There are many ways that a person can reach a senior, management or other leadership roles without having strong leadership skills. Some companies tend to promote technical staff based on years of service, expertise in another area, or vacancies needing to be filled. You may find yourself in a leadership position without the skills and experience that would help you to truly … [Read more...] about What Qualities Make You Stand Out as a Leader?
How to be a Leader
If you want to succeed as a business owner, you need leadership skills. But, as Vince Lombardi once famously said, “Leaders aren’t born, they are made.” Often, they’re made in MBA programs. MBA programs impart essential leadership skills you’ll need to succeed in business, whether you’re mid-career or just starting out. While there’s a lot you can learn on the job, you … [Read more...] about Build the Leadership Skills You Need to Succeed in Business
Textbooks on strategic planning describe actions taken in the marketplace by competing companies to gain competitive advantage. Major types of strategies are cataloged and given various names by different authors. Often these strategies and tactics are so bold and innovative that they "change the rules of the game." Leaders are increasingly being advised to seek that objective … [Read more...] about Understanding How Leaders Think
The most successful entrepreneurs are said to possess business acumen. Business acumen, together with vision, business savvy and shrewdness, propel the business magnates to the top of entrepreneurial ladder. What really is “business acumen”? Wikipedia defines business acumen as the ”keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a business situation in a manner … [Read more...] about How to Increase Business Acumen
Many entrepreneurs have difficulty using their instinct or their gut reaction to guide them in business and on their path to success. It stems from our childhood when we were told to think before we do, to study the problem first, to weigh the options, and to formulate a plan before taking action. All of these involve a thinking process, and in business, sometimes instincts are … [Read more...] about How Well are You Using Your Instincts in Business?