Your employees are always looking to you, so incorporate these leadership lessons into your everyday routine.
Being a CEO is no easy job. You’ve got to stay committed when others falter. You’ve got to adapt when others get comfortable. You’ve got to remain calm in the middle of an absolute storm. But you must do these things because you’re the rock your company relies on. How do you do it? Firas Kittaneh offers you 8 leadership lessons in this post at Entrepreneur.com.
Though detractors still exist, the case for collaboration has never been stronger.
Society loves to lionize the lone wolf (we, apparently, just love referencing animals). Everyone idolizes the entrepreneur who stays up late at night in their living room or garage, endlessly tinkering and not to be held back until their singular genius is recognized. But truth be told, those are one-in-a-million scenarios. Adam McKibbin offers the case for collaboration and why your organization needs it to succeed in this blog post at Central Desktop.
Danielle Morrill, co-founder and CEO of Mattermark, shares the story behind her company’s vision and her tips for making it through the transition from early-stage startup to achieving rapid growth.
This week we’re kicking off a new series in which we’ll be interviewing SaaS founders and CEOs to share their stories and insights behind what it takes to build and grow a great SaaS company.
We were excited to confirm Danielle Morrill as one of our first guests, since — like many people in the tech world and investment community — we’re regular readers of the Mattermark Daily newsletter. Danielle was kind enough to let us interview her for the podcast below. Tune in to learn more about her strategy behind Mattermark’s content, her thoughts on women and salespeople in tech, and her advice for entrepreneurs and VCs.
There’s no secret formula to launching a successful startup, but there are ways to improve your odds.
Anytime someone starts a business it has the potential to change the world. But will it? Only time will tell, however with the right mindset and approach you’ll have a much better chance. Reggie Bradford has sold 3 businesses, including Virtue, and explains the keys to launching a successful startup in this post at Forbes.
Assess your odds for success by putting your business through a round of startup forecasting.
You’ve got what you think is a good idea and what you know is a great staff. But starting a business from scratch is always a gamble, right? Well, yes. However, startup forecasting can help stack the odds in your favor, says Guy Turner in this post at VC With Me.
What do Richard Branson, Marissa Mayer, and Arianna Huffington have in common? Sure, they lead successful companies, but they’re also leading social CEOs. Marketing strategist David Meerman Scott explains how socially engaged CEOs drive more business for their companies.
When I speak with CEOs about generating attention for their business through real-time marketing and sales, most ask me how to staff for success in their companies.
Very few CEOs ask the right question:
How do I become a social CEO?
If your company is going to take the next step you’ll need to encourage leadership growth from within.
Who are the best people to lead your company as it continues to grow? Time will ultimately tell, but the best bets are probably already on your staff. They just require a little nurturing from you. Encouraging leadership growth among your existing employees not only excites them and creates a strong culture, but it ensures your next generation of leadership will be all the more invested in the organizations success, as Ryan O’Connell explains in this article at LinkedIn.
Mastering your role as a first time CEO is something that can only be done on the job. But you can still pick up pointers here and there.
If you feel like you’re on an island as a first time CEO, that’s pretty much because you are. Sure your entire team is there for you day in and day out, but in the end, it all lands on your shoulders. The path you travel is yours and yours alone, but Vance Loiselle has seen a similar one and he’s here to offer his takeaways in a post at Entrepreneur.