3 Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid

Leading Blog

I F you are building a startup, you’ll find no shortage of people who are willing to give you advice, particularly when it comes to raising financing. To do that, you have to show how your market is big enough (a multi-billion dollar market) to support that kind of valuation.

Leadership Lessons: Knowing When to Listen Versus When to Speak

CEO Insider

The post Leadership Lessons: Knowing When to Listen Versus When to Speak appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine. As a leader, when is it important to speak up? When should you listen? Some of the biggest problems people create for themselves involve speaking versus listening, (i.e.

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April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You. Stephanie Skryzowski of 100 Degrees Consulting provided How to Create a Monthly Finance Routine.

The 2 Most Undervalued Factors in Social Marketing

In the CEO Afterlife

By any comparison, my brands were under-financed. Let me explain – any marketer can play the social media game and do it well with a concept that resonates. Herein lies the myth of social media marketing. A message from a marketer doesn’t have to mean that at all. But, in their haste to post and build followers, marketers overlook the importance of brand positioning. Today’s social media marketers find that overly confining when it comes to content.

The Importance of Testing in an E-marketing Campaign

Women on Business

The same principles apply to e-marketing: before rolling out a campaign to a large audience, test it on a small one. How does their e-marketing supplement their traditional marketing? Create a Benchmark Traditional direct marketing always uses a control piece as the benchmark, generally with an A/B split test. The same idea works for e-marketing. By testing your marketing campaign, you gain more time, money and experience for future projects.

The Best Leadership Books of 2019

Leading Blog

Great Leaders Have No Rules : Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business by Kevin Kruse (Rodale Books, 2019) Kevin Kruse debunks popular wisdom with ten contrarian principles for better, faster, easier leadership. L EADERSHIP development is a lifelong process.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return in the 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Ant-Man And The Wasp. During their search, they run across new threats including a black market arms dealer named Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins) and Ghost/Ava Starr (Hannah John-Kamen). There are leadership lessons in Ant-Man And The Wasp you’ll not want to miss. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp. Leadership starts with a passion.

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

In the text that follows you’ll hear Sam’s views on leadership, the state of the market, and you’ll be introduced to his retirement ambitions and the future challenges for the boardroom, following his return to Perth, Australia. This programme which moved me through all major departments (Engineering, Finance, Supply, Vehicle Assembly, IS&T etc.) Gordon Berridge: What do you see as the greatest leadership strength? Case Studies Leadership Management

Is Leadership Development the Answer to Low Employee Engagement? (Yes.)

N2Growth Blog

This White Paper is excerpted and adapted from Ultra Leadership: Go Beyond Usual and Ordinary to Engage Others and Lead Real Change (Giuliano, Lioncrest, 2016). The problem is leadership on autopilot. In such an underperforming state, without leadership that can drive real change, organizations are trapped in a vicious cycle. The problem is leadership on autopilot. What is expected of leadership today? Rethinking Leadership.

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

News Flash – If you have to look for leadership it doesn’t exist…Today’s post is not going to sit well with many in the leadership profession, but then many of my posts seem to have that effect. In my opinion the practice of leadership identification is simply based upon flawed business logic, and it is make-work in the purest form. Organizations short on leadership talent find themselves in such a position for a reason… current leadership failed to lead.

Quick and Nimble: A Leadership Companion

Leading Blog

Adam Bryant has put together a great leadership companion with Quick and Nimble. There’s great advice on a wide range of leadership issues from Why Culture Matters to Alone at the Top. Steve Stoute, Translation LLC and Carol’s Daughter) A Little Respect : “By definition if there’s leadership, it means there are followers, and you’re only as good as your followers. Ken Rees, CEO of Think Finance) School Never Ends : “It’s about keeping them marketable.

Marketing Success | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Those of you familiar with this blog know that I’m generally a strong marketing advocate. That said, my typical pro-marketing position assumes that certain key fundamentals are in place to insure that the lunatics don’t somehow become in charge of the asylum. I have watched companies spend tremendous amounts of money, time and energy debating logos, taglines, color pallets, font styles, ad campaigns, positioning strategies, marketing messages, brand promises, etc.,

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4 Ways to Reinvest in Your Small Business to Drive Success

Strategy Driven

Invest in your marketing. When done well, investing in your company’s own digital marketing is a smart investment. For example, they may know how to innovate and fill a market need, but they don’t know how to manage people.

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.

Leadership Basics | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

However in reflecting upon my presentations and client engagements, I’ve noticed that it’s not an infrequent occurrence to find that even the most savvy executives misconstrue certain basic leadership ideas. So, in today’s post I’ve compiled a short list of 5 things you thought you already knew about leadership, but may not be putting into practice. Some individuals openly seek out positions of leadership, while leadership is thrust upon others.

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The Leadership Walk

N2Growth Blog

Today’s guest post by Kevin Eikenberry ( @kevineikenberry ) really resonates with me because it’s chalk full of leadership perspective. Kevin also hosts the Best of Leadership Blogs 2010 contest of which this blog is a nominee (if you haven’t voted yet, today is the last day for voting). Each of these is part of your leadership walk. You may not think of your leadership journey as a walk. It delivers the best leadership skills in a man.

Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While hubris can be a needed trait to call upon at times, to rely solely upon it as the foundation of your leadership style just doesn’t work. Thanks in advance for sharing… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.] Online Degree 100 Blogs Posts That Will Make You a Better Leader 5 Tweets Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth News Flash – the phrase humble leadership is [.]

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Leadership and Product Management

Lead on Purpose

Product management — at every level — is a leadership role within the organization. Product managers need to provide direction for how a product should be built, and through your understanding of the market, give them assurance they are building the right product. Marketing: When most people hear the word ‘marketing,’ the duties of PR and marcom are how they usually interpret it. Leadership – the personal side is next on my list.

Global Companies Need to Adopt Agile Pricing in Emerging Markets

Harvard Business

Over the past 18 months, Sergey’s experience has been echoed in offices in Ukraine, South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, and many other emerging markets that have faced substantial currency depreciation due to the drop in commodity prices and the flow of capital to the U.S. of those in these markets said that currency volatility posed the greatest material risk to their pricing strategy during 2014 and 2015. Normally, MNCs raise prices in the emerging market, (e.g.,

Weather the Storm of Constant Change by Strengthening 3 Balance Sheets

Strategy Driven

Leaders should convey a realistic picture of the dynamic environment of the market where conditions are likely to change rapidly. Managing Your Finances Balance Sheets business management business plan COVID leadership development strategydriven

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How Technical Debt Opens the Door to Cyber Attacks—and Steps to Protect Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

Properly patched, up-to-date infrastructure is not going to stand in the way of the accounts payable clerk or chief marketing officer who clicks on the attachment to an email from some bad actor posing as a trusted vendor or prospective customer.

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5 Leadership Lessons I Learned by Walking the Camino de Santiago

Leading Blog

While I was walking the Camino, I thought a lot about my career and the leadership lessons I had learned. That book, Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide their Teams to Exceptional Results (Career Press), was named a Top 20 Leadership Book of 2016. This week, my third book, The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain (AMACOM) comes out. He is a leadership consultant, speaker, and managing director of the consulting firm DiscoveredLOGIC.

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Love and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

David asked Becky, “How come no one ever talks about love as a leadership competency?&# While l ove and leadership are certainly two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence, I can assure you that rarely does great leadership exist without love being present and practiced. In the text that follows I’ll examine the softer sides of leadership – love, compassion, humility, kindness and empathy. This is the antithesis of true leadership.

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Debbie Laskey On Social Media, Brand Audits And Leadership Books

Eric Jacobson

Debbie Laskey has 15 years of marketing experience and an MBA Degree. She developed her marketing expertise while working in the high-tech industry, the Consumer Marketing Department at Disneyland Paris in France, the non-profit arena, and the insurance industry. Her expertise includes brand marketing , social media , employee engagement , leadership development , and customer experience marketing. Marketing options are greater than ever before.

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Leadership and Opportunity | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

How many times have you witnessed someone holding-out for a higher price, better valuation, evolving markets, technology advances, or any number of other circumstances that either never transpire, or by the time they do, the opportunistic advantage had disappeared? weeklyleader Wharton professor Mike Useem calls it the "Leadership Moment." " I believe that it's really one of the most significant keys to leadership.

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Leadership Self Examination | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you’re looking to benchmark your leadership ability the following self examination will give you a baseline to build from. If you check your ego at the door and give a thoughtful, introspective evaluation of your ability, it is likely that you’ll learn something about your leadership abilities or lack thereof. If you’re game to test your leadership ability read on to take the exam… The examination is broken down into 10 sections, each worth 10 points.

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Discipline & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

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Leadership Efficiency Error

CO2

Leadership Efficiency can be costly to the sustainability of an organization. Leadership efficiency can lead you in the other direction. Your mission and vision must be clear, authentic, and compelling–something strong enough to withstand the allure of leadership efficiency. Strong enough so that each employee in marketing, operations, finance, customer service, and research all understand what the guiding light is for the organization.

Memorial Day Leadership Lessons

N2Growth Blog

As a veteran and lifelong student of leadership I have always found Memorial Day weekend to be one of the most meaningful and significant of all holidays. In today’s post I’ll share two events which occurred over the past week that inspired me to write about why I believe all business executives can learn valuable leadership lessons from those in uniform.

Leadership & Loyalty | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll examine the value of loyalty as it relates to leadership. If relationships are the currency of leadership, it is important for leaders to note that loyalty serves as the cornerstone of any healthy relationship. Leadership and loyalty go hand-in-hand. Leaders who attempt to use command and control tactics without the necessary underpinnings of real leadership principles will simply not do well.

Leadership & Emotional Control | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

FACT : Leaders who lack emotional control won’t remain in a position of leadership for long. And, emotional intelligence has been linked to successful leadership (just did a paper on this for a university class). If no one's gonna get hurt, it isn't worth surrendering your leadership credibility over it. link] George Phillip Emotional control and Leadership?

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Leadership Lessons from the Banking Upheaval

Great Leadership By Dan

leadership style. In mature markets, banks are rushing to play catch up with this kind of mobile service before smart new competitors outwit them. Finance should by definition be a risk-averse business. banking Hay group leadership Financial Jean-Marc Laouchez Guest post from Jean-Marc Laouchez , Hay Group: “Banking is no longer somewhere that you go, it’s something that you do.” - Brett King, Banking 3.0. When was the last time you visited a bank branch?

Doing Well By Doing Good With Darrin Williams, CEO Southern Bancorp

N2Growth Blog

Darrin had spent the last decade reinventing this sleepy bank—revamping the bank’s finances, providing liquidity to investors, raining new capital, and doubling down on operational efficiencies—and turning the organization into a regional bank that people truly admired.

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Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In thinking about the comments I’ve received from readers on the topic of leadership I noticed an interesting paradox…while many of you vehemently disagree on the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of different leadership styles, most of you are in total agreement on the qualities and attributes possessed by great leaders regardless of style. Leadership DNA aside, I recently crafted my definition of leadership. see “Leadership DNA“) [.]

Vision and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

A CEO’s ability to perform effectively is so closely tied to their ability to form a clearly articulated vision, evangelize the vision and then to execute on their vision, that no real discussion on executive leadership should take place without an emphasis on vision. Put simply, I believe that leadership absent vision is a train-wreck waiting to happen. learning » Leadership thinking [.]

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Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

You’re undoubtedly thinking “who died and left Mike Myatt in charge of qualitatively assessing leadership blogs?&# I hope you enjoy the list, and that you’ll add these Top Leadership Blogs to your leadership reading list. You won’t find more solid thinking on the topic of leadership anywhere (can you tell I’m a big fan?). Next Level Blog : Scott Eblin’s authors some of the smartest leadership insights on the web.

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Marketing Analytics Can Improve the Customer Experience - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GOOGLE ANALYTICS 360 SUITE

Harvard Business

Read more from Google Analytics 360 Suite: Rethinking Marketing Measurement from the Ground Up. 3 Ways Marketing Organizations Can Make Data More Actionable. INSEAD research, meanwhile, finds that the number of sources of marketing and customer data that a company integrates also correlates strongly to performance vis-à-vis competitors. For example, at Progressive Insurance , the marketing team collected data on how mobile app users were behaving.

Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Let me be clear: leadership and diversity should have nothing to do with one another. This blog was recently nominated for Kevin Eikenberry’s Best Leadership Blogs of 2010 , and I noticed recently that Kevin was taking heat from the gender police for having only one woman on the list of nominees. This is a leadership issue in which diversity, and the awareness of it, will play a key role in the development of future leaders.

Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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Leadership Interview – John Maxwell | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

John is probably one of the world’s best known and most respected authors and speakers on the subject of leadership. In fact, three of his books (The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You , and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader) have sold more than one million copies each. Mike Myatt : What was your first recollection of experiencing great leadership? He served our mother, which is the essence of effective leadership.

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Chick Flicks and Leadership :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Instead of diving into writing next chapters on my new book about women and work based on our Women Executive Leadership Learning program, I watched and watched the small screen in front of me. Related posts: Women Leadership Lessons and Tackling Tension Long plane rides often bring me fresh ideas, or at. Authentic Leadership I was recently at the Pa. Leadership and Meryl Streep I must admit, that while Sandra Bullock is a super.

Leadership & Influence Summit | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Thanks and I hope you enjoy the summit… Share and Enjoy: View Comments pinto philip Topic : Next Generation leadership -> How has leadership evolved with changing times , how has the styles changed , why is servant leadership more relevant in todays world. You make an excellent case for cultural innovation and leadership. link] Dan Collins Mike, I would particularly like someone to address the popularity of "politically correct" leadership.

Leadership – No Talent Required | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Here’s the thing – the foundational elements of leadership require no skill or talent whatsoever. In today’s post I’ll share 6 leadership characteristics that require zero talent or skill. In the list that follows I’m going to share with you 6 leadership characteristics that require absolutely no talent or ability, but that must be present in order to succeed over the long-haul as a leader.

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