April, 2014

Can Introverts Be Effective Leaders in the Workplace?

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Many self-help books and corporate coaches extol the virtues of the extroverted personality as a desirable quality for business leaders. Bold, outspoken, and charismatic, the extrovert is the stereotypical CEO or board chair. However, recent studies and literature show that this may not necessarily be the only personality type capable of leadership. In fact, some studies suggest that up to 40% of executives have what could be called introverted personalities. Warren Buffett, Bill Gates,  and Google’s Larry Page are prominent examples of introverted leaders who have experienced great success.

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Do Entrepreneurs Really Think Differently?

Author: Barbara Siegel

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Are they risk takers?  Is an entrepreneur a non-conformist, creative thinker or leader?  If you answered “all of the above and more” you have an appreciation for the tremendous confidence, talent and resources that it takes to be a successful contemporary entrepreneur.

In a volatile global economy while most professionals are heading to the safety and opportunities of large corporations better able to weather fiscal adversities, the intrepid entrepreneur creates independent opportunity.  It is a high risk career path but for many, it is both rewarding and stimulating not just for the entrepreneur but also for the domestic economy.

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Returning to School As a Mature MBA Student

Author: Carolyn Brune

Friday, April 25, 2014

There are many reasons a person may consider going back to school after 40.  Most people decide to go back to finish or augment their current education when they have attained industry experience in an effort to improve their employment prospects. Some may have delayed the pursuit of focused career advancement to raise a family.   Students are returning to post-secondary education for personal and professional gratification, and to become more marketable in an ever increasingly competitive job market.

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