My 5 Sports Coaches + The Great Leadership // Life Lessons They Taught Me | Leverage Ambition

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Many people from outside the United States don't understand the value or importance of playing sports when you're younger. For me, sports wasn't just sports, it was my life. From cheer leading to gymnastics to lacrosse, I trained my way up to the top and quit at different points. The quitting part was the greatest … Continue reading My 5 Sports Coaches + The Great Leadership // Life Lessons They Taught Me | Leverage Ambition

8 Pillars of Ethical Leadership | Leverage Ambition

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Ethical leadership is a highly underrated skill that can make or break a company. It relies on the good character of others and sets the tone for your players at bay. Here are 8 pillars of ethical leadership. Ethical leadership is positively and significantly related to employee performance according to Cornell studies.An ethical leader demonstrates … Continue reading 8 Pillars of Ethical Leadership | Leverage Ambition

Our Monday Slay: 8 Wise Quotes on What It Takes To Be A Leader by Harvard MBA’s | Leverage Ambition

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Leadership can be less complicated and more satisfying when there are pillars to help guide us (and our lovely teams) to the promise land. Here are 8 wise quotes from Harvard MBA's on what it takes to be an effective and successful leader. A successful leader: - Inspires by actions and words - Clearly communicates … Continue reading Our Monday Slay: 8 Wise Quotes on What It Takes To Be A Leader by Harvard MBA’s | Leverage Ambition

25 Inspiring Quotes from Simon Sinek

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People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe. - Simon Sinek It is better to disappoint people with the truth, then to appease them with a lie. - Simon Sinek Bad leaders believe that they have to project control at all times. … Continue reading 25 Inspiring Quotes from Simon Sinek

15 Hard Things Successful Leader’s Have To Do | Leverage Ambition

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You have to feel comfortable with being uncomfortable.You have to fear risk but do it anyway.You have to not be afraid of not being liked.You have to both find your motivation and inspire others.You have to fail forward.You have to rise above dysfunction and drama as it doesn't serve you and wastes your time.You have … Continue reading 15 Hard Things Successful Leader’s Have To Do | Leverage Ambition

Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions of a Team | Leverage Ambition

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Lencioni defines 5 dysfuntions of a team and how to beat the negative to turn it into a positive with some hard work and honesty. Here is goes! Absence of Trust - Team work begins with trust and the leader needs to be able to be vulnerable enough to share honestly on their strengths and … Continue reading Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions of a Team | Leverage Ambition

50 Inspirational Quotes from Business Leadership Expert, John Maxwell

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People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose, a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve. Growth inside fuels growth outside. You don't overcome challenges by … Continue reading 50 Inspirational Quotes from Business Leadership Expert, John Maxwell

81 Leadership Quotes | Leverage Ambition

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A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John Maxwell Great leaders don't set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference. Its never about the role, it's always about the goal. Anyone, anywhere, can make a positive difference. Mark Sanborn True leaders always … Continue reading 81 Leadership Quotes | Leverage Ambition

John Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership | Leverage Ambition

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John Maxwell is a well-known author that wrote about the 5 levels of leadership, and how to ascend to greater responsibility and greater knowledge. This book helps leaders understand each level, and gives every leader a compass to see where they need to grow. Here are the summaries of the five levels of leadership below: … Continue reading John Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership | Leverage Ambition

Action Plan for the First 100 Days in a New Job | Leverage Ambition

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Congratulations on your new job! We all know how tough it can be to get a job. First comes the application, where you have to make sure your experience is relevant to the job. When applying to each specific job, it is imperative to make sure you highlight all of your relevant experience on your … Continue reading Action Plan for the First 100 Days in a New Job | Leverage Ambition

15 Questions Leaders Can Ask their Employee’s with Performance Issues | Leverage Ambition

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Consistent positive performance from any employee can be hard to find. Sometimes the performance has to due with personal underlying personal issues, sometimes it has something to do with the product, and sometimes it has to due with seasonality. The reality is you do not really know what is going on with the employee until … Continue reading 15 Questions Leaders Can Ask their Employee’s with Performance Issues | Leverage Ambition

8 Things Confident Leaders Tell Themselves | Leverage Ambition

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My first leadership position was an adjustment to say the least. I went from being an individual contributor to leading a team, and to be successful in one dynamic is way different than being successful in the other. Being a great leader is about being honest. It is about being able to communicate clearly what … Continue reading 8 Things Confident Leaders Tell Themselves | Leverage Ambition

10 Traits of Godly Character from the Good Book | Leverage Ambition

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Many talk about leadership skills, but rarely do people talk about character skills. These skills go hand in hand in great leadership. Leadership has to have a moral compass behind it to make it believable and authentic, and not every man or woman can possess all these great traits, however it is imperative we strive … Continue reading 10 Traits of Godly Character from the Good Book | Leverage Ambition

5 Signs You Are In A Toxic Workplace | Leverage Ambition

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Everyone has a bad boss once or twice in their career. Bad bosses seem to have a negative ripple effect in the culture of the workplace, and creates feelings of being mistreated, sad and angry. Most bad bosses are apt to stay in that system and never get fired, CNN wrote an article about it … Continue reading 5 Signs You Are In A Toxic Workplace | Leverage Ambition

10 Qualities of Great Leaders – Leverage Ambition

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Fantastic leaders are hard to come by. Leadership seems easy, but it is hard work. Here are 10 great qualities only the best leaders possess, and things we can all work on ourselves. 1. Intuition Trusting your intuition is key in great leadership. You need to be able to make quick calls that could have … Continue reading 10 Qualities of Great Leaders – Leverage Ambition

5 Reasons Women Leaders Deserve More R-E-S-P-E-C-T | Leverage Ambition

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1. Women leadership provides companies with higher returns. It is no surprise that bigger well known publishers like the Washington Post, CNBC, and The World Economic Forum have shown how female leadership on the top lends more profits. How could that be? Joanne Lipman, a former first female editor of the Wall Street Journal notes … Continue reading 5 Reasons Women Leaders Deserve More R-E-S-P-E-C-T | Leverage Ambition

Leadership vs. Spectatorship

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Stellar leadership requires humility, resilience and empathy.  Saying sorry and growing from your mistakes is key. Self awareness is also required for great leadership. Realizing that you are a servant and not a dictator is imperative to help your followers grow. Being cocky and self righteous will never warrant respect. Being resilient is required. Nothing … Continue reading Leadership vs. Spectatorship

Monday Motivation – 10 Compassionate and Inspiring Corporate Leaders to Follow Today

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Leadership is a huge responsibility, and it is harder than most think it is. Respect, knowledge, honor, and impact all are pillars in corporate leadership. There are many corporate executives out there that go against the honor code of moral and ethical responsibility. Then there are those that are doing the right thing both publically … Continue reading Monday Motivation – 10 Compassionate and Inspiring Corporate Leaders to Follow Today

4 Content Marketing Verticals That Sell

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It's difficult to understand what kind of content you want to create as a marketer. There are so many different options that it is difficult to know where to start! Luckily we were able to create 4 content marketing verticals that aim to sell and produce revenue for your site or social platform. Let's get … Continue reading 4 Content Marketing Verticals That Sell

Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge + How to Apply It To Your Career

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Said the great Albert Einstein himself, 'imagination is more important than knowledge.' Patricia Varga, Jeff Weiner, and Simon Sinek, ALL GREAT LEADERS IN OUR SPACE TODAY, all produce the same, common mantra. Can you guess what that is? QUEUE JEOPARDY MUSIC Bingo to those that said compassionate leadership. But it's not just about being compassionate. … Continue reading Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge + How to Apply It To Your Career

7 Ethics Guidelines for Great Leaders

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NON-MALIFICIENCE Do no harm. RESPECT FOR AUTONOMY Giving employees independence to do their own work, and guidance when they are in a hole is key. EFFICIENCY Measuring the work through data and key performance results will give you a better understanding the who, what, where, why and when of how to improve. HEALTH MAXIMIZATION Being … Continue reading 7 Ethics Guidelines for Great Leaders

Doing Dumb Things Faster Again?

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You're still doing that? Activity doesn't equal sales, it equals burnout. Judgement is the new segway towards better sales results. Who do you spend your time with? How can I elicit my future clients pain? What do they want? What do they need? How can I be of TRUE value, not perceived value? How are … Continue reading Doing Dumb Things Faster Again?

Harmful Behaviors Good Leaders Should Not Support

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1. Devaluing others that challenge your personal agenda You want to be surrounded by those smarter than you, or you will not learn and progress. Embracing the fact that you don't know it all is imperative to stimulate infinite and continual learning. You want to hire those smarter than you to keep your business up … Continue reading Harmful Behaviors Good Leaders Should Not Support

Your Wake Up Call is Here

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I talked to several founders this quarter. There numbers were behind. In other words, same s&*%, different day. 'The team is not hitting 100% of their KPI." "They aren't hitting the goals." "I am on all their calls and watch all their deal progress." "I've taken over the team." "I need new talent." "I've done … Continue reading Your Wake Up Call is Here

5 Leadership Skills for Healthy Teams

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Management is a gift, and leading teams is a privilege. Congrats on your new leadership role, but with great power comes great responsibility. Owning a company and having people work for you IS a TRUE privilege. And our teams can only be as successful as you ALLOW them to be. Leadership is not about you, … Continue reading 5 Leadership Skills for Healthy Teams