Tag Archives: leadership

Mike Krzyzewski - 2011-12 300 x 232

Developing “Leaders of Consequence”

I've been fascinated by leadership and winning for as long as I can remember. Coach K knows what it takes—on a world-class level.

Powerful insights on leadership and winning from Duke and Team USA Coach Mike Kryzyzewski.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
01dlj0131pc.jpg

3 Early-Morning Habits of Winning Young Bosses

Consistency with routines is key to setting tone for successful day

Take a cue from three leading young bosses on how they start their day and…

By Jamie Harrison

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Stop the BS Stunt and Show: Top 5 Cliche Job Titles

Yes, there are reputative professionals wearing these shoes, but others have no receipts

Some so-called occupations have prompted a side-eye and skepticism, whether warranted or unwarranted.

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Young-Bosses-300x232

5 Ways to Be the Best Leader When All Hell Breaks Loose

Crisis management is a top trait of effective leadership

Learn 5 steps to effective crisis management and gain respect of your team.

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
ErdoloPayvia300232

Cool Jobs: Young Senior Mobile Tech Exec Talks Passion and Profits

Chance Cheesecake Factory meeting led to opportunity of a lifetime

Erdolo Eromo (@Erdolo) is, at 31, one of the country’s youngest leaders in the world…

By Aisha M. Taylor

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Happiness man silhouette

Leadership in Africa: How One Drifter Strengthened Adaptability and Ingenuity

Take a cue from this traveler on how to role with the punches

Take a cue from this traveler’s trip to Equatorial Guinea on how to adaptability and…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
KevinCates

Super Producer Invests Capital to Empower Youth Through Music

Atlanta hitmaker talks music business, hard-knock past, and community advocacy

Kevin “Khao” Cates has crafted hits for heavyweights, from TI to R. Kelly. Now he’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
THE PHILANTHROPIST: SARAN KABA JONES After fleeing Liberia at age 8 and returning 20 years later, Jones was touched by the impoverished, post-conflict environment. She soon founded FACE Africa, a nonprofit provides access to clean water to tens of thousands living in rural Liberian communities, using a social enterprise business model, and seeks to alleviate the epidemic of extreme poverty in Liberia and the rest of Africa.


Are you a Woman of Power? Then Join us for the annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm, Feb. 15–18, 2012, at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando,  FL. This exciting, executive leadership summit is your chance to focus  on YOU. Network with industry leaders, learn career strategies, find  work-life balance, and start creating—and living—the life you really  want! Register now and use code DGED12 to receive a $200 discount off the price of registration!  (Cannot be combined with other offers).

Building Global Business Leaders: 3 Power Women Who Rock

Empowering female entrepreneurs through financial and community advocacy

Take a page from the success play books of these power women to learn how…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
COMMITMENT: People believe in those who are committed and stand through adversity, according to Horsager. For a business owner looking to build a loyal customer base must also demonstrate loyalty to his or her employees, as well as clients. He says the US automakers showed bad judgment with regards to this pillar. “All of our great-grandparents that worked there for 40 years and then they got fired two years before their pension kicked in,” he says. “You lost commitment in these people; how are [customers] going to stay committed to you?”

Multiple Personalities: How to Lead a Diverse Team to a Common Goal

Use these management tips to unify staff with diverse traits

Amy Gallo, management consultant and Harvard Business Review contributing editor, offers tips to managing multiple…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
stk149264rke

6 Money-Making Seeds Top Leaders Plant for Fruitful Teams

Infusing mentorship with diversity can ensure growth and loyalty

With mentorship and diversity at the core, successful managers can encourage an environment of innovation,…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
MergersTeamwork

Boss Moves: Three Dynamic Elements of an Attractive Workplace

MillerCoors program infuses networking, diversity and employee engagement

As a leader at your company, take a cue from the elements in MillerCoors’ program…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Entrepreneur-power-moves-060811-300x232.jpg

Get Into This: Organization Invests Millions Into Building Black Male Leaders

Institute will facilitate education and advocacy in national network

Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) investing $2 million to launch the…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
michelle-obama-ivillage

5 Leadership Lessons From Michelle Obama

Take a cue to learn how you can boost your motivation profile

This style and political icon exudes top exemplary leadership traits as described in the Businessweek…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Man-Cash-Money-620480

Small Businesses: How to Think Outside the Financing Box

Even in tight times, there are ways to keep your company prosperous

Though financing options can be limited, there are several funding alternatives that will keep your…

By Marjorie Perry

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
SuccessWomanSuit620480

5 Steps to Go from Small to Big Business

Take a cue from this strategy to expand your vision and success

Construction industry powerhouse Marjorie Perry shares strategy for expanding your vision and your small business.

By Marjorie Perry

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
JoyRohadfox

Joy Rohadfox Paves Her Own Lane in Construction Industry

Atlanta entrepreneur talks business strategy and success

President of Atlanta’s Rohadfox Construction Control Services Corp. (RCCSC), leads as a power player in…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

How to Attract Top Talent to Your Company Without Breaking the Bank

Incentives and creative leadership are keys to retaining best of the best

You can invest in your best employees without breaking the bank by being innovative and…

By Marjorie Perry

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

5 Ways to Stay Motivated … Even When Those Around You Aren’t

Use these steps to put your career in overdrive

Take these steps to remain motivated at your job, even when others around you are…

By Jamie Harrison

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
MergersTeamwork

Leadership Incentives: How to Boost Your Team Morale and Loyalty Today

Three vital factors that contribute to ultimate company success

As a leader, learn how to streamline processes and offer incentives to make your role…

By Marjorie Perry

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
Obama-Podium-300x232

Charismatic Leadership: 5 Steps to Boost Your Career Success

Strengthen your "it" factor for ultimate achievement

Charismatic leadership. It’s that dynamic, magnetic “it” factor. Some have it, and some don’t. Here’s…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
MartinFaithCareers300232

Careers in Faith and Religion: Reverend Infuses the Power of Femininity in Ministry

Deborah M. Martin paves her own way and seeks to empower other women

The Rev. Deborah M. Martin embraces uniqueness and femininity in her ministry, serving as an…

By Aisha M. Taylor

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
WomanatPodiumPoliticsSpeech

Boss Quiz: What Type of Leader Are You?

Find out your powerhouse boss profile

From hip-hop mogul Jay Z to entrepreneurial prodigy Tina Wells, find out what leadership qualities…

By Dominique Hobdy

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
CoryCourtneyJenkinsMinistry

Careers in Faith and Religion: Couple Took College Leadership to Church Pastorship

With marriage as a focus, together the Jenkins build on their professional calling

Cory and Courtney Jenkins dedicated their professional and personal lives to building their respective ministries…

By Aisha M. Taylor

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

6 Steps to Taking the Leap Into A Totally New Career

Find the courage and start today pursuing your professional purpose

You can overcome fear and complacency by taking that first step toward your professional purpose.…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Woman-stress-busines-career-office-620480

Toxic Management: 5 Signs of Passive Aggressive Leadership

In the office, direct authority can ensure effective team performance

Here are five signs of passive aggressive management and how you can either correct it…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
CareerInterviewSeniorWoman620480

Top 10 Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

Don't leave without getting key insights about a prospective employer

Before you leave the job interview with the thought that you aced it, here are…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Workplace Wallflower: 5 Career Success Tips for Introverts

Ways to shine in the office and overcome shyness

Here’s how you can shine in the workplace even if your personality isn’t aggressive or…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
YandySmith2620480LoveandHipHop

Looking Back: Yandy Smith Talks New Ventures and Advantages of Love & Hip Hop

As new season begins with new Atlanta cast, a legacy of greater brand exposure continues

As a new season of Love & Hip Hop hits Atlanta, debuting June 18, we…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
YoungProfessionalsSuccess

Three Things OKC Can Teach Employers About Young Professionals

With motivation and mentorship, newbies can help take companies to the top

Take a page from NBA Finals team Oklahoma City Thunder on how to motivate and…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
stk316197rkn

Top 4 Tips for Multitasking at the Office

How to make the most of your hours at work

Hey, maybe there’s not enough time in the day. Here’s how to make the most…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
Mistake 3: Having a negative or arrogant attitude. 


Seldom in life does anyone rise to the top without paying their dues first. No matter what level you’re at in your career, your job will probably include some form of menial tasks. “Chances are many of the tasks that make you mutter, ‘Why do I have to do this?’ won’t go away with your first (or second, or third) promotion,” Winters says. “Suck it up and realize that everything is a learning opportunity. Then, look forward to the parts of your job that you enjoy.”

From the Mouths of Mentors: Top 4 Mistakes Recent Grads Make on the Job

Avoid these common mishaps to find continued career success

Professionals and career experts weigh in on factors that can contribute to a recent grad’s…

By Jamie Harrison

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
(File)

Leadership: 5 Steps to Upgrading Your WOW

Innovation and expansion is key in remaining on top of your career game

Here’s how to upgrade your “WOW” or Way Of Working, to ensure you continue to…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

5 Toxic Beliefs That Ruin Careers

You could be shortchanging your success with these mental hangups

Oftentimes, people who hold these beliefs shortchange their own success. Find out whether you embody…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
SuccessYoungProfessional

Leadership: 6 Steps to Putting Your Vision Into Action

Take a cue from an entrepreneur who implemented a 90-day challenge to jumpstart success

In 90 days, you can be on the path to reaching your career and life…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

6 Habits of Stand-Out Employees

With these actions, you'll ensure your presence is memorable

Here are actions that every memorable employee takes to stand out among the pack.

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
SuccessYoungProfessional

New Kid in the Cube: Recent Grads Share Real-Life Career Advice

Tips on leadership and career advancement for young professionals

Young professionals from across the nation talk lessons they’re learning about leadership and career success…

By Jamie Harrison

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Mel-Parker

Cool Jobs: Dell VP Uses Skills Learned in Military to Achieve Corporate Success

West Point grad finds fulfillment using vital leadership qualities in the C-suite

Mel Parker, vice president and general manager at Dell, took time management and leadership skills…

By Demetria Irwin

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Office Shade: 6 Things to Consider When Dealing with Workplace Politics

Learn to navigate the career advancement waters properly

Some professionals play the career advancement game clean, with ethics and moral limits, while others…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

5 Steps to Becoming a Boss in 2012

Strategize your way straight to the top of the career ladder

You have your eyes on the highest prize and aspirations for leadership. Here’s how to…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Business Group

7 Qualities of a Marketable Employee

Every employer looks for these top qualities in the employees they invest in. Check out…

By Aisha M. Taylor

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
depression-woman-300x232.jpg

Overtime Overkill: Why It’s OK to Leave Work On Time

Successful executives find fulfillment by focusing on productivity, not hours

Overtime can sometimes be necessary, but it’s never good to overdo it. Here’s why it’s…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Charisma

Free!!! Books of the Week – Career Building

Choose from an array of books that are an A-Z to developing your career!

Choose from books on leadership, career advancement, and job hunting skills.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
businessman-stressed-at-computer-300x232.jpg

6 Signs Your Job Is Not the Right One For You

Find the career you're compatible with

If you’re incompatible with your career, why not take steps toward pursuing a better professional…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

7 People Every Successful Woman Should Have in Her Circle

These personalities could propel you on your path to success

These personalities should be prominent in your network to promote your career advancement.

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
ConnieLindsey300232

Girl Scouts of America: Leadership and Entrepreneurship Beyond Just Cookies

National president Connie Lindsey talks girl power she took straight to the boardroom

To close out Women’s History Month, BlackEnterprise.com talks with Girl Scouts national president Connie Lindsey…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Sometimes it's best to shake things up to get the results you want. Complacency can fall by the wayside when playing it safe reaps lukewarm results and you're not maximizing on the highest level of success you can achieve.


Arthur Wylie, a self-made millionaire by age 26 decided to tap into a "crazy and fearless" way of thinking to reach his career and life goals, and shares examples of others who did so --- as well as his secrets to success--- in his latest book, Only the Crazy and Fearless Win BIG! The Surprising Secrets to Success in Business and in Life (BenBella Books; $24.95). Take a cue and learn the six steps you can take to capture your own ultimate success. ---Janell Hazelwood

6 Crazy and Fearless Steps to Career Wins and Wealth

Tap into the millionaire approach to reaching ultimate success

Self-made millionaire, entrepreneur and author Arthur Wylie shares his strategy for finding ultimate life and…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Hater

Green-Eyed Diva: 5 Steps to Conquer the Hater in You

We all get jealous. Here's how to shake it off and keep it moving

Healthy professional competition is vital among successful peers, but jealousy can creep in with every…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Here are 10 leadership steps you can take now to help you go from stagnant to magnificent, and turn mental goals into reality. ---Jessica Styles

10 Steps Leaders Take to Make Their Dreams Reality

Use this leadership strategy to accomplish your goals

Entrepreneur and career coach Jessica Styles offers 10 steps to setting and reaching your career…

By Jessica Styles

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
(File)

Black Men Can’t Lead?

Study shows stereotypes keep blacks out of leadership positions in sports and business

Study shows stereotypes keep blacks out of leadership positions in sports and business

By Alan Hughes

Posted: Tags: , , ,
winning-team-620x480.jpg

5 Leadership Lessons to Move Your Business Forward

Learn how to effectively manage your business from a top ranking general in the US Marine Corp

Management, organizational and leadership advice from a Lt. General Walter E. Gaskin, Deputy Chairman of…

By Alan Hughes

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
SuccessWomanSuit620480

At the Top Position at Work? Three Ways to Ensure You Stay There

Don't get complacent, but continue to challenge yourself and excel

If you’ve reached the top position in your firm or career, here are three things…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
Avery Johnson-300x232

NBA Coach Avery Johnson’s Leadership Lessons

Nets coach offers insightful advice on inspiring and turning your team around

The NJ Nets coach tells how to take your team from worst to first

By Alan Hughes

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Boss-Rick-Ross-Meek-Mills-Black-Enterprise

Pseudo Phenom: It Takes More than Bragging to be a Boss

Cars, clothes and uh... that ... isn't enough to win the title of head honcho

As with any pop culture concept that takes on a life of its own, the…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Pam-Eudarick-Amirie-300x232

UBR Morning Post: Pamela Eudaric-Amiri’s Chocolate Enterprise

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Annette Flournoy sits down with Pamela…

By Alfred Edmond Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
professionalwoman

7 Habits for Highly Effective Wannabes

Tools to nurture successful life principles

The Atlanta Post highlights how to develop habits for life success.

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Photo: Lonnie Major

Collaborative Leadership

How bottom-line management extends beyond the books for this CFO

It wasn’t long after Plummer accepted the position of CFO in 2008 that he and…

By Sonia Alleyne

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Haters

Why We Should Be Grateful for Our “Haters”

Critics can't hurt you unless you let them. But people cosigning on everything you do can kill you

For some people, the thought of having haters is as fascinating as wondering about life…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Being the Boss: 3 Imperatives to Great Leadership

Harvard professor and author Linda Hill tells entrepreneurs why real management is about influence

Leadership isn’t about getting things done yourself – it’s about accomplishing things through others, says…

By Alan Hughes

Posted: Tags: , ,

Book Review: Black Faces in White Places

Authors Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson lay out a new game plan for black achievement in the age of Obama

Much has been made–and rightfully so–of the need for America’s institutions to embrace diversity and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Motivating the Troops

A food network executive believes that finding the passionate makes for successful leadership

Named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Minorities in Cable” in 2007, 2008, and…

By Sonia Alleyne

Posted: Tags: , , ,

5 Guiding Principles on What Makes an Effective Leader

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's tenets to live by

What makes a good leader? Well, if check out the shelves of your local bookstore…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

5 Ways to Improve Your Visibility as a Leader

Good leadership requires teamwork

Effective leadership is a team sport, not a solo experience. You can’t effectively lead “in…

By Patricia Perkins

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Insubordination: How to Handle an Employee Violation

Properly protect your company's morale, work environment

Carl C. Jefferson, national president of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Pep Talk: How Can I Boost Morale at Work?

What to do during tough times.

How do you maintain motivation within your organization during times of doubt?

By Tennille M. Robinson

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Why Today’s Leaders Must Surf, Not Sail

Our charge should no longer be "Steady as She Goes!," but "Hang Ten!"

Change happens. And once upon a time, all that was expected of business leaders was…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Building Alliances on the Job

A finance executive explains how the only way to advance your career is with a well-cultivated network

Strong alliances can be career differentiators for strong performers. A strong performer without the alliances…

By Dale Coachman

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Taking It to the Next Level

A leading career expert offers advice for female career development and advancement

In her latest book, Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape (Amistad;…

By Dale Coachman

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
2007 Women of Power Legacy Award Winner
Judith Jamison: Former Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Backtalk with Judith Jamison

Trailblazing choreographer discusses her barrier-breaking career

World renowned choreographer, dancer, and author Judith Jamison has broken many barriers in her career.…

By LaToya M. Smith

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,

To Be the Best, Recruit the Best

Great leaders aren't afraid to hire people who are smarter and more talented than they are

If you are the smartest, most talented, most expert on a team that YOU assembled–YOU…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Lessons in Leadership

A seasoned executive shares a proven philosophy for any environment and culture

Today, it’s becoming more common to see corporate professionals running nonprofits. What in your corporate…

By Sonia Alleyne

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Why Talent Matters Most

A corporate leader offers advice on staying competitive through this economic downturn

Talent is the one sustainable competitive advantage that corporations and institutions have, if companies want…

By Alan Hughes

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Leadership Lessons From the Top

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S MANAGEMENT STYLE

By Kelly E. Carter

Posted: Tags:

Survival of the Fittest in a Tough Economy

Good leadership separates the strong from the expendable

Call it natural selection: a concept developed by 19th century scientist Charles Darwin that argues…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Thoughts on Leadership From “Professor X”: Be Relaxed and Ready

When faced with crisis, the healthiest disposition is neither the comfort of complacency nor a constant state of alarm.

What should be the posture of leadership when a company, an industry, or an entire…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Thoughts on Effective Leadership From “Professor X”

Organizations can win with modest talent, but talent--even extraordinary talent--cannot excel without a winning organization.

The unique talent I bring to Black Enterprise, and every publication I’ve ever led (including…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Make-Or-Break Leadership Lessons From The Apprentice

Sure, it's "reality" TV. But smart viewers of NBC's hit show learned important rules of business success. Here are four, for starters.

For the last three months, I was among the millions of viewers who tuned in…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,