By Jenny Vance, an EO Indianapolis member and president of LeadJen.
I believe that every company has a responsibility to give back to the community. This idea nagged at me for some time as I was growing my business. I never seemed to have enough time to put a volunteering effort in place. Then there was the small issue of which nonprofit would benefit from our time and talent.
By Akhil Shahani, an EO Kolkata member. Akhil runs SmartEntrepreneur.Net, an entrepreneurial portal dedicated to helping others become better businesspeople.
As an entrepreneur, I’ve learned that successful management requires more than just assigning tasks to a team. It calls for a leader who can inspire team members to achieve their fullest potential.
People want to be guided by a person they respect, someone who has a clear sense of direction. To be that person, I’ve discovered that there are certain things an entrepreneur must be, know and do. Here are some of the things that I try to accomplish on a daily basis:
Test the Waters: I make it a point to find out what people think about my style of management. This could be a real eye-opener for me, but it is also the key to making changes to my leadership style. I have found that a relaxing and open environment will help draw out their honest opinions.