Leadership

5 Tips for Improving Your Decision-Making Skills as a Leader

Whether you are running a startup with lots of potential or handling the running of a small team in a large organization, being a good leader is one of the most difficult tasks you will be faced with. As a leader, it’s your job to not only protect the company's interests, but also guide and meet the needs of your employees or your team. You need to have good judgement when … [Read more...]

People Driven or Drive People: Choosing the Right Approach to Increase Your Company’s Agility

Organizations are constantly faced with the changes being wrought by our new digital world: everything connected, enormous amounts of data, and practically unlimited computing power. A common prescription is to transform an enterprise into one that’s leaner and more agile. Typically, becoming more agile means that a company is more sensitive to the needs of the market, and has … [Read more...]

How to Avoid a Career Crash Due to Cognitive Bias

A few years ago, after my closing keynote for a manufacturing association conference on how manufacturing leaders can avoid business disasters, a man in his late fifties came up to me looking distraught and agitated. I hoped he wasn’t angry with something. He introduced himself (I’ll call him Mark here) and wanted to know more about one of the judgment errors I discussed, the … [Read more...]

How to Seamlessly Transition Your High-Fashion Workplace Style into Your Weekend Look

Are you the type that enjoys high-fashion, stays on top of all the current trends, and takes pride in looking sophisticated, professional, and well put-together at the office? Perhaps fashion is a way for you to express yourself in a creative way. Then again, maybe it helps to bolster your confidence in the workplace. Let’s face it, when you look the part of a high-powered … [Read more...]

Leadership Lessons Beyond the Boardroom

When it comes to running a business, leadership is a hot conversation topic. Many upper level management staff study leadership theory to identify best practices of leading a team. However, discovering leadership styles and lessons don’t always come from a textbook. Many leadership lessons can be learned from road trips. Lesson 1: Establish Goals Before you hit the road for a … [Read more...]

When to Crowdsource and When to Make an Executive Decision

Leadership is complicated. While a good leader will always solicit and consider input from the team, there are also times when a decision needs to be made quickly and firmly without outside influence. Deciding when to use each of these approaches is one of the hallmarks of good leadership. So, how does a leader know when it's best to crowdsource a decision and when to wield … [Read more...]

Famous Quotes on Leadership

Leadership is an ability that some people are born with, and one that others manage to build up through their work and experience with other people. A true leader rarely gets chosen; the potential to drive people forward, and push the progress of the entire team is something that usually emerges spontaneously. History books remember visionaries, people with the ability to … [Read more...]

Law Firm Management 101: The Essentials

Managing a law firm, like managing any business, is no easy feat. Considering the competition in the marketplace for legal services, there are certain elements that should be prioritized. Embrace Technology For a law firm to be competitive and to deliver the highest level of satisfaction to its clients, one of the most important things to do is use technology. For instance, … [Read more...]

Ms Sparky Electric: A San Diego Electrician Who’s Breaking Stereotypes and Growing Her Business

Being a woman in a male-dominated profession can be hard. But as Mary Stapleton has found out, it can also be an advantage. Mary is the owner of Ms. Sparky Electric and is an electrical contractor in the San Diego, California area of Encinitas. In a city as large as San Diego, there are many, many electricians. With so many options, standing out in whatever way you can is … [Read more...]