Leadership Guide

The Guide to Effective Business Leadership

About 80% of leadership positions have no formal training at all. As a result, most business leaders feel like they are just treading water. Fret not—you have found the right guide to help you lead your team towards success.

Over time, serial entrepreneurs may morph between different leadership styles, depending on the organization they operate in, the rest of the senior management team, and the paradigms of work. 

What works in a creative digital agency won’t be applicable while running a factory.

While there is no clear path to successful leadership, I have developed effective leadership practices over the course of my role as CEO of DevriX and Growth Shuttle, my business advisory. 

Let’s dive deeper into the core principles of these leadership practices in this guide.

Leadership 101

What kind of a business leader are you?

How to Make Different Business Leadership Styles Work (With Case Studies)

Several thought leaders have referred to 2020 as the year of great reset. But if you want to be really strict about it, most of the biggest business shifts started way back at the onset of the 21st century. Traditional business leaders who are banking on traditional business leadership styles in this new century needlessly risk losing their business to unhealthy age-old leadership practices. Here are six of the different leadership styles we will tackle further in this article.

How to Grow Your Business With Thought Leadership Content

To put it simply, thought leaders are the go-to experts in their fields primarily because they are informed, opinion leaders. Thought leaders are the trusted sources and game-changers who have a dedicated following and have scaled their ideas and success beyond their niches— even reaching an entire ecosystem—through their platforms. Great “thought leaders” are known for their work primarily thanks to their accomplishments — oftentimes running a business already. Both aren’t mutually exclusive.

How to Establish and Solidify the Technical Leadership in Your Company

Asking for a hundred different opinions may get confusing, though. I wouldn’t advise you to ask an open-ended question on Quora, Stack Overflow, social media, email blasts, personal network, friends, and recommendations. Prepare that into multiple phases – half a dozen generic, high-end answers, sift through them, and narrow down your options, iterate with another group, expand upon or niche down even further. Best-case scenario, you source advice from people who would potentially work in your team if you scale enough.

Why Leadership Is More Important For a Technical Software Lead Job?

That’s a somewhat common requirement for larger technical organizations, some startups, and businesses employing 40–150 people. There are different reasons why it may be a good idea. Find them out in this article.

How to Stop Procrastinating: 14 Effective Leadership Strategies

When it comes to leadership, efficiency and consistency are integral to success. Fighting procrastination is one of the key goals while undergoing different training courses in relation to motivation, building discipline, productivity, or time management. Let’s dive deeper into the problem and uncover the possible steps to getting the job done (figuratively and literally).

22 Self-Improvement Areas for Effective Leadership

As a manager, you need to be an exemplary leader in order to help your organization grow. There are lots of leadership traits that define great managers. Most of them are hard to observe and investigate unless you know what you are looking for. In this piece, I will uncover some of the most important traits that we look for when hiring intrapreneurs and top talent internally, as well as the main areas to work on with individuals and managers for professional self-improvement across different organizations.

Leadership Development: How to Promote and Grow Your Management Team

Different leadership styles exist. Over time, serial entrepreneurs may morph between styles, depending on the organization they operate in, the rest of the senior management team, and the paradigms of work. What works in a creative digital agency won’t be applicable while running a factory. Here’s my own leadership development framework for developing your managers into independent leaders.

Relationship-Building Strategies for Leaders

Building a Culture of Trust

8 Key Tips for Creating a Positive Work Culture

Creating a positive work culture is a critical element in the success of any company. In fact, 94% of business executives and 88% of employees surveyed believe that a distinct corporate culture is critical to the success of a business. Your culture at work can have a huge impact on the performance of your employees and the overall goals of the company in terms of productivity, creativity, potential revenue, the value of the firm, and rate of growth

How to Build Trust and Loyalty as a Leader

Remember the old saying, “People don’t quit jobs, they quit managers.”? It’s similar when the people in charge are at fault. Highly motivated and enthusiastic people, or people who want to make a change, give up because they don’t feel their leadership sees the future in the best possible manner. That leadership does not take care of their interests or that leadership is not aligned with whatever the company promises.

How to Handle a Resignation by a Key Player on Your Team

Handling resignations can be a tough process especially when it’s the top employees who are leaving. Searching for the best replacement for that soon-to-be-vacant role is the most challenging part of the process. So, as much as possible, you want to prevent them from leaving and ensure that employee turnover remains acceptably low for your company.

How to Assemble a High-Performing Team

Having spent my last 11 years growing an agency, one of the factors we squeeze and optimize most frequently is performance. Agencies are a weird beast that gets scrutinized all the time. Unless you predominantly work with A-stars, you’re practically out of business in the context of an agency. But regardless of the business, you want to run, here are some of the main tips you need to consider when building a high-performance team.