Tag: leadership

10 Essential Leadership Skills for Workplace Success in 2020

Leadership is defined in different ways but it can be summarized in John C. Maxwell’s definition: “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” We can then conclude a great leader can mean the difference between failure and success in whatever field it may be, whether in business or in arts and culture. This leads us to an all-important question: What qualities make ...

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Top 8 Leadership Qualities That Make Great Leaders

On average, millennials will change employment four times after college and before they’re 32 years old; and most of them say they aren’t empowered in their present jobs.  Suffice it to say, many leaders aren’t establishing and nurturing a sense of loyalty and trust among their employees. Irrespective of how you define a leader, he or she can prove to be a difference-maker between success and failure. A good leader ...

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10 Things Not to Do at Networking Events

Networking is far more than just giving random people a sales pitch of your ideas. It is an art form in itself – a juggling game between being assertive and listening, between sharing without revealing, between being patient and yet accomplishing. Whatever you put into networking is what you will get out of it. So how do we know what not to do at networking events? It can be surprisingly ...

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Mariel Devesa Joins Tech Startup Phyn

Last month, I had the opportunity to sit down with Mariel Devesa, who had just joined tech startup Phyn as Global Head of Business Development. In the first half of our interview, we covered the basics: Where was she born? Argentina (she moved to the United States at age one). Where did she go to school? She has a bachelor’s degree from UCLA. What positions did she hold before starting work at ...

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5 Simple Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs

If you’re like many people running a business, you are probably always on the lookout for ways to boost your productivity.  We've got 5 simple productivity hacks to help you get your work done! There are days when you probably feel like there are too many things to get done and not enough hours to complete them.  It doesn’t help when your schedule keeps being interrupted by online distractions.  The ...

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5 Business Memoirs to Read

From all of my reading, here are the top 5 business memoirs to read.  I agree with the saying that you are the average of your five closest friends - and if you do enough reading, the characters in the books you read begin to feel like friends.  When you’re a business geek, that means you might end up feeling like you are friends with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates.  ...

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