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How to be the Best Leader: Top Qualities you Should Have

You can learn a lot about your leadership skills, whether you are an inexperienced or new leader. The following five qualities are what the best leaders have.

1. You can be a role-model and a leader.

The Jason Hare Kingston spend on how he interprets leadership, and how he applies it to the benefit of his staff and the company. Your main role as leader is to help your team achieve the best results possible.

This is achieved by trusting and empowering others and not using your power or authority to gain personal gains and please your ego. Although it might sound harsh, it’s true. Role models for their teams are the best leaders.

2. Be the best example.

A leader doesn’t automatically mean you have to work hard. The opposite should be true. This principle should be understood by all leaders, no matter how small or large, who manage multinational companies and smaller businesses. Leaders who sit comfortably in their offices, making negative comments and giving orders, would lead their staff to failure.

What leader can expect and set the example for his team if they don’t follow it? The role of leader offers many benefits and privileges, including flexibility and time off when needed. However, it also gives the responsibility to work as hard and as a team member as possible.

3. Always put your employees first.

Leaders must make many decisions. The best leaders are always mindful of and concerned about the well being of employees and the company. A company is nothing if it doesn’t have its employees or workers. This is a very important thing to remember. If faced with a difficult decision, a leader with a solid understanding of the importance a company’s workers will always place his people first.

4. Expressing yourself correctly.

Sometimes leaders find it hard to accept that they have to fill a position that requires certain skills. Leaders can have different styles in how they interact with others. Leaders who are the best know how to communicate with others in a way that suits them. They are able to find the best way for people to interact or communicate with them.

In order to improve communication skills, it is important to pay attention and listen to your employees. You will respond and react more to your employees’ concerns and needs by listening carefully, not rushing.

5. Do exactly the same as what you say.

Sometimes it can be hard to keep promises to employees. It is also a fact that unhappy staff members are not great employees. Making promises isn’t wrong. But you need to be careful before you make any commitments. Only take on what you can deliver.

Are You An Entrepreneur Or A CEO?

Many people are confused about being an entrepreneur and a CEO. People think they are one thing. But, over time I learned that they are two very distinct things.

Entrepreneurs have a creative mind. Entrepreneurs are full if ideas, eager beavers and difficult to “control”. There are exceptions. Entrepreneurs are known for their “pioneering” instincts, which they never lose.

When Bardya Ziaian begins a business, they are automatically the CEO. Many entrepreneurs do not have the skills to stay as CEO for long periods of time. (I’ll explain the reason in a minute.

Entrepreneurs often hire a “professional” CEO once their company has been successful. Entrepreneurs then take on a new, more focused role that allows them to do the things they love best. It might be in marketing or inventing, creating and innovating…or technical.

There are many entrepreneurs who have become great CEOs. Every day, I work hard to be that entrepreneur-turned-great CEO (and I must say that I’ve done a pretty good job at it so far). But it requires a lot concentration!

Because a CEO basically acts as a manager. A CEO must be skilled in building companies, structuring, supervising details, monitoring financials, and generally keeping the company in good standing.

It is also the job of a CEO to keep the company on its feet. The CEO has the greatest responsibility to “shareholder value”.

Many entrepreneurs do not want to think about shareholder returns. An entrepreneur often wants to just paint the canvas and not think about selling advertising or fulfillment. Entrepreneurs are often not interested in figuring out how much to charge to create their masterpieces. This is a sure way to keep the company afloat and make profits.

One of the most striking differences between an entrepreneur, and a chief executive officer is the fact that the former is full of innovative ideas and eagerly implements them. The latter is the stuff of nightmares for the CEO. Innovations can pose a challenge to structure and organization and can lead to a lot of tedious work for a chief executive.

Of course there are many entrepreneurs-turned-CEOs who can do both. Sometimes a “start-up” CEO can be creative, full of ideas, and still have the well-structured mindset of an experienced business person.

So an entrepreneur-turned-successful CEO is still an artist – but business is his art. Real artists don’t think about the selling price of their paintings. Real artists paint because they feel a need.

Business is an art that meets the inner needs of a CEO.

The mystery CEO is an entrepreneur in his twenties who has started a company which now earns close to $2M per year from his DORM office!

You can now watch him as he learns more on entrepreneurship. You can listen in as he interviews CEOs of $100 million+ companies.

This is Using Visualization tools to engage students in historical research

Scot French and VisualEyes. This is Using Visualization tools to engage students in historical research and digital humanities R&D.” Quick hits Teaching with Digital Humanities. eds. Tom Wilson (Indiana University Press May 2020), Christopher Young (May 2020)

Scot French, “Notes On the Future of Virginia” Current research on Digital History. 1, No. 1 (2018).

Scot French. “Social Preservation and Moral Capitalism Within the Historic Black Township In Eatonville Florida: Case Study in Reverse Gentrification”. Change over Time. Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring 2018): 54-72.

Scot French, “Cabin Pond,” in Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory, eds, Andrew Lichtenstein and Alex Lichtenstein (West Virginia University, 2017): 114-117.

Scot French and David Staley. Visual Historiography. Visualizing The Literature of a Field. Journal of Digital Humanities. Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2014).

Scot A. French’s “African American Civic Activism” and the Making Jefferson School are both featured in Pride Overcomes Privilege: Charlottesville’s African American School (Charlottesville, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 2013, 31–72).

Scot A. French “The confessions by Nat Turner 1831” (and “The confessions by Nat Turner 1967”) Encyclopedia Virginia, (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities 2009).

Scot A. French’s “Mau Mauing Filmmakers: Should Black power take the Rap for killing Nat Turner, the Movie?” in Culture and Modern African American Freedom Struggle. Brian Ward (Gainesville University Press of Florida 2001 : 233-254

Scot A. French: What is Social Memory? Southern Cultures 2, Fall 1995, 9-18.

Scot A. French and Edward L. Ayers “The Strange Journey of Thomas Jefferson” in Peter S. Onuf (Charlottesville University Press of Virginia 1993): 418-45