A company could spend all the money it wants recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the best people around. But if the boss is a jerk, those people will leave the first chance they get. In contrast, if you have great managers and team leads, not only will you get the best out of your people, but they’ll also be more likely to stick around. Justin Bariso is an author, speaker, and consultant who helps organizations and individuals develop their emotional intelligence; here’s his article from Inc.com
We came across this article by Andrew Roberts at TIME.com. Roberts is the author of Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History. He is also the bestselling author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny, amongst a host of others and is a Life, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and a finalist for the Plutarch Award. So he knows his history! What attracted our attention is the honest attempt to characterise leadership qualities across some leaders who whilst historically significant were, like all of us, flawed in many ways. This is not our usual post but I think you’ll enjoy it.
Some of the most inspiring leaders that I’ve met are soft-spoken. You don’t have to act like Brave Heart or Donald Trump to be a leader. The question at hand; How can an introvert become a more effective and confident leader? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Her is the answer by Steve Farber, Founder and CEO, The Extreme Leadership Institute. There’s a common misconception that in order to be an inspiring leader you need to be able to stand up on your soapbox and, with great bombast and enthusiasm, rally the troops to your cause through the sheer power of your personality.