Everybody is talking about leadership and team management, but the exact meaning of these skills cannot be easily defined. While these two terms are shrouded as mysterious, charismatic and inexplicable; the demand for them in the corporate world continues to grow.
If you want to know some of the best advice and tricks regarding leadership and team management, these 10 articles are must-reads:
As a first read, there is no better place to begin to define the term. What do we mean by leadership? This article will give you 10 interesting perspectives (vision, motivation, empathy…) to help you envision what it means to be a leader.
They were two of the most influential figures in our time: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, Apple versus Microsoft. While their styles differed, they clearly proved themselves to be authentic leaders capable of managing teams composed from hundreds of people and building economic empires from virtually nothing. What could a leader learn from them? This article has the answers.
If you are searching for inspiration, these quotes will help you get up in the morning ready to take on the world. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better”, said Steve Jobs. Another inspirational quote from Tony Blair: “The art of leadership is saying ‘no’, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes”.
What makes an effective leader? This article gives you some tips and tricks (“have a strategic vision”, “be customer-oriented”, “manage conflicts”, “be capable of delegating”…) that you can begin using now to become the leader that you always wanted to be.
In addition to reading the recommendations, tips and tricks regarding how to be a good leader, it is essential that you avoid some of the most common mistakes. They are as clear as day and we often make them (e.g., do you use WhatsApp for work? Do you set aside some time every week to think?). If you want to be a good team manager, you need to read this article.
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Managing a team sounds simple, but it is much more complicated than it appears. Questions such as how to be humble, learn to say “no” or reward a job well done often slip through the cracks in the midst of our day-to-day work. But if you want to be a good leader and team manager, you will have to take it seriously.
If you strive to be a leader in the corporate world, there is nothing better than listening to the advice of the greatest executives. This article contains some of the tricks of the trade that helped carry the CEOs of Amazon, Ryanair or Nike to the peaks of the corporate world. Many of them will surprise you.
Though it may seem strange at first, Darth Vader can help you become a good leader. After all, didn’t he have a great mentor? Didn’t he learn from his mistakes? While you need not enlist in the imperial army, a good leader can also learn from the dark side.
Netflix’s hit show has reached a status of cult series. In it, politician Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) leaves some nuggets that could help you become a good leader. In one of the chapters in the first season, his character has phrases such as “I don’t like to see anybody lose if everybody can win”.
If you like ancient history and particularly the Roman empire, emperor Julius Caesar also has some important advice for you. Despite the tremendous time gap since then, some of his skills as a leader are still highly sought after in the twenty-first century: connection with his soldiers, good communication skills, acceptance of responsibilities, celebration of achievements…