leadership

3 Core Principles of Great Leadership

3 Core Principles of Great Leadership

A good leader makes inspiring speeches and has exciting ideas. But a great leader takes action. Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue Airways and founder of Peters... »

Twitter’s CEO Says a Leader Doesn’t Care What People Think and Shouldn’t Copy Others

Twitter’s CEO Says a Leader Doesn’t Care What People Think and Shouldn’t Copy Others

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made an appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt today to talk about leadership and why it’s important. He says that at the early stage of a st... »

Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve

Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve

Simon Sinek doesn’t have the second-most-watched TED talk for nothing. His speech on “How great leaders inspire action,” based on his signatur... »

The Most Important Leadership Skill You’ll Ever Learn

The Most Important Leadership Skill You’ll Ever Learn

One of the precepts of Predictable Success is that being successful in business (in anything, really) is simple: just make–and implement–good decisi... »

Being a Manager Doesn’t Make You a Leader

Being a Manager Doesn’t Make You a Leader

It’s a myth that managers and leaders are the same thing. While every leader may not be a manager, every manager should be a leader. A manager who lacks effecti... »

15 Worst Excuses Not to Be an Entrepreneur

15 Worst Excuses Not to Be an Entrepreneur

It’s likely that one of your excuses is that you don’t have enough time–so let’s get right to it: 1. I’m too scared. Join the club... »

All Great Entrepreneurs Have This…

All Great Entrepreneurs Have This…

What makes an entrepreneur successful? Some people believe it’s the ability to innovate. However, many startups are refinements of existing business model... »

10 Things Leaders Must Learn to Do

10 Things Leaders Must Learn to Do

You can get away with a lot and still make it in this world, but there are some corners you simply can’t cut. Business leaders don’t exist in a vacu... »

How to Break Out of the ‘Female Entrepreneur’ Trap

How to Break Out of the ‘Female Entrepreneur’ Trap

Want to succeed as a female founder? Quit talking about being a female founder. As the lone female founder of a bustling incubator, I’m approached by wome... »

What Would Winston Do?

What Would Winston Do?

In 1940, a war-weary Britain was on the verge of capitulation. Here’s how Churchill turned it around–and what it means for you. In 1940, when Winsto... »

7 Super Entrepreneurship Lessons from “Man of Steel”

7 Super Entrepreneurship Lessons from “Man of Steel”

Superman as an entrepreneur? Not exactly, but you just may walk away from “Man of Steel” with inspiration for your business. Over the weekend my wif... »

6 Things Exceptional Leaders Do Better

6 Things Exceptional Leaders Do Better

Exceptional leaders differentiate themselves by doing a few things better. Here are six things you can learn from them. What makes an exceptional leader excepti... »

Leaders Think Big Using Big Data

Leaders Think Big Using Big Data

These five elements of big data analytics will help you make the smartest decisions for your business. In today’s hypercompetitive, real-time marketplace,... »

3 Signs You’re Meant to Be a Leader

3 Signs You’re Meant to Be a Leader

Not everyone is cut out to be a leader. But if you have these three traits, you might be a natural born leader. Reading leadership literature (including this co... »

It’s Not Just Semantics. Words Make an Enormous Difference in Leadership

It’s Not Just Semantics. Words Make an Enormous Difference in Leadership

If you can’t communicate clearly, you can’t do business. A few weeks ago, I mentioned to a group of entrepreneurs that I am not a fan of Jim Collins... »

Are You a Leader or a Manager? There’s a Difference

Are You a Leader or a Manager? There’s a Difference

The terms leadership and management are often used interchangeably, but there is a huge difference between a leader and a manager. Leaders aren’t always m... »

4 Great Leadership Lessons from the Arts

4 Great Leadership Lessons from the Arts

Math and science are noble endeavors, but real leadership is taught in the arts. Here are four powerful lessons taught best by artists. The Tony Awards for Broa... »

Between Venus and Mars: 7 Traits of True Leaders

Between Venus and Mars: 7 Traits of True Leaders

Control is a mirage. The most effective leaders right now–men and women–are those who embrace traits once considered feminine: Empathy. Vulnerabilit... »

Faces of Success: You Can Judge a Leader’s Appearance

Faces of Success: You Can Judge a Leader’s Appearance

Science says that people read a lot about a person just by looking at their face. How much can you learn about a leader by simply looking at him or her? More th... »

3 Things You Don’t Really Need to Be a Great Leader

3 Things You Don’t Really Need to Be a Great Leader

Sometimes the things you think you need will lead you down the wrong path. Here’s what you need to know. We all do what we do because of deep-seated needs... »

5 Easily-Copied Traits of an Excellent Leader

5 Easily-Copied Traits of an Excellent Leader

Harold MacDowell, CEO of TDIndustries, sets a standard for company culture that you should imitate. Here’s how. I recently met and had breakfast with Haro... »

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