Explore with me how some of the multitude of definitions for the word “leader” actually serve as a performance standard for leadership.
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Embracing a cause makes good business sense. Other things being equal, many consumers would rather do business with a company that stands for something beyond profits.
Regardless of what’s happening outside of their enterprises – with the economy, other businesses, or other people – self-employed entrepreneurs and small-enterprise owners must ensure their own vision and clarity, and navigate the common challenges, the ups and downs, that come with entrepreneurship.
Whether you own your own business, lead a corporate division, or simply need to collaborate with others in order to do your work, one thing is certain: you need to communicate, and communicate well, to truly shine.
What distinguishes good conflict from corrosive conflict? What are some of the symptoms that neglected conflicts are simmering beneath the surface in your group? And what can you do to prevent or resolve such conflicts?
Harry had done his Post-Acquisition Due Diligence and knew now why his stomach had warned him. He had seen what was driving the company and each of its units. He had seen its strengths, its weaknesses, its innate trajectory – its very soul.
Every company has a reputation. The challenge is to manage your reputation so that the opinion that people have of you is positive. This is what creates a brand.
Get Your Lunch and Succeed, What’s Your Legacy?, Increase Your Power; Give it Away
There is no magic pill to increase sales today. Good managers and good leaders are each vitally important to an organization.
Just as Mitch Albom’s main character in ‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven’ meets individuals whose lives he impacted, we all impact others’ lives each day in our work-worlds.