7 Traits of a Great Leader – Insights from AT&T’s Head of Small Business

Having the chance to sit down and chat with Anne Chow, President of National Business at AT&T, was nothing short of inspiring. Anne and Ramon spoke at length about what it means to be a great leader, the importance of diversity, and how small businesses need to utilize the technology available to maintain the...

The Secret I Learned from Leading 10 Companies

I’ve been a serial entrepreneur for more than 35 years, beginning with system integration company LAN Systems in 1983 (we sold its product division to Intel in 1990) to other startups I’ve launched followed by roles in the major corporations who bought them and now the launch of my newest company, FileShadow. From boot strapped...

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

This article on Developing a Leadership Philosophy is published in partnership with Aurora University.   At the beginning of each advanced leadership workshop session, business thought leader John Spence asks attendees how many currently have a written list of their key leadership values. Much to his surprise, only one or two out of 100 to 150 executives raise...

5 Things that Happen when You Unplug and Delegate

The best way to test your company’s preparedness for succession is to take unplug and delegate. Go on a vacation somewhere with poor or non-existent cell-phone service. If some of your operations prove themselves shaky while you’re away, you’ll get a good picture of where improvement is needed. More likely, though, you’ll discover that...

Book Review: #AskGaryVee - Relentless Hustle and Other Advice From Gary Vaynerchuk

Book Review: #AskGaryVee – Relentless Hustle and Other Advice From Gary Vaynerchuk

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How To Delegate Effectively

Reclaim Your Time: 4 Simple Steps to Delegate Like Branson

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]This is box title“As much as you need a strong personality to build a business from scratch, you also must understand the art of delegation. I have to be good at helping people run the individual businesses, and I have to be willing to step back. The company must be set...

What Does eBay Have That Amazon Never Will?

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] “We Are eBay,” it was plastered on all the branding from your notepads and goodie bags to the hallway room signage. Was it there to remind me that they are eBay or was it there to remind themselves? I think it was both. After two days of being immersed in the hoopla...

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