Over the years, I’ve been asked to be interviewed for numerous class papers, articles, etc. More often than not, leadership is the focus. What makes a good leader? What do I look for in good leaders? What is my leadership style? So, what is leadership? First off, your title doesn’t make you a leader.
"Early Decision" is a term we often hear in the college application process. It can be extremely beneficial to the applicant, but only after the person has carefully considered and chose one school as their preferred institution. According to The Princeton Review, “Early decision is binding. This means if you are accepted through early decision, you … Continue reading #Business #Relationships: The Early Decision
STOP HOGGING THE BALL!!!! This phrase is uttered many times in the game of basketball when the said point guard/default leader of the team on the court does not pass the ball to their teammates. This person takes a majority of the shots for the team and attempts to navigate through the defenders on their … Continue reading Shared #Leadership by @JonathanKegler
Let go of the reins of control and enjoy the journey. Uncertainty is maddening for the perfectionist or control freak executive. When the unexpected or unplanned occurs, do you stop the journey? No, you recalibrate your path, you reinvent your pitch, construct a new idea. That is not an easy task for the person who … Continue reading #Leadership: Resilience Training by @MoniqueAJMorgan (Monique A.J. Smith)
This installment in the Leadership series is due to the need to address the Elephant in the room so we can truly make strides in the infant stages of Leadership Development! I would like to use the Texas Longhorns football coach for our point of reference, as his name is Charlie Strong. Prior to Coach … Continue reading Strong #Leadership by @JonathanKegler
As we begin this journey that will ultimately lead to becoming better leaders, I want to begin by telling you that I always questioned why I had to be the one to step up and lead others when I was younger. It was a blessing that I couldn’t fully embrace as a young man growing … Continue reading #Leadership Introduction by @JonathanKegler
Many are missing their chance to run a prosperous business because five mistakes, according to Entrepreneur.com contributor Peter Voogd. From focusing too much on perfection to making the wrong trades, there are a few pitfalls into which business owners fall because their good intentions lead them further away from their goal. According to Voogd, businesses … Continue reading The 5 Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First Million
It's #WisdomWednesday! Let's talk about how delegation is a wise business management tool that owners use to help grow their businesses. Growing your business as a business owner means focusing on the bigger picture and placing some of the details in the capable hands of your team. It's going to mean leaving the front desk … Continue reading Delegation: The Art of Learning to Trust
Our parents' and grandparents' generations believed firmly in rules; and while rules are important, in some business sectors rules can bog down productivity and creativity. Yves Morieux talks about how to gain cooperation from employees to create a productive, synergistic environment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS7LfXqEWA4 Visit TED to view the interactive transcript of this talk.
Co-Founder of Life is Good Bert Jacobs discusses how to blur the line between work and play. We believe that doing what you love leads to a work-free life. This concept is what Jacobs discusses at Inc.'s iCONIC Chicago conference. However, even if you love what you do, you can get bogged down with daily … Continue reading Life is Good Co-Founder on How to Blur the Line Between Work and Play