Fortune magazine once published an article entitled “The Best Advice I Ever Got.” It was a great article that offered wit and wisdom about achieving business success. I liked it so much, that it motivated me to produce my newest book, Leadership—Best Advice I Ever Got
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This article focuses on the “best advice” people have received in helping them become effective and successful entrepreneurs.
Great advice comes from many sources – parents, other relatives, consultants, bosses, co-workers, mentors, teachers, coaches, and friends. The important point to remember is to stay open, listen to everyone, but develop your own leadership style.
Finding the right balance doesn’t mean moderation in all things. Rather it means being versatile and flexible. It means using the appropriate style to fits the needs of the situation.
Managers and leaders must express their ideas clearly, concisely, and completely when speaking and writing. If your written messages aren’t clear or lack important details, people will be confused and will not know how to respond.
Performance Management is the process managers use to focus, align, and improve their employees’ performance. It includes setting expectations monitoring/measuring performance and taking action
Some people can’t see beyond today. They have no vision. Other people see new possibilities but have trouble describing them clearly, concisely and convincingly. Still others see what’s possible, describe it, but never take the first steps to achieve their vision. To be an effective leader all three actions – seeing what’s possible, describing what’s […]
The job of a manager/leader is very demanding and stressful. Managers need a clear understanding of what creates stress and how to deal with it effectively. The three parts of the managing stress triangle are: demands, coping skills and reactions
Management literature describes numerous management styles, but they can be boiled down to three basic styles – directing, discussing and delegating, The 3-Ds of Management Style. The appropriate style provides the right amount of structure and support for each situation.
The self-fulfilling prophecy maintains that “what you expect is what you get.” High expectations lead to high performance; low expectations lead to low performance.