Motivation and Engagement From Your Top Employees
Leadership

How to Increase Productivity, Motivation and Engagement From Your Top Employees

Despite advances in communication technology, many people still feel miserable and disengaged at work. Here's how you can turn that around.
Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book
Leadership

Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book

While many business books tout answers to startup problems, entrepreneurs aren't going to learn everything in a hundred pages. Instead, they need to get out there and make it happen.
The Secret to Becoming a Better Manager
Leadership

The Secret to Becoming a Better Manager

If you want to separate yourself from the middle-of-the-pack managers and get the most from your employees, here's what you need to do.
Know Yourself. Face Your Fear. Follow Your Heart.
Leadership

Know Yourself. Face Your Fear. Follow Your Heart.

Regret is the most tragic thing in life. Here’s how to avoid looking back, shaking your head, and saying, 'Wish I knew then what I know now.'
Slideshow: The Rise of Stiletto Networks - Top 5 Women's Power Circles
Leadership

Slideshow: The Rise of Stiletto Networks - Top 5 Women's Power Circles

As Women’s History Month kicks off, we profile a women's movement lurking beneath the scenes across several industries -- including the startup world.
How to Run an Awesome Unpaid Internship Program
Leadership

How to Run an Awesome Unpaid Internship Program

Twitter and Facebook may be able to pay their interns the big bucks, but for employers outside of Silicon Valley, that's wishful thinking.
What Does Your Company Stand For?
Leadership

What Does Your Company Stand For?

The road to excellence begins with defining and embracing a positive, effective company culture.
Secrets to Yawn-Free Board Meetings
Leadership

Secrets to Yawn-Free Board Meetings

Thinks of board meetings as a conversation to keep your leadership engaged.
You've Built a Startup. Now, Build a Legacy.
Leadership

You've Built a Startup. Now, Build a Legacy.

Entrepreneurs often want to build something beyond their company. They are looking to make a bigger impact on society and change the world.
From American Express to eBay, Businesses Cheer Arizona's Vetoing of Anti-Gay Bill
Leadership

From American Express to eBay, Businesses Cheer Arizona's Vetoing of Anti-Gay Bill

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a law that would have given business owners the right to refuse service to customers because of religious beliefs.
Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall
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Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall

Fitbit is the latest company that instituted a recall. Did it do it right? Also, seven steps to implement a recall program in your business.
The Problem With Your Business Is You: Making the Shift From Founder to CEO
Leadership

The Problem With Your Business Is You: Making the Shift From Founder to CEO

If your company is in a period of decline or stagnation, the issue with your business may just be you.
Simon Sinek on Why Great Leaders 'Eat Last'
Leadership

Simon Sinek on Why Great Leaders 'Eat Last'

The popular TED Talk speaker on the single most profound quality for excellence in leadership.
Searching for Wisdom? Search Yourself.
Leadership

Searching for Wisdom? Search Yourself.

There is nothing conventional about wisdom. A key to success is staying off the latest bandwagon and thinking critically for yourself.
Why Being Self-Critical Can Make You a Stronger Founder
Leadership

Why Being Self-Critical Can Make You a Stronger Founder

While having confidence will help entrepreneurs sell their vision, it is also important to focus on areas of weakness and how to improve.
An Exercise in Compromise: How to Agree to Disagree
Leadership

An Exercise in Compromise: How to Agree to Disagree

A healthy corporate culture ultimately hinges upon a leader's ability to make diplomatic compromises.
Before You Send That Angry Email, Read This
Leadership

Before You Send That Angry Email, Read This

Email and IM's sometimes give us courage to speak our minds after a workplace fight. Here's how to do those right.
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