5 Signs That Instantly Identify Someone With Good Leadership SkillsINC.COM — Whether you subscribe to the notion that “everything rises and falls on leadership” or that “culture eats strategy for breakfast” (and, I might add, lunch, dinner, and the midnight snack), no company on the planet can grow without growing leaders first. . While the word “leadership” conveys hundreds of possible scenarios about what a leader is or does, I posit that the best leaders are people-centered; they aspire to lead by serving others first, and everything else follows to exceptional results.
How to Make Every Day Employee Appreciation DayLOLLYDASKAL.COM — Many of the organizations where I coach hold an annual employee appreciation day. The leadership team presents employees who have had significant accomplishments or anniversaries with some form of recognition. Then they say something about how important every member of the team is and go back to…
These 5 innovative projects are building worker powerFASTCOMPANY.COM — The Workers Lab 2019 Innovation Fund launched its 2019 class today, awarding $750,000 to a group of organizations working on helping workers receive higher wages and better protections at work. Since it was founded in 2014, the Workers Lab has sought to empower workers in the 21st century economy as they fight for protections, wages, benefits and a voice that can be heard above the din of our democracy.
Sudan’s revolution could end the conflict in DarfurECONOMIST.COM — MEN WITH guns fill the town of el-Fasher in western Sudan’s troubled Darfur region. At the airport dozens are boarding or disembarking from planes, wearing uniforms of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a unit formed from Sudan’s murderous militia known as the Janjaweed.Down the road is the…
Silicon Valley Investors Are Bonkers For European StartupsFORBES.COM — Index Ventures partner Danny Rimer always planned to move back to London from Silicon Valley. But when Rimer returned to England a year ago after seven years establishing Index’s U.S. foothold with stakes in companies like Dropbox, Etsy and Slack, he had company: investors from U.S. venture…
26 Inspirational Books for Your NightstandINC.COM — There’s no getting around the fact that successful people are readers. It’s because they know how important it is to learn from others, keep themselves sharp, and stay informed on trending schools of thought. Here are interesting titles worth checking out, according to more than two dozen high…
Get personalized expert help for your startup at Disrupt BerlinTECHCRUNCH.COM — Want to get professional feedback about your pitch deck, marketing assets, or immigration issues? Attending Disrupt Berlin? We’ve brought in experts from around Europe (and Silicon Valley) to help you directly. These events were hugely popular when we first did them at Disrupt in San Francisco the other month, so get your submissions in ASAP.
Good Bosses Remember to Do These 11 Things Every DayINC.COM — Some bosses really stick in your memory. Often, it’s two kinds that leave the most indelible marks: the horrible bosses and the amazing ones. The former teach you what kind of boss you want to actively avoid going forward (and the kind you never want to become yourself). The latter, on the other hand, might become your mentors.
14 Things Smart Leaders Do to Boost Their Own ConfidenceLOLLYDASKAL.COM — Even if luck played a role, top leaders are where they are because of their skills, determination and confidence. But self-confidence is something that many people—including leaders—sometimes struggle with. To help you when your own confidence starts to falter, here are 14 ways you can banish…
4 Signs Your Star Employee Will Be a Good LeaderINC.COM — Whether you’re looking to move up in the ranks of your organization, or you’re considering team members for promotion, being clear on what it means to be a leader is critical. The noun “leader” simply describes what a person is but not what that person does. You can give the title of leader to anyone in your company, right now, but is that person someone who will turn that noun into a verb, taking action and leading?
Looking for Experts to Help You Make a Big Decision? Here’s How to Find the Best OnesINC.COM — If you’re a smart leader, then you’ve probably figured out that you can’t shoulder everything yourself, not to mention that there’s an incredible amount you have yet to know. So turning to experts wiser than yourself to grow both yourself and your business is incredibly prudent. But which experts are the experts, the reliable ones who are not only accurate, but who are likely to give you the best decisions when you need guidance the most?
9 songs about climate change you should play at full volumeMASHABLE.COM — Eight years ago, NASA oceanographer Josh Willis strolled through the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.There, he spotted Elvis. At an exhibit displaying the destined King of Rock and Roll at age 21, Willis noticed a particular photograph snapped in 1956, entitled “Starburst.” It showed Elvis’ vantage point from the stage as he swaggered in front of an ocean of spellbound faces.
Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince is coming to Disrupt BerlinTECHCRUNCH.COM — Back in 2010, the web performance and security company Cloudflare launched in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield competition. The company came in second. Earlier this year, Cloudflare IPOed. To talk about this journey, CEO Matt Prince will join us on the main stage at Disrupt Berlin on December 12.
You can take my Dad’s tweets over my dead bodyTECHCRUNCH.COM — Editor’s note: Drew is a geek who first worked at AOL when he was 16 years old and went on to become a senior writer at TechCrunch. He is now the VP of Communications for venture equity fund Scaleworks. There are a few ways that people use but for the most part the ones who have pushed the social platform into the national lexicon are regular users who like to communicate with each other using the thing.
Use agile budgeting to manage your cashTECHCRUNCH.COM — company manage its budget? Does an annual budget approval process even make sense in a fast-moving firm? My friends who are executives at large, established companies complain about how fixed budgets lead to gamesmanship. An executive who wastefully spends down their travel and expense budget at year-end to justify an equal or larger budget next year may also fail to take advantage of a great marketing opportunity with a December 31 deadline — because they spent their budget on T&However, in a startup, the most common scenario is that projections get missed.
Sim Shagaya’s uLesson African edtech startup raises $3.1MTECHCRUNCH.COM — Nigerian founder Sim Shagaya is back with a new startup — uLesson — that has raised a $3.1 million seed round led by TLcom Capital. The venture is integrating mobile platforms, SD cards, culture-specific curriculum and a network of tutors to bridge educational gaps for secondary school students in Nigeria and broader Africa.
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