Smart Ways To Enhance the Efficiency of Your Business

Strategy Driven

Every entrepreneur and business manager is constantly working to improve the efficiency of their business. Business efficiency entails maximizing your outputs from your input and making the most out of your resources.

Entrepreneurs: The Best Firefighter and Chief Arsonist


Learn how to be more efficient by identifying the roots of your problems. One common struggle entrepreneurs face is that they spend too much of their day putting out fires. Books Business Toolkit Entrepreneur Guest Blogger Leadership Strategy


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Could You Be A Better Entrepreneur?

Strategy Driven

The answer is probably ‘yes’, and the most successful entrepreneurs know that. If you can continually pinpoint the weaknesses of your company and your leadership skills, then you’ll be able to continually develop solutions which improve your business. Could you be a better entrepreneur?

Why your employees are not working efficiently!

Bernd Geropp

Why are your employees not working efficiently? Some business owners are unhappy with the performance of their employees: “My employees often do not focus on the right things and they simply do not work efficiently!” To be efficient and to be effective! It is crucial to distinguish between effectiveness and efficiency. If you are efficient you are doing the things right. In other words, effectiveness is the goal and efficiency addresses the way!

Team Building Tips for Entrepreneurs

Strategy Driven

As a result, the team will be able to work efficiently and harmoniously with each other. Here are some essential team building tips for every entrepreneur. It will also help if you put team members in leadership roles.

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Leading Blog

Y OU don’t have to be an entrepreneur to be an entrepreneurial leader. Entrepreneurial leadership is a mindset. It is a mindset that is even more critical in today’s unstable world and is the sine qua non of crisis leadership. Five Types of Leadership.

Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by admin in Leadership , Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? While entrepreneurs are clearly talented innovators and visionaries, most first time entrepreneurs don’t have prior experience as a CEO. It is the nature of the beast that most entrepreneurs are a disruptive force within a company.

A Guide for First-Time Entrepreneurs: How to Strengthen Your Startup’s Foundations

Strategy Driven

This will aid you in your bid to maximize the day to day efficiency of your workforce, which in turn will have a profound impact on your startup’s capacity to turn over a profit. Attain regular feedback on your leadership performance.

Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

This fall, I embarked on a worldwide quest to gain insights and perspectives on global leadership in the 21st century. To do this effectively, I sought to understand two things: Elucidate the emerging leadership traits and competencies that are most relevant today.

5 Important Things to Remember as an Entrepreneur :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Develop networks Strong networks provide endless opportunities to get more things done in a more efficient and effective manner. Related posts: Being an Entrepreneur – How I Fight Against the Conformist in Me Guest post by Rebecca Tervo (learn more about Rebecca at. Why I Chose to Become an Entrepreneur Post by Veronica Eyenga, contributing Women On Business writer People. Corporate Exec or Entrepreneur – Which is Better?

Startup Leadership

CEO Blog

I read a great book - Startup Leadership - How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn their Ideas into Successful Enterprises. I loved the book purpose "to help entrepreneurs succeed". The better an entrepreneur knows themselves, the more likely they are to succeed. I loved the appendices that include things like "Traits, skills and motivations of a good entrepreneur" and "5 prerequisites for change". The final chapter speaks of "selfless acts of entrepreneurism".

Leadership Capital and Keys to Leading Effectively


Leadership isn’t an unlimited resource, because time isn’t an unlimited resource. Learn how to be a more effective and efficient leader. Business Toolkit Entrepreneur Leadership StrategyToday’s post is by Mike Figliuolo, Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS. Do you work a 40 hour week or are you working 24/7? How much effort are you putting into your work? How much stress do you […]. This is only the beginning of the thought.

35 Leadership Quotes from the 10th Global Peter Drucker Forum

Leading Blog

Leadership should shift from hierarchy to hustle. The CEO needs to take up the leadership challenge to help others respond to that. Leadership is a distributed capability throughout the organization. The three keys of successful transformation are leadership, talent and culture. Productivity and efficiency are challenges of the 20th century. Andrew Keen, Entrepreneur and Author. ?

Start a Business at Any Age

Skip Prichard

Rick Terrien is a lifelong entrepreneur and author of the book Ageless Startup: Start a Business at Any Age. They are launched and run at a pace that fits the needs of the entrepreneur at that point in their lives. Would you share one or two examples of “ageless entrepreneurs ”?

How to Harness the Power of Empathy for Effective Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Imagine: a leader who knows how to gain efficiencies, decrease costs, increase employee retention, and inspire customer loyalty based on taking another’s point of view? Now, the types of leadership qualities that show up on list after list are there for good reason.

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Leading Matters: John L. Hennessy on the Leadership Journey

Leading Blog

A S A PROFESSOR, an entrepreneur, the president of Stanford University, and now the Chairman of the Board of Alphabet (Google’s Parent company) and Director of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, John Hennessy has had a lot of leadership experience. Leadership as Service. The larger one’s leadership role becomes, the bigger the role of service in that leadership. Innovation presents great opportunities for smart entrepreneurs, not the other way around.

The New Roadmap For Entrepreneurial Success

Eric Jacobson

Silicon Valley exhorts entrepreneurs to dream big. Eisenmann : There are lots of excellent books about how to succeed as an entrepreneur, and aspiring founders should read them. Some of the advice on how to succeed as an entrepreneur can backfire.


N2Growth Blog

In my opinion, leadership starts with deep reflection to be aware of any limiting blind spots. Awareness Hint: Although you’re generally optimistic, pragmatic and success-oriented, you devote yourself to be competitive, efficient, and identify with results, because as a child you needed your achievement to be recognized by others to feel loved. Many entrepreneurs are in this category). About: “Grant Wattie, is a transformational coach and leadership consultant.

Entrepreneurship and feelings about change

Mike Cardus

I had an interaction about entrepreneurship on Instagram with David Schaub of WNY Entrepreneur. We seem to view entrepreneurship similarly and, at the same time, perceive change in an entrepreneur’s life differently. Entrepreneur drives innovation and growth.

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Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

State of the art management and leadership techniques are continually evolving. Technology has clearly paid a huge part in this, but the biggest driver of change in how organizations are run is the ceaseless quest for improvement; to manage more efficiently and effectively to better achieve business results. Some other posts you may enjoy: A Revealing Look at One of The Dirty Words in Business Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #14 – Matthew E.

Let Your Business Grow

Women on Business

Women are becoming more prevalent as entrepreneurs, it can be a very empowering thing to have your own business and be successful at it. If you are a successful entrepreneur… you will eventually need help if you want to make any money. Many feel that if they just do it themselves, more efficiently, it will work. Female Entrepreneurs Leadership Women Business Owners assistant business businesswomen Career Development women entrepreneurs

Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

While this sounds simple enough at face value, I have consistently found that one of the most often overlooked leadership attributes is that of a positive attitude. If you struggle with recruiting, team building, and leadership development you likely have a bad attitude. One thing that jumps out at me is that choosing to have a “bad&# attitude is the exact opposite of leadership–it’s about serving oneself.

Women In Leadership Is Not A Zero-Sum Game

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to discussions on the state of today’s leadership, one topic that understandably comes up is the issue of women in leadership. Specifically, why there continues to be so few women holding senior-level leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. Rather, we need to recognize that this is an all-hands-on-deck societal issue and a leadership issue. These characteristics make them wonderful entrepreneurs.

Leadership and Evolution

Coaching Tip

The first answer is the nature of management and the nature of leadership. Management is not Leadership. Leadership is about setting a direction. In its most basic sense, leadership is about mobilizing a group of people to jump into a better future. The solution is not to trash what we know and start over but instead to reintroduce, in an organic way a second system--one which would be familiar to most successful entrepreneurs. Leadership Communication.

How to Make Being a CEO Work for You

Women on Business

As an entrepreneur I can’t lie it seems like we have a lot of perks. I remember before I was an entrepreneur I use to think, no one is so busy that they only have 15 minutes to meet with someone. Learning how to work and operate your business and most importantly yourself more efficiently, makes you not only a better CEO but a better business.

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The 7 Basics of Leadership

Bernd Geropp

“The 7 Basics of Leadership” It shows you what is important. No time for leadership? If you do not have enough time for the important leadership tasks – after a while – you start feeling like in a Hamster wheel. As an entrepreneur I started and run my own high-tech business. Over the years I found out what really matters in leadership and what really works in business. How you become more efficient and effective! Tweet.

The one deadly mistake to avoid when growing your business

Bernd Geropp

All entrepreneurs want to grow their business. Then you as the entrepreneur are probably working much more than 40 hours per week. As an entrepreneur, you must always be clear-headed and maintain a bird’s eye perspective. The one deadly mistake lots of entrepreneurs make is: They work too much and do not focus on the right tasks! What are the right tasks for an entrepreneur, who wants to grow the business? As the entrepreneur, you are the energy supplier.

The one deadly mistake to avoid when growing your business

Bernd Geropp

All entrepreneurs want to grow their business. Then you as the entrepreneur are probably working much more than 40 hours per week. As an entrepreneur, you must always be clear-headed and maintain a bird’s eye perspective. The one deadly mistake lots of entrepreneurs make is: They work too much and do not focus on the right tasks! What are the right tasks for an entrepreneur, who wants to grow the business? As the entrepreneur, you are the energy supplier.

You Are What You Say You Are….

Women on Business

Leadership is an elusive quality and few people ever really get it, but as the figurehead of a company you are supposed to know what it means to be a leader and a motivator even if it wasn’t taught to you. Leadership is an elusive quality but interestingly enough the people who want it usually aren’t leaders. This should go without saying but many of us in leadership positions leave the less desirable tasks to our subordinates.

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How Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity

Harvard Business Review

In the early 2000s, municipalities and waste collection services were considering more fuel-efficient vehicles and better collection routes to reduce their overall costs and environmental footprint. Through discussions with diverse stakeholders, he turned the problem upside down: the answer might not be about developing a more efficient collection process, but about reducing the need for frequent trash collection.

Gray Versus Green: Who Makes the Better Start-Up CEO?

N2Growth Blog

Taking the exact opposite tack, in a recent CNBC interview, Alan Patricof , founder of Greycroft Partners, an elite venture capital firm, said: “academic studies show that the success rate of entrepreneurs who start at the age of 60 are twice as successful as those that started in their thirties.”

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America’s Transportation Infrastructure Needs Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

Speed bumps stem from a classic tension between entrepreneurs who found companies or change them and established organizations, whether industry incumbents or government entities. National Infrastructure Week, May 11-15, should mark the acceleration of giving entrepreneurs and innovators a prominent seat at the table, adding technology opportunities to solve America’s infrastructure problems. Defiance on the part of entrepreneurs can make the situation worse.

How To Infuse Your Organization With Entrepreneurial Energy

Eric Jacobson

Jim Dewald Dewald also believes that today's business leaders put too much emphasis on efficiency and commoditization rather than innovation. Entrepreneurs Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Jim Dewald Leadership Leadership BooksThis month brought the release of the new book, Achieving Longevity: How Great Firms Prosper Through Entrepreneurial Thinking , by Jim Dewald. "I

“Government Entrepreneur” is Not an Oxymoron

Harvard Business Review

So it shouldn’t be surprising when a new business model, such as ridesharing, disrupts existing systems and causes friction between entrepreneurs and local government officials, right? Answer: more public entrepreneurs. Public entrepreneurs around the world are improving our lives, inventing entirely new ways to serve the public. There is, however, a big problem with public entrepreneurs: there just aren’t enough of them. Entrepreneurship Government Leadership

5 Tips for Pitching Investors Remotely in the Time of Coronavirus

Leading Blog

My impression is that most entrepreneurs aren’t always putting their best foot forward. When I was an entrepreneur raising money, one of the most effective pitches was for the Tap Fish video game.

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5 Things All Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Success from Donald Trump

Strategy Driven

Love him or hate him, one thing’s for sure: all entrepreneurs can all learn a few things about success and leadership from Donald Trump. Most entrepreneurs sell themselves short and don’t reach their full potential because they lack the belief in themselves and their abilities. The greatest entrepreneurs know that large-scale success is based on a series of comebacks. You just finished reading 5 Things All Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Success from Donald Trump !

Why Tomorrow’s Leaders Shouldn’t Mimic the Leaders of Today

Lead Change Blog

I’m a big believer in leadership development. Then, as a newly-minted entrepreneur, I joined peer-to-peer counseling groups such as Young Entrepreneur’s Organization (YEO) and my local tech council’s Executive Roundtable to help me continue to develop my skills. So there’s no denying that I’m an advocate for leadership development. So how many leadership development and corporate mentoring programs themselves lead with how-to-change coursework?

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Have the Most Impact

Harvard Business Review

All to say, the sector is hot, which brings me to the second question: Are social entrepreneurs stoking the right kind of growth? With so many small start-ups, are social entrepreneurs at risk of creating well-intentioned, but fragmented efforts that won’t ultimately change much? Every social entrepreneur — with organizations large or small — will need to find a way to go beyond making progress to solving the problem. Leadership Social enterprise

Top Ten Entrepreneurship Qualities That Will Make Your Business Successful

Strategy Driven

Similarly, if you are willing to become a successful entrepreneur, in that case, you must show resilience and willingness to outwork yourself and make your start-up a growing enterprise. Have thought about how to successful entrepreneurs have in common?

Fighting The Good Startup Fight (Without a Unicorn In Sight)

Terry Starbucker

This scenario repeats itself hundreds of thousands of times a month in the US ( 540,000 to be more exact ) – brave entrepreneurs taking the leap into a business of their own. I often liken being an entrepreneur to working on a doctoral thesis. The main difference is that as an entrepreneur the premise is a constantly-moving target and the research never-ending because the target often moves before the research is complete. Leadership

How to Create Remarkable Teams – Part 1

Ask Atma

3) Culture is also the efficient cause of an organization’s psychology. How to start: assess your ability to meet the following three goals of change management: Empowering leadership – how well do you encourage autonomy, self-management, collaboration, creativity and group problem solving? for startups acheivment Advanced Management change management collaboration corporate culture entrepreneur industrial psychology Management 3.0

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5 Things That Business Leaders Should Not Compromise On

Strategy Driven

As an entrepreneur, if your business is struggling or your budget is tight, you might be tempted to make some compromises when it comes to your operations and the future of your company. Entrepreneurship Management & Leadership business management compromise strategydriven

The Best Leaders Have the Best Systems

Lead Change Blog

If you’re going to accomplish anything big or important—and that’s what leadership is all about—you’ll need systems. Find the most efficient and productive people on your team and gather their ideas first. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a division leader or a department leader, your top priority is growth. Sporadic, random improvements in the quality or efficiency of your product or service are not going to generate the kind of steady growth most companies need.

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