Archive | August, 2013

Leadership as Selflessness

Guest post by Al Gini and Ronald M. Green: With the great Nelson Mandela struggling with health issues, we’ve been thinking a lot about the general phenomenon of leadership. Mandela is clearly one of the great leaders of our time. His example convinces us that ethical leaders display deep selflessness and an absence of the […]

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Women Entrepreneurs and the Imposter Syndrome

As a young woman entrepreneur starting out in my first business I was pretty audacious, but before I achieved the success I wanted I had one big obstacle to overcome: the imposter syndrome. Women entrepreneurs may experience the imposter syndrome more than our male counterparts, although some men have talked about experiencing it too. Also […]

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Are You Playing a Zero Sum Game?

If you look at your gain as someone else’s loss, you’re playing a zero sum game. This is a dangerous money mindset that holds you back from being able to make more money, and achieve the success you deserve. I talk to a lot of entrepreneurs, especially women, who actually feel guilty about making more […]

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Inconsistent Bossing: A Surefire Way to Disengage

Guest post from Nicole Lipkin: We all have those days when our words and actions don’t come out the way we intended. Or we take our stress out on others. We intend to give a compliment or a simple criticism and it instead sounds more critical than we really feel. Between friends, a simple “I’m […]

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Someone To Look Up To?

Someone to look up to.  That’s part of a leaders’ job.As a leader, you must walk the talk 24/7.  To take a phrase from Disney, you are “on stage”.  Especially, those in positions like company Presidents and CEOs.  Any time employees, customers, or the general public can see you or hear you – you are on stage. […]

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The Single Best Way to Develop Leaders: Throw Them In!

I read the book The Dream Giver years ago.  And like most of my books it is underlined, highlighted, corners bent back, and notes filling the margins. The quote below comes from that book and is one of the quotes that I frequently refer to: Partially because I want people to feel nurtured and supported […]

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