Q: What is the difference between a leader and a boss?
— Sphe Ndlovu
A: There’s no place where strong leadership is needed more than in a hectic startup environment in which the odds are most stacked against you, and Herculean efforts to gain and maintain traction are required daily, not quarterly.
Achieving success in business requires the support of mentors, cheerleaders, coaches and partners. Professionals may hit a few targets with a selfish “I’ve-got-this-myself” approach, but it’s only likely to occur in lucky spurts.
Leaders have a tremendous amount of influence on their organizations and that influence can be positive or negative, depending on the skills of the person at the helm. Contrary to what many believe, leaders are not born.
Many people suffer from being rational dreamers. They want to achieve a big dream but hold themselves back by being risk averse. They don't want to disrupt the status quo and play things safe.
Isn’t it amazing that some people you know always seem to be working hard, but never seem to get anything done? As an entrepreneur, you need to avoid partnering with these people, or hiring them at your startup.
Sixty hours per week. That's how much I work, on average, which seems like a lot to some people. However, my job is my greatest hobby and my projects are like my children. Therefore, 60 hours per week is perfectly fine for me.
If you want to become more successful as an entrepreneur or in your career, you can start by making a habit of talking and thinking more like the people you know or read about who are already successful.
According to a recent survey
conducted by the National Small Business Association, 58 percent of business owners have little or no understanding of the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on their business.
While the parallels between special operations and business closely mirror each other in some regards, there are also glaring differences. The most significant difference I’ve found in the year plus that I’ve been out of the military is what is considered acceptable and unacceptable in the workplace.
The next open enrollment period begins on November 15, 2014. This is a busy time for organizations, and an especially busy time for HR departments.
Before the open enrollment season kicks off is the perfect time to plan so employees are better informed, happier and ultimately satisfied with their coverage: