4 Secrets to Responsive Leadership

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Nationally recognized leader and executive coach Jackie Jenkins-Scott provides her perspective as she explores examples of responsive leadership in her new book, 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership. Jackie Jenkins-Scott has more than three decades of experience in executive leadership positions in public health, higher education and corporate and non-profit governance. We recently asked her more about responsive leadership. What is responsive leadership?

The Crucible Of Leadership

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Yesterday evening, the Gotham Gal and I went to see Jerry Colonna do a reading from his recent book , Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up. The Crucible of Leadership. In the course of studying how geeks and geezers became leaders,” writes Warren Bennis in the introduction to his classic, On Becoming a Leader , “…I discovered that their leadership always emerged after some rite of passage, often a stressful one.

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Mindful Leadership for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Rob is a member of EO in Detroit, speaker, author and an avid proponent of mindful leadership. . But, if the pressures of leadership are unavoidable, do we have to accept stress and the consequences that come with it? The responsibilities of leadership were overwhelming. Meditation has also changed how I view my leadership role. Feel free to reach out anytime with questions about meditation, leadership, business, or just to say hello.

Leadership In the Future: Practical Tips for Leading From Home

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The following article is an abridged version of “Digital Leadership: Leading Virtual Teams From Your Home,” an e-book written by Erik Kruger. On 30 June 2020 at 9 am (EST), Kruger will join panelists Nadim Habib and John Sanei and moderator Winnie Hart in a candid discussion about the future of leadership. Virtual leadership requires some nuanced touches. It doesn’t always have to be a manager or member of leadership.

Best Practices for Marketing Database Cleanse

Finding a vendor to cleanse and optimize your marketing database can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Download the eBook to get the most out of your database cleanse and find an appropriate vendor for your B2B marketing objectives.

Social Media and Thought Leadership for Founders

This is going to be BIG.

Similar to the longer form posts, try to think of sharing something meaningful that you want people seeing when they search for you—like why you started your company, what’s important to you about this business, or something specific about your leadership style. Running a startup consumes a ton of time.

Leadership Has A Price

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

” He gets pretty emotional and says “Winning has a price and leadership has a price. It also captures the burden of leadership and what is required to get everyone to commit to each other and be the best that they can be. Leadership is not being liked. Leadership is being respected and followed. We’ve been watching the ESPN series The Last Dance along with something like 6mm other fans who are watching it right now.

Leadership: Values


Because leadership is ultimately about making certain difficult decisions. None of that is leadership. Leadership is when you make a decision based on values, explain the decision in terms of those values and use those values to rally support for the decision. So if you are in a leadership role or aspire to be in one, a great starting point to ask what your values are. leadership valuesA question I get quite frequently is “What makes a good leader?”

Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Early promotion into adulthood is often painful and equally often a sign of an early promotion into leadership. Jerry Colonna ‘s book, Reboot , came out this week. He had given me the manuscript to read so many months ago that I had to go back and read it again before I could write about it. So I bought the book yesterday and read it again over the last twenty four hours. AVC regulars don’t need any introduction to Jerry.

4 Leadership Secrets I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Manager

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I needed to discover my own leadership style. Here are four key steps to my leadership style. EO members have access to world-class executive education and leadership insights. What’s your leadership style? How can you include some of these leadership ingredients into your own brand of leadership? The post 4 Leadership Secrets I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Manager appeared first on Octane Blog – The official blog of the Entrepreneurs' Organization.

Lead, Follow Or Get Out Of the Way - The Art and Science of Deal Leadership

The Seraf Compass

Active deal leadership is one of the essential elements of success in early stage investing. As legendary investor Fred Wilson observed, every round needs a lead investor. Being a great deal lead takes experience, or the guidance of a great process.

On Leadership. And Diversity of Character.

Both Sides of the Table

I learned about leadership again in my first job out of school. But it was different and required different leadership styles. Many are run by relatively young people from top academic institutions who employ people who are similar in background and I think about this challenge of leadership where we have developed monocultures of young, single people of similar work ethic. The hardest leadership challenge is in the home. The post On Leadership.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

Both Sides of the Table

Having time to think about “leadership” at most startups feels like a luxury. So spending time thinking about what your leadership style is, whether it’s effective and what you could do to improve it can yield dividends. Here are some quick guidelines on what I think it takes to build a sense of leadership: 1. Of course attending some leadership events is good for executives because that’s how you build relationships with the industry.

This CEO's Leadership Worth $250 Million. Simplus CMO Shares Why.

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ryan Westwood is a man on a mission to spread leadership principles to his team, his one page business plan is one of the keys to his success. Amy Osmond Cook, CMO of Simplus shared with me the "inside" story of how this deal came to be - it's all about leadership and focus. Sure, there's the market conditions and finding the right partner but in large part it's also having the right team, processes and leadership in place.

How Mandela Day Can Be Used to Drive Self-Leadership and Positive Change in South Africa

Impact Hub

Self-Leadership in order to shape positive change. Self-leadership is an integral part of leadership; and that involves everyone, not just the people who are directly on the team. Let’s make Mandela Day in 2020 Day 1 for every-day self-leadership, reflection, and speaking up.

Illustrating how to be an ethical leader, with Senior Director for Leadership Ethics, Ann Skeet

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

“More and more, leaders are being held responsible in their organization,” says Ann Skeet, Senior Director for Leadership Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Ann guides programs in leadership, business, and social sector ethics, and researches, writes, and speaks about the ethical dilemmas of leaders. The practice of ethical leadership. Leadership Skills & Development YLAI for Integrity

On Leadership, Teams, Success & Happiness

Both Sides of the Table

Lately the topic of leadership & teams has been coming up a lot in my daily life. It’s my belief that through exceptional leadership you attract great teams that do more than the sum of the parts. Nearly every company faces its crisis moments and only through the inspiration , focus and dedication of the leadership can you motivate teams to dig in deep and come out the other side stronger. ON LEADERSHIP.

How to Bring Up Issues With Your Business Partner or Leadership Team


With that in mind, I wanted to share how my closest business partners, leadership team members, and I tend to work through conflict when it arises. Because I know this is our human tendency—for our brains to assume the worst-case scenario—I’m working hard to enter conflict with my partners and leadership team with the assumption that something has come up because of a misunderstanding, likely based on miscommunication. I help run two different businesses: GAN and GAN Ventures.

Focus on Progress Leadership Not Change Management

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Let’s call “initiating significant change” what it truly is (or should be): Progress Leadership. Moving our focus from change management to progress leadership creates a shift in power from wielding power over employees to creating power among employees. Shifting our focus from change management to progress leadership creates a work culture in which empowered employees are committed to finding what is truly the next step forward. Progress Leadership

How to use your leadership style to better approach challenges

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Determine which leadership style might fit you best. Leadership style 1: The coach. Leaders with a coaching leadership style recognize and understand their team members’ individual goals and aspirations and relate these to their strengths and weaknesses well, providing ample feedback to help their employees grow. Leadership style 2: Visionary leader. Leadership style 3: Servant leader. Leadership style 4: Authoritarian leader. By Jewelle Saunders.

The Journey with Hadi: Leadership Shackleton's Way

Smart Hustle Magazine

Every man survived, ascribing it to Shackleton's superb leadership. We can all learn from Shackelton and apply it in our leadership, whether managing a team of 5 or 5,000. The post The Journey with Hadi: Leadership Shackleton's Way appeared first on SmartHustle.com with Ramon Ray. I met Hadi randomly during one of my excursions through Atlanta. I always remembered him to be so fun and a burst of energy.

The Leadership Opportunity in the NYC Innovation Community: Quantitatively Proven

This is going to be BIG.

It also means that, given the odds of most companies succeeding, you've got to maintain your leadership presence no matter what the ground is doing beneath you When I was in high school, I got pretty intimidated right off the bat. I went to a scholarship school and I felt like I was the last guy they let in. As early as freshman year, everyone seemed to know what they were good at and had already found lots of interests.

Announcing nextNY Fellows: An Innovation Community Leadership Initiative

This is going to be BIG.

I think that we've done a decent job with that, and we have a number of examples of individuals who have used it as a leadership platform, but it isn't as much of a leader factory as I had hoped. Here's what they will get: - A $500 stipend for 2011 to be used on leadership development. fix our blog, improve leadership/job opportunity listings, launch calendar, etc) - Encourage active participation on our listserv.

Fred Wilson and Andy Weissman Talk with Lindel Eakman about Transitioning Leadership at a VC Fund

Both Sides of the Table

So it was a timely conversation at this year’s Upfront Summit because the week of the Summit, Sequoia had announced that it was transitioning leadership from Jim Goetz to Roelof Botha (and US operations to Alfred Lin). This followed the firms founder Don Valentine handing leadership early to Mike Moritz and Doug Leone who then entrusted Jim Goetz. The great firms transition day-to-day leadership and often those who don’t fail to protect their “franchise value.”

Leadership for the Pandemic and the New Normal

Angel Capital Association

This is a test of leadership. The critical role of dynamic leadership is more important in this time of unprecedented upheaval and startup survival threat. The purpose of the above discourse is to point out that there are many different paths to leadership in this tumultuous time. Over the next few weeks, I will talk with leaders who I believe, through their actions, have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the face of what could have been a company destruction.

Leadership: Sell the dream; Make the reality.


As a leader, you set the goals, establish the strategies and tactics to get there (with help from others of course) and sell the dream to all of your stakeholders. And that includes potential customers as well as executives and employees. Sometimes growth happens without a leader envisioning it, living it daily, evangelizing it to anyone who will listen. But not often. More often, you (the leader) set the goal and.

How to be a Good Leader: 10 Leadership Qualities that will Ensure Your Success

Wesley Cherisien

Leadership is more of an action than a position, and if your efforts are not consistent, no one will want to follow you. In a Georgetown study featuring responses from a sample of 20,000 employees across the globe, respondents ranked respect as the number one principal leadership behavior.

3 key ingredients for successful remote work

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Practice secure-based leadership. BUSINESS GROWTH LEADERSHIP PEOPLE/STAFF Avirtual Credo Growth EO Accelerator Helene Smuts remote work Richard Walton teamworkThe global coronavirus pandemic has forced a widespread shift to remote work.

How to Build a Team That Can Navigate Your Business Through Difficult Times

Entrepreneurs' Organization

One person can’t shoulder all of these tasks and responsibilities successfully, which is why startup CEOs need to assemble strong leadership team that they can lean on during difficult times. Traits to Look for When Hiring Your Leadership Team. I cannot imagine confronting the coronavirus crisis without my leadership team by my side. In my time as the co-founder and CEO of my company, I’ve identified a few traits that are incredibly helpful for leadership teams to possess.

The American Dream Is on the Verge of Extinction

Entrepreneur's Handbook

mindset leadership-development entrepreneurship leadership self-improvementThe Difference Between Elephants and Lions Matters Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Top 15 Acquisition Channels That Work Consistently for Getting New Users

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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How to be a responsible leader during a crisis

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

In times of crisis, businesses require new approaches to leadership to address these challenges and emerge stronger. It is important to address these changes in leadership responsibly and ethically. Understanding and demonstrating your values and your integrity will reinforce your leadership and provide a model to others. More resources on leading ethically during a crisis: How to use your leadership style to better approach challenges.

How getting away from your desk can make you a better leader

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I take a different leadership approach. Research finds that structure and routine can lower stress levels, boost productivity and increase focus—all of which can contribute to improved leadership. LEADERSHIP STARTUP burnout Jan Bednar ShipMonk unplug

Your Entrepreneurial Success Demands A Clear Self-Identity

Entrepreneur's Handbook

leadership self-improvement life-lessons leadership-development entrepreneurshipEscaping the comfort box trap Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Success Is Not Accidental. Intentionality Insights from Dave Ramsey and Entre Leadership

Smart Hustle Magazine

Radio show host and founder of Ramsey Solutions, Dave Ramsey , spoke about this powerful concept at the Entre Leadership Summit. Intentionality Insights from Dave Ramsey and Entre Leadership appeared first on SmartHustle.com. Leadership Dave Ramsey intentionality leadershipSuccess does not come by accident, it often comes with careful planning, strategy and purpose.

Success Is Not Accidental. Intentionality Insights from Dave Ramsey and Entre Leadership

Smart Hustle Magazine

Radio show host and founder of Ramsey Solutions, Dave Ramsey , spoke about this powerful concept at the Entre Leadership Summit. Intentionality Insights from Dave Ramsey and Entre Leadership appeared first on SmartHustle.com. Leadership Dave Ramsey intentionality leadershipSuccess does not come by accident, it often comes with careful planning, strategy and purpose.

Seth Godin Talks Creativity and How to Find Your Passion


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