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Most entrepreneurs struggle from the “Lone Ranger Syndrome” in that they try to carry all of their company’s challenges on their own shoulders.
One of the most important leadership capabilities an entrepreneur can have is knowing the right times to make changes in their organizations.
There is so much that can go wrong in owning a business, and too often it all goes wrong at the same time. Sometimes, all you can do is laugh.
One of the most important traits of a successful entrepreneur is perseverance. You can’t reach the prize, if you’re too quick to quit when times get tough.
All leaders make mistakes. And, because we are so stubborn and persistent, oftentimes these mistakes turn into huge messes.
To most normal human beings, taking vacations is pure pleasure. Not so for us entrepreneurs. It can be expensive in terms of lost productivity, missed opportunities and a slowdown of our business momentum.
If you’ve been a leader for any length of time, then one thing is for certain: you’ve had to deal with your fair share of bad news.
Confrontation is inevitable if you’re a leader. In fact, it’s an important part of your job description.
Most experienced entrepreneurs and leaders know it’s the little things that make a big difference when it comes to success or failure in business.
Negotiation is a critical skill for successful leadership. Your ability to negotiate with expertise and integrity will make or break your organization.
It’s a challenge when you are the boss of yourself. Who is going to hold you accountable? Who is going to make sure you perform your duties with excellence?
It’s the biggest question an entrepreneur will face. Or at least it should be. That is, “What is the appropriate level of risk for me and this organization?”
As leaders, we are among the world’s worst control freaks. We often struggle with an unrelenting desire to have everything go exactly the way we want it go.
Most leaders and entrepreneurs excel at being focused, clear visioned and persistent. Which is exactly why we struggle the most when it comes to making a change.
For entrepreneurs, there is joy in the pursuit of success. Unfortunately, another common emotion experienced by business owners is the fear of failure.
Everybody loves winning a deal. It’s exciting when you get to put that shovel in the dirt on that new project. Yet, this is not where the money is really made.
Everyone wants a highly motivated team. Few find this goal easy to accomplish. The external challenges you’re facing make this task more difficult than ever.
It’s one of the hot buzzwords today. Leaders should be transparent. But, what does this really mean? And who exactly should these leaders be transparent with?
When you start a business, you need to take on almost any opportunity that comes your way. As your capacity fills, this same approach can get you into trouble.
If you’ve been hiring employees for a while, then you’ve certainly discovered some real gems. And, most likely, you’ve probably picked a few bad apples as well.
Rarely a day goes by when leaders aren’t under pressure. There is pressure to keep up with the bills and in keeping clients, employees and vendors happy.
There is strength in humility. Many people would agree with this statement, but when it comes to leadership, how does this really play out?
This is a confusing time for leaders. Many of us strive to be individuals who care about the people on our team. Yet, we also don’t want to just be meddling.
Do you ever feel like you’re on a losing streak in your business? When you can’t seem to win a big sale…or any at all?
You NEED to trust you people. Every leader embraces this concept on an intellectual basis. However; it’s the application of it that takes many a lifetime to master.
Time. It is a leader’s most precious commodity. In order to build a more profitable, more productive company, a leader must acquire the productivity mindset.
One of the greatest challenges in making the leap to becoming an entrepreneur is figuring out how you’ll be able to replace your current paycheck.
Just because you wear the title of business owner, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a good leader. And, if you want to win, you’ve got to win with your people.
If you aren’t managing your clients…then they most certainly will be managing you. Once that happens, the business relationship will start losing money.
Do you tend to be overly heavy handed in your leadership style? Or do you lean toward being too absent when your presence is needed?