Fear of Failure – while taking on leadership initiatives

  Fear of failure – leadership In our survey analysis, fear of failure came across as the biggest factor in deterring someone from taking up challenging initiatives as a leader. Generally people tend to settle down into a zone of comfort.  Taking up a leadership initiative is equivalent to stepping out of the comfort zone.  …

Leadership Skills Survey Analysis

Responses: important leadership qualities On this site I have posted multiple interviews with successful and experienced everyday leaders.  These folks have had the experience of working with and leading successful teams and observing effective leaders.  They have also led their own selves through their successful careers.  This post provides a leadership skills survey analysis. In an …

Training youth to become entrepreneurs

Sylvia McKinney Sylvia Watts McKinney is the first executive director of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Philadelphia. As the executive director, Sylvia oversees the program office’s overall management, strategic, external affairs and fundraising efforts; develops working relationships and partnerships with local and national stakeholders to promote the vision and mission of NFTE; and builds and …

12 Valuable Business Leadership Lessons from Narayana Murthy

N.R. Narayana Murthy The best way to train oneself to become an effective leader is to follow an effective leader.  One of the most successful entrepreneurs and a truly acclaimed leader has written such a heartfelt and instructive letter that it can be mined for highly valuable business leadership lessons. Chairman Emeritus of Infosys, N. R. …

Leadership by Example

Liberty bell A good friend of mine who would prefer to remain anonymous (let’s call him Jim), helped provide a number of insights into leadership.  An accomplished leader and project manager, Jim has led large teams in executing successful campaigns against some high complexity and challenges.  Notable amongst his achievements was the initiative to move the …

Effective Leadership Qualities – Overpreparation

Respect Experience It is my great pleasure to bring you this insightful discussion with Karan Verma.  Very recently, Karan joined Amazon’s strategy group breasting the tape ahead of a lot of very smart and tough competition.  Not only was Karan selected by one of the 20 most difficult companies for interviews, but he also graduated …