Management & Leadership

Management & Leadership

Servant Leadership

The Truth About “Servant Leadership” May 8, 2017 by Dave Anderson Servant leadership isn’t a new topic by any stretch, but was popularized in modern culture with the classic book on the subject by Robert Greenleaf four decades ago. After speaking in sixteen countries and writing thirteen books over the past two decades, I find there are still several misconceptions concerning what servant leadership is, and what it is not. Since it is fair to assume those reading this column are interested…

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The 7 C’s: How to Find and Hire Great Employees

Forbes Magazine – Written by Allan Hall. A founder can’t grow a winning enterprise singlehandedly. Some may try, but it is nearly impossible to do so. Every famous entrepreneur has built a flourishing company with great employees by his or her side. An entrepreneur can invent and even commercialize an idea as an enterprise of one. In time, however, the tasks of running a business become too great for the entrepreneur to manage alone.  At this point, a savvy leader…

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Paying Attention to Punctuality

I have a magic pill to sell you. It will help you make more money, be happier, look thinner, and have better relationships. It’s a revolutionary new pharmaceutical product called Late-No-More. Just one dose every day will allow you to show up on time, greatly enhancing your life and the lives of those around you. All joking aside, being late is unacceptable. While that sounds harsh, it’s the truth and something that should be said more often. I don’t care…

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Learning to Learn

Organizations today are in constant flux. Industries are consolidating, new business models are emerging, new technologies are being developed, and consumer behaviors are evolving. For executives, the ever-increasing pace of change can be especially demanding. It forces them to understand and quickly respond to big shifts in the way companies operate and how work must get done. In the words of Arie de Geus, a business theorist, “The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable…

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Marcus Lemonis: Why vulnerability is important in business

Investor and entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis uses an unusual method to improve his business partnerships: he talks about his own weaknesses and mistakes. In other words, he shows vulnerability. “So often in business we think that a very proper and stern way of conducting ourselves as know it alls and macho men and women is the way to be,” Lemonis says. “But I actually believe that business is built on relationships.” “Relationships are built on trust, and trust is built on…

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