Leadership

No time for timidity

Maybe some good came out of the financial crisis of 2008 — that is, lessons about how to handle another crisis. Congress and the U.S. Treasury have responded to the economic trouble that has followed the nation’s response to COVID-19 in an unprecedented and impressive way. [Continue]

Close the window or buy a paperweight?

The staff at Cross Financial has migrated to working remotely and the change is providing a significant learning opportunity. While I have enjoyed working from my home office with the sounds of our neighborhood and spring breezes streaming through my open window, I have discovered why so many years ago, businesses used paperweights. [Continue]

Entrepreneurship starts with you

An entrepreneur is someone who surveys the landscape, looks for things that could be improved, and acts toward that improvement. Entrepreneurship, at its essence, is problem-solving. Sometimes an entrepreneur will start a company to solve that problem, and if the company is successful, that entrepreneur becomes famous. [Continue]

Employees respond to leadership that meets them on their turf

“One of the most important features is people who flex to their team,” says Jessica Nollett, discussing effective leadership. Nollett, vice president, business banking team lead at the Overland Park, Kan., office of Clayton, Mo.-headquartered Enterprise Bank & Trust, feels strongly that leadership is about authenticity, pragmatism and helping team members discover their individual strengths, which will enhance the group as a whole. [Continue]

Are you a leader in the making?

Some people may think that being a leader is an easy task and it’s not. They only focus on the outside, perceived benefits of leaders such as the big titles, having people reporting to them, making the big decisions for the companies they lead, and usually having a high salary. [Continue]