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Nine Forever Useful Leadership Traits

Nine Forever Useful Leadership Traits | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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I particularly like the comments on Team Building 

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 6, 2014 3:02 AM


Business owners who want to be better leaders to their business and its employees, need to understand the leadership traits of other successful leaders, and to apply these in their own environments where appropriate.


Business owners should be aware of their own leadership strengths and weaknesses, and where weaknesses are known to exist, take action to discover the key traits of successful leaders that could be applied to improve their own leadership.


This excellent article, identifies nine enduring leadership traits, and includes quotes from a business leader in respect of each trait.

donhornsby's curator insight, June 6, 2014 10:16 AM

(From the article): Listening: “The turning point for me was a performance appraisal (in which my boss) told me that none of my colleagues trusted me because they all believed I had my own agenda… (He said) when you don’t invite your peers’ counsel in the plans, you display a lack of respect for them. (But) once I invited dialogue, I would lose my ability to control the situation, and everything would just take more time… (But I) started working on these things. And I was flabbergasted. I was astounded by the impact.”

 

Jennifer Radke's curator insight, June 9, 2014 12:52 PM

I love this entire list, but believe that 7 and 3 need to work hand in hand.  Listen and then communicate. 

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6 Steps to Help Secure Your IT System

6 Steps to Help Secure Your IT System | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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With the POPI Act now upon us in South Africa we are going to have think of these things.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 21, 12:55 AM


Protecting your IT System and especially the Client Data it contains is a critical responsibility of every business owner. This article provides some good guidance that you can follow to secure your IT system and keep it protected from those who would like to hack into it for various nefarious purposes.

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5 Simple Ways to Increase Sales

5 Simple Ways to Increase Sales | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it
Use these management techniques to boost your team's performance without big cost increases.

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Some good ideas here.

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The business case for trust

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Studies show CEOs who ranked high on character have an average return on assets almost five times that of CEOs with lower character ranking


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Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, May 4, 10:02 AM
It may seem obvious but I think many of these qualities are rare enough to make a huge difference when consistently demonstrated
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Survive, Sustain, Grow: The three stages of entrepreneurship - Develop

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So as to not belabor the point, indie developers are entrepreneurs. They might be entrepreneurs in a field not often considered, but they are entrepreneurs none-the-less.

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This makes it sound easy!

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Steve Chamley's curator insight, April 8, 7:10 AM

Starting up a business is never an easy thing. And when you do, you need to undergo different phases to finally meet success. But basically, there are just three stages you need to go through. And when you master them, you're on your way to succeed. 

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3 Reasons Why That 'Free Consultation' Is a Losing Strategy for Entrepreneurs

3 Reasons Why That 'Free Consultation' Is a Losing Strategy for Entrepreneurs | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it
Even a token charge for an initial consultation tells you who is serious about what you're offering.

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I like the way he thinks

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HOW TO SET A SALES AND MARKETING STRATEGY FOR GROWTH

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Something to think about.

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Richard Guha's curator insight, April 2, 11:31 AM

Nice summary of the fundamentals key to developing a growth strategy

yannick guillois's curator insight, April 11, 3:36 AM

vente et marketing indissociables? plus que jamais pour connaitre son client!

Caroline.van Til's curator insight, April 14, 5:30 PM

Know your market, customer and capacity to serve, and cross check to ensure that your marketing approach is less about doing business with yourself and more about being client centric

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15 Ways You Can Rise Above the Competition

15 Ways You Can Rise Above the Competition | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it
The old adage, “If you’re not first, you’re last,” couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to business success.

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Some useful things to think about here.

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The Business Plan Team's curator insight, March 17, 4:41 AM

A good business plan needs to show how you differentiate your business from the competition. Here are a few ways to do so if you are not first to market...

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Top New Year’s Resolutions for Business Owners In 2015

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2015 is the time to start afresh. Every business owner must have their new year’s resolutions ready by now. If not, then he can take a few tips from this post and prepare himself to go all guns blazing!

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Some interesting thoughts

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Alaina S Rabe's curator insight, February 3, 6:10 PM

Expanding your business with video marketing will get you more customers and clients.

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9 Creative Ways to Add a Customer Loyalty Program to Your Business

9 Creative Ways to Add a Customer Loyalty Program to Your Business | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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Something worth thinking about.

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Darcy Bevelacqua's curator insight, December 30, 2014 7:06 PM

Simple ideas for using a loyalty program- gamification to make it fun, collecting email addresses, offering discounts and check in specials and making your customers the center of your business. 

John Norman's curator insight, January 9, 8:18 PM

Even a millionaire like something for nothing. Its human nature.

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8 Tips for Startup Success

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If you’re anything like most entrepreneurs, you love the idea of the startup. It’s always an exciting time to be in the startup phase of a new business. However, this can also be a very volatile time, as it really matters how you make use of your resources. Here are a few tips for startup …

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How to Drastically Improve Your Time Management

How to Drastically Improve Your Time Management | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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I guess most of us can improve our time management

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Pyush Pandey's curator insight, November 29, 2014 2:05 AM

Prioritizing your tasks can provide a clearer picture of what needs to be done, how much time it will take, and helps to establish times and boundaries on getting things done. Prioritizing your tasks helps to establish goals, improves time management to avoid work overload and enhances productivity.

Henry Diaz's curator insight, November 29, 2014 2:18 PM

so valuable!

JebaQpt's comment, December 2, 2014 12:04 AM
to manage our time lets use online timesheet http://www.qualitypointtech.com/webtimesheet/
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5 Rules of Emotional Intelligence for Business Owners

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This coming from an angle that not many Business Owners think of.

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Corrine Dorrian's curator insight, November 25, 2014 3:24 PM

Interesting ways to connect with others in your workplace emotionally. 

Ian Berry's curator insight, November 25, 2014 10:25 PM

All good things come from first acknowledging all your employees as humans

Lauran Star's curator insight, November 28, 2014 4:12 PM

We all know we need it in business ... so now is the time to learn it

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Accelerate Growth for Your Business by Doing Just Three Things

Accelerate Growth for Your Business by Doing Just Three Things | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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As I see it the dilemma is that good sales people don't like technical  and good technical people don't like selling

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LG unveils OLED TV so thin that it attaches to the wall with magnets | News | Geek.com

LG unveils OLED TV so thin that it attaches to the wall with magnets | News | Geek.com | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

Now this sounds cool!Break out the magnets, we want to cover our walls with ultra thin OLED TVs and LG is trying to make it happen. Just a few days ago in Korea, the company unveiled [...]


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Now this sounds cool!

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Don't Be a "Water Bucket" Leader

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A “water bucket” leader is someone whose leadership approach can be likened to sticking a hand into a bucket of water and creating a stir by splashing it around. Eventually, the leader pulls their hand out, and when they do, the water quickly returns to it’s original state. It’s as if they never existed. Even though there was a lot of activity, in the end, the bucket of water looks no different than it did before. 



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An interesting Analogy

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 28, 2014 11:30 AM

(From the article): I like these factors because they emphasize behaviors, not traits. We can all incorporate idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration into our commands if we take deliberate steps to do so.  We can all be like my former Sergeant Major or my first Commander if we ask ourselves the following:


What can I do to provide a vision, a sense of mission, and instill pride in my organization?


What can I do to inspire and motivate my organization?


What can I do to foster a command climate that stimulates intellectual growth in my organization?


What can I do to help my subordinates develop to their full potential?


We do not have to walk away from our commands feeling like we just pulled our hands out of a bucket of water. We can make a difference and leave a legacy that will endure long after we are removed from the equation.  Approaching leadership with the goal of being transformational, not only makes the experience more rewarding, it also ensures that the woodpile is a little bit higher on the back end.

Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, September 29, 2014 4:51 PM

A “water bucket” leader is someone whose leadership approach can be likened to sticking a hand into a bucket of water and creating a stir by splashing it around. Eventually, the leader pulls their hand out, and when they do, the water quickly returns to it’s original state. It’s as if they never existed. Even though there was a lot of activity, in the end, the bucket of water looks no different than it did before

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Google CEO, Eric Schmidt on Coaching - YouTube

Google CEO, Eric Schmidt talks about the benefits of coaching

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I could not agree more!

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Guillaume Quintin's curator insight, August 27, 2014 9:08 AM

C'est pas moi qui le dis, et pourtant!! … ;-) 

 

 

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Top 5 Small Business Marketing Tools

Top 5 Small Business Marketing Tools | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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This is worth a quick look

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Raj's curator insight, April 13, 6:51 PM

Nice Information!!!

BSN's curator insight, April 14, 7:45 AM

#business #marketing

Pau Punseti's curator insight, April 14, 9:42 AM

Marketing Online

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Infographic: Brand Unawareness

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Social media disasters can happen to the best of them. Today’s infographic goes over some social media bombs and how to recover from them.

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Some interesting things to look out for when we market on Social Media

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5 Great Pieces of Business Advice

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This is worth looking at

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, March 25, 9:30 PM


No man/woman is an island, yet many business owners ignore external advice, and push on learning the hard lessons through the mistakes they make.


This excellent article, offers 5 great pieces of business advice that will benefit any business owner, as they travel along the road to success.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 27, 3:27 AM

Don’t count money until it’s in the bank.Great products succeed in spite of, not because of, an executive team.Being profitable is incredibly important.Sometimes there is no solution, only an optimization.Don’t swing at balls in the dirt. 

(Great site with more resources...)

Caroline.van Til's curator insight, April 10, 5:52 PM

Very sensible and sound tips 

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10 Simple Steps to Improve Presentation Skills

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Its good to have a refresher on how we prepare a presentation

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Green Hill Tea's comment, March 10, 5:35 AM
Impressive Post
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Rhonda Harris's curator insight, March 10, 10:21 AM

nice rustic gate

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Traditional Marketing Still Works!

Traditional Marketing Still Works! | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it
Randy Bowden explores the methods of traditional marketing that still work, and shows how to integrate it with your social media marketing.

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Its good to know that some of the old ways still work!

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Five Dos and Don'ts When Self-Branding Your Business


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Some useful tips when boosting your brand.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:37 PM


Are you fully aware that your business is a brand that needs to be nurtured and developed?


Do you know how easy it is to make basic mistakes that can destroy your brand's value?


Would information relating to helping you to self manage your brand and avoid costly professional brand management be useful to you?


Will you read and apply, the information contained in this short article, that offers 5 dos and 5 don'ts to assist you to effectively manage your brand?

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10 Statup Dos & Don'ts With Scenttrail Comments

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What a startup company should avoid and what should imitate

Marty Note

10 Do’s and Don’ts for startups

 

 1. Don’t waste time creating huge Biz Plans.

AGREE Become a NOWIST (watch Joy Ito's TED Talk http://www.ted.com/talks/joi_ito_want_to_innovate_become_a_now_ist?language=en

2. Be Flexible
AGREE and don't let anyone tell you "startups do it this way" they are full of it. Startups do it every way.

3. Don’t imitate large companies.
AGREE small is the new BIG. Better to be nimble and fast these days. Trying to be something you are not is a fool's errand since everyone knows everything all the time.


4. Differentiation & USP Beat Innovation.
AGREE execution matters more than ideas no matter how sexy the idea.

5. No Org Chart Thinking.
AGREE, everyone needs to do everything all the time. Some roles and responsibilities need to be defined, but loosely so. Better to step on each other than create "not my table" thinking.


6. No Glam or Funky Titles
Agree, the Chief Party Hardy Man is dated and stupid. Don't go there and don't use big sounding titles. I prefer FOUNDER to CEO.

7. Don’t evangelize repeatedly your vision and strategy.
DISAGREE STRONGLY This is strange advice. I wear my startups logo DAILY and will give our elevator pitch to strangers and it gets a little better each time. Once I can do our pitch in my sleep and see recognition instead of a thousand yard stare upon reception then I will slow down the pitching practice.

8. Don’t look for extra skilled or over qualified personnel.
Agree there is no silver bullet and that includes people. If you get some massively talented guru level talent they will be too hard to work with in a startup environment. .


9. Don’t set numerous, unclear or unrealistic objectives.
Agree - see point #1 about becoming a NOWIST.

 

 

10. Don’t ignore the strength of the team.
Agree ad would add BECOME a team. You must be one for all and all for one with each member realizing and acting on the "sum of the parts is greater than the whole" idea. No I in team and that means sacrifice ego at the door of any startup. No one can do that 100% but TRY.


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We sometimes spend too much time on we think we need to do and no time at all on what we don't need to do.

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20 Ways to Improve Employee Performance

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Some useful tips here that will make a difference.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:20 AM


Are your employees engaged to the level that you want to see for the sake of the future of your business?


Would your business benefit from even a small increase in the performance of each of your employees?


Have you run out of ideas for increasing employee engagement levels and improving the performance of some or all of your employees?


Could you implement to good effect, some of the means outlined in this excellent short article, and see the required results?

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Ten profit improvement tips for small business.

Ten profit improvement tips for small business. | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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These may be American tips but they are relevant to South Africa as well.

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