Courageous leaders are inspirational. That isn’t their ambition. It’s simply a positive by-product of their character and powerful work ethic. By following the example a good leader sets, others can also achieve the same results.
Leaders help to create powerful, cohesive teams that enable organizations to achieve their targets. Part of being a great leader is understanding what the members of your team expect from you. You can use that knowledge to become a better leader and make them an even stronger team that can achieve anything.
So you’ve been trying to grow your business and now you’re frustrated. Really frustrated. You want customers and clients, but so far, things aren’t happening—at least not the way you’d like. Want to know why?
Leadership expert John C. Maxwell says, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Read everywhere you can. This means on the bus, while waiting in line, or any time that you get a few minutes.
Procrastination. We all do it. Put things off until later. Then later, we realize just how many things we’ve been putting off and just how big that “to do list” has become. Sound even remotely familiar? Well, today’s the day to quit procrastinating and take control of your life again.
Ideally, business owners should strive to be a likeable leader—yet not too likeable, lest they be mistaken for a pushover. Finding the right balance between the two can be tricky. Here are some tips for being a likeable leader without being a pushover.
No one can be certain what tomorrow will bring, so it is critical that every entrepreneur or manager has a successor in place. This is typically a two-step process: First, you have to find the right individual; then you have to provide training to ensure the person is prepared to handle the demands of the role.
Work. Life. It’s the war of the worlds. At least, it seems like it. You work all day, and it never seems like you get a break—even when you kick your feet up on the coffee table at home. You’re stressed out, and you’re not getting good sleep.
Small Biz Club is the premier destination for small business owners and entrepreneurs. To succeed in business, you have to constantly learn about new things, evaluate what you’re doing, and look for ways to improve—that’s what we’re here to help you do.