The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Bernd Geropp from More Leadership presents Three dirty little secrets about being an entrepreneur and running a start-up business. “In

The Time is Now to Become an Entrepreneur

Mills Scofield

I met Ilan Saks through my education entrepreneur guru Aron Solomon who has never steered me wrong. Ilan , Founder of The Founder Project , is no exception and I can''t wait for The Founder Project to come stateside! The time is now to become an entrepreneur.

2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. Could I see the future as a projection of the strides I’ve been able to make, similar to what other women in business have done?

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Benefits of Being a Young Entrepreneur

Mills Scofield

The Founder Project is a new type of venture fund run by students investing in students'' startups to create a global student startup ecosystem. The founder of Founder Project , Ilan Saks , did a guest post and asked me to return the favor, which I did here.

The Power of Mornings: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Get up Early

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Lisa Evans for Entrepreneur magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Image credit: Shutterstock * * * When running a business, it may seem like there are never enough hours in the day. Tapping into the […].

3 Dirty little secrets about being an entrepreneur and running a start-up business

Bernd Geropp

There is a bunch of obvious reasons why entrepreneurs fail, for example: Being into business for the wrong reasons. But from my own experience and from talking with lots of entrepreneurs there are 3 common misconceptions. Most entrepreneurs learn about them the hard way.

On leadership: My video interview with serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker!

Bernd Geropp

Serial Entrepreneur Chris Ducker. I had the chance to interview serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker. Serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker. His team helps entrepreneurs and business owners to find the best Filipino VA’s in the country.

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It’s Not Impossible – It Just Hasn’t Been Done Yet

N2Growth Blog

What if our next generation of researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and academics fail to challenge conventional thinking? By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. How many times in your career have you witnessed someone say, “that’s impossible – it simply can’t be done.”

Seven Dilemmas for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Rajesh Setty

” With the above in context, here are seven dilemmas you might face as a first-time entrepreneur. On the other hand, your future as an entrepreneur has a HUGE amount of uncertainty. Any meaningful AND significant pursuit will involve a huge learning curve.

It’s Time to Become an Entrepreneuer

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development I met Ilan Saks, founder of The Founder Project, through my education entrepreneur guru Aron Solomon, and now I can’t wait for The Founder Project to come stateside! This is the type of engagement we need to get economies growing, build trust and a sense of ownership for our Millennials as they grow into leadership positions. In this post, Ilan writes, “…to [.]. Leadership Development Community Inspiration leaders

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Tom Walter , from The Serial Entrepreneur , says “ You can’t get “there” on your own. Art Petty , from Management Excellence Blog , says “One of the consistent gaps I see in many leaders is a lack of experience with and understanding of the concepts and tools of project management.

Tribal or Transformational? How to grow your startup when new business rolls in

Strategy Driven

You need the clarity and fearlessness of an entrepreneur to ensure you don’t fall into a trap, like Kodak. Instead of building an entirely new tribe (like with AdKarma), we started building small groups within the old structure to champion important projects.

Employee Empowerment: A Key Force in Leadership

Lead on Purpose

This disenchantment is painfully clear in the Gallup 2013 State of the American Workplace survey. Delegating these tasks to employees allows managers to focus on improving company morale and advancing workplace projects. Ken Myers is a father, husband, and entrepreneur. Guest post by Ken Myers. Empowerment is an important skill to learn as a leader.

The Value of Vision Series – Daniel Burrus

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Futureview is your ability to project yourself into the future and then look back at your present position from that future point of view. On its walls you’ll see posters highlighting Chinese entrepreneurs, their dreams and accomplishments.

Four FREE Giveaways for Early Adopters

LDRLB

A FREE 45-minute Audio Interview with Gianfranco Zaccai , the founder and President of Continuum, a leading design and innovation consultancy featured in the book for its outstanding design of both client projects and creative teams.

How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Lead the Future

LDRLB

Recently, I was privileged to read a fascinating research project by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio titled The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the men who think like them) Will Rule the Future.

Top 10 Leadership mistakes you must avoid making

Bernd Geropp

As leaders and entrepreneur you need to make swift and clear decisions , and you have to live with the risk of making the wrong decision. Then answer the following questions: In every project do you constantly have to have an overview? Leadership mistakes you must avoid making!

Paradigm Flip – New Book Releases Tuesday December 10th

Modern Servant Leader

I’ve been working on a big project for you, that I’m excited to say is finally ready to share: Paradigm Fl i p : Leading People, Teams, and Organizations Beyond the Social Media Revolution. Entrepreneurs. Advance Praise Entrepreneurs. Greetings Modern Servant Leader readers.

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The Slippery Slope of Not Asking Why

Mills Scofield

In one of my first projects at Bell Labs, I was the system engineer on three different messaging services. Done and on to the next project! I’d like to think I’m good at challenging the status quo.

Innovating Higher-Education

Mills Scofield

As a part of his recent massively open online course (MOOC) on business strategy , Professor Lenox invited small enterprises, nonprofits and other organizations to join the course and solicit students to provide strategic analysis and insights as a part of their final projects.

Lessons from Amazonian Culture and Ecology for Talent Management

Mills Scofield

He was an experienced forestry engineer who had managed a number of different cacao and coffee projects in the region. Fausto was an inspiring leader, a creative entrepreneur, but a poor manager. Tyler Gage and Dan MacCombie are the founders of one of my favorite startups ever, Runa.

Why your employees are not working efficiently!

Bernd Geropp

Exactly: That’s your job as an entrepreneur and executive. As an entrepreneur and executive it is your task to define the business vision and goals and constantly talking about it. An example: The employee gets a new project. Why are your employees not working efficiently?

Summer Hits to Start the Fall.

Mills Scofield

The Time is Now to Become an Entrepreneur by Ilan Saks ~ can''t wait for The Founders Project to get to the USA!! The Fall is upon us - routines, school, ''hectivity'' of life returns.so enjoy some remnants of summer by some Endangered Puffin off Eastern Egg Rock, Maine fabulous people!

Unintended Consequences

Coaching Tip

The entrepreneur takes risks but does not see himself as a risktaker, because he operates under the useful delusion that what he''s attempting is not risky. Hirschman said, "This sentence admirably epitomizes several of the histories of economic development projects in recent decades.

Leadership is Already Inside You

Coaching Tip

Leaders actively follow up on actions and projects. Of all the business people, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the world, 97% are mediocre. "I believe that everything you need to be a great leader is already inside. It''s in your DNA," says Robert S.

Innovation High-Five

Mills Scofield

The Meet-up was modeled after " Startup Weekend ," the global grassroots for active entrepreneurs looking for feedback, knowledge, and support to launch successful ventures. Financial Projections – including cost to develop/build.

The Big Picture of Business: The Colonel and Me

Strategy Driven

He was heralded as an entrepreneur who was also a senior citizen. One resulting project was ‘KFC Kalendar,’ an advertising campaign that showcased community events and public service announcements to diverse communities.

Leadership Blind Spots

Coaching Tip

After working with entrepreneurs for several years now, one major failing keeps surfacing -- too many have a fatal marketing "blind spot". These entrepreneurs thoroughly understand their technology. It doesn't have to be an expensive, complicated project.

A Sample Size of One

CO2

Others will weigh in on whether you’re ready and right for parenthood, they can fill your head with all the challenges and wonders, and, using all kinds of data points, they can make projections, some of which will be undoubtedly come true.

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Shifting, optimizing & changing culture…it doesn’t have to be hard

Anese Cavanaugh

As an entrepreneur, this is extremely valuable to my business and in my volunteer work.” I learned I have more choices about how I feel, what I want to do, how I want to act and how I can project myself to others so we can be more productive and effective in meetings.”

Are You Immune to Criticism?

Your Voice of Encouragement

Today he coaches hundreds of entrepreneurs on how to build a strong business. My husband Lee and I expanded our garden this spring because we relish the flavor and nutrition in the vegetables we grow ourselves.

The 11 Most Important Questions To Ask Before Starting A Business

Eric Jacobson

Or, has a budding entrepreneur turned to you because of your leadership skills to ask for your help? Here are 11 questions you or that entrepreneur should ask before starting a business. Are you a leader contemplating starting a new business?

Change Your Social Context, Change Your Life

CO2

In the world of entrepreneurs, I had rock-star status. by Gary Cohen “A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.” – Gandhi. Social context affects the way you behave, think, and interpret the world. It affects whether you feel comfortable or uncomfortable.

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The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

Harvard Business Review

The result, I think, is a set of ideas that together are important, useful, and original, and that feel like quite an accurate account of the management concerns many of us shared in 2013. McKinsey may have been hired in 2013 by the Vatican, the Bank of England, and the owners of the Rangers and Knicks, but they’re also acting to stave off threats to their business model. The right kind of project management — and project manager — really matters.

How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Lead to Future

LDRLB

Recently, I was privileged to read a fascinating research project by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio titled The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the men who think like them) Will Rule the Future.

Retain Your Top Performers

Marshall Goldsmith

Harvard Business professor Regina Herzlinger notes that over half her graduate school students now want to be entrepreneurs. Young leaders engage in an “action learning” project in which they work on real-life problems facing the firm. Leaders are debating the changing nature of work and the perceived decline in job security (the lifelong career at a benevolent company is a fading memory) and the erosion of corporate loyalty.

The Skills Most Entrepreneurs Lack

Harvard Business Review

Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people, but they behave in patterns. In fact, as I recently wrote here on HBR , my firm's research shows that most serial entrepreneurs display persuasion, leadership, personal accountability, goal orientation, and interpersonal skills.

11 Questions To Ask Before You Start A Business

Eric Jacobson

Or, has a budding entrepreneur turned to you because of your leadership skills to ask for your help? Here are 11 questions you or that entrepreneur should ask before starting a business. Are you a leader contemplating starting a new business?

Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013

Harvard Business Review

Easing into the New Year, one big hope we have for 2013 is that women continue to bridge the gender gap in terms of pay equality and access to leadership positions. What this means for 2013 is that women have a huge opportunity to convert their connections into career advancement.

Before You Start A Business, Ask Yourself These 11 Questions

Eric Jacobson

Or, has a budding entrepreneur turned to you because of your leadership skills to ask for your help? Here are 11 questions you or that entrepreneur should ask before starting a business. Are you a leader contemplating starting a new business?

Entrepreneurs Get Better with Age

Harvard Business Review

In today''s world, there is still a bias against older people — employers in particular often think (in their mind) what Shark Tank''s Kevin O''Leary is fond of saying to entrepreneurs he doesn''t like, "You are dead to me." Twice as many successful entrepreneurs are over 50 as under 25.

Who Advises the Entrepreneur?

Harvard Business Review

But many entrepreneurs, especially those in the early stages, find the task of building an advisory board daunting. The program is our effort to help women entrepreneurs in particular take their small businesses to the next level. The advice we offer and the discussions that take place among our entrepreneurs center on five key tips: Look outside your existing network of contacts.

11 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Start A Business

Eric Jacobson

Or, has a budding entrepreneur turned to you because of your leadership skills to ask for your help? Here are 11 questions you or that entrepreneur should ask before starting a business. Are you a leader contemplating starting a new business?