Nobody is born a great leader, being a strong leader is learned. As in many leadership roles it is a never ending self analysis and improvement process. First you have to understand the concept of leadership itself and how it can benefit and empower people around you. Here are five qualities of a great leader.
The Leader’s most critical role.
According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy produces an average of 100,000 new small businesses each year. A small business is defined as one with 5-100 employees. Stats Can also reports that 85,000 small businesses fail each year. That’s a pretty significant attrition rate. And as almost half of all … Read More »
Forget good to great. Here’s what makes a great employee remarkable.
Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.
A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a … Read More »
The last thing we need are more meetings, but having a company-wide gathering will allow you to make sure that everyone is marching toward the same goals.
I admit it, all-hands meetings are a tough one, especially if you’ve got a larger small business. At my company, VerticalResponse, we were once split between two floors in … Read More »
I recently caught up with Ken Blanchard, who is the Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the author or coauthor of 50 books that have sold more than 20 million copies, including the iconic One Minute Manager®. His latest book is called Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life. In … Read More »