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HR and Recruiting

7 Ways to Boost Motivation In Your Team

By | Mar 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

It’s not just their leadership skills that will soar. Your business will too. As a business owner, it’s not just the job make budgeting decisions, sign the paychecks, and promote production and sales. It is also part of the job to motivate your team to…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Ways Leaders Can Truly Support Their People

By | Mar 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

I learned most of what I know about conducting business in the U.S. through my partner, Arthur Cooper. When we started Optimum7 back in 2007, he had 30 years’ experience running successful businesses and managing teams. Some of Arthur’s teachings over the years have…

Entrepreneur

8 Leadership Skills Harvard Thinks You Need to Be Successful

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Success is undeniably subjective. Some believe that corporate power and hearty bank accounts are what makes a person successful, while others feel that a network of close friends and a fulfilling job is more than enough. Whatever your definition of success is, one thing is…

HR and Recruiting

How Should You Measure an Employee’s Leadership Potential?

By | Jan 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you’re lucky, one of your everyday employees will demonstrate an ability to manage people, delegate tasks, and take responsibility for ongoing projects. As someone in management, one of your duties is to pick out which employees have the most leadership potential when future positions…

FinTech

NYC

Fintech Startup Bstow Is Powering Millennial Giving

By | Nov 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Millennials are now the largest generation in the US labor force, numbering more than 75 million. Understanding why they donate their time and money to a particular is vital to the social sector. The financial industry has leveraged the concept of digital spare change to tap…

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Business

NYC

Leadership In Business Starts With You

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm

If you hang out with entrepreneur and entertainer Nick Cannon long enough, there’s is bound to be some great advice on leadership. At the Chase for Business Conference in New York, he didn’t disappoint. “To be a good leader, first you need to know how to…

Opinion/Analysis

Emotional Leadership Is Vital for All Startup Founders

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 9:15 am

Success is no longer measured by the amount of zeros in your bank statement. While every startup founder needs to have an eye on the bottom line, quality leadership doesn’t come from a quarterly report. It doesn’t come from funding announcements, and it doesn’t come…

Entrepreneur

Being Your Own Boss Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

By | Sep 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm

With entrepreneurship comes a lot of baggage. Between sleepless nights, hectic mornings, and a schedule that Tim Cook would shutter at, entrepreneurs are constantly inundated with problems to solve, fires to put out, and employees to deal with. But as anyone hoping to start…

Opinion/Analysis

Are We Overusing the Term ‘Leader’?

By | Sep 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm

The word leadership is thrown around quite liberally, but it is less common to analyze what leadership means, to think about who leaders really are, and to consider how to expand the pool of leaders. People usually think only of the actions a leader…

Tips & How To’s

Why (and How) to Let Your Employees Pinpoint Your Biggest Hurdles

By | Sep 6, 2016 at 9:45 am

Let’s face it: Most companies are scared to ask their employees “What are we doing wrong here?” That’s because employees often come armed with a laundry list of grievances that organizations either don’t want to hear or don’t believe are problems. The result? Issues…

Culture

How to Maintain Your Startup Culture as You Scale

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 11:45 am

In this Q&A with Leanplum CEO and cofounder, Momchil Kyurkchiev, and head of global talent, Dinna Davis, the discussion centers around hiring for culture fit, how to recruit A-players and how that criteria has evolved from early startup days to the present. This is a preview…

Opinion/Analysis

Is Silicon Valley Short on Leaders?

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 11:06 am

Leadership can be a nebulous term, but it’s definitely essential: a company without the correct leadership will opt for the simplest path rather than the targeted, potentially challenging one. But there’s no shortage of that kind of leadership, since countless startups and businesses are chugging along…

Tips & How To’s

6 Personality Traits That Startup CEOs Need

By | Jun 10, 2016 at 3:44 pm

There’s a big difference between starting a company and running one. The personality traits required to get the rock in motion are different than those needed to keep it in motion. To create momentum at a startup, the CEO must be wired for success….

Reports & Rankings

Here Are This Year’s Highest-Rated Tech CEOs

By | Jun 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm

When it comes to business, it’s important to be able to get the whole picture of how companies run. That means going beyond reports of equity and profits, examining how inter-company employees rate their employer. In fact, it can be beneficial to examine how…

Opinion/Analysis

DC

Joel Trammell of Khorus: Leadership and Management Are Separate Things

By | May 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Leadership roles can take a toll on an individual. And if you are the person tasked with running a new startup, you could be thrust into a number of uncomfortable situations that you are in no way prepared to deal with. From employee management…

Opinion/Analysis

Read This Guy’s ‘Biggest Regret as a Programmer’

By | Apr 12, 2016 at 11:32 am

Those looking to dive into the tech startup space, be weary. One user has written “My Biggest Regret as a Programmer“, a post that has been circulating around posting boards over the last few days. In the blog post, Andrew Wurst writes not only…

Opinion/Analysis

7 Signs of a True Leader

By | Feb 29, 2016 at 2:34 pm

There are bosses/supervisors/managers (insert your term of choice here) and then there are leaders. Sometimes they are one in the same but not always. Just because someone is a good manager doesn’t necessarily mean they are an effective leader in the truest definition of the…