• Common Characteristics That Separate a Coach from a Leader (Part 2)

    Although coaches and leaders have similar characteristics, they also have subtle differences. You want to instruct your team as well as inspire them. Learning to coach while leading helps your team and the company advance. You create the freedom and motivation to accomplish more than what seemed possible. Here are four characteristics that separate coaches […]
  • Common Characteristics That Separate a Leader from a Boss (Part 1)

    Although a leader can be a boss, not every boss is a leader. Although leaders and bosses have many similar characteristics, they are quite different. Whereas being a leader requires going above and beyond the call of duty, being a boss involves fulfilling job responsibilities. Although a leader takes responsibility for the processes and team […]
  • Why Every Executive Should Hire an Assistant This Spring

    Like many executives, you may rely on email, voicemail, online calendars, and other technologies to operate with self-sufficiency. Your company also may be focused on cutting costs, reducing headcount, and streamlining organizational structures. As a result, you may not have an assistant helping you perform to the best of your ability. However, because an assistant […]
  • Find That Pot o’ Gold! How to Ask for a Raise When You Believe You Deserve It

    Asking your manager for a raise can be daunting. Negotiating on your behalf, no matter how much you deserve it, is stressful. The key is to focus on the specific value you add to the organization when asking for more money. Follow these guidelines to ask for a raise when you believe you deserve it.    […]
  • Four Things to Look for When Building a Championship-Level Team

    As a leader, you want to be part of a championship-level team. You want your team to be committed to reaching company goals and doing what it takes to get ahead in their careers. If you aren’t already part of such a team, you can take steps to create one. Here are four things to […]