Tag Archives: Personal Qualities

Jason Roberts: "Old-Fashioned Values Are Key"

For folks just heading out into the workforce, there’s no shortage of advice – Blog! Tweet! Network! – and all of it makes sense. But Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College, thinks the old-fashioned values, like showing up on time and working hard, still count for a lot, too.

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Robert J. Allison: The Principles of Leadership Are Universal

The basic principles of leadership are universal, says Robert J. Allison, chair of the History Department at Suffolk University. Whether you’re leading a hike in the woods or a Fortune 500 company, he says, the essential question of leadership remains the same: will people follow you?

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Christina Kulich-Vamvakas: Leadership Is "Not About Leading a Charge"

Ask ten different people, you’ll get ten different ideas about what makes a leader truly great. To Christina Kulich-Vamvakas, lecturer in Government at Suffolk University, it’s the ability to listen, and to find consensus, that define effective leadership.

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Smaiyra Million: As Companies Grow, Leaders Face Different Challenges

Getting a start-up off the ground involves enormous challenges. But Smaiyra Million, a partner at Highland Consumer Partners, says that a whole new set of challenges lies in store for founders who manage to get their businesses into the "growth stage."

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Chris Colbert: Innovators Pick Courage Over Fear

Innovation, says Chris Colbert, director of programming at the Harvard Innovation Lab, is all about seizing opportunities and solving problems. Everyone can do that, he argues – provided they have the courage to see the world around them clearly.

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Leadership Mistakes to Avoid

Bad team chemistry and pervasive distrust – that’s the legacy of a bad team leader. Veteran businesspeople talk about the leadership mistakes they’ve witnessed, and how to avoid them.

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D. Quinn Mills: What Makes a Great Leader

D. Quinn Mills, professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, talks about the qualities that define a great leader – first and foremost, the ability to energize other people.

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Ann Chao: What I Look for In a New Hire

Ann Chao, CEO and co-founder of Sonation, Inc., a music technology company, talks about what she’s looking for when she’s hiring a new member of her team. Spoiler alert: it’s more than just technological savvy.

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