Letting Others Help Leads You To Be A Better Leader

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If you are planning on starting your own business, you will no doubt want to ensure that it is a success. You may have a very strong idea that you feel will be able to propel you toward success. You may have visions of rapid growth being driven by this great idea, with you at the helm, reaping the rewards. 

Of course, great ideas do lead to success. But this is only true if they are being fully realized by the right person. To create a successful business, you need to have the right personal attributes. You need to be the right leader for your idea. Are you the right leader? Here are a few of the qualities you will need to demonstrate daily as a great and successful business leader. 

6 Characteristics Of A Leader

A Guest Article

This is a post by Anne Baum. Anne is the Lehigh Valley Executive and Vice President for Capital BlueCross and the author of the Small Mistakes, Big Consequences series. She is passionate about sharing useful and easy to apply techniques to help people succeed.

There are millions of books and theories that teach leadership techniques and skills. Much can be learned from the experiences and concepts of other successful leaders, though there are six key concepts upon which a leader can focus, that are easy to remember, and can be used every day to achieve success.

The first concept relates to the job of a leader – when, most people describe the job of a leader using actions, e.g.: motivate the team, communicate well, define a vision. While all of these are skills that a leader must possess, their answers demonstrate how a leader succeeds. They are missing the concept that the job of a leader is to get results. It’s simple and straight forward and absolutely the primary job of a leader.  Remembering this, will help you keep you and your team focused on their purpose.

Turning The Tech Tide To Your Advantage

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It would be impossible to live without technology, nowadays. So much of your daily life is handled through computers, smartphones, and other digital tools, and this isn’t set to change anytime soon. Of course, though, when you’re not used to technology and don’t get along very well with the devices you need to use, it can be hard to feel comfortable with all of the tech around you. To help you out with this, this post will be showing you how to turn the tide on tech, ensuring that you’re on top of all of your different devices, and have all of the tools you need to make sure that you can take full advantage of them.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

A Reel Leadership Article

As I typed out the title for the latest Reel Leadership article, I couldn’t help but want to sing the song It’s a Beautiful Day in This Neighborhood. The title of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood brings back all sorts of memories.

Yet, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood won’t tell you the story you were expecting. At least it didn’t for me.

Mr. Rogers tossing his loafer from one hand to another

Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers

I was expecting this movie to be about Mr. Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), his life, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. In A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, you get to see people from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. These include Mr. McFeely (Daniel Krell), president and CEO of The Fred Rogers Company Bill Isler (Enrico Colantoni), and producer Margy (Carmen Cusack). But these people aren’t the main focus.

Leadership Lessons From Pearl Harbor Day

Tomorrow will mark 78 years since the Japanese army attacked the United States Army at Pearl Harbor. This is a day that lives in infamy.

The attack left thousands dead. 2,403 soldiers, sailors, and civilians were lost. Over 1,000 more were injured.

Grey warship docked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Photo by Curtis Reese

Pearl Harbor Day is a day to look back. To reflect. And to remember those we lost and the terrible act that caused it.

Looking back on history, we can learn about what happened and how to prevent future attacks. You can also use the reflection of what happened to learn leadership lessons.

Today, I want to look back at what happened on December 7th, 1941. I want to look at it and see what we can learn from this heinous act and how we can become better leaders.