Archive for December, 2015
Likeable leaders have the ability to make their team members feel good. They provide detailed and meaningful compliments.
When confronted with a problem, or better yet, before it becomes a problem, leadership consultants Bob Anderson and Bill Adams recommend organizational leaders first turn inward to drive lasting change.
A capital raising is fundamentally a social movement.
If you communicate clearly, win followers and have a unique insight people can get excited about, the money will follow.
In stark contrast to the corporate world — where people in large companies are promoted into leadership roles only after working their way up through the ranks — leadership development in the startup arena often happens overnight or even by accident.
Entrepreneurs often have to go without management training, development coaching or a course called “CEO 101.” They have to figure out out how to be a leader on the fly.
And because teaching yourself to lead is no easy feat, especially when you’re managing a rapidly expanding company, you may well fail. That’s part of the reason 36 percent of new businesses fold after just two years and 90 percent of technology startups simply don’t make it.
With careful planning, successful companies are able to scale their culture of innovation with them.
Many of the things we need to know to be successful – to innovate, collaborate, solve problems, and identify new opportunities – aren’t learned simply through schooling, training, or personal experience.
KPMG has ditched one of the longest running “rackets” in human resources: annual employee engagement surveys.