It’s time for manager’s and leadership to step up and chart the course for the year ahead. Leaders motivate others by defining goals, setting standards, and determining the minimum acceptable performance. Managers measure and monitor the goals to ensure acceptable performance. In other words, leadership is a self fulfilling prophesy. What’s the difference between leadership and management?
It’s always an exciting moment when you realize that it is time for your business to grow. It’s an affirmation that you are on the right path, that the chances that you have taken and the plans that you have made were the right ones. But growth, as essential as it is, is always a risk. How Do You Expand Your Team?
A lot of people get promoted into a management position because of their skills and accomplishments, yet end up being a bad boss. I am sure you have experienced a bad boss at some point in your career. Perhaps even more than one… Have you ever had the opportunity to work with a good boss? What are some important qualities of a good boss? Continue reading What are Some Important Qualities of a Good Boss?
First, understand that your boss may not know they are a bad boss. A hands-off manager may not realize that failure to provide any direction or feedback is a symptom of a bad boss. What are signs of a bad boss? Continue reading What are Signs of a Bad Boss?
Real leaders — not those people who run for office every other year, promising “real” leadership for a change — possess a combination of qualities and leadership characteristics that make us want to follow them. Whether we naturally gravitate to these quality individuals or we subconsciously recognize their leadership, we follow them. So, what does it take to be an effective business leader with the ability to lead in a crisis? Continue reading How to Become an Effective Business Leader in a Crisis
One question asked endlessly in business, academic, political, and other circles is, “What’s the difference between a manager and a leader?” The most often quoted answer seems to be, “The manager does things right – the leader does the right things.” What exactly does that mean – “doing the right thing”? Does that mean history tells us whether the leader did the right thing? Can someone be a leader even if they end up on the losing side? What are the qualities of a great leader? Continue reading What Are 10 Great Leader Qualities?