Entrepreneur Vijay Eswaran talks about seizing life – and business – by the horns, not to mention the benefits of developing a sense of urgency.
One4all Rewards polled 1,024 employees to find out what traits they assigned to their perfect boss – and how those in real life compared.
The past offers numerous examples of where people have gone right – or wrong. It was the premise of a recent book, which delved into the lives of five leaders to pinpoint which valued traits came to the fore in times of need. We took a closer look.
Research suggests that most leaders derail or fail by unknowingly “joining the dark side”. Your behaviour, it seems, can become your kryptonite.
John Stapleton, the co-founder of New Covent Garden Soup who now invests in and advises growth companies, reveals how he got into business and what he’s learned in his 20+ years of being an entrepreneur.
Good leaders exude trust, believability and congruence. You know where you stand with them. They are clear. You don’t even have to like them a follow them and work with them. These leaders are great because they are authentic.
“Leading by example” isn’t a term to be ignored. Your behaviour can quickly be mimicked – and it can be either detrimental or beneficial to your corporate culture.
To be one of those highly effective finance directors, you have to be up-to-date on all the latest accounting standards, be know the latest developments in tax legislation and spend long hours in your office reviewing reconciliations and signing off VAT returns. That’s right isn’t it? No.
When leaders lack the ability to provide direction, staff morale suffers – and they may even grow to hate you because of it.
While its slew of insults may not be for everyone, 2011 movie Horrible Bosses resonated with Brits when it came to employer behaviour – and research reveals some are close to walking out the office door because of it.
It goes without saying that success often comes under great leadership. From the world of sport, to startup businesses, good bosses are able to drive their teams forward in the most effective way. But are there specific traits workers look for in a leader?
It’s fair to say investor Chris Sacca, who worked with the likes of Uber and Twitter, knows a thing or two about successful entrepreneurs – and he's suggested the great minds of Silicon Valley have a few things in common.