As the leader of an online marketing company, The one thing I'm not down with is being in a popularity contest because this isn't high school, it's my business and my No. 1 priority is to serve my customers and my investors. But, this doesn't mean I'm not in service to my team, because I'll be the first one to tell you, I work for them and I'm here to help them be more effective.
Don't Aim to Be Popular, Be Effective
A true leader steps back, trusts his or her people, and allows them to succeed. By taking a break from the day-to-day operations, not only was I spending some much-needed time with my family, but also I was able to focus on the bigger picture of where we were and where our business was heading.
Take A Serious Vacation: A CEO's Advice To All CEOs
When you look around the world at CEOs and senior military leaders, the CEOs may have a high level of success but they forget about being the humble servant. They start getting confused and thinking it's really about them and that’s generally when you see those folks self-destruct.
"It's Always About Service To Others": Leadership Lessons From A Soldier CEO
I'd estimate that over 75% of the advice I've received was dead wrong for me - heading me in a direction that either would fail miserably or make me unhappy in the success of it.
5 Ways To Tell If The Advice You've Received Is Wrong
No amount of planning can make a bad, ill-timed idea for a business successful. However, a company that grows rapidly on the back of a great and badly needed product or service can be successful even with woeful planning. Yet a strategy written on the back of a napkin (as many are) will get those companies only so far before trouble sets in.
Why Great Products And No Planning Will Carry A Midsized Firm Only So Far (Before It Crashes)
If you really want to excel in the boardroom, take care of your needs and responsibilities in your own living room first.
4 Reasons Being Happily Married Could Make You A Better CEO
Leadership writer and top TED speaker Simon Sinek explains how great leaders create a "circle of safety" for their teams.
How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve
Employee Development: It's noble to promote from within, but irresponsible if it's without preparation. Here's what you should do.
Turn a Good Worker Into a Great Manager: 6 Steps
Many seasonal businesses - such as construction, landscaping, amusement park operators and more - thrive in the summer months and struggle during the colder months. Better than anyone else, these types of businesses understand that cash flow can make or break you..
5 Tips for Handling Cash Flow Peaks and Valleys
Personal Presentation: Delivering a presentation before a group is very different from doing so one-on-one with a client. Would you believe that some people are more comfortable speaking before a large audience? They actually "hide" behind the audience. The dynamic changes in a small group. Now, the focus is on you and how well you directly interact with various individuals.
One-On-One Body Language Tips