Leadership tips

1. Be Data-Drive and Creative

“Nowadays everyone wants to be data-driven. That’s great but your competitors will have the same data, so you’re all going to come to the same conclusion. That’s why you always have to infuse some element of creative thinking.” – David Silverstein, CEO and founder of Colorado-based consulting firm BMGI (via Entrepreneur)

2. Ask “Why?”

The most awe-inspiring companies begin with a great leader who regularly asks herself “Why?” – Simon Sinek, author and CEO of the Sinek Group (via Entrepreneur)

3. Consider Leadership a Responsibility

“Think of leadership as a responsibility as much as an opportunity. Effective leaders understand that they are responsible for everyone that they are leading, and consider that responsibility as the main concern of their position. If you ever lose empathy for, and dedication to, the people you are leading, you are not being a leader.” – Michael Talve, the Founder and Managing Director of The Expert Institute (via Inc)

4. Make change for the better

“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” – Harry S. Truman (via Forbes)

5. Continue to Learn and Take Advice

“When an entrepreneur stops being willing to be coached, their days are numbered — and understanding the underlying root of this resistance is vital, because the solution often depends on what is causing us to shut out the advice of others.” – Lisa Abeyta, Founder/CEO, APPCityLife Inc. & Cofounder, Hautepreneurs and HauteHopes (via Huffington Post)

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