Why My Favorite Leader is Gary Vaynerchuk (and why you need to follow him)

Full disclosure: This started as a simple post on LinkedIn, but when I hit the character limit, I knew I hadn't done justice to the message. He, and you, deserve more than that. Before we get to Gary Vaynerchuk, let's go back some years in my life. If I define myself now as successful, what I've been in the past…

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Leadership Behavior: Self-Awareness

Without better understanding our own emotions, strengths, and weaknesses, it is difficult to maintain a sense of how we are affecting others. This is especially true when occupying a leadership position because people are trusting that leader to follow an overall vision. If they are likely to make emotional decisions without being aware of those emotions, they might take on every…

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Check Your Optimism at the Door

Effective leaders should be optimistic, right? Optimism, however, is not necessarily a sign an effective leader. The level of optimism someone has in order to be effective unfortunately presents the same whether the individual actually has the qualifications being considered[1]. A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology measured individuals' optimism regarding their own performance. There were positive and…

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