Leadership Qualities

Why Tesla Employees Fear Elon Musk, According to One of the Company's Co-Founders
Elon Musk

Why Tesla Employees Fear Elon Musk, According to One of the Company's Co-Founders

Working under a leader that's as eccentric, brilliant and intense as Musk is sure to come with its fair share of challenges and benefits.
Lisa Eadicicco
9 Tests Every Leader Must Pass
Leadership

9 Tests Every Leader Must Pass

You can maximize your influence and make your organization a better place to work and your home a better place to live. And it starts here, with your own self-examination.
Alan Zimmerman
Do This to Become a More Effective Problem Solver
Listening

Do This to Become a More Effective Problem Solver

Shhhhh. Can you hear it?
Beth Kuhel
Remember, Your Behavior Is Contagious
Leadership

Remember, Your Behavior Is Contagious

No one is going to buy what you're selling if you don't own it yourself first.
John Brubaker
5 Things Real Leaders Do Every Day, According to Henry Ford
Leadership

5 Things Real Leaders Do Every Day, According to Henry Ford

Summer is the perfect time for every entrepreneur to turn up the heat on developing their leadership skills.
Adam Toren
Tom Brady, 'Deflategate' and the Lesson for Business Leaders
Reputation Management

Tom Brady, 'Deflategate' and the Lesson for Business Leaders

The unfolding scandal of under-inflated footballs and a Super Bowl played on a very cold day is a sobering reminder that reputations are frail and not easily restored.
Brian Fielkow
12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently
Leadership Qualities

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

True confidence -- as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities -- has a look all its own.
Travis Bradberry
5 Steps to Becoming a Recognized Leader in Your Field
Thought Leaders

5 Steps to Becoming a Recognized Leader in Your Field

By showcasing your position as an authority in your field, you will yield yourself more customers and thus more sales.
Brian Horn
Hard-Earned Lessons From Building a Remote Culture
Managing Remote Teams

Hard-Earned Lessons From Building a Remote Culture

While the benefits of working on a remote team can be tremendous, being successful requires radical commitment from your team's leadership.
Nick Francis
Shocker! Entrepreneurs Often Are Not CEO Material.
Entrepreneurs

Shocker! Entrepreneurs Often Are Not CEO Material.

An entrepreneur who serves as CEO of a company he launched has found the two roles are very, very different.
Murray Newlands
When John Sculley's Back is Against the Wall, He Does This: Your Weekly Tips
Weekly Tips Roundup

When John Sculley's Back is Against the Wall, He Does This: Your Weekly Tips

The former Apple chief and an NFL star-turned entrepreneur share unique strategies for leading and succeeding.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader
Leadership Qualities

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Guide, don't control your employees -- and admit when you're wrong.
Gina Folk
5 Things to Work on to Protect Your Business Before a Crisis Hits
Survival Strategies

5 Things to Work on to Protect Your Business Before a Crisis Hits

If you left your business for six months, would you have the right survival systems in place?
Doug Wagner
4 Methods to Increase Employee Productivity
Productivity

4 Methods to Increase Employee Productivity

Often the results of an employee's work vs. time spent don't exactly match up. Here are a few tips to improve efficiency, engagement and productivity in the workplace.
Herb Axilrod
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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