Leadership Qualities

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Matt Williams.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Matt Williams.

The man that shadowed Jeff Bezos and later became the founder of Pro.com is looking to take your questions about leadership, scaling, funding, building a team, raising venture capital and determining product-market fit.
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5 Characteristics of Those Who Earn the Right to Lead
Leadership Qualities

5 Characteristics of Those Who Earn the Right to Lead

To excel as a leader you must put the team ahead of yourself and not be puzzled by the paradox.
Marty Fukuda
Why Are Leaders So Afraid of Change?
Managing Employees

Why Are Leaders So Afraid of Change?

To drive and inspire their teams through a transition, leaders must be open to feedback and criticism about themselves, too.
Gershon Mader
3 of the Most Helpful Lessons I've Learned as a CEO
The Grind

3 of the Most Helpful Lessons I've Learned as a CEO

While there is no manual for being a leader, there are a few things entrepreneurs can do to help better steer the ship.
AJ Agrawal
The No. 1 Quality You Need to Grow Your Business
Growth

The No. 1 Quality You Need to Grow Your Business

Find out how to cultivate this quality and foster growth in your business.
Lewis Howes
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Books

The Surprising 'Superpower' Billionaires Want That You May Already Have

It's not making money. It revolves around something that, if you're smart, you're already doing every day.
Alex Barker
Why Sincerely Caring for Your People Yields the Greatest ROI
Leadership Qualities

Why Sincerely Caring for Your People Yields the Greatest ROI

Leaders who take an interest in the wellbeing of their teams don't worry about having disengaged employees.
Sheldon Yellen
10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders
Leadership Qualities

10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator.
Travis Bradberry
5 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Employees
Communication Strategies

5 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Employees

Effective communication with employees takes effort, repetition, thoughtfulness and most importantly needs to come from the heart.
David Krantz
Smart Cookies: 5 Business Lessons Leaders Can Learn From Girl Scouts
Lessons

Smart Cookies: 5 Business Lessons Leaders Can Learn From Girl Scouts

While not all of us were lucky enough to be Girl Scouts, there's still time to build those skills in the trenches.
Samuel Edwards
How Jazz Music Prepared Me for Life as a CEO
Leadership Qualities

How Jazz Music Prepared Me for Life as a CEO

While we think of executives as rigid, driven and all business and musicians appear to be casual and more free spirited, these two roles have a lot more in common that you think.
Luc Burgelman
Why Rebellious Kids Make More Money Later in Life
Personality Traits

Why Rebellious Kids Make More Money Later in Life

Not listening to your parents may be profitable, research shows.
Benjamin Snyder
11 Secrets of Irresistible People
Confidence

11 Secrets of Irresistible People

Some people, regardless of what they lack -- money, looks, or social connections -- always radiate with energy and confidence.
Travis Bradberry
7 Qualities That Distinguish Genuine Leaders From Bossy Poseurs
Leadership

7 Qualities That Distinguish Genuine Leaders From Bossy Poseurs

The boss is somebody whose job is telling people what to do. Leadership is much more.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Leadership Qualities

Leadership qualities are the distinguishing characteristics and attributes of good leaders. Leadership and its qualities have been the subject of study throughout history. Whether leaders are born and not made can still be a matter of debate. What makes a great leader is far from a clear-cut formula of traits and talents. But they do share some things in common. In business, or in any field, an effective leader often exhibits the following:

  • Vision
  • Trustworthiness
  • Communication skills
  • Team-building skills
  • Confidence
  • Inspiration
  • Competency
  • Assertiveness

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