MBA Arrogance and the Myth of Leadership

Business schools are best at teaching the competencies that business leaders need when performing their tasks. And at this point in time, they are probably rethinking what that means.

Go it Alone

This website has every chapter of Bruce's book available for free - Entrepreneur Bruce Judson explains that the conventional wisdom about starting your own business is stunningly wrong. Using the leverage of technology -- e-mail, the World Wide Web, and the remarkable array of off-the-shelf business services now available -- it is dramatically easier to start your own business. Magnified by these new services, it is also possible to create, for the first time, a highly focused business.

What is Cognitive Dissonance - conflict in your mind?

People tend to seek consistency in their beliefs and perceptions. So what happens when one of our beliefs conflicts with another previously held belief? The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the feelings of discomfort that result from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance. How exactly does cognitive dissonance work and how does it influence how we think and behave?

How To Build Self-Confidence

The more confident you are and the more experiences and opportunities you seek out, the more enjoyable your life will become. Fear and self-consciousness prevent many of us from attempting the things we really want to do in life. To be confident is to be truly engaged in the world, not to shy away from it. Here are some ways you can build your confidence.

16 Questions to Find out if you Got Confidence

At her workshops, best-selling author and communications strategist Sam Horn gives participants her “Got Confidence?” quiz. You can do the same at home. Simply open up a Word document or grab your journal to write down the answers. Take some time to answer these questions and reflect on your answers.

The Business of Self-Esteem

The legendary personal achievement philosopher Jim Rohn said, “Income seldom exceeds your personal development.” As businesspeople, we frequently become laser-focused on the bottom line and all it entails—marketing, sales, spreadsheets—and we ignore the most essential ingredient in our success: ourselves. If we aren’t bringing the right mindset to the table, material success is likely to be fleeting, as is well-being in our relationships, hobbies and health. If our sense of self-worth is integral to achieving—and sustaining—success, how much longer can we afford to overlook it?

How to Build Confidence

Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence. Yet everyone, from young people in their first real jobs to seasoned leaders in the upper ranks of organizations, have moments — or days, months, or even years — when they are unsure of their ability to tackle challenges. No one is immune to these bouts of insecurity at work, but they don’t have to hold you back.

How To Increase Self-Esteem And Success In Business

People with a healthy self-esteem perform at their best and treat others with respect, getting their best. All of us shut down when disrespected. He assures us that anyone can train themselves to get on track to stay on track.Organizational change expert Paul Meshanko's eight steps to help build business self-esteem, which support a broad range of attitudes and behaviors that are individually and organizationally beneficial to startups as well as mature companies

Women Entrepreneurs: “Turn Your Difference into an Advantage”

At the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the class Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Women began as a short seminar about a decade ago. Since then, it has been taken by hundreds of people, most of them women. Lecturer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist Fern Mandelbaum began teaching the class last year, and this year helped expand it into a full-quarter course. While she hopes to change the name — “Would you call a class Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Men?

The female advantage

Given the mixed evidence - and the need for much more research - some caution against taking the case for female leadership too far. Companies should not expect that simply putting more women in corner offices or on boards will automatically improve performance, Ferreira believes. He and others are wary of quotas, which have significant support in parts of Europe. Norway even has a law requiring that women constitute 40 percent of board members.