May, 2014

Lessons from the Frontlines of Entrepreneurship

Monday, May 19, 2014

I have distilled the most important lessons from my experience as an entrepreneur.

Develop EQ

To be a successful leader one needs high Emotional Intelligence. Having a high IQ and technical skills are necessary but not sufficient traits for leadership success. Emotional intelligence comprises of qualities such as:

  • Self-Awareness—a clear understanding of one’s strengths and weaknesses,
  • Self-Regulation—control of one’s emotions and ability to channel them to create a positive impact,
  • Motivation—achievement not just for external gain but for internal fulfillment,
  • Empathy—understanding of other peoples’ perspectives and feelings in making decisions, and
  • Social Skills—skillful management of relationships with other people. These qualities can be developed by self-awareness and reflection.

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Learn it Today, Use it Tomorrow: An Independent Study with Sears Holding Corporation

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Our mission at LFGSM is to provide the best business management education possible. Academically, we strive to set our students up with a broad knowledge base in the areas that are critical for today’s evolving business environment which, in turn, can be applied in a variety of professional settings. Often times, through programs like Global Focus and, most recently, a U.S.-based corporate partnership, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world scenarios requiring the application of the leadership, management and analytical skills acquired at LFGSM.

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How to Protect Your Privacy in a Digital World: 3 Tips for Social Managers

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Monday, May 05, 2014

The prevalence of social networks has had a cultural impact on the way we communicate and do business.  Since the introduction of social media, thought leaders have leveraged the communication tool to demonstrate expertise and authority in certain sectors and business niches.  This has also meant in the past that leaders risked sharing more personal information with their business audience.  We’ll discuss why it’s important to build your online authority and tips on keeping your professional and personal lives separate and safe online.

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