Focus by HIDDEN LEADERS

CREATE A FOCUS ON RESULTS Hidden leaders who focus on results have two main characteristics: They take initiative and maintain a wide perspective. Different balances of these two traits combine to create different strengths or weaknesses, resulting in the following categories: *Plodder: People with low initiative and a narrow perspective tend to stick to the…

Lead with Presence

Dynamic leaders–leaders who have presence–are made, not born. This applies to both men and women. Anyone can develop and improve his or her leadership skills to become a more authentic leader whom others want to follow. However, being in a position of leadership can be particularly challenging for some women, given the cultural stereotypes and gender…

SUCCESS IS IN BELIEF

SUCCESS is in BELIEF There are several common inhibiting beliefs that people do not know they carry. People should ask themselves: *Does their fear of failure hold them back? Interestingly, the most successful people also have the most failures. The difference is that successful people see failure as a teacher and a guide. They bounce back…

SAY – NO

The most important two-letter word a women can use is “no.” Many women have a tendency to overextend themselves to accommodate others, and end up saying “yes” to things they do not want to do nor have time to do. As a result, they may be unable to do the most value-added work to further…

HOW TO FIX A MEETING GONE BAD

Despite all the best practices to ensure a leader is prepared for his or her meeting, there are times when a meeting will become unproductive. The book outlines scenarios where a meeting could go wrong and suggests how leaders can anticipate and hopefully remedy them before all is lost. What to do if … ……

EXPECTING BEST

Leaders who expect the best from themselves and others are able to deal effectively with challenges and issues. Limiting negative beliefs and expectations about themselves increases productivity and innovation. However, positive attitude is not going to drive results without a reward. There needs to be an incentive to get the required results. For instance, if…

CELEBRATE FAILURE AND ACHIEVEMENT

CELEBRATE FAILURE AND ACHIEVEMENT Firstly, Happy New Year in Advance. I have known, All successful people have failed at some point in their lives. Failure, or lack of success, is a learning experience. To create a passion-driven team, team leaders must teach their team members to move forward and learn from their mistakes. While many…

MEETING EFFECTIVENESS

MAINTAINING A BALANCED DIET OF MEETINGS Team leaders must schedule the right amount of meetings in order to move their teams forward without weighing them down. Meetings are meant to keep a team healthy and growing, to keep people on track with company goals, and to help the team increase efficiencies and effectiveness. There are…

ASSESSING THE RISKS, ISSUES, AND REWARDS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The most critical aspect of assessing whether to become an entrepreneur is assessing the trade-off between the reality of the risks of starting a business and the potential rewards, including: *Quantitative risks and rewards, such as the money invested in the business versus the potential money that can be made. *Qualitative risks and rewards, such…

LEARN FROM THE CORPORATE WORLD

While would-be entrepreneurs are often eager to leave their 9-to-5 jobs, Basso’s advice to them is: slow down. Full-time jobs offer the opportunity to sharpen skills, learn new systems and procedures, and network with people who may become valuable contacts down the road. Future entrepreneurs can think of the corporate world as a “live lab”…